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Macedo, Jorge Braga de

Works: 225 works in 817 publications in 3 languages and 8,282 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Other, Publishing director, Author of introduction, ed
Classifications: HC392, 330.9469044
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Most widely held works by Jorge Braga de Macedo
Currency convertibility : the gold standard and beyond by Barry J Eichengreen( )

25 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this text a team of leading international economists and economic historians look at parallel situations in the history of the international monetary system, focusing in particular on the gold standard
Portugal since the revolution : economic and political perspectives by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 2019 in English and Portuguese and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the economic and political circumstances in Portugal since the 1974 revolution. A succinct analysis of the central themes of Portuguese politics (drawing on public opinion surveys conducted in Portugal) is followed by a framework for analyzing the economic consequences of the coup. The authors then assess the influence of the I
Unity with diversity in the European economy : the Community's southern frontier( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recoge: Proceedings of the concluding conference of a research project on 'Economic Integration in the Enlarged European Community, conducted under the auspices of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, and hosted by the European Cultural Center at Delphi on 26-27 October 1989
Don't fix, don't float : the exchange rate in emerging markets, transition economies and developing countries by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( Book )

30 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donþt Fix, Donþt Float is a book about credibility, or lack thereof. It deals with questions pertaining to international financial architecture from the perspective of developing countries, emerging markets and transition economies. Should the monetary authority fix the exchange rate of the national currency? Should it instead let the currency float in foreign exchange markets? What about bands, baskets and crawls between the fix and the float corners? Answering these questions is of significance to the national economy involved and, with regard to global finance, often beyond. In the same way that there may never be a pure float, even among key currencies, an instant fix does not provide a fast lane to credibility. Credibility is earned abroad as the development process reinforces institution building in monetary, financial and budgetary matters. Indeed, rules for budgetary adjustment (such as the zero deficit in Argentina or the EU Stability and Growth Pact) are necessary for any exchange-rate regime to deliver economic growth and development. In Donþt Fix, Donþt Float, the case for intermediate regimes is made for five country groups in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Developing countries, emerging markets and transition economies, together with the OECD area, are facing the consequences of a worsening global economic outlook. In this environment, the development perspective underlying Don't Fix, Don't Float is clearly essential
Sustainable recovery in Asia : mobilising resources for development by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-thirds of the world's poor live in Asia. The major objective for the region, therefore, must be to reduce poverty. It has become clear in the wake of the crisis that the public sector can no longer shoulder the burden of financing pro-poor growth alone. At the same time, it is also clear that official aid flows throughout the world, and particularly in Asia, have been declining since the middle of the 1990s. Therefore, the private sector must be encouraged to provide at least part of the financing. This is the major message of the book. Two ways of achieving this are proposed. One is to attract more foreign direct investment and portfolio investment, rather than to rely on borrowing, to reduce financial vulnerability. The other is to promote partnerships between the state and the private sector, rather than simply to privatise the more lucrative branches of publicly owned and operated services. This book, co-edited by the OECD Development Centre and the Asian Development Bank, presents an original and comprehensive approach to the problem of obtaining support for maintaining development projects in the wake of the global financial crisis. The book brings together varied and complementary opinions from participants -- from the worlds of business, finance, government, academia and the media -- in the sixth annual International Forum on Asian Perspectives, held in Paris in July 2000. Sustainable Recovery in Asia: Mobilising Resources for Development constitutes a reference work on Asia and provides an excellent basis for policy advice for governments and policy makers
Regional integration in Africa by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

14 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relates to the second session of the International Forum on African Perspectives held in March 2001
Trade and financial interdependence under flexible exchange rates : the Pacific area by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

33 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper analyses policy interdependence under flexible exchange rates and its implications for middle-income countries in the Pacific area. In the first part of the paper, the consequences of strategic behavior among industrial countries are illustrated by means of a simple diagram. It is argued that in the absence of incentives to coordinate macroeconomic policies among major countries, exchange rates will tend to be volatile. Evidence on the world value of the dollar in the flexible rate period is then presented and interpreted.The second part describes exchange rate policies in the Pacific area. It is found that the widespread policy of pegging to the U.S. dollar has implied occasional large devaluations against the numeraire (Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Philippines and Indonesia). An alternative, which requires higher Pacific trade and financial interdependence than the one prevailing during the last decade, would be a joint float along the lines of the policies seemingly pursued by Malaysia and Singapore.The two-country macroeconomic model presented in the Appendix can be used to assess the costs and benefits of policy coordination both at the world and at the regional level
Asia and Europe : services liberalisation by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development( )

