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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 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
BookResetting the International Monetary (Non)System
This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations...Macroeconomics Financial institutions, International Foreign exchange
Working PaperA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
This paper provides a historical background to contemporary debates on the international monetary system: their genesis, similarities, and differences of problems it has faced at different times...Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions, International
Working PaperStructural transformation in the world economy: On the significance of developing countries
This paper outlines the contours of global economic development, since 1980, to analyse underlying factors and consider future implications...Economic development Economic growth Globalization
Working PaperGlobal economic governance and economic policy: A personal perspective
The policy advice given by economists in international institutions is influenced by their prior academic work...Aeronautics, Commercial Globalization International economic relations
Journal ArticleBrazilian South–South Development Cooperation: The Case of the Ministry of Social Development in Africa
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid, Social Policy and DevelopmentEconomic assistance and foreign aid Food security International economic relations
Book ChapterRegulatory Reform for Closing Africa's Competitiveness Gap
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Book ChapterRegional Integration in Africa
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations
Book ChapterAid to Africa :: The Changing Context
From the book: Oxford Handbook of Africa and Economics, Vol. 2...Economic development Globalization International economic relations
Journal ArticleRegional Climate Change of the Greater Zambezi River Basin: A Hybrid Assessment
Part of Journal Special Issue Climate Change and the Zambezi River ValleyClimatic changes Economic forecasting International economic relations
Working PaperThe Governance of the International Monetary System
This paper proposes a reformed architecture of the international monetary system based on three pillars...Financial institutions, International International economic relations
Journal ArticleU.S. Aid and Uneven Development in East Asia
Part of Journal Special Issue Aid and Institution-Building in Fragile StatesEconomic assistance and foreign aid Economic development International economic relations
Working PaperRegulatory Reform for Closing Africa’s Competitiveness Gap
Over the past decade, Africa has been experiencing an economic resurgence. Yet, the continent is facing several difficult challenges and many economies of the region continue to be among the least competitive in the world...Competition Industrial policy International economic relations
Working PaperRegional Integration in Africa: Challenges and Prospects
Political motives, geography, and the uneven distribution of gains trumped the traditional efficiency gains across Africa’s Regional Economic Communities (RECs)...Commerce Economies of scale International economic relations