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A Decade After the Global Recession
Lessons and Challenges for Emerging and Developing Economies
by M. Ayhan Kose and Franziska Ohnsorge, editors
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the 2009 global recession. Most emerging market and developing economies weathered the global recession relatively well, in part by using the sizable fiscal and monetary policy ammunition accumulated during prior years of strong growth. However, their growth prospects have weakened since then, and many now have less policy space. Most emerging market and developing...
An Introduction to the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement
Understanding the New NAFTA
by David A. Gantz
The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), a modified and modernized version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), will continue to govern most economic relationships in North America, including the more than $1.3 trillion in annual regional trade in goods and services, for the foreseeable future. The USMCA preserves the bulk of the NAFTA structures that permit North American manufacturers...
An Investment Perspective on Global Value Chains
by Christine Zhenwei Qiang, Yan Liu, and Victor Steenbergen
This book examines the role of foreign direct investment (FDI) in global value chains (GVCs). To stimulate economic transformation through GVCs, policy makers in developing countries need to better understand the business strategies of multinational corporations (MNCs), internationalization pathways for domestic firms, and how policies can create a favorable environment for both types of firms. Part I brings...
Assessing the Economic Impacts of Environmental Policies
Evidence from a Decade of OECD Research
Over the past decades, governments have gradually adopted more rigorous environmental policies to tackle challenges associated with pressing environmental issues, such as climate change. The ambition of these policies is, however, often tempered by their perceived negative effects on the economy. The empirical evidence in this volume – covering a decade of OECD analysis – shows that environmental policies have had...
Brick by Brick
Building Better Housing Policies
The report brings together evidence, international experience and policy insights for the design of housing policies. Emphasis is placed on three broad aspects: inclusiveness, efficiency and sustainability. Inclusive access to housing has become increasingly challenging in many OECD countries due to a large extent to rising housing costs, which reflects the failure of housing supply to meet demand, particularly in...
Cancer Incidence in Five Continents, Volume XI
by F. Bray, M. Colombet, L. Mery, M. Pineros, A. Znaor, R. Zanetti, and J. Ferlay
The main objective of the Cancer Incidence in Five Continents (CI5) series, published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the International Association of Cancer Registries (IACR), is to present comparable data on cancer incidence for all countries around the world for which high-quality data have been made available by population-based cancer registries. CI5 is an invaluable source of...
Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments - Third (Revised) Edition, 2021
The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, as amended (MLC, 2006), a landmark international labour Convention, was adopted by the 94th (Maritime) Session of the International Labour Conference. The MLC, 2006 entered into force on 20 August 2013 and, as of December 2020, has been ratified by 97 countries representing more than 91 per cent of the world gross tonnage of ships. Sometimes called a “bill of rights” for...
Corporate Income Taxes Under Pressure
Why Reform Is Needed and How It Could Be Designed
by Ruud De Mooij, Alexander Klemm, and Victoria Perry
“The IMF is at the forefront of thinking about tax policy and practice. This book collects deep insights about corporate income taxation from IMF staff, drawing on both theory and practical experience, and provides an excellent guide to options for much-needed reform.” - Michael Devereux, Director, Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation “The global pandemic has brought new urgency to two major roles for...
Counter-radicalisation in the Classroom
by Francesco Ragazzi and Josh Walmsley
Insights from eight grass-roots projects in Council of Europe member states to address the challenges of policies to counter-radicalisation in education. This report offers an assessment of the effects of counter-radicalisation policies in the education sector, through the empirical analysis of eight grass-roots projects located in schools across the member states of the Council of Europe (Belgium, Bosnia and...
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