Oct

05

2021

05

Oct

2021

Online

IMF Surcharges: A Necessary Tool or Counter-Productive Obstacle to a Just and Green Recovery?

Online

Oct 05, 2021

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (GMT-5)

Host:

Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), the Bretton Woods Project, Eurodad, Erlassjahr.de, and Boston University's Global Development Poverty Center

Surcharges have become the IMF's largest source of revenue and have added billions to the debt of states struggling to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic. This session will explore whether they are necessary or, as some states claim, discriminatory and at odds with the IMF's stated objective of assisting member countries to protect the most vulnerable and pursue an inclusive and sustainable recovery.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR), the Bretton Woods Project, Eurodad, Erlassjahr.de, and Boston University's Global Development Poverty Center.

In English

 

En español

Moderator:

  • Marilou Uy, Director of the G24

Panelists:

  • Jayati Ghosh, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Mark Weisbrot, co-Director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research
  • Martín Abeles, Director of ECLAC/CEPAL Buenos Aires Office
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University

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