On May 6, CIGI Senior Fellow James M. Boughton will be speaking at the University of Oxford on "The IMF and bank creditors: Who's in charge when a country can't pay?" as part of this term's programme on the Political Economy of Financial Markets at the European Studies Centre. The following day, he will also be participating in a roundtable discussion, "Stabilizing an unstable world: Is there a better future for international finance?" The roundtable will be chaired by Max Watson, St Antony's College, Oxford.
The programme on the Policial Economy of Financial Markets, directed by Max Watson, is designed to foster macroeconomic and financial research. The programme is housed in the European Studies Centre of St Antony's College and is affiliated with the Centre for International Studies in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.
James M. Boughton is a CIGI senior fellow. He is a former historian of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a role he held from 1992 to 2012. From 2001 to 2010, he also served as assistant director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department at the IMF. At CIGI, James’s research focuses on the evolution of Canada’s role in international governance since the 1940s and the potential for further evolution in the near future.