Globalization and the International Financial System: What's Wrong and What Can Be Done

Globalization and the International Financial System: What's Wrong and What Can Be Done

by Peter Isard
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521605075

ISBN-13: 9780521605076

Pub. Date: 12/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book provides perspectives on various aspects of the international financial system that contribute to financial crises and growth failures, and it discusses the remedies that economists have suggested for addressing the underlying problems. It also sheds light on a central feature of the international financial system that remains mysterious to many economists…  See more details below

Overview

This book provides perspectives on various aspects of the international financial system that contribute to financial crises and growth failures, and it discusses the remedies that economists have suggested for addressing the underlying problems. It also sheds light on a central feature of the international financial system that remains mysterious to many economists and most noneconomists: the activities of the International Monetary Fund and the factors that influence its effectiveness. Dr. Isard offers policy perspectives on what countries can do to reduce their vulnerabilities to financial crises and growth failures, as well as a number of general directions for systemic reform. The breadth of the agenda provides grounds for optimism that the international financial system can be strengthened considerably without revolutionary change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521605076
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction3
2The evolution of the International Monetary System13
3The International Monetary Fund69
4Factors contributing to international financial crises119
5The effects of crises and controversies over how to respond162
6Perspectives on economic growth and poverty reduction207
7What can individual countries do?243
8How can the international financial system be reformed?283

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