Dominique Strauss-Kahn is the former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Prior to the IMF, he was a member of the French National Assembly and Professor of Economics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He was also a personal advisor to the Secretary General of the OECD. Earlier, Mr. Strauss-Kahn served as Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry of France from June 1997 to November 1999. Between 1993 and 1997, he was in the private sector as a corporate lawyer. Mr. Strauss-Kahn began his career as assistant professor, then professor of economics at the University of Paris where he was tenured in 1978. Mr. Strauss-Kahn holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris. He also graduated in law, in business administration, in political studies, and in statistics.
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