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Emerging Powers and Global Governance; Whither the IMF?

Rakesh Mohan and Muneesh Kapur

No 2015/219, IMF Working Papers from International Monetary Fund

Abstract: The governance structure in global bodies like the IMF continues to be disproportionally dominated by advanced economies. Sustained rapid growth in emerging and developing economies (EDEs) in the past 2-3 decades has led to their growing relative weight in the global economy, but with little increase in their voice in the IMF. The emergence of regional financial arrangements reflects the growing dissatisfaction of the EDEs with the current framework. The global economy is on the cusp of an epochal change moving the fulcrum of economic power from the North Atlantic towards Asia after more than 200 years. This must be recognized and responded to adequately.

Keywords: Financial crises; Purchasing power parity; Financial regulation and supervision; Financial sector stability; Public investment and public-private partnerships (PPP); WP,quota resource,IMF governance,IMF reform,IMF resource,quota share (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 55
Date: 2015-10-02
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