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Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?

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Conventional wisdom says that the International Monetary Fund (IMF) functions as the de facto international lender of last resort (ILLR) for the global financial system. However, that premise is incomplete. Brother, Can You Spare a Billion? explores how the U.S. has for decades regularly complemented the Fund's ILLR role by selectively providing billions of dollars in emergency loans to foreign economies in crisis. Why would the U.S. ever put national financial resources at risk to &quote,bail out&quote, foreign countries? McDowell argues that the U.S. has been compelled to provide such rescues unilaterally when it believes the IMF's multilateral response is too slow or too small to protect vital U.S. economic interests. Through a combination of historical case studies and statistical analysis, McDowell uncovers the defensive motives behind U.S. decisions to provide global liquidity from the 1960s through the 2008 global financial crisis. Moving beyond conventional wisdom, this book paints a complete picture of how international financial crises have been managed and highlights the unique role the U.S. has played in stabilizing the world economy in troubled times.


Daniel McDowell is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His work has been published in International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Organizations, and New Political Economy.


Table of Figures Table of Tables Preface List of Abbreviations CHAPTER 1 - Introduction CHAPTER 2 - The ILLR in Theory and Practice CHAPTER 3 - The United States Invents its Own ILLR, 1961-1962 CHAPTER 4 - The Exchange Stabilization Fund and the IMF in the 1980s and 1990s CHAPTER 5 - Who's In, Who's Out, and Why? Selecting Whom to Bailout, 1983-1999 CHAPTER 6 - U.S. International Bailouts in the 1980s and 1990s CHAPTER 7 - The United States as ILLR during the Great Panic of 2008-2009 CHAPTER 8 - Conclusions BIBLIOGRAPHY APPENDIX


Titel: Brother, Can You Spare a Billion?
Untertitel: The United States, the IMF, and the International Lender of Last Resort
EAN: 9780190605780
ISBN: 978-0-19-060578-0
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Oxford University Press
Genre: Politikwissenschaft
Anzahl Seiten: 256
Veröffentlichung: 01.11.2016
Jahr: 2016
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 9.9 MB