Trade and Development Report 1988

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This publication identifies the key issues in the global economy and the design of development strategies addressed in the Trade and Development Report over the past three decades, tracing them through its various editions. It shows how ideas, opinions and proposals expressed in the Trade and Development Report, and the analytical approaches used, differed from those of “the mainstream” and their evolution in response to new challenges. This review revisits the concept of interdependence and explains the approach of the reports to macroeconomic and financial policies in both developed and developing countries. It also summarizes development policy failures and successes over the years.



Unpredictable movements of economic indicators: Some aspects of recent experience

There has recently been growing concern in many quarters about unpredictable movements of major economic indicators. The associated uncertainty is generally believed to make decision-making by governments, producers and other economic actors more difficult, and to be the source of various additional costs. The consequences include unfavourable effects for investment and impediments to the efficiency of the process of resource allocation more generally.


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