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Out Of The Box Thoughts About The International Financial Architecture

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Executive Summary

The Global Credit Crisis of 2008 - 09 has underscored the urgency of reforming the international financial architecture. While a number of short-term reforms are already in train, this paper contemplates more ambitious reforms of the international financial architecture that might be implemented over the next ten years. It proposes routinizing the expansion of IMF quotas and the conduct of exchange rate surveillance. It contemplates an expanded role for the SDR in international transactions, which would require someone - like the IMF - to act as market maker.

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