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Political Decisions, Economic Effects: How International Organizations Govern the Globalized Economy

Lang, Valentin F.

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Abstract

This dissertation consists of four essays on the decision-making and the effects of international organizations. Its empirical focus is on the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The dissertation shows that political interests influence the IMF's decision-making and that IMF programs have important economic effects on sovereign creditworthiness and income inequality. Chapter 1: Buying Votes and International Organizations: The Dirty-Work Hypothesis; Chapter 2: Room for Discretion: Biased Decision-Making in International Financial Institutions; Chapter 3: Stigma or Cushion? IMF Programs and Sovereign Creditworthiness; Chapter 4: The Economics of the Democratic Deficit: The Effect of IMF Programs on Inequality

Item Type: Dissertation
Supervisor: Dreher, Prof. Dr. Axel
Date of thesis defense: 2 July 2018
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2018 12:58
Date: 2018
Faculties / Institutes: The Faculty of Economics and Social Studies > Alfred-Weber-Institut for Economics
Subjects: 300 Social sciences
310 General statistics
320 Political science
330 Economics
350 Public administration
Controlled Keywords: Internationale Organisation, Internationaler Währungsfonds, Global Governance, Globalisierung, Entwicklungszusammenarbeit, Öffentliche Schulden, Ungleichheit
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