Assessing the Impact of Economic and External Sector Policies in the World's Largest Economies
Isabelle Mateos y Lago, Head, Task Force on Systemic Spillovers, International Monetary Fund
Steve Phillips, Chief, Open-Economy Macroeconomics Division, Research Department, International Monetary Fund
Alison Stuart, Deputy Division Chief, Australia, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
Francis Vitek, Economist, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund
The Spillover Report discusses the impact of the policies of the top systemic five economies - China, the euro area, Japan, the UK and the US - over the rest of the world. The External Sector Report and supporting economy assessments provide a multilaterally consistent assessment of the external positions of 28 of the largest economies plus the euro area.
This discussion aims to help understand how to better address the possible effects of spillovers from IMF members' policies on global stability, monitor the stability of members' external sectors in a more comprehensive manner, and engage members in constructive dialogue to address issues of global importance.