Published daily by the Lowy Institute

Hannah Wurf

Hannah Wurf was formerly a Research Associate working on international economic governance. Her research focused on the G20 and the multilateral development banks. She holds a Masters of Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) with a Major in Government from the University of Sydney. During her undergraduate degree, she spent six months studying at Sciences-Po in Paris. She also has three years of private sector experience and lived in Hong Kong for eight years.


Articles by Hannah Wurf (20)

  • The G7 asserts its like-mindedness

    The G7 countries of the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and Canada have met for the 42nd time in Japan to discuss the biggest risks to global security and the world economy. Here is their 32-page official statement. The G7 is an interesting grouping, often seen as outdated with its heavy European influence. How much do Italy's policies affect the world these days?
  • Checking in on China's G20 presidency

    China has its first big opportunity to demonstrate global economic leadership when it hosts this year’s G20 meetings. The G20 leaders’ summit will be held in Hangzhou on 4 and 5 September. So far, China looks to be taking the job seriously. When I was in Beijing in March, I was assured that that the G20 is a top priority for China. Beijing is keen to build on the existing G20 agenda and keep a strong economic focus.
  • Christine Lagarde deserves a second term at the IMF

    On 3 March 2016, the IMF Executive Board will announce who they have decided to lead the Fund for the next five years. Christine Lagarde has announced she will seek reappointment after completing her current term. In the next few weeks, the Board will accept nominations from country directors and governors. Lagarde will probably keep the job, and this is a good thing for the IMF. The IMF managing director is both chairperson of the Executive Board and head of IMF staff.
  • Will China join the IEA?

    Lately, there has been renewed interest in energy governance, as large emerging economies seek to grow their influence in international organisations in order to better reflect their economic weight. International governance of energy has changed little since the oil crises of the 1970s. As the oil producers banded together to form OPEC, the International Energy Agency (IEA) was formed as the collective response of energy consuming countries that were starved of oil.
  • Is the G20 getting serious about climate change?

    The G20 does not have a great track record when it comes to climate change. This is a problem, because the group includes the world's main greenhouse gas emitters. G20 countries have agreed to a global target not to warm the earth more than 2°C above pre-industrial levels as part of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England and chair of the Financial Stability Board.