Building Global Finance Back Better: Using the Coronavirus Pandemic as a Platform to Redesign the Global Financial Architecture

29 Pages Posted: 13 Nov 2020

Date Written: October 16, 2020

Abstract

While the global coronavirus pandemic has put great strain on public finances across the world, it is those countries with weaker national currencies that will feel this pressure more strongly. There is a very real risk of national defaults and of a mutually reinforcing downward spiral of reduced trade and competitive currency devaluations. To prevent the health crisis becoming a financial crisis we need a renegotiation of the global financial architecture to create new institutions that can uphold stability, equity and sustainability between the world’s economies. Next year marks 50 years since the ending of the Bretton Woods arrangements and provides an ideal platform for such a negotiation.

Keywords: Global Financial Architecture, COVID Recovery, Build Back Better, IMF, Bretton Woods

JEL Classification: E44, F33, G18, N20

Suggested Citation

Scott Cato, Molly, Building Global Finance Back Better: Using the Coronavirus Pandemic as a Platform to Redesign the Global Financial Architecture (October 16, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3712999 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3712999

Molly Scott Cato (Contact Author)

Roehampton University ( email )

Erasmus House, Roehampton Ln
London, SW15 5PU
United Kingdom

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