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The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

by Mariana Mazzucato

This book, which builds on the author’s work for a high-impact DEMOS report, debunks the myth of the state as a large bureaucratic organization that can at best facilitate the creative innovation which happens...


Municipal Finances: A Handbook for Local Governments

by Catherine D. Farvacque-Vitkovic & Mihaly Kopanyi

The Municipal Finance Handbook aims to help local government practitioners, particularly staff of medium and large cities, improve strategic management of municipal finances. The demands for pragmatic knowledge...


Russian Federation: Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc Dept.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Most aspects of Russia’s fiscal reporting and budgeting practices are in line with good or advanced practice under the July 2013 draft of the Fiscal Transparency Code, and the disclosure...


Public Innovation through Collaboration and Design

by Christopher Ansell & Jacob Torfing

While innovation has long been a major topic of research and scholarly interest for the private sector, it is still an emerging theme in the field of public management. While 'results-oriented' public management...


The Scourge of Europe (Routledge Revivals): The Public Debt Described, Explained, and Historically Depicted

by L. V. Birck

Written during the early 1920s, at a time when Europe was still recovering from the catastrophe of the First World War, L.V. Birck's The Scourge of Europe examines the economic issues surrounding the existence...


Welcome to GoodCo: Using the Tools of Business to Create Public Good

by Tom Levitt

Welcome to GoodCo follows Tom Levitt's critically acclaimed Partners for Good which postulated that elements within the private sector now understood the social obligations of the corporate citizen and were...


An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States: How Taxes, Energy, and Worker Freedom Change Everything

by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore & Rex A. Sinquefield

A passionate, detailed, quantified argument for state-level tax reform

An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of States explains why eliminating or lowering tax burdens at the state level leads to...


Income Inequality, Fiscal Decentralization and Transfer Dependency

by Caroline-Antonia Goerl & Mike Seiferling

Within the context of reigniting post crisis macroeconomic growth, income inequality has emerged as a topic of significant interest for both academics and policymakers (Bastagli, Coady, and Gupta, 2012) This...


Kenya: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

by International Monetary Fund. Afri 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...


Bolivia: Fiscal Transparency Assessment

by International Monetary Fund. Fisc 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...


Debt Sustainability, Public Investment, and Natural Resources in Developing Countries: The Dignar Model

by Giovanni Melina & Shu-Chun S. Yang

This paper presents the DIGNAR (Debt, Investment, Growth, and Natural Resources) model, which can be used to analyze the debt sustainability and macroeconomic effects of public investment plans in resource-abundant...


Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

by Will Clark & Birgir Arnason

Rwanda is a unique case among its Sub-Saharan African peers in that it has already undergone a large scaling-up of public investment. The Rwandan government has made clear its desire to lower its reliance on...


MALAYSIA@50: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, DISTRIBUTION, DISPARITIES: Economic Development, Distribution, Disparities

by Jomo Kwame Sundaram & Chong Hui Wee

Malaysia has grown and changed a great deal since it was formed on 16 September 1963. It was then seen as an unlikely nation hastily put together as a federation of British controlled territories in the region....


How It All Began (Routledge Revivals): Origins of the Modern Economy

by W. W. Rostow

First published in 1975, this book traces the origins of our modern economy, showing the routes by which nations have either achieved wealth or have been impoverished. W. W. Rostow brings together issues of...


Emerging Market Local Currency Bond Yields and Foreign Holdings in the Post-Lehman Period: A Fortune or Misfortune?

by Christian Ebeke & Yinqiu Lu

The paper shows that foreign holdings of local currency government bonds in emerging market countries (EMs) have reduced bond yields but have somewhat increased yield volatility in the post-Lehman period. Econometric...


Bolivia: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

by International Monetary Fund. West Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. Since the mid-2000s, macroeconomic stability supported by high world commodity prices and active social policies have contributed to nearly tripling income per capita and reducing poverty...


The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity

by Gene Sperling

After two consecutive elections in which Democratic candidates failed to turn clear economic advantages into electoral victory, a debate is raging over what the Democrats should donow. The narrow, red state-blue...


The Politics of Public Fund Investing: How to Modify Wall Street to Fit Main Street

by Ben Finkelstein & Felicia Landerman

Until now, there has never been a book to help public fund managers direct fixed-income portfolios while simultaneously balancing politics, or the need to preserve principal, with economics, or the need to optimize...


Pension Games: Bad Decisions and Backroom Deals in Illinois' Public Pension System

by Chicago Tribune Staff & WGN-TV Staff

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, and former Chicago mayor Richard M. Daley have something in common that could easily become each of their undoing: Chicago's severely underfunded public...


From Foreclosure to Fair Lending: Advocacy, Organizing, Occupy, and the Pursuit of Equitable Credit

by Chester Hartman & Gregory D. Squires

This book addresses important issues of the Occupy protest movement for fair lending, fair housing advocacy, and equal opportunity.