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- International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 34.00
The April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report assesses changes in risks to financial stability over the past six months, focusing on sovereign vulnerabilities, risks stemming from private sector deleveraging, and assessing the continued resilience of emerging markets. The report probes the implications of recent reforms in the financial system... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1986; US$ 3.75
Most of the seven major industrial countries are now experiencing significant changes in their demographic structure. A persistent pattern of declining fertility and improving life expectancy has created major segments of the population that are already relatively aged or will become so in the near future. This paper examines the impact of prospective... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1997; US$ 7.50
Public pension systems around the world have been criticized in recent years for some serious flaws, including the excessive burden they impose on the public finances and their depressing impact on saving rates. This study analyzes the impact of pension systems and pension reform on saving, paying particular attention to the impact of the introduction... more...
- International Monetary Fund 1998; US$ 9.00
Since 1992, the Russian Federation has moved away from a command economy and has laid the foundation of a market-based system. This paper examines some of the key fiscal policy issues that arose in 1992-96, the period following the onset of economic liberalization and reform. more...
- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 15.00
How to entrench hard-won gains, increase resilience to shocks, and improve growth performance to reduce poverty? As Central America moves forward in regaining macroeconomic stability, these are the challenges. This study analyzes Central America?s real, fiscal, monetary, and financial sector policies at the regional level, starting with a review of... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2007; US$ 15.00
Robust GDP growth, declining unemployment, low and stable inflation, and a string of fiscal and current account surpluses -- it's a record to be envied. These outcomes in Canada owe much to sound macroeconomic policies, as well as to a favorable external environment. This book focuses on these policies and the economy's salient features, including... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2010; US$ 12.50
This paper identifies policy tools that could be used for fiscal consolidation in advanced and emerging economies in the years ahead. The consolidation strategy, particularly in advanced countries, should aim to stabilize age-related spending in relation to GDP, reduce non-age-related expenditure ratios, and increase revenues. Bold reforms are needed... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2013; US$ 16.50
Pension reform is high on the policy agenda of many advanced and emerging market economies. In advanced economies the challenge is generally to contain future increases in public pension spending as the population ages. In emerging market economies, the challenges are often different. Where pension coverage is extensive, the issues are similar to... more...
- International Monetary Fund 2001; US$ 10.00
This paper provides an overview of efforts in the Baltic countries to reform their pension systems; it examines the choices available in these countries in their continued reform efforts. The adverse demographic trends facing the Baltic countries have led them to consider more fundamental pension reforms, in particular the establishment of a three-pillar... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2005; US$ 18.99
The retirement of the baby boom generation will create spiraling costs for health care and pension programs. Combined with lower revenues, these developments will lead to a decline in economic growth if nothing is done. In this second volume of Restoring Fiscal Sanity, a group of policy experts focus on how to bring spending and revenues in line... more...