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World Thinkers 2014: Christine Lagarde

Economist, France

By Prospect Team  

Lagarde is the first woman to lead the International Monetary Fund. Before taking the job, she was Finance Minister in the government of the then French president Nicolas Sarkozy. As head of the IMF, Lagarde has had to help to steer the Eurozone countries through the debt crisis. In December 2013, she warned that it be “premature to declare victory” in that crisis and that European governments may have to replace austerity policies with fiscal stimulus if they are not to do lasting damage to their economies.

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