Catch-Up Prospects in Emerging Economies: A Glass One Quarter Empty

2019-03-15T13:34:49-04:00November 6, 2017|

By IMFBlog

November 6, 2017

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A closer look at per capita incomes by country paints a different and more nuanced picture (photo: Pavel1964/iStock).

Per capita incomes in emerging market and developing economies are expected to grow by about 2 percentage points faster per year than advanced economies between 2017 and 2022. The implication is that the gap in income […]

Citizenship for Sale

2019-03-26T17:31:18-04:00July 7, 2016|

By iMFdirect

A suitcase filled with multiple passports? That’s not just the stuff of spy movies anymore. Increasingly, a growing number of high-net worth individuals are looking to have a passport portfolio. This has led to a proliferation of so-called citizenship-by-investment or economic citizenship programs that allow individuals from all over the world to legitimately acquire passports.

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The Health Care Challenge: Not Just a U.S. Problem

2017-04-15T14:43:17-04:00November 20, 2009|

Health spending in OECD countries increased from 4½ percent of GDP in 1960 to 12½ percent in 2007. What accounts for this dramatic increase? Income growth, insurance, demographics, and technological change all contributed, but the latter was the key driver.
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