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Argentina

Essential Reading Items

Policy Brief 13-12: Sovereign Damage Control
by Anna Gelpern, Peterson Institute for International Economics
May 2013

Book: Argentina and the Fund: From Triumph to Tragedy
by Michael Mussa
July 2002

Paper: What Next for Argentina?
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2004

Testimony: Statement to the Senate Banking Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Hearing on the Argentine Financial Crisis
United States Senate
Washington, DC
March 10, 2004
Revised March 22, 2004

Speech: Did the Washington Consensus Fail?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Outline of speech at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC
November 6, 2002

Op-ed: No More for Argentina
by Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed published in the Financial Times
August 16, 2001


Policy Briefs

13-12: Sovereign Damage Control [pdf]
by Anna Gelpern, Peterson Institute for International Economics
May 2013

12-23: Updated Estimates of Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2012

05-2: After Argentina [pdf]
by Anna Gelpern, Peterson Institute for International Economics
September 2005


Working Papers

12-6: Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia [pdf]
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
April 2012

12-3: Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [pdf]
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Theodore H. Moran, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Julia Muir, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2012


Testimony

Reform of the International Monetary Fund [pdf]
by C. Fred Bergsten, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Senate Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
June 7, 2005

Statement to the Senate Banking Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Hearing on the Argentine Financial Crisis
United States Senate
Washington, DC
March 10, 2004
Revised March 22, 2004

Dollarization as Diet
by Catherine L. Mann, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Statement before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Economic Policy and the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
United States Senate
Washington, DC
April 22, 1999


Op-eds

Emerging Markets' Victimhood Narrative
by Dani Rodrik, Institute for Advanced Study
and Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Bloomberg
January 31, 2014

Mexico-Mercosur Auto Moves Send Mixed Signals
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Interview published by World Politics Review. Excerpt reposted with permission.
April 19, 2012

Bullying Latin America
by Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2007

The Poor Need a Stake in Developing Countries
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed from the Financial Times
April 7, 2003

Brazil Needs Help
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed from the Financial Times
June 25, 2002

No More for Argentina
by Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed published in the Financial Times
August 16, 2001


Speeches and Papers

Global Economic Prospects as of September 9, 2011: How Deep the Current Slowdown? [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the twentieth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
September 9, 2011

Global Economic Prospects as of April 4, 2011: Continued Growth Despite the Turmoil
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the nineteenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
April 4, 2011

Global Economic Prospects for 2010 and 2011: Global Recovery Continues [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the seventeenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
April 8, 2010

Global Economic Prospects as of September 2009: Onward to Global Recovery [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the sixteenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
September 17, 2009

The Global Financial Crisis and Development Strategy for Emerging Market Economies [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks presented to the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, World Bank, Seoul, Korea
June 23, 2009

Latin American Memories at the G-20 [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Transcript from Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues
November 7, 2008

The Way Forward in Latin America
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Outline of remarks at the session
"Democracy and Reform in Latin America: How to Build More Competitive Economies" of the Competitiveness and Democracy Task Force of the Center for Hemispheric Policy
Coral Gables, Florida
December 4, 2006

Global Economic Prospects, Early September 2006 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the tenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Washington, DC
September 14, 2006

Global Economic Prospects 2006/2007: Continued Solid Growth in 2006, Rising Risks for Inflation, Financial Markets, and Growth for 2007 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the ninth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
April 11, 2006

Does the FTAA Have a Future? [pdf]
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2005

Global Economic Prospects: Growth Slowing Below Potential in 2006 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the eighth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
September 12, 2005

Global Economic Prospects: Slower But Still Solid Growth in 2005; Worries About Growth and Inflation for 2006 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the seventh semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
April 7, 2005

A Short History of the Washington Consensus [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper commissioned by Fundación CIDOB for a conference "From the Washington Consensus towards a new Global Governance"
Barcelona, Spain
September 24-25, 2004

