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Lending credibility : the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition

Author: Randall W Stone
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'With the end of the Cold War, the International Monetary Fund emerged as the most powerful international institution in history. But how much influence can the IMF exert over fiercely contested issues in domestic politics that affect the lives of millions? In Lending Credibility, Randall Stone develops the first systematic approach to answering this question. Deploying an arsenal of methods from a range of social  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Randall W Stone
ISBN: 0691095280 9780691095288 0691095299 9780691095295
OCLC Number: 49226204
Awards: Winner of Association for Slavic, East European,and Eurasian Studies Ed A. Hewett Book Prize 2003
Description: xxii, 286 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction. 1.1. The Strategy of Transition: Inflation and Democracy. 1.2. What Would We Like the IMF to Do? --
I. Models and Data. 2. A Formal Model of Lending Credibility. 2.1. The Model. 2.2. The Equilibrium. 2.3. Hypotheses Derived from the Formal Model. 2.4. Conclusions. App. A Formal Model of Lending Credibility. 3. Studying IMF Effectiveness. 3.1. Previous Research. 3.2. Critiques Raised in the Literature. 3.3. New Critiques. 3.4. Research Design. 3.5. Conclusions. 4. An Empirical Test of the Model. 4.1. Models of IMF Lending Decisions. 4.2. Covariates of the Duration of Punishment Intervals. 4.3. Covariates of Program Suspensions. 4.4. Models of Policy Variables. 4.5. Conclusions --
II. History. 5. Poland.
Responsibility: Randall W. Stone.
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With the end of the Cold War, the International Monetary Fund emerged as the most powerful international institution in history. Focusing on the former Soviet bloc, Randall Stone asks how much  Read more...

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An excellent book containing objective and largely convincing analysis that is accessible to a large audience. -- Michael V. Alexeev The Russian Review

 
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