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Jun 3, 2024

It’s no mystery where the IMF was born but its origin story might surprise you. While the spotlight was on the charismatic British economist John Maynard Keynes during the 1944 Bretton Woods Conference, a little-known American economist was working in the shadows. Harry Dexter White’s plan would lead to the creation of the IMF and forever change the world economy. In this podcast, IMF historian and author, James Boughton speaks with Rhoda Metcalfe about how Harry White made history without making a splash.

Transcript: https://bit.ly/456YgLB

Read the article in Finance and Development: IMF.org/fandd

James Boughton is also the author of Harry Dexter White and the American Creed

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