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  • Capital Flows and the Emerging Economiesby Sebastian Edwards

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 38.25

    The 1990s witnessed several acute currency crises among developing nations that invariably spread to other nearby at-risk countries. These episodes—in Mexico, Thailand, South Korea, Russia, and Brazil—were all exacerbated by speculative foreign investments and high-volume movements of capital in and out of those countries. Insufficient domestic controls... more...

  • Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economiesby Sebastian Edwards

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 38.25

    Some scholars argue that the free movement of capital across borders enhances welfare; others claim it represents a clear peril, especially for emerging nations. In Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economie s, an esteemed group of contributors examines both the advantages and the pitfalls of restricting capital mobility in these... more...

  • Left Behindby Sebastian Edwards

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 14.45

    The political and economic history of Latin America has been marked by great hopes and even greater disappointments. Despite abundant resources—and a history of productivity and wealth—in recent decades the region has fallen further and further behind developed nations, surpassed even by other developing economies in Southeast Asia and elsewhere.... more...

  • Capital Controls, Exchange Rates, and Monetary Policy in the World Economyby Sebastian Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 35.00

    The essays collected in this volume discuss the impact of increased capital mobility on macroeconomic performance. more...

  • Toxic Aidby Sebastian Edwards

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 57.99

    Provides an economic history of Tanzania since independence in 1961. It covers the policies of African Socialism and the Arusha Declaration, the collapse of the early 1980s, the relationship with the IMF, and the reforms of the 1990s and 2000s. more...

  • American Defaultby Sebastian Edwards

    Princeton University Press 2018; US$ 27.25

    The untold story of how FDR did the unthinkable to save the American economy The American economy is strong in large part because nobody believes that America would ever default on its debt. Yet in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt did just that when, in a bid to pull the country out of depression and get people back to work, he depreciated the U.S.... more...

  • Economic Adjustment and Exchange Rates in Developing Countriesby Sebastian Edwards; Liaquat Ahamed

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 38.25

    In spite of the attention paid exchange rates in recent economic debates on developing countries, relatively few studies have systematically analyzed in detail the various ramifications of exchange rate policy in these countries. In this new volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research, leading economists use rigorous models to tackle various... more...

  • Reform, Recovery, and Growthby Rudiger Dornbusch; Sebastian Edwards

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 38.25

    The debt crisis of 1982 caused serious economic disruptions in most developing countries. Reform, Recovery, and Growth explains why some of these countries have recovered from the debt crisis, while more than a decade later others continue to stagnate. Among the questions addressed are: What are the requirements for a stabilization policy that... more...

  • The Macroeconomics of Populism in Latin Americaby Rudiger Dornbusch; Sebastian Edwards

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 31.88

    Again and again, Latin America has seen the populist scenario played to an unfortunate end. Upon gaining power, populist governments attempt to revive the economy through massive spending. After an initial recovery, inflation reemerges and the government responds with wage an price controls. Shortages, overvaluation, burgeoning deficits, and capital... more...

  • Preventing Currency Crises in Emerging Marketsby Sebastian Edwards; Jeffrey A. Frankel

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 38.25

    Economists and policymakers are still trying to understand the lessons recent financial crises in Asia and other emerging market countries hold for the future of the global financial system. In this timely and important volume, distinguished academics, officials in multilateral organizations, and public and private sector economists explore the causes... more...