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Rethinking Macro Policy III: Progress or Confusion?

How should macro policy look once the crisis is finally over? An upcoming IMF Conference "Rethinking Macro Policy III: Progress or Confusion?" seeks to address this issue. In a blog, Olivier Blanchard previews the key issues.


Financing for Development

Geneva, April 15-17, 2015

The conference brings together scholars to discuss new and enduring questions in development finance for Low-Income Developing Countries. The core objective of this three-day conference is to propose to the post-2015 development agenda innovative strategies aimed at catalyzing domestic and external financing from the official and private sectors. Access the LIVE webcast from the conference page.


IMF Global Housing Watch

The International Monetary has launched the Global Housing Watch, a webpage that tracks developments in housing markets across the world on a quarterly basis. The Housing Watch provides current data on house prices as well as metrics used to assess valuation in housing markets, such as house price-to-rent and house-price-to-income ratios.


Remittances and Macroeconomic Volatility in African Countries

Author/Editor: Ahmat Jidoud
Over the recent years, officially recorded remittances flows in Africa have reached substantial amounts. A recent IMF paper finds that, while remittances help at reducing macroeconomic volatility in African countries, their impact hinges on the response of labor supply and the strength of financial frictions. Read more...


Asset Bubbles: Re-thinking Policy for the Age of Asset Management

Author/Editor: Bradley Jones
A new IMF paper offers reflections on why bubbles in capital markets will likely continue to threaten economic stability. Emphasis is placed on the business risk of asset managers which motivates institutional herding and ‘rational bubble-riding.’ Remedial policies need to look beyond standard macroprudential and monetary measures to address the design of principal-agent contracts and financial benchmarks. Read more...


World Economic Outlook

Uneven Growth: Short- and Long-Term Factors, April 2015

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Global Financial Stability Report

April 2015

Navigating Monetary Policy Challenges and Managing Risks

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Fiscal Monitor

April 2015

Now Is the Time: Fiscal Policies for Sustainable Growth


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Regional Economic Reports

October 2014

Discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions.

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G-20 Surveillance Notes
G-20 Surveillance Notes

Notes provided by the IMF staff ahead of a series of meetings held by the G-20 deputies and ministers.

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Sampawende J-A. Tapsoba works in the Fiscal Affairs Department and has experience on a variety of advanced, emerging, and low-income countries. He holds a PhD in International Economics from Clermont School of Economics (France). His research interests cover international and development economics including inclusive growth, fiscal and monetary policies, regional integration, and foreign aid. He published in academic and policy journals including African Development Review, Economic Modelling, Economics Bulletin, Journal of African Economies, Review of Development Economics, and The World Economy. Read more

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