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The IMF and Economic Development

Author: James Raymond Vreeland
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that governments enter IMF programs for economic and political reasons.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Raymond Vreeland
ISBN: 9780511615726 0511615728 9780521816755 0521816750 9781107316133 1107316138
OCLC Number: 776950990
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed 22 Dec 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (216 pages)
Contents: List of tables and figures; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. Analytically significant cases; 3. An analytical approach to the politics of IMF agreements; 4. Testing the selection story; 5. The effect of IMF programs on economic growth; 6. Distributional consequences of IMF programs; 7. Conclusion; Appendices; References; Index.
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This book argues that governments enter IMF programs for economic and political reasons, and finds that the effects are negative. For certain constituencies, IMF policies dampen the effects of bad  Read more...

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