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Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Assaf Razin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This book aims at parsing and explaining some key forces that feature in every one of the global and regional financial crises and monetary crises that erupted in the world economy over the past ... More


 Paiton I: Promises Fail

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Following several years of very strong economic growth, Southeast Asia's long boom came to an abrupt end. The first alarm sounded when Thailand's currency was devalued in July of 1997. As the ... More


 Karaha Bodas Company: Turning to Arbitration

Louis T. Wells

in Making Foreign Investment Safe: Property Rights and National Sovereignty

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195310627
eISBN:
9780199783847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310627.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Paiton I was only one of twenty-seven Indonesian power agreements struck down by the Asian Currency Crisis. Unlike Paiton I, the owners of the Karaha Bodas geothermal power project decided to go to ... More


Comparing Apples and Oranges: The Effect of Multilateral Currency Unions on Trade

Volker Nitsch

in Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This chapter explores whether the two multilateral currency unions that have existed much longer than EMU have had a measurable effect on intraregional trade. They are (1) the CFA franc zone in West ... More


The Road to Monetary Union in Europe: The Emperor, the Kings, and the Genies

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241767
eISBN:
9780191596742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241767.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This is a guide to the processes that led to the creation of the European single market and the signing of the Maastricht Treaty in 1992. The 2000 edition has only a few changes, but has been ... More


The ECU's Coming of Age

Tommaso Padoa‐Schioppa

in The Road to Monetary Union in Europe: The Emperor, the Kings, and the Genies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199241767
eISBN:
9780191596742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199241767.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The main qualitative aspects of the past, present, and future development of the European Currency Unit (ECU) are discussed. Aspects covered are: the formal establishment phase of the ECU clearing ... More


The 1990s and Early 2000s

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The chapter surveys major financial crises that took place in the 1990s and early 2000s: (a) the credit implosion leading to a severe banking crisis in Japan and a long lasting liquidity trap; (b) ... More


Disruptive Power: The Crisis of the State in the Digital Age

Taylor Owen

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199363865
eISBN:
9780199363896
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199363865.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Political Economy

Digital communication technologies have thrust the calculus of global political power into a period of unprecedented complexity. In every aspect of international affairs, digitally enabled actors are ... More


Governors, Politics and The Colonial Office: Public Policy in Hong Kong, 1918-58

Gavin Ure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888083947
eISBN:
9789882208667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083947.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book explores the making of public policy for Hong Kong between 1918 and 1958. During much of this period, the Hong Kong government had limited policy-making capabilities. Many new policies ... More


Other Risks in Frontier Markets

Marko Dimitrijević and Timothy Mistele

in Frontier Investor: How to Prosper in the Next Emerging Markets

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231170444
eISBN:
9780231542357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170444.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Looks at the macro- and microeconomic and “headline” risks of investing in frontier markets.


Counterfeit States: Bootleg Currency and Postrevolutionary American Property

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks to overlapping discussions of American economic health and growth to present a complex story about the circulation of currency as well as the circulation of late-eighteenth century ... More


Origins: The Emergence of Universal Banks in Early Twentieth-Century America

Arthur E. Wilmarth Jr. Jr.

in Taming the Megabanks: Why We Need a New Glass-Steagall Act

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780190260705
eISBN:
9780190260736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190260705.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Chapter 1 describes the rise of universal banks in the U.S. during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Large commercial banks in New York and Chicago entered the securities business in ... More


Chasing the Ghosts of Failed Negotiations, Mid-July–Late September 1978

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol

in A Europe Made of Money: The Emergence of the European Monetary System

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450839
eISBN:
9780801465932
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450839.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the European Monetary System (EMS) negotiations from the Bremen European Council until late September 1978, when the debate over the role of the European Currency Unit in the ... More


Hong Kong Weathering the Asian Financial Storm*

Y. Y. Kueh

in Pax Sinica: Geopolitics and Economics of China's Ascendance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9789888083824
eISBN:
9789888180158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083824.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter begins by questioning whether the British administration would have been better able to lead Hong Kong through the Asian financial typhoon. In addition to giving a brief account of the ... More


E Pluribus Unum: Ritual, Currency, and the Embodied Values of the Pale King

Jeffrey Severs

in David Foster Wallace's Balancing Books: Fictions of Value

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231179447
eISBN:
9780231543118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231179447.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Where Infinite Jest had allowed Wallace to go continually inside the calculating minds of addicts and consumers to find evidence of diminishing returns and enslavement, he turned to taxes in order to ... More


The Assistant Majority Leader and the New Deal

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1932 election found Barkley reelected to the Senate and FDR elected to the presidency. Barkley played a key role in New Deal legislation because of his Senate committees and his close ... More


Legacy: The Currency of Eternity

Gloria J. Burgess

in Faulkner and Money

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496822529
eISBN:
9781496822567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496822529.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses the intertwined legacies of Mr. Earnest McEwen, Jr., the author's father, and his life-changing relationship with William Faulkner. As his benefactor, Faulkner paid for Mr. ... More


Policy Effectiveness and Performance in the Eurozone Crisis

Vivien A. Schmidt

in Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198797050
eISBN:
9780191838644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797050.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Economy

Chapter 9 examines the output legitimacy of Eurozone crisis governance, based in its policy effectiveness and performance. The chapter begins by showing that the crisis was misframed as one of public ... More


Capital Inflows and Policy Responses: Lessons from Korea's Experience

Kyuil Chung and Seungwon Kim

in The Great Recession: Lessons for Central Bankers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262018340
eISBN:
9780262305921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018340.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In response to a capital inflow surge from early 2000 through 2007, Korea adopted several policy measures. Of those measures, this chapter evaluates the effectiveness of the capital outflow ... More


Jefferson’s Neighbors: Economy, Society, and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Virginia

Richard Lyman Bushman

in The American Farmer in the Eighteenth Century: A Social and Cultural History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300226737
eISBN:
9780300235203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226737.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Save for the elite planters at the top of the social hierarchy, Virginia society blended smoothly from top to bottom. There were no sharp wealth divisions between non-slave owners and those who owned ... More


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