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Book ChapterThe governance of the international monetary system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International International economic relations
Book ChapterCapital account liberalization and management
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemAccounting Capital Financial institutions
Book ChapterGlobal monetary co-operation and the exchange rate system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International Foreign exchange
Book ChapterThe provision of global liquidity: the global reserve system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemFinancial institutions International International agencies
Book ChapterA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Credit Financial institutions
Working PaperImpact of Income and Non-Income Shocks on Child Labour: Evidence from a Panel Survey of Tanzania
This paper investigates the impact of income and non-income shocks on child labour using a model in which the household maximizes utility from consumption as well as human capital development of the child...Agriculture Children Econometric models (Economic development)
Journal ArticleSocial Capital, Network Effects, and Savings in Rural Vietnam
Part of Journal Special Issue Poverty, Development, and Behavioral EconomicsBusiness networks Financial institutions Households
Working PaperDoes Financial Liberalisation Improve Access to Investment Finance in Developing Countries?
This paper considers the effect of financial liberalisation on access to investment finance using firm level data covering 57 developing and transition countries...Credit Finance Financial institutions
Working PaperSocial Capital, Network Effects and Savings in Rural Vietnam
Information failures are a major barrier to formal financial saving in low income countries...Business networks Financial institutions Households
BlogMaking Finance the Servant not the Master
Tony Addison Today, there is much frustration with the financial sector. Society’s precious savings are not being put to the best of uses—investing for the social good...Banks and banking Capitalism Debts, Public
Book ChapterInto the Void: Governing Finance in Central and Eastern Europe
From the book: Economies in TransitionCommercial law Financial institutions Financing, Government
Working PaperEfficiency of Commercial Banks in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Comparative Analysis of Domestic and Foreign Banks
Utilizing the stochastic frontier approach, this study conducts a comparative analysis of profit efficiency and cost inefficiency of commercial banks operating in 29 sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries by bank ownership (domestic bank, SSA foreign ba...Banks and banking Financial institutions Financial institutions, International
Working PaperInto the Void: Governing Finance in Central and Eastern Europe
Twenty years after the fall of the iron curtain—which for decades had separated East from West—most countries of Central and Eastern Europe are now members of the European Union; some have even adopted the euro...Commercial law Financial institutions Financing, Government
Working PaperLinkages, Access to Finance and the Performance of Small-Scale Enterprises in Kenya
Micro- and small-scale enterprises (MSEs) have become important players in the Kenyan economy, but at the same time they continue to face constraints that limit their development...Business enterprises Business networks Finance (Corporations)
Book ChapterPost-Conflict Countries: Strategy for Rebuilding Fiscal Institutions
From the book: Making Peace WorkFinancial institutions Fiscal policy Social conflict
BlogDomestic Resource Mobilization and Financial Development: Looking at the MDGs from a Different Angle?
George Mavrotas While recent years have witnessed new interest in the finance–growth nexus, the relationship between domestic resource mobilization and financial development remains relatively unexplored...Banks and banking Capital market Financial institutions