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Edwards, Sebastian 1953-

Overview
Works: 312 works in 1,827 publications in 3 languages and 27,296 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Other, Compiler
Classifications: HC125, 332.456091724
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Most widely held works by Sebastian Edwards
Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the early 1990s, reform has swept across Latin America's economic landscape. What started as a slow process in Chile has spread to virtually every country in the region. Most countries are now pursuing a market economy - in contrast to a long-standing reliance on heavy state intervention. What makes Latin American reform particularly attractive is its context: a widespread return to democracy. This volume tells the story of the region's reforms from 1982 to 1994. Starting with the debt crisis of 1982, it shows how a new consensus - spurred by the failure of traditional policies and the example of pioneering countries - has emerged as nations have begun to stabilize their economies, open up to international trade, privatize and deregulate firms, and improve social security, all the while seeking to reduce poverty and provide a social safety net.; Throughout the book, the implications for Latin America of the 1994 Mexican currency crisis are thoroughly examined. The final chapter evaluates the challenges facing the region in the aftermath of the crisis and in the long term
Real exchange rates, devaluation, and adjustment : exchange rate policy in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Macroeconomics of populism in Latin America by Rudiger Dornbusch( Book )

25 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 552 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
Monetarism and liberalization : the Chilean experiment by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Left behind : Latin America and the false promise of populism by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 535 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]
Labor markets in Latin America : combining social protection with market flexibility( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 487 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
Economic adjustment and exchange rates in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 481 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 )

16 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 436 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
Capital controls, exchange rates, and monetary policy in the world economy by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 428 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 )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital flows and the emerging economies : theory, evidence, and controversies( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 370 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
Exchange rate misalignment in developing countries by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of Latin American economies : growth, institutions, and crises( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 329 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 and political unrest undermined the financial outlook of already-besieged economies. Tracing Latin America's growth and decline through two centuries, this volume illustrates how a once-prosperous continent now lags behind. Of interest to scholars and policymakers alike, it offers new insight into the relationship between political systems and economic development
Preventing currency crises in emerging markets by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics covered include exchange rate regimes, contagion, the current account of the balance of payments, the role of private sector investors and of speculators, the reaction of the official sector, capital controls, bank supervision and weaknesses, and the roles of cronyism, corruption and large players
Mexico 1994 : anatomy of an emerging-market crash( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 296 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
Financial markets volatility and performance in emerging markets by Seminario Interamericano de Economa̕( Book )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 270 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."--Jacket
Capital controls and capital flows in emerging economies : policies, practices, and consequences by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some scholars argue that the free movement of capital across borders enhances welfare, while others claim it represents a clear peril, especially for emerging nations. In Capital Controls and Capital Flows in Emerging Economies, Sebastian Edwards and a group of contributors examine both the advantages and the pitfalls of restricting capital mobility in these developing countries."--Jacket
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Taking an empirical economics perspective, this volume assesses the causal impacts of disadvantage on youth outcomes and how policy interventions can alleviate those impacts. Each chapter develops a framework to describe the relationship between youth disadvantages and later life outcomes, addressing such factors as educational opportunity, health, neighborhood crime rates, and employment. This book documents the serious short-and long-term consequences of childhood disadvantage and provides nuanced evidence of the impact of public policy designed to help needy children." "This volume offers comparative analysis from twelve countries and examines the issue of age in the labor force. Contributors analyze the relationship between incentives to retire and the proportion of older persons in the workforce, the effects that reforming social security would have on the employment rates of older workers, and how extending labor force participation will affect program costs. Dispelling the myth that employingolder workers takes jobs away from the young, this timely volume challenges a raft of existing assumptions about the relationship between old and young people in the workforce." "In less than three decades, China has grown from playing a negligible role in world trade to being one of the world's largest exporters, a substantial importer of raw materials, intermediate outputs, and other goods, and both a recipient and source of foreign investment. This volume undertakes an empirical investigation of the effects of China's new status, providing detailed analyses of the microstructure of trade, the macroeconomic implications, sector-level issues, and foreign direct investment. Careful examination of micro data in light of established economic theories clarifies a number of misconceptions, overturns some conventional wisdom, and documents data patterns that enhance our understanding of issues related to China's trade."
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 189 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
Latin America after Mexico : quickening the pace by Shahid Javed Burki( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 123 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
 
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Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope
Alternative Names
Edwards-F., Sebastián 1953-

Edwards, S. 1953-

Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-

Sebastián Edwards econoom uit Chili

Sebastián Edwards Figueroa

Sebastián Edwards Figueroa chilensk ekonom

Sebastián Edwards Figueroa chilensk økonom

Languages
English (325)

Spanish (6)

German (1)

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Real exchange rates, devaluation, and adjustment : exchange rate policy in developing countriesThe Macroeconomics of populism in Latin AmericaMonetarism and liberalization : the Chilean experimentLeft behind : Latin America and the false promise of populismLabor markets in Latin America : combining social protection with market flexibilityEconomic adjustment and exchange rates in developing countriesReform, recovery, and growth : Latin America and the Middle EastCapital controls, exchange rates, and monetary policy in the world economy