The Research Summaries in the December 2012 IMF Research Bulletin look at "Market Failures and Macroprudential Policy" (Giovanni Favara and Lev Ratnovski) and "Measurement Matters for House Price Indices" (Mick Silver). The Q&A column looks at "Seven Questions on Turning Points of the Global Business Cycle." The Bulletin also includes a listing of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes, as well as a list of the top-viewed articles for the first three issues of IMF Economic Review in 2012. Information is also included on a call for papers for the conference "Asia: Challenges of Stability and Growth" to be held in Seoul in 2013.

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The Research Summaries in the December 2012 IMF Research Bulletin look at "Market Failures and Macroprudential Policy" (Giovanni Favara and Lev Ratnovski) and "Measurement Matters for House Price Indices" (Mick Silver). The Q&A column looks at "Seven Questions on Turning Points of the Global Business Cycle." The Bulletin also includes a listing of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes, as well as a list of the top-viewed articles for the first three issues of IMF Economic Review in 2012. Information is also included on a call for papers for the conference "Asia: Challenges of Stability and Growth" to be held in Seoul in 2013.

Top Recent Articles

IMF Economic Review is pleased to highlight the top-viewed articles from each of the first three issues of 2012. These articles are available free-to-view until December 31 at: www.palgrave-journals.com/imfer

Issue 1: “(Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced?” by Olivier Blanchard and Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti

Issue 2: “Monetary Transmission in Low-Income Countries: Effectiveness and Policy Implications” by Prachi Mishra, Peter J. Montiel, and Antonio Spilimbergo

Issue 3: “Sovereign Default, International Lending, and Trade” by Robert Zymek

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