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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
December 2006
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    ISSN 0252-3108

    Editor: Esha Ray

    Composition: Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin

    Cover design and production: IMP Multimedia Services Division

    The Per Jacobsson lectures are available on the Internet at, which also contains further information on the Foundation. Copies of the Per Jacobsson lectures may be acquired without charge from the Secretary.


    The first 2006 Per Jacobsson lecture, “Competition Policy and Monetary Policy: A Comparative Perspective” was delivered by Mario Monti, President of Bocconi University, Milan, on Sunday, June 25, 2006. Mr. Monti’s presentation was made in the National-ratssaal of the Swiss Parliament in Bern, Switzerland, in conjunction with the Annual General Meeting of the Bank for International Settlements CB1S) in Basel. Andrew D. Crockett, Chairman of the Per Jacobsson Foundation, and Malcolm D. Knight, General Manager of the BIS, presided over the event, the proceedings of which are presented in this publication.

    The Per Jacobsson Foundation was established in 1964 to commemorate the work of Per Jacobsson (1894-1963) as a statesman in international monetary affairs. Per Jacobsson was the third Managing Director of the IMF (1956—63) and had earlier served as the Economic Adviser of the BIS (1931-56).

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