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Bankruptcy Procedures for Sovereigns: A History of Ideas, 1976-2001

by Kenneth Rogoff Jeromin Zettelmeyer

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Commodity Currencies and Empirical Exchange Rate Puzzles

by Yu-Chin Chen Kenneth Rogoff

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Dornbusch's Overshooting Model After Twenty-Five Years

by Kenneth Rogoff

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Early Ideas on Sovereign Bankruptcy Reorganization: A Survey

by Kenneth Rogoff Jeromin Zettelmeyer

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Effects of Financial Globalization on Developing Countries: Some Empirical Evidence

by Eswar S. Prasad Kenneth Rogoff Shang-Jin Wei M. Ayhan Kose

This paper reviews recent empirical evidence, including some new research, on the effects of financial globalisation for developing countries. It focuses on three issues: whether financial globalisation promotes economic growth in developing countries; the impact on macroeconomic volatility in these countries; and factors that can help to harness the benefits of financial globalisation.

Evolution and Performance of Exchange Rate Regimes

by Robin Brooks Kenneth Rogoff Ashoka Mody

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

FDI to Africa: The Role of Price Stability and Currency Instability

by Kenneth Rogoff Carmen Reinhart

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

Financial Globalization: A Reappraisal

by M. Ayhan Kose Eswar Prasad Kenneth Rogoff Shang-Jin Wei

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

The Law of One Price Over 700 Years

by Kenneth Rogoff Kenneth A. Froot Michael Kim

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

The Second Great Contraction: From This Time Is Different

by Kenneth Rogoff Carmen M. Reinhart

We've been assured that the recession is over, but the country and the economy continue to feel the effects of the 2008 financial crisis, and people are still searching for answers about what caused it, what it has wrought, and how we can recover. This selection from the best-selling book This Time Is Different--the definitive history of financial crises, including the recent subprime meltdown--answers these questions and more.Princeton Shorts are brief selections excerpted from influential Princeton University Press publications produced exclusively in eBook format. They are selected with the firm belief that while the original work remains an important and enduring product, sometimes we can all benefit from a quick take on a topic worthy of a longer book. In a world where every second counts, how better to stay up-to speed on current events and digest the kernels of wisdom found in the great works of the past? Princeton Shorts enables you to be an instant expert in a world where information is everywhere but quality is at a premium. The Second Great Contraction does just that.

This Time Is Different

by Carmen M. Reinhart Kenneth Rogoff

Throughout history, rich and poor countries alike have been lending, borrowing, crashing--and recovering--their way through an extraordinary range of financial crises. Each time, the experts have chimed, "this time is different"--claiming that the old rules of valuation no longer apply and that the new situation bears little similarity to past disasters. With this breakthrough study, leading economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff definitively prove them wrong. Covering sixty-six countries across five continents, This Time Is Different presents a comprehensive look at the varieties of financial crises, and guides us through eight astonishing centuries of government defaults, banking panics, and inflationary spikes--from medieval currency debasements to today's subprime catastrophe. Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, leading economists whose work has been influential in the policy debate concerning the current financial crisis, provocatively argue that financial combustions are universal rites of passage for emerging and established market nations. The authors draw important lessons from history to show us how much--or how little--we have learned. Using clear, sharp analysis and comprehensive data, Reinhart and Rogoff document that financial fallouts occur in clusters and strike with surprisingly consistent frequency, duration, and ferocity. They examine the patterns of currency crashes, high and hyperinflation, and government defaults on international and domestic debts--as well as the cycles in housing and equity prices, capital flows, unemployment, and government revenues around these crises. While countries do weather their financial storms, Reinhart and Rogoff prove that short memories make it all too easy for crises to recur. An important book that will affect policy discussions for a long time to come, This Time Is Different exposes centuries of financial missteps.

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