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Gaëlle Pierre

2021-04-05T14:16:41-04:00April 1, 2021|

Gaëlle Pierre is a senior economist in the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the IMF. Since joining the IMF in 2013 she has published papers on a range of topics on the Middle East and Central Asia Region including on the macroeconomic impact of the conflict and the refugee crisis, public wage bills, promoting growth and inclusiveness and on […]

Countries in the IMF Financial Spotlight in 2020

2021-05-13T12:56:12-04:00January 30, 2020|

By IMFBlog

In 2020, the IMF plans to assess the stability of twelve financial systems. Seven assessments are of jurisdictions with systemically important financial sectors (Austria, Denmark, Hong Kong SAR, Italy, Korea, Norway, and the United States), for which it is mandatory to undergo financial stability assessments every five years. […]

Jean-François Dauphin

2020-01-06T12:17:35-05:00April 23, 2019|

Jean-François Dauphin heads the Maghreb division in the Middle East and Central Asia department of the IMF and is the mission chief for Algeria. He was previously the mission chief for Morocco. At the IMF, he worked on many countries in Africa, Central America, and Eastern Europe, and contributed to developing IMF policies in its Strategy, Policy and Review […]

OPEC’s Rebalancing Act

2019-03-26T10:06:22-04:00March 15, 2017|

By Rabah Arezki and Akito Matsumoto

Versions in عربي (Arabic), Français (French), Русский (Russian), and Español (Spanish)

In November 2014, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) decided to maintain output despite a perceived global glut of oil. The result was a steep decline in price.

Two years later, on November 30, 2016, the organization took a different tack and committed to a six-month, 1.2 million barrel a day (3.5 […]

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