International Monetary Fund

  • Warner Max Corden
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Economic Thought book series (PHET)


In 1987 and 1988, I held a temporary position as senior adviser in the research department of the International Monetary Fund. The big issue at the time was the Latin American debt crisis. I chose to analyse proposals for debt relief and did a thorough analysis of an international debt facility proposal. My analysis was eventually published in the Fund’s journal, the Staff Papers. I learnt a lot about the Fund and was impressed by the quality of the staff. The debt crisis actually ended with the “Brady Plan”, fostered by the USA.


  1. Henryk Kierzkowski (ed.) Protection and Competition in International Trade: Essays in Honor of W. M. Corden, Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1987Google Scholar
  2. WM Corden, “An International Debt Facility?” Staff Papers. International Monetary Fund, vol. 35 September 1988Google Scholar
  3. WM Corden, “Macroeconomic Adjustment in Developing Countries”, in Public Policy and Economic Development: Essays in Honour of Ian Little, Maurice Scott and Deepak Lal (eds.) Clarendon Press, Oxford 1990.Google Scholar
  4. WM Corden, “The Asian Crisis. Is there a Way Out?” Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 1999.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Warner Max Corden
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  1. 1.University of MelbourneMelbourneAustralia

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