IMFSurvey Magazine: Interview
June 17, 2016
Tens of billions of tax dollars go uncollected in developing countries every year, and whether it is because governments do not have the tools to implement tax policies or because there are not enough taxpayers on their books, the lost revenue often leaves a country unable to provide basic services to its people.
May 10, 2016
An upcoming IMF conference will examine the role that the law plays in contributing to financial stability, and the need to empower regulators and enhance transparency and accountability in the financial sector.
January 04, 2016
Maury Obstfeld joined the IMF in September as Economic Counsellor and Director of Research. In an interview, he reviews the major economic developments of the past year and looks ahead to 2016.
November 25, 2015
At a recent IMF forum, George Akerlof, 2001 Nobel Laureate in Economics, discussed his new book, Phishing for Phools, which is based on the idea that free market forces can produce systemic harm by exploiting human weaknesses.
October 13, 2015
The Democratic Republic of the Congo exemplifies the difficulty that many developing countries have in transforming mineral wealth into inclusive growth. The IMF's latest annual economic assessment indicates that while growth rates for 2014 were as high as 9.2 percent, poverty rates in the DRC are among the highest in the world.
March 15, 2016
Indonesia, one of the best performing emerging market economies, can take its economic success to the next level by more investment, particularly in infrastructure, and finding new sources of economic growth, says the IMF in its annual assessment.
January 15, 2016
About a year after its inauguration, Oussama Kanaan, Director of the IMF’s Middle East Center for Economics and Finance (CEF) in Kuwait, talks about expanding the center’s training capacity to tackle rising global challenges.
December 23, 2015
In a recent visit to the IMF, Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent brought to life the economic and financial history of the United States, with stories of how debt limits have evolved over the years before and since the creation of the Bretton Woods Institutions.
December 15, 2015
The IMF’s work agenda focuses on refining and adapting the institution’s core activities to support member countries as they face challenges posed by ongoing transitions in the global economy.
December 02, 2015
Sweden’s economy is performing well, with growth set to remain strong in the near term. But housing prices and household debt are elevated and rising, and unemployment is high among some groups.
August 14, 2015
Spain enjoys a remarkable rebound in economic activity, but sustaining job-rich growth over the medium term will require continued policy efforts, says the IMF’s annual review of the country.
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.