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Comments: Ideas on Reforming the International Financial System

Comments: Ideas on Reforming the International Financial System »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

At the outset I should make it clear that I belong to the “financial panic” camp. David Lipton does not seem to include himself in the IMF camp, although he gives the IMF high marks for its contribution to s...

Comments: Lessons from the Czech Experience

Comments: Lessons from the Czech Experience »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

The Czech Republic’s recent history of economic transition is sure to attract attention from any researcher interested in the topic of boom-bust patterns of capital flows. The mid-1990s was a period of massi...

Comments: Let Exchange Rates Float

Comments: Let Exchange Rates Float »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

When I agreed to discuss this paper, I thought I was signing on to rebut arguments for greater fixity among major exchange rates, such as target zones. But when the draft arrived, I found instead an intellig...

Comments: Mexico as a Benchmark Case

Comments: Mexico as a Benchmark Case »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

Ito’s paper starts with the premise that the IMF’s programs for Asia have been a failure, without setting a benchmark for what a successful IMF program is. I would like to propose such a benchmark, the 1995...

Comments: More Private Sector Involvement and Less Official Financing

Comments: More Private Sector Involvement and Less Official Financing »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

Barry Eichengreen is well placed to introduce this session, having not only extensively studied the international monetary and financial scene as an academic, but also having recently spent a fruitful year a...

Comments: On Debt Management and Collective-Action Clauses

Comments: On Debt Management and Collective-Action Clauses »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

The 1990s have witnessed significant volatility in capital flows, especially in the second half of the decade. Volatility of capital flows to the private sector, in turn, has been closely associated with lar...

Comments: On Dysfunctional Adjustment and Financing

Comments: On Dysfunctional Adjustment and Financing »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

As I was involved in devising the program for this conference, it is perhaps unfair for me to criticize the agenda for this session. I feel obliged to do so, however, because we may risk missing the fundamen...

Comments: On the Financial Role of the IMF

Comments: On the Financial Role of the IMF »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

Let me say right off that I fully agree with David Lipton that the proper role for IMF financing must be set within a strategy for the international financial architecture more broadly. Under the heading of...

Comments: Policy Options for Capital Importers

Comments: Policy Options for Capital Importers »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

The paper by Mussa, Swoboda, Zettelmeyer, and Jeanne is a very complete and up-to-date contribution to a major topic in international finance. It focuses principally on issues and policy measures at the inte...

Comments: Private Sector Burden Sharing

Comments: Private Sector Burden Sharing »

Source: Reforming the International Monetary and Financial System

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2000

ISBN: 9781557758354

Keywords: moral hazard, capital flows, capital inflows, bonds, bond

Barry Eichengreen’s paper is exactly what one would expect from him—lucid, balanced, and thoroughly reasonable. I admire its virtues. I suspect that his principal conclusion—that private sector burden sharin...