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Economic Agents, Ethics and International Economic Organisations


  • Bruno S. Sergi

    (University of Messina, Italy)


The last sixty years have seen international economic organisations maintain a position at the forefront of promoting economic growth and socioeconomic development. These organisations have not achieved as much against certain benchmarks, and several observers have accused them of being unqualified to meet the needs of the poor, and even found them guilty of something worse, such as famine and disease. Although these organisations have organisational behaviour and skills, many of their funded projects lack forcefulness to such an extent that they should only be answerable through achieving certain economic facts by way of ethics and morals. We design ethics and morals as two interconnected concepts, and the rationale that binds all economic agents to their respective obligations must be interpreted by effective courses of action dictated by economic realities.

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  • Bruno S. Sergi, 2006. "Economic Agents, Ethics and International Economic Organisations," Managing Global Transitions, University of Primorska, Faculty of Management Koper, vol. 4(1), pages 63-78.
  • Handle: RePEc:mgt:youmgt:v:4:y:2006:i:1:p:63-78

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    ethical and moral codes; international organisations; national agents; political economy;

    JEL classification:

    • A11 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics - - - Role of Economics; Role of Economists
    • F02 - International Economics - - General - - - International Economic Order and Integration


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