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The IMF and Global Financial Crises
Phoenix Rising?

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  • Date Published: November 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521874175

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  • The IMF's response to the global crisis of 2008–2009 marked a significant change from its past policies. The Fund provided relatively large amounts of credit quickly with limited conditions, and accepted the use of capital controls. This book traces the evolution of the IMF's actions to promote international financial stability from the Bretton Woods era through the most recent crisis. The analysis includes an examination of the IMF's crisis management activities during the debt crisis of the 1980s, the upheavals in emerging markets in the 1990s and early 2000s, and the ongoing European crisis. The dominant influence of the United States and other advanced economies in the governance of the IMF is also described, as well as the replacement of the G7 nations by the more inclusive G20, which have promised to give the IMF a role in their mutual assessment of policies while undertaking reforms of the IMF's governance.

    • Concise analysis of the IMF's activities during the recent global financial crisis
    • Descriptive historical account of the dominance of the USA and other advanced countries in international economic governance, and the eclipse of the G7 by the G20
    • Analysis of the relationship of the IMF with other international financial agencies, such as the Bank for International Settlements
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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521874175
    • length: 257 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.48kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus. 19 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Bretton Woods
    3. Transitions
    4. The debt crisis
    5. Global finance redux
    6. Currency crises
    7. The widening gyre
    8. Fiscal follies
    9. Lessons learned
    10. The great recession
    11. The world turned upside down.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Economics for Public Policy - The Global Economy
    • Globalization
    • Globalization and the role of international financial institutions
    • Int'l Monetary Relations
  • Author

    Joseph P. Joyce, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
    Joseph P. Joyce is a Professor of Economics at Wellesley College and serves as the faculty director of the Madeleine Korbel Institute for Global Affairs. Professor Joyce's research deals with issues in financial globalization, and he has published articles in many journals, including the Journal of International Money and Finance, the Open Economies Review, the Review of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and Economics and Politics. He is a member of the editorial board of the Review of International Organizations. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Boston University.

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