Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson

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Peterson Institute, Mar 15, 2012 - Business & Economics - 257 pages
Over the course of five decades, John Williamson has published an extraordinary number of books, articles, and other pieces on topics ranging from international monetary economics to development policy and bridging scholarly literature and policy debates. This book provides an overview and insight into Williamson's work. It includes contributions from the editors, Stanley Fischer, Edwin M. Truman, Paul De Grauwe, Yuemei Ji, Marcus Miller, Avinash Persaud, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Dagmar Hertova, Olivier Jeanne, Shankar Acharya, Jose Antonio Ocampo, and an essay by John Williamson on designing economic policy.
 

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Contents

Ch 1 An Economist for All Seasons
1
Ch 2 The Washington Consensus
11
Part I MONEY
25
Ch 3 The International Monetary System or Nonsystem?
27
Ch 4 Economic and Monetary Unionin Europe
53
Ch 5 Target Zones and Monitoring Bands
83
PART II FINANCE
105
Ch 6 International Finance
107
PART III REGIONS
155
Ch 9 India and the Global Crisis
157
Ch 10 Latin America
177
PART IV CONCLUSION
197
Ch 11 On Designing Economic Policy
199
Selected Publications ofJohn Williamson
215
About the Contributors
231
Index
237

Ch 7 GrowthLinked Securities
123
Ch 8 Capital Mobility and Regulation
143

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C. Fred Bergsten, senior fellow and director emeritus, was the founding director of the Peterson Institute for International Economics (formerly the Institute for International Economics) from 1981 through 2012. He is serving his second term as a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations and was co-chairman of the Private Sector Advisory Group to the United States-India Trade Policy Forum, comprising the trade ministers of those two countries, during 2007-14.

C. Randall Henning was a Visiting Fellow who has been associated with the Institute since 1986. He serves on the faculty of the School of International Service, American University. He specializes in the politics and institutions of international economic relations, international and comparative political economy, and regional integration. His research work focuses on international monetary policy, European monetary integration, macroeconomic policy coordination, finance G-7 and G-8 summit cooperation, and regional cooperation in East Asia.

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