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Jean-Marc Fournier

2022-04-21T10:47:33-04:00April 15, 2022|

Jean-Marc Fournier is an economist in the IMF’s Fiscal Policy and Surveillance Division, Fiscal Affairs Department. At the IMF, he developed a model to assess fiscal stance and provided fiscal advice for a range of countries, including Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, France, India, Japan, Mexico, and the United States. He was previously an economist in the Economics Department of the […]

Esther Pérez Ruiz

2018-08-14T13:40:15-04:00August 13, 2018|

Ms. Pérez Ruiz is Mission Chief for Guatemala WHD. Previously, she had been Senior Economist for Chile and gained a diverse country experience working in EUR (2009−2016) (Greece program, Euro area team, France desk, and one off missions with the Netherlands and Belgium). Before joining the IMF, Ms. Pérez Ruiz had served as a […]

Jeffrey Franks

2017-09-14T12:44:13-04:00August 29, 2017|

Jeffrey Franks is Director of the IMF Europe Office and Senior Resident Representative to the European Union, based in Brussels. A 24-year veteran of the Fund, he has held numerous other assignments, including heading the resident offices in Ukraine and Ecuador, and leading teams on Pakistan, Romania, France, Belgium, and Paraguay. He received his Ph.D. […]

Alistair Thomson

2017-05-25T15:11:58-04:00May 17, 2017|

Alistair Thomson is deputy chief of media relations in the IMF’s Communications Department. Prior to joining the IMF in 2009, he cultivated a keen interest in international development over more than a decade as a foreign correspondent for Reuters. During that time he was posted in Belgium, Côte d’Ivoire, South Africa, and Senegal, covering all aspects of news—from economics and trade […]

Chart of the Week: Global House Prices—Where Is the Boom?

2019-03-26T09:29:06-04:00March 27, 2017|

By IMFBlog

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While house prices around the world have rebounded over the last four years, a closer look reveals that this uptick is dependent on three things: location, location, location.

The IMF’s Global House Price Index—an average of real house prices across countries—has been rising for the past four years. However, house prices are […]

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