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Global Policy Responses to Capital Flow Volatility

By Annamaria De Crescenzio, Annamaria Kokenyne, Dennis Reinhart, and Julia Schmidt The COVID-19 health and economic crisis has once again focused attention on the fickleness of capital flows and the need to have an adequate policy toolkit to manage the risks that stem from these flows, while maximizing their benefits. A virtual workshop organized by the Bank of England, Banque de France, International Monetary Fund and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)...

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Chart of the Week House Prices Are Up: Should We Be Happy?

By IMFBlog Español, Português House prices around the world have recovered smartly since the 2008 global financial crisis. Depending on where you live, that may or may not be a good thing. IMF research shows that there is a tight link between movements in house prices, on the one hand, and economic and financial stability, on the other. In fact, more than half of the banking crises in recent decades were preceded by boom-bust cycles in house prices. So it’s no wonder that central bankers...

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Chart of the Week: Crime, Joblessness, and Youth in the Caribbean

By IMFBlog February 12, 2018 Weak growth in the Caribbean reduces economic opportunities for young people, increasing their vulnerability to illegal activities and crime (photo: IMF) Youth unemployment in the Caribbean—among the highest in the world—and crime are key bottlenecks to growth in the region. In our Chart of the Week, we show that the 2008 global financial crisis had an especially strong effect on the unemployment rate for those between the ages of 15 and 24, which jumped...

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