Globalization, by which is meant the increasing economic interdependence among nations, has been a critical ingredient in enabling enormous improvement in mankind's condition. While progress has not always been smooth, and has not come without dislocation for some, the economic policy challenge has been, and is, to enable the realization of the large potential benefits of globalization while simultaneously reducing the negative side effects and providing safety nets for those whose lives are disrupted in the process.
This volume focuses on the successes of globalization, and some of the main economic policy challenges and solutions that arise to enhance the benefits and lower the costs. It covers different aspects of globalization, sovereign debt restructuring, development of the financial sector and financial crises in Asia, Turkey, Brazil, etc. The final part of the book covers multilateral international organizations, namely the World Trade Organization, the IMF and the World Bank.
Contents: OverviewSuccesses of Globalization:Be Careful What you Wish ForTrade Policy and Economic Development: How We LearnIncreased Understanding of Supply Side EconomicsEconomic Policy Reform:DeToqueville's ‘Dangerous Moment’: The Importance of Getting Reforms RightThe Crucial Role of Financial Intermediation for Rapid GrowthLessons from the Asian Financial ExperienceEconomic Policy Reforms in Brazil and TurkeySovereign Debt Restructuring:A New Approach to Sovereign Debt RestructuringSovereign Workouts: An IMF PerspectiveMultilateralism for the Twenty-First Century:The Founding of the Bretton Woods Institutions: A View from the 1990sThe Clash between Economics and Politics in the World Trade OrganizationAt the Service of Nations: The Role of the IMF in the Modern Global EconomyAn Enduring Need: The Importance of Multilateralism in the Twenty-First CenturyLooking Forward:PostscriptReadership: Economists, political scientists, policy makers, finance professionals, professors, students, and others interested in financial crises and globalization.