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Does the World Need a Universal Financial Institution?, James Boughton

Abstract
All financial institutions specialize, in dimensions that may include categories of assets and liabilities, types of services offered, customer demographics, and geographic coverage. The International Monetary Fund is the only international financial institution that is universal in its geographic scope, prepared to lend on request to virtually any country in the world. Why has this status come about? What are its costs and benefits? Is it an appropriate model for a world where macroeconomic imbalances, financial crises, and disparities in economic development must compete for attention and resources?
Table Of Contents
""Contents""; ""I. INTRODUCTION""; ""II. THE EVOLUTION OF THE IMF AND ITS MEMBERSHIP""; ""III. FINANCIAL CLASSIFICATION OF COUNTRIES""; ""IV. THE MODERN ROLE OF THE IMF""; ""V. CONCLUDING THOUGHTS""; ""References""
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Physical Description
1 online resource (21 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9781452741086

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