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The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

The Washington Consensus Reconsidered: Towards a New Global Governance

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ISBN-13: 9780199534081
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/17/2008
Series: Initiative for Policy Dialogue Series C Series
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Narcís Serra is the President of the CIDOB Foundation. During this time, he has been the driving force behind the creation of the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (IBEI), which was founded with the desire to make Barcelona a centre of reference in the study of this discipline. Currently, he is the President of Caixa Catalunya and Chairman of the Board of the National Museum of Art of Catalonia (MNAC). He has previously served as Mayor of Barcelona, was Spanish Minister of Defence in the Government of Felipe González, and in 1991, he was named Vice President of the Spanish Government. From 1986 until 2004, Narcís Serra was a Deputy for Barcelona in the Spanish Congress.

Joseph E. Stiglitz was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics in 2001 and is University Professor at Columbia University where he founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue in 2000. He was Chair of President Bill Clinton's Council of Economic Advisors from 1995-97 and Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000.His best known recent publications include 'Making Globalization Work' (2006), 'Fair Trade for All' (2005), 'Globalization and its Discontents' (2002) and 'The Roaring Nineties' (2003).

Table of Contents

List of Figures     ix
List of Tables     x
List of Contributors     xi
Foreword     xiii
The Washington Consensus: From Its Origins to Its Critics
Introduction: From the Washington Consensus Towards a New Global Governance   Narcis Serra   Shari Spiegel   Joseph E. Stiglitz     3
A Short History of the Washington Consensus   John Williamson     14
Inequality and Redistribution   Paul Krugman     31
Is there a Post-Washington Consensus Consensus?   Joseph E. Stiglitz     41
The Barcelona Development Agenda     57
Analyses of Central Issues in Development
A Broad View of Macroeconomic Stability   Jose Antonio Ocampo     63
The Wild Ones: Industrial Policies in the Developing World   Alice H. Amsden     95
Sudden Stop, Financial Factors, and Economic Collapse in Latin America: Learning from Argentina and Chile   Guillermo A. Calvo   Ernesto Talvi     119
Towards a New Modus Operandi of the International Financial System   Daniel Cohen     150
The World Trading System and Implications of External Opening   Jeffrey A. Frankel     180
The World Trading System and Development Concerns   Martin Khor     215
Reforming Labor Market Institutions: Unemployment Insurance and Employment Protection   Olivier Blanchard     260
International Migration and Economic Development   Deepak Nayyar     277
Towards a New Global Governance
The Future of Global Governance   Joseph E. Stiglitz     309
Growth Diagnostics   Ricardo Hausmann   Dani Rodrik   Andres Velasco     324
A Practical Approach to Formulating Growth Strategies   Dani Rodrik     356
Index     367

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bruchu on LibraryThing 6 months ago
The Good and the BadContrary to the title, this collection of essays about neoliberalization, otherwise referred to as "The Washington Consensus" is not just an anti-neoliberal polemic. The collection includes essays that defend it, and in fact define its doctrine in more concrete terms.The book is therefore difficult to summarize as each individual essay has their own thesis, writing style, arguments, etc... The authors, to each their own, are some of the leading economic theorists of our time, including but not limited to John Williamson, Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman, Jeffrey Frankel and more.If you want to learn more about the macroeconomic theory behind the Friedman style economics, beyond the coles notes version you get in popular books like the "Shock Doctrine" of Naomi Klein, than this book is for you.