Economic Sovereignty and Global Capital Flows

 
9788131414606: Economic Sovereignty and Global Capital Flows

This book Economic Sovereignty and Global Capital Flows has three parts. The first part treats financial liberalization, analysing its development, the opportunities and risks involved in financial globalization, fundamental problems within the international financial system, and the consequences of financial liberalization and globalization, drawing on standard studies in the field. The second part addresses the theoretical basis of contemporary monetary policy, how financial asset prices affect economic policy implementation, basic controversies regarding exchange rate policy, and the interdependence of exchange rate, monetary, and fiscal policy under conditions of free capital movement. The third part presents a review of the results of economic development in a sample of 122 countries, between 1980 and 2004. The methodological basis for the analysis is a national Wealth Coefficient, which expresses the ratio of a country's share in world GDP to its share in world population. As GDP growth does not necessarily have a sound economic basis, the data from the 20 countries with the highest rates of Wealth Coefficient growth was supplemented by data on GDP, foreign debt, foreign reserves, and import-export ratios to allow conclusions to be drawn regarding the sustainability of relative prosperity growth in high-growth economies. Finally, growth rate data was compared to the speed of financial liberalization and openness to international capital flows. Comparison of Wealth Coefficient growth rates with the dynamics and degree of financial liberalization allowed conclusions to be drawn regarding financial liberalization's impact on economic policy's real results.

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Fikret Causevic was born in 1963 in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He took his master's and doctor's degrees at the University of Sarajevo. Since 2003, he has been Assistant Professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of Sarajevo, where he teaches courses in Economics, International Finance, and Applied Economics. In addition to his teaching work, Causevic has worked extensively with the Economics Institute of Sarajevo. He has been the sole author, lead author, or coauthor of more than twenty studies. He has enjoyed successful collaboration in research with colleagues from the Urban Institute of Washington, the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, the Economics Faculty of Ljubljana University, and the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics. In addition to publications in the fields of international finance, international banking, and financial markets and institutions, his main areas of interest as a researcher and author have been the labour market, fiscal policy, and monetary policy. Between October 2002 and June 2007 he spent six months at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance of the London School of Economics as a Balkan Fellow under the South East Europe Faculty Development project.

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