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IMF Warns of Fiscal Gimmickry

The IMF has a new report out called "Accounting Devices and Fiscal Illusions," a handy guide to different types of fiscal trickery...
Sep 23, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

IMF Highlights Need For a Fiscal Plan

Earlier this week, the IMF released its latest World Economic Outlook (WEO), with a section devoted to the fiscal situation of the U.S. The IMF aptly...
Jul 27, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

IMF Report Calls for Balanced, Comprehensive Fiscal Reform Plan

Earlier this week, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its annual report The United States: 2011 Article IV Consultation, highlighting the...

The IMF on Fiscal Adjustments

As we have been looking at a number of fiscal plans for the US recently, the IMF has a useful appendix in its most recent Fiscal Monitor on...

It's Baaaaaaaaaaack: Simpson-Bowles Is Reappearing

It's an interesting time in the fiscal policy world right now. A lot of uncertainty is up in the air about what will happen with our deficits and...

‘Line’ Items: Super Bowl Edition

Game On – The Super Bowl in Texas won’t be until Sunday, but Washington had its own big game last week as President Obama gave his State of the Union...

IMF to the United States: Adopt a Credible Fiscal Plan for the Medium-Run

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook update today, on the eve of two big moments for U.S. fiscal policy -...

‘Line’ Items: State of the Union Edition

What Will He Say? – On Tuesday President Obama will avail himself of one of the most effective tools a President has to shape the Washington...

MARKETWATCH: December 13– December 16, 2010

Nearing the end of the week, markets are still wrestling with the same cross-currents they faced last week, but with a new wrinkle - Spain.The growth...
Oct 28, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

How to Build a Fiscal Consolidation Package: Some Lessons from the IMF

“Virtually all advanced economies are likely to conduct fiscal consolidation at some point in the future to put their fiscal positions back on...

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