The first Annual Research Conference of the IMF will be held in Washington on November 9—10. This conference, which will take place at IMF headquarters, will bring together academic scholars from many institutions and researchers in the IMF to present and discuss papers on various topics of current interest.
As part of the program, the Mundell-Fleming Lecture (named after the economists Robert Mundell and Marcus Fleming) will be delivered by Maurice Obstfeld, professor of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. His topic will be “International Macroeconomics: Beyond the Mundell-Fleming Model” Other papers will deal with issues of monetary and exchange rate policy in international financial crises, private sector involvement in crisis resolution, exchange rate regimes and currency unions, trade, and the effect of IMF and World Bank programs on poverty. The complete conference agenda is available on the IMF website (www.imf.org).
The proceedings of the conference will be covered in a forthcoming issue of the IMF Survey.