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Edwards, Sebastian 1953-

Works: 288 works in 1,351 publications in 2 languages and 20,323 library holdings
Genres: Conference proceedings  History 
Roles: Editor, Redactor
Classifications: HC125, 338.98
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Most widely held works by Sebastian Edwards
The macroeconomics of populism in Latin America by Rudiger Dornbusch ( )
20 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Again and again, Latin America has seen the populist scenario played to an unfortunate end. Upon gaining power, populist governments attempt to revive the economy through massive spending. After an initial recovery, inflation reemerges and the government responds with wage an price controls. Shortages, overvaluation, burgeoning deficits, and capital flight soon precipitate economic crisis, with a subsequent collapse of the populist regime. The lessons of this experience are especially valuable for countries in Eastern Europe, as they face major political and economic decisions. Economists and
Labor markets in Latin America combining social protection with market flexibility ( )
10 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Part one addresses labor market institutions in a broader context, such as collective bargaining arrangements, minimum wages and poverty, and optimal unemployment insurance schemes. Part two analyzes labor market performance in Latin America, the links between performance and labor market regulations, and the status of labor market reform in the region. These questions are addressed for the region as a whole and in great detail for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Colombia. The book provides a comprehensive description of the existing labor institutions in Latin America, the problems they pose, and the trends in labor market reforms as well as the difficulties encountered by the reform process in specific cases
Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
23 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capital controls and capital flows in emerging economies policies, practices, and consequences by Sebastian Edwards ( )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Some scholars argue that the free movement of capital across borders enhances welfare; others claim it represents a clear peril, especially for emerging nations. In Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economies, an esteemed group of contributors examines both the advantages and the pitfalls of restricting capital mobility in these emerging nations. In the aftermath of the East Asian currency crises of 1997, the authors consider mechanisms that eight countries have used to control capital inflows and evaluate their effectiveness in altering the maturity of the resulting external debt
The decline of Latin American economies growth, institutions, and crises ( )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin America?s economic performance is mediocre at best, despite abundant natural resources and flourishing neighbors to the north. The perplexing question of how some of the wealthiest nations in the world in the nineteenth century are now the most crisis-prone has long puzzled economists and historians. The Decline of Latin American Economies examines the reality behind the struggling economies of Argentina, Chile, and Mexico. A distinguished panel of experts argues here that slow growth, rampant protectionism, and rising inflation plagued Latin America for years, where corrupt institutions
Financial markets volatility and performance in emerging markets by Sebastian Edwards ( )
11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A group of experts here examine rapidly globalizing financial markets with regard to capital flows and crises, domestic credit, international financial integration, and economic policy. Featuring detailed analyses and cross-national comparisons of countries such as Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, and Korea, this book will shape economists' and policymakers' understanding of the effectiveness of restrictions on capital mobility in the world's most fragile economies."--BOOK JACKET
Economic adjustment and exchange rates in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
14 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In spite of the attention paid exchange rates in recent economic debates on developing countries, relatively few studies have systematically analyzed in detail the various ramifications of exchange rate policy in these countries. In this new volume from the National Bureau of Economic Research, leading economists use rigorous models to tackle various exchange rate issues, while also illuminating policy implications that emerge from their analyses. The volume, divided into four main sections, addresses: the role of exchange rates in stabilization programs and the adjustment process; the importa
Reform, recovery, and growth : Latin America and the Middle East by Rudiger Dornbusch ( Book )
15 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Series of well-written articles analyzes elements that comprise successful stabilization programs, as well as impact of deregulation, privatization, tax reform, and trade liberalization. Discusses reform efforts in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Israel, Mexico, Peru, and Turkey"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
Latin America after Mexico quickening the pace by Shahid Javed Burki ( )
15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Analyzes Mexico's Dec. 1994 currency devaluation and impact of resulting crisis on other countries in the region. Contends that crisis acted as a 'wake-up call,' prompting many countries to implement policy reforms"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57
The economics of crime lessons for and from Latin America by Sebastian Edwards ( )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Crime rates in Latin America are among the highest in the world, and in several countries they have steadily risen over the past two decades, making crime the primary concern of many citizens. Despite this situation, there has been a lack of systematic effort to study crime in the region or the effectiveness of policies designed to tackle it. This book contributes to the current debate on causes and solutions by applying lessons learned from recent developments in the economics of crime." "The Economics of crime addresses a variety of topics, including the impact of mandatory arrest laws, education in prisons, and the relationship between poverty and crime. the book also presents research from outside Latin America, illustrating the broad range of approaches that have been fruitful in studying crime in developed nations. The Economics of Crime will be vital for researchers, policy makers, and students of both crime and of Latin American economic policy."--BOOK JACKET
Left behind : Latin America and the false promise of populism by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this book, Sebastian Edwards explains why the nations of Latin America have failed to share in the fruits of globalization and forcefully highlights the dangers of the recent turn to economic populism in the region.--[book jacket]
Real exchange rates, devaluation, and adjustment : exchange rate policy in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Preventing currency crises in emerging markets by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
12 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economists and policymakers are still trying to understand the lessons recent financial crises in Asia and other emerging market countries hold for the future of the global financial system. In this timely and important volume, distinguished academics, officials in multilateral organizations, and public and private sector economists explore the causes of and effective policy responses to international currency crises.Topics covered include exchange rate regimes, contagion (transmission of currency crises across countries), the current account of the balance of payments, the role of private sec
Capital flows and the emerging economies : theory, evidence, and controversies by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The 1990s witnessed several acute currency crises among developing nations that invariably spread to other nearby at-risk countries. These episodes?in Mexico, Thailand, South Korea, Russia, and Brazil?were all exacerbated by speculative foreign investments and high-volume movements of capital in and out of those countries. Insufficient domestic controls and a sluggish international response further undermined these economies, as well as the credibility of external oversight agencies like the International Monetary Fund. This timely volume examines the correlation between volatile capital mobil
Monetarism and liberalization : the Chilean experiment by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
13 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capital controls, exchange rates, and monetary policy in the world economy by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
16 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essays collected in this volume, written by well-known academics and policy analysts, discuss the impact of increased capital mobility on macroeconomic performance. The authors highlight the most adequate ways to manage the transition from a semi-closed economy to a semi-open one. Additionally, issues related to the measurement of openness, monetary control, optimal exchange rate regimes, sequencing of reforms, and real exchange rate dynamics under different degrees of capital mobility are carefully analyzed
The order of liberalization of the external sector in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mexico 1994 : anatomy of an emerging-market crash ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The authors are uniquely positioned to provide valuable insights on both the Mexican crisis and the metamorphosis in the nature of financial debacles. Some of the contributors had first-hand experience with the Mexican crash - and with the unfolding East Asian crisis - as government officials, international money managers, or senior officials at the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and the Inter-American Development Bank; others are leading economists, political scientists, and influential financial commentators
The economics and politics of transition to an open market economy : Colombia by Sebastian Edwards ( Book )
11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Colombia is somewhat unique in this series, in that it was never a centralised, communist state. Nonetheless, it does share some of the characteristics of the centralised socialist economies since the reins of power remained in a small clique which denied access to other parts of the society. Reforms have taken place, but they have been undertaken in a climate of resistance by vested interests and militancy on the part of those who stand most to benefit from reform. This book explains how these forces related to each other and how the conflicts were resolved - or not, as the case may be. The lessons for other countries in the region and for emerging economies in general are far-reaching
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Alternative Names
Edwards-F., Sebastián 1953-
Edwards, S. 1953-
Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-
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