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  • Economic Policies and Unemployment Dynamics in Europeby

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 12.00

    This book, edited by S.G.B. Henry and Dennis J. Snower, examines the high unemployment that has plagued five European countries- France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom- for more than a decade. Its methodology focuses on the mechanisms that prevent employers and employees from adjusting promptly to changing market opportunities. Chief... more...

  • The Social Effects of Economic Adjustment on Arab Countriesby

    International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 10.00

    The papers presented in this volume edited by Taher H. Kanaan - the eighth in a series of seminars sponsored by the Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development, the Arab Monetary Fund, the IMF, and the World Bank - explore the relationship between economic reforms, growth, employment, and social sector performance. Topics discussed include the political... more...

  • Social Safety Nets: Issues and Recent Experienceby

    International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 11.25

    The 14 papers that comprise this book, edited by Ke-young Chu and Sanjeev Gupta, provide a comprehensive review of the IMF's work on social safety nets. Part I provides a broad overview of the social concerns in structural policy and the basic work related to social safety nets. Part II deals with the design of social safety nets. Part III provides... more...

  • Perspectives on Regional Unemployment in Europeby Antonio Spilimbergo

    International Monetary Fund 1999; US$ 9.00

    The third stage of European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) was implemented in January 1999 against the specter of persistently high unemployment in many of the participating countries. While the high European unemployment has received considerable attention, this new IMF staff study analyzes an equally important issue: the extent of regional unemployment... more...

  • Labor Market Policies and IMF Advice in Advanced Economies during the Great Recessionby Olivier Blanchard

    International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 5.00

    This paper does two things. First, it articulates what are the main implications of theoretical and empirical research for design of labor market policies and labor market institutions. Second, in this light, the paper analyzes the IMF?s labor market recommendations since the beginning of the crisis, both in general, and more specifically in program... more...

  • German Unification: Economic Issuesby International Monetary Fund

    International Monetary Fund 1990; US$ 5.00

    This paper analyzes economic issues associated with German unification. The paper highlights that in the course of the process of German unification, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) ceased to exist as a separate state, the basic institutions of the east German economy were essentially demolished and replaced, and the governments of the Federal... more...

  • Subsidy Reform in the Middle East and North Africa: Recent Progress and Challenges Aheadby Carlo Sdralevich; Randa Sab; Younes Zouhar

    International Monetary Fund 2014; US$ 12.50

    In the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries price subsidies are common, especially on food and fuels. However, these are neither well targeted nor cost effective as a social protection tool, often benefiting mainly the better off instead of the poor and vulnerable. more...

  • The Road to Collaborative Governance in Chinaby Yijia Jing

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Faced with unprecedented socioeconomic changes, China has increasingly embraced collaborative governance (CG), the sharing of power and discretion between and within public, private, and nonprofit sectors for public purposes. This book analyzes new areas of CG development such as environmental protection, disaster response, and infrastructure. more...

  • The short guide to social policyby John Hudson; Stefan Kuhner

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 20.00

    This fully updated edition of an essential introductory text offers a concise guide to the key structures and concepts in social policy and is designed to work in partnership with unique, innovative digital content that adds depth and provides a truly integrated way of learning. more...

  • Social policy in times of austerityby Kevin Farnsworth; ZoŽ Irving

    Policy Press 2015; US$ 42.95

    The 2008 global economic crisis has led to a new age of austerity, based more on politics than economics, which threatens to undermine the very foundations of the welfare state. However, as resistance to the logic of austerity grows, this important book argues that there is still room for optimism. more...