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Whatever it takes? The Global Financial Safety Net, Covid-19 and Developing Countries

24 September 2020

Open University International Development and Innovation Seminar
Presenter: Christina Laskaridis

Multilateral financial institutions have pledged to do whatever it takes to enable emerging market and developing countries to fill a $2.5 trillion financing gap to combat COVID-19 and subsequent economic crises. In a new article, co-written by Christina Laskaridis, a Lecturer in Economics at The Open University, a team of academics present new datasets to track the extent to which multilateral financial institutions are meeting these goals and conduct a preliminary assessment of progress to date.

Christina Laskaridis presented on this new article in an online webinar hosted by The Open University on 23 September. Christina works on the political economy of sovereign debt, International Organisations, and the history of economics. She was a Research Fellow at Duke University’s Center for the History of Political Economy and co-convenes The Politics of Economics seminar series at the University of Cambridge.

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