The analysis and projections contained in the World Economic Outlook are integral elements of the IMF’s surveillance of economic developments and policies in its member countries, of developments in international financial markets, and of the global economic system. The survey of prospects and policies is the product of a comprehensive interdepartmental review of world economic developments, which draws primarily on information the IMF staff gathers through its consultations with member countries. These consultations are carried out in particular by the IMF’s area departments—namely, the African Department, Asia and Pacific Department, European Department, Middle East and Central Asia Department, and Western Hemisphere Department— together with the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department; the Monetary and Capital Markets Department; and the Fiscal Affairs Department. The analysis in this report was coordinated in the Research Department under the general direction of Gita Gopinath, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research. The project was directed by Petya Koeva Brooks, Deputy Director, Research Department; and Malhar Nabar, Division Chief, Research Department.
The analysis in this report was coordinated in the Research Department under the general direction of Gita Gopinath, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research. The project was directed by Petya Koeva Brooks, Deputy Director, Research Department; and Malhar Nabar, Division Chief, Research Department. The primary contributors to this report are Philip Barrett, John Bluedorn, Christian Bogmans, Francesca Caselli, Sonali Das, Niels-Jakob Hansen, Christoffer Koch, Toh Kuan, Giacomo Magistretti, Prachi Mishra, Jean-Marc Natal, Diaa Noureldin, Andrea Pescatori, Ervin Prifti, Martin Stuermer, Nico Valckx, and Philippe Wingender. Other contributors include Swapnil Agarwal, Itai Agur, Michal Andrle, Gavin Asdorian, Laurence Ball, Srijoni Banerjee, Eric Bang, Nina Biljanovska, Simon Black, Lukas Boer, Rachel Brasier, Mariya Brussevich, Chunya Bu, Luisa Calixto, Damien Capelle, Yaniv Cohen, Olivier Coibion, Mattia Coppo, Allan Dizioli, Romain Duval, Angela Espiritu, Rebecca Eyassu, Chenxu Fu, Vanda Guerreiro, Jinjin He, Mandy Hemmati, Keiko Honjo, Youyou Huang, Benjamin Hunt, Deniz Igan, Piyusha Khot, Eduard Laurito, Jungjin Lee, Daniel Leigh, Rui Mano, Susanna Mursula, Savannah Newman, Cynthia Nyanchama Nyakeri, Emory Oakes, Ilse Peirtsegaele, Evgenia Pugacheva, Yiyuan Qi, Daniela Rojas Fernandez, Max Rozycki, Damiano Sandri, Katrien Smuts, Antonio Spilimbergo, John Spray, Philip Stokoe, Susie Xiaohui Sun, Jim Tebrake, Nicholas Tong, Filiz Unsal, Shan Wang, Dong Wenchuan, Yarou Xu, Hannah Leheng Yang, Huiyuan Zhao, and Jiaqi Zhao. Joseph Procopio from the Communications Department led the editorial team for the report, with production and editorial support from Christine Ebrahimzadeh, and additional assistance from Lucy Scott Morales, James Unwin, Harold Medina, and Talent MEDIA Services.
The analysis has benefited from comments and suggestions by staff members from other IMF departments, as well as by Executive Directors following their discussion of the report on September 28, 2021. However, estimates, projections, and policy considerations are those of the IMF staff and should not be attributed to Executive Directors or to their national authorities.
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