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Resetting the International Monetary (Non)System

by Jose Antonio Ocampo

This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 IGO licence. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations....

Economic Logic Fifth Edition

by Mark Skousen

In Economic Logic, Mark Skousen offers a step-by-step approach to economics showing how microeconomics and macroeconomics are logically linked together.

The fully revised fifth edition introduces a major breakthrough...

Sovereign Wealth Funds in Resource Economies

by Khalid Alsweilem & Malan Rietveld

Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have reached a transitional moment. Created as a way to direct excess wealth toward economic development and long-term financial returns, some countries are now seeing a decline...

Value of Failure

by Leszek Gracz & Joanna Markiewicz

Growing levels of education, increasing availability of capital, diversification and specialization of economic activities, and the numerous support options available to start a business has led to the creation...

Assessing China's Residential Real Estate Market

by Ding Ding & Xiaoyu Huang

China's real estate market rebounded sharply after a temporary slowdown in 2014-2015. This paper uses city-level data to estimate the range of house price overvaluation across city-tiers and assesses the main...

Does Import Competition Induce R&D Reallocation? Evidence from the U.S.

by Rui Xu & Kaiji Gong

We analyze the impact of rising import competition from China on U.S. innovative activities. Using Compustat data, we find that import competition induces R&D expenditures to be reallocated towards more productive...

Fear Thy Neighbor: Spillovers from Economic Policy Uncertainty

by Nina Biljanovska & Francesco Grigoli

High levels of economic policy uncertainty in various parts of the world revamped the de- bate about its impact on economic activity. With increasingly stronger economic, fi nancial, and political ties among...

Assessing Loss of Market Access: Conceptual and Operational Issues

by Anastasia, Ms. Guscina & Sheheryar Malik

Loss of market access (LMA) is a central element and an exacerbator of balance of payments and fiscal crises. This paper provides an operational definition of LMA, examines the predictive power of potential...

Taxing Telecommunications in Developing Countries

by Thornton, Ms. Matheson & Patrick Petit

Developing countries apply numerous sector-specific taxes to telecommunications, whose buoyant revenues and formal enterprises provide a convenient "tax handle". This paper explores whether there is an economic...

Economic Development of Emerging East Asia

by Frank S.T. Hsiao & Mei-Chu Wang Hsiao

This unique book provides comparative economic studies of Taiwan and Korea, and compares them mostly with Japan and the United States and finds that, in terms of the real GDP per capita in PPP, these emerging...

Unconventional Policies and Exchange Rate Dynamics

by Gustavo Adler & Ruy, Mr. Lama

We study exchange rate dynamics under cooperative and self-oriented policies in a two-country DSGE model with unconventional monetary and exchange rate policies. The cooperative solution features a large exchange...

Potential Growth in Colombia

by Sergi, Mr. Lanau & Jorge, Mr. Roldos

This paper uses a multivariate filter and a production function to project potential growth in Colombia, modeling in detail the impact of low oil prices on investment. The framework also captures the impact...

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2017, Europe

by International Monetary Fund. Euro Dept.

The European recovery is strengthening and broadening appreciably. Real GDP growth is projected at 2.4 percent in 2017, up from 1.7 percent in 2016, before easing to 2.1 percent in 2018. These are large upward...

Inequality in Financial Inclusion and Income Inequality

by Goksu Aslan & Corinne Delechat

We investigate the link between gender inequality in financial inclusion and income inequality, with three contributions to the recent literature. First, using a micro-dataset covering 146,000 individuals in...

The Macro-Fiscal Aftermath of Weather-Related Disasters: Do Loss Dimensions Matter?

by Kerstin, Mrs. Gerling

Weather-related natural disasters and climate change pose interrelated macro-fiscal challenges. Using panel-VARX studies for a sample of 19 countries in Developing Asia during 1970 to 2015, this paper contributes...

Trends and Challenges in Infrastructure Investment in Low-Income Developing Countries

by Daniel Gurara & Vladimir, Mr. Klyuev

This paper examines trends in infrastructure investment and its financing in low-income developing countries (LIDCs). Following an acceleration of public investment over the last 15 years, the stock of infrastructure...

Trade and Income in the Long Run: Are There Really Gains, and Are They Widely Shared?

by Diego A. Cerdeiro & Andras Komaromi

In the cross section of countries, there is a strong positive correlation between trade and income, and a negative relationship between trade and inequality. Does this reflect a causal relationship? We adopt...

Bank Lending in the Knowledge Economy

by Giovanni, Mr. Dell'Ariccia & Dalida Kadyrzhanova

We study bank portfolio allocations during the transition of the real sector to a knowledge economy in which firms use less tangible capital and invest more in intangible assets. We show that, as firms shift...

Problem Loans in the Caribbean: Determinants, Impact and Strategies for Resolution

by Kimberly, Ms. Beaton & Thomas, Mr. Dowling

The high level of nonperforming loans (NPLs) in the Caribbean has been, in large part, a legacy of the global financial crisis, but their persistence owes much to the weak economic recovery in the region, as...

The Granular Origins of Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Europe

by Christian H, Mr. Ebeke & Kodjovi M. Eklou

This paper investigates the microeconomic origins of aggregate economic fluctuations in Europe. It examines the relevance of idiosyncratic shocks at the top 100 large firms (the granular shocks) in explaining...