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Fighting Financial Fires

Author : Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
ISBN : 9780230354203
Genre : Political Science
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A topical insider view of causes and consequences of financial crises since the Mexican collapse of 1995. The book includes a detailed exploration of recent and ongoing firestorms, including the near meltdown of the global financial system and the euro crisis and suggests ways to save the international financial and monetary system.

The Imf And Global Financial Crises

Author : Joseph P. Joyce
ISBN : 9780521874175
Genre : Business & Economics
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Joyce traces the IMF's actions to promote international financial stability from the Bretton Woods era through the recent recession.

Tangled Governance

Author : C. Randall Henning
ISBN : 9780198801801
Genre : Business & Economics
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Tangled Governance addresses the institutions that were deployed to fight the euro crisis, re-establish financial stability, and prevent contagion beyond Europe. The book addresses why European leaders chose to include the IMF in financial rescue programs for euro area countries and provides an authoritative account of the decisions of the institutions that make up the 'troika' (the European Commission, ECB, and IMF), and explains the institutions'negotiating strategies, the outcomes of their interaction, and the effectiveness of their cooperation. The study also explores the strategies of the member states, including Germany and the United States, withrespect to the institutions and the advantages they sought in directing them to work together. The book tests conjectures about 'regime complexity' against the seven cases of financial rescue programs during 2010-2015. It concludes, among other things, that regime complexity is the consequence of states' strategy to control the institutions and that states mediate inter-institutional conflict.

Imf Economic Review

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ISBN : MINN:31951P010525027
Genre : Commerce
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Flexible Exchange Rates For A Stable World Economy

Author : Joseph E. Gagnon
ISBN : 9780881326352
Genre : Business & Economics
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Volatile exchange rates and how to manage them are a contentious topic whenever economic policymakers gather in international meetings. This book examines the broad parameters of exchange rate policy in light of both high-powered theory and real-world experience. What are the costs and benefits of flexible versus fixed exchange rates? How much of a role should the exchange rate play in monetary policy? Why don't volatile exchange rates destabilize inflation and output? The principal finding of this book is that using monetary policy to fight exchange rate volatility, including through the adoption of a fixed exchange rate regime, leads to greater volatility of employment, output, and inflation. In other words, the "cure" for exchange rate volatility is worse than the disease. This finding is demonstrated in economic models, in historical case studies, and in statistical analysis of the data. The book devotes considerable attention to understanding the reasons why volatile exchange rates do not destabilize inflation and output. The book concludes that many countries would benefit from allowing greater flexibility of their exchange rates in order to target monetary policy at stabilization of their domestic economies. Few, if any, countries would benefit from a move in the opposite direction.

Global Financial Warriors The Untold Story Of International Finance In The Post 9 11 World

Author : John B. Taylor
ISBN : 9780393609233
Genre : Business & Economics
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“A valuable insider’s account of financial diplomacy in the Bush administration.”—Jeffrey E. Garten, Washington Post Sworn in as head of the U.S. Treasury Department’s international finance division just three months prior to 9/11, John B. Taylor soon found himself at the center of the war on terror. Global Financial Warriors takes you inside the White House Situation Room, to the meetings of the G7 finance ministers, and to cities worldwide as Taylor assembles a coalition to freeze terrorist assets, plans the financial reconstruction in Afghanistan, oversees the development of a new currency in Iraq, and deals with the spread of financial crises. From reforming the IMF and the World Bank to negotiating international agreements to reduce Iraq’s debt by 80 percent and cancel the debt of very poor countries, Taylor’s unparalleled access offers the reader an insider’s account of a pivotal time in international finance.

Ruling Capital

Author : Kevin P. Gallagher
ISBN : 9780801454608
Genre : Political Science
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In Ruling Capital, Kevin P. Gallagher demonstrates how several emerging market and developing countries (EMDs) managed to reregulate cross-border financial flows in the wake of the global financial crisis, despite the political and economic difficulty of doing so at the national level. Gallagher also shows that some EMDs, particularly the BRICS coalition, were able to maintain or expand their sovereignty to regulate cross-border finance under global economic governance institutions. Gallagher combines econometric analysis with in-depth interviews with officials and interest groups in select emerging markets and policymakers at the International Monetary Fund, the World Trade Organization, and the G-20 to explain key characteristics of the global economy. Gallagher develops a theory of countervailing monetary power that shows how emerging markets can counter domestic and international opposition to the regulation of cross-border finance. Although many countries were able to exert countervailing monetary power in the wake of the crisis, such power was not sufficient to stem the magnitude of unstable financial flows that continue to plague the world economy. Drawing on this theory, Gallagher outlines the significant opportunities and obstacles to regulating cross-border finance in the twenty-first century.

Gold The Dollar And Watergate

Author : Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds
ISBN : 9781137471369
Genre : Business & Economics
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The book examines the problems that Nixon faced during his presidential term, focusing on economics but the role of politics is also highlighted. The convergence of the gold-dollar crises, oil crises and Watergate imbroglio posed a unique political and economic threat to global stability.

Adults In The Room

Author : Yanis Varoufakis
ISBN : 9780374718428
Genre : Political Science
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A Number One Sunday Times Bestseller What happens when you take on the establishment? In Adults in the Room, the renowned economist and former finance minister of Greece Yanis Varoufakis gives the full, blistering account of his momentous clash with the mightiest economic and political forces on earth. After being swept into power with the left-wing Syriza party, Varoufakis attempts to renegotiate Greece’s relationship with the EU—and sparks a spectacular battle with global implications. Varoufakis’s new position sends him ricocheting between mass demonstrations in Athens, closed-door negotiations in drab EU and IMF offices, and furtive meetings with power brokers in Washington, D.C. He consults and quarrels with Barack Obama, Emmanuel Macron, Christine Lagarde, the economists Larry Summers and Jeffrey Sachs, and others, as he struggles to resolve Greece’s debt crisis without resorting to punishing austerity measures. But despite the mass support of the Greek people and the simple logic of Varoufakis’s arguments, he succeeds only in provoking the fury of Europe’s elite. Varoufakis’s unvarnished memoir is an urgent warning that the economic policies once embraced by the EU and the White House have failed—and spawned authoritarianism, populist revolt, and instability throughout the Western world. Adults in the Room is an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship, hypocrisy, collusion, and betrayal that will shake the global establishment to its foundations.

An Independent And Accountable Imf

Author : Jose De Gregorio
ISBN : 1898128456
Genre : Business & Economics
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The continuous blurring of roles between the IMF and the World Bank is fraught with dangers; both institutions must redefine their functions. This report presents a detailed proposal for a new IMF, insisting on accountability and governance.

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