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When History Rhymes

Managing Director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, offers readers of the IMFBlog the opportunity to compare the world at the turn of the last century with our society today.  Are there similarities worth noting?  Have we learned from the past?

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Trade and Globalization

A report published by Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, Diana Beltekian and Max Roser in Our World in Data (a project of the Oxford Martin Programme on Global Development at the University of Oxford), looks at the history and development of global trade. Originally published in 2014, the article was updated in October 2018 to look at new trends in world markets.

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2 Major Investment Cycles Are Nearing Peaks, Here’s How To Prepare

Writing for Forbes, Michael Cannivet takes a look at the ebb and flow of past market cycles to hypothesize what is on the horizon.  He looks at both domestic and international trends and offers insight on what is next for the world economy.

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A Decade After The Great Recession, Is the Global Financial System Safer?

It has been 10 years since The Great Recession sent the world economy into a tailspin.  In a recent interview conducted by Knowledge@Wharton, Wharton Professors Richard Herring, Krista Schwarz and Itay Goldstein look at how the U.S. and European governments responded to the crisis and where their financial systems are today.

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Greece Emerges from Eurozone Bailout Programme

Greece is finding its economic feet again as it completes its 3-year Eurozone emergency loan program.  While the country still faces problems, some are finding new hope for the future of Greece.  Mark Lowen of the BBC highlights this recovery process in this recent article.

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How Can Turkey Overcome Its Economic Troubles?

The crisis in Turkey has been making headlines around the world.  The country’s current political and economic instability has been a major talking point among scholars, politicians and investors alike. This recent article published by Knowledge@Wharton highlights the opinions of Wharton Professors Philip Nichols and Joao Gomes on the topic.

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The Long-Term Impact of Brexit on the European Union

As negotiations on the logistics of Brexit continue, the IMF conducted a study on the potential economic impact of this event on both the U.K. and the E.U. This report prepared by Jiaqian Chen, Christian Ebeke, Li Lin, Haonan Qu, and Jesse Siminitz is highlighted in their recent IMF blog post.

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Every One of the World’s Big Economies Is Now Growing

Writing for the New York Times, Peter Goodman examines the growth of the world’s major economies – a landmark that has not happened since the financial crisis.  Goodman explores IMF predictions and trends pushing these economies forward.

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The Year in Review: Global Economy in 5 Charts

Writing for the blog of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Oya Celasun, Gian Maria Milesli-Ferretti and Maurice Obstfeld reflect on important economic trends of 2017. Chart topics include global trade and commodity prices.

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Just prior to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the Paris agreement, NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday looked at the impact of the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Deal. What really would be the ramifications for the U.S.?

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