Bretton Woods and the Debate about Development

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This chapter examines the evolution since the Bretton Woods conference of the IMF's approach to problems of low income countries. In particular, it seeks to locate that approach within the debate among economists about whether there is a special 'development economics'. In that context, it examines the IMF's approaches to inflation, the 'twin gaps', fiscal issues, external debt issues, and exchange rate policy choice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFinance, Development, and the IMF
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191716805
ISBN (Print)9780199239863
StatePublished - Jun 25 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)


  • Bretton woods conference
  • Development economics
  • Low-income countries
  • Twin gaps


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