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“Financial, Real, and Commodity Cycles”: Understanding Cycles to Assess Globalization

David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, introduced Session One of the Eighteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference. The session, Financial, Real, and Commodity Cycles, initiated discussions of the conference’s theme, The Global Financial Cycle.In regard to boom-bust … Continue reading

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The Jamaican Diaspora: A Labor Crisis or Untapped Investment Potential?

With a relatively small domestic population of about 2.881 million, Jamaica is certainly well-represented by emigrants around the world, particularly among its biggest trading partners (U.S., Canada, U.K.). According to the IMF, there are currently almost as many Jamaicans living … Continue reading

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