International Economic Organizations (IMF and World Bank)

Manuela Moschella

in International Relations

ISBN: 9780199743292
Published online June 2012 | | DOI:
International Economic Organizations (IMF and World Bank)


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IRBD or World Bank hereafter) are among the most well-known and criticized international organizations primarily because of the influence they exert over member countries’ economic choices. Both organizations were created at the end of World War II and have played a critical role in the evolution of the global economic and financial system. The study of the IMF and the World Bank is therefore inextricably linked to the study of the Bretton Woods regime and its evolution, including the process of financial globalization. The two organizations have also been at the center of the debate on the reform of the international financial architecture and have been an often-used laboratory for scholars working in international relations (IR) and international political economy (IPE).

Article.  8804 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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