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NEW BOOK: Corruption And The Persian Gulf

Corruption and the Persian Gulf (with Hossein Askari, N. Arfaa), Edward Elgar Publishers, Massachussetts, 2010

European Global Trade and Finance

European Global Trade And Finance (edited), The International Trade and Finance Association, 2002.

Europe And The New Global Economy Vol. II

Europe And The New Global Economy Vol. II (edited), The International Trade and Finance Association, 2001.

Europe And The New Global Economy Vol. I

Europe And The New Global Economy Vol. I (edited), The International Trade and Finance Association, 2001.

The Quest For Stable Exchange Rate Systems For The Next Millennium (edited). Series in International Business & Finance, Special Guest Editor, New York: JAI Press, 1999.

Synopsis:This book contains a collection of chapters discussing the issues involved in establishing a stable global exchange rate system. In doing so, the authors review the advantages and disadvantages of the various exchange rate regimes used throughout the world during the last fifty years, analyze the role of exchange rate systems in recent international financial crises and explore the probability of constructing a stable global arrangement in the next century.

Review by Journal of Economic Literature: “Ten papers review the experience with various exchange rate regimes used through the world over the last fifty years and address issues involved in establishing a stable global exchange rate system. ...Rehman is at the School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University. “

List of Contributors:

Dr. Hossein Askari (Ayramar Professor of International Business, GWU)

Dr. C. Fred Bergsten (Director of the Institute for International Economics, Washington D.C.)

Dr. Bruce F. Duncombe (former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, Office of Investment Affairs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs)

Dr. Antonio Fazio (Governor, Bank of Italy; Chairman of the Italian Foreign Exchange Office.)

Dr. Joseph Pelzman (Professor of Economics, GWU)

Mr. Peter J. Quirk (IMF’s Monetary and Exchange Affairs Department).

Dr. Dominick Salvatore (Distinguished Professor & Chairman of the Dept. of Economics, Fordham University)

Niels Thygesen (Danske Bank Professor of International Economics at the University of Copenhagen and Senior Research Fellow at the Economic Policy Research Unit. He served on the Delors Committee on Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), 1988-89.)

Dr. Paul A. Volcker (former Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

Sir Alan Walters (former Chief Economic Advisor for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s and is currently Vice-Chairman of AIG International)

Financial Crisis Management in Regional Blocs (edited), Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.

Synopsis: Financial crises have occurred throughout history, resulting in the loss of national and international public and personal wealth, creating political uncertainty and shaking the foundations of the national, regional and international economic and social order. This book provides answers to the basic questions of what could have caused some of the more recent regional financial crises, what their key characteristics were, how they could have been prevented, what lessons national governments, central bankers and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have learned and how such crises could be prevented in the future. The authors include current and former cabinet members of national governments, central bankers, IMF officials, scholars and practicing economists in both national and multilateral organizations, all of whom have either participated in the management of the various types of financial crises they analyze and discuss and/or have made major contributions to their understanding, including recommendations of how they could be avoided in the future.

Reviewed by IMKB: Istanbul Menkul Kiymetler Borsasi

List of Contributors:

Dr. Hossein Askari (Professor of International Finance at GWU)

Dr. Professor Age F. P. Bakker (Deputy Director of the Nederlansche Bank)

Dr. Lajos Bokros (former Finance Minister of Hungary).

André de Lattre (former Vice Governor of the Banque de France).

Dr. Roque B. Fernandez (Argentine Minister of Finance).

Dr. Daniel Gros (Senior Research Fellow and Director of the Economic Policy Programme at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), former IMF Senior economist)

Dr. Arend J. Kapteyn (Economist, Central Bank of the Netherlands)

Dr. Philippe Maystadt (Vice-Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance and Minister of Foreign Trade, Belgium).

Dr. Frederic S. Mishkin (former Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Associate Economist to the Federal Open Market Committee).

Dr. Franco Modigliani (Institute Professor Emeritus at MIT and the recipient of the 1985 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science.)

Jacob Nell (Assistant Editor of Central Banking.)

Dr. Roberto Rinaldi (head of the Monetary Analysis Office in the Monetary and Financial Sector at the Bank of Italy).

Dr. Howard Reed (Special Counsel for Finance & Investment Policy to the USTR, the Executive Office of the President, Clinton Administration)

Salem Abdul Aziz Al-Sabah (Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait).

Dr. Carlo Santini (Central Manager for Economic Research, Bank of Italy)

Dr. Liliana Schumacher, J.D. (Assistant Professor of International Finance at George Washington University)

Dr. Dr. h.c. Professor Hans Tietmeyer (President of the Deutsche Bundesbank)

Dr. Josef Tosovsky (Governor of the Czech Central Bank).

Kasper Villiger (Head of the Federal Finance Department, (Finance Minister) Switzerland).

Sir Alan Walters (former Chief Economic Advisor for Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and currently Vice-Chairman of AIG International)

The Path to European Economic and Monetary Union, Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997.

Foreword by Sir Alan Walters, former U.K. Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher’s Chief Economic Advisor.

Synopsis:The purpose of this book is to provide an analysis of the emerging political and economic dilemmas EC member nations face on the road to Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) since the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. Due to the fast-changing nature of the character, and thus the pace, of European monetary and economic integration, this book addresses the critical economic and political issues that threaten the European integration process during this decade and beyond.

Reviewed by University of Oxford and International Affairs Journal, vol. 75, no.3, 1999 by Hartmut Mayer, St. Peter’s College, University of Oxford. “Rehman’s book suffers from slightly misleading acknowledgements and an unusual foreword. The author thanks Sir Alan Walters, ex-chief economic adviser to prime minister Margaret Thatcher, for ‘his continuous support, humour and patience’ while, in return, Walter’s foreword praises her work as ‘the best source book ever issued on this subject’ and concludes that it might not be ‘the last on this subject … but [is] certainly the last word for now’. Europhiles could be alarmed and inclined not read any further. If they did not, it would be a real pity. Rehman’s thorough, comprehensive and meticulous study provides an impressive encyclopedia of the subject. It gives a detailed account of the history of economic and monetary integration, discusses potential political and economic dilemmas of EMU, its fiscal policies, costs and benefits, and presents the organizational structure and role of the European Central Bank. Naturally, the text is very technical, but still a relatively easy read. Most remarkable and useful are the countless graphs and charts which help to illustrate the complexities of the subject. Rehman’s book is therefore highly recommended to students of economics, politics and IPE. It provides the detailed information one should have to discuss seriously the risks and virtues of EMU.”

Book Reviews:

Globalization and Regionalization: Strategies, Policies and Economic Environments by Peter Buckley, Jean-Louis Mucchtellu and Victor Cordell, International Business Press, 1998.

Hossein Askari, Zamir Iqbal, and Abbas Mirakhor, Globalization and Islamic Finance, John Wiley & Sons, 2010.