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Notes On The Crises Podcast #3: Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima and Chris Marsh on the IMF in Argentina… Again

Notes On The Crises Podcast #3: Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima and Chris Marsh on the IMF in Argentina… Again

March 2, 2022

In our third episode Nathan spoke to Karina Patricio Ferreira Lima, a law professor at the University of Leeds, and Chris Marsh, a macroeconomist at Exante Data, about their paper questioning the legality of the International Monetary Fund’s 2018 program in Argentina. The interview runs through the important background history to the IMF’s most recent Argentine program, the questionable changes which have been made to the IMF’s operating procedures in the past few decades and the legal constraints which are supposed to exist for IMF programs. Our guests went on to explain the specifics of the 2018 stand-by arrangement with the IMF and the reasons they think this program was particularly egregious economically, to the point of being illegal. Finally, we discussed the limited legal recourse Argentina has to challenge the legality of an IMF program and the implications all this has for the IMF’s Coronavirus response. This interview was recorded before the recent Ukraine crisis, but has obvious implications there too.

 

You can find their paper here. You can follow Professor Lima here and Chris Marsh here

 

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Notes On The Crises Podcast #2: Adam Tooze Talks Shutdown

Notes On The Crises Podcast #2: Adam Tooze Talks Shutdown

December 9, 2021

Notes On The Crises Podcast #2: Adam Tooze Talks Shutdown

On this month’s episode Nathan talked to Adam Tooze, history professor at Columbia University, about his new book Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World's Economy. Nathan and Adam wound the clock back to January 2020 to talk about what the world looked like then and the bizarre series of responses- or non-responses- to the coming Coronavirus crisis coming into March of 2020. Then they talked about the first events that really woke the public, and policymakers, up about what was coming and the ad-hoc policy response in March and April in the United States and Europe. From there they turned to how the response looked globally and the successes many- but not all- countries in Asia, South America and Africa had in responding to the crisis. Finally, they meditated on the failure of coordinating an international response and the reprehensible neglect of foreign-denominated debt relief and financial support to those countries unable to weather the financial fallout from the global pandemic depression.

Find Shutdown here, and wherever books are sold. Find Professor Tooze’s newsletter here. 

 

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Notes on the Crises Podcast #1: Joe Weisenthal on Supply Chains

Notes on the Crises Podcast #1: Joe Weisenthal on Supply Chains

November 3, 2021

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On the first episode of the new Notes on the Crises Podcast, Nathan talked to Joe Weisenthal. Joe is a Bloomberg journalist, co-host of the Odd Lots podcast and co-manager of the Odd Lots blog. They talked about all things supply chains. Joe has been interviewing various experts about every component of global supply chains for the past six months, and offers our listeners a fresh perspective about what’s going on with shipping, freight and logistics worldwide. 

 

This episode explores the impact the Great Financial Crisis had on supply chains. Nathan and Joe talk through the implications of the global crisis both for labor conditions in the supply chain (particularly trucking), and climate change. From the big picture, down to the specifics of what’s going wrong specifically with the Ports, Trucking, and Rail. 

 

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