Women In Economics / Poverty

Minouche Shafik and Kristalina Georgieva on a New Social Contract


February 17, 2022

Kristalina Georgieva joins Minouche Shafik on a virtual live conversation moderated by CNN’s Eleni Giokos.

In This Episode

As part of the IMF Exchange speaker series, London School of Economics Director, Minouche Shafik and IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva discuss how current economic trends are straining social safety nets and fueling disaffection among people across the globe. In her latest book What We Owe Each Other, Shafik argues the need for a new social contract. The discussion is moderated by CNN Anchor and Correspondent Eleni Giokos. The podcast is an abridged version of the conversation, you'll find a webcast of the entire event at IMF.org.

KRISTALINA GEORGIEVA is the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

MINOUCHE SHAFIK is the director of the London School of Economics and Political Science. This article is based on her recent book, What We Owe Each Other: A New Social Contract

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