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Edwards, Sebastian 1953-

Works: 410 works in 1,697 publications in 3 languages and 24,867 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor
Classifications: HC125, 330.98
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The decline of Latin American economies growth, institutions, and crises ( file )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,659 libraries worldwide
Latin America?s economic performance is mediocre at best, despite abundant natural resources and flourishing neighbors to the north. The perplexing question of how some of the wealthiest nations in the world in the nineteenth century are now the most crisis-prone has long puzzled economists and historians. The Decline of Latin American Economies examines the reality behind the struggling economies of Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. A distinguished panel of experts argues here that slow growth, rampant protectionism, and rising inflation plagued Latin America for years, where corrupt institutions
Capital controls and capital flows in emerging economies policies, practices, and consequences by Sebastian Edwards( file )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,625 libraries worldwide
Some scholars argue that the free movement of capital across borders enhances welfare; others claim it represents a clear peril, especially for emerging nations. In Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economies, an esteemed group of contributors examines both the advantages and the pitfalls of restricting capital mobility in these emerging nations. In the aftermath of the East Asian currency crises of 1997, the authors consider mechanisms that eight countries have used to control capital inflows and evaluate their effectiveness in altering the maturity of the resulting external debt
Financial markets volatility and performance in emerging markets by Seminario Interamericano de Economa̕( file )
13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
Capital mobility is a double-edged sword for developing economies, as governments must weigh the benefits of investment against the potential costs and risks of financial uncertainty. Here, a group of experts examine rapidly globalizing financial markets with regard to capital flows and crises, domestic credit, etc
The macroeconomics of populism in Latin America by Rudiger Dornbusch( file )
22 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,512 libraries worldwide
Again and again, Latin America has seen the populist scenario played to an unfortunate end. Upon gaining power, populist governments attempt to revive the economy through massive spending. After an initial recovery, inflation reemerges and the government
Preventing currency crises in emerging markets by Sebastian Edwards( file )
14 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
Topics covered include exchange rate regimes, contagion, the current account of the balance of payments, the role of private sector investors and of speculators, the reaction of the official sector, capital controls, bank supervision and weaknesses, and the roles of cronyism, corruption and large players
Labor markets in Latin America combining social protection with market flexibility ( file )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,015 libraries worldwide
Part one addresses labor market institutions in a broader context, such as collective bargaining arrangements, minimum wages and poverty, and optimal unemployment insurance schemes. Part two analyzes labor market performance in Latin America, the links between performance and labor market regulations, and the status of labor market reform in the region. These questions are addressed for the region as a whole and in great detail for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia. The book provides a comprehensive description of the existing labor institutions in Latin America, the problems they pose, and the trends in labor market reforms as well as the difficulties encountered by the reform process in specific cases
Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
35 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in 3 languages and held by 994 libraries worldwide
Since the early 1990s, reform has swept across Latin America's economic landscape. What started as a slow process in Chile has spread to virtually every country in the region. Most countries are now pursuing a market economy - in contrast to a long-standing reliance on heavy state intervention. What makes Latin American reform particularly attractive is its context: a widespread return to democracy. This volume tells the story of the region's reforms from 1982 to 1994. Starting with the debt crisis of 1982, it shows how a new consensus - spurred by the failure of traditional policies and the example of pioneering countries - has emerged as nations have begun to stabilize their economies, open up to international trade, privatize and deregulate firms, and improve social security, all the while seeking to reduce poverty and provide a social safety net.; Throughout the book, the implications for Latin America of the 1994 Mexican currency crisis are thoroughly examined. The final chapter evaluates the challenges facing the region in the aftermath of the crisis and in the long term
Economic adjustment and exchange rates in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 765 libraries worldwide
In spite of the attention paid exchange rates in recent economic debates on developing countries, relatively few studies have systematically analyzed in detail the various ramifications of exchange rate policy in these countries. In this new volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research, leading economists use rigorous models to tackle various exchange rate issues, while also illuminating policy implications that emerge from their analyses. The volume, divided into four main sections, addresses: the role of exchange rates in stabilization programs and the adjustment process; the importance of exchange rate policy during liberalization reform in developing countries; exchange rate problems relevant and unique to developing countries, illustrated by case studies; and the problems defining, measuring, and identifying determinants of real exchange rates. Authors of individual papers examine the relation between commercial policies and exchange rates, the role of exchange rate policy in stabilization programs, the effectiveness of devaluations as a policy tool, and the interaction between exchange rate terms of trade an capital flow. This research will not only prove crucial to our understanding of the role of exchange rates in developing countries, but will clearly set the standard for future work in the field
