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For Simon Johnson's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Feb 24, 2010

The IMF to Greece's rescue?

WASHINGTON — Traditionally “you should go to the IMF” was not something you would say to friendly neighbors and close allies. Over the past few decades, the International Monetary Fund became associated with excessive fiscal austerity, extreme political insensitivity, and — since the Asian ...

Feb 5, 2008

Dealing with the risks to global growth

WASHINGTON — Everyone wants economic stability, and many are reluctant to abandon today what gave them stability yesterday. But trying to obtain stability from rigidity is illusory. The stability of the international financial system today depends on the willingness of countries with rigid exchange ...