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What would be the most accurate estimate of Iran's GDP?

Wikipedia has 3 widely different estimates of Iran's GDP: 1.7 Trillion, 1 Trillion and a quarter Trillion. All three come from well-known institutes (IMF, UN and WB) - so this doesn't seem to be hand-...
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Impact of new IMF SDR allocations on currencies

I understand that IMF is currently contemplating printing money via new allocation of SDR, and thereby attempting to help increase global liquidity in period after covid. What impact, if any, can ...
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What are the differences between "Crawling peg" and "Crawl-like arrangement"?

The IMF AREAER 2019 classifies 3 countries as "crawling" and 18 as "crawl-like". It's not clear to me though how these classifications were made and why they couldn't be switched ...
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Investment variable in GDP - Data Selection - World Bank, IMF

I want to test the correlation of a variable with investment in the national income formula C+I+G+NX. Using IMF data, there are a lot of different investment variables in different formats. What would ...
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Data about country classifications / groups (advanced, emerging, developing economies)

I am looking for a data about country classifications, I would need three categories: advanced economies; emerging market economies; developing economies. The IMF groups emerging and developing ...
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impact of interest rate and benefits for IMF

We know that when interest rates are high, the economy slows and inflation decreases. when interest rates are low, the economy grows, and inflation increases. Now govt wants low inflation as it has to ...
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Where can I find the cost of commodities in different markets?

Where can I find a database that tracks current and historic prices of different products and services in regions around the world? I'm very sure that some organizations track the cost of common ...
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Is there a global flow of income?

If I understand the circular flow of income correctly, we can visualize money moving around the country in exchange for goods and services. Sources of money are the central bank (MB) and the financial ...
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Could the IMF hypothetically end all balance of payments crises?

Ok, so my understanding of balance of payments crises is when a country (who might be doing completely fine otherwise) doesn't have enough foreign currency (typically dollars) to pay back debt. If the ...
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Who decides the conditions on the IMF loans?

On one hand, I've seen a statement where the IMF states that the conditions to a loan is to designed by the government. However, in a paper I've seen that the IMF enforces conditions. Is one of the ...
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