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Ffrench-Davis, Ricardo

Works: 248 works in 712 publications in 4 languages and 6,589 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Arranger, Honoree
Classifications: HG3891, 332.042
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Financial crises in "successful" emerging economies ( Book )
12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
Annotation Financial crises in emerging economies are very different today than they were in the past. Between 1940 and the 1970s, such traumas involved large fiscal deficits, repressed domestic financial systems, and balance of payments situations that were associated with a sharp worsening of terms of trade. In recent years, however, a "new variety" of crisis has evolved in Asia and Latin America. Many of the emerging economies that have experienced financial trauma have been considered very successful until the crises explode. This collection focuses on such economies. The five contributors provide policy-oriented analysis that seeks to identify crucial variables that affect the probability or intensity of crisis. Josi Antonio Ocampo (ECLAC) and Ricardo Ffrench-Davis explore the variables that play a part in determining whether a financial crisis is likely to occur. They analyze "vulnerability zones" for certain key variables -- such as net liquid external liabilities, current-account deficits, and real exchange rates -- and examine how and why capital surges have contributed to worsen marcoeconomic fundamentals in emerging economies. Manuel Agosin (University of Chile) draws a parallel between Korea and Taiwan, showing how the two countries had similar histories between the mid-1960s and the early 1990s, then followed different paths during the 1990s. Ricardo Ffrench-Davis (ECLAC) concentrates on Chile's experience with three "positive" financial shocks: in the 1970s, in 1991-94, and in 1995-97. Jaime Ros (Notre Dame University) explores contrasting situations in Mexico in 1991-94 and 1996-97, and discusses the variables that explain the marked differences between the two episodes. RicardoFfrench-Davis is principal regional adviser at ECLAC and co-founder of the Center for Economic Research on Latin America (CIEPLAN). He is the author or editor of fifteen books on international economics, development, strategies
Development and external debt in Latin America : bases for a new consensus by Richard E Feinberg( Book )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
Latin America and the new international economic order ( Book )
14 editions published between 1981 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 368 libraries worldwide
From capital surges to drought seeking stability for emerging economies by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( file )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 360 libraries worldwide
This collection analyses the new trends in capital flows to emerging markets since the Asian crisis, their determinants and policy implications. It explains why such flows have declined so dramatically in recent years, emphasising both structural and cyclical factors. Senior bankers, regulators and academics explain the behaviour of different players. The book breaks new ground by detailing how such behaviour has contributed to the decline of flows and their volatility. Suggestions are made for coping mechanisms which developing countries could adopt to deal with crisis situations; what measures should be taken at the national and international levels to make recipient countries less vulnerable to international financial instability; how such instability can be reduced; and what can be done in the source countries to encourage larger more stable capital flows to developing countries
Coping with capital surges : the return of finance to Latin America ( Book )
11 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and Portuguese and held by 360 libraries worldwide
Private capital flows to Latin America have increased dramatically since 1989. This book examines the possible causes and consequences of this new and unforeseen wave of investment from the perspectives of both the borrower and the lender. The authors first analyze direct investment, securities investment (both bonds and shares), and bank lending by investors in the United States, Europe, and Japan, as well as the regulations affecting those investors. They differentiate among the scale, features, and motivations of those investors and lenders. The authors then turn to the features of capital flows, their macroeconomic impact, and policy responses in three recipient countries: Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. Those policy responses fundamentally relate to attempts to moderate the impact of capital inflows on exchange rates, to reduce the monetary impact of foreign exchange operations, and to moderate short-term capital inflows
Capital flows and investment performance : lessons from Latin Amarica by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
33 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Countries receiving large-scale capital inflows are at risk if these flows do not find their way into productive and long-term investment, as the Asian crisis of the late 1990s has proven. This book, the result of a joint project between the OECD Development Centre and the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), examines the policies of a group of major Latin American countries faced with large inflows. The authors conclude that domestic policies impact on the effects of capital inflows. They demonstrate that certain countries, particularly Chile and Colombia, have been able to use policy to direct capital inflows into investment and thereby reduce the risk of instability in the financial sector. Such policies lead to effective management of foreign capital inflows and the creation of a stable, growth-oriented environment conducive to more sound external investment. The lessons of this book are as applicable in other regions of the world as they are in Latin America
