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Money Supply And Deficit Financing In Economic Development

Money Supply And Deficit Financing In Economic Development

by Wassim Shahin


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Budget deficits are features of over 80 percent of the countries in the world. This book analyzes the macroeconomic impacts of these deficits by taking the approach that their stabilization consequences depend largely on their effects on money supply. The book highlights and compares, between the developing and the industrial countries, the characteristics of revenue and expenditure, the various methods of financing budget deficits and their money supply implications, the stabilization consequences of deficit financing, and various issues of monetary control and liberalization of financial markets. Since the evidence on deficits causing inflation is strongest in the developing countries of the Western Hemisphere, the emphasis of the analysis and the recommended solutions and reforms address the developing economies.

The book analyzes the various financial characteristics of developing economies and the features of the revenue and the expenditure sides of budgets to determine the nature and size of deficits. The analysis proceeds by relating budget deficits to their money supply based on various methods of domestic and foreign finance in the industrial and developing worlds. The book then examines the macroeconomic consequences of large increases in money supply and evaluates policies of inflationary finance. The analysis recommends monetary control measures by providing one of the most comprehensive surveys on the relationship between monetary policy instruments and money supply in economic development. The last chapter analyzes methods for liberalizing markets for government securities and examines the experiences of Taiwan and Korea with open-market operations. Ideal as supplemental reading for courses in international money and finance, economic development, and topics in macroeconomics, this book is an important resource for policymakers involved in issues of deficits and monetary policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780899306773
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/30/1992
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

WASSIM N. SHAHIN is an Associate Professor of Economics and Management at DePauw University. He has held visiting positions in the Department of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Indiana University Graduate School of Business and at Beirut University College in Lebanon. Dr. Shahin has written in the areas of international money and banking and in the application of economic methodology to hostage-taking activities. He is the author of several articles and reviews published in scholarly journals such as Southern Economic Journal, World Development , Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, The Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics and Defence Economics.

Table of Contents



Developing Economies: Some Relevant Characteristics

Budget Deficits: Revenue and Expenditure

Money Supply Implications of Deficit Financing

Deficits, Money Supply, and The Macro-Economy

Money Supply and Monetary Policy Instruments

Markets for Government Securities and Experiences With Open-Market Operations




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