IMFSurvey Magazine: IMF Research
October 09, 2015
Growth is moderating in Asia, but the region will continue to outperform the rest of the global economy, according to an IMF report on Asia’s economy released on October 9 in Lima, Peru, as part of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
October 07, 2015
Resource-rich economies face enormous challenges to manage volatile and unpredictable commodity prices. In its latest Fiscal Monitor, the IMF examines how countries can tax and spend wisely so that their oil, gas and metals support strong and stable economic development.
September 28, 2015
With a weak outlook for commodity prices, particularly for energy and metals, growth in commodity-exporting emerging and developing economies could slow further over the next few years, says a new study.
September 22, 2015
Countries should drive their own development, but working together, the international community can turn the picture of sustainable development envisaged by the SDGs from aspiration into reality, says IMF Chief Lagarde.
July 28, 2015
If the world’s largest economies took steps to reduce excess external imbalances, they could improve prospects for sustained global growth and financial stability, according to a new IMF analysis.
July 17, 2015
Energy subsidies are projected at US$5.3 trillion in 2015, or 6.5 percent of global GDP, according to a recent IMF study. Most of this arises from countries setting energy taxes below levels that fully reflect the environmental damage associated with energy consumption.
July 14, 2015
While lower oil prices can mean significant losses in revenue for some oil exporting countries, consumers should be paying less for fuel and have more money to spend. IMF’s Aasim Husain says the higher spending will be good for global growth.
June 30, 2015
Amid a recovery from the financial crisis that continues to disappoint and growing fear that the global economy is entering a prolonged period of mediocre growth, a new IMF study says that fiscal policy can actually lift potential growth.
April 29, 2015
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to decline for a fifth consecutive year—dipping below 1 percent in 2015—although there are clear differences along North-South lines, the IMF said in its latest regional forecast.
April 14, 2015
Global growth prospects are uneven across major economies, says the IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook (WEO). In advanced economies, growth is projected to strengthen in 2015 relative to 2014, but in emerging market and developing economies it is expected to be weaker.
October 06, 2015
The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook foresees lower global growth compared to last year, with modest pickup in advanced economies and a slowing in emerging markets, primarily reflecting weakness in some large emerging economies and oil-exporting countries.
September 28, 2015
Exchange rate movements still have sizable effects on exports and imports, says a new IMF study. IMF economists find that a 10 percent depreciation in a country's currency, adjusted for inflation, boosts net exports by an average 1.5 percent of economic output, mostly within the first year
August 31, 2015
Olivier Blanchard will step down as Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF's Research Department at the end of September. In an interview, Blanchard talks about global economic issues, the IMF's role in furthering economic and financial stability, and what it was like to be in the hot-seat job of chief economist.
July 23, 2015
Accommodative monetary policies in systemic advanced economies can have a positive impact on economic activity in other countries, according to a new IMF analysis on the “spillover” impact of policies on other economies.
July 17, 2015
In a continuation of their ongoing work on inequality, IMF economists have found a decline in unionization and the erosion of minimum wages to be associated with rising inequality in advanced economies. But these findings are not necessarily a blanket recommendation for higher unionization and minimum wages.
July 09, 2015
Moderate growth continues, with global growth forecast to be slightly down for 2015, reflecting an unexpected setback to economic activity in the first quarter of 2015, mostly in North America, says the IMF’s latest WEO Update.
June 18, 2015
On average, about 30 percent of the potential value of public investment is lost to inefficiencies in the investment process, and closing this efficiency gap could substantially increase the economic dividends from public investment.
April 30, 2015
Latin America’s bold fiscal stimulus in 2009 cushioned the impact of the global financial crisis, but the increase in spending has proved difficult to reverse, even as growth recovered, according to a new IMF study.