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World Economic Outlook, April 2010
			: Rebalancing Growth

World Economic Outlook, April 2010 : Rebalancing Growth »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069152.081

ISBN: 9781589069152

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, current account, current account surplus

The global economic recovery is progressing better than expected, but the speed of recovery varies, as outlined in the April 2010 World Economic Outlook. Some countries, notably in Asia, are off to a strong start,...

Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy

Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2010/03

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Olivier Blanchard , Giovanni Dell'Ariccia , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 February 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455224982.004

ISBN: 9781455224982

Keywords: Bank credit, Bank regulations, Bank supervision, Central bank role, Economic policy, Economic stabilization, Financial crisis, Financial intermediation, Fiscal policy, Inflation targeting

The great moderation lulled macroeconomists and policymakers alike in the belief that we knew how to conduct macroeconomic policy. The crisis clearly forces us to question that assessment. In this paper, we review...

World Economic Outlook, October 2009
			: Sustaining the Recovery

World Economic Outlook, October 2009 : Sustaining the Recovery »

Series: World Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 October 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068070.081

ISBN: 9781589068070

Keywords: monetary policy, current account, inflation, banking crises, banking

This edition of the World Economic Outlook explores the prospects for growth in the aftermath of the financial crisis. The fragile nature of the recovery will present many challenges. These include the need for con...

Incorporating Market Information into the Construction of the Fan Chart

Incorporating Market Information into the Construction of the Fan Chart »

Volume/Issue: 2009/178

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Prakash Kannan , and Selim Elekdag

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451873252.001

ISBN: 9781451873252

Keywords: Fan Chart, Balance of Risks, Option Prices, Consensus Forecasts, risk factors, survey, skewness, normal distribution, equation,

This paper develops a simple procedure for incorporating market-based information into the construction of fan charts. Using the International Monetary Fund (IMF)'s global growth forecast as a working example, the...

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Asia and Pacific
			: Global Crisis: The Asian Context

Regional Economic Outlook, May 2009, Asia and Pacific : Global Crisis: The Asian Context »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068407.086

ISBN: 9781589068407

Keywords: recessions, recession, banking, corporate sector, banking crisis

Asia has been hard hit by the global financial crisis. Despite strong fundamentals, its pervasive linkages to the rest of the world have exposed it to the collapse of demand and credit in advanced countries. Export...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Asia and Pacific
			: Building a Sustained Recovery

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2009, Asia and Pacific : Building a Sustained Recovery »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 April 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589068568.086

ISBN: 9781589068568

Keywords: corporate governance, fiscal stimulus, stock market, capital inflows, capital markets

Asia has rebounded fast from the depth of the global crisis. Initially, the region was hit extremely hard, with output in most countries shrinking by much more than even those nations at the epicenter of the crisis...

Yen Bloc or Yuan Bloc
			: An Analysis of Currency Arrangements in East Asia

Yen Bloc or Yuan Bloc : An Analysis of Currency Arrangements in East Asia »

Volume/Issue: 2009/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kazuko Shirono

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451871500.001

ISBN: 9781451871500

Keywords: Currency Union, Gravity Model, currency unions, trade effects, exchange rate, regional trade, bilateral trade,

This paper examines the role of Japan against that of China in the exchange rate regime in East Asia in light of growing interest in forming a currency union in the region. The analysis suggests that currency union...

IMF Survey, Volume 37, Issue 11

IMF Survey, Volume 37, Issue 11 »

Volume/Issue: 37/11

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451968064.023

ISBN: 9781451968064

Keywords: financial markets, financial system, international monetary fund, member countries, regulatory framework

World Economic Outlook Update, IMF's Future role Debated, Poor Countries Face Crisis Impact, Eastern Europe's Currency Risk, Interview with Hamad Al Suwaidi, Mideast-Central Asia Outlook, Pacific Islands Face Press...

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2008, Asia and Pacific

Regional Economic Outlook, November 2008, Asia and Pacific »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 November 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067615.086

ISBN: 9781589067615

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, pension, pension funds, pension fund

The November 2008 Asia and Pacific REO focuses on the difficult economic environment facing policymakers in the region. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the outlook for the region. With growth slowing, and the glo...

IMF Survey, Volume 37, Issue 08

IMF Survey, Volume 37, Issue 08 »

Volume/Issue: 37/8

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 August 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451967906.023

ISBN: 9781451967906

Keywords: inflation, advanced economies, commodity prices, emerging economies, developing economies

Growth, inflation, subprime market crisis, technical assistance, Ghana, fiscal discipline, money laundering, social spending, wage bill ceilings, housing bust, Japan, Lipsky, Swaziland, foreign direct investment, n...