Global Economic Prospects: Bright for 2004 but with Questions Thereafter
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at "Global Economic Forecasts"
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
April 1, 2004

Argentina: Let's Move Forward
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Letter to the editor in the Financial Times
February 9, 2004

What Next for Argentina?
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2004

The Washington Consensus as Policy Prescription for Development [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Lecture for the series "Practitioners of Development"
The World Bank
Washington, DC
January 13, 2004

A Global Growth Rebound: How Strong for How Long? [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper at the Global Economic Prospects conference
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
September 9, 2003

Preventing Financial Crises: The Case for Independent IMF Surveillance
by Edward Balls, Chief Economic Adviser to the British Treasury
Remarks at the Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
March 6, 2003

Did the Washington Consensus Fail?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Outline of speech at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC
November 6, 2002

What Washington Means by Policy Reform
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Chapter 2 from Latin American Adjustment: How Much Has Happened?
Edited by John Williamson. Published April 1990.
November 2002

Fixed Exchange Rates: The Lessons from Argentina [pdf]
by Edwin M. Truman, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Guest column for the Inter-American Development Daily
March 12, 2002

What Should the World Bank Think about the Washington Consensus?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper prepared as a background to the World Bank's World Development Report 2000
July 1999


Books

How Latin America Weathered the Global Financial Crisis
by José De Gregorio
January 2014

Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson
edited by C. Fred Bergsten and C. Randall Henning
November 2012

Free Trade Agreements: US Strategies and Priorities
edited by Jeffrey J. Schott
April 2004

After the Washington Consensus: Restarting Growth and Reform in Latin America
edited by Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski and John Williamson
March 2003

Argentina y el FMI: Del triunfo a la tragedia
by Michael Mussa
August 2002 (Out-of-Print)

Argentina and the Fund: From Triumph to Tragedy
by Michael Mussa
July 2002


 

Brazil

Essential Reading Items

Working Paper 03-1: Debt Sustainability, Brazil, and the IMF
by Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2003

Speech: Did the Washington Consensus Fail?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Outline of speech at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC
November 6, 2002

Policy Brief 02-7: Is Brazil Next?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2002

Op-ed: Brazil's Unwatched Borrowing
by Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed from the Financial Times
August 27, 2002

Speech: US-Brazil Trade Relations in a New Era
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
To be published in O Brasil e os Estados Unidos num Mundo em Mutação
edited by Paulo Roberto de Almeida and Rubens Antonio Barbosa
November 2003


Policy Briefs

12-23: Updated Estimates of Fundamental Equilibrium Exchange Rates [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2012

02-7: Is Brazil Next? [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2002


Working Papers

13-10: Why Growth in Emerging Economies Is Likely to Fall [pdf]
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2013

12-6: Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia [pdf]
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
April 2012

12-3: Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [pdf]
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Theodore H. Moran, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Julia Muir, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2012

10-16: Exchange Rate Policy in Brazil [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
December 2010

03-1: Debt Sustainability, Brazil, and the IMF [pdf]
by Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2003


Testimony

Progress and Prospects: A Simple Framework and Review of the IMF Programs of Brazil, Indonesia, Republic of Korea, and Thailand
by Catherine L. Mann, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance
United States Senate
Washington, DC
March 9, 1999


Op-eds

Emerging Markets' Victimhood Narrative
by Dani Rodrik, Institute for Advanced Study
and Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Bloomberg
January 31, 2014

How Emerging Markets Can Get Their Mojo Back
by Robert B. Zoellick, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Wall Street Journal
September 12, 2013

Are Emerging Economies Entering a Lost Decade?
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in Bloomberg
September 10, 2013

Now the BRICs Party Is Over, They Must Wind Down the State's Role
by Anders Aslund, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
August 22, 2013

Mexico-Mercosur Auto Moves Send Mixed Signals
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Interview published by World Politics Review. Excerpt reposted with permission.
April 19, 2012

It Is the Poor Who Pay for the Weak Renminbi
by Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
February 3, 2010

