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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.95
A Washington Post Notable Book An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works?and how it doesn?t? Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008: colorful, wisecracking congressman Barney Frank, and careful, insightful senator Christopher... more...
- University of Ottawa Press 2007; US$ 11.99
Boundaries between business and government are increasingly fluid and often transcended. Yet it remains important to acknowledge and make appropriate use of the fundamental differences between these sectors. more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2004; US$ 58.00
The Czech Republic has registered relatively regular growth and attracted a high level of foreign direct investment. At the dawn of EU accession, these results need to be consolidated. One of the major challenges facing the Czech Republic will be to preserve the role of the Capital city Region of Prague and its surroundings as growth engines for the... more...
- Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2007; US$ 56.00
The Baltic Sea Region is rapidly becoming one of the world?s more competitive regions. The region is capitalising on its strengths and making the most of its diversity to stimulate innovation, build a strong pool of skilled labour and foster entrepreneurship. A deep spirit of co-operation and integration has led the Baltic Sea countries to set up ambitious... more...
The Strategy of Reform in the Previously Centrally-Planned Economies of Eastern Europe: Lessons and ChallengesInternational Monetary Fund 1993; US$ 5.00
This paper analyzes some of the lessons that can be drawn from the experience of Eastern Europe in the process of transition to a market economy that is under way, and examines some key challenges currently facing policymakers in these economies. The paper studies the constraints affecting the general strategy of reform--rapid versus gradual--that... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2002; US$ 5.00
The paper examines the recent privatization experience in Ukraine in the context of the streamlining of Fund structural conditionality. A particular focus is the shift from privatization-related conditionality based on quantitative targets to conditionality aimed at strengthening privatization procedures. The paper examines how this shift was managed... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 5.00
For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly magazine brings you in-depth analyses of these and other subjects by the IMF?s own staff as well as by prominent international experts.... more...
Privatization and Structural Adjustment in the Arab Countries: Papers Presented at a Seminar held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, December 5-7, 1988International Monetary Fund 1989; US$ 9.25
This seminar volume, edited by Said El-Naggar, examines the challenge that Arab countries with large public sectors face in placing the privatization process within the wider context of structural change. more...
- International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 10.00
Privatization has been a key element of structural reform in many developing and transition economies during the last decade. This paper examines the fiscal and macroeconomic issues involved in the privatization of nonfinancial public enterprises in these economies. It considers issues such as the factors determining the proceeds from privatization... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 3.75
This paper examines the role that privatization can play within a wider strategy designed to overcome the problems associated with public enterprises. It briefly reviews the arguments used to support public production and nationalization, discusses the performance of public enterprises, and identifies the problems to which privatization can be seen... more...