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Poul Høst-Madsen

This paper discusses the project financed by the World Bank for controlling the flow of the Chao Phya River in Thailand. Chao Phya is the lifestream of the Thai people. However, this river, and its principal tributaries are, in their natural state, capricious rivers. In the early 1950s, the World Bank began assisting the Thai government in a series of projects designed to break this ancient tyranny of the rivers’ violent changes. The paper describes how the river is being tamed for irrigation and navigation, and how they are providing electric power and other benefits.

International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

This paper discusses achievement and failure of science in increasing world animal production. The paper highlights that the application of modern animal production technology is virtually confined to Western Europe, to the North American continent, to Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. The new technologies are not yet used in other parts of the world. Hardly more than a handful of their farmers have any knowledge or understanding of production methods commonplace in highly developed countries.

Russ Roberts and Nigel Dodd

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF’s own staff as well as by prominent international experts. Articles are written for lay readers who want to enrich their understanding of the workings of the global economy and the policies and activities of the IMF.

Herbert Stain, Paul Krugman, Georg Koopmann, Klaus Matthies, and Beate Reszat

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF’s own staff as well as by prominent international experts. Articles are written for lay readers who want to enrich their understanding of the workings of the global economy and the policies and activities of the IMF.

Sanjaya Lall

The lending of money for long periods of time depends on financial stability; how can financial intermediaries, whose business it is to provide such loans, cope with the difficulties posed by inflation? Devices that link the value of loans to the cost of living or some other index are sometimes favored, but they involve problems and pitfalls, and need careful study.

International Monetary Fund
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 discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.
International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
This Technical Note (TN) is a targeted review of cross-cutting themes building on the detailed assessment of the Insurance Core Principles (ICPs) conducted in 2015. The targeted review was chosen, in part, due to the performance of the U.S. insurance regulatory system in the 2015 detailed assessment where it was assessed that the U.S. observed 8 ICPs, largely observed 13 ICPs and partly observed 5 ICPs. The analysis relied on a targeted self-assessment against a subset of ICPs covering valuation and solvency, risk management, conduct, winding-up, corporate governance and enforcement, and the objectives, powers and responsibility of supervisors. The choice of subjects covered in this review is based on those aspects most significant to financial stability and a follow-up on key recommendations from the 2015 detailed assessment. The focus of the analysis has been on the state-based system of regulation and supervision, reflecting the existing institutional setup.
Martin L. Loftus

The selected references presented in this bibliography cover books, pamphlets, reports, and periodical articles dealing with the functions, organization, and activities of the International Monetary Fund. Publications on the various aspects of international economics are included only when they contain material relating specifically to the Fund. This is a continuation of the bibliographies published in Staff Papers, Vol. I, No. 3 (April 1951), Vol. Ill, No. 1 (April 1953), Vol. IV, No. 3 (August 1955), Vol. VI, No. 3 (November 1958), Vol. IX, No. 3 (November 1962), Vol. XII, No. 3 (November 1965), and Vol. XV, No. 1 (March 1968). Although most of the Fund’s official publications are included, this is not intended to be a complete bibliography of such publications.

ANNE CM. SALDA

THE SELECTED REFERENCES presented in this bibliography cover books, pamphlets, reports, and periodical articles that describe the functions, organization, and activities of the International Monetary Fund. Publications on the various aspects of international economics are included only when they contain material relating specifically to the Fund. Previous bibliographies in this series that were compiled by Martin L. Loftus were published in Staff Papers, Vol. 1, No. 3 (April 1951), Vol. 3, No. 1 (April 1953), Vol. 4, No. 3 (August 1955), Vol. 6, No. 3 (November 1958), Vol. 9, No. 3 (November 1962), Vol. 12, No. 3 (November 1965), Vol. 15, No. 1 (March 1968), Vol. 19, No. 1 (March 1972), and Vol. 21, No. 2 (July 1974). Mrs. Salda prepared the bibliography that was published in Vol. 25, No. 1 (March 1978). Although most of the Fund’s official publications are included, this is not intended to be a complete bibliography of such publications.