Business & Economics

Consolidated Financial Reporting

Author: Paul Taylor

Publisher: SAGE


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 105

This book introduces and examines what is currently the most central and controversial area in financial reporting. It is designed so that readers with particular interests can easily find their way through clearly marked sections.
Economic development

The Lao People's Democratic Republic - Systemic Transformation and Adjustment

Author: Jonathan G. Anderson

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Economic development

Page: 70

View: 345

Faced with a steadily worsening economy, the government of the Lao Peoples Democratic Republic took its first steps toward reforming its centrally planned economy in December 1979. The reform process gathered momentum with the introduction of the New Economic Mechanism in 1985, as the authorities began a series of far-reaching policy reforms in virtually all economic areas. This paper provides a much-needed overview of the Lao P.D.R.'s experience with systemic transformation and macroeconomic adjustments in recent years and highlights challenges that the country is likely to face in the coming years.

The Year in Trade (1997)

Author: Arona Butcher

Publisher: DIANE Publishing



Page: 204

View: 682

This report is one of the principal means by which the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) provides Congress with factual information on trade policy and its administration. The report also serves as a historical record of the major trade-related activities of the U.S. to be used as a general reference by government officials and others with an interest in U.S. trade relations. Includes: trade activities in the WTO and the OECD in 1997; regional trade activities; U.S. relations with major trading partners; administration of U.S. trade laws and regulations. 50 charts and tables.
Business & Economics

The Labor Market and Economic Adjustment

Author: Pierre-Richard Agénor

Publisher: International Monetary Fund


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

View: 494

This paper examines the role of the labor market in the transmission process of adjustment policies in developing countries. It begins by reviewing the recent evidence regarding the functioning of these markets. It then studies the implications of wage inertia, nominal contracts, labor market segmentation, and impediments to labor mobility for stabilization policies. The effect of labor market reforms on economic flexibility and the channels through which labor market imperfections alter the effects of structural adjustment measures are discussed next. The last part of the paper identifies a variety of issues that may require further investigation, such as the link between changes in relative wages and the distributional effects of adjustment policies.
Administrative law

Code of Federal Regulations




Category: Administrative law


View: 911

Special edition of the Federal Register, containing a codification of documents of general applicability and future effect ... with ancillaries.
Social Science

Socioeconomic Stress, Health and Child Nutritional Status in Zimbabwe at a Time of Economic Structural Adjustment

Author: Leon A. Bijlmakers

Publisher: Nordic Africa Institute


Category: Social Science

Page: 127

View: 656

The exact implications of implementing structural adjustment in the social sector in Africa have been hotly disputed and have polarized researchers. Using an empirically-grounded longitudinal study of urban and rural households in Zimbabwe, this report examines the consequences of market-based economic reforms. It focuses on observed changes in the household economy in urban and rural Zimbabwe. The study offers extensive documentation and analysis of shifts in the health status and behavior of the people, as well as changes in health outcomes, especially as they relate to nutritional status and child mortality. The authors make the case for policy reforms that could safeguard the health and well-being of people at a time of continuing economic decline.