Fourteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference “Crises: Yesterday and Today”
November 7–8, 2013
The International Monetary Fund will hold the Fourteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC on November 7–8, 2013. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Crises: Yesterday and Today.” The conference will honor Stanley Fischer’s contributions to economic research and policy on the occasion of his 70th birthday.
The conference program will feature an outstanding group of speakers. Paul Krugman (Princeton University) will deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture. The program will also include papers by Viral V. Acharya and Bruce Tuckman; Roberto Alvarez and José De Gregorio; Ariel Burstein and Iván Werning; Anusha Chari and Peter Blair Henry; William English and David López-Salido; Emmanuel Farhi and Iván Werning; Kristin Forbes; Atish R. Ghosh, Jonathan D. Ostry, and Mahvash S. Qureshi; Takeo Hoshi and Anil Kashyap; Kenneth N. Kuttner and Adam S. Posen; Maurice Obstfeld; David Reifschneider, William L. Wascher, and David W. Wilcox; and Carlos A. Vegh and Guillermo J. Vuletin. The list of discussants will include Ricardo Caballero, Guy Debelle, Martin Feldstein, Jeffrey Frankel, Ilan Goldfajn, Gregory Mankiw, Frederic Mishkin, Carmen Reinhart, Christina Romer, David Romer, and Jeffrey Sachs.
Further information on the conference program will be posted on the IMF website: www.imf.org