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1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018–19 have improved across all regions, reinf...

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Financial Globalization: Evidence from Macro and Sectoral Data1

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Financial Globalization: Evidence from Macro and Sectoral Data1 »

Source: The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Financial Globalization: Evidence from Macro and Sectoral Data

Volume/Issue: 2018/83

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Davide Furceri , Prakash Loungani , and Jonathan Ostry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484350898

Keywords: Globalization, Inequality, Capital Account Openness, Crises, Institutions

We take a fresh look at the aggregate and distributional effects of policies to liberalize international capital flows-financial globalization. Both country- and industry-level results suggest that such policies ha...

Appendix A. Estimating Pretax and Posttax Global Energy Subsidies

Appendix A. Estimating Pretax and Posttax Global Energy Subsidies »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform : Lessons and Implications

Series: Books

Author(s): Benedict Clements , David Coady , Stefania Fabrizio , Sanjeev Gupta , Trevor Alleyne , and Carlo Sdralevich

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2013

ISBN: 9781475558111

Keywords: prices, electricity, pricing, electricity sector, electricity subsidies

This appendix describes the data sources and methodologies used for the estimation of subsidies for petroleum products, coal, natural gas, and electricity. Pretax Subsidies...

An Approach to the Estimation of Inequality in Reserve Distribution

An Approach to the Estimation of Inequality in Reserve Distribution »

Source: IMF Staff papers : Volume 21 No. 3

Volume: XXI

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1974

ISBN: 9781451969344

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Bank activity: Bank and IDA loans for urban impact projects in Indonesia, Greece, Ivory Coast, and India; education loans for Zambia, Afghanistan, and Paraguay; recent loans; global indicators and price forecasts of selected commodities

Bank activity: Bank and IDA loans for urban impact projects in Indonesia, Greece, Ivory Coast, and India; education loans for Zambia, Afghanistan, and Paraguay; recent loans; global indicators and price forecasts of selected commodities »

Source: Finance & Development, March 1977

Volume/Issue: 14/1

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1977

ISBN: 9781616353285

Keywords: gold, monetary fund, monetary reform, international liquidity, rural development

This paper highlights that 1976 was an important year for the IMF. With the end of 1976, the IMF closed its books on a year of virtually unprecedented activity. It launched the New Year with a US$3.9 billion stand-...

Books: The global assembly line; decision making in international organizations; policy making in Mexico; managing and analyzing risk; OPEC investments; performance and prospects in industrial countries; energy policy; basic needs; and housing finance

Books: The global assembly line; decision making in international organizations; policy making in Mexico; managing and analyzing risk; OPEC investments; performance and prospects in industrial countries; energy policy; basic needs; and housing finance »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1985

Volume/Issue: 22/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1985

ISBN: 9781616353636

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, exchange rates, finance, balance of payments

This paper elaborates the introduction of surveillance that gave the IMF broader responsibilities with respect to oversight of its members' policies than existed under the par value system. The IMF's purview has be...

4. Building Capacity for Sustained Growth

4. Building Capacity for Sustained Growth »

Source: International Monetary Fund Annual Report 2012 : Working Together To Support Global Recovery

Series: Annual Report of the Executive Board

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616354152

Keywords: credit, balance of payments, technical assistance, financial sector, debt relief

Support for Low-Income Countries...

Central Bank Autonomy: Lessons from Global Trends

Central Bank Autonomy: Lessons from Global Trends »

Source: IMF Staff Papers, Volume 56, No. 2

Volume: 56

Series: IMF Staff Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 June 2009

ISBN: 9781589067950

Keywords: labor productivity growth, employment, labor productivity, labor shares

China’s growth performance since the start of economic reforms in 1978 has been impressive, but the gains have not been distributed equally across provinces. We use a nonparametric approach to analyze the va...

Central Bank Legal Frameworks in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis1

Central Bank Legal Frameworks in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis1 »

Source: Central Bank Legal Frameworks in the Aftermath of the Global Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2017/101

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ashraf Khan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475595802

Keywords: Financial crisis, Financial stability, Governance, Central banking, law, financial supervision, independence, autonomy, monetary policy, International Relations and International Political Economy: General

Drawing on the 2016 update of the IMF's Central Bank Legislation Database, this paper examines differences in central bank legal frameworks before and after the Global Financial Crisis. Examples from select countri...

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago–IMF seminar: The Caribbean faces up to globalization

Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago–IMF seminar: The Caribbean faces up to globalization »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 33, Issue 12

Volume/Issue: 33/12

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2004

ISBN: 9781451968545

Keywords: regional integration, financial sector, financial system, international monetary fund, structural reforms, Asia trip,

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...