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Letter: If the UK Stays in the EIB, Both Will Be Winners

Financial Times

Stephany Griffith-Jones

Further to your report “ EIB agrees governance changes in post-Brexit revamp” (August 8), on possible action to be taken if and when the UK leaves the European Investment Bank: an even better course of action would be for the UK not to leave the EIB, even if it does leave the EU. This would benefit the EIB as it could keep the capital of one of its largest shareholders intact, and thus its lending capacity.

About the Author

Stephany Griffith-Jones
Financial Markets Program Director
Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD)

Stephany Griffith-Jones is an economist specialising in international finance and development, with emphasis on reform of the international and national financial system, especially in relation to financial regulation and global governance. She is Financial Markets Director at the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University. Previously she was Professorial Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University. She was Director of International Finance at the Commonwealth Secretariat and worked at UN DESA and ECLAC. She was senior consultant to governments in Eastern Europe, Latin America and Africa and many international agencies, including the World Bank, the IADB, the European Commission, UNDP and UNCTAD. She was a member of the Warwick Commission on financial regulation. She currently is theme leader on finance in the ESRC /DFID growth programme for LICs, especially African ones. She has published over 20 books and many scholarly and journalistic articles. Her books include Time for the Visible Hand, Lessons from the 2008 crisis, edited jointly with José Antonio Ocampo and Joseph Stiglitz.

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Type Network Paper
Program -
Posted 08/09/20
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