Since 2000, Strauss-Kahn has taught economics at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and he has been a visiting professor at Stanford University. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Paris. He is married with four children.
Tosovsky and Strauss-Kahn were interviewed by the IMF Board in Washington in September. In his September 20 statement to the Board, Strauss-Kahn said the IMF was at a crossroads. Its very existence as the major institution providing financial stability to the world might be at stake, and rebuilding its relevance and legitimacy would be a hard task.