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The Economic and Social Impacts of Electronic Commerce
  URL: http://www.oecd.org/subject/e_commerce/summary.htm
  In preparation for the October 7-9, 1998 conference entitled "A Borderless World: Realising the Potential of Global Electronic Commerce," the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has gathered written commentary on electronic commerce issues at this e-commerce metapage. Sets of short articles on building consumer trust, enhancing the information infrastructure, and maximizing the benefits of e-commerce are provided in addition to the comprehensive report the Economic and Social Impacts of Electronic Commerce: Preliminary Findings and Research Agenda. Readers may also find a webibliography of other OECD publications on electronic commerce useful via a link entitled "Background Information.".
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Bank for International Settlements - The BIS Review [.pdf]
  URL: http://www.bis.org/review/index.htm
  A collection of important articles and speeches by senior central bankers from January, 1997 to present.
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World Bank/IMF debt initiative spells more adjustment, little relief
  URL: http://www.twnside.org.sg/title/bank-cn.htm
  This article is written by John Mihevc, he regarded that the recent World Bank/International Monetary Fund initiative on debt is not so much a debt relief package as a means to continue the implementation of harsh economic adjustment measures.
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Building Poverty Reduction Strategies -- World Bank
  URL: http://worldbank.org/poverty/strategies/
  This World Bank site considers a new framework for reducing poverty worldwide. The three steps of this outline are highlighted. "Understanding the nature and locus of poverty" considers the demographics of the world's poor. The second step, "Choosing public actions that have the highest poverty impact," examines the factors necessary for choosing public actions that will merit the highest impact on poverty. Finally, the provisions for monitoring the chosen poverty outcome indicators are explained in "Selecting and tracking outcome indicators." This site's rich resources include information and data on poverty such as regional and social indicators, household surveys, and country data sets, and an extensive list of related links. An online library holds reports, working papers, speeches, and other materials from the World Bank as well as from other resources. Interested users may also subscribe to PovertyNet, a bimonthly e-newsletter.
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The Journal of Economic Education
  URL: http://www.indiana.edu/~econed/
  The Journal of Economic Education offers original articles on innovations in and evaluations of teaching techniques, materials, and programs in economics. Articles, tailored to the needs of instructors of introductory through graduate-level economics, cover content and pedagogy in a variety of mediums. It covers new developments in economics and its teaching.
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IMF Working Paper 9979: Do Hong Kong SAR and China Constitute An Optimal Currency Area? An Empirical Test of the Generalized Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis
  URL: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/cat/longres.cfm?sk&sk=3116.0
  "Do Hong Kong SAR and China Constitute An Optimal Currency Area? An Empirical Test of the Generalized Purchasing Power Parity Hypothesis" is written by Hong Liang; Research Department. Prepayment required for individual copies. An annual subscription is $210.00 a year. It includes 12 monthly shipments and priority mail delivery. The Stock No for the subscription is WPEA.
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Institute for International Economics :
  URL: http://www.iie.com/CATALOG/WP/1999/99-8.pdf
  Is sovereign borrowing so different from corporate debt that there is no need for bankruptcy-style procedures to protect debtors? With the waiver of immunity, sovereign debtors who already face severe disruption from short-term creditors grabbing their currency reserves are also exposed to litigious creditors trying to seize what assets they can in a `race of the vultures'. Shielding sovereign debtors from inter-creditor conflict by authorised standstills on payments doubtless runs some risk of debtor's moral hazard. But the lack of an orderly procedure for resolving sovereign liquidity crises means that the IMF is de facto forced to bail out countries in trouble. This leads to both debtor and creditor moral hazard, as investors lend without monitoring, knowing that their investments are essentially guaranteed. The strategic case for legalising standstills is to rescue the international financial system from this `time consistent' trap.
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Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Technical Paper 154: Infrastructure Development and Regulatory Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Air Transport
  URL: http://www.oecd.org/dev/PUBLICATION/tp/Tp154.pdf
  This Technical Paper analyses the main policy issues raised by regulatory reform in air transport in sub–Saharan Africa. Its basic premise is that improving air infrastructure is of paramount importance for the region as it tries to integrate more thoroughly into the world economy. On the basis of the experience of OECD countries with privatisation, liberalisation, and regulatory design, the author analyses progress being made in sub– Saharan Africa and identifies three important case studies: the restructuring of the regional airline of Francophone Western Africa, the sell–off of the state–owned airline of Kenya, and the overall reform process in South Africa, by far the largest market in the sub–continent.
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Thailand's Debt Crisis and Economic Outlook
  URL: http://www.nectec.or.th/bureaux/tdri/mep_fore.htm
  Thailand's Debt Crisis and Economic Outlook is written by Chalongphob Sussangkarn of Thailand Development Research Institute on January 16, 1998. It is presented at 1998 Regional Outlook Forum which is organised by ISEAS, Singapore.
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Institute for Developement Policy and Management (IDPM) Information Systems for Public Sector Management Working Paper 8/1999: Information Management, IT and Government Transformation: Innovative Approaches in the new South Africa
  URL: http://www.man.ac.uk/idpm/ispsm8.pdf
  Governments worldwide are faced with the challenge of transformation and the need to modernize administrative practices and management systems. This paper considers problems with existing government processes in South Africa, and presents a generally-applicable framework for analysis of existing government information systems prior to transformation. It argues that a central theme of government transformation is development of a culture of information management to ensure that information systems fit the task for which they are procured.
