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The Economic Consequences of the Peace (Rediscovered Books): With linked Table of Contents

by John Maynard Keynes

The Economic Consequences of the Peace was written and published by John Maynard Keynes. After World War I, Keynes attended the Versailles Conference as a delegate of the British Treasury and argued for a much...


The End of Copycat China: The Rise of Creativity, Innovation, and Individualism in Asia

by Shaun Rein

China's changing course, and sustainable success requires a shift in strategy

The End of Copycat China helps business executives and investors understand how China's economy is shifting from one based on heavy...


Africa Rising?: BRICS -  Diversifying Dependency

by Ian Taylor

Africa is said to be rising, turning a definitive page in its history, heralding new and exciting possibilities for the continent. The Africa Rising discourse maintains that upsurge in economic growth comes...


We Do Know How: A Buyer-Led Approach to Creating Jobs for the Poor

by James T. Riordan

This book by a practitioner (not an academic, a government official, or a pundit) has been written for practitioners and offers fresh thinking on how to do international development work. It combines that thinking...


The Limits of Fiscal, Monetary, and Trade Policies: International Comparisons and Solutions

by Jonathan E Leightner

Sixteen countries across the world — including the United States and many European nations — have fallen into economic crises since the late 1990s. In The Limits of Fiscal, Monetary, and Trade Policies:...


The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security

by Ann Hagedorn

The urgent truth about the privatization of America’s national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading—and why we should be concerned.

Thirty years ago there...


Public Investment Criteria (Routledge Revivals): Benefit-Cost Analysis for Planned Economic Growth

by Stephen A. Marglin

This book, first published in 1967, explores some of the problems formulating investment criteria for the public sector of a mixed-enterprise, underdeveloped economy. The typical essay on public investment criteria...


An Economic History of Liberal Italy (Routledge Revivals): 1850-1918

by Gianni Toniolo

This book, first published in 1990, examines Italy's economic history from its Unification in 1850 to the end of the First World War. Particular attention is paid to the extent to which Italy exhibits the features...


A Capitalist in North Korea: My Seven Years in the Hermit Kingdom

by Felix Abt

Business in North Korea: a paradoxical and fascinating situation is interpreted by a true insider.

In 2002, the Swiss power company ABB appointed Felix Abt its country director for North Korea. The Swiss Entrepreneur...


Sri Lanka : First Post-Program Monitoring Discussion-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sri Lanka

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Context. Sri Lanka’s economy has navigated recent market turbulence relatively well. Growth has remained solid, inflation is in mid-single digits, and the current account deficit has narrowed....


Sri Lanka : Ex-Post Evaluation of Exceptional Access Under the 2009 Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive D

by International Monetary Fund. Asia Dept

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Sri Lanka’s 2009 Stand-By Arrangement was initiated at the onset of the global financial crisis. It also coincided with the ending of the country’s decades-old civil conflict. This unusual...


Growth Surprises and Synchronized Slowdowns in Emerging Marketsâ€"â€"An Empirical Investigation

by Ghada Fayad & Roberto Perrelli

Output growth has slowed in several emerging markets since 2011—a remarkable feature for a non-crisis period in EMs. Such synchronized slowdowns were largely unanticipated by scholars and forecasters alike....


Chad : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director fo

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Chad is a fragile country with weak institutional capacity that needs to manage volatile and exhaustible oil revenues prudently to tackle its large development needs. Chad is enjoying a period...


Bank Ownership and Credit Growth in Emerging Markets During and After the 2008â€"09 Financial Crisis â€" A Cross-Regional Comparison

by Guodong Chen & Yi Wu

This paper examines bank credit growth in emerging markets before, during, and after the 2008-09 financial crisis using bank-level data, focusing on the role of bank ownership. Credit growth by foreign banks...


Austria : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Austria

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Austria did not experience a severe boom-bust cycle and came through the crisis relatively well. The main impact was on the banking sector and public debt. With cyclical slack low and the...


Austria : Selected Issues

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after...


Corporate Social Responsibility and Trade Unions: Perspectives across Europe

by Lutz Preuss, Michael Gold & Chris Rees

Growing interest in corporate social responsibility (CSR) has focused attention on the relationship between businesses and key stakeholders, such as NGOs and local communities. Curiously, however, commentators...


Budget Institutions in Low-Income Countries : Lessons from G-20

by Sanjeev Gupta & Sami Yläoutinen

This paper presents twelve budget institutions that can support planning and delivery of credible fiscal strategies in the fiscal policy-making process. The resulting framework is applied to seven low-income...


Sovereign Debt Composition in Advanced Economies : A Historical Perspective

by S. M. Ali Abbas & Laura Blattner

We examine how the composition of public debt, broken down by currency, maturity, holder profile and marketability, has responded to major debt accumulation and consolidation episodes during 1900-2011. Covering...


Angola : 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Angola

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context and outlook: Angola’s recent economic developments have been positive, but softening oil revenue and limited proven oil reserves highlight the need to contain emerging fiscal deficits, preserve...