After a lacklustre outturn in 2016, economic activity is projected to pick up pace in 2017 and 2018, especially in emerging market and developing economies. However, there is a wide dispersion of possible outcomes, given uncertainty surrounding the policy stance of the incoming U.S. 30 more words
Is the IMF changing and becoming more focused on inequality? Alex Nunn, Professor of Global Political Economy at the University of Derby, UK, tackles this question. The post has links to research that is new to me, that reviews the work of the IMF through a careful review of practice and documents. My key takeaway - "So it seems that while there may be an attempt to reform the IMF to focus on reducing inequality, this has not yet fully percolated through the organisation to operational practice. We shouldn’t necessarily be surprised. Reform takes time after all."