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How Have IMF Priorities Evolved? A Text Mining Approach, Gareth Anderson, Paolo Galang, Andrea Gamba, Leandro Medina, Tianxiao Zheng

Abstract
This paper assess how priorities of the IMF’s membership have evolved over the past two decades, by using text mining techniques on a unique dataset combining IMFC communiqués and constituency statements. Our results reveal significant variation in priorities across time and constituencies. Statements can be characterized by the weight which they place on three key priorities: (i) growth; (ii) debt and development; and (iii) crisis management and quota reform. Sentiment analysis techniques also show that addressing climate change is a topic which is viewed positively by an increasing number of constituencies
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (32 pages)
Form Of Item
online

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