By iMFdirect

It’s been a busy summer, and you might not have had a chance to read everything as it came across your screen. So as your holidays wind down and you head to work, the editors at iMFdirect have put together some key blogs on hot topics to help you get back up to speed by September.

Interest rates

The ECB’s Negative Rate Policy Has Been Effective but Faces Limits

The Broader View: The Positive Effects of Negative Nominal Interest Rates



Emigration Slows Eastern Europe’s Catch Up With the West

Five Lessons from a Review of Recent Crisis Programs

The Euro Area Workforce is Aging, Costing Growth



Oil Low-Commotion

Oil Prices and the Global Economy: It’s Complicated

Oil Exporters Learn to Live with Cheaper Oil


United States

Rising Income Polarization in the United States

The Lowdown on U.S. Core Inflation

The U.S. Economy: Above 2, Below 5, and 4 P’s



The Overwhelming Case for a Carbon Tax in China

The People’s Bank of China: Monetary Policy in a Time of Transition

Who Wins and Who Loses As China Rebalances