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Conversations in Conflict Studies presents: Daniel McDowell

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"Waiting Is the Hardest Part: IMF Lending Responsiveness, 1984-2009," with Daniel McDowell, Assistant Professor of Political Science. For more than 30 years the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has played a central role in managing international financial crises by providing emergency loans to economies facing difficult circumstances. In this presentation, Prof. McDowell introduces new data measuring the responsiveness of the IMF to borrower-country loan requests. Why does the Fund approve some loans more swiftly than others? McDowell's empirical analyses show that a borrowercountry’s geopolitical and financial importance to the U.S. (as well as other key Fund shareholders) influences the speed with which requests are approved. Sponsored by PARCC - Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration. Follow us @PARCCatMaxwell, tweet #ConvoInConflict

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