About the book
World Economic Survey 1956 is devoted to a study of balance of payments problems during the post-war period. It reviews the worldwide balance-of-payments experience since the war, the changes in the network of international balances and the pattern of international settlements. Furthermore, the post-war forces shaping the balance of payments of the primary producing countries are studied. The Survey also analyses recent events in the world economy, giving special attention to the factors underlying economic expansion in 1956 and the role of policy in promoting stability and growth. Finally, it provides an economic outlook for 1957.