Lex Rieffel

The Brookings Institution


Lex Reiffel spent 18 years with the U.S. Treasury Department, participating in negotiations with borrower nations, working with the International Monetary Fund, and helping countries of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He then spent seven years as the senior adviser for multilateral policy issues at the Institute for International Finance.

Reiffel is currently teaching, consulting, writing and serving as nonresident senior fellow at The Brookings Institution.

Featured Work

FEB 21, 2003 Article

Feature Articles from Inprint Newsletter (2001–2004): Response to "Dealing Justly with Debt"

The IMF may sometimes prescribe the wrong medicine to countries experiencing a financial crisis. Right now, the IMF’s support for the Lula government in ...