The International and Domestic Politics of IMF Programs

@inproceedings{Vreeland2004TheIA,
  title={The International and Domestic Politics of IMF Programs},
  author={James Raymond Vreeland},
  year={2004}
}
  • James Raymond Vreeland
  • Published 2004
Many argue that governments use IMF programs to push unpopular policies past domestic political opposition. Many others have argued that the IMF is merely a tool of US foreign policy, providing loans without enforcing policy conditions. This paper addresses the inconsistencies between these two views, presenting large-n evidence supporting both. The domestic politics story, however, depends on international politics. The IMF can only be used to push through unpopular policies when the… CONTINUE READING

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