Globalization and the International Financial System: What's Wrong and What Can Be Doneby Peter Isard, Isard Peter
Pub. Date: 11/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book provides prespectives on various aspects of the international financial system that contribute to financial crises and growth failures, and discusses the remedies that economists have proposed 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 non-economists: The International Monetary Fund and the factors that influence its effectiveness.
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Table of ContentsList of figures, tables and boxes; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgments and disclaimer; Part I. Background: 1. Introduction; 2. The evolution of the international monetary system; 3. The international monetary fund; Part II. International Financial Crises and Obstacles to Growth: 4. Factors contributing to international financial crises; 5. The effects of crises and controversies over how to respond; 6. Perspectives on economic growth and poverty reduction; Part III. The Agenda for Reform: 7. What can individual countries do?; 8. How can the international financial system be reformed?; References; Author index; Subject index.
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