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The IMF and Economic Development

By James Raymond Vreeland

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This book argues that governments enter IMF programs for economic and political reasons, and finds that the effects are negative. For certain constituencies, IMF policies dampen the effects of bad economic performance by redistributing income. But IMF programs lower growth and shift the income distribution upward.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Political Science -> Comparative Politics

The IMF and Economic Development
1st edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 3/3/03
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139809830
ISBN 13: 9781139809832
Print ISBN: 9780521816755

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