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The Power to Compete: An Economist and an Entrepreneur on Revitalizing Japan in the Global Economy

by Hiroshi Mikitani & Ryoichi Mikitani

Father and son – entrepreneur and economist – search for Japan's economic cure

The Power to Compete tackles the issues central to the prosperity of Japan – and the world – in search of a cure for the...


The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy

by Michael Pettis

China’s economic growth is sputtering, the Euro is under threat, and the United States is combating serious trade disadvantages. Another Great Depression? Not quite. Noted economist and China expert Michael...


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...


Regional Economic Outlook, Middle East and Central Asia, October 2014

by International Monetary Fund. Midd Dept.

This issue discusses economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP), which continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income...


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:...


This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

by Naomi Klein

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology...


Measuring Vulnerability in Developing Countries: New Analytical Approaches

by Wim Naudé, Amelia U. Santos-Paulino & Mark McGillivray

In all of the major challenges facing the world currently, whether it be climate change, terrorism and conflict, or urbanization and demographic change, no progress is possible without the alleviation of poverty....


Liberia: Ad Hoc Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Augmentation of Access and Modification of Performance Criteria-

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Background. With the highest number of new and cumulative Ebola cases recorded to date, Liberia is the country most affected by the epidemic in West Africa. In addition to exacting a heavy human toll,...


Guinea : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and for Modification of Performance Criteria Under the Extended Credit Facility Arr

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Guinea is suffering from an outbreak of Ebola, which has become a humanitarian crisis with a significant economic impact. Preliminary estimates suggest a negative impact on 2014 growth, which...


Sierra Leone : Ad Hoc Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Augmentation of Access and Modification of Performance Cri

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Background. The Ebola outbreak that started in one district in late May has spread to the entire country, overwhelming already weak institutions and ill-equipped medical facilities. At end-August,...


St. Kitts and Nevis : Ninth and Final Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Proposa

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

KEY ISSUES Stand-By Arrangement (SBA): The 36-month SBA for SDR 52.51 million (590 percent of quota) was approved on July 27, 2011. The seventh and eighth reviews were completed on March 19, 2014, together with...


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...


Guyana: 2013 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

The economy has experienced seven consecutive years of robust growth, buoyed by high commodity prices, foreign direct investment and expansion of private sector credit. As part of a strategy to sustain growth,...


How Much is A Lot? Historical Evidence on the Size of Fiscal Adjustments

by Julio Escolano & Laura Jaramillo

The sizeable fiscal consolidation required to stabilize the debt-to-GDP ratios in several countries in the aftermath of the global crisis raises a crucial question on its feasibility. To answer this question,...


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

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context: Over the last two decades, good governance and sound macroeconomic management have delivered remarkable economic and social progress to Cabo Verde. More recently, however, growth has slowed...


The Great Cross-Border Bank Deleveraging: Supply Constraints and Intra-Group Frictions

by Eugenio Cerutti & Stijn Claessens

International banks greatly reduced their direct cross-border and local affiliates' lending as the global financial crisis strained balance sheets, lowered borrower demand, and changed government policies. Using...


Jamaica  : Fifth Review Under the Extended Fund Facility and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recent data show a gradual economic recovery, with growth projected to reach just over 1 percent in 2014/15. Inflation has trended down to about 8 percent. The program is on track. Jamaica?s...


Reforming the Corporate Governance of Italian Banks

by Nadège Jassaud

Sound corporate governance is essential for a well-functioning banking system and the integrity of financial markets. The paper discusses the corporate governance of Italian banks, its regulatory framework,...


Finance & Development, September 2014

by International Monetary Fund. Exte Dept.

This year, we mark the 70th anniversary of the IMF and World Bank and the 50th anniversary of F&D. The world has seen a staggering amount of change in the past seven decades. So, with these two anniversaries...


Soaring of the Gulf Falcons: Diversification in the GCC Oil Exporters in Seven Propositions

by Reda Cherif & Fuad Hasanov

A key priority for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries is to create a dynamic non-oil tradable sector to support sustainable growth. Since export diversification takes a long time, it has to start now....