Your Top 5 Back-to-School Blogs

2021-09-17T16:16:38-04:00September 2, 2021|

By IMFBlog

What’s on your mind as you (or your kids) head back to school?

To help you stay on top of the news and policy debates from the past few months, our IMFBlog editors have put together a list of our top reads on economics and finance.

Our list of blogs gives you a snapshot on the state of the global economy, a glimpse at the new world of cryptocurrencies, and some insight into the phenomenon of rising prices.

How Pandemics Leave the Poor Even Farther Behind

2020-06-01T12:00:09-04:00May 11, 2020|

By Davide Furceri, Prakash Loungani, Jonathan D. Ostry

عربي中文, EspañolFrançais, 日本語, Português, Русский

The COVID-19 crisis is now widely seen as the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. In January, the IMF expected global income to grow 3 percent; it is now forecast to fall 3 percent, much worse than during the Great Recession of 2008-09. Behind this dire statistic is an even grimmer possibility: if past pandemics are any guide, the toll on poorer and vulnerable segments of society will be several times worse. […]

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