IMF Draws Lessons from the Crisis, Reviews Macro Policy Framework

The release of a paper by the IMF called "Rethinking Macroeconomic Policy" has attracted instant reaction and a lot of comment. Paul Krugman supported the idea of targeting higher average inflation, but said he was surprised that the Fund was allowing him to say so publicly. Others said inflation was not the solution.

Asia and the IMF: Toward a Deeper Engagement

The Managing Director of the IMF, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, begins a six-day trip to Asia. First he's in Singapore attending the 16th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Finance Ministers’ Meeting, and then goes on to China November 16-17, one of the region’s most dynamic economies.

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