Ben Clift Interviewed by the New Books Network About Latest Monograph on the IMF
Ben Clift has recently been interviewed by the New Books Network about his latest monograph on the IMF.
A podcast of Ben's interview is available here:- http://newbooksnetwork.com/ben-clift-the-imf-and-the-politics-of-austerity-in-the-wake-of-the-global-financial-crisis-by-ben-clift-oxford-up-2018/
The IMF and the Politics of Austerity in the Wake of the Global Financial Crisis by Ben Clift (Oxford University Press, 2018) provides the first comprehensive analysis of major shifts in IMF fiscal policy thinking as a consequence of the great financial crisis and the Eurozone debt crisis. It widely presents the IMF’s role in the politics of austerity. The book also offers an innovative theory specifying four mechanisms of IMF ideational change – reconciliation, operationalization, corroboration, and authoritative recognition. It combines in-depth content analysis of the Fund’s vast intellectual production with extensive interviews with IMF economists and management.