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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
January 1999
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West Bank and Gaza Strip: Economic Developments in the Five Years Since Oslo ($19.00)

Working Papers ($7.00)

99/131: EMU Challenges European Labor Markets, Roger Soltwedel, Dirk Dohse, and Christiane Keieger-Boden

99/132: Exchange-Rate-Based Stabilization—A Critical Look at the Stylized Facts, A. Javier Hamann

99/133: Country Risks and the Investment Activity of U.S. Multinationals in Developing Countries, Alexander Lehmann

99/134: Macroeconomic and Sectoral Effects of Terms of Trade Shocks: The Experience of the Oil-Exporting Developing Countries, Nikola Spatafora and Andrew Warner

99/135: Corporate Insolvency Procedures and Bank Behavior: A Study of Selected Asian Economies, Qaizar Hussain and Clas Wihlborg

99/136: Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and FinancialContagion, Garry J. Schinasi and R. Todd Smith

99/137: A Peek Inside the Black Box: The MonetaryTransmission Mechanism in Japan, James Morsink and Tamim Bayoumi

99/138: The Asia Crisis: Causes, Policy Responses, andOutcomes, Andrew Berg

99/139: Recapitalizing Banks with Public Funds—SelectedIssues, Charles Enoch, Gillian Garcia, and V. Sundararajan

99/140: Central Bank Participation in Currency OptionsMarkets, Peter Breuer

99/141: Nominal Exchange Rates and Nominal Interest Rate Differentials, Francisco Nadal-De Simone and W.A. Razzak

99/142: From Toronto Terms to the HIPC Initiative: A Brief History of Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries, Christina Daseking and Robert Powell

99/143: Corporate Leverage, Bankruptcy, and Output Adjustment in Post-Crisis East Asia, Se-Jik Kim and Mark R. Stone

99/144: Can a Shorter Workweek Induce HigherUnemployment? Mandatory Reductions in the Workweek and Employment Subsidies, Nuri Erbaş and Chera L. Sayers

99/145: Trade and Industrialization in Developing Agricultural Economies, Sergei Dodzin and Athanasios Vamvakidis

99/146: Sources of Contagion: Finance or Trade? Caroline Van Rijckeghem and Beatrice Weder

99/147: Monitoring Banking Sector Fragility: A Multivariate Logit Approach, Ash Demirgüc-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache

IMF Staff Country Reports ($15.00)

99/123: Guinea-Bissau: Statistical Annex

99/124: Nicaragua: Recent Economic Developments and Statistical Annex

99/125: Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

99/129: Germany: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation (Pilot Project)

99/130: Germany: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix (Background Papers to Pilot Project)

99/131: Greece: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation (Pilot Project)

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