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Managing economic volatility and crises : a practitioner's guide

Author: Joshua Aizenman; Brian Pinto
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
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"Over the past ten years, economic volatility has come into its own after being treated for decades as a secondary phenomenon in the business cycle literature. This book organizes empirical and policy results for economists and development policy practitioners into four parts: basic features, including the impact of volatility on growth and poverty; commodity price volatility; the financial sector's dual role as an  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Aizenman; Brian Pinto
ISBN: 0521855241 9780521855242
OCLC Number: 60323150
Description: xv, 595 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Volatility : definitions and consequences / Holger Wolf --
Volatility and growth / Viktoria Hnatkovska and Norman Loayza --
Volatility, income distribution, and poverty / Thomas Laursen and Sandeep Mahajan --
Agricultural commodity price volatility / Jan Dehn, Christopher Gilbert, and Panos Varangis --
Managing oil booms and busts in developing countries / Julia Devlin and Michael Lewin --
Finance and volatility / Stijn Claessens --
Evaluating pricing signals from the bond markets / John J. Merrick, Jr. --
Managing macroeconomic crises : policy lessons / Jeffrey Frankel and Shang-Jin Wei --
Lessons from the Russian crisis of 1998 and recovery / Brian Pinto, Evsey Gurvich, and Sergei Ulatov --
Argentina's macroeconomic collapse : causes and lessons / Luis Servén and Guillermo Perry --
Default episodes in the 1980s and 1990s : what have we learned? / Punam Chuhan and Federico Sturzenegger.
Responsibility: edited by Joshua Aizenman, Brian Pinto.
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"Over the past ten years, economic volatility has come into its own after being treated for decades as a secondary phenomenon in the business cycle literature. This book organizes empirical and policy results for economists and development policy practitioners into four parts: basic features, including the impact of volatility on growth and poverty; commodity price volatility; the financial sector's dual role as an absorber and amplifier of shocks; and the management and prevention of macroeconomic crises. The latter section includes a cross-country study, ease studies on Argentina and Russia, and lessons from the debt default episodes of the 1980s and 1990s."--Jacket.

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