Silvia Albrizio is an economist in the World Economic Studies Division of the IMF Research Department. Before joining the Fund in 2021, she worked at the Bank of Spain, at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as well as at the European Central Bank. Her research interests include monetary, fiscal and environmental policies, firm’s productivity and investment. She holds […]
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International Women’s Day, first recognized by the United Nations in 1977, grew from early 1900s labor movements for better working conditions and women’s right to work.
The economic recovery continues, though the pace of the recovery has slowed. Notably, our global forecast was lowered in January to a still-healthy 4.4 percent expansion this year.
Julia Estefania-Flores is a research analyst in the IMF’s Asia and Pacific Department and previously served in the research department. Her work focuses on macroeconomic effects of trade restrictions, quantifying forecast accuracy, and distributional effects of monetary policy. Before the IMF, she was a research assistant at the Bank of Spain, where she was a member of the European Central Bank’s […]
Gabriel Quirós-Romero is Deputy Director in the IMF Statistics Department. Previously he worked and held positions in several areas at the European Central Bank (1999-2016), Bank of Spain (1988-1999), and University of Valencia, Spain (Associate Professor, 1985-1988). His current work focus on the development of economic and financial indicators related to Climate Change and Digitalization. Mr. Quirós-Romero leads the work […]
2020 was a year of extremes. Travel all but ceased for a period. Oil prices wildly fluctuated. Trade in medical products reached new heights. Household spending shifted to consumer goods rather than services and savings ballooned as people stayed home amid a global shutdown. […]
A year ago, the world changed. While the pandemic’s effect on workers has varied worldwide, the new reality has left many mothers scrambling. With schools and daycares closed, many were forced to leave their jobs or cut the hours they worked. […]
Andrea Schaechter is an advisor in the IMF’s European Department. She has more than 20 years of experience at the IMF, where she was recently the mission chief for Spain and led an IMF-supported program with Romania. She also worked in the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department, including as a principal author of the IMF’s Fiscal Monitor, and in the Monetary […]