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Timothy Geithner
Published Date:
October 2017
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    The Per Jacobson Lecture

    Are We Safer? The Case for Strengthening the Bagehot Arsenal

    Timothy F. Geithner

    Washington, D.C.

    Saturday, October 8, 2016

    Per Jacobsson Foundation

    Are We Safer? The Case for Strengthening the Bagehot Arsenal

    Timothy F. Geithner

    Per Jacobsson Foundation 2016

    ISSN 0252-3108

    Editor: Michael Harrup

    Cover Design and Production: IMF Multimedia Services

    Composition: Apex CoVantage

    The Per Jacobsson lectures are available on the Internet at www.perjacobsson.org, which also includes further information on the Foundation. Copies of the Per Jacobsson lectures may be acquired without charge from the Secretary.

    Foreword

    The second of the two 2016 Per Jacobsson Lectures, “Are We Safer? The Case for Strengthening the Bagehot Arsenal,” was delivered by Warburg Pincus President Timothy F. Geithner, former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and President of the New York Federal Reserve, on Saturday, October 8, in the atrium of the IMF Headquarters 1 Building. The lecture was presented as part of the 2016 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. It was introduced by the Chairman of the Foundation’s Board of Directors, Guillermo Ortiz.

    The Per Jacobsson Foundation was established in 1964 to commemorate the work of Per Jacobsson (1894–1963) as a statesman in international monetary affairs. Per Jacobsson was the third Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (1956–63) and had earlier served as the Economic Adviser of the Bank for International Settlements (1931–56). Per Jacobsson Foundation lectures and contributions to symposia are expressions of personal views and intended to be substantial contributions to the field in which Per Jacobsson worked. They are distributed free of charge by the Foundation. Further information about the Foundation may be obtained from the Secretary of the Foundation or may be found on the Foundation’s website (www.perjacobsson.org).

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