The IMF Research Bulletin provides updates on recent research activities and publications of the staff of the IMF.


The IMF Research Bulletin provides updates on recent research activities and publications of the staff of the IMF.

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IMF Research Bulletin

Rabah Arezki


Prakash Loungani


Patricia Loo

Assistant Editor

Tracey Lookadoo

Editorial Assistant

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The IMF Research Bulletin (ISSN: 1020-8313) is a quarterly publication in English and is available free of charge. The views expressed in the Bulletin are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Material from the Bulletin may be reprinted with proper attribution. Editorial correspondence may be addressed to The Editor, IMF Research Bulletin, IMF, Room HQ1-9-612, Washington, DC 20431 USA; or e-mailed to

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