Reform, recovery, and growth : Latin America and the Middle East by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
14 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
"Series of well-written articles analyzes elements that comprise successful stabilization programs, as well as impact of deregulation, privatization, tax reform, and trade liberalization. Discusses reform efforts in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Mexico, Peru, and Turkey"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Latin America after Mexico quickening the pace by Shahid Javed Burki( file )
17 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
"Analyzes Mexico's Dec. 1994 currency devaluation and impact of resulting crisis on other countries in the region. Contends that crisis acted as a 'wake-up call,' prompting many countries to implement policy reforms"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The economics of crime lessons for and from Latin America by Sebastian Edwards( file )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 604 libraries worldwide
This title presents a survey of the crime problem in Latin America, which takes a very broad and appropriately reductionist approach to analyse the determinants of the high crime levels, focusing on the negative social conditions in the region, including inequality and poverty, and poor policy design, such as relatively low police presence. The chapters illustrate three channels through which crime might generate poverty, that is, by reducing investment, by introducing assets losses, and by reducing the value of assets remaining in the control of households
Capital flows and the emerging economies : theory, evidence, and controversies by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 599 libraries worldwide
The 1990s witnessed several acute currency crises among developing nations that invariably spread to other nearby at-risk countries. These episodes?in Mexico, Thailand, South Korea, Russia, and Brazil?were all exacerbated by speculative foreign investments and high-volume movements of capital in and out of those countries. Insufficient domestic controls and a sluggish international response further undermined these economies, as well as the credibility of external oversight agencies like the International Monetary Fund. This timely volume examines the correlation between volatile capital mobil
Left behind : Latin America and the false promise of populism by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
13 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 597 libraries worldwide
In this book, Sebastian Edwards explains why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits of globalization and forcefully highlights the dangers of the recent turn to economic populism in the region.--[book jacket]
Real exchange rates, devaluation, and adjustment : exchange rate policy in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 558 libraries worldwide
Monetarism and liberalization : the Chilean experiment by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 501 libraries worldwide
Capital controls, exchange rates, and monetary policy in the world economy by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
The essays collected in this volume, written by well-known academics and policy analysts, discuss the impact of increased capital mobility on macroeconomic performance. The authors highlight the most adequate ways to manage the transition from a semi-closed economy to a semi-open one. Additionally, issues related to the measurement of openness, monetary control, optimal exchange rate regimes, sequencing of reforms, and real exchange rate dynamics under different degrees of capital mobility are carefully analyzed
The order of liberalization of the external sector in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
15 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Mexico 1994 : anatomy of an emerging-market crash ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
The authors are uniquely positioned to provide valuable insights on both the Mexican crisis and the metamorphosis in the nature of financial debacles. Some of the contributors had first-hand experience with the Mexican crash - and with the unfolding East Asian crisis - as government officials, international money managers, or senior officials at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank; others are leading economists, political scientists, and influential financial commentators
The economics and politics of transition to an open market economy : Colombia by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 270 libraries worldwide
Colombia is somewhat unique in this series, in that it was never a centralised, communist state. Nonetheless, it does share some of the characteristics of the centralised socialist economies since the reins of power remained in a small clique which denied access to other parts of the society. Reforms have taken place, but they have been undertaken in a climate of resistance by vested interests and militancy on the part of those who stand most to benefit from reform. This book explains how these forces related to each other and how the conflicts were resolved - or not, as the case may be. The lessons for other countries in the region and for emerging economies in general are far-reaching
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Alternative Names
Edwards-F., Sebastián 1953-
Edwards, S. 1953-
Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-
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Spanish (8)
German (1)
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