The Political Economy of the World Bank : The Early Years Alacevich, Michele 2013-06-06T15:29:25Z 2013-06-06T15:29:25Z 2009
dc.description.abstract This book covers the early years of the International Bank of Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), commonly known as the World Bank when it first confronted the issue of development as a fundamental part of its mission. The book is mainly concerned with how the Bank interpreted its mission and, more specifically, how its mission was born: what events shaped it, what cultural and ideological background influenced it and what was the historical context in which it arose. So this book is a contribution to the study of the prehistory of development, understood in its social and economic context. In this respect, the study of the early years of the World Bank offers excellent context for observation for three reasons. First, during its history there is a clear separation between the growth phase and the phase of social objectives. Second, in the first years of activity already the Bank could hear murmurs of opposition. Finally, there was a sudden change in the mandate of the institution changed from supporting the reconstruction of Europe after the war, to help developing countries. The transition from one phase to another was a formative one and redefined the institution. The upshot of the foregoing was to set a fertile ground for exploring the signs of conflict between the different approaches to development. The first chapter deals with the historiography that underlies the writing. It refers to a wide literature using periods of transition or crisis in the history of the institution to understand its dynamics and mechanisms. Reducing its support for European reconstruction, the Bank focused on the development of countries. The internal tensions that arose and led to a complete break between the Bank and the director of the mission (the economist Lauchlin Currie) are very useful for understanding better the evolution of the institution. The third chapter explores the tensions between Currie and the Bank and particularly, between Currie and the economist Albert Hirschman, who the Bank replaced as envoy to Colombia. The final chapter focuses again on the International Bank and particularly in lending mechanisms for developing countries. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-8213-6065-2
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Stanford: Stanford University Press and the World Bank
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder World Bank
dc.subject acquisitions
dc.subject affiliates
dc.subject agricultural sector
dc.subject air
dc.subject air transport
dc.subject autonomy
dc.subject baggage
dc.subject Bank financing
dc.subject Bank loan
dc.subject bank loans
dc.subject Bank management
dc.subject Borrowing
dc.subject businessmen
dc.subject capital formation
dc.subject capital investment
dc.subject Capital Market
dc.subject capital markets
dc.subject car
dc.subject charter
dc.subject collaborative relationship
dc.subject collapse
dc.subject company
dc.subject corporations
dc.subject creditors
dc.subject currency exchange
dc.subject debt
dc.subject deficits
dc.subject Development Corporation
dc.subject development finance
dc.subject development finance institution
dc.subject economic conditions
dc.subject Economic Development
dc.subject economic growth
dc.subject economic policies
dc.subject Economic Policy
dc.subject Economics
dc.subject entrepreneurship
dc.subject ex ante
dc.subject ex post
dc.subject exchange rate
dc.subject external finance
dc.subject extreme poverty
dc.subject Federal Reserve
dc.subject Federal Reserve Bank
dc.subject Federal Reserve Bank of New York
dc.subject financial aid
dc.subject financial assistance
dc.subject financial institution
dc.subject financial institutions
dc.subject financial intermediation
dc.subject financial policy
dc.subject fiscal policies
dc.subject Fiscal Policy
dc.subject foreign currency
dc.subject foreign debt
dc.subject foreign exchange
dc.subject foreign investments
dc.subject fuel
dc.subject fuels
dc.subject gambling
dc.subject Guarantee Agency
dc.subject guarantor
dc.subject highway
dc.subject highways
dc.subject Housing
dc.subject Housing Loans
dc.subject individuals
dc.subject inflation
dc.subject International Bank
dc.subject International Finance
dc.subject investigation
dc.subject investment banks
dc.subject journey
dc.subject journeys
dc.subject justice
dc.subject land use
dc.subject legislation
dc.subject limited
dc.subject loan
dc.subject local governments
dc.subject managers
dc.subject media
dc.subject minister
dc.subject ministers
dc.subject monetary policies
dc.subject monetary policy
dc.subject monopoly
dc.subject multinational
dc.subject Nutrition
dc.subject oligarchy
dc.subject productivity
dc.subject public services
dc.subject public transportation
dc.subject Public works
dc.subject railroads
dc.subject recession
dc.subject remedy
dc.subject Reorganization
dc.subject reorganizations
dc.subject repayment
dc.subject Road
dc.subject roads
dc.subject rolling stock
dc.subject sanitation
dc.subject savings
dc.subject Savings Bank
dc.subject shareholders
dc.subject small loans
dc.subject social structure
dc.subject social welfare
dc.subject societies
dc.subject society
dc.subject subsidiary
dc.subject taxation
dc.subject traffic
dc.subject traffic flows
dc.subject transport
dc.subject transportation facilities
dc.subject transportation infrastructure
dc.subject trial
dc.subject trip
dc.subject true
dc.subject Union
dc.subject Urban Development
dc.subject vehicle
dc.subject vehicles
dc.subject violence
dc.subject walking
dc.subject water pollution
dc.subject wealth
dc.title The Political Economy of the World Bank : The Early Years en
dc.title.alternative La economía política del Banco Mundial : los primeros años en
dc.title.alternative L'economie politique de la Banque Mondiale : les premieres annees en
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okr.doctype Publications & Research :: Publication
okr.doctype Publications & Research
okr.globalpractice Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management
okr.globalpractice Transport and ICT
okr.globalpractice Finance and Markets
okr.globalpractice Governance
okr.identifier.doi 10.1596/978-0-8213-7647-8 55403
okr.language.supported en
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Access to Finance
okr.topic Finance and Financial Sector Development :: Banks & Banking Reform
okr.topic Governance :: International Governmental Organizations
okr.topic Governance :: Politics and Government
okr.topic Law and Development :: Corporate Law
okr.topic Macroeconomics and Economic Growth :: Political Economy
okr.topic Public Sector Development
okr.topic Transport
okr.unit Office of the Publisher (EXTOP)
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