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- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00
This paper provides an update on the main elements of the reform agenda concerning the CEMAC trade regime as well as a tentative quantitative assessment of selected effects on tariff revenues and trade patterns. Notwithstanding data limitations, the key messages from the analysis are as follows. First, there is a need for a renewed political commitment... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 9.00
The Government of Algeria has pursed a relatively expansionary fiscal policy in recent years, thanks to rising oil prices and revenues. The paper explores the potential effects of such a stance on real exchange rate and uncovers a relatively small appreciating effect of increased government capital expenditure. This is explained by the fact that a... more...
Kuwait: 2008 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for KuwaitInternational Monetary Fund 2008; US$ 9.00
In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. more...
Cameroon: Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criterion, Modification of Performance Criteria and Extension of Arrangement -...International Monetary Fund 2008; US$ 9.00
In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country. more...
- International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00
This paper investigates the effect of fiscal transparency on market assessments of sovereign risk, as measured by credit ratings. It measures this effect through a direct channel (uncertainty reduction) and an indirect channel (better fiscal policies and outcomes), and it differentiates between advanced and developing economies. Fiscal transparency... more...
Resource Windfalls, Optimal Public Investment and Redistribution: The Role of Total Factor Productivity and Administrative CapacityInternational Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00
This paper studies the optimal public investment decisions in countries experiencing a resource windfall. To do so, we use an augmented version of the Permanent Income framework with public investment faced with adjustment costs capturing the associated administrative capacity as well as government direct transfers. A key assumption is that those adjustment... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 110.00
Inder Singh examines why international organizations including the UN, OSCE, and Council of Europe advocated democratic governance, based on the rule of law and respect for human and minority rights, as the method by which states should try to accommodate their ethnically mixed populations. She discusses how realistic this advice has been, given the... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
Leading scholars from the United States and the European Union examine how democracies make foreign policy when their citizens disagree. The authors focus in particular on differences of opinion between the legislature and the executive - often called 'divided government' - and the constraints of public opinion on a leader's actions. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 120.00
Democracy and Interest Groups assesses the contribution that interest groups make to the democratic involvement of citizens and the generation of social capital. The authors draw on new surveys of groups and members and more unusually with non-participants. It also makes use of in-depth interviews with campaign group leaders and organizers. more...