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"Enemy of None but a Common Friend of All"? An International Perspective on the Lender-of-Last-Resort Function

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  • Giannini, C.

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This essay takes a fresh look at the lender-of-last-resort issue and asks whether, how, and to what extent national practices should be adapted to the international environment. It begins by reviewing national practices. Then it analyzes, through both theory and evidence, the features that make the international environment "special". It also asks how the lender-of-last-resort function can be reshaped at the international level on the basis of the earlier considerations and recent trends in the activities and practices of the IMF.

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  • Giannini, C., 1999. ""Enemy of None but a Common Friend of All"? An International Perspective on the Lender-of-Last-Resort Function," Princeton Essays in International Economics 214, International Economics Section, Departement of Economics Princeton University,.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:priifi:214
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    Cited by:

    1. Bordo, Michael D., 2014. "Rules for a lender of last resort: An historical perspective," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 49(C), pages 126-134.
    2. Thomas D. Willett, 2001. "Restructuring IMF Facilities to Separate Lender of Last Resort and Conditionality Programs: The Meltzer Commission Recommendations as Complements rather than Substitutes," Claremont Colleges Working Papers 2001-28, Claremont Colleges.
    3. Pierluigi Morelli & Giovanni Pittaluga & Elena Seghezza, 2015. "The role of the Federal Reserve as an international lender of last resort during the 2007–2008 financial crisis," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 12(1), pages 93-106, March.

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    Keywords

    FINANCIAL MARKET ; INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ; FINANCIAL AID;

    JEL classification:

    • F34 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - International Lending and Debt Problems
    • F40 - International Economics - - Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance - - - General

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