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Euro at 20 Conference

The Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the IMF Economic Review will hold a joint conference on "The Euro at 20". Since its launch in January 1999, the euro project has received much praise as well as criticism. As the currency is about to turn twenty, the conference will take stock of the euro’s performance. The conference will be hosted by Central Bank of Ireland and will take place in Dublin, Ireland on June 25-26, 2018. Read more...


Tax Policy Measures in Advanced and Emerging Economies: A Novel Database

Author/Editor: David Amaglobeli; Valerio Crispolti; Era Dabla-Norris; Pooja Karnane; Florian Misch
This paper describes a new, comprehensive database of tax policy measures in 23 advanced and emerging market economies over the last four decades. We extract this information from more than 900 OECD Economic Surveys and 37,000 tax-related news from the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation using text-mining techniques. Read more...


Real Exchange Rates, Economic Complexity, and Investment

Author/Editor: Steve Brito; Nicolas E Magud; Sebastian Sosa
In this paper, the authors show that the response of firm-level investment to real exchange rate movements varies depending on the production structure of the economy. Firms in advanced economies and in emerging Asia increase investment when the domestic currency weakens, in line with the traditional Mundell-Fleming model. Read more...


IMF Global Housing Watch

The Global Housing Watch is 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. Access the data and read the latest report.


World Economic Outlook

NEW: World Economic Outlook, April 2018, Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change

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Global Financial Stability Report

April 2018

A Bumpy Road Ahead

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Fiscal Monitor

April 2018

Analytical Chapter


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Regional Economic Reports

May 2018

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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Macro Research for Development

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Having weathered the 2008-09 financial crises, most low-income countries (LICs) have reported steady growth since early 2010.

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