Tamim Bayoumi is deputy director in the strategy, policy, and review department at the IMF. He wrote this book while he was a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He lives in Washington, DC.
"The healthiest impact from Unfinished Business, Tamim Bayoumi's well-written polemic, could be to give [the financial crisis] a new name. For him, this was the north Atlantic financial crisis. Created jointly in the US and western Europe, it also had its worst effects in these areas."--John Authers, Financial Times "A worthwhile and occasionally bracing analysis of all that went wrong, of the terrible cost and of all that remains to be done."--Paschal Donohoe, Irish Minister for Finance, Irish Times "Bayoumi's impressive coverage of both sides of the Atlantic sheds new light on the crisis."--Library Journal "Do we need yet another book on the financial crisis? For those who take banking regulation in the European Union and the United States seriously, the answer is yes."--Investing.com "Bayoumi's very useful history features villains but also heroes: the recessions produced by the crises could have been a lot worse if, for example, governments had not opted for fiscal and monetary stimulus."--Foreign Affairs "Bayoumi . . . provides excellent insights into how this led to the crisis, especially in terms of the different economic philosophies competing for influence."--Choice "Bayoumi has succeeded in saying something both new and true about the financial crisis of 2007-12 in this important book."--Martin Wolf, Books of the Year 2017: Economics, Financial Times