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Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy


In the world of economics and finance, revolutions occur rarely and are often detected only in hindsight. But what happened on Feb. 19 can safely be called the end of an era in global finance. On that day, the International Monetary Fund published a policy note that reversed its long-held position on capital controls. Taxes and other restrictions on capital inflows, the IMF's economists wrote, can be helpful, and they constitute a "legitimate part" of policy-makers' tool kit.


Rodrik, Dani. "Stunning IMF Policy Reversal Sets the Stage for Robin Hood." Toronto Star, March 22, 2010.