IMFSurvey Magazine: IMF Research
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
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.
February 26, 2015
Today’s job market demands more specialized skills, with migration and technology helping—not hurting—chances of high-quality employment, according to the March 2015 issue of Finance & Development (F&D) magazine.
December 01, 2014
The December issue of the IMF’s Finance & Development magazine looks at the fight for global health, including the battle against infectious diseases such as Ebola fever and noncommunicable diseases such as cancer and mental health disorders.
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.
April 07, 2015
Since the onset of the global financial crisis, many economies have faced lower growth in their productive capacity, which may slow the rise of living standards in the future, according to a new study by the IMF.
December 09, 2014
The decline in economic growth in the euro area due to the financial crisis accounts for half the increase in youth unemployment in the region, according to IMF staff research released today.
November 17, 2014
Improving the efficiency of public infrastructure investment across many oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa and the Caucasus and Central Asia is now more important than ever, a new IMF study says.
September 30, 2014
In the current global environment of sub-par growth, there is a strong case for increasing public investment in countries where conditions are right, finds a new study released in the IMF’s World Economic Outlook.
August 27, 2014
The IMF’s Finance & Development (F&D) magazine marks its golden anniversary with a number of special features in its recently released September issue on the future of the global economy and a look back at how things have changed over the past 50 years.