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The Future of the International Monetary Fund: A Canadian Perspective

CIGI-CIC Special Report
by: Bessma Momani, Debra Steger, Eric Helleiner, Thomas A. Bernes, Eric Santor, Randall Gemain, C. Scott Clark, Dane Rowlands, Robert Lavigne, Roy Culpepper, and James A. Haley
Published: September 29, 2009
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The CIGI/CIC Special Report on the future of the International Monetary Fund looks at the IMF’s role in the context of the global economic crisis and the new economic and financial governance architecture that is emerging.  The authors recognize that IMF reform is an ongoing process, and suggest that the Fund can and should be an integral part of reinvigorating the international financial system.  CIGI and the CIC brought together Canadian academics and policy experts to discuss how best to equip the IMF to contribute to the post-crisis world.  The report makes recommendations regarding the IMF’s role in the international financial system, governance of the IMF, and IMF functional reforms. It also suggests that the IMF’s members continue to ensure the organization can achieve its goals.

About the Authors

Bessma Momani is a CIGI senior fellow and associate professor at the University of Waterloo. Her research focuses on emerging economies in the Middle East.
Debra Steger, former CIGI Senior Fellow
Eric Helleiner, former CIGI Chair in International Political Economy
Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada.

Topics: Monetary Policy
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