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Financial institutions, International
Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...

Macroeconomics Financial institutions, International Foreign exchange
Working Paper
A brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods

This paper provides a historical background to contemporary debates on the international monetary system: their genesis, similarities, and differences of problems it has faced at different times...

Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions, International
Working Paper
Global macroeconomic cooperation and the exchange rate system

This paper looks at historical and current frameworks to manage macroeconomic linkages among economies. It considers first the evolving nature of global payments imbalances...

Financial institutions, International Foreign exchange Macroeconomics
Journal Article
Aid, social policy and development

Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and Development

Economic assistance and foreign aid Financial institutions, International Millennium Development Goals
Working Paper
Capital Account Liberalization and Management

This paper reviews the history and controversies associated with capital account management...

Accounting Capital Financial institutions, International
Working Paper
The Governance of the International Monetary System

This paper proposes a reformed architecture of the international monetary system based on three pillars...

Financial institutions, International International economic relations
Research Brief
Debt: IMF financing versus debt-restructuring

​In the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, debt crises have plagued low-, middle-, and high-income countries at various times...

Public debt Economic growth Financial institutions, International
WIDER Annual Lectures – Taking Stock

​ I am looking forward to WIDER Annual Lecture 18, held 18 November in New York not only because I expect that Peter Timmer will make a distinguished contribution to the understanding of economic transformation, but also because the cumulative impact...

Climate change Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working Paper
The Provision of Global Liquidity: The Global Reserve System

This paper analyses three major problems of the current international monetary system: the asymmetric-adjustment problem, dependence on the monetary policy of the main reserve-issuing country, and the large demand for self-insurance by developing cou...

Financial institutions, International International agencies International finance
Working Paper
The Multilateral Aid System: An Assessment Following the Major Replenishments of 2013

The paper assesses the multilateral development financing system in the light of the replenishments of three key funds in 2013...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Financial institutions, International International agencies
On Aid and Growth – An Interview with Sam Jones

28 February 2014 In this interview Sam Jones summarizes the findings of original UNU-WIDER work on the impact of aid on growth ...

Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic growth Financial institutions, International
The Imperative for Strengthening International Tax Co-operation

GUEST Angle John Langmore and Perrin Wilkins When delivering the eighth WIDER Annual Lecture on rethinking growth strategies in 2004 Dani Rodrik explored means of building the rate of economic growth in poor countries and suggested ‘trying to i...

Economic growth Economic policy Financial institutions, International
Making Finance the Servant not the Master

Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good...

Banking Capitalism Public debt
Working Paper
Efficiency of Commercial Banks in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Banks

Utilizing the stochastic frontier approach, this study conducts a comparative analysis of profit efficiency and cost inefficiency of commercial banks operating in 29 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries by bank ownership (domestic bank, SSA foreign ba...

Banking Financial institutions Financial institutions, International
Journal Article
IMF and Economic Reform in Developing Countries

In this paper we assess the IMF approach to economic reform in developing countries...

Economic development Financial institutions, International
Book Chapter
Multiactor Global Funds: New Tools to Address Urgent Global Problems

From the book: Development Finance in the Global Economy

Altruism Economic development projects Financial institutions, International
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