Financial Crises, Liquidity, and the International Monetary System

Innbundet / 2002 / Engelsk

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2002
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Financial Crises, Liquidity, and the International Monetary System

Innbundet / 2002 / Engelsk
Once upon a time, economists saw capital account liberalization--the free and unrestricted flow of capital in and out of countries--as unambiguously good. Good for debtor states, good for the world economy. No longer. Spectacular banking and currency crises in recent decades have shattered the consensus. In this remarkably clear and pithy volume, one of Europe's leading economists examines these crises, the reforms being undertaken to prevent them, and how global financial institutions might be restructured to this end. Jean Tirole first analyzes the current views on the crises and on the reform of the international financial architecture. Reform proposals often treat the symptoms rather than the fundamentals, he argues, and sometimes fail to reconcile the objectives of setting effective financing conditions while ensuring that a country "owns" its reform program. A proper identification of market failures is essential to reformulating the mission of an institution such as the IMF, he emphasizes. Next he adapts the basic principles of corporate governance, liquidity provision, and risk management of corporations to the particulars of country borrowing. Building on a "dual- and common-agency perspective," he revisits commonly advocated policies and considers how multilateral organizations can help debtor countries reap enhanced benefits while liberalizing their capital accounts. Based on the Paolo Baffi Lecture the author delivered at the Bank of Italy, this refreshingly accessible book is teeming with rich insights that researchers, policymakers, and students at all levels will find indispensable.
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Analyzes the views on the crises and on the reform of the international financial architecture. This book is suitable for researchers, policymakers, and students.
Acknowledgments vii Introduction ix 1. Emerging Markets Crises and Policy Responses 1 The pre-crisis period 1 The crisis 7 IMF reforms, regulatory changes, and private sector innovations 18 2. The Economists' Views 23 Consensus view 23 Conflicting advice and the topsy-turvy principle 29 "Unrealistic" encroachments on sovereignty 36 Theories 36 3. Outline of the Argument and Main Message 47 The problem of a standard borrower 48 Why is external borrowing different? 48 Institutional and policy responses to market failure 50 4. Liquidity and Risk-Management in a Closed Economy 53 Corporate financing: key organizing principles 53 Domestic liquidity provision 70 5. Identification of Market Failure: Are Debtor Countries Ordinary Borrowers? 77 The analogy and a few potential differences 77 A dual-agency perspective 81 The government's incentives 86 Discussion 88 A common-agency perspective 92 6. Implications of the Dual- and Common-Agency Perspectives 97 Implication 1: the representation hypothesis 97 Implication 2: policy analysis 102 Cross-country comparisons 108 Is there a need for an international lender of last resort? 110 7. Institutional Implications: What Role for the IMF? 113 From market failure to mission design 113 Governance 116 8. Conclusion 129 References 131 Index 145
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Jean Tirole, Winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics "An insightful contribution to the expanding economics research that reexamines the role of the International Monetary Fund in emerging markets and financial crises."--Choice
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In this remarkably ambitious and insightful book, Jean Tirole tackles the core issues in the economics of international lending with his usual superb clarity of thought. This book is essential reading to anyone interested in understanding the economics behind the recent drive to improve the international financial architecture. -- Ken Rogoff, Chief Economist and Director of Research, International Monetary Fund Jean Tirole is living proof of the value of good economic thinking. He shines new light on, and dissipates heat from, every issue he touches. In this book he offers us an amazing combination of detailed facts and rigorous theory about international financial crises. His perspective of dual and common agencies enriches our understanding of the roles and shortcomings of international economic institutions, and points the way to reform. All the supposed experts who engage in controversies on these matters should learn from this book. -- Avinash Dixit, Princeton University This book presents one of the first comprehensive attempts to bring rigorous theoretical foundations into the debate on the international financial architecture. The analysis is simple, elegant, and yields insights that are often unconventional and always thought-provoking. This is an indispensable reference for all economists interested in the current debates on the international financial architecture. -- Olivier Jeanne, International Monetary Fund Most proposals for reforming the international financial system derive from ad hoc explanations for recent crises. Jean Tirole goes back to first principles. He asks how relations between lenders and borrowers differ in the international context from those in the domestic context. You may not agree with all of his conclusions but will have to rethink your own views after you have read it. -- Peter B. Kenen, Princeton University Jean Tirole uses the tools of corporate finance to analyse some key aspects of international finance. As we expect from him, we get deep and fruitful insights into issues such as borrower and lender behavior, the appropriate role of the IMF, and private sector involvement in orderly workouts. This is essential reading for all those concerned with the 'international financial architecture.' -- Richard Portes, London Business School
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Jean Tirole, the winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, is chairman of the Foundation Jean-Jacques Laffont at the Toulouse School of Economics, scientific director of Toulouse's Industrial Economics Institute, and annual visiting professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His books include The Theory of Corporate Finance (Princeton), The Theory of Industrial Organization, Game Theory (with Drew Fudenberg), and A Theory of Incentives in Procurement and Regulation (with Jean-Jacques Laffont).
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ISBN13
9780691099859
Publisert
2002
Utgiver
Vendor
Princeton University Press
Aldersnivå
05, 06, U, P
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
168
Vekt
340 gr
Høyde
216 mm
Bredde
140 mm
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