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From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe

Princeton University Press
Publication date: December 2008
ISBN: 9781400835546
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The wave of neoliberal economic reforms in the developing world since the 1980s has been regarded as the result of both severe economic crises and policy pressures from global financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Using comparative evidence from the initiation and implementation of IMF programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe, From Economic Crisis to Reform shows that economic crises do not necessarily persuade governments to adopt IMF-style economic policies. Instead, ideology, interests, and institutions, at both the international and domestic levels, mediate responses to such crises.

Grigore Pop-Eleches explains that the IMF's response to economic crises reflects the changing priorities of large IMF member countries. He argues that the IMF gives greater attention and favorable treatment to economic crises when they occur in economically or politically important countries. The book also shows how during the neoliberal consensus of the 1990s, economic crises triggered IMF-style reforms from governments across the ideological spectrum and how these reforms were broadly compatible with democratic politics. By contrast, during the Latin American debt crisis, the contentious politics of IMF programs reflected the ideological rivalries of the Cold War. Economic crises triggered ideologically divergent domestic policy responses and democracy was often at odds with economic adjustment. The author demonstrates that an economic crisis triggers neoliberal economic reforms only when the government and the IMF agree about the roots and severity of the crisis.

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From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe PDF (Adobe DRM) download by Grigore Pop-Eleches
Princeton University Press, December 2008
ISBN: 9781400835546
EAN:  9781400835546
PDF (Adobe DRM)
List Price: $31.95 eBook price: $29.99
From Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Grigore Pop-Eleches
Princeton University Press, December 2008
ISBN: 9781400835546
EAN:  2370003455557
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List Price: $31.95 eBook price: $29.99