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Backstory: The IMF

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The hunt is on for a new head of the International Monetary Fund as the organization still tries to manage both global economic troubles and sovereign debt crises. On today’s first Backstory segment, we’ll take a look at the history of the IMF, criticisms of it, and its difficult tasks in today’s economic climate. We’ll be joined by Simon Johnson, Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT and former Chief Economist for the IMF.

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Simon Johnson

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Patrick from Bronx

The leadership of the IMF usually goes to a European, and the the leadership of the World Bank usually goes to an American. Countries like the BRICs and others are currently becoming more prominent. Do you think for now, however, things should stay this way at the IMF?

May. 26 2011 10:41 AM

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