Information about Asia and the Pacific Asia y el Pacífico
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IMF Economic Review

International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
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March 2012
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M. Ayhan Kose


Prakash Loungani


Patricia Loo

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Tracey Lookadoo

Editorial Assistant

Feras Abu Amra

Systems Consultant

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Volume 60, No.1

Foreign Ownership and Firm Performance: Emerging Market Acquisitions in the United States

Anusha Chari, Wenjie Chen, and Kathryn M.E. Dominguez

Asymmetric Standing Facilities: An Unexploited Monetary Policy Tool

Gabriel Pérez Quirós and Hugo Rodríguez Mendizábal

How to Evaluate an Early Warning System: Toward a Unified Statistical Framework for Assessing Financial Crises Forecasting Methods

Bertrand Candelon, Elena-Ivona Dumitrescu, and Christophe Hurlin

Precautionary Savings in the Great Recession

Ashoka Mody, Franziska Ohnsorge, Damiano Sandri

Policy Corner: (Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced?

Olivier Blanchard and Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti For information on ordering and pricing, please visit

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