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Description - The IMF and the Future by Graham Bird

The 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 The Political Economy of IMF issues 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 Details

ISBN: 9780415299879
ISBN-10: 041529987X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Graham Bird

Graham Bird is Professor of Economics at the University of Surrey

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