Tag Archives: Christine Lagarde

The Amartya Sen Lecture 2014 – LSE

Christine Lagarde is managing director at the International Monetary Fund. She was appointed in July 2011. A national of France, she was previously France’s finance minister from June 2007, and had also served as France’s minister for foreign trade. – … Continue reading

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Lagarde on debt ceiling, bank liquidity and paths to growth

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde talks to Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thomson Reuters Consumer News, about the challenges of regulatory arbitrage, the need to promote job-based economic growth and the dire dangers from the U.S. debt ceiling fight.   – ReutersTV … Continue reading

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Back to Wartime Debt Levels

The IMF’s World Economic Outlook is out with some great charts and we post one of them right here. Last week the Fund’s managing director,  Christine Lagarde, issued a chilling warning on the global debt overhang, Ms Lagrde had earlier … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: IMF Roundtable on the Global Economy

Excellent roundtable on the global economy: The Global Economy with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde; Anders Borg, Minister for Finance in the Swedish government; Christina Romer, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama administration; Duvvuri Subbarao, … Continue reading

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China Development Forum 2012: Christine Lagarde

From the International Monetary Fund website: Opening Ceremony, China Development Forum 2012 Guest Speech by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing Director Beijing, Sunday, March 18, 2012 As prepared for delivery Good morning. It is an absolute pleasure to be back in … Continue reading

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Charlie Rose: Christine Lagarde

Good interview with the IMF’s Christine Lagarde.  They discuss a wide range of topics, including the Greece debt swap, the two Super Marios of Europe, the “new Italian Renaissance,” and the future of the International Monetary Fund.  Well worth your … Continue reading

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Lagarde: The Trillion Dollar Woman and Best IMF Chief Ever?

We like this woman  We think she could be the best IMF Chief ever.    Stay tuned. Newsweek: In a dramatic speech in Berlin this week, the IMF chief warned that the world could soon face another Great Depression, calling for … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: Christine Lagarde

Christine Largarde’s interview with 60 minutes last night was very impressive.  She is a doer and contradicts the stereotypical “meet and discuss” (over nice lunches) do nothing Eurocrat. Not mentioned was that as an exchange student in the U.S. she … Continue reading

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Greece is the Word

The Greeks are starting to play hardball on their private sector debt swap warning the deal could crater if the 90 percent participation is not met.  We think there are other reasons why it is trouble. According to various news … Continue reading

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The New (La)Garde at the IMF?

That’s our bet.    Also check out the WashPost piece, Why Christine Lagarde should run the IMF.    (click here if video is not observable)

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