The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich by Frederic S. MishkinThe Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get Rich by Frederic S. Mishkin

The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get…

byFrederic S. Mishkin

Paperback | January 23, 2008

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Many prominent critics regard the international financial system as the dark side of globalization, threatening disadvantaged nations near and far. But in The Next Great Globalization, eminent economist Frederic Mishkin argues the opposite: that financial globalization today is essential for poor nations to become rich. Mishkin argues that an effectively managed financial globalization promises benefits on the scale of the hugely successful trade and information globalizations of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This financial revolution can lift developing nations out of squalor and increase the wealth and stability of emerging and industrialized nations alike. By presenting an unprecedented picture of the potential benefits of financial globalization, and by showing in clear and hard-headed terms how these gains can be realized, Mishkin provides a hopeful vision of the next phase of globalization.

Mishkin draws on historical examples to caution that mismanagement of financial globalization, often aided and abetted by rich elites, can wreak havoc in developing countries, but he uses these examples to demonstrate how better policies can help poor nations to open up their economies to the benefits of global investment. According to Mishkin, the international community must provide incentives for developing countries to establish effective property rights, banking regulations, accounting practices, and corporate governance--the institutions necessary to attract and manage global investment. And the West must be a partner in integrating the financial systems of rich and poor countries--to the benefit of both.

The Next Great Globalization makes the case that finance will be a driving force in the twenty-first-century economy, and demonstrates how this force can and should be shaped to the benefit of all, especially the disadvantaged nations most in need of growth and prosperity.

Frederic S. Mishkin is Alfred Lerner Professor of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, and a member of the Federal Reserve's board of governors. He is the author of many books, including Monetary Policy Strategy (MIT...
Title:The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged Nations Can Harness Their Financial Systems to Get…Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pagesPublished:January 23, 2008Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0691136416

ISBN - 13:9780691136417


Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter One: The Next Great Globalization: A Force for Good? 1

Part One: Is Financial Globalization Beneficial?

Chapter Two: How Poor Countries Can Get Rich: Strengthening Property Rights and the Financial System 19

Chapter Three: Financial Development, Economic Growth, and Poverty 36

Chapter Four: When Globalization Goes Wrong: The Dynamics of Financial Crises 49

Part Two: Financial Crises in Emerging Market Economies

Chapter Five: Mexico, 1994-1995 71

Chapter Six: South Korea, 1997-1998 85

Chapter Seven: Argentina, 2001-2002 106

Part Three: How Can Disadvantaged Nations Make Financial Globalization Work for Them?

Chapter Eight: Ending Financial Repression: The Role of Globalization 129

Chapter Nine: Preventing Financial Crises 137

Chapter Ten: Recovering from Financial Crises 164

Part Four: How Can the International Community Promote Successful Globalization?

Chapter Eleven: What Should the International Monetary Fund Do? 175

Chapter Twelve: What Can the Advanced Countries Do? 200

Part Five: Where Do We Go from Here?

Chapter Thirteen: Getting Financial Globalization Right 211

Notes 221

References 277

Acknowledgments 305

Index 307

Editorial Reviews

"This is the first book to make a comprehensive and compelling argument for financial globalization. It makes a powerful case that financial globalization is a necessary part of policy reforms to promote economic growth among stagnating countries and provides guidance on how to proceed while avoiding the crises that are sometimes associated with reform. Mishkin has an extraordinary ability to write for a broad audience without sacrificing intellectual rigor. This book should be read by everyone interested in economic development, as well as those focused on financial sector issues."-Ross Levine, Brown University