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Collapse and Revival

Understanding Global Recessions and Recoveries

This comprehensive text puts the latest global recession and ongoing recovery in perspective by analyzing different phases of the global business cycle.

Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change

A Guide for Policymakers

Efforts to control atmospheric accumulations of greenhouse gases that threaten to heat up the planet are in their infancy.

Modernizing China
			: Investing in Soft Infrastructure

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Modernizing China : Investing in Soft Infrastructure »

Series: Books

Author(s): W. Raphael Lam , Markus Rodlauer , and Alfred Schipke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513539942.071

ISBN: 9781513539942

Keywords: China, China, People's Republic of, Economic reforms, China, reforms, economic reforms, economic success, growth model, policy frameworks, markets

China is at a critical juncture in its economic transformation as it tries to rebalance what is generally seen as an exhausted growth model. A unifying theme across the reforms that will deliver this transformation...

The International Monetary Fund and the Learning Organization
			: The Role of Independent Evaluation

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The International Monetary Fund and the Learning Organization : The Role of Independent Evaluation »

Series: Books

Author(s): Moisés Schwartz , and Ray C. Rist

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475546675.071

ISBN: 9781475546675

Keywords: IEO, IMF, independent evaluation, learning organization, accountability, learning

The benefits of independent evaluation in international financial institutions have long been recognized. However, independent evaluation in these organizations is of increased relevance during uncertain times that...

IMF Financial Operations 2016

IMF Financial Operations 2016 »

Series: Books

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475532197.071

ISBN: 9781475532197

Keywords: interest, lending, debt, reserve, income

IMF Financial Operations 2016 provides a broad introduction to how the IMF fulfills its mission through its financial activities. It covers the financial structure and operations of the IMF and also provides backgr...

Collateral and Financial Plumbing
			: Second Impression

Collateral and Financial Plumbing : Second Impression »

Series: Books

Author(s): Manmohan Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781782723172.071

ISBN: 9781782723172

Keywords: Collateral management, Monetary policy, collateral, monetary policy, safe assets, shadow banking, derivatives, quantitative easing

Collateral is one of the building blocks on which the financial markets are constructed. Used for a number of purposes--including trading with central counterparties (CCPs), secured funding with market counterparti...

Challenges for Central Banking
			: Perspectives from Latin America

Challenges for Central Banking : Perspectives from Latin America »

Series: Books

Author(s): Luis I. Jacome H. , Yan Carriere-Swallow , Hamid Faruqee , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513591766.071

ISBN: 9781513591766

Keywords: central banking, Latin America, monetary independence, economic integration, term premium, monetary policy, forward guidance, macroprudential policies, monetary frameworks, reserve requirements

In the wake of the 2008-09 global financial crisis, central banking and monetary policy in many corners of the world came under intense pressure and entered unchartered waters. The breadth and scale of central ban...

International Taxation and the Extractive Industries

International Taxation and the Extractive Industries »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539660.071

ISBN: 9781475539660

The taxation of extractive industries exploiting oil, gas, or minerals is usually treated as a sovereign, national policy and administration issue.This book offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of the theory an...

Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific

Resilience and Growth in the Small States of the Pacific »

Series: Books

Author(s): Hoe Ee Khor , Roger Kronenberg , and Patrizia Tumbarello

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513507521.071

ISBN: 9781513507521

Keywords: Pacific islands, small states, natural disasters, climate change, foreign aid, resilience, dispersion, distance, remoteness, fisheries

Pacific island countries face unique challenges to realizing their growth potential and raising living standards. This book discusses ongoing challenges facing Pacific island countries and policy options to address...

Progress and Confusion
			: The State of Macroeconomic Policy

Progress and Confusion : The State of Macroeconomic Policy »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780262034623.071

ISBN: 9780262034623

Keywords: Economic policy, Macroprudential Policy, Financial risk, Financial stability, Capital flows, Exchange rate management, Monetary Policy, Fiscal Policy, Financial Crises, Economic Policy

Leading economists consider the shape and future of economic policy: Will it resume the pre-crisis consensus or contend with the post-crisis 'new normal'? Have we made progress with addressing the major issues or d...

Breaking the Oil Spell
			: The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification

Breaking the Oil Spell : The Gulf Falcons' Path to Diversification »

Series: Books

Author(s): Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513537863.071

ISBN: 9781513537863

Keywords: environment, development, oil, capital, industry, Gulf Falcons,

The 'Gulf Falcons'-the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council-have high living standards as a result of large income flows from oil. The decline of oil prices between summer 2014 and fall 2015 underscores the ur...

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa
			: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility »

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511832.071

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: tax, monetary policy, market, interest, debt

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has a long and varied history, and this book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its people, a...