An overview of research resources centred around monetarism, central banks and inflation, created by the IIMR and its staff.
Monthly monetary update
Each month, we normally produce a summary of money trends in the world's leading economies along with an accompanying video. The current update can be accessed on our monetary update page.
Central Bank Watchers
The Institute of International Monetary Research recognises the importance of central banks in modern economies, in particular, their role in determining monetary policy. Our Central Bank Watchers page follows and comments on the decisions of the monetary policy committees of three leading central banks - the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England. Go to our Central Bank Watchers page.
Our staff publish regularly in academic journals and in edited volumes of monetary economics and monetary policy. See our staff research
The Institute also publishes a research paper series. The papers are written mostly by the Institute's staff and members of the economics department at the University of Buckingham. However, contributions from outside the Institute and the University of Buckingham may sometimes be welcome. In particular, the Institute publishes a version of any guest lectures given under its auspices. Further, it is keen to promote the writing-up of seminar and conference papers.
Go to our research papers, which are available for download in PDF format.
Index of Macroeconomic Integration
How integrated the economies under monetary unions are? We have collated an overall index of monetary integration by comparing four fundamental factors (cycle synchronicity, competitiveness, public finances and monetary dispersion) across the nineteen Eurozone Member States as they joined the Euro Area. We have also calculated the same indices to measure the degree of macroeconomic integration across the different regions and nations within the UK and the States in the USA. Further details can be accessed in our Eurozone index.
The Institute of International Monetary Research organises occasional conferences on the subjects of money and banking (See our events page for details of future events.) You can also read our papers from past conferences.
The money gap
If maximal, sustainable, long-term output growth is desired, ensuring that the rate of money growth required for it is extant is essential. Access our analysis of the money gap.
World Money Map
An account of the past relationship between money and national income in various countries. Go to our interactive map