Journal Issue

IMF Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment

International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
Published Date:
January 1996
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Papers on Policy Analysis and Assessment are intended to make staff work in the area of policy design available to a wide audience. A list of PPAAs issued in 1995:4 follows. Papers may also be considered for inclusion in the journal.

“Singapore’s Central Provident Fund,” by Robert Carling and Geoffrey Oestreicher [95/11]

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