Reforming Latin America's economies : after market fundamentalism by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Provides a comprehensive analysis of why reforms in Latin America have failed in achieving growth and equity. The book focuses on three strategic areas of reforms of the Washington Consensus: Macroeconomics, Trade and Finance. Identifies main analytical inconsistencies in the market fundamentalism that has dominated present reforms. In a firmly based policy-oriented approach, Ffrench-Davis offers alternative policies to reform the reforms in the three areas of macroeconomics, trade and finance, seeking for sustained equitable growth."--BOOK JACKET
Economic reforms in Chile : from dictatorship to democracy by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
This section also examines the search for growth-with-equity, success in investment and growth performance, macroeconomic sustainability, and the reduction of poverty."--BOOK JACKET
Economic reforms in Chile : from dictatorship to democracy by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
10 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"This book provides an depth analysis of neo-liberal and of progressive economic reforms in Chile since the Pinochet dictatorship"--Provided by publisher
Reforming the reforms in Latin America : macroeconomics, trade, finance by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Seeking growth under financial volatility by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
"This volume deals with macroeconomic issues and their relationship to growth in emerging economies. Lack of economic growth has been a feature of Latin American economies since the 1980s. In this book the analysis is complemented by two studies focused in East Asia and South Africa. All country cases examined have exhibited low inflation but high instability of economic activity in the 1990s and early 2000s. These cases provide relevant theoretical implications for a broader understanding of real macroeconomic policies in economies vulnerable to the globalization of financial volatility."--BOOK JACKET
Economic growth with equity : challenges for Latin America by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
13 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 201 libraries worldwide
Concern about the striking degree of inequality in Latin America is now at a peak. This situation is exacerbated by the disappointing growth performance of its economies in the past two and a half decades. During that period, which includes the years of profound reforms under the 'Washington consensus', GDP per capita in Latin America has diverged from that of developed nations. In economies with average GDP per capita of about one-quarter of that of richer economies and twice as wide a gap between the high-income and low-income sectors of their populations, tackling the challenge of achieving equitable growth emerges as a prerequisite for reducing the development gap between the region and richer countries. This is the focus of the analysis of the growth with equity challenge presented in this book, which includes ten papers written by an outstanding group of Latin American and international researchers and policy-makers brought together by ECLAC. Ricardo Ffrench-Davis is an Adviser to ECLAC and Professor of Economics at the University of Chile. In 2005, he was awarded the Chilean National Prize for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He is the author of Economic Reforms in Chile: From Dictatorship to Democracy and Reforming Latin America's Economies after Market Fundamentalism. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. Još Luis Machinea is Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), headquartered in Santiago, Chile. He is a former Minister of Economic Affairs of Argentina and has also served as the President of that nation's Central Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Minnesota
Trade liberalization in Chile : experiences and prospects by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
Managing capital inflows in Latin America by Manuel Agosin( Book )
8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 97 libraries worldwide
"This paper discusses the recent foreign capital surge in four countries of Latin America -- Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico -- and their governments' policy responses to the surge." (p. 1)
Políticas económicas en Chile, 1952-1970 by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
8 editions published in 1973 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Entre el neoliberalismo y el crecimiento con equidad : tres décadas de política económica en Chile by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in Spanish and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Más allá de la crisis de la deuda : bases para un nuevo enfoque ( Book )
9 editions published in 1986 in Spanish and held by 86 libraries worldwide
How optimal are the extremes? : Latin American exchange rate policies during the Asian crisis by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
11 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Financial crises and national policy issues : an overview by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Reformas para América Latina : después del fundamentalismo neoliberal by Ricardo Ffrench-Davis( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in Spanish and English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
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Davis, Ricardo Ffrench-.
Efrench-Davis, Ricardo
Ffrench-Davis M., Ricardo.
Ffrench-Davis, R.
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