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The Latin American Debt Problem: Anatomy and Solutions
  URL: http://www.stanford.edu/~sitnikov/DORNBUSH.html
  Written by Professor Rudiger Dornbusch.
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FRB BOG Finance and Economics Discussion Series 9947: Option Prices with Uncertain Fundamentals Theory and Evidence on the Dynamics of Implied Volatilities
  URL: http://www.bog.frb.fed.us/pubs/feds/1999/199947/199947pap.pdf
  In an incomplete information model, investors' uncertainty about the underlying drift rate of a firm's fundamentals affects option prices through (i) endogenous and belief-dependent stochastic volatility, (ii) stochastic covariance between returns and volatility, and (iii) a market price of "belief risk." For the special case where the drift takes only two values, the authors provide an option pricing formula using Fourier Transforms. The model calibrated to 1960-1998 S&P 500 real earnings growth shows that investors' uncertainty explains inter temporal variation in the slope and curvature of implied volatility curves as well as the conditional moments of the state-return density obtained from option data. The calibrated model generates hedging `violations' of one-factor markov and deterministic volatility function models with roughly empirical frequencies.
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International Monetary Fund Working Paper 99142: From toronto Terms to the HIPC Initiative: A Brief History of Debt Relief for Low-Income Countries
  URL: http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/1999/wp99142.pdf
  The low-income country debt crisis had its origins in weak macroeconomic policies, and official creditors' willingness to take risks unacceptable to private lenders. Payments problems were initially addressed through non-concessional re-schedulings and new lending that maximized financing while containing the budgetary costs for creditors. This led to an un-sustainable buildup in debt stocks. More recently, debt ratios have improved, reflecting both adjustment and substantial debt relief. The paper estimates debt relief initiatives since 1988 have cost creditors at least $30 billion, and possibly much more. This compares with the estimated costs of about $27 billion under the enhanced HIPC Initiative.
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Social Science Research Network ---ERN
  URL: http://www.ssrn.com/
  Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 29,200 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 14,000 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format. Economic Research Network (ERN)is a division of Social Science Research Network (SSRN). CUHK has not subscribed for the site yet, therefore you have to pay occasionally for the downloaded journals or papers. Of course, free downloadable online papers and journals are available also.
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Solution to National Debt Crisis (from Rec..Humor.Funny Jokes)
  URL: http://www.netfunny.com/rhf/jokes/90q4/cookbud.html
  This is a piece of joke, the original is written by Larry Jacobs and Josh Bloch.
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Stopping the Third World Debt Spiral
  URL: http://www.chebucto.ns.ca/CommunitySupport/CUSO/debtspiral.html
  "Stopping the Third World Debt Spiral" is written by Robin Round in Spring, 1996.
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Refractories in Australia
  URL: http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/9980/refract.html
  It is a website about the history of Newbold General Refractories and the Australian refractory industry in general. In the Shadow of BHP - Newbold General Refractories, BA Honours thesis on the history of one of Australia's oldest and biggest refractories producers - Newbold General Refractories can be found. Refractories Image Gallery is a large collection of photographs related to Newbold General, Refractories and the refractory industry in Australia.
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Centre for the Study of African Economies
  URL: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~csaeinfo/
  In 1991, the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) was made a Designated Research Centre of the Economic and Social Research Council, and has become one of the largest concentrations of academic economists and social scientists working on Africa outside the continent itself. It is part of the Department of Economics under the Faculty of Social Studies at Oxford University. The centre is located jointly at the Department and St.Antony's College. The Centre produces The Journal of African Economies , published by Oxford University Press (OUP), as well as its own members' Working Paper Series. A research center within the Institute of Economics and Statistics, University of Oxford, the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) applies macroeconomic and microeconomic methods to African sociological, demographic, and political contexts. Selected abstracts and working papers from 1993 to present are available on topics ranging from central bank policy to health, crop choice, wages, and unemployment (.pdf format). In addition, users may browse the abstracts and tables of contents of articles from the CSAE publication The Journal of African Economies from 1996 to present.
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AlRoth's Game Theory and Experimental Economics Page
  URL: http://www.economics.harvard.edu/~aroth/alroth.html
  Al Roth's game theory and experimental economics page's content includes a very short introductory articles on bargaining, matching, and experimental economics; short articles on history, methodology, philosophy; abstracts, introductions, excerpts and some complete copies of selected papers; handbook of experimental economics; bibliographies; the growing (consulting) business of economic design; things to participate in: Experiments on the web, tournaments, conferences ; other experimental and game theory servers; searchable abstracts of NSF grants; working paper archive; conduct in science and curriculum vita, consulting services, photo--Alvin E. Roth..
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OECD Work on Measuring Intangible Investment
  URL: http://www.oecd.org/dsti/sti/industry/indcomp/prod/intang.htm
  Measuring Intangible Investment is a recently released compilation of papersissued by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, Directoratefor Science, Technology and Industry (DSTI). Papers range from questions of tangible investment and economic growth following the second oil shock of 1979 to span recent OECD conferences on the measurement of intangiblesand intangible investment. Complete background information and hyperlinked summaries are provided for each of the fifteen papers in a Preface and Overview section. In addition, an indexed Consolidated Bibliography isprovided with keywords to aid research.
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