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Boom, crisis, and adjustment : the macroeconomic experience of developing countries

Author: I M D Little
Publisher: New York : Published for the World Bank [by] Oxford University Press, ©1993.
Series: World Bank comparative macroeconomic studies.
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This book reviews the macroeconomic experiences of eithteen developing countries and looks at the interplay between potitics and economics and the motivations for economic policies. The review primarily covers the turbulent years from 1974 to 1989 but sometimes looks back to 1965 and forward to 1992. The different policy reactions to external shocks are described. The four authors ask why experiences and policy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I M D Little
ISBN: 0195208919 9780195208917
OCLC Number: 28674833
Notes: "A World Bank book."
Description: x, 455 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: A brief survey of the world economy --
The period of cheap and easy credit : 1973-1979 --
Heading for crisis : 1979-1982 --
A slow recovery for most : 1983-1989 --
Inflation in the eighteen countries --
Stories of high inflation and stabilization --
Exchange rate policy : devaluations and regime changes --
Trade policies : tightening and liberalization --
Fiscal and monetary policies --
Macroeconomic management and long-run growth --
The political economy of stabilization and adjustment --
Conclusion : the lessons of experience.
Series Title: World Bank comparative macroeconomic studies.
Responsibility: I.M.D. Little [and others].
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This study reviews the macroeconomic experiences of 18 developing countries from 1974 to 1989. The authors address why the experiences and policy reactions have differed among the countries, and how  Read more...

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