Capital Choices: Sectoral Politics and the Variation of Sovereign Wealth, Revised Edition

Juergen Braunstein*

*Korrespondierende*r Autor*in für diese Arbeit

Publikation: Buch, Herausgeberschaft, BerichtBuch (Monographie)


overeign wealth funds are state-controlled pools of capital that hold financial and real assets, including shares of state enterprises, and manage them to grow the nation’s base of sovereign wealth. The dramatic rise of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in both number and size—this group is now larger than the size of global private equity and hedge funds, combined—and the fact that most are located in non-OECD countries, has raised concern about the direction of capitalism. Yet SWFs are not a homogenous group of actors. Why do some countries with large current account surpluses, notably China, create SWFs while others, such as Switzerland and Germany, do not? Why do other countries with no macroeconomic justification, such as Senegal and Turkey, create SWFs? And why do countries with similar macroeconomic features, such as Kuwait and Qatar or Singapore and Hong Kong, choose different types of SWFs?.

ErscheinungsortAnn Arbor
VerlagUniversity of Michigan Press
AuflageRevised Edition in paperback, endorsement by Lawrence H. Summers
ISBN (elektronisch)978-0-472-12996-6
ISBN (Print)978-0-472-03886-2
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 1 Jan. 2022
Extern publiziertJa

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