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A Modern History of Fiscal Prudence and Profligacy

by Paolo Mauro & Rafael Romeu

We draw on a newly collected historical dataset of fiscal variables for a large panel of countries-to our knowledge, the most comprehensive database currently available-to gauge the degree of fiscal prudence...

Macroeconomic Model Spillovers and Their Discontents

by Tamim Bayoumi & Francis Vitek

The Great Recession underlined that policies in some countries can have profound spillovers elsewhere. Sadly, the solution of simulating large macroeconomic models to measure these spillovers has been found...

Capital Requirements for Over-The-Counter Derivatives Central Counterparties

by Li Lin & Jay Surti

The central counterparties dominating the market for the clearing of over-the-counter interest rate and credit derivatives are globally systemic. Employing methodologies similar to the calculation of banks'...

Breaking the Curse of Sisyphus: An Empirical Analysis of Post-Conflict Economic Transitions

by Serhan Cevik & Mohammad Rahmati

This paper provides a broad empirical analysis of the determinants of post-conflict economic transitions across the world during the period 1960-2010, using a dynamic panel estimation approach based on the system-generalized...

Growth Forecast Errors and Fiscal Multipliers

by Olivier J. Blanchard & Daniel Leigh

This paper investigates the relation between growth forecast errors and planned fiscal consolidation during the crisis. We find that, in advanced economies, stronger planned fiscal consolidation has been associated...

Handbook of Computable General Equilibrium Modeling

by Peter B. Dixon & Dale Jorgenson

In this collection of 17 articles, top scholars synthesize and analyze scholarship on this widely used tool of policy analysis, setting forth its accomplishments, difficulties, and means of implementation. Though...

Rwanda, Inc.

by Patricia Crisafulli & Andrea Redmond

Eighteen years after the genocide that made Rwanda international news, but left it all but abandoned by the West, the country has achieved a miraculous turnaround. Rising out of the complete devastation of a...

Financial Trading and Investing

by John Teall

A former member of the American Stock Exchange introduces trading and financial markets to upper-division undergraduates and graduate students who are planning to work in the finance industry. Unlike standard...

The New Division of Labor: How Computers Are Creating the Next Job Market

by Frank Levy & Richard J. Murnane

As the current recession ends, many workers will not be returning to the jobs they once held--those jobs are gone. In The New Division of Labor, Frank Levy and Richard Murnane show how computers are changing...

Integral Community: Political Economy to Social Commons

by Ronnie Lessem & Chidara Muchineripi

Integral Community moves the transformation journey for enterprises and society on from the creation of a new macro-economic framework to practical implementation of authentic or integral development. The authors...

Macroprudential Policies and Housing Prices-A New Database and Empirical Evidence for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe

by Jerome Vandenbussche & Ursula Vogel

Several countries in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe used a rich set of prudential instruments in response to last decade’s credit and housing boom and bust cycles. We collect detailed information...

Azerbaijan: Inclusive Growth in a Resource-Rich Economy

by Harun Onder

Azerbaijan experienced a "golden age" in the last decade, during which the average growth rate reached record high levels and poverty decreased significantly. On average, the economy grew by 15.3 percent per...

Managerial Economics: A Mathematical Approach

by M. J. Alhabeeb & L. J. Moffitt

Uncertainty is present in every managerial decision, and Managerial Economics: A Mathematical Approach effectively demonstrates the application of higher-level statistical tools to inform and clarify the logic...

Europe's Financial Crisis: A Short Guide to How the Euro Fell Into Crisis and the Consequences for the World

by John Authers

Will the Euro survive? Where is the European financial crisis headed? What will it mean for global and US markets? In this short book, internationally respected Financial Times journalist John Authers illuminates...

Accounting for Reserves

by Tamim Bayoumi & Christian Saborowski

Views on the effectiveness of sterilized reserve intervention vary. Sterilized intervention is generally seen as ineffective in advanced countries while persistent intervention by some emerging markets is often...

The Determinants of Banks' Liquidity Buffers in Central America

by Corinne C Delechat & Camila Henao Arbelaez

Banks' liquidity holdings are comfortably above legal or prudential requirements in most Central American countries. While good for financial stability, high systemic liquidity may nonetheless hinder monetary...

Information Rigidity and the Expectations Formation Process: A Simple Framework and New Facts

by Olivier Coibion & Yuriy Gorodnichenko

We propose a new approach to test the full-information rational expectations hypothesis which can identify whether rejections of the arise from information rigidities. This approach quantifies the economic significance...

Trade Flows, Multilateral Resistance, and Firm Heterogeneity

by Alberto Behar & Benjamin D. Nelson

We present a gravity model that accounts for multilateral resistance, firm heterogeneity and country-selection into trade, while accommodating asymmetries in trade flows. A new equation for the proportion of...

Bank Debt in Europe "Are Funding Models Broken"

by Mrs. Vanessa Le Lesle

The crisis in Europe has underscored the vulnerability of European bank funding models compared to international peers. This paper studies the drivers behind this fragility and examines the future of bank funding,...

The Rising Resilience of Emerging Market and Developing Economies

by Abdul Abiad & John C Bluedorn

Economic performance in many emerging market and developing economies (EMDEs) improved substantially over the past twenty years. The past decade was particularly good-for the first time EMDEs spent more time...