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Takuji Komatsuzaki is a senior economist in the Regional Studies Division of the IMF’s Western Hemisphere Department, covering Latin American economies. Since joining the IMF in 2011 he has worked in the Fiscal Affairs Department and the Western Hemisphere Department, covering Armenia, the Philippines, Turkey, St. Kitts and Nevis, and Grenada. His research interests include fiscal policy, financial intermediation, international […]
Liliana Schumacher is a senior economist with the IMF. She has written extensively on topics related to financial stability, bank runs, bank performance and stress testing. Her papers were published as IMF working papers and by peer-reviewed economic and finance journals. She has led the Guatemala, Paraguay, Kosovo and Armenia FSAPs and acted as deputy in past Singapore, Sweden […]
By IMF Blog
January 31, 2018
Financial sector assessments are showing that countries and financial systems are adapting better methods to monitor financial vulnerabilities (photo: Ingram Publishing/Newscom). […]
Tigran Poghosyan is Senior Economist at IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, where he covers fiscal issues in the euro area, and serves as an assistant to the Director. He also covered Ireland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Jordan, and Yemen in his previous assignments at the IMF, and was a principal contributor to various issues of the IMF Fiscal Monitor from 2012 to […]
By Vivek Arora
IMF lending increased to unprecedented levels in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. As difficulties emerged, we extended financial support to countries across the world—in the euro area, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and emerging economies in Europe.
The IMF tried to draw lessons in real time as the crisis evolved […]
Building a Camaraderie of Central Bankers: How Monetary Policymakers in the Caucasus and Central Asia Can Learn From Each Other
By Min Zhu
The world’s central bankers are certainly in the news these days. Not a week goes by without the Fed, the European Central Bank or the Bank of Japan taking big and often unprecedented actions to fight deflation, preserve financial stability, or address mediocre growth. We tend […]
(Version in Русский)
The countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) are closely linked with Russia through trade, financial, and labor market channels. These ties have served the region well in recent years, helping it make significant economic gains when times were good. But how is the region affected when […]