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Sun 19 Dec 2010 17:00 BBC Radio 4

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First broadcast:
Tuesday 14 December 2010

In the past two years the International Monetary Fund has come out of the shadows to play a key role in efforts to fix the global financial crisis. Governments say they want it to fix the global economy as well. But what do the staff inside this institution in Washington really think about their work? And are they up to the job? The BBC Economics Editor, Stephanie Flanders has had an exclusive opportunity to find out.

Producer: Neil Koenig.

  • Stephanomics


    Is the International Monetary Fund up to the job of fixing the global economy? That's the question I've been thinking about for a radio documentary which will be broadcast on Radio 4 on Tuesday evening.

    Read Stephanie Flanders' blog on the BBC news website
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    The Economist's New Clothes

    For Radio 4's Analysis programme, Stephanie Flanders asks whether the near collapse of the global financial system exposes the failures of 30 years of economic thinking.

    Listen to this edition of Analysis


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