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Has the IMF made mistakes in Greece?

Saturday, July 4, 2015
John Kehoe
Reuters (Athens)
A provocative question is being whispered inside the International Monetary Fund's headquarters in Washington and furiously debated in international economy policy circles.

A 'canary in the coal mine' for Arctic development

Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Marie-Danielle Smith
Embassy
CIGI Senior Fellow John Higginbotham comments on the Canadian government reviewing a proposal that could set the tone for how it handles foreign investment and development in the North moving forward.

国际社会高度评价亚投行协定签署

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
记者曾德金、张小军、李震、包雪琳、江宇娟、高攀、安江
Xinhua
CIGI Director of the Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi comments on an Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, in this Mandarin article.

Argentina's Lessons for Greece?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
BBC Newshour Extra
CIGI Senior Fellow Paul Blustein participates on a panel of financial experts to discuss the lessons to be learned from Argentina's default experience. Paul's clips begin at 17:50.

What can Greece learn from Argentina's default experience?

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Owen Bennett-Jones
BBC News
CIGI Senior Fellow Paul Blustein contributes to a discussion on the lessons that could be learned from Argentina's default experience. This article is based on a panel discussion hosted by BBC's Newshour Extra programme.

Greek default poses new challenge to IMF credibility

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Jeremy Tordjman
Agence France-Presse
Nobody in the halls of the International Monetary Fund in Washington has any illusion: Greece is going to default Tuesday, delivering a new blow to the global crisis bank's credibility. CIGI Director of the Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi comments on Greece's debt repayment in this AFP article.

Despite Lagarde's initial reluctance, IMF on the hook for Greece

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Anna Yukhananov
Reuters
As French Finance Minister in 2010, Christine Lagarde opposed the involvement of the International Monetary Fund in Greece. Now as the country stands on the edge of defaulting on a 1.6 billion euro ($1.8 billion) payment to the Fund, Lagarde's tenure at the head of the IMF since 2011 will be shaped by Greece, which holds a referendum on Sunday that could pave the way to its exit from the euro. CIGI Director of the Global Economy Program Domenico Lombardi comments on the IMF's involvement in debt crises.

The Greek Lesson: Never Underestimate The Ability Of Politicians To Screw Up

Monday, June 29, 2015
Forbes
As we survey the bombed out rubble of the Greek economy this morning we should consider the major lesson of it to us all: We should never underestimate the ability of politicians to entirely screw up any- and every- thing. It’s true that they don’t always do this, that’s not the point which is being made. It is that they do have their hands on the reins of power and that reign can indeed lead to the most almighty gaffes. As we’re seeing. The probably sensible answer to this is to not allow the politicians to have very much power thus reducing the areas of life they can potentially mess up.

Greece's financial future uncertain

Monday, June 29, 2015
CTV News Channel
CIGI Senior Fellow and former historian for the IMF James Boughton agrees with analysts that a Greek default is almost certain but says that rather than just asking for payment, the underlying cause of unemployment in Greece needs serious attention.

The cradle of democracy has betrayed its principles

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Ben Wright
The Telegraph
The Telegraph's Ben Wright quotes a tweet from CIGI Distinguished Fellow Carl Bildt in his article on the Greek referendum.

Path to Grexit tragedy paved by political incompetence

Sunday, June 28, 2015
The Conversation
Since our last episode, the crisis in Greece has escalated further. Negotiations between the government and its creditors collapsed over the weekend, and restrictions on bank withdrawals will now follow.

Let’s start our rollback from the eurozone

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Brian Lucey
Irish Examiner
CIGI Senior Fellow Barry Eichengreen is cited in this Irish Examiner article on the eurozone.
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