Group of 30

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The Group of Thirty, often abbreviated to G30, is an international body of leading financiers and academics which aims to deepen understanding of economic and financial issues, and to examine consequences of decisions made in the public and private sectors related to these issues.

The group consists of thirty members and includes the heads of major private banks and central banks, as well as members from academia and international institutions. It holds two full meetings each year and also organises seminars, symposia, and study groups. It is based in Washington, D.C.

The Group of Thirty was founded in 1978 by Geoffrey Bell at the initiative of the Rockefeller Foundation, which also provided initial funding for the body. Its first chairman was Johannes Witteveen, the former managing director of the International Monetary Fund.

The Bellagio Group, formed by Austrian economist Fritz Machlup, was the immediate predecessor to the Group of Thirty. It first met in 1963, to investigate international currency problems, particularly the balance of payments crisis which faced America throughout the early 60s.



Accessed December 2013: [1]

Senior Members

Membership (2006)

The former members of the Group of Thirty were:

Emeritus members

Other former members

Other former members include:

External links


The Group of Thirty
1990 M Street, Suite 450
Washington, DC 20036 USA
Phone : 202-331-2472
Fax : 202-785-9423

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  1. Group of Thirty Members, organizational web page, accessed December 5, 2013.