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an Côte d'Ivoire: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

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...


Reinventing Development: Aid Reform and Technologies of Governance in Ghana

by Lord Mawuko-Yevugah

This book shows how the new architecture of aid has important implications in three distinct but related ways: the discursive construction and production of post-colonial societies; the changing focus of Western...


Guaranteed to Fail: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Debacle of Mortgage Finance

by Viral V. Acharya, Matthew Richardson & Stijn van Nieuwerburgh

The financial collapse of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2008 led to one of the most sweeping government interventions in private financial markets in history. The bailout has already cost American taxpayers...


Peddling Protectionism: Smoot-Hawley and the Great Depression

by Douglas A. Irwin

The Smoot-Hawley tariff of 1930, which raised U.S. duties on hundreds of imported goods to record levels, is America's most infamous trade law. It is often associated with--and sometimes blamed for--the onset...


With Liberty and Dividends for All: How to Save Our Middle Class When Jobs Don't Pay Enough

by Peter Barnes

Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won't be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America's middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically,...


Athens After the Peloponnesian War: Class, Faction and Policy 403-386 B.C.

by Barry Strauss

Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that - at least in the case of Athens - has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing...


Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore Fiscal Freedom and Rescue Our Future

by C. Eugene Steuerle

The news coming out of Washington, D.C., and reverberating around the nation increasingly sounds like a broken record: low or zero growth in employment, inadequate funds to pay future Social Security and Medicare...


Why Regions Matter: Small Worlds in Comparative Perspective

by Ailsa Henderson

Bringing together experts on regionalism and federalism this collection explores the impact of legislative regions on parties and voters. It reflects on the 1980 publication of Small Worlds by David Elkins and...


Small Business and Public Policy: Evolution and Revolution

by Robert J. Bennett

Public policy interventions aimed at encouraging, supporting and developing small businesses are important for understanding entrepreneurship and small business management. This textbook is the first to provide...


Disrupting Territories: Land, Commodification and Conflict in Sudan

by Jörg Gertel, Richard Rottenburg & Sandra Calkins

"Nowhere has a range of case studies of Sudan been brought together in a single volume. Given the concern with the growing number and complexity of conflicts in Sudan and South Sudan there is a significant readership...


The Assault on Social Policy

by William Roth & Susan Peters

A number of groups have intensified their attack on social policy over the past ten years, and this revised textbook reflects these developments, along with new research on the hotly contested policy areas of...


New Forms of Worker Organization: The Syndicalist and Autonomist Restoration of Class-Struggle Unionism

by Immanuel Ness & Staughton Lynd

As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions...


Nigeria: 2013 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release and Statement by the Executive Director for Nigeria

by International Monetary Fund. Afri Dept.

KEY ISSUES Context. Despite recent strong non-oil growth, poverty and income inequality remain high and social and governance indicators are below averages for sub-Saharan Africa. Structural reforms under the...


Malaysia: Financial Sector Assessment Program Monetary Liquidity Frameworks-Technical Note

by International Monetary Fund. Department

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...


Remapping 'Crisis': A Guide to Athens

by Myrto Tsilimpounidi & Aylwyn Walsh

A taste of austerity, the limits of democracy and the overlooked, untold stories of a country in 'crisis'.


Income Disparity in China: Crisis within Economic Miracle

by Dianqing Xu & Xin Li

China has achieved remarkable economic success in the past three decades and has become the second-largest economy in the world after the United States. However, accompanying this rapid economic growth is an...


Priorities and Pathways in Services Reform â¿¿ Part II: Political Economy Studies

by Christopher Findlay

Services markets remain highly regulated and international trade and investment is restricted. Previous works have identified the scope for significant gains from trade, yet those results are often debated and...


Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030

by John Eatwell, Terry McKinley & Pascal Petit

Challenges for Europe in the World, 2030 embodies critical thinking about the long-term implications for Europe of the clear shift of power from the West to the East and the South. Designed as a multi-faceted...


How the EU Really Works

by Olivier Costa & Nathalie Brack

This book provides a concise analysis of the EU and its dynamics by paying particular attention to its day to day operation. It proposes to help students and scholars understand its evolution, its institutions,...


Reconfiguring Global Climate Governance in North America: A Transregional Approach

by Marcela López-Vallejo

This book details previous discussions about the concept of global climate governance and its limits. The author puts forward a theoretical proposal for re-territorialization and coordination of policies for...