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Lex Rieffel--Bibliography of Publications

“The Role of the Paris Club in Managing Debt Problems”, Essays in International Finance No. 161, International Finance Section, Department of Economics, Princeton University, December 1985.  (under author name Alexis Rieffel)


“The Paris Club, 1978-1983”, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Volume 23, Number 1, 1984, pp. 83-110.  (under author name Alexis Rieffel)


“Exchange Controls: A Dead End for Advanced Developing Countries?”, first prize in Amex Bank Review essay competition, 1986; published in Finance and the International Economy: the AMEX Bank Review Prize Essays, editors John Calverley and Richard O’Brien, Oxford University Press, 1987.  (under author name Alexis Rieffel)


[the following publications were all issued under the author name Lex Rieffel)


“Increasing the Supply of Bankable Infrastructure Project in Developing Countries”, paper prepared for the Spring 1995 meeting of the IMF/World Bank Development Committee, 

April 1995.


“The Changing Roles of Multilateral Agencies: Tigers, Bees, Elephants and Rainmakers in the Jungle of Infrastructure Finance”, paper presented at the World Infrastructure Forum-Asia 1996, New Delhi, India, October 1996.


Restructuring Sovereign Debt: The Case for Ad Hoc Machinery, Brookings Institution Press, 2003.


“Reconsidering the Peace Corps”, Policy Brief #127, Brookings Institution, December 2003


“Rethinking Peace Corps”, WORLDVIEW, Vol. 17, No. 2, June-August 2004, pp. 36-42.


“Indonesia’s Quiet Revolution”, Foreign Affairs, September-October 2004.


“Nigeria’s Paris Club Debt Problem”, Policy Brief #144, Brookings Institution, August 2005.


“Moving Toward Smarter Aid”, with James Fox, Policy Brief #145, August 2005.

“International Volunteering: Smart Power”, with Sarah Zalud, Policy Brief #155, Brookings Institution, June 2006.

Out of Business, On Budget: The Challenge of Military Financing in Indonesia, with Jaleswari Promodhawardani, Brookings Institution Press, 2007.


“Millennium Challenge Corporation: An Opportunity for the Next President”, with James W. Fox, Global Economy and Development, Working Paper 30, Brookings Institution, December 2008.


“The IMF and the World Bank: A Case for Separating the Conjoined Twins”’ Policy Brief 2008-04, Brookings Institution, October 2008.


“A Better Place for the Peace Corps: The case for a Corporation for International Study and Service”, WORLDVIEW, Fall 2008, pp. 16-17.


“Regional Voices in Global Governance”, The Indonesian Quarterly, Volume 37, No. 2, Second Quarter 2009, pp. 141-149.


“International Volunteer Service: A Smart Way to Build Bridges”, with David Caprara and Kevin F. F. Quigley, Policy Brief 2009-01, June 2009.


“The Economy of Burma/Myanmar on the Eve of the 2010 Elections”, Special Report 241, United States Institute of Peace, May 2010.


“The Indonesian Angle”, in Myanmar: Prospect for Change, Li Chenyang and Wilhelm Hofmeister (eds.), Select Publishing, Singapore, 2010, pp. 281-96.


Myanmar/Burma: Inside Challenges, Outside Interests, Editor, Brookings Institution Press, 2010.


“Myanmar on the Move: An Overview of Recent Developments”, Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 4/2012, pp. 31-49.


“Too Much, Too Soon? The Dilemma of Foreign Aid to Myanmar/Burma”, with James W. Fox, Nathan Associates, 2013.


“Policy Options for Improving the Performance of the State Enterprise Sector in Myanmar”, Working Paper No. 01, Institute of South East Asian Studies, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore, 2015.


“Planning for Social and Economic Development”, in Myanmar: The Dynamics of an Evolving Polity, David I. Steinberg (ed.), Lynne Reinner, 2010, pp. 191-215.


“Fair Compensation for Land Acquisition for Major Projects”, paper presented at the conference on Burma/Myanmar: Making the Transition to the Next Stage, Lingnan University, Hong Kong, December 2015.


“Road to Myanmar”, WORLDVIEW, Volume 29, Number 3, Fall 2016, pp. 15-16.


“Building Indonesia’s New Capital”, with Michael Castle-Miller, East Asia Forum Quarterly, Vol. 12, No. 1, January-March 2020, pp. 15-18.


“The Peace Corps in the Post-Pandemic World”, WORLDVIEW, Summer 2020, pp. 56-59.



Numerous op-eds and blog posts


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