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Edwards, Sebastian 1953-

Works: 377 works in 1,982 publications in 2 languages and 28,117 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: HC125, 332.456091724
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Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
27 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 599 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
The Macroeconomics of populism in Latin America by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
33 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 586 libraries worldwide
Macroeconomic populism is an approach to economics that emphasizes growth and income distribution and deemphasizes the risks of inflation and deficit finance, external constraints and the reaction of economic agents to aggressive non-market policies. The purpose of our paper is to show that policy experiences in different countries and periods share common features, from the initial conditions, the motivation for policies, the argument that the country's conditions are different, to the ultimate collapse. Our purpose in setting out these experiences, those of Chile under Allende and of Peru under Garcia, is not a righteous assertion of conservative economics, but rather a warning that populist policies do ultimately fail; and when they fail it is always at a frightening cost to the very groups who were supposed to be favored. Our central thesis is that the macroeconomics of various experiences is very much the same, even if the politics differed greatly
Real exchange rates, devaluation, and adjustment : exchange rate policy in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
18 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Monetarism and liberalization : the Chilean experiment by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
23 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Left behind : Latin America and the false promise of populism by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 534 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]
Labor markets in Latin America : combining social protection with market flexibility ( Book )
12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 486 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
Reform, recovery, and growth : Latin America and the Middle East by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )
17 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 438 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
Capital controls, exchange rates, and monetary policy in the world economy by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
21 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 )
14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 399 libraries worldwide
Capital flows and the emerging economies : theory, evidence, and controversies ( Book )
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 370 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 mobility, currency instability, and the threat of regional contagion, focusing particular attention on the emergent economies of Latin America, Southeast Asia, and Eastern Europe. Together these studies offer a new understanding of the empirical relationship between capital flows, international trade, and economic performance, and also afford key insights into realms of major policy concern
Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
17 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 338 libraries worldwide
The decline of Latin American economies : growth, institutions, and crises ( Book )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 329 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 and political unrest undermined the financial outlook of already-besieged economies. Tracing Latin America's growth and decline through two centuries, this volume illustrates how a once-prosperous continent now lags behind. Of interest to scholars and policymakers alike, it offers new insight into the relationship between political systems and economic development
Preventing currency crises in emerging markets by Michael P Dooley( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 301 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
Mexico 1994 : anatomy of an emerging-market crash ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 296 libraries worldwide
Mexico 1994 is as much about one country's experience as about our changing world. The book offers in-depth analysis of long-term political and economic processes that set the stage for the crisis, and of specific actions in Mexico and abroad that prompted the crash and shaped its outcome. It also casts much-needed light on important new interrelationships between domestic and global phenomena
Financial markets volatility and performance in emerging markets by Seminario Interamericano de Economa̕( Book )
15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
"A group of experts here examine rapidly globalizing financial markets with regard to capital flows and crises, domestic credit, international financial integration, and economic policy. Featuring detailed analyses and cross-national comparisons of countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Korea, this book will shape economists' and policymakers' understanding of the effectiveness of restrictions on capital mobility in the world's most fragile economies."--Jacket
Capital controls and capital flows in emerging economies : policies, practices, and consequences by Sebastian Edwards( Book )
19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
"Some scholars argue that the free movement of capital across borders enhances welfare, while others claim it represents a clear peril, especially for emerging nations. In Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economies, Sebastian Edwards and a group of contributors examine both the advantages and the pitfalls of restricting capital mobility in these developing countries."--Jacket
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America by Ernesto Schargrodsky( Book )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 208 libraries worldwide
"Taking an empirical economics perspective, this volume assesses the causal impacts of disadvantage on youth outcomes and how policy interventions can alleviate those impacts. Each chapter develops a framework to describe the relationship between youth disadvantages and later life outcomes, addressing such factors as educational opportunity, health, neighborhood crime rates, and employment. This book documents the serious short-and long-term consequences of childhood disadvantage and provides nuanced evidence of the impact of public policy designed to help needy children." "This volume offers comparative analysis from twelve countries and examines the issue of age in the labor force. Contributors analyze the relationship between incentives to retire and the proportion of older persons in the workforce, the effects that reforming social security would have on the employment rates of older workers, and how extending labor force participation will affect program costs. Dispelling the myth that employingolder workers takes jobs away from the young, this timely volume challenges a raft of existing assumptions about the relationship between old and young people in the workforce." "In less than three decades, China has grown from playing a negligible role in world trade to being one of the world's largest exporters, a substantial importer of raw materials, intermediate outputs, and other goods, and both a recipient and source of foreign investment. This volume undertakes an empirical investigation of the effects of China's new status, providing detailed analyses of the microstructure of trade, the macroeconomic implications, sector-level issues, and foreign direct investment. Careful examination of micro data in light of established economic theories clarifies a number of misconceptions, overturns some conventional wisdom, and documents data patterns that enhance our understanding of issues related to China's trade."
Latin America after Mexico : quickening the pace by Shahid Javed Burki( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 155 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
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Alternative Names
Edwards-F., Sebastián 1953-
Edwards, S. 1953-
Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-
Sebastián Edwards econoom uit Chili
Sebastián Edwards Figueroa
Sebastián Edwards Figueroa chilensk ekonom
Sebastián Edwards Figueroa chilensk økonom
에드워즈, 세바스티안
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