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CHAPTER 2. COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

CHAPTER 2. COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

United States and Canada: Prognosis for the Downturn The United States has been at the center of the intensifying global financial storm discussed in Chapter 1, and the economy is no...

CHAPTER 2 COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES

CHAPTER 2 COUNTRY AND REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351199

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, current account, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

The global economy has slowed, financial volatility and investor risk aversion have sharply increased, and performance has continued to diverge across regions (Figure 2.1). In the United States,...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

The Statistical Appendix presents historical data, as well as projections. It comprises five sections: Assumptions, What’s New, Data and Conventions, Classification of Countries, and Statistical Tables....

CHAPTER 4 SEPARATED AT BIRTH? THE TWIN BUDGET AND TRADE BALANCES

CHAPTER 4 SEPARATED AT BIRTH? THE TWIN BUDGET AND TRADE BALANCES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351199

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, current account, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

How do changes in taxes and government spending affect an economy’s external balance? Based on a historical analysis of documented fiscal policy changes and on model simulations, this chapter fi...

CHAPTER 6. DIVERGENCE OF CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCES ACROSS EMERGING ECONOMIES

CHAPTER 6. DIVERGENCE OF CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCES ACROSS EMERGING ECONOMIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

The pattern of current account balances across emerging economies has become much more diverse in recent years than during the early 1990s, particularly between emerging Asia and Europe. 1...

STATISTICAL APPENDIX

STATISTICAL APPENDIX »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351199

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, current account, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

The Statistical Appendix presents historical data as well as projections. It comprises five sections: Assumptions, What’s New, Data and Conventions, Classification of Countries, and Statistical Tables....

CHAPTER 4. FINANCIAL STRESS AND ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS

CHAPTER 4. FINANCIAL STRESS AND ECONOMIC DOWNTURNS »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

The financial turmoil that began in the summer of 2007 has mutated into a full-blown crisis, encompassing broader securities markets and the banking systems of several advanced economies. How will macroecono...

CHAPTER 1 GLOBAL PROSPECTS AND POLICIES

CHAPTER 1 GLOBAL PROSPECTS AND POLICIES »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351199

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, current account, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

Slowing Global Activity Activity has weakened significantly (Figure 1.1), following a number of quarters of growth broadly in line with World Economic Outlook (WEO) projections. The...

CHAPTER 3 TARGET WHAT YOU CAN HIT: COMMODITY PRICE SWINGS AND MONETARY POLICY

CHAPTER 3 TARGET WHAT YOU CAN HIT: COMMODITY PRICE SWINGS AND MONETARY POLICY »

Source: World Economic Outlook, September 2011 : Slowing Growth, Rising Risks

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2011

ISBN: 9781616351199

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, current account, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation

This chapter examines the inflationary effects of commodity price movements and the appropriate monetary policy response. Commodity prices tend to have stronger and longer-lasting effects on inf...

CHAPTER 5. FISCAL POLICY AS A COUNTERCYCLICAL TOOL

CHAPTER 5. FISCAL POLICY AS A COUNTERCYCLICAL TOOL »

Source: World Economic Outlook, October 2008 : Financial Stress, Downturns, and Recoveries

Series: World Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2008

ISBN: 9781589067585

Keywords: inflation, current account, fiscal policy, monetary policy, commodity prices

In recent months, as economies have been buffeted by falling asset prices, rising costs for raw materials and credit, and waning confidence, there have been renewed calls for governments to actively use fisc...