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Currency, Credit and Crisis - Central Banking in Ireland and Europe (Paperback): Patrick Honohan Currency, Credit and Crisis - Central Banking in Ireland and Europe (Paperback)
Patrick Honohan
R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The global financial crisis in 2008 brought central banking to the centre stage, prompting questions about the role of national central banks and - in Europe - of the multi-country European Central Bank. What can central banks do, and what are their limitations? How have they performed? Currency, Credit and Crisis seeks to provide a coherent perspective on the functions of a central bank in a small country by assessing the way in which Ireland's financial crisis from 2010 to 2013 was handled. Drawing on his experiences as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and in research and policy work at the World Bank, Patrick Honohan offers a detailed analytical narrative of the origins of the crisis and of policy makers' conduct during its most fraught moments.

Currency, Credit and Crisis - Central Banking in Ireland and Europe (Hardcover): Patrick Honohan Currency, Credit and Crisis - Central Banking in Ireland and Europe (Hardcover)
Patrick Honohan
R2,088 Discovery Miles 20 880 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The global financial crisis in 2008 brought central banking to the centre stage, prompting questions about the role of national central banks and - in Europe - of the multi-country European Central Bank. What can central banks do, and what are their limitations? How have they performed? Currency, Credit and Crisis seeks to provide a coherent perspective on the functions of a central bank in a small country by assessing the way in which Ireland's financial crisis from 2010 to 2013 was handled. Drawing on his experiences as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland and in research and policy work at the World Bank, Patrick Honohan offers a detailed analytical narrative of the origins of the crisis and of policy makers' conduct during its most fraught moments.

Making Finance Work for Africa (Mixed media product): Patrick Honohan, Thorsten Beck Making Finance Work for Africa (Mixed media product)
Patrick Honohan, Thorsten Beck
R661 R625 Discovery Miles 6 250 Save R36 (5%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Making Finance Work for Africa' takes a panoramic view of Africa's financial systems, both at the large scale ('finance for growth') and the small scale ('finance for all'). Things are changing for the better in African finance. Credit growth is underway after a long pause, solid new intermediaries are entering the marketplace, and the reach of microfinance is growing steadily. Finance can be a leading sector transforming African economies by opening up business opportunities to a wider clientele and by channeling larger resources more effectively. By providing a key alternative to government patronage as a basis for entry into business, a strong, independent financial system can transform the environment for enterprise. In addition, finance can help the poor and those in remote rural areas by providing small-scale payments, savings, and risk reduction services. 'Making Finance Work for Africa' presents a coherent policy approach that addresses African priorities and can work in African conditions. It challenges the applicability of some conventional views on a range of issues from securities markets and banking regulation to the organization of microfinance institutions. The authors identify promising trends from across sub-Saharan Africa and pinpoint shortcomings. The book will be useful to policy makers, bankers, financial analysts, and economists working in Africa."

What Else Can Central Banks Do? (Paperback): Laurence Ball, Joseph Gagnon, Patrick Honohan, Signe Krogstrup What Else Can Central Banks Do? (Paperback)
Laurence Ball, Joseph Gagnon, Patrick Honohan, Signe Krogstrup
R856 R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Save R95 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Central banks can do more to stimulate economies and restore full employment, even when nominal interest rates are near zero. Quantitative easing has had beneficial effects already and can be expanded; policymakers can push interest rates substantially below zero. Central banks can also increase their scope for countercyclical policy by raising their inflation targets modestly. Eventually, the trend toward cashless economies may eliminate completely the problems arising from the lower bound on interest rates. The 18th Geneva Report on the World Economy seeks to provide policymakers with a developed selection of stimulus methods in order to tackle secular stagnation in advanced economies. With most options having already been explored, this report contributes to current stimulus policies and how they can be expanded and implemented to greater effect.

Financial Sector Policy and the Poor - Selected Findings and Issues (Paperback, New): Patrick Honohan Financial Sector Policy and the Poor - Selected Findings and Issues (Paperback, New)
Patrick Honohan
R339 Discovery Miles 3 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""Financial Sector Policy and the Poor" presents new empirical evidence on how financial sector policy can help the poor. It is often thought that promotion of specialized microfinance institutions is the best or only way forward. However, a strong mainstream financial system is also pro-poor - perhaps even more so. While mainstream financial depth is measurably associated with lower poverty, for microfinance this is not yet so. The roles played by microfinance and mainstream finance in tackling poverty should be regarded as complementary and overlapping rather than as competing alternatives. The essential similarities between the two will become more evident as individual microfinance firms, or associations of firms, grow to the scale needed for sustainability.

Policy design that recognizes the need for larger and stronger microfinance institutions poses no threat to the health of mainstream finance. Such a policy would not impose low interest rate ceilings; nevertheless, the goal of protecting the vulnerable from credit market abuses and prejudice should not be neglected in an effective package of policies favorable to the growth of both micro and mainstream finance.

World Bank Working Papers are available individually or by subscription, both in print and online."

Systemic Financial Crises - Containment and Resolution (Paperback): Patrick Honohan, Luc Laeven Systemic Financial Crises - Containment and Resolution (Paperback)
Patrick Honohan, Luc Laeven
R1,170 Discovery Miles 11 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Faced with a systemic financial sector crisis, policymakers need to make difficult choices under pressure. Based on the experience of many countries in recent years, few have been able to achieve a speedy, lasting and low-cost resolution. This volume considers the strengths and weaknesses of the various policy options, covering both microeconomic (including recapitalization of banks, bank closures, subsidies for distressed borrowers, capital adequacy rules and corporate governance and bankruptcy law requirements) and macroeconomic (including monetary and fiscal policy) dimensions. The contributors explore the important but little understood trade-offs that are involved, such as between policies which take effect quickly, those which minimize long-term fiscal and economic costs, and those which create favorable incentives for future stability. Successfully implementing crisis management and crisis resolution policy required attention to detail and a good flow of information.

