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Edwards, Sebastian 1953-

Works: 362 works in 2,025 publications in 2 languages and 31,627 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor
Classifications: HC125, 330.98
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Most widely held works about Sebastian Edwards
Most widely held works by Sebastian Edwards
The Macroeconomics of populism in Latin America by Rudiger Dornbusch( )

28 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ponencias del congreso de 1990, fruto del proyecto de investigación organizado por el National Bureau of Economic Research, sobre las características de la economía del populismo en América Latina. Primero se hace una introducción general y luego se centra en los casos específicos de Argentina durante 1973-1976, los últimos sesenta años en Brasil, la experiencia chilena entre 1970-1973, la política méxicana entre 1970-1982, Perú en 1985-1990, la estabilización de la economía nicaragüense y el caso colombiano
The decline of Latin American economies : growth, institutions, and crises by Sebastian Edwards( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, leading experts on the economic history of Latin America examine the puzzle and reach important conclusions. Two themes are prominent: first, that institutions have played an important role in shaping the Latin American economies; and second, that political considerations - including, in particular, distributional struggles - have been crucial in determining economic outcomes in the region. There is a focus on the interaction of economic growth, taxation, and institutions, as well as how financial crises, lending, and inflation have affected development. The international context is important, as is clear from attention to protectionism and economic performance." "This vital book offers analytical insights into today's debates on the implications that political and institutional changes may have for economic development. Of interest to scholars and policymakers alike, it offers new insight into the relationship between political systems and economic development."--Jacket
Financial markets volatility and performance in emerging markets by Seminario Interamericano de Economa̕( )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,865 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( )

19 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,859 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
Preventing currency crises in emerging markets by Sebastian Edwards( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,710 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
Labor markets in Latin America : combining social protection with market flexibility( )

13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,081 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( )

20 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 1,047 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( )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,047 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
Crisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

29 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital flows and the emerging economies : theory, evidence, and controversies by Sebastian Edwards( )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Div>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
The economics of crime : lessons for and from Latin America by Ernesto Schargrodsky( )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 757 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."
Latin America after Mexico : quickening the pace by Shahid Javed Burki( )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 725 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
Left behind : Latin America and the false promise of populism by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 648 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 held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Monetarism and liberalization : the Chilean experiment by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

27 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and Spanish and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capital controls, exchange rates, and monetary policy in the world economy by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 469 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 )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American default : the untold story of FDR, the Supreme Court, and the battle over gold by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The untold story of how FDR did the unthinkable to save the American economy. The American economy is strong in large part because nobody believes that America would ever default on its debt. Yet in 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt did just that, when in a bid to pull the country out of depression, he depreciated the U.S. dollar in relation to gold, effectively annulling all debt contracts. American Default is the story of this forgotten chapter in America's history. Sebastian Edwards provides a compelling account of the economic and legal drama that embroiled a nation already reeling from global financial collapse. It began on April 5, 1933, when FDR ordered Americans to sell all their gold holdings to the government. This was followed by the abandonment of the gold standard, the unilateral and retroactive rewriting of contracts, and the devaluation of the dollar. Anyone who held public and private debt suddenly saw its value reduced by nearly half, and debtors--including the U.S. government--suddenly owed their creditors far less. Revaluing the dollar imposed a hefty loss on investors and savers, many of them middle-class American families. The banks fought back, and a bitter battle for gold ensued. In early 1935, the case went to the Supreme Court. Edwards describes FDR's rancorous clashes with conservative Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes, a confrontation that threatened to finish the New Deal for good--and that led to FDR's attempt to pack the court in 1937. At a time when several major economies never approached the brink of default or devaluing or recalling currencies, American Default is a timely account of a little-known yet drastic experiment with these policies, the inevitable backlash, and the ultimate result"--Provided by publisher
Toxic aid : economic collapse and recovery in Tanzania by Sebastian Edwards( )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The economics and politics of transition to an open market economy : Colombia by Sebastian Edwards( Book )

15 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 338 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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The decline of Latin American economies : growth, institutions, and crises
The decline of Latin American economies : growth, institutions, and crisesFinancial markets volatility and performance in emerging marketsCapital controls and capital flows in emerging economies : policies, practices, and consequencesPreventing currency crises in emerging marketsLabor 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 EastCrisis and reform in Latin America : from despair to hope
Alternative Names
Edwards-F., Sebastián 1953-

Edwards, S. 1953-

Edwards, Sebastian, 1953-

Sebastián Edwards économiste chilien

Sebastián Edwards econoom uit Chili

Sebastián Edwards Figueroa chilensk ekonom

Sebastián Edwards Figueroa chilensk økonom

Sebastián Edwards Figueroa economista chileno

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