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    We have a consensus: explaining political support for market reforms in Latin America

    Eldis Document Store, 2002
    This essay examines the course of market reforms—more polemically known as "neoliberalism"—in the four most industrialized countries in Latin America during the final decades of the twentieth century.Through a qualitative investigation of the reform process in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Mexico—the paper challenges the perspective held by many analysts of the reforms who have assumed that nor
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    Current Awareness in Aging Report (CAAR)

    Center for Demography of Health and Aging, University of Wisconsin, 2002
    Weekly email report that helps researchers keep up to date with the latest developments in the field of ageing issues.Available as emailed bulletin, with back issues on web site.
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    Explaining growth in Armenia: pivotal role of human capital

    Economic Education and Research Consortium,, Russian Federation, 2001
    The paper investigates sources and determinants of long run growth in Armenia concentrating on the growth path during the period of transition to market economy. It evaluates empirical relationships between the rates of growth and total factor productivity growth, physical and human capital accumulation, as well as institutional change and initial conditions.
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    The terms of the debate: what's democracy got to do with it?

    Eldis Document Store, 2002
    This paper reviews the functions of an international financial architecture before summarizing and evaluating the main institutions of the four historical financial architectures since the mid 19 th century - namely : the classical gold standard (~1870 to 1914), the interwar period of constant revision and drift (1919-1939), the Bretton Woods system (1944~1971), and the post Bretton Woods system
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    Intellectual property rights and development

    International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development, 2001
    Preliminary draft that aims to encourage policy discussion on the impact of intellectual property rights on development with particular reference to the TRIPS agreement. The draft paper draws no conclusions but provides a comprehensive summary of issues with particular reference to developing countries.
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    Globalization, growth and poverty: building an inclusive world economy

    World Bank, 2001
    Report argues that a country's willingness to integrate into the world economy leads to large benefits for the poorest.The study shows that 24 developing countries that increased their integration into the world economy over two decades ending in the late 1990s achieved higher growth in incomes, longer life expectancy and better schooling.
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    Combating trafficking [of women] in South-East Asia: a review of policy and programme responses

    International Organization for Migration, 2001
    At least 200-225,000 women and children from South-East Asia are trafficked annually, a figure representing nearly one-third of the global trafficking trade. Of the estimated 45-50,000 women and children estimated to be trafficked into the US each year, 30,000 are believed to come from South-East Asia.
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    Combating trafficking [of women] in South-East Asia: a review of policy and programme responses

    International Organization for Migration, 2001
    It has been estimated that 200-225,000 women and children from Southeast Asia are trafficked annually. NGOs, inter-governmental organisations, government ministries, national and international bodies and human rights organisations and lobby networks have developed initiatives to combat the problem.
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    Currency crises: theoretical and empirical overview of the 1990s

    Croatian National Bank, Croatia, 2001
    This paper provides an overview of currency crises theories, methods for crises prediction, implications of currency crises for economic policy, as well as different currency crises episodes in the 1990s, namely the Asian, Russian and Brazilian financial crises.The theoretical models of currency crises can be divided into three generations of models:first-generation models, first found
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    The monthly transaction money demand in Croatia

    Croatian National Bank, Croatia, 2000
    Empirical study of money demand for currency and M1 in Croatia, using standard linear regression, cointegration, granger causality and VAR techniques. Demand for real monthly currency and M1 are a relatively stable functions of monthly economic activity, interest rate, lagged currency and M1, and inflation.

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