Originally published in 1981, this book provided an up-to-date and critical review of the recent history and current status of the main economic institutions affecting international trade and relations at the time. The authors emphasise the economic effectiveness or otherwise of such bodies as GATT, IMF, EEC, UNCTAD and the World Bank, but take account of the political factors present in both the initial ‘design’ and in the way that the institutions have developed. In particular, the book analyses the changed degree of dominance which the USA had been able to exert on the international community.
Table of Contents
Preface. List of Abbreviations. 1. Introduction: The Main Institutions 2. Criteria for Evaluation of International Institutions in World Trade 3. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) 4. The General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) 5. The United Nations Conference on Trade Aid and Development (UNCTAD) 6. International Commodity Agreements 7. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 8. The European Economic Community (EEC) 9. Economic Integration in Less Developed Countries 10. The Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA[COMECON]) 11. The World Bank (IBRD), International Development Association (IDA) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) 12. Changing Needs and New Roles. Bibliography. Index.
A. I. MacBean and P. N. Snowden