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23-January-2009

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Financial crises: Past lessons and policy implications

This overview paper examines the financial crisis in light of past country experience and economic theory and draws preliminary policy recommendations.

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14-January-2009

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Economic Survey of the Euro Area 2009: Financial integration, innovation and the monetary policy transmission mechanism

Financial innovation and market integration have deepened linkages between euro area markets and institutions, possibly affecting the speed and channels of area-wide monetary policy transmission.

14-January-2009

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Economic Survey of the Euro Area 2009: Financial market stability: enhancing regulation and supervision

Financial integration and development raise the likelihood of cross-border financial contagion. Further improvements are needed to European regulatory and supervisory frameworks to ensure financial stability.

25-November-2008

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Responses to inflation shocks: Do G7 countries behave differently?

Special chapter from Economic Outlook No. 84, November 2008.

14-July-2008

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Economic Survey of Brazil 2009: Reaping the benefits of macroeconomic consolidation

Despite the current problems related to the global financial and economic crisis, ongoing macroeconomic adjustment continues to bear fruit. Attainment of the primary budget surplus targets has delivered falling public debt-to-GDP ratios since 2003. Prudent debt management has reduced refinancing risk and external vulnerabilities. The forward looking conduct of monetary policy within a framework combining inflation targeting with a

14-July-2008

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Economic Survey of Brazil 2009: Looking beyond the global financial and economic crisis towards sustained growth

Brazil’s economic fundamentals have improved considerably in the ten years following the abandonment of exchange rate management in 1999 and adoption of a policy framework combining inflation targeting, rules based fiscal management and a flexible exchange rate. The economy is therefore weathering the effects of the unfolding global financial and economic crisis rather well, and an incipient recovery is getting under way. The policy

1-July-2008

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Economic Survey of Slovenia 2009: Restoring a sustainable growth path within the monetary union

Slovenia achieved strong economic growth leading to a marked catch up with the EU15 during the last decade. This dynamic growth has been interrupted by the global recession, adversely affecting Slovenian exports and banks’ refinancing possibilities. As the economy recovers, efforts to achieve real convergence need to be renewed.

28-April-2008

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Economic Survey of France 2009: Coping with recession and preserving fiscal sustainability

The financial crisis did not spare the French economy, which is facing a deep recession in 2009, even if the situation is less severe than elsewhere. Once the recovery begins, a priority will be to phase out the general government budget deficit but, given the already very heavy burden of taxes and compulsory contributions, public finance consolidation will require strict control over expenditures.

25-April-2008

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Regulation of financial systems and economic growth

This paper examines whether regulation that is more conducive to competitive and efficient financial systems has a significant positive impact on sectoral output and productivity growth in a sample of 25 OECD countries. More specifically, following a methodology used by Rajan and Zingales (1998), the paper tests whether industries that depend more heavily on external sources of funding tend to grow faster in countries that have more

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25-April-2008

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Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies: Executive Summary

Monetary policies and inflation targeting in emerging economies: Executive Summary. Several emerging-market economies have adopted inflation targeting as their institutional framework for conducting monetary policy.

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