John Lipsky, acting managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivered the tenth annual Niarchos Lecture, entitled "Global Recovery and Global Cooperation: The Challenges Ahead," on May 19, 2011. At a time when the role of the IMF has never been more important, and when the G-20 summits and its own governance structure have given it unprecedented responsibilities, Lipsky shared the lessons from this crucial period of world economic history and his vision for the future.
John Lipsky has been first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund since 2006. Previously, he was vice chairman of the JP Morgan Investment Bank and chief economist at JP Morgan, Chase Manhattan, and Salomon Brothers. Dr. Lipsky spent a decade at the IMF before those assignments after receiving his PhD in economics from Stanford.