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Three Steps to Avert A Debt Crisis

January 18, 2019/IMFBlog By Martin Mühleisen and Mark Flanagan There has been much public discussion of the debt sustainability of a handful of high-risk countries. However, the burden of public debt is a growing problem across the globe. In advanced countries, public debt is at levels not seen since the […]

Building Defenses Against the Next Economic Downturn

January 17, 2019 By David Lipton The global economy faces a number of complex challenges from technological change and globalization, and the lingering effects of the 2008-9 financial crisis. At the same time, we are witnessing lower levels of trust in the core institutions that have helped to deliver tremendous […]

The Future of Saving: The Role of Pension System Design in an Aging World

January 17, 2019/IMF IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton Opening Remarks to Tokyo Seminar Thank you for coming to today’s launch of the IMF Staff Discussion Note on The Future of Saving: The Role of Pension System Design in an Aging World. I would like to offer my appreciation […]