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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


Policy Instruments from Three Perspectives: Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Joseph E. Stiglitz, José Antonio Ocampo, Shari Spiegel, Ricardo Ffrench-Davis, and Deepak Nayyar

in Stability with Growth: Macroeconomics, Liberalization and Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199288144
eISBN:
9780191603884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199288143.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter focuses on the use of fiscal and monetary policies (including an analysis of the macroeconomic dimensions of prudential regulations) for a closed economy by contrasting Keynesian, ... More


Stabilization Funds

Eric Parrado

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/9780231158633.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter considers benchmarking from a political economic perspective, arguing that benchmarks are not only about performance but also about legitimacy and intent. The speaker goes on to describe ... More


Introducing the Exchange Stabilization Fund, 1934–1961

Michael D. Bordo, Owen F. Humpage, and Anna J. Schwartz

in Strained Relations: US Foreign-Exchange Operations and Monetary Policy in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226051482
eISBN:
9780226051512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226051512.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Congress created the Exchange Stabilization Fund, the first formal mechanism for foreign-exchange intervention in the United States, in 1934 following the dollar’s devaluation. In this chapter, we ... More


Chile and Copper

Ignacio Briones

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/9780231158633.003.0051
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses Chile's Social and Economic Stabilization Fund, which provides a hedge against the volatility of copper prices. Mining (copper) accounts for 15 percent of the country's GDP, ... More


Management of Commodity Price Risks on Sovereign Balance Sheets1

Jukka Pihlman

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/9780231158633.003.0052
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

For commodity-producing countries, commodities can be a blessing and a curse: They provide a huge part of countries' revenues, but they are very volatile and can be temporary or finite. The ... More


The Legislature’s Intervention with Budget Reform

Brian Pugh

in Chaos and Compromise: The Evolution of the Mississippi Budgeting Process

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496830197
eISBN:
9781496830234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830197.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

Chapter 5 discusses the legislature’s response to the budget problems that occurred at the end of the Mabus administration. The legislature grew frustrated with the unrealistic revenue forecasting ... More


The Rationale for Sovereign Wealth Funds from a Development Perspective1

Stephany Griffith-Jones and José Antonio Ocampo

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/9780231158633.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the rationale for creating sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) from the perspective of developing countries. It distinguishes three motivations for creating SWFs. The first two ... More


The Exchange Stabilization Fund and the IMF in the 1980s and 1990s

Daniel McDowell

in Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?: The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190605766
eISBN:
9780190609504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605766.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

This chapter highlights how dramatic changes in the international financial system from the 1970s through the 1990s challenged the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s effectiveness as an ... More


Long-term Growth and Inequality in Economies Relying on Land and Natural Resources

Giovanni Andrea Cornia

in The Macroeconomics of Developing Countries: An Intermediate Textbook

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856672
eISBN:
9780191889851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856672.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the long-term economic prospects of developing countries whose growth depends to a large extent on cash crop exports, mining, and oil extraction. It analyses the causes of the ... More


US International Bailouts in the 1980s and 1990s

Daniel McDowell

in Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?: The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190605766
eISBN:
9780190609504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605766.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

This chapter builds on the statistical analysis reported in chapter 5. While quantitative analysis is good at identifying the average relationship between variables across a broad sample of cases, it ... More


Who’s In, Who’s Out, and Why? Selecting Whom to Bail Out, 1983–1999

Daniel McDowell

in Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?: The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190605766
eISBN:
9780190609504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190605766.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, International Relations and Politics

While the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s limitations as an international lender of last resort (ILLR) generated the need for US financial rescues during the 1980s and 1990s, this does not ... More


Conclusion: Reflections on the End of Global Silver

Austin Dean

in China and the End of Global Silver, 1873-1937

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501752407
eISBN:
9781501752421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501752407.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter refers to the Beiping wuzhanshi, which chronicled the last-ditch attempts by the Nationalist government to rein in inflation and solidify its rule in the late 1940s. It describes the ... More


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