The International Monetary Fund is adding visual context to the data it generates to help students to understand complex current issues while searching for the solution.
Confronting Crisis (animated history of IMF’s multilateralism)
Examples of this content include:
The Fed just raised interest rates - what does that mean?
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Julie Delahanty on Gender-Conscious Budgets
January 05, 2017
Julie Delahanty, Oxfam Canada (photo: Women’s Executive Network).
Julie Delahanty has done extensive work on the disenfranchisement of women due to the lack of equal opportunity. Delahanty is the Executive Director of Oxfam Canada, and joined a panel discussion during the IMF conference on Reducing the Gender Gap. In this podcast, Delahanty says vulnerable women are the most negatively affected by rising inequality.
Julie Delahanty, Executive Director of Oxfam Canada
Douglas Irwin on Trade: Reality vs Perception
December 19, 2016
Douglas Irwin, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in Social Sciences, Department of Economics at Dartmouth College (El Pais Photos/Newscom).
Who benefits from free trade and who doesn’t? The realities don’t always match people’s perceptions. In this podcast, economist and free trade expert Douglas Irwin addresses some of the controversies. Irwin participated in a seminar entitled Making Trade an Engine of Growth for All at this year’s IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings.
Douglas Irwin, John Sloan Dickey Third Century Professor in Social Sciences in the Department of Economics at Dartmouth College
Ravi Kanbur: Political Dimensions of Data and Statistics
December 09, 2016
Ravi Kanbur delivering keynote speech at Fourth IMF Statistical Forum, November 2016 (IMF photo)
Ravi Kanbur says statistics are fundamentally political in nature and in import. Kanbur is Professor of Economics at Cornell University and gave the keynote speech at the Fourth IMF Statistical forum on Statistics for Inclusive Growth, held in November 2016. In this podcast, Kanbur says data doesn’t always reflect the reality on the ground when it comes to poverty and inequality.
Ravi Kanbur, T. H. Lee Professor of World Affairs and Professor of Economics at Cornell University
Harold James on Globalization: New Concept Old Reality
November 30, 2016
Immigrants arriving at Ellis Island, New York, in the early 20th century.
Globalization is a recent term, but the internationalization of markets, people, ideas, and cultures is nothing new. In this podcast, IMF historian Harold James, talks about how the past might help guide us into the future. James is Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University, and author of New Concept Old Reality published in the December 2016 edition of Finance and Development magazine.
Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and IMF Historian
The IMF Statistics department launched a new e-learning series about government finance statistics. There are 15 videos. The above link is to a playlist on YouTube.