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Christopher Legg

Public Policy Scholar
Asia Program

Executive Director, International Monetary Fund; Senior Executive Officer, Australian Treasury.
Wilson Center Project(s):
“The Implications of the Global Financial Crisis for International Economic Governance”
Jan 07, 2013
Jun 30, 2013

Christopher Legg served on the Executive Board of the IMF from 2008 to 2012, representing the Asia and Pacific Constituency, in which the two largest countries are South Korea and Australia. In the course of a thirty year career with the Australian Government, he has previously served on the Board of the World Bank and held a number of senior positions in the Australian Treasury. He has a Masters in International Economics from the Australian National Universty and a Bachelor of Economics, with Honours, from Monash University.

Project Summary

The financial crisis that unfolded dramatically in 2008 and which since 2010 has manifested itself in the difficulties confronting the Euro Area, has posed significant challenges for international financial governance. The project will explore the response of the international community to the crisis, in particular the emergence of the G20 as the premier forum for global economic cooperation, and offer a practioner's perspective on the lessons to be learned from the experience of the last four years, and the implications for the future evolution of international financial governance arrangments and practice.

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