International Monetary Fund: Background and Issues for Congress

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This report evaluates the purpose, membership, financing, and focus of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) activities. It also discusses the role of Congress in shaping U.S. policy at the IMF and concludes by addressing key issues, both legislative and oversight-related, that Congress may wish to consider, including: the role of the IMF as a lender of last resort; the adequacy of IMF resources; and the effectiveness of IMF surveillance.

Creator(s): Weiss, Martin A.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: September 19, 2011
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Weiss, Martin A.

Specialist in International Trade and Finance

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: September 19, 2011
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United States
Description:

This report evaluates the purpose, membership, financing, and focus of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) activities. It also discusses the role of Congress in shaping U.S. policy at the IMF and concludes by addressing key issues, both legislative and oversight-related, that Congress may wish to consider, including: the role of the IMF as a lender of last resort; the adequacy of IMF resources; and the effectiveness of IMF surveillance.

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29 pages.

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