World Economic Outlook, October 2012 : Coping with High Debt and Sluggish Growth

Publication Date: October 08, 2012
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Summary: The October 2012 World Economic Outlook (WEO) assesses the prospects for the global recovery in light of such risks as the ongoing euro area crisis and the "fiscal cliff" facing U.S. policymakers. Reducing the risks to the medium-term outlook implies reducing public debt in the major advanced economies, and Chapter 3 explores 100 years of history of dealing with public debt overhangs. In emerging market and developing economies, activity has been slowed by policy tightening in response to capacity constraints, weaker demand from advanced economies, and country-specific factors, but policy improvements have raised these economies' resilience to shocks, an issue explored in depth in Chapter 4.
Series: World Economic and Financial Surveys
Frequency: Quarterly
Subject(s): Debt reduction | Euro | Budget estimates | Commodity prices | Adjustment process

Publication Date: October 08, 2012
ISBN/ISSN: 9781616353896/0256-6877 Format: Paper
Stock No: WEOEA2012002 Pages: 255
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