Insights and Analysis on Economics and Finance
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21 марта, 14:56

The Economic Scars of Crises and Recessions

By Valerie Cerra and Sweta C. Saxena March 21, 2018 New study finds that all types of recessions lead to permanent losses in output and welfare (photo: Peshkov/iStock by GettyImages). Economic recessions are typically described […]

20 марта, 21:53

Adapting to Climate Change—Three Success Stories

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By Evgenia Pugacheva and Mico Mrkaic March 20, 2018 When governments subsidize private investment in adaptation, the economic costs of extreme weather events can be reduced (photo: Leolintang/iStock by Getty Images). Climate change is one […]

16 марта, 21:04

A Framework for Currency Unions and IMF Lending

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By Sean Hagan and Hugh Bredenkamp March 16, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic),  中文 (Chinese), Русский (Russian) New guidance approved by the IMF represents an important step in how the Fund supports members of currency unions undertaking adjustment […]

15 марта, 18:09

Policy Actions to Sustain Growth and Guard Against Risks

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By Christine Lagarde March 15, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic),  中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French),  日本語 (Japanese),  Русский (Russian) Even though the sun still shines on the global economy, there are more clouds on the horizon (iStock by GettyImages). When the Group […]

13 марта, 16:18

Addressing the Dark Side of the Crypto World

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By Christine Lagarde March 13, 2018 Versions in  عربي (Arabic),  中文 (Chinese), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese), Русский (Russian) The same reason crypto-assets like Bitcoin are so appealing is also what makes them dangerous (iStock by GettyImages). Whether Bitcoin’s value goes up or Bitcoin’s value […]

12 марта, 14:59

Fintech Quiz: How Much Do You Know?

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By IMFBlog March 12, 2018 Rapid advances in digital technology are transforming the financial services landscape (iStock by Getty Images). From artificial intelligence to cryptography, rapid advances in digital technology are transforming the financial services […]

09 марта, 15:53

Beware of Strike-it-Rich Euphoria: the Curse of Potential Oil Wealth

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By IMFBlog March 9, 2018 (photo: Nielubieklonu/iStock). The resource curse, or paradox of plenty, is when countries with an abundance of natural resources suffer stagnant economic growth or even contraction. In this podcast, World Bank […]

07 марта, 17:07

Welfare Versus GDP: What Makes People Better Off

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By Geoffrey Bannister and Alexandros Mourmouras March 7, 2018 Oslo, Norway. In rich countries like Norway, that have greater life expectancy, more leisure, and lower inequality, measured well-being is higher than income (photo: iStock by […]

05 марта, 17:07

Ending Harassment Helps #TheEconomyToo

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By Christine Lagarde, Corinne Deléchat, and Monique Newiak March 5, 2018 Versions in عربي (Arabic),  中文 (Chinese), Español (Spanish), Français (French), 日本語 (Japanese), Português (Portuguese) Women who live in countries with stronger protection against harassment, including at work, are more likely to open a bank account, […]

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01 марта, 19:32

The Struggle to Manage Debt

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By Christoph Rosenberg March 1, 2018 Good economic times offer an opportunity to tackle budget deficits The global economy has a spring in its step. Growth is picking up, and we at the IMF have […]

28 февраля, 15:49

Money Sent Home by Migrants Buffers Income Shocks

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By Kimberly Beaton, Luis Catão and Zsoka Koczan February 28, 2018 Western Union, Singapore: In 2015, migrants sent home $441 billion – almost three times the total value of official development assistance (photo: iStock by […]

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26 февраля, 16:00

Chart of the Week: China’s Thrift, and What to Do About It

February 26, 2018 By IMFBlog A pedestrian walks in front of a branch of the Postal Savings Bank of China in Nanjing. China’s saving rate is one of the world’s highest (photo: Imagine China/Newscom). What […]