United States : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 25, 2011

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The note delves on the U.S. housing market outlook, the potential benefits of mitigating distressed sales household deleveraging, and the recovery. Policies to facilitate labor market adjustment to reduce the large employment volatility without affecting efficient labor allocation could prevent problems. U.S. firms are hoarding money but it is likely to be spent to boost firms’ capital expenditure, rather than kept as precautionary balances. The note discusses commodity price shocks affecting Treasury inflation protected securities (TIPS), budget institutions for federal fiscal consolidation, and mortgage delinquencies in the United States.

Series:

Country Report No. 11/202

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 25, 2011

ISBN/ISSN:

9781462317356/1934-7685

Stock No:

1USAEA2011002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

87

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