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Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Christopher Balding

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sovereign wealth funds are a dynamic and sizeable force in international finance. There is surprisingly little information about their history, economics, investments, and politics. This book seeks ... More


How Do You Manage That Much Money?

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Though a good problem to have, sovereign wealth funds struggle with how to manage the amount of money entrusted to them. Sovereign wealth funds have competing financial, economic, political, and ... More


The Politics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The primary concern of politicians and economists stems from the potential for the state to interfere in business matters and either protect or favor a certain business. The interests of government ... More


From Stabilization to Sovereign Wealth Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Despite their new found popularity, sovereign wealth funds date back as many as fifty years. Originally intended to counteract the boom and bust cycles of oil and commodity dependent economies, ... More


The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sovereign wealth funds are designed to solve specific economic and financial problems. Surplus capital inflows, primarily from commodity dependent states, threaten to cause currency appreciation and ... More


The European Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The two largest European sovereign wealth funds are in Norway and Russia. While each gain their sovereign wealth fund capital from natural resource extraction each country targets different ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H.B. Monk

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The worldwide rise of sovereign wealth funds is emblematic of the ongoing transformation of nation-state economic prospects. This book maps the global footprints of these financial institutions, ... More


The Middle Eastern Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds remain less transparent and more difficult to disentangle from the local economy than other funds. More dependent on the price of oil than almost any other ... More


The Rise of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter provides an introduction to the formation and development of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) around the world. Its argument is largely about form and function, emphasizing the functions ... More


Emerging Capital Economies

RUMU SARKAR

in International Development Law: Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Global Finance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398281
eISBN:
9780199866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398281.003.007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines emerging capital economies from the perspective of creating the new success stories in the developing world. It focuses on the underlying (legal) causes for such successes and ... More


The Asian Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The major Asian sovereign wealth funds are the only funds in the world not based on commodity revenues. China and Singapore created their sovereign wealth funds from accumulated budgetary and trade ... More


The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sovereign wealth funds as a vehicle for commodity rich states is an increasing phenomenon. This chapter examines two lesser known funds in unique circumstances and whether sovereign wealth funds as ... More


This Is Not the End of the World as We Know It

Christopher Balding

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199842902
eISBN:
9780199932498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

It is important to understand the evolution into sovereign wealth funds, their behavior, and their political and economic implications of sovereign wealth funds. Despite their diversity in ... More


Rethinking the “Sovereign” in Sovereign Wealth Funds

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter asks what is the “sovereign” in sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)? More specifically, how can we interpret the SWF phenomenon without succumbing to classical notions surrounding the ... More


Conclusion: Form and Function in the Twenty-First Century

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter looks to the future and rehearses the argument about form and function, recognizing that today's ideal form of the sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is based on two sets of rules: those ... More


The Virtues of Long-Term Commitment: Australia’s Future Fund

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter presents the first case study, looking past the geopolitical concerns that have plagued sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and focusing on the competing domestic political interests embedded ... More


Introduction

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This introductory chapter provides an overview of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). It begins with a discussion of how policymakers of all stripes, from democracies to autocracies, have all come to see ... More


Modernity, Imitation, and Performance: The Gulf States’ Funds

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter first looks at the problems associated with managing resource riches, referencing academic literature that coined the phrase “Dutch disease” (resource wealth may be lost by virtue of ... More


The Ethics of Global Investment: Norway’s Government Pension Fund

Gordon L. Clark, Adam D. Dixon, and Ashby H. B. Monk

in Sovereign Wealth Funds: Legitimacy, Governance, and Global Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142296
eISBN:
9781400846511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142296.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the investment policies of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund-Global (GPF-G). One of the world's largest investors, this sovereign wealth fund (SWF) has an explicit mission ... More


The Economics of Sovereign Wealth Funds

Rolando Ossowski and Håvard Halland

in National Wealth: What is Missing, Why it Matters

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198803720
eISBN:
9780191844119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198803720.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Many countries have set up sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) as vehicles for public saving and wealth management. The majority are in resource-exporting countries; frequently stated objectives are ... More


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