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David Lipton

A Fresh Look at Globalization

David Lipton | Posted 06.27.2016 | World
David Lipton

Surely, it is too soon to understand all the ramifications of the British referendum. But at the same time, today is surely a good day to make the case for multilateralism.

The Case for Reforming the Price of Water

David Lipton | Posted 03.22.2016 | Business
David Lipton

One of the first things most students of economics learn is the diamond and water paradox. How can it be that water is free even though life cannot exist without it, while diamonds are expensive although no one dies for lack of diamonds?

Why the Current Thinking on Income Inequality Is Wrong

Keosha Varela | Posted 07.28.2014 | World
Keosha Varela

The International Monetary Fund's First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton recently spoke about the global economy at the Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. We sat down with Lipton before the Washington Ideas Roundtables Series event, where he discussed income inequality and his big idea for addressing it at an international level.

For Your Eyes Only: Three Jobs Not to Defer in 2013

David Lipton | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business
David Lipton

With the New Year, we all hope to put the global financial crisis behind us. We also need to do more to secure our future. Beyond our current economi...

Middle East and North Africa Face Historic Crossroads

David Lipton | Posted 01.27.2013 | Business
David Lipton

Almost two years since the Arab Awakening started, the future of the Middle East and North Africa is in a flux, with fledgling democracies struggling to find their way and renewed outbreaks of violence adding to the challenges the region is facing.

There's A Threat To The Global Economy 'Right In Front Of Us'

Reuters | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

MEXICO CITY, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund flagged higher oil prices as a rising threat to the global economy on Friday, urging...

Dan Froomkin

Voters Who Lost Faith In Dodd Wouldn't Trust Obama's Economics Team Either | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Chris Dodd announced last week that he is relinquishing his office. He didn't really have much choice -- the voters of Connecticut were prepar...

Should White House Employees Keep Their Bailout Bonuses?

New York Times | Charles Savage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The hot-button issue of year-end bonuses from firms that took bailout money may not just be a headache for Wall Street. It could also become a White H...