Global Fortune: The Stumble and Rise of World Capitalism

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Index
Argentina
agreements with IMF, 175, 179
banking crisis (1995), 245
currency board and convertibility law, 179, 185
external debt service, 185
fiscal deficit limit proposal, 184
rejection of national currency, 180-81
Asian financial crises
assessment of blame, 50
beginnings of, 129-32
causes of, 32-33, 117, 125-26
contagion, 9, 126-27, 246
contagion precipitated by, 137
effect in post-Soviet Russia, 194-95
IMF handling of, 115-17, 151
lessons of, 127
new world as outcome of, 155
sources of, 132-36
See also Indonesia; Korea, South; Malaysia; Thailand
Attali, Jacques, 153
Auerback, Marshall, 146
Authoritarianism
transformation of democracy to (Kaplan), 20
Bagehot, Walter, 249-51
Baker, James A., 262
Ball, George, 213
Banking systems
in Asian financial crises, 132-33
bankers' bank, 250-51
bank runs and insolvency, 246-47
contagion effects and weakness, 9, 246
in currency board environment, 245-46
deposit-guarantee system, 247-48
effect of protectionism in East Asia, 144-46
European and U.S., 134
moral hazard in Asian development model, 33
private clearinghouse association (CHA) banks, 251-52
South Korea, 133, 145-46, 151, 163-65
Thailand, 129-30
Bankruptcy laws, Asian, 135
Bennett, William, 61
Bhagwati, Jagdish, 137, 141
Blair, Tony, 150
Boloña, Carlos, 179
Bordo, Michael, 259-60
Bork, Robert H., 61
Bourdieu, Pierre, 30
Brady plan, 264
Brazil
devaluation, 268
external debt service, 185
fiscal deficit limit proposal, 184
IMF agreements with, 174-75, 267
Bretton Woods agreement
flaws in design of, 8, 215-20, 222 gold demonetized under, 242
gold standard under, 222
problems of, 213-15
Buchanan, Pat, 43-44
Calomiris, Charles, 246, 267
Camdessus, Michel, 152, 154, 268
Capital controls
arguments against, 137-38, 141
under Bretton Woods (1950s), 218
Chilean-type, 236
in China, 139
effect of, 142
function of, 139
in India, 139
interwar period, 222
Malaysia, 138, 140
Capital flows
conditions discouraging, 140
criticisms of capital mobility, 137 demand for controls, 136-39
distortion of, 143
into East Asian countries (1990s), 143-46

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