Taxation of Financial Intermediation - Theory and Practice for Emerging Economies (Paperback, New): Patrick Honohan Taxation of Financial Intermediation - Theory and Practice for Emerging Economies (Paperback, New)
Patrick Honohan
R999 R929 Discovery Miles 9 290 Save R70 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume examines the possibilities and pitfalls to successful financial sector tax reform from theoretical, empirical and practical perspectives. It explores the possibilities and limitations of "big ideas" such as removal of all capital income taxation, the application of VAT to financial services or heavy reliance on financial transactions taxes. The risks of attempting to use financial sector taxes as corrective instruments are stressed. Two defensive criteria are advanced as key: making the financial tax system as arbitrage- and inflation-proof as is practicable. Each commissioned essay develops a distinct aspect of the area. Theoretical chapters model the impact of taxes on intermediaries, the design of optimal tax schemes, the role of imperfect information and the relationship with saving. Current practice in the industrial world and case studies of distorted national systems provide an empirical underpinning. Finally, experience with several of the main practical issues is discussed in chapters ranging from the income tax treatment of intermediary loan-loss reserves, the VAT, financial transactions taxes, deposit insurance and inflation. Contributors are distinguished academics and practitioners.

Financial Sector Policy for Developing Countries - A Reader (Paperback): Dimitri Vittas, Patrick Honohan, Gerard Caprio Financial Sector Policy for Developing Countries - A Reader (Paperback)
Dimitri Vittas, Patrick Honohan, Gerard Caprio
R546 Discovery Miles 5 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The dramatic events of the late 1990s brought the issue of financial sector policy in developing countries to the forefront. Much of the international community's policy focuses on financial sector reform including strengthening the prudential regulations and supervision of the financial system along with ensuring that finance can make its most important contribution to economic prosperity through market-driven allocation of investable resources. This book consists of a collection of essays concentrating on financial sector policy issues effecting developing countries. Drawing on the accumulated experience of its contributors, this book provides an understanding of the structure and dynamics of this sector.

Financial Liberalization - How Far, How Fast? (Paperback, New ed): Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan, Joseph E. Stiglitz Financial Liberalization - How Far, How Fast? (Paperback, New ed)
Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan, Joseph E. Stiglitz
R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The goal of this volume is to bring a more broad-based empirical experience than has been customary to the theoretical debate on how financial systems should be managed. This is achieved not only with cross-country economic studies, but also with an account of carefully chosen and widely contrasting country cases, drawn from Europe, Latin America, Africa, East and South Asia and the former Soviet Union. The widespread financial crises of recent years have all too dramatically illustrated the shortcomings of financial policy under liberalization. The complexity of the issues mocks any idea that a standard liberalization template will be universally effective. The evidence here described confirms that policy recommendations need to take careful account of country conditions. The volume is the outcome of a research project sponsored by the World Bank's Development Economics Research Group.

Systemic Financial Crises - Containment and Resolution (Hardcover): Patrick Honohan, Luc Laeven Systemic Financial Crises - Containment and Resolution (Hardcover)
Patrick Honohan, Luc Laeven
R2,526 Discovery Miles 25 260 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Faced with a systemic financial sector crisis, policymakers need to make difficult choices under pressure. Based on the experience of many countries in recent years, few have been able to achieve a speedy, lasting and low-cost resolution. This volume considers the strengths and weaknesses of the various policy options, covering both microeconomic (including recapitalization of banks, bank closures, subsidies for distressed borrowers, capital adequacy rules and corporate governance and bankruptcy law requirements) and macro- economic (including monetary and fiscal policy) dimensions. The contributors explore the important but little understood trade-offs that are involved, such as between policies which take effect quickly, those which minimize long-term fiscal and economic costs, and those which create favorable incentives for future stability. Successfully implementing crisis management and crisis resolution policy required attention to detail and a good flow of information.

Financial Liberalization - How Far, How Fast? (Hardcover): Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan, Joseph E. Stiglitz Financial Liberalization - How Far, How Fast? (Hardcover)
Gerard Caprio, Patrick Honohan, Joseph E. Stiglitz
R2,098 Discovery Miles 20 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This volume addresses one of the most topical and controversial issues in banking and financial policy. It explains why governments have felt the need to liberalize banking and finance, for example, by privatizing banks and allowing interest rates to be set by the market. It describes how the consequences have not always been smooth, and considers how financial liberalizations could be approached better in the future. In addition to a clear and concise presentation of current theories and global experience, there are six carefully chosen country case studies.

Tertiary Education in Colombia - Paving the Way for Reform (Hardcover, New): Patrick Honohan Tertiary Education in Colombia - Paving the Way for Reform (Hardcover, New)
Patrick Honohan; Edited by James A. Hanson, Giovanni Majnoni
R743 Discovery Miles 7 430 Out of stock

This work analyses the regulatory, institutional and economic challenges facing tertiary education in Colmbia with a view to allow a growing share of the country's population to access equitable and quality tertiary education. The challenges of the future lie with confronting traditional limitations within a rapidly changing environment. This transformation had already occurred in advanced economies and increasingly so in Latin America. Colombia's great challenge is how to become an active member of this new global society, the information and knowledge society. This book suggests potential strategies and recommendations that would move the Tertiary Education sector forward by providing the flexibility to become more responsive to demands from society, from students and from the labour-market. The first section of the education sector work describes the current tertiary education system. The second section provides an economic perspective and argues that the country faces two main obstacles to expansion: rationed number of available places and stifled demand in private higher education. The third and final section contains strategies and policy recommendations that support the Gove

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