In Money and Tough Love Liaquat Ahamed offers brilliant insight into the heart of one the world’s most influential institutions. At turns factual and informative, and others emotive and anecdotal, Ahamed joins in on the IMF’s world missions to Washington, Tokyo, and Dublin in true James Bond meets The Financial Times style. Pulitzer prize-winning author and pre-eminent financial thinker, Ahamed reveals the human stories behind the headlines, ranging from chatting about the state of the economy to Irish cab drivers, to Dior with none other than the IMF's Christine Lagarde.
Liaquat Ahamed is the author of the Pulitzer prize-winning best seller Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, which exposed the personal stories of the bankers at the heart of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. He is on the board of trustees of the prominent US think tanks Brookings Institution and the New America Foundation. He has been a professional investment manager for 25 years. Eli Reed is an award-winning Magnum photographer and documentary maker, best known for his work in documenting everyday life in war-torn Beirut and US military action in Panama, as well as long-term work with black communities in the US.