A Role for the International Monetary Fund in Economic Development

  • Graham Bird

Abstract

One of the effects of the world’s faltering economic performance as well as of changing political attitudes in some large and powerful countries is that the activities of international institutions in general and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in particular have recently come under close scrunity. Having had a significant proportion of the part allocated to it at Bretton Woods in 1944 written out by the move to generalised floating and the evolution of a non-centralised method of international reserve creation, there is now some debate as to whether the Fund can fulfil any useful role in the 1980s and beyond, and, if so, what this role should be.

Keywords

Income Shrinkage Auger Rium Omic 

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© Graham Bird 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Graham Bird
    • 1
  1. 1.University of SurreyUK

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