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Annual Research Conference 2014

The International Monetary Fund will hold the Fifteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 13–14, 2014.



The International Monetary Fund (IMF) in collaboration with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) and the Deutsche Bundesbank are hosting a two-day conference on financial networks at the IMF’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C on May 8-9, 2014.


IMF Working Paper

On the eve of financial crisis, a number of euro area countries faced large current account deficits. A new IMF finds that a persistent failure to adjust to trade deficits as loans were replacing declining transfers also contributed growing imbalances through declining transfers and subsequently rising net income payments.


IMF Working Paper

This paper shows that pre-crisis corporate balance sheet deterioration and labor market duality can help explain the large employment growth differences among EU members since 2008. Countries where corporate balance sheets had deteriorated most, and where labor market duality hampered wage flexibility saw much larger employment losses than others.


IMF Working Paper

The less 'transparent' emerging markets are, the more they are hit by shocks emanating from financial centers. A new IMF paper provides a simple model and empirical evidence from bond and stock markets in line with this notion. Enhancing transparency can help reduce some of the unpleasant side effects of financial globalization.

Researchers at the IMF

Alberto Martin, Visiting Fellow Alberto Martin

Alberto Martin is a visiting fellow in the Research Department on leave from the Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional (CREI) and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, where he respectively serves as a Senior Researcher and a Research Professor. He is also a Research Affiliate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research (London) and a member of the editorial board of the Review of Economic Studies.
Martin's research lies at the intersection of macroeconomics and finance, and it has been published in leading journals including the American Economic Review andthe Journal of Finance.

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World Economic Outlook on Google Public Data Explorer

World Economic Outlook on Google Public Data Explorer offers select indicators from the latest online WEO database, such as GDP growth and inflation.