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From Halifax to Lyons : What Has Been Done About Crisis Management?


  • Summers, L-H
  • Cline, W-R
  • Eichengreen, B
  • Portes, R
  • Fraga, A
  • Goldstein, M


At the Halifax Summit, in June 1995, the leaders of the G-7 countries proposed several steps to strenghen the international financial system and to apply the lessons taught by the Mexican crisis of 1994-95. Most of those steps have now been taken. They represent a cohesive response to the most challenging problem facing the international financial system - the risk that a country experiencing large capital inflows will have suddenly to cope with large outflows when market participants revise their views about the country's prospects.

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  • Summers, L-H & Cline, W-R & Eichengreen, B & Portes, R & Fraga, A & Goldstein, M, 1996. "From Halifax to Lyons : What Has Been Done About Crisis Management?," Princeton Essays in International Economics 200, International Economics Section, Departement of Economics Princeton University,.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:priifi:200

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    Cited by:

    1. Barry Eichengreen., 1998. "International Economic Policy in the Wake of the Asian Crisis," Center for International and Development Economics Research (CIDER) Working Papers C98-102, University of California at Berkeley.
    2. Giancarlo Corsetti & Paolo Pesenti & Nouriel Roubini, 1998. "What Caused the Asian Currency and Financial Crisis? Part II: The Policy Debate," NBER Working Papers 6834, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    3. Buiter, Willem H. & Sibert, Anne, 1999. "UDROP: A Small Contribution to the New International Financial Architecture," CEPR Discussion Papers 2138, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    4. Dominick Salvatore, 1998. "International Monetary and Financial Arrangements: Present and Future," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 9(1), pages 375-416, January.
    5. Portes, Richard, 2001. "The European Contribution to International Financial Stability," CEPR Discussion Papers 2956, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    6. Ilene Grabel, 2003. "Predicting Financial Crisis in Developing Economies: Astronomy or Astrology?," Eastern Economic Journal, Eastern Economic Association, vol. 29(2), pages 243-258, Spring.

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    • F3 - International Economics - - International Finance


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