Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Category: Business & Economics
View: 2154The Annual Report 2007 to the Board of Governors reviews the IMF's activities and policies during the financial year (May 1, 2006, through April 30, 2007). This year's Report has been streamlined and translated into three more languages than in the past: Arabic, Japanese, and Russian. Besides an Overview, the chapters cover promoting financial and macroeconomic stability and growth through surveillance; program support; capacity building; technical assistance and training; and the IMF's governance, organization, and finances. The full financial statements for the year and other appendixes are provided on a CD-ROM.
Author: Bruce B. Zellner
Category: Political Science
View: 5210Every editor of the Policy Studies Review Annual brings a unique perspective to bear in selecting articles to be included. This perspective reflects varying methodological and disciplinary judgments, varying judgments on what the field of policy studies or policy analysis is and where it should be going, and varying judgments regarding the quality of articles which are or claim to be in the field. Because it is the objective to assemble a set of essays which are both interesting and topical, there will be varying perspectives on these matters as well. The volume clearly reflects the editors perspectives. They are explicit about these judgments and perspectives, and then let the content of the volume speak for itself. First, we are both economists. As a result, the general topics selected and the articles chosen under each topic tend to emphasize economics more than the other disciplines involved in the field of policy studies—sociology, psychology, political science, law, and so on. This emphasis is clearly seen by comparing the contents of volume I (edited by Stuart Nagel, a political scientist) and volume II (edited by Howard Freeman, a sociologist) with that of this volume. Second, the editors have a particular view of what policy studies or policy analysis is. That view has several aspects. In the first place, they feel that the field of policy studies or policy analysis must define itself, and this definition will develop as researchers do just what the title of the field says—study or analyze policies. A corollary of this view is that we place a low weight on papers which discuss the policy process or reforms in policy-making, relative to papers which analyze a policy, a policy proposal, or a problem which leads to calls for policy action.
Author: DIANE Publishing Company
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
View: 5102Presents historical energy statistics for every year from 1949 through 1994. Covers all major energy activities, including consumption, production, trade, stocks, and prices, for all major energy commodities, including fossil fuels and electricity. Also presents statistics on renewable energy sources. New section on data on petroleum products supplied by sector for 1949 through 1994. Provides international energy statistics on oil, gas, coal, electricity, hydroelectric power, and nuclear power. Charts, tables& graphs.
The Year in Review
Author: Time Inc., People Books Editors
Publisher: Time Life Education
View: 1657Surveys the principal events of 1998 in the United States and other countries, as well as developments in business, society, sports, and the arts, as seen in the pages of Time magazine
Hearing Before the Committee on the Budget, U. S. House of Representatives
Author: John R. Kasich
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
View: 7455Discusses the balanced budget amendment with testimony reflecting the viewpoints of private citizens, as well as prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials from members of Congress, and professionals in the field of economics (James C. Miller, III, Citizens for a Sound Economy; Richard K. Vedder, Prof. of Economics, Ohio Univ.; Charles Schultze, Brookings Institute; Annelise Anderson, Hoover Institute; Allen Schick, Univ. of MD). Includes discussion of the economics of constitutional budget restraints, the impact of the welfare state on the American economy, and taxes and deficits. Charts and tables.