The Digital Economy

The global economy is being hit by higher uncertainty

A trader reacts in front of the DAX index board at Frankfurt's stock exchange August 8, 2011. Germany's DAX fell 4.5 percent to below 6,000-mark for the first time since September 2010.  REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: BUSINESS IMAGES OF THE DAY) - GM1E7890GO201

Global trade tension have resulted in an uncertain economic forecast. Image: REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

Hites Ahir
Senior Research Officer, IMF
Nicholas Bloom
Professor of Economics , Stanford University
Davide Furceri
Economist, IMF’s Research Department
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 Figure 1 World Uncertainty Index (1996Q1 to 2019Q1, GDP weighted average)
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 Figure 2 Uncertainty in Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ireland, and South Africa (World Uncertainty Index 1996Q3 to 2019Q1)
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Image: Panel B. Countries with above-median rule of law
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