13 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book demonstrates some of the pitfalls associated with services liberalisation but recommends perseverance and even acceleration of the reforms. Contributors call for orderly and rapid progress towards regional integration of the services sector, based on the gradual removal of the barriers to competition. The benefits will be increased FDI flows and domestic investment, with a subsequent contribution to growth and poverty reduction. This book is based upon the 2002 International Forum on Asian Perspectives organised by the ADB and the OECD Development Centre
Technology and poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific by International Forum on Asian Perspectives( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poverty reduction remains a major development challenge in much of Asia and the Pacific. Historically, technology has played a central role in raising living standards across the region, including those of the poor. The Green Revolution and various innovations of modern medicine and public health have been instrumental in improving nutrition, health, and livelihoods of millions of poor people. Yet, the pace of improvement from these sources appears to have slowed, and new technological impetus - as well as improved policies and institutions - are needed to address the persistent poverty proble
Development is back by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achieving the economic development of poor countries remains, even in the third millennium, a formidable challenge which increasingly preoccupies OECD countries. The Organisation's Development Centre was founded in 1962 as one means to study and to try to confront the problems of comparative development and to relate them to experiences in the more advanced economies. This book provides a compendium of that experience and looks forward to future policies and strategies which might provide some solutions to the problems facing developing countries. Some reflections are also included on a remarkable institution which has evolved and been transformed better to synchronise with the OECD's overall efforts in favour of the poorer countries, regions and peoples
Exchange rate behavior with currency inconvertibility by Jorge Braga de Macedo( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour une relance durable en Asie : mobiliser des ressources pour le développement by Jorge Braga de Macedo( )

10 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les deux tiers des pauvres de la planète vivent en Asie. L'objectif premier de toute politique de développement dans cette région doit donc être de réduire la pauvreté. Dans le sillage de la crise, il est devenu évident que le secteur public ne peut plus supporter seul le poids du financement d'une croissance privilégiant les pauvres. En outre, il est devenu manifeste que les flux d'aide publique diminuent depuis le milieu des années 90 dans le monde entier, et en particulier en Asie. C'est pourquoi il faut encourager le secteur privé à fournir une partie des fonds nécessaires ; tel est le principal message de cet ouvrage. L'ouvrage propose deux moyens d'y parvenir. L'un consiste à attirer davantage d'investissements directs étrangers et d'investissements de portefeuille pour réduire la vulnérabilité financière, plutôt que de compter sur l'emprunt. L'autre consiste à promouvoir la formation de partenariats entre l'Etat et le secteur privé, plutôt que de simplement privatiser les branches les plus lucratives des services fournis et gérés par l'Etat. Cet ouvrage, co-édité par le Centre de Développement de l'OCDE et la Banque asiatique de développement, présente une approche originale et exhaustive du problème que pose la nécessité d'obtenir des fonds pour assurer la poursuite des projets de développement au lendemain de la crise financière mondiale. Il rassemble les points de vue divers et complémentaires des participants - issus du monde des affaires, des milieux financiers, des administrations publiques, de l'université et des médias - au sixième forum international sur les perspectives asiatiques, organisé à Paris en juillet 2000. Pour une relance durable en Asie : mobiliser des ressources pour le développement est un ouvrage de référence précieux sur l'Asie et une excellente base pour l'élaboration de conseils destinés aux gouvernements et aux décideurs
Macroeconomic policy and institutions during the transition to European Union membership by William H Branson( )

