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Sovereign Wealth Funds: The New Intersection of Money and Politics

Christopher Balding


Sovereign wealth funds are a dynamic and sizeable force in international finance. There is surprisingly little information about their history, economics, investments, and politics. This book seeks to provide a better understanding of sovereign wealth funds beginning with their history and their evolution from small stabilization funds into major institutional investors. Then the book turns to the economics and finance of sovereign wealth funds seeking to understand the unique challenges facing states that establish sovereign wealth funds and how well they accomplish their task of stabilizi ... More

Keywords: sovereign wealth funds, international finance, stabilization funds, institutional investors, oil dependent states, surplus capital reserves, public wealth, local economies, domestic politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199842902
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199842902.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Balding, author
Peking University