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Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited: Anti-Globalization in the Era of Trump

by Joseph E. Stiglitz

An International Bestseller

"Accessible, provocative, and highly readable." —Alan Cowell, New York Times

In this crucial expansion and update of his landmark bestseller, renowned economist and Nobel Prize...

Basics First

by Sema Dube & Manu Dube

Basics First introduces an innovative way of thinking about money. Sema and Manu Dube argue that we do away with regulations, allow people to travel wherever they want and trade freely. Simple enough, but trade...

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...

Science, Technology, Innovation, and Development in the Arab Countries

by Omar Bizri

Science, Technology, Innovation, and Economic Growth in Arab Countries explores fresh approaches to STI policy formulation and implementation in the region, with applications to developing countries elsewhere....

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...


by International Monetary Fund. Department

This technical note analyzes selected issues related to four areas of the legal system for insolvency and creditor rights with a particular relevance for financial stability and the resolution of legacy assets....

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...


by International Monetary Fund. Department

As Spain recovers from the 2012 banking crisis, attention is being placed on the appropriateness of the institutional framework for financial sector oversight. The complex and relatively fragmented set up has...


by International Monetary Fund. Department

The transposition of the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD) into Spanish law strengthened the resolution regime in Spain.1 Resolution powers in the past depended on the combination of public support,...


by International Monetary Fund. Department

While system-wide profitability for Spanish banks has recovered gradually since the crisis, the return on equity remains below the cost of capital (Bank of Spain May 2016 FSR).2 Profitability remains higher...

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...


by International Monetary Fund. Department

Macroprudential oversight for banking is a shared responsibility between Banco de España (BdE) and the European Central Bank (ECB). BdE is the national competent and designated authority for exercising macroprudential...


by International Monetary Fund. Department

This Technical Note (TN) provides an update on the Spanish insurance sector and an analysis of certain key aspects of the regulatory and supervisory regime. This FSAP is most supportive of the government's announcement...


by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

Selected Issues and Analytical Notes


by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

The Mexican economy has exhibited resilience in the face of a complex external environment. However, the country still faces significant challenges, namely to preserve macro-economic stability, and foster stronger...

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...