15 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A framework is developed for macroeconomic policy analysis in four countries of Central Europe (CE) in transition to EU membership (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia). A Multi-Annual Fiscal Adjustment Strategy (MAFAS) and a Pre-Pegging Exchange Rate Regime (PPERR) appropriate for maintaining internal and external balance are described and evidence on budgetary procedures is presented, in comparison with those prevailing in EU member states. The comparison suggests that the four CE countries are better fit for fiscal stabilization than Greece, Spain and Portugal were in the 1970s. Nevertheless, there is still much room for institutional improvement. A stronger commitment mechanism to fiscal targets at the preparatory stage would improve fiscal performance in all four countries. The adoption of a kind of convergence program would also be made easier if some group procedures can be adopted among them. The four countries also appear to have moved closer to sustainability in their external and internal balance in the last few years so that a MAFAS and a PPERR become credible. The fact that they established CEFTA (which Slovenia since joined) also helps set them apart from other EU associates in the region
Taux de change : ni fixe, ni flottant : les taux de change dans les marchés émergents, les économies en transition et les pays en développement by Centre de développement de l'OCDE( )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taux de change : ni fixe, ni flottant parle de crédibilité, et de l'absence de crédibilité. Cet ouvrage traite des questions relatives à l'architecture financière internationale du point de vue des pays en développement, des marchés émergents et des économies en transition. Les autorités monétaires doivent-elles fixer le taux de change de la monnaie nationale? Doivent-elles au contraire laisser flotter leur monnaie sur le marché du change? Entre les solutions extrêmes - fixer ou laisser flotter - n'y a-t-il pas de place pour des marges de fluctuation, des paniers de monnaie, des parités ajustables? Les réponses à ces questions sont bien évidemment primordiales pour les économies concernées mais, compte tenu de la globalisation des marchés financiers, leur portée va bien au-delà. Si l'institution d'un régime purement flottant peut sembler chimérique, même parmi les monnaies dominantes, la mise en place d'un régime à taux fixe n'ouvre pas nécessairement la voie rapide vers la crédibilité. C'est par un processus de développement qui renforce les institutions monétaires, financières et budgétaires qu'une économie obtient cette crédibilité vis-à-vis de l'étranger. Il est vrai que des règles d'ajustement budgétaire (telles que le déficit zéro en Argentine ou le pacte de stabilité et de croissance de l'UE) sont des conditions nécessaires pour qu'un régime de taux de change donné puisse assurer développement et croissance économique. Taux de change : ni fixe ni flottant, présente des propositions argumentées de régimes intermédiaires pour cinq groupes de pays en Afrique, en Asie et en Amérique latine. Les pays en développement, les marchés émergents et les économies en transition, de concert avec les pays de la zone OCDE, doivent faire face aux conséquences d'une conjoncture économique mondiale qui se détériore. Dans ce contexte, les questions de développement qui sous-tendent cet ouvrage acquièrent une importance capitale
How globalization improves governance by Federico Bonaglia( )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization, governance and economic performance affect each other in very complex mutual relationships. In this Paper, we establish a clear and well-circumscribed hypothesis: 'Is there an effect of globalization on governance?' To test this hypothesis or, even more specifically, to test how openness can affect the quality of domestic institutions, we survey available theoretical explanations of causal relationships between globalization and governance. Microeconomic theory helps us identify trade policy, competition by foreign producers and international investors, and openness-related differences in institution building costs and benefits, as three major transmission mechanisms through which openness affects a country's corruption levels. Examining a large sample of countries covering a 20-year long period, we found robust empirical support for the fact that increases in import openness do indeed cause reductions in corruption, a crucial aspect of governance. The magnitude of the effect is also quite strong. After controlling for many cross-country differences, openness' influence on corruption is close to one third of that exercised by the level of development. Some cautious policy conclusions are derived
Investissement direct étranger et autres flux financiers vers l'Amérique latine by Jorge Braga de Macedo( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in French and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'investissement direct étranger (IDE) est-il préférable à d'autres flux de capitaux, comme les prêts bancaires? Telle est la question centrale traitée ici. La part de l'IDE dans l'ensemble des flux en direction de l'Amérique latine a indiscutablement augmenté, mais il n'est guère aisé de déterminer la part de.l'offre et de la demande dans la genèse du phénomène. Les analyses présentées dans cet ouvrage semblent démontrer que l'IDE ne contribue ni plus ni moins que les autres types de capitaux à la croissance et à la résistance aux crises. Il peut même être, dans certains cas, un signe de mauvaise santé de l'économie. Mais cet ouvrage présente également des arguments opposés. En outre, on croit généralement que les pays qui se concurrencent pour attirer l'IDE entraînent un " nivellement par le bas ", notamment des normes de protection du travail et de l'environnement. Or, étonnamment, ces craintes semblent pour une large part infondées. L'ouvrage se fait enfin l'écho d'une table ronde consacrée à ces questions et à laquelle ont participé des représentants du secteur privé. La Banque interaméricaine de développement et le Centre de développement de l'OCDE ont créé conjointement le Forum international sur les perspectives latino-américaines, tribune où des représentants de la région Amérique latine et des pays de l'OCDE peuvent débattre une fois par an de leurs idées et stratégies. Cet ouvrage rassemble les communications et les analyses présentées lors de la onzième édition de ce Forum, qui s'est tenu à Paris en novembre 2000
Smuggler's blues at the central bank : lessons from Sudan by William H Branson( )

