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Working PaperStructural features of the Myanmar economy through the lens of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix
Based on a recently constructed 2017 Social Accounting Matrix, we examine structural aspects of the Myanmar economy. The exposition ranges from industry, trade, household income, and expenditure to labour market issues...Balance of payments Income distribution labour force survey
Working PaperA 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar
This paper documents the compilation of a 2017 Social Accounting Matrix for Myanmar...Balance of payments Income distribution labour force survey
Book ChapterReforming the (non)system
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Economic integration
Book ChapterResolution of balance of payments crises: emergency financing and debt workouts
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Debt relief International agencies
Book ChapterA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
From the book: Resetting the International Monetary (Non)SystemBalance of payments Credit Financial institutions
Working PaperA brief history of the international monetary system since Bretton Woods
This paper provides a historical background to contemporary debates on the international monetary system: their genesis, similarities, and differences of problems it has faced at different times...Balance of payments Credit Financial institutions, International
Working PaperReforming the global monetary non-system
This paper proposes a comprehensive yet evolutionary reform of the global monetary non-system that evolved out of the breakdown of the original Bretton Woods arrangement in the early 1970s...Balance of payments Economic integration
BlogFrom the Editor’s Desk (January 2015)
We are now into 2015, and the year is already gathering speed. 2015 is of course the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, and a major year in global development with the conclusion of the MDG process, and the start of a new chapter with the SDGs...Agricultural industries Balance of payments Children
Working PaperResolution of balance of payments crises: Emergency financing and debt workouts
This paper analyses the history and effectiveness of the two major mechanisms of resolution of balance of payments crisis...Balance of payments Debt relief International agencies
Book ChapterForeign Aid and Economic Development in Postwar Lebanon
From the book: Foreign Aid for DevelopmentBalance of payments Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperChina’s Trade Imbalances: The Role of FDI
China has been running a large trade surplus with the rest of the world, particularly with the USA and EU. This has caused considerable diplomatic tensions and tremendous pressure on the Chinese currency...Balance of payments Foreign exchange International trade
Journal ArticleAid and Trade Sustainability under Liberalisation in Least Developed Countries
This study investigates the effect of trade liberalisation on export growth, import growth, the trade balance and the current account of the balance of payments in 17 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) over the period 1970 to 2001...Balance of payments Economic assistance and foreign aid Panel analysis
Working PaperForeign Aid and Economic Development in Postwar Lebanon
This paper shows that foreign aid in postwar Lebanon passed through two phases with distinct features that have had far reaching implications for postwar development...Balance of payments Economic assistance and foreign aid Economic development
Working PaperTrade Sustainability and Aid under Liberalization in Fragile Least Developed Countries
This study investigates the effect of trade liberalization on export growth, import growth, the trade balance and the current account of the balance of payments in 17 least developed countries (LDCs) over the period 1970 to 2001...Balance of payments Economic assistance and foreign aid Panel analysis
Book ChapterFlight Capital and Its Reversal for Development Financing
From the book: External Finance for Private Sector DevelopmentBalance of payments Capital investments International finance
Working PaperFlight Capital and its Reversal for Development Financing
In this paper, we review the theoretical and empirical literature on capital flight. First, we discuss the measurement of capital flight...Balance of payments Capital investments International finance