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A Thousand Cuts: Social Protection in the Age of Austerity uses data from the IMF Monitor and was published by Oxford University Press in 2023. You can order it for £25.99 and receive a further 30% discount using the promotion code: ASFLYQ6. Supplementary statistical code is available at the IMF Monitor Dataverse.

In A Thousand Cuts, Alexandros Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs provide a comprehensive analysis of IMF policies around the world. Based on novel data from the IMF archives, Kentikelenis and Stubbs have generated a replicable database of all IMF-mandated reforms from 1980-2019 to examine their effects on social policies and outcomes. They reveal that although the precise content of IMF-mandated austerity has changed, the organization continues to place a high burden of reform on countries in crisis. These reforms then decrease the availability of important social services and contribute to rises in income inequality and declines in population health.

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The International Monetary Fund is an intergovernmental organization engaged in monitoring economic and financial policies, offering technical assistance on economic affairs, and providing loans to countries in need.​

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​after World War II

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$970 billion

as loans for members

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