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Preventing the Next Financial Crisis

Author/Editor: Erlend Nier, Gregg Forte.

Release Date:April, 2016

The financial crisis that began in 2007 brought much of the global economy to its knees and nearly triggered another Great Depression. The financial storm gradually died down in 2009, at least in the more...



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10 Selected IMF Economic Issues

Release Date:April, 2008

The IMF's Economic Issues series makes available to a broad readership of nonspecialists insights derived from key IMF economic research. The papers are written in concise, nontechnical language, and more...



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Public Investment and Public-Private Partnerships

Author/Editor: Bernardin Akitoby, Gerd Schwartz, Richard Hemming.

Release Date:December, 2007

Over the past three decades, public spending on infrastructure, as a share of GDP, has been on the decline worldwide. Although the link between infrastructure investment and economic growth is not more...



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Public investment and Public-Private Enterprises

Release Date:March, 2007



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Integrating Poor Countries into the World Trading System

Release Date:April, 2006

Efforts to liberalize world trade are increasingly focusing on strengthening the links between low-income countries’ trade policies and their development strategies. However, although greater trade more...



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Can Debt Relief Boost Growth in Poor Countries?

Author/Editor: Toan Quoc Nguyen, Benedict J Clements, Rina Bhattacharya.

Release Date:March, 2006

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, launched in 1999 by the IMF and the World Bank, was the first coordinated effort by the international financial community to reduce the foreign more...



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Accountability Arrangements for Financial Sector Regulators

Author/Editor: Marc Quintyn, Eva H G Hüpkes, Michael Taylor.

Release Date:March, 2006

Policymakers are often reluctant to grant independence to the agencies that regulate and supervise the financial sector because of the fear that these agencies, with their wide-ranging more...



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Preserving Financial Stability

Author/Editor: Garry J. Schinasi.

Release Date:January, 2006

Spurred by advances in information and computer technologies, financial liberalization and innovation took off inthe late 1970s. Although the changes in financial markets have been beneficial more...



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Moving to a Flexible Exchange Rate : How, When, and How Fast?

Author/Editor: Rupa Duttagupta, Cem Karacadag, Gilda Fernandez.

Release Date:January, 2006

A growing number of countries are adopting flexible exchange rate regimes because flexibility offers more protection against external shocks and greater monetary independence. Other countries have more...



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Financial Reform : What Shakes It? What Shapes It?

Author/Editor: Ashoka Mody, Abdul Abiad.

Release Date:July, 2005

Financial sector liberalization was high on the agenda of policymakers during the last quarter of the twentieth century. But there were significant differences in the pace and scale of reform. This more...



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