|The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 24, 2013. Listed below are items related to the United States, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).
|July 16, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on Updates of the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monetary|
|July 16, 2012 -- Financial Market Update: |
Risks to financial stability have increased since the April 2012 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR). Sovereign yields in southern Europe have risen sharply amid further erosion of the investor base. Elevated funding and market pressures pose risks of further cuts in peripheral euro area credit. The measures agreed at the recent European Union (EU) leaders’ summit provide significant steps to address the immediate crisis. Aside from supportive monetary and liquidity policies, the timely implementation of the recently agreed measures, together with further progress on banking and fiscal unions, must be a priority. Uncertainties about the asset quality of banks’ balance sheets must be resolved quickly, with capital injections and restructurings where needed. Growth prospects in other advanced countries and emerging markets have also weakened, leaving them less able to deal with spillovers from the euro area crisis or to address their own home-grown fiscal and financial vulnerabilities. Uncertainties on the fiscal outlook and federal debt ceiling in the United States present a latent risk to financial stability. Text also available in: عربي; 中文; Español; Français; 日本語; Русский.
|July 16, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Weak Global Recovery Depends on Progress in Europe and United States|
An already sluggish global recovery shows signs of further weakness, mainly because of continuing financial problems in Europe and slower-than-expected growth in emerging economies, the IMF said in a regular update to the World Economic Outlook.
|July 10, 2012 -- 2012 Spillover Report - Background Papers|
Subject: Spillovers | Europe | United States | China | Japan | United Kingdom | Euro Area | External shocks | Capital markets | Asset prices | Business cycles | Financial risk | Background papers
|July 09, 2012 -- 2012 Spillover Report|
Subject: Spillovers | Europe | United States | China | Japan | United Kingdom | Euro Area | External shocks | Financial risk
|July 06, 2012 -- Partnership & Recovery - The Shared Path to Global Stability & Growth, Nikkei Symposium Keynote Speech by By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund|
|July 03, 2012 -- Concluding Statement of the 2012 Article IV Mission to The United States of America|
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
|July 03, 2012 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Concluding Statement of the United States IV Consultation|
|July 03, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Modest U.S. Recovery, But Europe a Key Risk|
The U.S economy continues to recover at a tepid pace, while concerns about the euro area debt crisis and uncertainty over domestic fiscal plans are creating a challenging environment for the world’s largest economy, the IMF said after wrapping up its annual review of the U.S. economy.
|July 01, 2012 -- International Capital Flows and Debt Dynamics|
Author/Editor: Martin D. D. Evans
Series: Working Paper No. 12/175
|July 01, 2012 -- Great Recession and Fiscal Squeeze at U.S. Subnational Government Level|
Author/Editor: Jiri Jonas
Series: Working Paper No. 12/184
|July 01, 2012 -- Successful Austerity in the United States, Europe and Japan|
Author/Editor: Giovanni Callegari | Giovanni Melina | Nicoletta Batini
Series: Working Paper No. 12/190
|June 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Rise of Inequality at Center of Global Economic Crisis|
Since the onset of the global economic crisis, some have agonized about growing inequality in parts of the world. Economist Robin Wells blames increasing inequality for destructive spirals of social polarization. In an interview, Wells explains how growing inequality has pervaded all aspects of life.
|June 08, 2012 -- "Completing the Task: Financial Sector Reform for Stability and Growth" Address to the Annual Leaders’ Dialogue Hosted by Süddeutsche Zeitung By Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund|
|June 01, 2012 -- Banks' Liability Structure and Mortgage Lending During the Financial Crisis|
Author/Editor: Jihad Dagher | Kazim Kazimov
Series: Working Paper No. 12/155
|June 01, 2012 -- Leverage? What Leverage? A Deep Dive into the U.S. Flow of Funds in Search of Clues to the Global Crisis|
Author/Editor: Tamim Bayoumi | Ashok Vir Bhatia
Series: Working Paper No. 12/162
|June 01, 2012 -- The Impact of Longevity Improvements on U.S. Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Plans|
Author/Editor: Kisser, Michael | Kiff, John | Oppers, Stefan E. | Soto, Mauricio
Series: Working Paper No. 12/170
|June 01, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Country's Wealth Depends on Citizens' Share of National Pie|
Why are some countries rich and others poor? James Robinson, coauthor of the newly published “Why Nations Fail”, argues that the wealth of a country is most closely tied to how far the average person is able to share in its overall economic growth.
|May 30, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Examining the Crisis Five Years On|
Five years after the first rumblings in the U.S. mortgage market presaged the greatest global financial crisis since the 1930s, the global economy remains in distress, with uncertainty still looming large, according to the new issue of the IMF’s quarterly magazine Finance & Development.
|May 25, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Global Economy Learns to Absorb Oil Price Hikes|
Despite a fourfold increase in oil prices over the past decade, the world has absorbed the price hikes with relatively little disruption due to fundamental changes in the workings of the global economy, and better policies to cope with the rise.