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Money, Crises, and Transition: Essays in Honor of Guillermo A. Calvo

Carmen M. Reinhart, Carlos A. Vegh, and Andres Velasco

Abstract

Guillermo Calvo, one of the most influential macroeconomists of the last thirty years, has made pathbreaking contributions in such areas as time-inconsistency, lack of credibility, stabilization, transition economies, debt maturity, capital flows, and financial crises. His work on macroeconomic issues relevant for developing countries has set the tone for much of the research in this area and greatly influenced practitioners’ thinking in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, and elsewhere. In this book, specialists in Calvo’s main areas of expertise explore the themes behind this substantial bo ... More

Keywords: time-inconsistency, lack of credibility, stabilization, transition economies, debt maturity, capital flows, financial crises, developing countries, exchange rate policy, debt

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780262182669
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262182669.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carmen M. Reinhart, editor

Carlos A. Vegh, editor

Andres Velasco, editor

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Introduction

Carmen M. Reinhart, Carlos A. Végh, and Andrés Velasco

I Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in Theory

II Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy in Practice

6 Hard Currency Pegs and Economic Performance

Sebastian Edwards, and I. Igal Magendzo

III Financial Crises

IV Debt, Taxation, and Reforms

V Transition and Growth

13 Sources and Obstacles for Growth in Transition Countries: The Role of Credit

Fabrizio Coricelli, Bostjan Jazbeč, and Igor Masten

15 Growth Collapses

Ricardo Hausmann, Francisco Rodríguez, and Rodrigo Wagner

VI The Man Behind the Mind

16 The Columbia Years

Edmund S. Phelps

17 The Practitioner

Roque B. Fernández