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Brookings Policy Briefs

The Brookings Institution, America's oldest policy think tank, has recently made a new series of its publications, Policy Briefs, available at its web site. These are short papers that focus on various aspects of US and international politics, economics, and foreign policy. At present, some of the papers available are, including "China and the WTO," "Inside Outsourcing: More Bad News from Business...
IMF Working Papers

As of January, 1997, the International Monetary Fund has begun to provide full text (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only) of its Working Papers. At present 17 papers are available, on such topics as India's saving performance, the effect labor market policies and growth fundamentals have on OECD countries, the Austrian pension system, and business cycles in Asia and Latin America, among others. Print...
IMF Annual Report 1998

Released in September 1998, the IMF Annual Report covers world economic events to April 30, 1998 in 13 searchable files. The effects of key developments such as the Asian Financial Crisis on advanced, developing, and transition economies are discussed as well IMF reaction and structural change.
World Economic Outlook and International Capital Markets Interim Assessment

A critical update to the International Monetary Fund's World Economic Outlook (described in the October 9, 1998 Scout Report), the World Economic Outlook (WEO) and International Capital Markets (ICM) Interim Assessment examines recent international financial developments and provides revised economic forecasts for emerging and mature economies. The report includes a chapter on "systemic issues"...
Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE)

Berkeley Roundtable on International Economy (BRIE) is a research project based at the University of California at Berkeley that examines the "real-world interactions of technology, markets, and economies" and "formulate[s] path-breaking positions that challenge conventional economic policy-making." Visitors to the site will find a collection of working papers, research papers and research notes...
IMF Staff Country Reports in Full Text

The International Monetary Fund has begun to make selected staff country reports available (Adobe Acrobat [.pdf] format only). At present reports covering ten countries are available. The reports are in-depth studies that discuss such issues as recent economic developments and policies, poverty issues, banking systems, income developments and growth, among others. Topics covered vary by report. As...$V&404;http://prdwww-legac...
World Economic Outlook Interim Assessment: Crisis in Asia: Regional and Global Implications

The International Monetary Fund has made available the December 1997 issue of the World Economic Outlook. This report contains the interim assessment by the IMF staff on the financial turmoil in Asia and its implications on global and regional economies. The report discusses the events leading up to the Asian financial crisis and how the crisis evolved; it also assesses the spillover effects from...
IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics: Annual Report 1997

The IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics has released its 1997 Annual Report. The report points to sizable discrepancies in the global balance of payments statistics. Central to this report are the efforts that attempt to account for the discrepancies such as the coordinated portfolio investment survey.
Open Markets Matter: The Benefits of Trade and Investment Liberalization

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has released this study to document "the contribution of trade and investment liberalization to wealth-creation and well-being." The study also recognizes the need to adopt policies to assist people who are adversely affected by liberalization in the economy.
IMF Loan for Russia

This week's In the News looks at the International Monetary Fund's recent lending agreement with Russia. The nine resources discussed offer commentary, news, analysis, and background information concerning the IMF's current economic package, and discuss the Russian economic crisis in general. A key player in the New Russian Federation's transition to a market economy, the IMF, agreed to ease...
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