|The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 06, 2015. Listed below are items related to the United States, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).
|July 22, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Central America Grapples with Policy Responses to Global Risks|
Economic growth in Central America—home to approximately 40 million people—is expected to be about 4 percent in 2011, but rising energy prices and the tepid recovery in the United States are creating a challenging environment for the region’s policymakers.
|July 19, 2011 -- Transcript of a Teleconference Call on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 Article IV Consultation with Japan|
|July 11, 2011 -- Consolidated Spillover Report - Implications from the Analysis of the Systemic-5|
Subject: Spillovers | United States | China | United Kingdom | Japan | Europe | Euro Area | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | External sector | Cross country analysis
|July 01, 2011 -- Is there a Role for Funding in Explaining Recent U.S. Banks' Failures?|
Author/Editor: Pierluigi Bologna
Series: Working Paper No. 11/180
|June 29, 2011 -- Concluding Statement of the 2011 Article IV Mission to The United States of America|
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
|June 29, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s 2011 U.S. Article IV Concluding Mission Statement|
|June 29, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Tepid U.S. Recovery Poses Challenge for Policy Balance|
The U.S. economy continues to recover at a modest pace, but has hit a soft patch. Concerns about risks, including the lack of a credible deficit reduction plan, persist, the IMF said after wrapping up its annual review of the world’s largest economy.
|June 21, 2011 -- “The Challenges of Economic Policy Cooperation” By John Lipsky – Acting Managing Director, International Monetary Fund|
|June 20, 2011 -- Financial Market Update: |
Since the publication of the April 2011 Global Financial Stability Report (GFSR), financial risks have risen for three reasons. First, while a multi-speed global recovery remains the base case, downside risks to this baseline have increased. Second, concern about debt sustainability and support for adjustment efforts in Europe’s periphery is leading to market pressures and worries about potential contagion. Political risks are also raising questions about medium term fiscal adjustment in a few advanced countries, notably, the United States and Japan. Third, notwithstanding some recent pullback in risk appetite, the prolonged period of low interest rates may push investors into riskier assets in a “search for yield.” This trend has the potential to build financial imbalances for the future, particularly in some emerging markets. Against these tensions, deep-seated challenges remain. Although there has been progress, improvements in financial system robustness have been insufficient so far. Markets may lose patience and become disorderly if political developments derail momentum on fiscal consolidation and financial repair and reform. Given these risks, policymakers need to accelerate actions to address long-standing financial vulnerabilities as outlined in the GFSR, before the window of opportunity to do so closes.
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|June 17, 2011 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook, Global Financial Stability Report and Fiscal Monitor Updates|
|June 17, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Global Growth Hits Soft Patch, Expected to Rebound|
The global economy, hit by slowdowns in Japan and the United States, is expected to reaccelerate in the second half of the year, but growth remains unbalanced and concerted action by major economies is needed to avoid lurking dangers, the IMF says in its latest forecast.
|June 15, 2011 -- Changing Patterns of Global Trade|
Subject: International trade | United States | Japan | China | Euro Area | Export markets | Trade integration | Exports | Supply elasticity | Demand elasticity | Export prices | Export growth
|June 10, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Supporting Aging Populations as Demographics Shift|
Demographic changes are threatening the ability of many countries to provide a decent standard of living for the old without imposing a crushing burden on the young, says the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine in a cover story. The world’s population is projected to rise to 9 billion by 2050.
|June 01, 2011 -- Inflation Dynamics and the Great Recession|
Author/Editor: Sandeep Mazumder | Laurence M. Ball
Series: Working Paper No. 11/121
|June 01, 2011 -- Global and Regional Spillovers to GCC Equity Markets|
Author/Editor: Tahsin Saadi Sedik | Oral Williams
Series: Working Paper No. 11/138
|May 05, 2011 -- IMF Survey: U.S. Unemployment: Matching Skills to Jobs|
With the onset of economic recovery in the United States, unemployment has started to fall, but quite slowly, and long-term unemployment remains alarmingly high. The slow pace of labor market recovery has sparked concerns about whether deeper structural factors are impeding the recovery.
|May 02, 2011 -- The Global Economic Situation and Its Impact on the Transatlantic Relationship by John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund|
|May 01, 2011 -- Has the Great Recession Raised U.S. Structural Unemployment?|
Author/Editor: Marcello M. Estevão | Evridiki Tsounta
Series: Working Paper No. 11/105
|May 01, 2011 -- New Evidenceon Cyclical and Structural Sources of Unemployment|
Author/Editor: Jinzhu Chen | Bharat Trehan | Prakash Kannan | Prakash Loungani
Series: Working Paper No. 11/106
|April 18, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Governments' Role in Economy at Heart of Debts, Deficits Debate|
The current discussion about countries cutting public debts and deficits has reopened the larger philosophical debate about the role of government in a country's economy.