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Book Launch Invitiation: Tearing Down Walls: The International Monetary Fund, 1990-1999
Tearing Down Walls: The International Monetary Fund, 1990 –1999
by James Boughton
Please join the author and panelists for a discussion to launch the recently published Tearing Down Walls: The International Monetary Fund, 1990–1999.
Date: May 3, 2012
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Venue: HQ2, Conference Hall 1 (HQ2-01A-820), 1919 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC
RSVP: Acceptances only. Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by sending an email by May 2nd to Publications@imf.org with the following details: full name, affiliation, and daytime phone number with “Book Event” in the subject line. (Guests will need to present a photo ID to enter the building. IMF, IFC, and World Bank personnel need only their ID cards to enter.)
David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director (International Monetary Fund)
Harold James (Princeton University)
Simon Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Moisés Naím (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)
James Boughton (IMF Historian)
Jointly sponsored by the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department (SPR) and the External Relations Department (EXR) of the IMF.
This volume – the fifth in a series of histories of the International Monetary Fund – examines the 1990s, a tumultuous decade in which the IMF faced difficult challenges and took on new and expanded roles. Among these were assisting countries that had long operated under central planning to manage transitions toward market economies, helping countries in financial crisis after sudden loss of support from private financial markets, adapting surveillance to reflect the growing acceptance of international standards for economic and financial policies, helping low-income countries grow and begin to eradicate poverty while staying within its mandate as a monetary institution, and providing adequate financial assistance to members in an age of limited official resources. The IMF's successes and setbacks in facing these challenges provide valuable lessons for an uncertain future.
This event is open to the public. For more information about the event and how to obtain a copy of the book, please visit http://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/bforums/2012/050312.htm.