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Brazil: Staff concluding statement of the 2018 article IV mission published by IMF (5/2018). “A mild recovery supported by accommodative monetary and fiscal  policies is underway. But the output gap is large, public debt is high and increasing, and,…

Out digital future – Money transformed: the future of currency in a digital world published by IMF (5/2018). “Worries about the misure of financial technology should be weighed against its potential benefits to society. IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde…

The art in artificial intelligence: make the robots serve the public good published by IMF (1/2018). “Over the past few years, artificial intelligence has rapidly matured as a viable field of technology. Machines that learn from experience, adjust to…

Future of Work (IMF)

Technology and the future of work published by IMF (2018). “Technological progress boosts living standards, but be a source of disruption. Technological advances can raise overall productivity and income. But they can also lead to structural change, creating new…

Capitalizing on Good Times (IMF)

Capitalizing on good times – Fiscal Monitor published by IMF (4/2018). “Strong and broad-based growth provides an opportunity to begin rebuilding fiscal buffers now, improve government balances, and anchor public debt. Strengthening fiscal buffers in the upswing will create…

IMF Fiscal Monitor: Tackling inequality (10/2017). “…This Fiscal Monitor discusses how fiscal policies can help achieve redistributive objectives. It focuses on three salient policy debates: tax rates at the top of the income distribution, the introduction of a universal…

The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, ministers of  finace and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and…

Código de transparência fiscal publicado pelo Fundo Monetário Internacional (2014). “Os relatórios fiscais devem oferecer um panorama completo, pertinente, tempestivo e confiável da posição e do desempenho financeiro do governo.”

Corruption: Costs and mitigating strategies published by IMF (5/2016). “In an environment in which growth and employment prospects in many countries remain subdued and a number of high-profile corruption cases have fueled moral outrage, and amid a growing consensus…

From Great Depression to Great Recession: The elusive quest for international policy cooperation published by IMF (3/2017). “The global financial crisis and the ensuing Great Recession raised concerns about adjustment fatigue, deflation, currency wars, and secular stagnation that presented…