James M. Boughton
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Much of my recent research has dealt with the history and role of the IMF.  
 
An overview paper, as revised for presentation at the 2006 International Economic History Congress in Helsinki, Finland, is:

"The IMF and the Force of History: Ten Events and Ten Ideas That Have Shaped the Institution"





Items available on the internet include:

Other recent books and papers on the IMF and Global Governance:
 

Finance, Development, and the IMF (co-editor, with Domenico Lombardi). Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2009

“A New Bretton Woods?”, Finance & Development, Vol. 46, No. 1 (March 2009), pp. 44-46. Accessible at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2009/03/boughton.htm

“Lending to and for the Poor: How the IMF’s Role Has Evolved,” in James M. Boughton and Domenico Lombardi (Editors), Finance, Development, and the IMF. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2009.

“The Case for a Universal Financial Institution,” in James M. Boughton and Domenico Lombardi (Editors), Finance, Development, and the IMF. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press, 2009.

 “Global Governance: New Players, New Rules” (with Colin I. Bradford), Finance & Development, Vol. 44, No. 4 (December 2007). Available at http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/fandd/2007/12/index.htm.

“International Monetary Fund Surveillance,” in Kenneth A. Reinert and Ramkishen S. Rajan (Editors), Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2009).

“International Monetary Fund,” in Peter Stearns (Editor in Chief), Encyclopedia of the Modern World (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008).

“Strengthening the IMF: Lessons from History,” in Colin I. Bradford and Johannes F. Linn (Editors), Global Governance Reform: Breaking the Stalemate (Washington: Brookings Institution, 2006).

“The Bretton Woods System,” in Roland Robertson and Jan Aart Scholte (Editors), Encyclopedia of Globalization (Grolier Academic).

“Once Upon a Quota,” Business Times Guide to the 2006 Annual Meetings (Singapore: The Business Times, September 12, 2006). Available online at http://business-times.asiaone.com/sub/supplement/story/0,4574,208102,00.html.

 “International Monetary Fund,” in John J. McCusker (Editor), History of World Trade Since 1450 (Farmington Hills, Michigan: Macmillan Reference USA, 2005).