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Whither the World Bank and the IMF?

Anne O. Krueger

NBER Working Paper No. 6327
Issued in December 1997
NBER Program(s):   ITI   IFM

On their fiftieth anniversary, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank were" extensively reviewed, both to mark the occasion and to consider, often critically roles and performance. This paper reviews the functions of the two institutions in light of their" evolution over the past fifty years and of changes in the international economic system. It then" evaluates and assesses some of the criticisms and proposals for reform of the two institutions."

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w6327

Published: Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 36, no. 4 (December 1998): 1983-2020. citation courtesy of

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