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Arnual Research Conference

International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.
Published Date:
September 2015
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The International Monetary Fund will hold the Sixteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC on November 5-6, 2015. The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity to discuss policy issues related to unconventional monetary and exchange rate policies.

The program includes an excellent set of papers by experts in the field, as well as a number of high-caliber discussants, such as: Viral V. Acharya (NYU Stern), David Archer (BIS), Enrica Detragiache (IMF), Gauti Eggertsson (Brown University), Charles Engel (University of Wisconsin), Atish Ghosh (IMF), Luc Laeven (ECB), Douglas Laxton (IMF), Ricardo Reis (Columbia University), Sergio Schmukler (World Bank), Hyun Song Shin (BIS), Christopher Sims (Princeton University), Lars Svensson (Stockholm School of Economics and IMF), Carlos Vegh (Johns Hopkins University), Andrés Velasco (Columbia University), and Esteban Vesperoni (IMF).

Mundell-Fleming Lecture Speaker: Ben Bernanke (Brookings Institution)

Economic Forum Panel: Claudio Borio (BIS), Lael Brainard (Federal Reserve Board), Paul Krugman (CUNY), and Adam Posen (Peterson Institute)

For further information on the program and details on how to register for the conference, please visit the IMF website ( or email

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