12 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ineffectiveness of real devaluation as stabilization policy does not imply that the nominal exchange rate should be held constant in the face of a domestic inflation. In this circumstance, import duties and export subsidies would have to be escalated to counter the potential erosion of the trade balance. This escalation of trade barriers generates a rising black market premium and offers increasing incentives to smuggling, already a pervasive problem in the African countries. As a consequence, the central bank would find it more and more difficult to hold the nominal exchange rate constant. This leads us to consider a passive exchange rate policy of stabilizing the exchange rate by moving the nominal rate in line with domestic inflation. If such passive policy is not accompanied by the elimination of trade barriers, however, the black market premium will not disappear. Unless exchange rate policy and trade policy are consistent with each other, the smuggler's blues will reach the central bank. Indeed, this is not just a theoretical possibility, it is the major lesson from the recent experience of Sudan
Technologie et lutte contre la pauvreté en Asie et dans le Pacifique by Jorge Braga de Macedo( )

9 editions published in 2002 in French and English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faire reculer la pauvreté est aujourd'hui encore un enjeu majeur du développement dans la plupart des pays d'Asie et du Pacifique. Historiquement, la technologie a joué un rôle essentiel pour le progrès des niveaux de vie dans cette région, y compris en ce qui concerne les populations pauvres. La Révolution verte et diverses innovations dans les domaines de la santé publique et de la médecine moderne ont été fondamentales pour améliorer l'alimentation, la santé et les conditions de vie de millions de pauvres. Il semble néanmoins que ces progrès marquent le pas, appelant de nouvelles avancées technologiques - ainsi que des améliorations sur le plan politique et institutionnel - afin d'apporter des solutions au problème persistant de la pauvreté dans certains groupes sociaux et certaines zones géographiques. Les biotechnologies agricoles et médicales sont riches de promesses, mais elles s'accompagnent de risques et de préoccupations qui doivent recevoir des réponses avant qu'elles puissent être pleinement mises en oeuvre. Les nouvelles technologies de l'information commencent seulement à se diffuser largement dans les pays en développement d'Asie et du Pacifique. A terme toutefois, elles pourraient avoir une large influence sur la vie des pauvres, en leur permettant d'accéder à des informations jusque-là réservées aux nantis
Converging European transitions by Jorge Braga de Macedo( )

8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asie et Europe : la libéralisation des services by Jorge Braga de Macedo( )

6 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cet ouvrage analyse certains des pièges de la libéralisation des services, mais recommande néanmoins la persévérance, voire l'accélération des réformes. Les auteurs préconisent une progression rapide et ordonnée vers l'intégration régionale du secteur des services reposant sur l'élimination progressive des obstacles à la concurrence. Une évolution qui aurait pour avantage d'accroître les flux d'investissement direct étranger et l'investissement intérieur en contribuant, par là même, à la croissance et à la réduction de la pauvreté. Cet ouvrage s'appuie sur les débats du Forum international sur les perspectives asiatiques qui a eu lieu à Paris en Juin 2002, organisé par la Banque asiatique de développement et le Centre de Développement de l'OCDE
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Currency convertibility : the gold standard and beyond
Unity with diversity in the European economy : the Community's southern frontierDon't fix, don't float : the exchange rate in emerging markets, transition economies and developing countriesTechnology and poverty reduction in Asia and the PacificDevelopment is back
Alternative Names

controlled identityCrespo, Avelino

Braga de Macedo, J.

Braga de Macedo Jorge

Braga de Macedo, Jorge 1946-

Brage deMacedo Jorge

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Crespo, Avelino.

Crespo, Avelino 1946-

De Macedo Jorge Braga

De Macedo, Jorge Braga 1946-

DeMacedo Jorge Brage

DeMacedo, Jorge Brage 1946-

Jorge Braga de Macedo eacnamaí Portaingéalach

Jorge Braga de Macedo economista e político português

Jorge Braga de Macedo economista portugués

Jorge Braga de Macedo ekonom

Jorge Braga de Macedo ekonomist portugez

Jorge Braga de Macedo Portugees econoom

Jorge Braga de Macedo Portuguese economist

Macedo, Braga de

Macedo, J. Braga de

Macedo, Jorge Avelino Braga de

Macedo, Jorge Avelino Braga de 1946-

Macedo, Jorge B. de

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