The Q&A in this issue features seven questions about policy options for emerging market countries (by Marcos Chamon, Chris Crowe, and Jun Il Kim); research summaries on “Does Trade and Financial Globalization Cause Income Inequality?” (by Chris Papageorgiou) and “The Current Account of Oil-Exporting Countries (by Irineu E. de Carvalho Filho); an article on the launch of the IMF’s new research journal, IMF Economic Review, and the contents of the upcoming IMF Staff Papers, which the new the new journal will succeed in 2010; an article on the upcoming Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference; a listing of visiting scholars at the IMF during July–September 2009; and listings of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Position Notes.

Abstract

The Q&A in this issue features seven questions about policy options for emerging market countries (by Marcos Chamon, Chris Crowe, and Jun Il Kim); research summaries on “Does Trade and Financial Globalization Cause Income Inequality?” (by Chris Papageorgiou) and “The Current Account of Oil-Exporting Countries (by Irineu E. de Carvalho Filho); an article on the launch of the IMF’s new research journal, IMF Economic Review, and the contents of the upcoming IMF Staff Papers, which the new the new journal will succeed in 2010; an article on the upcoming Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference; a listing of visiting scholars at the IMF during July–September 2009; and listings of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Position Notes.

Staff Position Notes

The International Monetary Fund's new policy paper series called Staff Position Notes showcases policy-related analysis and research by IMF departments. The papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. To access the series, point your browser to www.imf.org/external/ns/cs.aspx?id=236.

No. 09/11

Fiscal Multipliers

Antonio Spilimbergo, Steve Symansky, and Martin Schindler

No. 09/12

The Economics of Bank Restructuring: Understanding the Options

Augustin Landier and Kenichi Ueda

No. 09/13

Fiscal Implications of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis

By a Staff Team from the Fiscal Affairs Department

No. 09/14

The Southern African Development Community's Macroeconomic Convergence Program: Initial Performance

Robert Burgess

No. 09/15

Principles of Household Debt Restructuring

Luc Laeven and Thomas Laryea

No. 09/16

The Global Financial Crisis: Impact on WAEMU Member Countries and Policy Options

Johannes Mueller, Irene Yackovlev, and Hans Weisfeld

No. 09/17

Collecting Taxes During an Economic Crisis: Challenges and Policy Options

John Brondolo

No. 09/18

Disclosing Fiscal Risks in the Post-Crisis World

Greetje Everaert, Manal Fouad, Edouard Martin, and Ricardo Velloso

No. 09/19

Global Financial Regulatory Reform: Implications for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)

Prepared by a team led by Robert Rennhack

No. 09/20

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession: Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations

John Wakeman-Linn, Rafael Portillo, Plamen Iossifov, and Dimitre Milkov

No. 09/21

The State of Public Finances: A Cross-Country Fiscal Monitor

Mark Horton, Manmohan Kumar, and Paolo Mauro