This issue of the IMF Research Bulletin opens with a letter from the new editor, Rabah Arezki. The Research Summaries are a "Primer on 'Global Liquidity'" (Eugenio Cerutti, Stijn Claessens, and Lev Ratnovski); and "Trade Integration adn Business Cycle Synchronization" (Kevin Cheng, Romain Duval, and Dulani Senevirante). The Q&A column looks at "Seven Questions on the Global Housing Markets" (Hites Ahir, Heedon Kang, and Prakash Loungani). September 2014 issue of the Bulletin also includes updates on IMF Working Papers, Staff Discussion Notes, and Recommended Readings from the IMF Bookstore, as well as special announcements on new staff publications and the Fifteenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference. Also included is information on the latest issue of “IMF Economic Review” with a link to an article by Paul Krugman.
insights from IMF research in a friendly and accessible format, while keeping a keen eye on current economic policy issues. As I take over as the new editor of the bulletin, I believe, it is an opportune time to invite you, the readers, to discuss how to make the bulletin more visible and more interactive by getting your feedback. In particular, I would be interested in hearing about suggestions on the topics covered, and general ways to enhance your readingexperience. If you have ideas that you would like to share, please feel free to e-mail the team at resbulletin
/Summer 2018 issue of the IMF Research Perspectives (formerly published as IMF Research Bulletin) , if we did it right, you will meet the more approachable, more human side of IMF research and IMF researchers.
The bulletin has just turned 18, and we thought this was a good time to revamp the design and content. How? First, we transformed our Q&A feature into a complete interview. Second, we added more research summaries to give you a better sense of what IMF research has to offer on recent topical issues. Third, we changed the design to make your readingexperience more
complete interview. We added more research summaries to give the readers a better sense of what IMF research has to offer on recent topical issues. We changed the design to make the readingexperience more enjoyable and reaching out to the contributors easier. And, of course, we changed the name from Bulletin to Perspectives, which more accurately reflects the new approach focused on sharing views and encouraging interaction. Of course, such an undertaking would not have been possible without the support of Maury Obstfeld (who was the Chief Economist at the time) and
This issue of the IMF Research Perspective looks at the inter-connectedness of the world economic system and how diverse shocks can affect global supply chains. The articles in this issue track the way COVID-19 triggered disruptions in the supply chain and explains why trade networks are so difficult to disentangle. However, the pandemic is not the only event affecting global supply chains; cross-border spillovers of technology wars and natural disasters are other factors to consider. The overarching message from these articles is clear: there is a need for international cooperation to deal with the consequences of these shocks—whether it is ending the COVID-19 pandemic or mitigating climate change.
IMF Research Perspective (formerly published as IMF Research Bulletin) is a new, redesigned online newsletter covering updates on IMF research. In the inaugural issue of the newsletter, Hites Ahir interviews Valeria Cerra; and they discuss the economic environment 10 years after the global financial crisis. Research Summaries cover the rise of populism; economic reform; labor and technology; big data; and the relationship between happiness and productivity. Sweta C. Saxena was the guest editor for this inaugural issue.