Recommended Readings from the IMF Bookstore

The December issue of the IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly guide to research issues at the IMF.


The December issue of the IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly guide to research issues at the IMF.

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Inequality and Fiscal Policy

Benedict Clements, Ruud de Mooij, Sanjeev Gupta, and Michael Keen

“This collection of articles adds greatly to our understanding of the link between economic performance and inequality, combining theory, econometrics, and case studies, and looking at both taxes and expenditures. The questions are investigated in a huge range of circumstances—both developed and developing countries, at the national and subnational levels. The IMF recognizes that its policies can have huge distributive consequences and so this book will be important not only for guiding its own work, but for scholars and policymakers seeking to further enhance our understanding of the determinants of inequality and devising policies that might reduce it.”

—Joseph E. Stiglitz, Professor, Columbia University

© 2015. Hardcover. ISBN 978-1-51356-775-4 Price: $50

Mechanics of a Strong Euro Area

Petya Koeva Brooks and Mahmood Pradhan

“This book presents a vivid example of Fund staff contributions of pertinent advice to euro area policymakers based on sound analytical underpinnings reflecting broad cross-country experiences.”

—Peter Praet, Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank

© 2015. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-49830-553-2 Price: $30

Power Play: Energy and Manufacturing North America

Roberto Cardarelli and Lusine Lusinyan

The recent boom in unconventional energy production has been transforming the energy landscape in North America, with important implications for global energy markets and broader competitiveness outlook. This book, within a unifying framework, tells the story of the energy-manufacturing nexus from the perspective of the United States, Canada, and Mexico, and of the region as a whole, which produces nearly a quarter of the world’s energy.

© 2015. Paperback. ISBN 978-1-49836-479-9 Price: $25

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