Money Doctors

Money Doctors : The Experience of International Financial Advising 1850-2000

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The book brings together internationally respected specialists from economics, history and political science such as Harold James, Louis Pauly and Kenneth Moure. First providing a short history of money doctors, the book then goes on to cover such themes as:
*the IMF and policy advice
*the Russian experience
*contemporary money doctors.
The book shows that there is still a long way to go before international financial advice develops into something that is truly helpful in the long term.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 159 x 235 x 23.88mm | 635g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 Tables, black and white
  • 0415321549
  • 9780415321549

Table of contents

1. Crises and Punishment: Moral hazard and the pre-1914 international financial architecture, Marc Flandreau 2. Money doctors between the wars: the competition between central banks, private financial advisers, and multilateral agencies, 1919-1939, Steven Schuker 3. Who Owns 'Ownership'? The IMF and Policy Advice since 1945, Harold James 4. Who lost Russia in 1998?, Charles Wyplosz and Nadezhda Ivanova 5. French money doctors, central banks and politics in the 1920s, Ken Moure 6. Chile's monetarist Money Doctors, 1850-1988, Elizabeth Glaser 7. Advising, conditionality, culture: Money Doctors in Bulgaria, 1900-2000, Roumen Avramov 8. Money Talks': Competition and Co-operation with the League of Nations, 1929-1940, Patricia Clavin 9. The southern side of 'embedded liberalism': America's unorthodox money doctoring during the early post-1945 years, Eric Helleiner 10. New Therapies from contemporary money doctors: the evolution of structural conditionality in the Bretton Woods Institutions, Louis Pauly
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Review quote

"The archival research that underlies many of the chapters is truly impressive.."
-EH.NET, October 2004
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About Marc Flandreau

Marc Flandreau is Professor of Economics, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris, France.
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