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Nemat Shafik

Europe: Toward a More Perfect Union

Nemat Shafik | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business
Nemat Shafik

During the years that followed the euro's introduction, financial integration proceeded rapidly and markets and governments hailed it as a sign of success. But in fact, a lasting convergence in productivity did not materialize. So where do we stand, and what more is needed?

Debt in a Time of Protests

Nemat Shafik | Posted 12.16.2012 | Business
Nemat Shafik

As the world economy continues to struggle, people are taking to the streets by the thousands to protest painful cuts in public spending designed to reduce government debt and deficits. This fiscal fury is understandable.

More Diversity Will Help the IMF at Work

iMFdirect | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
iMFdirect

Nemat Shafik, who took over as IMF Deputy Managing Director in April, says she has been surprised by the vigor of internal policy debate at the IMF. "...

Strauss-Kahn's Arrest A 'Disaster' For IMF

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

What the arrest of International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn means for the global economy has only just begun to take shape. On Sat...