IMF Reform: The Unfinished Agenda


October 3, 2018, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
PIIE Webcast, Washington, DC

Event Summary

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) held the Washington launch of the Geneva Report on “IMF Reform: The Unfinished Agenda” on October 3, 2018. A coauthor of the report, José De Gregorio, nonresident senior fellow at the Institute and dean of the School of Economics and Business at the University of Chile, discussed the report’s findings. Olivier Blanchard, the C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow at the Institute and former chief economist of the IMF, chaired the event and provided his own insights during the discussion panel.

Twenty years ago, the four authors of the first Geneva Report on the world economy—José De Gregorio, Barry Eichengreen, Takatoshi Ito, and Charles Wyplosz—examined the future of the IMF. In this new report in the series, the same group of authors review the changes in the global economy and the IMF over this two-decade interval, and flag concerns about formidable new challenges.

De Gregorio has been a nonresident senior fellow at the Institute since March 2014. He was governor of the Central Bank of Chile from 2007 until 2011. Before that he was vice-governor from 2003 and a member of the bank's board from 2001. During 2000 and 2001, De Gregorio was minister of the combined portfolios of economy, mining, and energy in Chile.