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- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95
The gender gap in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) varies greatly from country to country, and the number of Japanese women in these fields remains relatively few. This prompts us to ask why the proportion of female scientists in Japan is still remarkably low and what measures the government, universities and research institutes... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 5.00
This paper presents a preliminary analysis of the likely social impact of the economic crisis and the reform programs in three Asian countries?Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand. The focus is on likely changes in real consumption expenditures arising from higher inflation and increases in unemployment. The current social policy measures adopted in the... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1995; US$ 5.00
This paper examines the problem of unemployment in Ireland. A brief description of the main distinctive features of the structure of Irish unemployment is presented. Based on up to date literature, the possible causes behind unemployment are reviewed. Empirical studies that have quantified the contributions of different determinants to the increase... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00
Petroleum product subsidies have again started to increase with the rebound in international prices. This note reviews recent developments in subsidy levels and argues that reforming the policy framework for setting petroleum product prices is necessary to reduce the fiscal burden of these subsidies and to address climate change. Between 2003 and... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 5.00
Recessions leave scars on the labor market. Over 200 million people across the globe are estimated to be unemployed at present resulting from the Great Recession of 2007?09. We assess the human cost of increased unemployment by surveying what is known about the effects of past recessions. If past is prologue, the cost to the unemployed (and society)... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2000; US$ 7.50
This text provides guidance to policymakers on how to design and implement sound price-subsidy reforms. It draws on the experience of price-subsidy reform in 28 countries. The authors discuss economic and political considerations and make several recommendations concerning the speed of reform and social protection mechanisms. They discuss how the... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...