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Williamson, John 1937-

Works: 152 works in 623 publications in 4 languages and 17,401 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
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Most widely held works about John Williamson
Most widely held works by John Williamson
Dollar overvaluation and the world economy by C. Fred Bergsten( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dollar rose by about 35 percent in real terms from 1995 through the end of 2001, supporting the booming US economy of the late 1990s but pushing the current account deficit to a record high of almost 5 percent of GDP. This special report provides alternative views of how large a dollar depreciation would be needed to restore a sustainable position (Jim O'Neill, Michael Rosenberg, and Catherine Mann), analyzes the impact of currency misalignments on each of the three major economies (Martin Baily for the United States, William Cline for Japan, and Daniel Gros for Euroland), and discusses the role of exchange market intervention in addressing the issues (Kathryn Dominguez, Edwin M. Truman, and Ernest Preeg)
Reference rates and the international monetary system by John Williamson( )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Growing global imbalances threaten to induce a collapse of the dollar, which could in turn produce a severe recession in the rest of the world. This crisis could force countries to say "never again" and search for a system to prevent similar disasters. The system that could do so is a reference rate system-where countries' authorities are forbidden from intervening in order to push the exchange rate too far from what is termed the "reference rate." It could help a country's authorities manage its exchange rate to avoid large misalignments, assist the private sector in forming more dependable expectations of future exchange rates and thus to manage their businesses more efficiently in a world of floating exchange rates, and aid the International Monetary Fund in designing and managing an effective system of multilateral surveillance. The world economy would function better as a result, with less chance of the global imbalances leading to a world recession
Curbing the boom-bust cycle : stabilizing capital flows to emerging markets by John Williamson( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International investors poured vast sums of money into East Asian and Latin American countries during the mid-1990s, when the emerging market boom was at its peak. Then Thailand stumbled and panic seized the markets, and boom gave way to bust. Investors suffered large financial losses, while Asian countries suddenly experienced large capital outflows and the macroeconomic pressures these wrought plunged countries that had been growing rapidly ("miraculously") into crisis. Much the same had happened in Latin America when the debt crisis broke in 1982. This book investigates what can be done to make the international capital market a constructive force in promoting development in emerging markets. John Williamson concludes that the problem of cyclicality that has undermined the value of international borrowing cannot be tackled just, or even mainly, from the supply side, but will require actions on the part of both creditors and debtors
After the Washington consensus : restarting growth and reform in Latin America by Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski Godard( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exchange rate system by John Williamson( Book )

19 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The failure of world monetary reform, 1971-74 by John Williamson( Book )

15 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an analysis of recent international monetary reforms and their theoretical implications
Global economics in extraordinary times : essays in honor of John Williamson by C. Fred Bergsten( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IMF conditionality( Book )

20 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in 3 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part analyzes the Fund's overall role in the process of financial intermediation, including its relationship to commercial banks and the World Bank. The second part addresses the ways in which stabilization policies sould be conducted and the criterial against which Fund programs should be judged. The third section comprises twelve case studies of recent Fund programs on four continents and assesses the reason for their success or failure. The final section draws analytical conclusions and policy recommendations; it evaluates recent changes in Fund terms, suggests new directions for Fund activities in several areas and makes recommendations for the magnitude of Fund resources
The Political economy of policy reform by John Williamson( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policymakers around the world have increasingly agreed that macroeconomic discipline, microeconomic liberalization, and outward orientation are prerequisites for economic success. But what are the political conditions that make economic transformation possible? At a conference held at the Institute for International Economics, leaders of economic reform recounted their efforts to bring about change and discussed the impact of the political climate on the success of their efforts. In this book, these leaders explore the political conditions conducive to the success of policy reforms. Did economic crisis strengthen the hands of the reformers? Was the rapidity with which reforms were instituted crucial? Did the reformers have a "honeymoon" period in which to transform the economy? The authors answer these and other questions, as well as providing first-hand accounts of the politically charged atmosphere surrounding reform efforts in their countries
Latin American adjustment : how much has happened?( Book )

7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estimating equilibrium exchange rates by John Williamson( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Financial intermediation beyond the debt crisis by Donald R Lessard( Book )

8 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who needs to open the capital account by Olivier Jeanne( )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most countries emerged from the Second World War with capital accounts that were closed to the rest of the world. Since then, a process of capital account opening has occurred, with the result that all developed and many emerging-market countries now have capital accounts that are both de facto and de jure open, while many developing countries also have de facto openness. This study examines this in part by considering some of the first lessons from the current global financial crisis. This crisis may change the terms of the debate on capital account liberalization in a deeper and more lasting way than any of the crises of the past two decades because it may mark a reversal in the secular trend of financial liberalization at the core of the international financial system. The current crisis also raises new questions about the appropriate policy responses to boom-bust dynamics in domestic credit and in international credit flows. Intellectual consistency is needed between the domestic and international dimensions of financial regulation and the policies aimed at dealing with boom-bust dynamics in domestic and international credit
A survey of financial liberalization by John Williamson( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The G-7's joint-and-several blunder by Beatriz Armend√°riz( Book )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital flight : the problem and policy responses by Donald R Lessard( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Italian and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delivering on debt relief : from IMF gold to a new aid architecture by Nancy Birdsall( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study brings readers up to date on the complicated subject of debt relief for poor countries. It also addresses the questions of more efficient and equitable government spending, building better institutions and attracting productive private investment
The economic opening of Eastern Europe by John Williamson( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Targets and indicators : a blueprint for the international coordination of economic policy by John Williamson( Book )

11 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the target zone proposal for exchange rate management, a formula for the growth of domestic nominal demand calculated to support stable, noninflationary growth. Includes principles that should govern monetary and fiscal policy in each country to enable them to persue simultaneously the intermediate targets for both domestic demand and the exchange rate
Political economy and international money : selected essays of John Williamson by John Williamson( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Political economy of policy reform
Reference rates and the international monetary systemCurbing the boom-bust cycle : stabilizing capital flows to emerging marketsAfter the Washington consensus : restarting growth and reform in Latin AmericaThe Political economy of policy reformEstimating equilibrium exchange ratesA survey of financial liberalizationDelivering on debt relief : from IMF gold to a new aid architecture