Cross-Cutting Themes in Major Article IV Consultations

Date: August 14, 2009
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Summary:This paper is part of a broader on-going effort to bring a more cross-country perspective to bilateral surveillance, taking advantage of a cluster of Article IV consultations with five systemically important economies concluded in July. With the five economies—the United States, the Euro area, China, Japan, and the United Kingdom—accounting for two-thirds of global output and three quarters of capital flows, the nature of linkages and consistency of policy responses across the systemic five (S5) has important implications for the world economy.

Series : Policy Paper
Subject(s): Article IV consultations | United States | Europe | Japan | Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009 | Financial crisis | Spillovers | Banking systems | Credit risk | Monetary policy | Fiscal policy | Risk management | Background papers | Staff studies in progress