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The Washington Consensus: Sociology of Economics and History of Ideas

In 1989, John Williamson, a fellow at the Institute for International Economics in Washington, DC which previously advised the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, presented a background paper to a conference aimed to explore how extensive were the policy reforms that were then … Continue reading

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What crisis? Everything must (not) change so that the IMF can remain the same.

During the last years, some economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)  have presented papers, that allegedly rejected several neoliberal ideas (on a range of issues, from fiscal policy to capital controls) which have been preached and enforced by its … Continue reading

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Capital Ideas: The IMF and the Rise of Financial Liberalization

Economic sociologists and political economists must not stop their research at the stage of analyzing the policy and its implications, but rather must go deeper and examine how decisions are made within governance bodies and policy making organizations on national and … Continue reading

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