The objective of IMF Staff Papers is to publish high-quality research on a variety of topics of interest to a broad audience including academics and policymakers in the member countries of the Fund. IMF Staff Papers is open to outside submissions. The papers selected for publication in the journal are subject to an extensive review process using both internal and external referees. IMF Staff Papers also welcomes outside comments, criticisms, and interesting replications of published work. The views presented in published papers are those of the authors and should not be attributed to or reported as reflecting the position of the IMF, its Executive Board, or any other organization mentioned herein.
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