The IMF and the Future
Issues and Options Facing the Fund
By (author) Graham Bird
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IMF and the Future by Graham Bird
Book DescriptionThe International Monetary Fund has been criticised from both the right and the left of the political spectrum with the right arguing that it is too interventionist and creates more problems than it solves and the left on occasion demanding that it be abolished altogether. What seems almost beyond question is that the IMF needs to be reformed. Defining a future role for the IMF will always be a controversial issue, but vital to any considerations will be a measured assessment of how it has operated in the past. This excellent new book from an internationally respected expert on the IMF intends to do just that. Starting with an historical background tracing the evolution of the IMF, the book goes on to cover such themes as: *The circumstances under which countries turn to the IMF *The various aspects of IMF conditionality *Institutional issues such as lending facilities and how the fund is resourced. Bringing together an array of articles, this excellent new book will undoubtedly be required reading for anyone with a serious interest in development studies as well as being an eye-opening read for policy makers involved with the IMF.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415299879
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Graham Bird
Contemporary Kantian Metaphysics, Hardback (February 2012)
Responding to growing interest in the Kantian tradition and in issues concerning space and time, this volume offers an insightful and original contribution to the literature by bringing together analytical and phenomenological approaches in a productive exchange on topical issues such as action, perception, the body, and cognition and its limits.
Companion to Kant, Paperback (October 2009)
This Companion provides an authoritative survey of the whole range of Kant's work, giving readers an idea of its immense scope, its extraordinary achievement, and its continuing ability to generate philosophical interest. Written by an international cast of scholars.
James - Arguments of the Philosophers, Paperback (February 2009)
First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Introduction to International Macroeconomics, Paperback (October 2006)» View all books by Graham Bird
The main purpose of this book is to show the relevance of international macroeconomics to understanding the world economy. It provides a succinct summary of open economy macroeconomics from a theoretical perspective and analyzes policy covering the balance of payments, exchange rates, capital flows and the co-ordination of macroeconomic policy.
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Author Biography - Graham Bird
Graham Bird is Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey
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