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Chapter 20 What’s Wrong With The IMF? What Would Be Better?

Chapter 20 What’s Wrong With The IMF? What Would Be Better? »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

The International Monetary fund (IMF) and the World Bank were created in 1944 reflecting the experience of the 1920s and 1930s. The fund’s tasks were to adjust current account imbalances and manage the excha...

3 Fiscal Rigidities, Public Debt, and Capital Flight

3 Fiscal Rigidities, Public Debt, and Capital Flight »

Source: Fiscal Policy, Stabilization, and Growth in Developing Countries

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 June 1989

ISBN: 9781557750341

Keywords: inflation, trade taxes, fiscal policy, fiscal deficit, tax revenue

Alain Ize and Guillermo Ortiz* I. Introduction One of the salient features of the recent debt crisis in several Latin Amer...

Chapter 33 Moral Hazard

Chapter 33 Moral Hazard »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

Moral hazard is a great sounding topic. Whenever I think of it, a picture of Monica Lewinsky and Linda Tripp comes to mind. However, moral hazard has really very little to do with morality and is not, indeed...

Chapter 26 Early Warning Indicators of Financial Crises

Chapter 26 Early Warning Indicators of Financial Crises »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

1. INTRODUCTION My aim in this paper is to discuss early warning indicators of financial crises. I plan to do that in three steps. First, I will suggest why one might be...

Chapter 6 Origins of the Asian Crisis: Discussion

Chapter 6 Origins of the Asian Crisis: Discussion »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

In order to obtain a proper perspective on the papers in this session, it is useful to review the dominant views on emerging markets crises before and after the Mexican crisis of 1994. In so doing, my discus...

4 Issues in the Design and Implementation of Trade Reforms—Experience in Developing and Transition Economies

4 Issues in the Design and Implementation of Trade Reforms—Experience in Developing and Transition Economies »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

I would like today to discuss selected issues in the design and implementation of trade reforms based on our experience with adjustment programs supported by the use of Fund resourc...

Chapter 36 Bailing in the Private Sector*

Chapter 36 Bailing in the Private Sector* »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

A particular concern of many critics of the existing international financial architecture is that official support has been used to bail out investors. In Mexico in 1995, Korea in 1997, and Russia in 1998, o...

7 Trade Liberalization Issues in Industrial Countries

7 Trade Liberalization Issues in Industrial Countries »

Source: Trade Policy Issues

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1997

ISBN: 9781557756213

Keywords: trade liberalization, free trade, uruguay round, trade diversion, trade reforms

My presentation consists of the major policy challenges in the trade policy area that I see facing countries. The way I have structured my presentation is first to make some comment...

Chapter 17 Comment on “Asian Crisis: Causes and Remedies”

Chapter 17 Comment on “Asian Crisis: Causes and Remedies” »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

The IMF has been barraged by criticism from all sides—from debtor countries and creditors, from the left and from the right, for doing too much and for doing too little. Some want the IMF abolished. Others w...

Chapter 40 Assessing IMF’s Crisis Prevention and Management Record

Chapter 40 Assessing IMF’s Crisis Prevention and Management Record »

Source: Asian Financial crises : Origins, implications and solutions

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451965476

Keywords: banking, debt, loans, interest, creditors

According to Robert Litan, the IMF is in the crisis prevention and management business. 1 He does not, however, say anything about whether it has in fact prevented any activity or...