IMFSurvey Magazine: IMF Research
June 09, 2016
Governments should focus on delivering quality public services by effectively managing their wage bill, through adequate fiscal planning, competitive compensation, and employment flexibility, an IMF staff paper says.
May 18, 2016
After rapid economic growth for nearly three decades, China today faces the challenge of economic rebalancing against the backdrop of slow and uncertain global growth, panelists said at a recent conference.
April 25, 2016
Growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region remains subdued owing to low oil prices and deepening regional conflicts, said the IMF in its latest regional assessment.
January 29, 2016
House prices in China have been on a long upward march over the past decade, prompting questions about what the future holds. At a conference last month in Shenzhen, leading analysts of China’s housing markets provided some answers.
October 30, 2015
The Group of Twenty (G20) advanced and emerging market economies has made progress in reducing their large external current account imbalances and some progress on internal imbalances. However, greater policy efforts across the membership are needed for stronger and more sustainable growth, says a newly published IMF analysis.
October 07, 2015
Resource-rich economies face enormous challenges to manage volatile and unpredictable commodity prices. In its latest Fiscal Monitor, the IMF examines how countries can tax and spend wisely so that their oil, gas and metals support strong and stable economic development.
April 13, 2016
In a context of fragile and uneven global economic recovery, a comprehensive policy response is needed to reduce vulnerabilities and improve growth prospects, the IMF said today in the latest Fiscal Monitor.
April 06, 2016
With sluggish growth in many advanced economies, now is a good time to make a big push for additional product and labor market reforms to boost jobs and growth, according to new IMF research.
February 25, 2016
The world is being buffeted by potent and sometimes contradictory demographic changes, all of which pose formidable social, economic, and environmental threats, Harvard professor David E. Bloom writes in the March 2016 issue of F&D magazine.
December 03, 2015
Many low- and lower-middle income countries are seeking to implement modern monetary policy frameworks that better anchor inflation and promote macroeconomic stability and growth, according to a new study from the International Monetary Fund.
November 13, 2015
As the global recovery continues, growth remains uneven and modest overall, with uncertainty and financial market volatility on the rise. At the October 2015 IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, the high-level program of seminars engaged today’s foremost leaders to help pave the way for sustainable solutions.
October 09, 2015
Growth is moderating in Asia, but the region will continue to outperform the rest of the global economy, according to an IMF report on Asia’s economy released on October 9 in Lima, Peru, as part of the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings.
October 06, 2015
The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook foresees lower global growth compared to last year, with modest pickup in advanced economies and a slowing in emerging markets, primarily reflecting weakness in some large emerging economies and oil-exporting countries.
September 28, 2015
Exchange rate movements still have sizable effects on exports and imports, says a new IMF study. IMF economists find that a 10 percent depreciation in a country's currency, adjusted for inflation, boosts net exports by an average 1.5 percent of economic output, mostly within the first year