International Monetary Fund
Topic 1: Cryptocurrency
Topic 2: State of the Global Economy Following Brexit
With a membership of 189 states, the International Monetary Fund provides the opportunity for countries to convene and discuss matters of global monetary cooperation, financial stability, international trade, employment, poverty, and sustainable economic growth. Forming out of the Bretton Woods Conference in 1944, the IMF seeks to manage a “balance of payments”. Members of the IMF provide funds to the organization on a quota system. These funds are then redistributed to member states who are having troubles maintaining a “balance of payments”. Whilst other financial bodies of the UN may convene to promote economic growth in particular regions, the IMF is designed to ensure the stability of the global market and its members through this pooled fund.
Jessica Park - Chair
Bio: Hello delegates! I am Jessica Park, your chair for the IMF. I am currently a sophomore in the Questrom School of Business at BU! I am originally from Westchester New York. I have done Model UN all throughout high school, and am so glad that i was able to continue with it in college! Like most college students i enjoy eating non-dining hall food, netflixing and napping (legit nap like its my job). I can’t wait to meet you guys and am looking forward to having a lit conference!