World Economic Outlook
Interim Assessment
December 1997
A survey by the staff of the International Monetary Fund

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World Economic Outlook: A Survey by the Staff of the International Monetary Fund

The economic and financial crisis that erupted in southeast Asia in July 1997 had continued to deepen and broaden as of December, and spillover effects from investors’ deteriorating confidence in emerging market economies were being felt throughout the global financial system. This special Interim Assessment of the World Economic Outlook revises regional and global economic projections made by the IMF staff, as published in the October 1997 issue, in light of the crisis; charts the buildup to the crisis and its onset and evolution; assesses effects on the advanced economies and on private financing for developing countries; and raises policy issues that the crisis has posed.

1997 (December--Interim Assessment). ISBN 1-55775-714-3. Stock #WEO-EA 0171997.

ISSN 0256-6877.
$36.00 (academic rate: $25.00; paper)


World Economic Outlook: A Survey by the Staff of the International Monetary Fund The World Economic Outlook, generally published twice a year in English, French, Spanish, and Arabic, presents IMF staff economists' analyses of global economic developments during the near and medium term. Chapters give an overview of the world economy; consider issues affecting industrial countries, developing countries, and economies in transition to the market; and address topics of pressing current interest.

Earlier editions available; inquire for prices.

1997 (October). ISBN 1-55775-681-3. Stock #WEO-EA 0021997.
1997 (May). ISBN 1-55775-648-1. Stock #WEO-197.
1996 (Oct.). ISBN 1-55775-610-4. Stock #WEO-296.
1996 (May). ISBN 1-55775-567-1. Stock #WEO-196.
1995 (Oct.). ISBN 1-55775-467-5. Stock #WEO-295.
1995 (May). ISBN 1-55775-468-3. Stock #WEO-195.


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