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Crisis Stalls Globalization
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FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND March 2009 • Volume 46 • Number 1
THE WORLD IN CRISIS
Reshaping the Global Economy The economic andfinancial crisis marks the end (for now) of a rapid expansion of globalization Jean Pisani-Ferry and Indhira Santos Deep Impact Four countries confront the harsh and disruptive 8 effects of the global economic downturn Ukraine: David Hofman Singapore: Roberto Guimaraes and Alessandro Zanello Burkina Faso: Isabell Adenauer, Norbert Funke, and Charles Amo Yartey Ireland: Siobhán McPhee Trade FinanceStumbles The rising cost and declining availability of finance for imports and exports is taking a toll, especially in emerging markets Thomas Dorsey Changing Fortunes Battered by the financial crisis, the world’s lenders and borrowers see dramatic shifts in their external accounts 13 Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti What Is to Be Done The scope of financial regulation needs to be revamped and the provisionof liquidity improved. Here’s how Laura Kodres and Aditya Narain Paying the Piper The role of medium-term fiscal policy in rebounding from the crisis Carlo Cottarelli Data to the Rescue Why improved statistical information will be key for prevention of future crises Adelheid Burgi-Schmelz A New Bretton Woods? History shows that reforming the international financial system requires both leadershipand inclusiveness James M. Boughton
HE global crisis is cutting deep into many economies around the world, triggering a slump in world trade and putting globalization on hold. This issue of F&D examines the multiple facets of the recession—from the impact on individual economies to the effect on the external accounts of the world’s...