Economic paper series

This series examines current economic issues from a Commonwealth perspective. It includes technical papers of topical interest to specialists concerned with trade, micro and macroeconomics, development economics and related subjects.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 February 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

A report on the CARIFORUM and Pacific ACP Economic Partnership Agreements that analyses the detailed implications for the economies of the countries involved of commitments signed or initialled, including an indication of the broad country and region-wide effects.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 January 2009
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Examines three sets of major international institutions: the UN, the World Bank and IMF, and institutions concerned with international environmental governance. This book argues that global concerns have outgrown the existing system and an effective response requires serious multilateral co-operation.

Series title: Economic Paper Series
Number within series: 83
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents quantitative evidence of the effectiveness of aid for trade, the initiative to promote development by providing resources targeted at boosting involvement in international trade by developing countries. This work suggests which types of aid for trade measures are likely to be particularly effective.

Contributor: Liz Turner
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Using Tanzania as a case study this book shows how different definitions of Aid for Trade lead to different estimates of the amount being delivered. It suggests an alternative simple and practical methodology for recipient countries to classify and quantify it.

Contributor: Nirmala Banerjee
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

By highlighting the relative effects of changes in taxation policy on men and on women through a case study from India, this title helps to raise awareness of gender among those responsible for planning the tax system, in India and elsewhere.

Contributor: Nite Tanzarn
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 November 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Presents revenue and tax system in Uganda, a country that has moved from analysis to action in gender responsive budgeting. This book shows policy-makers in ministries of finance worldwide how government revenue collection practices affect men and women differently, and how to build an awareness of gender into financial policy.

Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 June 2008
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

About one fifth of all politically independent countries are small island developing states. For these countries, sustainable development is not a matter of choice, it is imperative. This book seeks to initiate a debate on how to support a new wave of action for sustainable development.

Contributor: Dinesh Dodhia
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 April 2008
Format: Paperback

Examines the history of indebtedness, its likely causes in different economies, and prospects for dealing with the debt problem. This book argues that there is a need for a comprehensive international framework to deal with it, covering fiscal discipline in small states themselves, and improved debt recording and debt management.

Contributor: Chris Milner
Series title: Economic Paper
Publication date: 1 February 2008
Format: Paperback

What are the characteristics of current intra-Commonwealth trade, and how can it be encouraged to grow? Trading on Commonwealth Ties identifies opportunities for stimulating trade within the Commonwealth, but warns against setting up a free trade agreement across the member states.

Contributor: Camille Stoll-Davey
Series title: Economic Paper Series
Publication date: 1 May 2007
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

Full participation by small and developing countries in the financial services sector requires a "level playing field". This work analyses debates on this issue between the OECD and small and developing countries, and suggests ways to ensure fairness in international taxation matters.

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