Hosted by American Enterprise Institute.
The recent G20 meeting of global leaders put the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at center stage in fighting the global economic crisis. This follows long-standing calls for a rebalancing of power within the IMF and a rethinking of its role. This second event in the AEI series discussing global economic architecture will feature a keynote address by John Lipsky, the IMF's second in command, followed by two panels exploring how the IMF needs to be reformed to make it more relevant in today's changed global economy. Participants will also examine the role that the IMF might play in helping resolve the crisis.
Serving on the panels will be Timothy D. Adams, who served as under secretary of the treasury for international affairs in the George W. Bush administration; Desmond Lachman, an AEI scholar who served as the deputy director in the IMF’s Policy and Review Department; AEI’s Adam Lerrick, an expert in finding solutions to the large-scale financing needs of major governments and multilateral borrowers; Zanny Minton-Beddoes, economics editor at The Economist; Alberto R. Musalem, who, while at the World Bank, advised many countries on pension and life insurance and the tax treatment of financial instruments; Eswar Prasad, former chief of the Financial Studies Division at the IMF; Brad W. Setser, who worked extensively on U.S. policy toward the IMF while he was at the U.S. Department of the Treasury; and James R. Vreeland, an associate professor of international relations whose research is most known for its treatment of international institutions, particularly the IMF. AEI’s Philip I. Levy and Vincent R. Reinhart will moderate.
Added by insideronline on April 20, 2009