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International Monetary Fund (IMF)

  • By: James Raymond Vreeland
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the world's premier global financial institution, originally designed to monitor fixed exchange rates among currencies and to stabilize them by lending to countries facing economic problems. Its resources come from the reserve ...

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