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Capital ideas : the IMF and the rise of financial liberalization

Author: Jeffrey M Chwieroth
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Jeffrey Chwieroth explores the inner workings of the IMF to understand how it staff's thinking about capital controls changed so radically. In doing so, he also provides an important case study of how international organizations work and evolve.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey M Chwieroth
ISBN: 9780691142319 0691142319 9780691142326 0691142327
OCLC Number: 320802682
Description: xviii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Normative change from within --
Capital ideas and controls --
Capital controlled : the early postwar era --
The limits and hollowness of Keynesianism in the 1960s --
Formal change and informal continuity : the reform negotiations of the 1970s --
Capital freed : informal change from the 1980s to the mid-1990s --
Capital in crisis : financial turmoil in the late 1990s --
Norm continuity and organizational legitimacy from the Asian crisis to the subprime crisis --
Epilogue : A subprime "crisis" for capital freedom?
Responsibility: Jeffrey M. Chwieroth.
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The right of governments to employ capital controls has always been the official orthodoxy of the International Monetary Fund(IMF). This title explores the inner workings of the IMF to understand how  Read more...

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"This book ... usefully traces the evolution of the thinking about this issue at the International Monetary Fund, the international body most concerned with it."--Foreign Affairs "Combining archival Read more...

 
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