The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-related activities, including conferences and seminars. The Bulletin is intended to serve as a summary guide to research done at the IMF on various topics, and to provide a better perspective on the analytical underpinnings of the IMF’s operational work.

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The IMF Research Bulletin, a quarterly publication, selectively summarizes research and analytical work done by various departments at the IMF, and also provides a listing of research documents and other research-related activities, including conferences and seminars. The Bulletin is intended to serve as a summary guide to research done at the IMF on various topics, and to provide a better perspective on the analytical underpinnings of the IMF’s operational work.

Fourth Annual IMF Research Conference

The Fourth Annual Research Conference of the IMF will take place at the organization’s headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 6-7, 2003. The conference will provide a forum to discuss innovative research by IMF staff and leading outside economists and will facilitate an exchange of views among the participants. The main theme of this year’s conference will be Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Cycles, which can be interpreted broadly. More information and details about possible topics can be found at the Research at the IMF website at www.imf.org/research.

Interested contributors should submit a proposal to the Program Committee (e-mail to ARC2003@imf.org) by March 31, 2003. The Program Committee will evaluate all proposals in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance and will communicate its decision by late April. The program committee consists of A. Mody (Chair), A. Brunner, G. Dell’Ariccia, E. Detragiache, A. Ghosh, E. Ley, and R. Ramcharan.