International Finance And The Developing Economies

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Overview

There are many challenges facing the economies of developing countries. Capital volatility, financial crises, aid, debt and the IMF are all issues that have received a great deal of attention over recent years. In International Finance and the Developing Economies, Graham Bird provides an essentially non-technical discussion of these issues, examining the underlying political economy and discussing the policy alternatives that are available.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333733974
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

Graham Bird is Professor of Economics, University of Surrey, UK.

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Table of Contents

Preface
• Conducting Macroeconomic Policy in Developing Countries: Piece of Cake or Mission Impossible?
• External Financing and Balance of Payment Adjustment in Developing Countries
• Where Do We Stand on Choosing Exchange Rate Regimes in Developing and Emerging Economies?
• Is Dollarization a Viable Option for Latin America?
• What Happened to the Washington Consensus?
• Miracle to Meltdown: A Pathology of the East Asian Financial Crisis; with A. Milne
• The International Monetary Fund and Developing Countries: A Review of the Evidence and Policy Options
• Remodeling the Multilateral Financial Institutions; with J.P. Joyce
• How Important is Sound Macroeconomics in Attracting Capital Inflows to Developing Countries?
• Convertibility and Volatility: The Pros and Cons of Liberalising the Capital Account
• Coping With and Cashing in on International Capital Volatility; with R.S. Rajan
• The Catalytic Effect of Lending by the International Financial Institutions; with D. Rowlands
• The Political Economy of Foreign Aid: Fatigue or Regeneration?
• Economic Assistance to Low Income Countries: Should the Link be Resurrected?
• Debt Relief for Low Income Countries: Is it Effective and Efficient?; with A. Milne

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