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  • Dedicated Road Funds - A Preliminary View on a World Bank Initiativeby Barry Potter

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 5.00

    In the past, Road Funds have been criticized as inconsistent with effective expenditure control, as distorting the allocation of public sector resources, and as incompatible with efficient management of government resources. This paper considers whether there is a case for a more benevolent view of the new ?second generation? dedicated Road Funds,... more...

  • Finance & Development, June 1967by International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1967; US$ 3.75

    The Impact of Development Articles in Finance and Development generally deal with the world?s economic problems as they appear to the generals in the operations rooms, or to senior officers in the field. In this series of articles (the first of which was David Love?s ?Pioneering in Japan? in Finance and Development, Vol. III, No. 4, December 1966)... more...

  • Fiscal Policy to Mitigate Climate Change: A Guide for Policymakersby Ruud Mooij

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 14.00

    Efforts to control atmospheric accumulations of greenhouse gases that threaten to heat up the planet are in their infancy. Although the IMF is not an environmental organization, environmental issues matter for the organization's mission when they have major implications for macroeconomic performance and fiscal policy. Climate change clearly passes... more...

  • Strange Brewby Glen Whitman

    Independent Institute 2003; US$ 6.99

    When prohibition ended in 1933, laws were passed that regulated the sale of alcoholic beverages, ostensibly to protect wholesalers from the depredations of suppliers and the public from the ill effects of alcohol. This book examines the monopoly protection laws, also known as franchise termination laws, and how they lock suppliers into government-mandated... more...

  • Iraqby International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Iraqi oil sector and analyzes the developments and prospects after the twin shock. The Iraqi economy was affected by the two major challenges during 2014-ISIS insurgency and the fall in global oil prices. Iraq's oil sector has performed well despite the security challenges that emerged after the onset of the... more...

  • Innovation, Deregulation, and the Life Cycle of a Financial Service Industryby Fumiko Hayashi; Bin Li; Zhu Wang

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This paper examines innovation, deregulation, and firm dynamics over the life cycle of theU.S. ATM and debit card industry. In doing so, we construct a dynamic equilibrium model tostudy how a major product innovation (introducing the new debit card function) interactedwith banking deregulation drove the industry shakeout. Calibrating the model to a... more...

  • Innovation, Deregulation, and the Life Cycle of a Financial Service Industryby Fumiko Hayashi; Bin Li; Zhu Wang

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This paper examines innovation, deregulation, and firm dynamics over the life cycle of theU.S. ATM and debit card industry. In doing so, we construct a dynamic equilibrium model tostudy how a major product innovation (introducing the new debit card function) interactedwith banking deregulation drove the industry shakeout. Calibrating the model to a... more...

  • Iraqby International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

    International Monetary Fund 2015; US$ 9.00

    This Selected Issues paper focuses on the Iraqi oil sector and analyzes the developments and prospects after the twin shock. The Iraqi economy was affected by the two major challenges during 2014-ISIS insurgency and the fall in global oil prices. Iraq's oil sector has performed well despite the security challenges that emerged after the onset of the... more...

  • OECD Companion to the Inventory of Support Measures for Fossil Fuels 2015by OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2015; US$ 20.00

    This publication is concerned with all policies that directly support the production or consumption of fossil fuels in OECD countries and in a selection of partner economies. It provides a useful complement to the online OECD database that identifies and estimates direct budgetary transfers and tax expenditures benefitting fossil fuels, and from which... more...

  • Empires of Oilby Duncan Clarke

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 26.67

    We might think that the world's oil empires are invincible megaliths, dominated by American interests, but Duncan Clarke reveals the ways in which these empires will face huge challenges in the twenty-first century. Based on razor-sharp analysis of contemporary geopolitics and a deep knowledge of global history, he shows exactly why these empires... more...