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IMF: U.S. Continues to Stand Out with Growing Debt

The United States ranks number one among advanced economies in expected increase of debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic...
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IMF: US is the Only Advanced Economy With Debt Rising

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) issued a new report yesterday projecting that debt as a share of GDP will decline over the next five years for...
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IMF: Fiscal Reform Boosts Economic Growth

The IMF has released new research showing that fiscal reforms enhance economic growth. These findings are broadly consistent with other analysis of...
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The IMF Looks at Budget Institutions in G-20 Countries

The International Monetary Fund recently published a study on budget institutions in G-20 countries. The study takes stock of these...
Jul 19, 2013 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fiscal Implications of Rising Market Pressures

In a recently released IMF working paper, economists Salvatore Dell’Erba, Todd Mattina, and Agustin Roitman looked into the precursors of...

IMF Emphasizes Need Smarter Deficit Reduction Strategy

After finishing its preliminary annual review of the U.S., the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the U.S. could spur additional...

Fiscal Transparency in the U.S. and Abroad

Yesterday in a blog post, IMF's Fiscal Affairs Director Carlo Cottarelli stressed the need for fiscal transparency on the part of governments around...

What Works and What Doesn't for Deficit Reduction

The IMF's most recent World Economic Outlook has a very helpful chapter looking at six case studies on countries who have dealt with a high debt...
Jul 23, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

The IMF Looks at International Fiscal Rules

A new working paper by four authors at the International Monetary Fund takes a look at fiscal rules around the world. The Peterson-Pew Commission on...

IMF: U.S. Must Get Its Timing Right

Today, the IMF released the concluding statement of its Article IV Consultation, calling for the U.S. to pass a deficit reduction plan quickly...

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