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The United States and the International Financial Institutions: Power and Influence Within the World Bank and the IMF

Ngaire Woods

in US Hegemony and International Organizations: The United States and Multilateral Institutions

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199261437
eISBN:
9780191599309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261431.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Examines the role of the US in international financial institutions with particular reference to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Describes the extraordinary influence of the ... More


The International Legal Framework for International Financial Regulation

Kern Alexander, Rahul Dhumale, and John Eatwell

in Global Governance of Financial Systems: The International Regulation of Systemic Risk

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166989
eISBN:
9780199783861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166989.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter assesses the current international legal framework that governs international monetary and financial relations. The international economic organizations with responsibility in these ... More


Failed: What the "Experts" Got Wrong about the Global Economy

Mark Weisbrot

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780195170184
eISBN:
9780190263713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170184.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This book analyzes and ties together some of the most important economic developments of recent years, with the common theme that they have been widely misunderstood and in some cases almost ... More


Financial Crises and What to Do About Them

Barry Eichengreen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257430
eISBN:
9780191698453
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257430.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book provides a critical assessment of the official sector's efforts to manage more effectively financial crises in emerging markets. The book reviews international initiatives on both the ... More


Justice, the Bretton Woods Institutions, and the Problem of Inequality

Frank J Garcia

in Developing Countries in the WTO Legal System

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195383614
eISBN:
9780199855445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383614.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The Bretton Woods Institutions and the WTO are the preeminent international institutions devoted to managing international economic relations. This mandate puts them squarely in the center of the ... More


SDRs and the negotiation of the Second Amendment to the Fund's Articles of Agreement

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The Second Amendment to the IMF Articles of Agreement (the Jamaica Agreement) did much more than simply legalize the floating exchange rate system. Of fundamental importance were decisions to ... More


IMF Structural Programs

Morris Goldstein, Timothy F. Geithner, Paul Keating, and Yung Chul Park

in Economic and Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226241098
eISBN:
9780226241104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226241104.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the role of structural policies in International Monetary Fund (IMF) supported adjustment programs on financial crises in emerging market economies. Structural policies are ... More


Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Kathryn C. Lavelle

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Conventional understandings of U.S. foreign policy see Congress as an obstacle to multilateral cooperation. Kathryn Lavelle challenges the traditional view by considering Congress within the three ... More


United Against the United States? The EU's Role in Global Trade and Finance *

C. Randall Henning and Sophie Meunier

in The State of the European Union Vol. 7: With US or Against US? European Trends in American Perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199283958
eISBN:
9780191603297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199283958.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

In economic relations, the EU has the capacity to exercise a global role on par with the United States. Yet the EU is not always able to effectively defend its interests. While the EU has firmly ... More


Getting Down to Cases

Ruth W. Grant

in Strings Attached: Untangling the Ethics of Incentives

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151601
eISBN:
9781400839742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151601.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management

This chapter explores in more detail four very different domains where incentives have been controversial: plea bargaining, recruiting medical research subjects, the loan policies of the ... More


The Bretton Woods Institutions: Evolution, Reform, and Change

Jong-Il You

in Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254033
eISBN:
9780191698187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254033.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Bretton Woods institutions (BWIs), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Bank were created to bring about orderly development of the world economy in the post-World War II era. ... More


The Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Ariel Buira

in Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195157406
eISBN:
9780199832965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195157400.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In view of its influence, it is of interest to consider to what extent the IMF's (International Monetary Fund) own governance meets the standards of transparency and accountability required to ensure ... More


Congressional Advocacy Toward International Organizations

Kathryn C. Lavelle

in Legislating International Organization: The US Congress, the IMF, and the World Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199765348
eISBN:
9780199918959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199765348.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

In presenting the argument of the book, Chapter 1 questions how the IMF and World Bank have been able to receive support from Congress despite formidable opposition. Congress is unique among ... More


The United Nations

ANDREW CLAPHAM

in Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288465
eISBN:
9780191707681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288465.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter looks at the obligations on the UN in the context of peace-keeping, the world bank, and the IMF. The conclusion is that the UN has human rights obligations in all these contexts and that ... More


Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Christopher Wilkie

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Following the Rio Agreement in 1967, the birth of the Special Drawing Right (SDR) was widely heralded as the first step towards a world international money. The SDR's intended purpose, though, was ... More


A Development-Focused Allocation of the Special Drawing Rights

Ernest Aryeetey

in New Sources of Development Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199278558
eISBN:
9780191601590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199278555.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The original purpose of the Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was to increase international liquidity, but here the emphasis is on the potential role of SDR ... More


Picking Up (and Rearranging) the Pieces: The Politics of Global Financial Governance in the Wake of the Great Recession

Mark S. Copelovitch

in Governance Challenges and Innovations: Financial and Fiscal Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674930
eISBN:
9780191753046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674930.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The Great Recession has triggered a wave of new proposals calling for reform of the rules and institutions of global financial governance, including the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Group ... More


Overview: Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas *

Stephen J. Kay and Tapen Sinha

in Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter begins with a brief discussion of the introduction of a state-sponsored pay-as-you-go (PAYGO) pension system in Germany over a century ago, and pension reform in Latin American ... More


Crisis Management

Barry Eichengreen

in Financial Crises and What to Do About Them

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199257430
eISBN:
9780191698453
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257430.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the disagreement and confusion in the management of financial crises. The dispute centres on the role of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in crisis management. While some ... More


Introduction

Christopher M.D. Wilkie

in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs): The First International Money

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199606467
eISBN:
9780191731648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606467.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) were announced to the world at the International Monetary Fund's annual meeting in Rio de Janeiro in 1967. Only a few years later, the IMF incorporated in its Articles ... More


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