Global Economy: A Tipping Point? Part 1
17 October 2011 Last updated at 18:36 BST
The BBC World Debate asks global economic leaders at the IMF's meeting in Washington if the financial crisis has reached a tipping point.
Nik Gowing chairs this debate with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, former chief economic adviser to President Obama, Austan Goolsbee, CEO of PIMCO, Mohamed El-Erian and European Economic Commissioner Olli Rehn.
Watch the debate - The Global Economy: A Tipping Point?