Areas of Research
Alan Berube and Elizabeth Kneebone, May 2013
In Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, Elizabeth Kneebone and Alan Berube take on the new reality of metropolitan poverty and opportunity in America, explain the source and impact of these important developments, and present innovative ideas on addressing them.
Presidential Commitments Honored and Betrayed
Marvin Kalb, May 2013
Marvin Kalb, former chief diplomatic correspondent for CBS and NBC News, explores why one president after another, fromTruman to Obama, has sidestepped declarations of war.
Maintaining Military Preeminence while Cutting the Defense Budget
Michael E. O'Hanlon, May 2013
In Healing the Wounded Giant, the newest entry in Brookings’ long line of defense budget analyses, Michael O’Hanlon considers the best balance between fiscal responsibility and national security in a period of continued economic stress.
Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, ed., April 2013
This volume provides an in-depth overview of the effects of the public sector adjustments currently being carried out by most European governments. The aim is to curb public deficits, and they involve significant cuts in jobs and wages as well as in education and training. These reforms have given rise to waves of protest throughout Europe. This volume studies this “public sector shock.”
This report demonstrates that employment and social inclusion must be integral parts of any sustainable development strategy and must be included in policies that address climate change and ensure the preservation of the environment.
Randall Hansen and Demetrios G. Papademetriou , eds., April 2013
This volume brings together perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic on what border security means in practice. It addreses the challenges that continue to evade policymakers and assesses which policies have been most—and least—successful in achieving “secure” borders while also allowing for the movement of people and commerce.
Dave Clemente, April 2013
This report looks at traditional concepts of critical infrastructure and the extent countries depend upon infrastructure over which they have little control. It analyzes significant cyber security challenges related to these growing dependencies, and develops a more meaningful understanding of what is critical.
Yevgeny Kuznetsov, ed., April 2013
This volume develops a pragmatic approach to the engagement of highly skilled members of the diaspora for the benefit of their countries of origin. The book is based on empirical work in middle-income economies such as those in Argentina, Mexico, and Russia, as well as in high-income countries such as South Korea, Ireland, and the United Kingdom.
The Singapore Health Care System
William Haseltine, April 2013
Affordable Excellence examines how Singapore succeeded in setting up a health system that has become one of the best in the world, delivering high quality care at a fraction of the cost of most First World systems.
This edition of the Southeast Asian Economic Outlook examines medium-term growth prospects, recent macroeconomic policy challenges, and structural challenges including human capital, infrastructure, and small- and medium-sized business development. It also looks at economic disparities between and within countries in the region.
OECD Economic Surveys are the OECD’s periodic reviews of member and selected nonmember economies. This edition provides a comprehensive analysis of recent developments, policies, and prospects in China.
How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People
Laurence Chandy, Akio Hosono, Homi Kharas and Johannes F. Linn, eds., April 2013
Getting to Scale improves our understanding of how scaling up can be achieved and what the international community can do to support the process.
The Almost Revolution
Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont, April 2013
In Development Aid Confronts Politics, Thomas Carothers and Diane de Gramont ask whether aid can achieve a productive synthesis of political and socioeconomic concerns. Their thought-provoking study illuminates the multiple meanings of “working politically” in development assistance.
This joint OECD-WTO publication provides a comprehensive analysis of trends and developments in aid that aims to help developing countries integrate into the global economy and benefit from trade opportunities.
This practical guide introduces the main techniques of trade and trade policy data analysis.
This publication, jointly produced by the WTO and the Institute of Developing Economies–Japan External Trade Organization (IDE–JETRO), focuses on the factors that have helped to shape global productions.
This volume provides a succinct summary of the key findings of every dispute panel report up to the end of 2011 and, where applicable, the subsequent Appellate Body report.
This publication uniquely examines the intersection between trade and climate change from four different but correlated perspectives: the science of climate change, economic aspects, multilateral efforts to tackle climate change, and national climate change policies and their trade effect.
Michael Rushton (editor) and Rocco Landesman (foreword), eds., April 2013
Using original data and quantitative and qualitative methods, the contributors to Creative Communities investigate the arts as an engine for transforming communities and as an integral, measurable component of the U.S. economy.
Jacques Pelkmans, Anabela Correia de Brito and Malcolm Harbour, April 2013
Enforcement of, and compliance with, laws and regulations in the single market of the European Union are of crucial economic importance for business, consumers, and the EU economy at large. This book provides a comprehensive overview of the current EU enforcement landscape.
Rym Ayadi, Emrah Arbak, Willem Pieter de Goren and David T. Llewellyn, April 2013
This analysis provides policy-makers with guidance to reinforce the evolving regulatory framework in European banking.
Christophe Clerc, Fabrice Demarigny, Diego Valiante and Mirzha de Manuel Aramendia, April 2013
Taking as its point of departure the EU Directive on takeover bids, this book considers the legal and economic foundations of takeover regulation and its role in promoting economic growth and competitiveness.
From Financial Stability to Investor Protection and Economic Growth
Rethinking Asset Management provides a comprehensive assessment of the future of the investment management industry in Europe after the subprime crisis and the subsequent regulatory response.
Placing a Curb on Growth
Saddled with often high debt burdens and modest growth prospects, developed countries must now rebalance their government budgets. Faced with this dilemma, Japan and the United States have pursued growth policies while the euro-area members are quickly trying to rebalance their budgets. The Sovereign Debt Crisis explores the respective risks associated with these two strategies.
Time to Set Banking Regulation Right argues that the new Basel III Accord and the ensuing EU Capital Requirements Directive IV fail to correct the two main shortcomings of international prudential rules: reliance on banks’ risk management models for the calculation of capital requirements and the lack of accountability by supervisors.
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