The Fund Should Help Brazil To Tackle Capital Inflows
by Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Financial Times
October 25, 2009

Bullying Latin America
by Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2007

The Poor Need a Stake in Developing Countries
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed from the Financial Times
April 7, 2003

Brazil's Unwatched Borrowing
by Morris Goldstein, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed from the Financial Times
August 27, 2002


Speeches and Papers

Global Economic Prospects as of September 9, 2011: How Deep the Current Slowdown? [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the twentieth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
September 9, 2011

Global Economic Prospects as of April 4, 2011: Continued Growth Despite the Turmoil
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the nineteenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
April 4, 2011

Global Economic Prospects for 2010 and 2011: Global Recovery Continues [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the seventeenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
April 8, 2010

America, Europe, and the New Trade Order [pdf]
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article in Business and Politics (Berkeley Electronic Press), Vol. 11 : 3
November 2009

Global Economic Prospects as of September 2009: Onward to Global Recovery [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper presented at the sixteenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
September 17, 2009

The Global Financial Crisis and Development Strategy for Emerging Market Economies [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks presented to the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics, World Bank, Seoul, Korea
June 23, 2009

Reshaping the Global Financial System
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at a conference on "Brazil and the London Summit" in São Paulo, Brazil
March 26, 2009

Trade, Finance, and the Global Recession [pdf]
by William R. Cline, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Remarks presented to the V Symposium on International Trade, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC
February 20, 2009

Latin American Memories at the G-20 [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Transcript from Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues
November 7, 2008

The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Brazil [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Speech delivered at the Brazilian–American Chamber of Commerce
Washington, DC
October 13, 2008

The Way Forward in Latin America
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Outline of remarks at the session
"Democracy and Reform in Latin America: How to Build More Competitive Economies" of the Competitiveness and Democracy Task Force of the Center for Hemispheric Policy
Coral Gables, Florida
December 4, 2006

Global Economic Prospects, Early September 2006 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the tenth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Washington, DC
September 14, 2006

Global Economic Prospects 2006/2007: Continued Solid Growth in 2006, Rising Risks for Inflation, Financial Markets, and Growth for 2007 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the ninth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
April 11, 2006

Does the FTAA Have a Future? [pdf]
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2005

Global Economic Prospects: Growth Slowing Below Potential in 2006 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the eighth semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
September 12, 2005

Global Economic Prospects: Slower But Still Solid Growth in 2005; Worries About Growth and Inflation for 2006 [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at the seventh semiannual meeting on Global Economic Prospects
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
April 7, 2005

A Short History of the Washington Consensus [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper commissioned by Fundación CIDOB for a conference "From the Washington Consensus towards a new Global Governance"
Barcelona, Spain
September 24-25, 2004

Global Economic Prospects: Bright for 2004 but with Questions Thereafter
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Presentation at "Global Economic Forecasts"
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
April 1, 2004

The Washington Consensus as Policy Prescription for Development [pdf]
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Lecture for the series "Practitioners of Development"
The World Bank
Washington, DC
January 13, 2004

US-Brazil Trade Relations in a New Era
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
To be published in O Brasil e os Estados Unidos num Mundo em Mutação
edited by Paulo Roberto de Almeida and Rubens Antonio Barbosa
November 2003

A Global Growth Rebound: How Strong for How Long? [pdf]
by Michael Mussa, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper at the Global Economic Prospects conference
Institute for International Economics
Washington, DC
September 9, 2003

Did the Washington Consensus Fail?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Outline of speech at the Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC
November 6, 2002

What Washington Means by Policy Reform
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Chapter 2 from Latin American Adjustment: How Much Has Happened?
Edited by John Williamson. Published April 1990.
November 2002

What Should the World Bank Think about the Washington Consensus?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper prepared as a background to the World Bank's World Development Report 2000
July 1999

Global Aftershocks: Lessons from Asia/Russia/Brazil
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for the San Francisco Committee on Foreign Relations
May 4, 1999

