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What are the prospects for the global economy? How has it fared in the aftermath of the Middle East crisis and the economic transformation of Eastern Europe? The October 1991 World Economic Outlook, prepared by the IMF’s Research Department explores these and other Issues in its latest economic and financial analysis and forecasts for both industrial and developing countries. It assesses key economic variables—global output and trade, inflation, and financial flows—and gives short-term prospects for both country groups, and medium-term prospects under alternative policy scenarios.
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FINANCE & DEVELOPMENT
December 1991 • Volume 28• Number 4
A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AND THE WORLD BANK
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Good News Out of Africa
Searching for Household Food Security in Africa
Ridwan Ali & Barbara Pitkin
Lessons from the Export Processing Zone in Mauritius
Development and Cultural Values in Sub-Saharan Africa
Health & Development Socioeconomic Implications of AIDS in Developing Countries
Safe Motherhood—from Advocacy to Action
World Economy in Transition Improved Social Indicators in the Developing World, 1965–88
What Determines Military Expenditures?
Augmenting the IMF’S Resources
Orlando Roncesvalles & Andrew Tweedie
Interest Rates and Government Debt
Vito Tanzi & Mark Lutz
Guest Article Lessons in Economic Policymaking
Middle East Oil Exporters and World Savings
Shakour Shaalan & Howard Handy
Migrant Workers Migration in LDCs: Risk, Remittances, and the Family
What Determines Workers’ Remittances?
Informatics and the Developing World
The Development Frontier: Essays in Applied Economics by Peter Bauer
Public Debt Management: Theory and History edited by Rudiger Dornbusch and Mario Draghi
A Political Economy of the Middle East by Alan Richards and John Waterbury
Saudi Arabia’s Economy: Oil and the Search for Economic Development by Hossein Askari and Economic Development in Saudi Arabia: Consequences of the Oil Price Decline by Robert Looney
Mismatch and Labour Mobility edited by Fiorella Padoa Schioppa and Unemployment: A Problem of Policy by G.D.N. Worswick
Essays in Honor of Edmond Malinvaud edited by Paul Champsaur et al
Growth, Productivity, Unemployment edited by Peter Diamond
New Ideas from Dead Economists—An Introduction to Modern Economic Thought by Todd Buchholz
Books in Brief
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