International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
In the past, few economists looked closely at the links between financial markets and poverty. But that relationship is now increasingly important in the policy prescriptions of the IMF and other financial institutions. The IMF Survey met with Vassili Prokopenko, an Economist in the IMF’s Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department, and Paul Holden, Director of the Enterprise Research Institute in Washington, to discuss their Working Paper, Financial Development and Poverty Alleviation.