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The Resource Lending credibility : the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition, Randall W. Stone

Lending credibility : the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition, Randall W. Stone

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Lending credibility : the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition
Title
Lending credibility
Title remainder
the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition
Statement of responsibility
Randall W. Stone
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'With the end of the Cold War, the International Monetary Fund emerged as the most powerful international institution in history. But how much influence can the IMF exert over fiercely contested issues in domestic politics that affect the lives of millions? In Lending Credibility, Randall Stone develops the first systematic approach to answering this question. Deploying an arsenal of methods from a range of social sciences rarely combined, he mounts a forceful challenge to conventional wisdom. Focusing on the former Soviet bloc, Stone finds that the IMF is neither as powerful as some critics fear, nor as weak as others believe, but that the answer hinges on the complex factor of how much credibility it can muster from country to country. Stone begins by building a formal, game-theoretic model of lending credibility, which he then subjects to sophisticated quantitative testing on original data from twenty-six countries over the 1990s. Next come detailed, interview-based case studies on negotiations between the IMF and Russia, Ukraine, Poland, and Bulgaria. Stone asserts that the IMF has exerted startling influence over economic policy in smaller countries, such as Poland and Bulgaria. However, where U.S. foreign policy interests come more heavily into play, as in Russia, the IMF cannot credibly commit to enforcing the loans-for-policy contract. This erodes its ability to facilitate enduring market reforms. Stone's context is the postcommunist transition in Europe and Asia, but his findings carry implications for IMF activities the world over.' from publisher's description
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
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Stone, Randall W.
Dewey number
332.1/52
Index
index present
LC call number
HC244
LC item number
.S743 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
HC244
NAL item number
(INTERNET)
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Post-communism
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Fonds monétaire international
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy
  • Post-communism
  • Eastern Europe
  • Kredietverlening
  • Overheidsbeleid
  • Voormalige communistische landen
  • Economische hervormingen
  • Postcommunisme
  • Europe de l'Est
  • Europe de l'Est
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Lending credibility : the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition, Randall W. Stone
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Acronyms; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Strategy of Transition: Inflation and Democracy; 1.2 What Would We Like the IMF to Do?; I. Models and Data; 2 A Formal Model of Lending Credibility; 2.1 The Model; 2.2 The Equilibrium; 2.3 Hypotheses Derived from the Formal Model; 2.4 Conclusions; Appendix: A Formal Model of Lending Credibility; 3 Studying IMF Effectiveness; 3.1 Previous Research; 3.2 Critiques Raised in the Literature; 3.3 New Critiques; 3.4 Research Design; 3.5 Conclusions; 4 An Empirical Test of the Model
Control code
52522474
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283380027
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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22573/cttt2ch
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52522474
Label
Lending credibility : the International Monetary Fund and the post-communist transition, Randall W. Stone
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Acronyms; Preface; 1 Introduction; 1.1 The Strategy of Transition: Inflation and Democracy; 1.2 What Would We Like the IMF to Do?; I. Models and Data; 2 A Formal Model of Lending Credibility; 2.1 The Model; 2.2 The Equilibrium; 2.3 Hypotheses Derived from the Formal Model; 2.4 Conclusions; Appendix: A Formal Model of Lending Credibility; 3 Studying IMF Effectiveness; 3.1 Previous Research; 3.2 Critiques Raised in the Literature; 3.3 New Critiques; 3.4 Research Design; 3.5 Conclusions; 4 An Empirical Test of the Model
Control code
52522474
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxii, 286 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283380027
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt2ch
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52522474

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