As iMFdirect looks back at two years since our blog on global economics was launched in August 2009, we've compiled a list of the posts that have drawn the most attention.
As G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors gather in Paris this weekend, their meeting—the first ministerial level meeting of France’s G-20 presidency—comes at a critical juncture, critical for the global economy, with tensions and risks emerging that require strong policy responses, and critical for ensuring actions on international policy cooperation and reform. So, with all eyes turning to Paris, here is some recommended reading for G-20 watchers.
John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, looks at the year ahead and says 2011 represents a pivotal time for global economic recovery and for international policy cooperation—as well as for the role of the Fund in addressing these two principal challenges.
In an interview from Davos, Switzerland, the IMF’s First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky says that although the mood among delegates is more upbeat than it was one year ago, people still have concerns about the resilience of the economic recovery.
IMF First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky discusses the need for financial sector reform following the global financial crisis, and addresses the Fund’s role in assessing options for a financial sector tax to help pay for the costs of the crisis and improve systemic stability.