IMF eLibrary Books and Analytical Reports
The IMF eLibrary Books and Analytical package provides the user with online access to the IMF`s books, occasional papers, seminar volumes, departmental papers, country reports, glossaries, special issues, technical notes and manuals, pamphlets, staff discussion notes and working papers.
Books: IMF economists tackle the full range of global macroeconomic issues in these in-depth studies, including topics such as cross-country comparisons, capacity building, financial regulation, and globalization.
IMF Country Reports: Provide detailed evaluations and analysis from regular, official consultations with each member country, including summaries and overviews, use of IMF resources, financial sector stability assessments, and current issues.
IMF Working Papers: These reports are based on Staff research on theoretical and analytical topics covering a wide range of current topics on economic developments and trends. They are targeted to a wide audience with approximately 250 papers being released each year.
Staff Discussion Notes (January 2011 to date): These papers showcase new policy-related analysis and research by IMF departments and are published to elicit comment and to further debate. They are generally brief and written in a non-technical language aimed at a broad audience interested in economic policy issues. This series changed name form Staff Position Notes at the end of 2010, and replaced Policy Discussion Papers at the end of 2008.
IMF Occasional Papers: This series contains studies on a variety of subjects of importance to the work of the IMF. Although the emphasis is on current topics, the series also includes papers on subjects of longer-term interest.
Pamphlets: The Pamphlet Series provides the readers with an understanding on how the IMF operates.
Seminar Volumes: These publications include the papers presented at various IMF seminars along with editorial summaries.