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The Great Recession and the Developing World

José Antonio Ocampo, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Akbar Noman, Ariane Ortiz, Juliana Vallejo, and Judith Tyson

in Development Cooperation in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159661
eISBN:
9780231504393
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159661.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter analyzes the 2008 financial crisis and its effects on the developing world. This crisis was a result of diverse factors that combined in an explosive mix, with two particular traits that ... More


The Global Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development

Jomo Kwame Sundaram

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter analyzes the origins and impact of the worst world recession since the 1930s, caused by an unsustainable growth pattern, related global imbalances, and weaknesses in the global financial ... More


The Role of Industrial and Trade Policy in Creating a Learning Society

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald

in Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on one of the central reasons for industrial policies: Markets on their own do not create a learning society; the structure of the economy that results from market forces results ... More


Global Liquidity and Financial Flows to Developing Countries: New trends in emerging markets and their implications1

C.P. Chandrasekhar

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers some of the implications of recent trends in global liquidity and financial flows to emerging markets before the current financial and economic crisis, with particular emphasis ... More


The Infant-Economy Argument for Protection: Trade Policy in a Learning Environment

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald

in Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents the infant-economy argument for protection. It argues that protectionism can be an important instrument for helping infant economies grow by creating a learning society. It ... More


Special Drawing Rights and the Reform of the Global Reserve System

José Antonio Ocampo

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for a reform of the international reserve system to address its three fundamental flaws: it has a deflationary bias as the burden of adjustment falls on deficit countries; it has ... More


A New Agenda for Global Warming

Joseph E. Stiglitz

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter proposes an agenda to deal first with the United States' pollution and second with that of developing countries. It suggests that the way to get nations, and particularly the United ... More


Cognitive Dissonance: Postwar Economic Development Strategies and Bretton Woods International Financial Stability

Jan Kregel

in Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

the chapter offers a deep critique of the way the Bretton Woods framework addressed the simultaneous objectives of pursuing international financial stability and fostering growth in developing ... More


Commentary

Robert Solow

in Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter presents a commentary by Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He discusses two questions that arose in his mind as he was listening to ... More


Policy Responses to the Global Financial Crisis: Key issues for developing countries

Yılmaz Akyüz

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines how developing countries responded to the global financial crisis, which was triggered by widespread speculative lending and investment in major international financial centers. ... More


Cross-Border Tax Evasion and Bretton Woods II1

David Spencer

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for significantly enhanced international tax cooperation, not only to enhance economic justice, but also to enhance fiscal space, especially in developing countries. The current ... More


The Report of the Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System and Its Economic Rationale1

Jan Kregel

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the economic rationale for the proposals made by the United Nations Commission of Experts on Reform of the International Monetary and Financial System. The independent ... More


Building Emerging Countries’ Financial Infrastructure by Investing in Microfinance

Arnaud Ventura

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter closes the panel discussion on socially responsible investment (SRI) by promoting microcredit in developing countries as a natural match for SRI investments by sovereign wealth funds ... More


The Unnatural Coupling: Food and global finance

Jayati Ghosh

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the link between the global food crisis and the financial crisis. More specifically, it considers the dramatic increase in world food prices in 2007–2008, attributing it mainly ... More


A Learning Economy

Joseph E. Stiglitz and Bruce C. Greenwald

in Creating a Learning Society: A New Approach to Growth, Development, and Social Progress

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152143
eISBN:
9780231525541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152143.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter explores some of the elements that make for a learning society—in the case of a developing country, one which more quickly closes the gap between itself and the more advanced countries; ... More


Panel Summary

Patrick Bolton, Frederic Samama, and Joseph E. Stiglitz (eds)

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0025
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter summarizes the panel discussion on socially responsible investment (SRI). It argues that improving the functioning of the international financial system is a concern for all. SWFs can ... More


Reforming Financial Regulation: What needs to be done

Jane D’Arista and Stephany Griffith-Jones

in Reforming the International Financial System for Development

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157643
eISBN:
9780231527279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157643.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter calls for a careful consideration of the agenda and criteria for financial regulatory reform in view of the differing circumstances, experiences, capacities, and capabilities of various ... More


Managing Commodity Price Volatility

Marie Brière

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0050
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Commodity price volatility continues to be one of the major risks faced by developing countries. The question is how a sovereign wealth fund (SWF) can help reduce that risk by defining an efficient ... More


Should We Still Support Untrammeled International Capital Mobility? Or Are Capital Controls Less Evil Than We Once Believed?

J. Bradford DeLong

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter considers capital flows and a growing controversy among economists. In the past, the author was a strong proponent of international capital mobility—the free flow of investment financing ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Joseph Stiglitz, Patrick Bolton, and Frederic Samama (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are state-owned investment funds with combined asset holdings that are fast approaching four trillion dollars. Recently emerging as a major force in global financial ... More


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