The Q&A in this issue features seven questions on the role of precautionary savings in open economies (by Damiano Sandri); the research summaries are "The Macroeconomics of Aid (by Andrew Berg, Rafael Portillo, and Luis-Felipe Zanna) and "The Building Blocks to Measure Inflation" (by Mick Silver). The issue also lists the contents of the March 2011 issue of the IMF Economic Review, Volume 59 Number 1; visiting scholars at the IMF during January?March 2011; and recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes.

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The Q&A in this issue features seven questions on the role of precautionary savings in open economies (by Damiano Sandri); the research summaries are "The Macroeconomics of Aid (by Andrew Berg, Rafael Portillo, and Luis-Felipe Zanna) and "The Building Blocks to Measure Inflation" (by Mick Silver). The issue also lists the contents of the March 2011 issue of the IMF Economic Review, Volume 59 Number 1; visiting scholars at the IMF during January?March 2011; and recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes.

Staff Discussion Notes showcase new policy-related analysis and research by IMF departments. These papers are generally brief and written in nontechnical language, and are aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. The name of this series has been changed as of 2011, replacing Staff Position Notes.

No.10/19

Lifting Euro Area Growth: Priorities for Structural Reforms and Governance

Céline Allard and Luc Everaert with Anthony Annett, Ajai Chopra, Julio Escolano, Daniel Hardy, Martin Mühleisen, and Boriana Yontcheva

No. 11/01

Contingent Capital: Economic Rationale and Design Features

Ceyla Pazarbasioglu, Jianping Zhou, Vanessa Le Leslé, and Michael Moore

IMF Research Bulletin, March 2011
Author: International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.