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Fighting Financial Fires

An IMF Insider Account

Authors: de Beaufort Wijnholds, Onno

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About this book

A topical insider view of causes and consequences of financial crises since the Mexican collapse of 1995. The book includes a detailed exploration of recent and ongoing firestorms, including the near meltdown of the global financial system and the euro crisis and suggests ways to save the international financial and monetary system.

About the authors

ONNO DE BEAUFORT WIJNHOLDSis a former Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund and former Representative of the European Central Bank in the United States. During his 40 year career, which began at the Netherlands Central Bank, he was closely involved in dealing with international financial crises. He was also a professor of money and banking and has published widely.

Reviews

'The International Monetary Fund is considered to be the fireman of the international financial and monetary system. Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds is both a close witness and outstanding expert of the Fund's role during the Global Financial Crisis and very well positioned to analyse and discuss it. Therefore, this book is essential and obligatory reading for academics and students, as well as policymakers and practioners interested in these aspects.' - Professor Sylvester Eijffinger, Tilburg University, CEPR and CESifo

'At last we have a book by an insider, Onno de Beaufort Wijnholds, who as Executive Director at the IMF for eight years, took part in 'Fighting Financial Fires,' the apt title of his book. Since the breakdown of the international monetary system in 1971 the IMF has become the pivotal international monetary institution, a kind of first aid station dealing out money, macroeconomic advice, and debt-restructuring programs to needy borrowers. Wijnholds was in a key position to know the inside stories that were behind key financial decisions and also to appraise the way political factors intruded on IMF decisions. Key factors he finds in the recurrent crises include excessive risk taking, herd behaviour, lack of transparency, supervisory shortcomings and macroeconomic policy mistakes. This well-written book contains valuable insights and balanced judgments that make it a must-read for both policy makers and students of international finance.' - Robert Mundell, University Professor and Nobel Laureate, Columbia University


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Prologue

    Beaufort Wijnholds, Onno

    Pages 1-10

  • Tequila and Tesobonos: Mexico 1995

    Beaufort Wijnholds, Onno

    Pages 11-24

  • From Miracle to Panic and Back: The Asian Crisis

    Beaufort Wijnholds, Onno

    Pages 25-50

  • The Korean Christmas Crisis

    Beaufort Wijnholds, Onno

    Pages 51-69

  • Indonesia with Nukes: The Russian Crisis

    Beaufort Wijnholds, Onno

    Pages 70-79

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Hardcover $48.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-29267-3
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Softcover $46.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-33244-1
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fighting Financial Fires
Book Subtitle
An IMF Insider Account
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-35420-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230354203
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-29267-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-33244-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 211
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