International Monetary Fund
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.
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- WM Corden, “An International Debt Facility?” Staff Papers. International Monetary Fund, vol. 35 September 1988Google Scholar
- 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
- WM Corden, “The Asian Crisis. Is there a Way Out?” Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore, 1999.Google Scholar