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Edwin M. Truman


Areas of Expertise

  • IMF
  • International Finance
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds

Edwin M. Truman

New York Times
As Oil Prices Go, So Go Financial Markets?
October 23, 2015

Huffington Post
Congress Is Holding The Debt Ceiling Hostage Yet Again. Here's Why That's Still Scary
October 22, 2015

Why China is Selling our Treasury Bonds
October 13, 2015

China Begins to Disclose Reserves Portfolio to IMF
October 1, 2015

C-SPAN's Washington Journal
The International Monetary Fund
Video | May 19, 2014
Edwin M. Truman joins C-SPAN's Washington Journal to discuss the history of the International Monetary Fund and its role in solving financial crises.

Northeast Public Radio (WAMC)
Alan Chartock in Conversation with Ted Truman
Audio | July 25, 2013
Edwin M. Truman joins Alan Chartock for an in-depth conversation touching on his career, how the Federal Reserve operates, and China's financial interests in the United States.

International Monetary Fund
IMF-Chatham House Seminar: The Liberalization and Management of Capital Flows
Video | April 18, 2013
Edwin Truman is a discussant on the second panel of this seminar on the liberalization and management of capital flows. The second session begins at the 55:20 mark.

New York Times
Editorial—Strengthening the IMF
March 29, 2013
The New York Times's editorial board cites Edwin M. Truman's Policy Brief while calling upon Congress to strengthen the IMF's governance and bolster its resources.

World Politics Review
Global Inside: IMF Constituency Changes Don't Go Far Enough
Article | October 24, 2012
Edwin M. Truman characterizes the reshuffling of the constituencies that elect IMF board members as "small, slow and largely cosmetic," as the Europeans have managed to retain overrepresentation.

Can Inflation Kickstart the Economy Without Killing It?
November 21, 2011

International Monetary Fund
IMF Book Discussion Event with Barry Eichengreen
Video | October 19, 2011
Edwin M. Truman participates in an IMF discussion of Barry Eichengreen's latest book, Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System.

CNBC's Kudlow Report
Will Italy Default?
Video | August 4, 2011
Former US Treasury officials Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute; David Malpass,; and Charles Dallara, Institute of International Finance, discuss the threat of Italian bankruptcy with Larry Kudlow.

No US Debt Deal Could Mean Chaos for Markets
Video | August 1, 2011
Reuters interviews Edwin M. Truman on what might happen if a deal on the US debt ceiling is not met by August 2. Truman says that as US securities form the basis of many financial transactions, a failure to pass a debt deal will tend complicate the financial markets, increasing uncertainty and costs in unpredictable ways and increasing the potential for mistakes to be made.

Lagarde as IMF Head Not a Done Deal Yet
Video | June 9, 2011
Edwin M. Truman tells CNBC that although Christian Lagarde is the front-runner for IMF's top job, it is not set that she will ultimately get the job because no country outside Europe has signed up for her candidacy.

The European Institute
What DSK Meant to IMF
Interview transcript | May 25, 2011
European Affairs interviews Edwin M. Truman on what Dominique Strauss-Kahn contributed to the International Monetary Fund.

The Diane Rehm Show
Gold and the Federal Debt
Audio | May 17, 2011
As the United States hits its debt limit, and the debate over whether or not to raise it continues, a small group of economists have suggested selling off US gold assets as one way to lower the debt. Diane Rehm interviews Edwin M. Truman, PIIE; Neil Irwin, Washington Post; David Smick, International Economy; and Lewis Lehrman, Lehrman Institute, about the rising price of gold and how it could impact the budget debate.

Wall Street Journal
Experts Shine Light on World’s Currencies
Video | February 23, 2011
The Wall Street Journal's David Wessel interviews Edwin M. Truman, Joseph E. Gagnon, and Eswar Prasad about the major issues facing currencies and the global economy in this video.