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World Economic Outlook, April 2017

Gaining Momentum?

The latest report shows that global economic activity is finally picking up, but structural impediments and a balance of risks tilted to the downside remain.

United States: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

United States: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: United States : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United States

Volume/Issue: 2019/174

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498320993

Keywords: Interest rates, Unemployment, National income, Gross domestic product, Economic growth, medium-term, fund rate, FOMC, U.S. economy, federal fund rate

The U.S. economy is in the longest expansion in recorded history. Unemployment is at levels not seen since the late 1960s, real wages are rising, and inflationary pressures remain subdued. Economic activity, while...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the United States

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the United States »

Source: United States : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United States

Volume/Issue: 2019/174

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498320993

Keywords: Interest rates, Unemployment, National income, Gross domestic product, Economic growth, medium-term, fund rate, FOMC, U.S. economy, federal fund rate

The U.S. economy is in the longest expansion in recorded history. Unemployment is at levels not seen since the late 1960s, real wages are rising, and inflationary pressures remain subdued. Economic activity, while...

Statement by the Staff Representative on the United States June 21, 2019

Statement by the Staff Representative on the United States June 21, 2019 »

Source: United States : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United States

Volume/Issue: 2019/174

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498320993

Keywords: Interest rates, Unemployment, National income, Gross domestic product, Economic growth, medium-term, fund rate, FOMC, U.S. economy, federal fund rate

The U.S. economy is in the longest expansion in recorded history. Unemployment is at levels not seen since the late 1960s, real wages are rising, and inflationary pressures remain subdued. Economic activity, while...

Statement by Mr. Rosen, Executive Director, Ms. Pollard, Senior Advisor, and Ms. Crane, Advisor on the United States June 21, 2019

Statement by Mr. Rosen, Executive Director, Ms. Pollard, Senior Advisor, and Ms. Crane, Advisor on the United States June 21, 2019 »

Source: United States : 2019 Article IV Consultation - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the United States

Volume/Issue: 2019/174

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498320993

Keywords: Interest rates, Unemployment, National income, Gross domestic product, Economic growth, medium-term, fund rate, FOMC, U.S. economy, federal fund rate

The U.S. economy is in the longest expansion in recorded history. Unemployment is at levels not seen since the late 1960s, real wages are rising, and inflationary pressures remain subdued. Economic activity, while...

Pursuing Women's Economic Empowerment

Pursuing Women's Economic Empowerment »

Source: Pursuing Women's Economic Empowerment

Volume/Issue: 2018/029

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2018

ISBN: 9781498308526

Keywords: Total factor productivity, Labor force participation, Low-income developing countries, Labor market reforms, Gross national product, gender gap, gender inequality, gender equality, IMF, inequality

"The economic and social imperative for women's economic empowerment is clear. Greater gender equality boosts economic growth and leads to better development outcomes. It contributes to reducing income inequality a...

Quota Formula Review - Initial Considerations

Quota Formula Review - Initial Considerations »

Source: Quota Formula Review - Initial Considerations

Volume/Issue: 2012/084

Series: Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 October 2012

ISBN: 9781498340908

Keywords: Quota calculations, Quota distribution, Quota formulas, Quotas, National income, Economic stabilization, Economic growth, Balance of payments, International investment position, quota share

The Board of Governors has asked the Executive Board to complete a comprehensive review of the quota formula by January 2013. This review is an mportant part of the 2010 quota and governance reforms. At the Seoul S...

Gender Budgeting in G7 Countries

Gender Budgeting in G7 Countries »

Source: Gender Budgeting in G7 Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/021

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2017

ISBN: 9781498346849

Keywords: Financial management information systems, Personal income taxes, National budgets, Fiscal policy, Social welfare programs, gender-related, gender equality, PFM, advanced country, work history

At the request of the Italian Presidency of the G7, the IMF has prepared a paper on gender-budgeting as a contribution to the G7 initiative on equality. The paper provides an overview of gender-responsive budgeting...

Quotas - Data Update and Simulations

Quotas - Data Update and Simulations »

Source: Quotas - Data Update and Simulations

Volume/Issue: 2016/052

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2016

ISBN: 9781498345361

Keywords: Databases, Quota calculations, Quota formulas, Quotas, Financial statistics, National income, Least developed countries, Balance of payments, Foreign exchange reserves, quota share

The quota database has been updated by one year through 2014. Overall, the results of the update continue the broad trends observed in previous updates, but the shifts between the main country groups are generally...

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa*

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa* »

Source: Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484344880

Keywords: Supply and demand, Financial statistics, National income, Financial crises, Business cycles, macroeconomic fluctuations, low income countries, developing economies, comparative studies of countries, SSA

We compare business cycle fluctuations in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Our main results are as follows: (i) African economies stand out by their macroeconomic volatility, whi...

Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2015

Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2015 »

Source: Macroeconomic Developments and Prospects in Low-Income Developing Countries - 2015

Volume/Issue: 2015/073

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 November 2015

ISBN: 9781498343978

Keywords: Capital inflows, Commodity price fluctuations, Commodity prices, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Exports, Low-income developing countries, External sector, Balance of payments, National income

This paper examines macroeconomic developments and prospects in low-income developing countries (LIDCs) against the back-drop of a sharp fall in international commodity prices. The focus here-by contrast with IMF (...