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International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
Published Date:
January 2001
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    World Economic and Financial Surveys

    This series (ISSN 0258-7440) contains biannual, annual, and periodic studies covering monetary and financial issues of importance to the global economy. The core elements of the series are the World Economic Outlook report, usually published in May and October, and the annual report on International Capital Markets. Other studies assess international trade policy, private market and official financing for developing countries, exchange and payments systems, export credit policies, and issues discussed in the World Economic Outlook. Please consult the IMF Publications Catalog for a complete listing of currently available World Economic and Financial Surveys.

    World Economic Outlook: A Survey by the Staff of the International Monetary Fund

    The World Economic Outlook, published twice a year in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, presents IMF staff economists’ analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to the market; and address topics of pressing current interest.

    ISSN 0256-6877.

    $42.00 (academic rate: $35.00); paper.

    2000. (Oct.). ISBN 1-55775-975-8. Stock #WEO EA 0022000.

    2000. (May). ISBN 1-55775-936-7. Stock #WEO EA 012000.

    1999. (Oct.). ISBN 1-55775-839-5. Stock #WEO EA 299.

    1999. (May). ISBN 1-55775-809-3. Stock#WEO-199.

    Official Financing for Developing Countries

    by a staff team in the IMF’s Policy Development and Review Department led by Anthony R Boote and Doris C. Ross

    This study provides information on official financing for developing countries, with the focus on low-income countries. It updates the 1995 edition and reviews developments in direct financing by official and multilateral sources.

    $25.00 (academic rate: $20.00); paper.

    1998. ISBN 1-55775-702-X. Stock #WEO-1397.

    1995. ISBN 1-55775-527-2. Stock #WEO-1395.

    Exchange Rate Arrangements and Currency Convertibility: Developments and Issues

    by a staff team led by R. Barry Johnston

    A principle force driving the growth in international trade and investment has been the liberalization of financial transactions, including the liberalization of trade and exchange controls. This study reviews the developments and issues in the exchange arrangements and currency convertibility of IMF members.

    $20.00 (academic rate: $12.00); paper.

    1999. ISBN 1-55775-795-X. Stock #WEO EA 0191999.

    World Economic Outlook: Supporting Studies

    These studies, supporting analyses and scenarios of the World Economic Outlook, provide a detailed examination of theory and evidence on major issues currently affecting the global economy.

    $25.00 (academic rate: $20.00); paper.

    2000. ISBN 1-55775-893-X. Stock #WEO EA 0032000.

    International Capital Markets: Developments, Prospects, and Key Policy Issues

    by a staff team led by Donald J. Mathieson and Garry J. Schinasi

    This year’s International Capital Markets report assesses recent developments in mature and emerging financial markets and analyzes key systemic issues affecting global financial markets. The report discusses the main risks in the period ahead; identifies sources of, and possible measures to avoid, instability in OTC derivatives markets; reviews initiatives to “involve” the private sector in preventing and resolving crises, and discusses the role of foreign-owned banks in emerging markets.

    $42.00 (academic rate: $35.00); paper

    2000. (Sep.). ISBN 1-55775-949-9. Stock#WEO EA 0062000

    1999. (Sep.). ISBN 1-55775-852-2. Stock #WEO EA 699.

    1998. (Sep.). ISBN 1-55775-770-4. Stock #WEO-698

    Toward a Framework for Financial Stability

    by a staff team led by David Folkerts-Landau and Carl-Johan Lindgren

    This study outlines the broad principles and characteristics of stable and sound financial systems, to facilitate IMF surveillance over banking sector issues of macroeconomic significance and to contribute to the general international effort to reduce the likelihood and diminish the intensity of future financial sector crises.

    $25.00 (academic rate: $20.00); paper.

    1998. ISBN 1-55775-706-2. Stock #WEO-016.

    Trade Liberalization in IMF-Supported Programs

    by a staff team led by Robert Sharer

    This study assesses trade liberalization in programs supported by the IMF by reviewing multiyear arrangements in the 1990s and six detailed case studies. It also discusses the main economic factors affecting trade policy targets.

    $25.00 (academic rate: $20.00); paper.

    1998. ISBN 1-55775-707-0. Stock #WEO-1897.

    Private Market Financing for Developing Countries

    by a staff team from the IMF’s Policy Development and Review Department led by Steven Dunaway

    This study surveys recent trends in flows to developing countries through banking and securities markets. It also analyzes the institutional and regulatory framework for developing country finance; institutional investor behavior and pricing of developing country stocks; and progress in commercial bank debt restructuring in low-income countries.

    $20.00 (academic rate: $12.00); paper.

    1995. ISBN 1-55775-526-4. Stock #WEO-1595.

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    For earlier editions please inquire about prices.

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