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John Lipsky

John Lipsky is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the School of Advanced International Studies, and Chair of the Global Agenda Council on International Monetary Systems.

Lipsky served as the First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF until 2011. He was previously Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan investment bank. Lipsky earlier was JPMorgan’s Chief Economist, and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Chief Economist and Director of Research. He spent a decade at the IMF in the 1970s and 1980s, helping to manage the Fund’s exchange rate surveillance procedure and to analyze developments in international capital markets.

Entries by John Lipsky

Diminishing Confidence in Economic Policies

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2014 | 9:03 AM

It's pretty clear that people have lost confidence in current economic policies -- you only have to look at the dearth of new investment and the weak re-employment rates in virtually all developed economies post-crisis to see that. So it's not surprising that 10 percent of respondents to the Survey...

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2011: A Pivotal Year for Global Cooperation

(3) Comments | Posted January 5, 2011 | 8:33 AM

2011 represents a pivotal year for the global economic recovery and for international policy cooperation--as well as for the role of the Fund in addressing these two principal challenges.

With the crisis of 2008-09 receding, and following the unprecedented efforts expended in 2010 developing the outlines of a new,...

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Macro-Prudential Policies: Putting the 'Big Picture' into Financial Sector Regulation

(1) Comments | Posted October 22, 2010 | 3:58 PM

The devastating impact of the global financial crisis created a consensus that pre-crisis financial regulation didn't take the "big picture" of the system as a whole sufficiently into account and, as a result, supervisors in many markets "missed the forest for the trees." In other words, they did not take...

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Forewarned Is Forearmed: How the Early Warning Exercise Expands the IMF's Surveillance Toolkit

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2010 | 3:03 PM

"Never again can we let ourselves be caught unprepared by an economic and financial crisis of such global magnitude." This was the spirit in which G-20 Finance Ministers in late 2008 tasked the IMF and the newly-formed Financial Stability Board to jointly develop an Early Warning Exercise (EWE), to be...

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There's More to Do on Financial Sector Tax

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 5:40 PM

Although the mood among delegates here in Davos is more upbeat than it was one year ago during the crisis, people still have concerns about the resilience of the economic recovery.

In its latest world economic outlook, released just ahead of the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos,...

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