IMF

Sep 2, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

IMF Emphasizes Need for Fiscal Reform

An IMF paper released today details the long-run fiscal outlook for the G7 nations. Authors Carlo Cottarelli and Andrea Schaechter wrote about the...
Jul 9, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

The IMF's Fiscal Prescription for the US

The IMF just released its experts' assessment of the US economic and fiscal outlook to the public (although it was dated June 21). The report...
Jul 8, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Some Wise Words from the IMF

Last week, Murilo Portugal, the Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, gave the opening speech at the IMF Forum in Stockholm. In his remarks, he...
Jun 28, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Ten Commandments

Unbeknownst to the public, Olivier Blanchard and Carlo Cottarelli ascended Mt. Sinai at some point earlier this year. Last week, they came down with...

Carlo Cottarelli Joins the Announcement Effect Club

You might have missed it yesterday, but during the second meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, IMF Director...

Iceland Ash Blanket Settles Over World Economy

Airline traffic may not be the only thing slowed by Iceland’s volcanic eruptions. The slow-moving, fragile economic recovery may take a hit as...
Apr 21, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Need for Reducing Sovereign Debt Risk, according to the IMF

With global recovery underway but still fragile, reducing government (sovereign) debt risk is important, so that global economic recovery can be...

IMF Says our Economies are Looking Better, but the Outlook is still Fragile

According to the IMF, we are entering a new phase of the economic and financial crisis: the world has averted a depression, a recovery is taking hold...
Feb 25, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

IMF Paper Outlines Fiscal and Monetary Exit Strategies

The IMF just recently released a new report, Exiting from Crisis Intervention Policies, arguing that as the crisis winds down, it is more important...

Fiscal Policy Rules: What Works

Last month, the International Monetary Fund released a report identifying successful measures that countries should keep in mind as they cope with...

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