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Nicaragua: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

Release Date: September, 2012

Price: $18.00

Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis

Author/Editor: Ashok Vir Bhatia, Tamim Bayoumi.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper questions the view that leverage should have forewarned us of the global financial crisis of 2007-09, pointing to several gearing indicators that were neither useful portents of the onset more...

The Impact of Longevity Improvements on U.S. Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans

Author/Editor: Michael Kisser, John Kiff, Stefan E. Oppers, Mauricio Soto.

Release Date: June, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper provides the first empirical assessment of the impact of life expectancy assumptions on the liabilities of private U.S. defined benefit (DB) pension plans. Using detailed actuarial and more...

Barbados: Sectoral Balance Sheet Mismatches and Macroeconomic Vulnerabilities

Author/Editor: Charles Amo Yartey.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper uses the balance sheet approach to analyze macroeconomic vulnerabilities in Barbados between 2006 and 2009. It discusses the financial position of the economy and its main sectors and the more...

United States; Selected Issues

Release Date: July, 2011

Price: $18.00

Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: Financing of the Private Sector

Release Date: May, 2007

Price: $18.00

This technical note on financing of the private sector for Mexico describes the evolution, composition, and determinants of financing to the nonfinancial private sector in Mexico between 2000 and more...

Guyana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2005

Release Date: October, 2006

Price: $18.00

Despite the continued vulnerability of the economy to exogenous shocks, the inadequacy of infrastructure, and the weakness of existing institutional capacity, there has been considerable progress in more...