International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
In early January, thousands of economists traditionally descend on a U.S. city for the annual American Economic Association (AEA) conference. This year, the venue was Washington, D.C., which no doubt prompted the unusually large number of policy-oriented panels on top of the customary wide array of research-oriented panels. Maureen Burke, Asimina Caminis, Jeremy Clift, Elisa Diehl, Sheila Meehan, and Patricia Reynolds highlight several sessions on financial crises and on the outlook for the U.S. economy. Coverage of additional panels will appear in the IMF Survey’s next issue.