Ms Muffet The Spider Gram And The Web Of Macro Financial Linkages

Author: Ricardo Cervantes
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498327095
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The global financial crisis has underscored the importance of understanding macro-financial developments and spillovers in an increasingly interconnected and intricate system. At the IMF, staff is focusing on the linkages between the real economy and the financial sector, as well as the inter-relationships between global and individual-country risks. The Country Financial Stability Map provides an empirical framework for explicitly linking these various aspects of the IMF’s surveillance of its member countries. It identifies potential sources of macro-financial risks particular to a country and also enables an assessment of these risks in a global context through comparisons with the corresponding Global Financial Stability Map from the Global Financial Stability Report. The authors have developed an Excel-based tool (“Ms. Muffet”) to facilitate this analysis, which may be replicated by external users with access to the necessary databases, using the accompanying template.

Suriname Selected Issues Paper

Author: International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498383556
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This Selected Issues Paper carries out an empirical analysis of the effects of policies and external shocks on economic activity in Suriname. The estimates are broadly consistent with prior empirical findings. The results reveal a strong contemporaneous correlation between credit and demand, while the empirical link between exports and demand seems slightly weaker. The results for import demand point to a strong correlation between imports and exports. The export variable is highly significant and explains a large fraction of the total variation in imports. An increase in exports of 1 percent is associated with a 0.61 percent increase in imports.

Denmark Financial Sector Assessment Program Macroprudential Policies Technical Note

Author: International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1498381367
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This technical note discusses significance of macroprudential policies for Denmark. Macroprudential policy seeks to contain the buildup of macrofinancial imbalances associated with credit booms and asset price bubbles, a function which is particularly important in Denmark, where the space for monetary policy action is limited. This note provides an analysis of existing frameworks used in Denmark for identifying systemic risk of both structural and cyclical nature. The note also suggests additional tools that the authorities could use to further enhance their capacity to evaluate systemic risks.

The Evaluation Of Language Regimes

Author: Michele Gazzola
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company
ISBN: 9027270457
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Building on existing analytical frameworks, this book provides a new methodology allowing different language policies in international multilingual organisations (or “language regimes”) to be compared and evaluated on the basis of criteria such as efficiency and fairness. It explains step-by-step how to organise the evaluation of language regimes and how to design and interpret indicators for such evaluation. The second part of this book applies the theoretical framework to the evaluation of the language policy of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) division of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) and the European Patent Office (EPO). Results show that an increase in linguistic diversity of the language regimes of patent organisations can both improve the efficiency of the patent system and lead to a more balanced distribution of costs among countries. This book is a resource for scholars in language policy and planning and for policy-makers in the international and European patent system.

Imf Research Bulletin June 2004 Epub

Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1452717052
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The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-related activities, including conferences and seminars. The Bulletin is intended to serve as a summary guide to research done at the IMF on various topics, and to provide a better perspective on the analytical underpinnings of the IMF’s operational work.

The Japanification Of Children S Popular Culture

Author: Mark I. West
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810862494
Size: 14.72 MB
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Godzilla stomped his way into American movie theaters in 1956, and ever since then Japanese trends and cultural products have had a major impact on children's popular culture in America. This can be seen in the Hello Kitty paraphernalia phenomenon, the popularity of anime television programs like Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z, computer games, and Hayao Miyazaki's award-winning films, such as Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. The Japanification of Children's Popular Culture brings together contributors from different backgrounds, each exploring a particular aspect of this phenomenon from different angles, from scholarly examinations to recounting personal experiences. The book explains the interconnections among the various aspects of Japanese influence and discusses American responses to anime and other forms of Japanese popular culture.

Getting Energy Prices Right

Author: Ian Parry
ISBN: 9781484388570
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Energy taxes can produce substantial environmental and revenue benefits and are an important component of countries' fiscal systems. Although the principle that these taxes should reflect global warming, air pollution, road congestion, and other adverse environmental impacts of energy use is well established, there has been little previous work providing guidance on how countries can put this principle into practice. This book develops a practical methodology, and associated tools, to show how the major environmental damages from energy can be quantified for different countries and used to design the efficient set of energy taxes. The results, which are illustrated for more than 150 countries, suggest there is pervasive mispricing of energy across developed and developing countries alike with much at stake in policy reform. At a global level, implementing efficient energy prices would reduce carbon emissions by an estimated 23 percent and fossil-fuel air pollution deaths by 63 percent, while raising revenues (badly needed for fiscal consolidation and reducing other burdensome taxes) averaging 2.6 percent of GDP.

Stray Dog Of Anime

Author: Brian Ruh
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781403963345
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Upon its U.S. release in the mid 1990s Ghost in the Shell, directed by Mamoru Oshii, quickly became one of the most popular Japanese animated films, or anime, in the country. Despite these accolades, Oshii is known as a contrarian within anime, a self-proclaimed 'stray dog', avoiding the limelight in favour of his own personal cinematic vision. He cannot be pigeon-holed, working in both live-action film and animation, directing everything from absurdist comedy to thrillers to meditations on the nature of reality. Stray Dog of Anime is the first book to take an in-depth look at Oshii's major films, form his early days working on Urusei Yatsura to Avalon, his most recent feature. Ruh details Oshii's evolution as a director, paying special attention to his personal style and symbolism, resulting in a unique guide that will appeal to anime fans and cinestes of all kinds.

Disaggregating International Regimes

Author: Olav Schram Stokke
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262018012
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Evaluating the effectiveness of international regimes presents challenges that areboth general and specific. What are the best methodologies for assessment within a governance areaand do they enable comparison across areas? In this book, Olav Schram Stokke connects the general tothe specific, developing new tools for assessing international regime effectiveness and thenapplying them to a particular case, governance of the Barents Sea fisheries. Stokke's innovativedisaggregate methodology makes cross-comparison possible by breaking down the problem and therelevant empirical evidence. Stokke employs fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis, and hisapproach is disaggregate in three ways: it separates the specific governance problem into itscognitional, regulatory, and behavioral components; it splits into three the counterfactual analysisof what the outcome would have been if the regime had not existed; and it decomposes the empiricalevidence to maximize the number of observations. By applying this methodology to a regional resourceregime known as one of the world's most successful, Stokke bridges the gap between the intensivecase study analyses that have dominated the field and increasingly ambitious efforts to devisequantitative methods for examining the causal impacts of regimes. Stokke's analysis sheds light onthe implementation and the interaction of international institutions, with policy implications ofregime design and operation. The hardcover edition does not include a dustjacket.

A Survey Of Minimal Surfaces

Author: Robert Osserman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486495149
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This hardcover edition of A Survey of Minimal Surfaces is divided into twelve sections discussing parametric surfaces, non-parametric surfaces, surfaces that minimize area, isothermal parameters on surfaces, Bernstein's theorem, minimal surfaces with boundary, the Gauss map of parametric surfaces in E3, non-parametric minimal surfaces in E3, application of parametric surfaces to non-parametric problems, and parametric surfaces in En. For this edition, Robert Osserman, Professor of Mathematics at Stanford University, has substantially expanded his original work, including the uses of minimal surfaces to settle important conjectures in relativity and topology. He also discusses new work on Plateau's problem and on isoperimetric inequalities. With a new appendix, supplementary references and expanded index, this Dover edition offers a clear, modern and comprehensive examination of minimal surfaces, providing serious students with fundamental insights into an increasingly active and important area of mathematics.