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Financial decision-making in Mexico : to bet a nation

Author: Sidney Weintraub; University of Pittsburgh. University Library System. Digital Research Library.
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2000.
Series: Pitt Latin American series.; University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions.
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"The book examines why able economic managers in Mexico, on the basis of contemporaneous information in their possession, made the decisions they did, and with such disastrous consequences. The major conclusion is that decision-making was heavily influenced by the cultural milieu in Mexico, which involved secrecy of key data and unwillingness to entertain dissenting opinions, whether from Mexicans or  Read more...
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Weintraub, Sidney, 1922-
Financial decision-making in Mexico.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©2000
(OCoLC)45091535
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sidney Weintraub; University of Pittsburgh. University Library System. Digital Research Library.
OCLC Number: 182759379
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 212 pages)
Contents: 1. Cultural Setting --
impact of history --
2. Antecedents to the Decisions of 1994 --
breakdown of the import-substitution model --
Salinas' first five years --
commercial banks --
Assessing the pre-1994 policy failures --
3. First Quarter of 1994 --
mood of policy-makers as 1994 opened --
political-economic interplay --
Colosio's assassination --
4. Second Quarter of 1994 --
Actions of the Bank of Mexico --
development banks and fiscal policy --
departure of Cordoba --
Tesobonos and foreign investors --
5. Third Quarter of 1994 --
Pre-election economic policy --
Post-election policy --
Expert views on the policy model --
Commercial bank fragility --
6. Fourth Quarter of 1994 and Beyond --
public face of the authorities --
Behind the scenes --
new administration --
"El Error de diciembre" (The Error of December) --
Mexico's immediate response --
7. Back in Washington and New York --
Tracking events before the US and international rescue package --
Mexican rescue package --
8. Aftermath --
underlying policy principles --
Key elements of the adjustment program --
Strengths and weaknesses --
NAFTA connection --
9. To Bet a Nation --
technical lessons --
cultural explanation --
disproportionate bet.
Series Title: Pitt Latin American series.; University of Pittsburgh Press Digital Editions.
Responsibility: Sidney Weintraub.

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Focusing on Mexico's economic meltdown of 1994-1995, the author examines why able economic managers made the decisions they did, with such disastrous consequences. He blames the cultural milieu in  Read more...

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