The Pursuit of Reform: Global Finance and the Developing Countries

Against the background of the daily reports on the dynamic developments taking place in the world economy, Fondad invited a group of eminent scholars and policymakers to discuss the functioning of the international monetary and financial system -- with particular reference to the developing world and Eastern Europe. The book includes four papers presented by Richard N. Cooper, Stephany Griffith-Jones, Peter B. Kenen, and John Williamson; other contributors include Ariel Buira, Mohamed A. El-Erian, Gerald K. Helleiner, Wim Kok, Richard Portes, Jan P. Pronk, and Kumiharu Shigehara.

Contents, Contributors, Abbrevaitions

Preface by Jan Joost Teunissen

Opening Address by Jan P. Pronk, Minister for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands

I Reforming the International Monetary System: An Agenda for the Developing Countries, Peter B. Kenen

II Globalisation of Financial Markets and Impact on Flows to LDCs: New Challenges for Regulation, Stephany Griffith-Jones

III Economic Reform and Debt Relief in Eastern Europe: Lessons from the 1980s Debt Crisis, John Williamson

IV G-7 Economic Coordination and Developing Countries, Richard N. Cooper

Closing Address by Wim Kok, Minister of Finance of the Netherlands

Appendix: List of Participants

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January 1993
ISBN-10: 90-74208-03-7

196 pages

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