Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F.

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Christine Lagarde has been head of the I.M.F. since 2011. She has emphasized climate change, inequality, and helping those hurt by free trade. (Ryan Rayburn/IMF Photo)

Season 7, Episode 24

This week on Freakonomics Radio: The International Monetary Fund has long been the “lender of last resort” for economies in crisis. Christine Lagarde, who runs the institution, would like to prevent those crises from ever happening. She tells us her plans.

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “Not Your Grandmother’s I.M.F.” and “Why Uber Is an Economist’s Dream.”

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