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CONTENTS FOREWORD Introduction Collective Surveillance: Rationale and Basic Questions Venues for Intergovernmental Cooperation: General Considerations Institutional Dimensions of Supranational Surveillance Evolution of Consultative Groups The International Monetary Fund: The Dominant Venue for Surveillance The IMF and Other International Organizations as Traffic Monitors and Adjustment Referees What Scope for Surveillance? Surveillance of Exchange-Rate Arrangements The IMF?s Annual Article IV Consultations Supranational Surveillance Conducted through Institutions Other Than the IMF Soft or Hard Guidelines? Improving Analytical Foundations Dissemination of Information: Transparency versus Confidentiality The Individual Nation's Choice of Exchange Regime Guidelines for Cross-Border Financial Transactions Use of Financial Sector Assessments in Broader Surveillance of a Nation?s Economic Policies Explicit Coordination of National Macroeconomic Policies? Evolution of Macro-Surveillance for the World Economy Lending Intermediation among National Governments: General Considerations Lending Intermediation and Surveillance by the IMF Should the IMF?S Mandate Be Narrowed to Crisis Vulnerability? Narrow the Focus of Surveillance? Lend Only When Crisis Threatens? Should the IMF?s Mandate Be Broadened? IMF Lending Facilities What Range and Variety of Lending Facilities? Issues about Interest Charges, Repayment Terms, and Conditions of Access Prequalification for Emergency Lending? Conditionality IMF Lending: An Overview The IMF: Whose Institution? IMF Governance: Distribution of Quotas, Voting Power, and Constituencies Quota Shares: Calibrated to Relative Position in the World Economy? Adjustments in Quota Shares Adjustment in Basic Votes Adjustments in Executive Directors and Constituencies The Problem of Europe and the European Union Aggregate Size of IMF Resources Concluding Perspective Appendix Table. Distribution by Nation of Key Economic Variables REFERENCES INDEX
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International Monetary Fund.