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Vito Tanzi

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Vito Tanzi has an MA (1963) and PhD (1967) in Economics from Harvard University
1967-1974    Professor and Chair (1970-73), Economics Department, American University
1974-1981    Chief, Tax Policy Division, International Monetary Fund.
1981-2000    Director, Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund.
1990-1994    President of the International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF).
2000-2001    Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
2001-2003    State Secretary for Economy and Finance in the Italian   Government,
2003-2007    Senior consultant to the Inter-American Development Bank.
2007- on       Non affiliated economist, engaged  mainly in research and writing.

Awards and Honorary Degrees
Honorary President, International Institute of Public Finance.
Commendatore della Repubblica Italiana.
Recipient of many awards,
Honorary degrees from the University of Cordoba (Argentina), the University of Liege (Belgium), the University of Torino (Italy), the University of Lisbon (Portugal), and the University of Bari (Italy).
An “effect” in economics (the “Tanzi effect”) named after him.

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The G20 and the coordination of economic policies

In recent decades economists have been calling for more coordination of the countries’ macroeconomic policies. Some institutions, and especially the IMF, are formally charged with, or are expected to facilitate and promote, this coordination and some issues are analyzed and discussed within the IMF. At particular times countries have been asked to coordinate their fiscal […]

By: Vito Tanzi Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 5, 2010
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The G20 and the coordination of economic policies

In recent decades economists have been calling for more coordination of the countries’ macroeconomic policies. Some institutions, and especially the IMF, are formally charged with, or are expected to facilitate and promote, this coordination and some issues are analyzed and discussed within the IMF. At particular times countries have been asked to coordinate their fiscal […]

By: Vito Tanzi Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: November 5, 2010
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Policy Brief

A Modest Proposal for the G20

Soon the G20 group will meet again to continue its discussion of changes in the rules governing the international economy and the global, financial system. A danger is that, as time passes and as the world moves further away from the deepest point of the recent financial crisis, inertia will set in, lobbies will reacquire […]

By: Vito Tanzi Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: June 20, 2010
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A Modest Proposal for the G20

Soon the G20 group will meet again to continue its discussion of changes in the rules governing the international economy and the global, financial system. A danger is that, as time passes and as the world moves further away from the deepest point of the recent financial crisis, inertia will set in, lobbies will reacquire […]

By: Vito Tanzi Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: June 20, 2010
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Comments on Recent Fiscal Developments and on Exit Strategies

Paper delivered at the “Vancouver Seminar: The Crisis Response and Road to Recovery”, hosted by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, November 30-December 1, 2009, Vancouver, Canada General Background In a note published a few years ago, in the Financial Times, (August 12, 2003), the author of this comment advanced the hypothesis […]

By: Vito Tanzi Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: April 22, 2010
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Comments on Recent Fiscal Developments and on Exit Strategies

aper delivered at the “Vancouver Seminar: The Crisis Response and Road to Recovery”, hosted by the Department of Finance and the Bank of Canada, November 30-December 1, 2009, Vancouver, Canada General Background In a note published a few years ago, in the Financial Times, (August 12, 2003), the author of this comment advanced the hypothesis […]

By: Vito Tanzi Topic: Global Economics & Governance Date: April 22, 2010