Karin Lissakers

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In this video outlines the three main of the resources curse; the centrality of the state, price volatility and over reliance on these resources and an unlevel playing field for extractive companies. She says the solution can be found in access to information at the international, national and regional level.

Karin Lissakers is Director of the Revenue Watch Institute. She continues to serve as an advisor to George Soros on globalization and other matters. Lissakers has held senior posts in the U.S. government, academia and several think tanks. She was United States Executive Director on the Board of the International Monetary Fund from 1993 to 2001, representing the Fund’s largest shareholder during a period of turmoil in international markets and a U.S.-led campaign to redesign the international financial architecture and reform the IMF, including opening its policies and practices to public scrutiny. Lissakers has served as deputy director of the Policy Planning Staff of the U.S. Department of State and was staff director of the foreign economic policy subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, the first woman to hold such a post. She has been a Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a researcher for Nobel economist Gunnar Myrdal. Lissakers is a frequent public speaker and participant in public policy, business and academic conferences.

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