Brazil: Boom, Bust, and Road to Recovery

IMF has recently published a new book, Brazil: Boom, Bust, & Road to Recovery, on economic conditions, development, growth, and policy in Brazil:

“Brazil is at crossroads, emerging slowly from a historic recession that was preceded by a huge economic boom. Reasons for the historic bust following a boom are manifold. Policy mistakes were an important contributory factor, and included the pursuit of countercyclical policies, introduced to deal with the effects of the global financial crisis, beyond the point where they were helpful. More fundamentally, it reflects longstanding structural weaknesses plaguing the economy, that also help explain Brazil’s uninspiring growth performance over the past four decades.”

The book is available here for consultation and download from the IMF eLibrary, with access facilitated by the WTO Library for WTO staff and library patrons.

New Issue of IMF’s Finance and Development: IMF at 75

IMF has just released the June 2019 issue of F&D Magazine, a special issue marking the IMF’s 75th anniversary. Articles in this issue “examine how the IMF should adapt and innovate to serve the needs of the evolving global economy.”

Articles are available at the IMF website here, for consultation individually or as a whole issue online or for download in PDF, for WTO staff and visitors to the WTO Library.

Gender, Economics, and the IMF

Marking Women’s History Month (observed in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia, annually in March and in Canada, annually in October), IMF showcased work on the intersection between gender, economics, and the work of the IMF.

What work does IMF do on gender? The IMF offers a web portal to answer this very question.

From videos to podcasts, publications to speeches, data visualizations to infographics, this resource showcases the work of IMF, particularly in gender and economics.

Looking for IMF publications on gender and economics? Check out the IMF eLibrary resource guide, regularly updated, for a comprehensive guide to the work of the organization on this topic.

The IMF and Gender page is available here: https://www.imf.org/external/themes/gender/

The gender resource guide at the IMF eLibrary is available to WTO staff and WTO Library patrons here: https://www.elibrary.imf.org/page/gender

New Issue of IMF’s Finance & Development: Women and Growth

IMF has just released the March 2019 issue of Finance & Development, IMF’s magazine on economics, finance, development, and related topics.  This issue’s theme is Women and Growth and features articles on economic empowerment, inclusive growth, and the roles of women in the workforce and in entrepreneurship, among other subjects. Beginning with an article by Christine Lagarde, the issue includes contributions from female leaders and entrepreneurs around the world.

Articles are available at the IMF website here, for consultation online or download in PDF, for WTO staff and visitors to the WTO Library.

 

IMF Annual Report 2018

IMF has launched their 2018 annual report, “Building a Shared Future”, reviewing global trends and key organizational activities. The publication is available for consultation or download in 10 languages from the IMF website.

The publication’s English version is available here: https://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/ar/2018/eng/

From the same link, one can access translations in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, Indonesian, and Portuguese.

New Issue of IMF’s Finance & Development: Money in a Digital World

IMF has just released the June 2018 issue of Finance & Development, IMF’s magazine on economics, finance, development, and related topics.  This issue’s theme is Money, Transformed: the Future of Currency in a Digital World, and features articles on digital money, monetary policy in a digital world, and cryptocurrencies, among other subjects.

Also in this issue is a profile of David Donaldson, economist and professor at MIT and recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal in 2017.

Articles are available at the IMF website here, for consultation online or download in PDF, for WTO Staff and visitors to the WTO Library.

 

 

Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World

IMF has released a new publication, Shifting Commodity Markets in a Globalized World. This publication surveys “the complex and intertwined set of forces behind the various commodity markets and the interplay between these markets and the global economy” and “includes discussion of structural trends behind commodities markets, their future implications, and policy implications”.

 

This volume is available to WTO staff, Members, and researchers at the WTO Library, for consultation and download from the IMF publications collection here: https://www.bookstore.imf.org/books/title/shifting-commodity-markets-in-a-globalized-world