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Economic Research

Global Financial Stability: Beginning to Turn the Corner

José Viñals | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
José Viñals

Global financial stability is improving -- we have begun to turn the corner. But it is too early to declare victory as there is a need to move beyond liquidity dependence -- the central theme of our report -- to overcome the remaining challenges to global stability.

Household Finance vs. Economic Policy Making: Better Decisions Can and Should Be Made Using Real-Time Economic Data

Steve Schultz | Posted 03.12.2013 | Business
Steve Schultz

In the world of personal finance, where consumers constantly are forced to make decisions about daily cash-flow and paying bills, the availability of up-to-date reliable financial information is critical.

Finding the Right Balance to Adjusting Public Spending

Carlo Cottarelli | Posted 06.20.2012 | Business
Carlo Cottarelli

When it comes to adjusting public spending, getting the balance right is important. Fiscal adjustment is taking place in economies around the world, but risks remain high.

Global Safety Nets: Crisis Prevention in an Age of Uncertainty

Reza Moghadam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Reza Moghadam

As the economic crisis abates, there is an emerging consensus that a better safety net is needed to enable countries with good policies to insure against bad outcomes, especially when they are innocent bystanders.

Ten Commandments for Fiscal Adjustment in Advanced Economies

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

What advanced countries need is clarity of intent, an appropriate calibration of fiscal targets, and adequate structural reforms. With a little help from monetary policy, and from their (emerging market) friends.