The Outlook for US- Brazilian Trade and Investment Under FTAA: Some Lessons from NAFTA
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Barbara Oegg, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for "Brazil as an Export Economy"
St. Anthony's College, Oxford
December 7, 1998


Books

How Latin America Weathered the Global Financial Crisis
by José De Gregorio
January 2014

Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson
edited by C. Fred Bergsten and C. Randall Henning
November 2012

Devaluing to Prosperity: Misaligned Currencies and Their Growth Consequences
by Surjit S. Bhalla
August 2012

Who Needs to Open the Capital Account?
by Olivier Jeanne , Arvind Subramanian and John Williamson
April 2012

Free Trade Agreements: US Strategies and Priorities
edited by Jeffrey J. Schott
April 2004

After the Washington Consensus: Restarting Growth and Reform in Latin America
edited by Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski and John Williamson
March 2003


 

FTAA

Essential Reading Items

Article: Challenges to the Free Trade Area of the Americas
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article published in Economic Perspectives
An electronic journal of the US Department of State
Vol. 7, No. 3
October 2002

Working Paper 03-7: Labor Standards and the Free Trade Area of the Americas
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2003


Policy Briefs

04-2: Labor Standards, Development, and CAFTA [pdf]
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
March 2004


Working Papers

12-6: Transportation and Communication Infrastructure in Latin America: Lessons from Asia [pdf]
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
April 2012

12-3: Chinese Investment in Latin American Resources: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly [pdf]
by Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Theodore H. Moran, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Julia Muir, Peterson Institute for International Economics
February 2012

03-7: Labor Standards and the Free Trade Area of the Americas [pdf]
by Kimberly Ann Elliott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
August 2003

02-4: Towards a Sustainable FTAA: Does Latin America Meet the Necessary Financial Preconditions? [pdf]
by Liliana Rojas-Suarez, Peterson Institute for International Economics
July 2002


Testimony

The Free Trade Area of the Americas: US Interests and Objectives
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Testimony before the Subcommittee on Trade Committee on Ways and Means
United States House of Representatives
Washington, DC
July 22, 1997


Op-eds

Bullying Latin America
by Eric Farnsworth, Council of the Americas
and Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Op-ed in the Baltimore Sun
August 2, 2007


Speeches and Papers

A Snag for the Panama FTA [pdf]
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Transcript from Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues
June 9, 2009

A Snag for the Panama FTA [pdf]
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Transcript from Peterson Perspectives: Interviews on Current Issues
June 9, 2009

Does the FTAA Have a Future? [pdf]
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2005

Does the FTAA Have a Future? [pdf]
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
November 2005

The Prospects for Deeper North American Economic Integration: A US Perspective [pdf]
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
January 2004

Challenges to the Free Trade Area of the Americas
by Jeffrey J. Schott, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Article published in Economic Perspectives
An electronic journal of the US Department of State
Vol. 7, No. 3
October 2002

What Should the World Bank Think about the Washington Consensus?
by John Williamson, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper prepared as a background to the World Bank's World Development Report 2000
July 1999

The Outlook for US- Brazilian Trade and Investment Under FTAA: Some Lessons from NAFTA
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Barbara Oegg, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for "Brazil as an Export Economy"
St. Anthony's College, Oxford
December 7, 1998

The Future of Regional Trading Arrangements in the Western Hemisphere
by Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Peterson Institute for International Economics
and Barbara Kotschwar, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Paper for Michigan State University 10th Anniversary Conference
"The US-Canada Free Trade Agreement"
September 11-12, 1998


Books

Global Economics in Extraordinary Times: Essays in Honor of John Williamson
edited by C. Fred Bergsten and C. Randall Henning
November 2012

Free Trade Agreements: US Strategies and Priorities
edited by Jeffrey J. Schott
April 2004

Prospects for Free Trade in the Americas
by Jeffrey J. Schott
August 2001