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Sweden’s Approach to Bank Resolution: Have We Learned the Right Lessons?

2017-04-15T14:54:25-04:00August 11, 2009|

By Ajai Chopra

Resolving any financial crisis is no easy matter. Resolving the ongoing international crisis—with many institutions, countries, and regulators involved—is unusually challenging, both intellectually and in terms of practical policymaking.

Progress has been made thanks to the slew of measures adopted by global policymakers. But a stabilized patient is not a cured patient, particularly when stabilization largely reflects significant shifts of risk from the private financial sector to the public sector. And the early reappearance of practices thought to have played a part in fueling the crisis—sizeable bonuses, for example—is troubling.


Miguel Segoviano

2021-01-14T09:57:43-05:00December 9, 2020|

Miguel Segoviano is Denmark Mission Chief and co-leader of the financial sector analytical working group of the IMF’s European Department. He has over 18 years of experience in the international public and private sectors in various countries, focusing on macroeconomic and financial stability policy and developing quantitative methodologies for assessments of financial stability, systemic and institutional risks and macro-financial linkages with a focus on the use of quantitative measures for policy-making. Miguel has worked at the IMF for 13 years and has been responsible for stress testing and quantitative systemic risk assessments in major Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAPs), including the U.S., U.K., Canada, Mexico, Denmark, and Switzerland. He has contributed to various IMF Global Financial Stability Reports (GFSRs), and has led technical cooperation and assistance projects with central banks in Germany, France, Italy, Norway, Sweden, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, Israel, Ireland, Chile, and the European Central Bank.

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Emerging from the Great Lockdown in Asia and Europe

2020-05-27T19:37:24-04:00May 12, 2020|

By Changyong Rhee and Poul M. Thomsen

عربي中文, Español, Français, 日本語, Português, Русский

Several countries in Asia and Europe, where the COVID-19 outbreak appears to have peaked, are gradually reopening their economies. Without a vaccine or effective treatment, policymakers will be balancing the benefits of resuming economic activity against the potential cost of another increase in infection rates. (more…)

Fiscal Policies For Women’s Economic Empowerment

2020-02-19T15:04:00-05:00February 18, 2020|

By Stefania Fabrizio, Daniel Gurara and Lisa Kolovich

Making sure that opportunities to enter the workforce are fair and rewarding for women benefits everyone. Yet, the average female workforce participation rate across countries is still 20 percentage points lower than the male rate, largely because gender gaps in wages and access to opportunities, such as education, stubbornly persist. (more…)

Liliana Schumacher

2020-02-05T12:53:17-05:00February 4, 2020|

Liliana Schumacher is a senior economist with the IMF. She has written extensively on topics related to financial stability, bank runs, bank performance and stress testing. Her papers were published as IMF working papers and by peer-reviewed economic and finance journals. She has led the Guatemala, Paraguay, Kosovo and Armenia FSAPs and acted as deputy in past Singapore, Sweden and Spain and Latvia FSAPs. She has also been the stress tester in many FSAPs. Before joining the IMF, she was assistant professor of International Business at George Washington University. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago.

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