The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union appears to be a vote against globalization. The neoliberal economic policies that prescribe open markets and fiscal austerity may have contributed to that backlash. In this informative research that calls for a more balanced approach to neoliberalism, economists Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani and Davide Furceri of the International Monetary Fund find that the free flow of global capital, among other neoliberal policies, has been a mixed blessing. getAbstract recommends this thought-provoking report to policy makers, executives, economists and investors looking for another perspective on globalization.
In this summary, you will learn
- What neoliberal policies entail,
- How they have worked in practice, and
- Why a more balanced approach to neoliberalism could improve economic growth and lower income inequality.
About the Authors
Jonathan D. Ostry, Prakash Loungani and Davide Furceri are economists at the International Monetary Fund.