Struggling With Success : Challenges Facing the International Economy

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Globalization, by which is meant the increasing economic interdependence among nations, has been a critical ingredient in enabling enormous improvement in mankind's condition. While progress has not always been smooth, and has not come without dislocation for some, the economic policy challenge has been, and is, to enable the realization of the large potential benefits of globalization while simultaneously reducing the negative side effects and...

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Overview

Globalization, by which is meant the increasing economic interdependence among nations, has been a critical ingredient in enabling enormous improvement in mankind's condition. While progress has not always been smooth, and has not come without dislocation for some, the economic policy challenge has been, and is, to enable the realization of the large potential benefits of globalization while simultaneously reducing the negative side effects and providing safety nets for those whose lives are disrupted in the process.

This volume focuses on the successes of globalization, and some of the main economic policy challenges and solutions that arise to enhance the benefits and lower the costs. It covers different aspects of globalization, sovereign debt restructuring, development of the financial sector and financial crises in Asia, Turkey, Brazil, etc. The final part of the book covers multilateral international organizations, namely the World Trade Organization, the IMF and the World Bank.

Overview; Successes of Globalization: Be Careful What you Wish for; How We Learn; Increased Understanding of Supply Side Economics; Economic Policy Reform: DeToqueville's 'Dangerous Moment': The Importance of Getting Policy Reforms Right; The Crucial Role of Financial Intermediation in Economic Growth; Lessons from the Asian Financial Experience; Economic Policy Reforms in Brazil and Turkey; Sovereign Debt Restructuring: Sovereign Workouts: An IMF Perspective; New Approaches to Sovereign Debt Restructuring; Multilateralism for the Twenty-First Century: Founding of the Bretton Woods Institutions: A View from the 1990s; The Clash between Economics and Politics in the World Trade Organization; At the Service of Nations: The Role of the IMF in the International Economy; An Enduring Need: The Importance of Multilateralism in the Twenty First Century; Looking Forward: Postscript: Challenges facing Multilateralism Today.

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  • ISBN-13: 9789814374323
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/13/2012
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface v

Acknowledgements vii

List of Abbreviations ix

Chapter 1 Overview 1

Part I Successes of Globalization 13

Chapter 2 Be Careful What you Wish For 15

Chapter 3 Trade Policy and Economic Development: How We Learn 35

Chapter 4 Increased Understanding of Supply Side Economics 71

Part II Economic Policy Reform 93

Chapter 5 DeToqueville's 'Dangerous Moment': The Importance of Getting Reforms Right 95

Chapter 6 The Crucial Role of Financial Intermediation for Rapid Growth 111

Chapter 7 Lessons from the Asian Financial Experience 125

Chapter 8 Economic Policy Reforms in Brazil and Turkey 147

Part III Sovereign Debt Restructuring 153

Chapter 9 A New Approach to Sovereign Debt Restructuring 165

Chapter 10 Sovereign Workouts: An IMF Perspective 197

Part IV Multilateralism for the Twenty-First Century 215

Chapter 11 The Founding of the Bretton Woods Institutions: A View from the 1990s 217

Chapter 12 The Clash between Economics and Politics in the World Trade Organization 237

Chapter 13 At the Service of Nations: The Role of the IMF in the Modern Global Economy 261

Chapter 14 An Enduring Need: The Importance of Multilateralism in the Twenty-First Century 273

Part V Looking Forward 289

Chapter 15 Postscript 291

Author Index 297

Subject Index 301

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