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Money Talks: Supplementary Financiers and International Monetary Fund Conditionality

  • Gould, Erica R.
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    What explains the changes in International Monetary Fund (IMF) conditionality? I argue that IMF conditionality agreements are influenced by supplementary financiers. The IMF regularly relies on external financing to supplement its loans to countries facing payments imbalances. As a result, these supplementary financiers are able to exercise leverage over the IMF and the design of its conditionality programs. I consider the influence of one type of supplementary financier, private financial institutions, on IMF conditionality. “Conclusions are supported by a data set of 249 conditionality arrangements, coded according to their terms, and two case studies.”

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    Volume (Year): 57 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 03 (June)
    Pages: 551-586

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:intorg:v:57:y:2003:i:03:p:551-586_57
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