The Q&A in this issue features seven questions about policy options for emerging market countries (by Marcos Chamon, Chris Crowe, and Jun Il Kim); research summaries on “Does Trade and Financial Globalization Cause Income Inequality?” (by Chris Papageorgiou) and “The Current Account of Oil-Exporting Countries (by Irineu E. de Carvalho Filho); an article on the launch of the IMF’s new research journal, IMF Economic Review, and the contents of the upcoming IMF Staff Papers, which the new the new journal will succeed in 2010; an article on the upcoming Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference; a listing of visiting scholars at the IMF during July–September 2009; and listings of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Position Notes.

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The Q&A in this issue features seven questions about policy options for emerging market countries (by Marcos Chamon, Chris Crowe, and Jun Il Kim); research summaries on “Does Trade and Financial Globalization Cause Income Inequality?” (by Chris Papageorgiou) and “The Current Account of Oil-Exporting Countries (by Irineu E. de Carvalho Filho); an article on the launch of the IMF’s new research journal, IMF Economic Review, and the contents of the upcoming IMF Staff Papers, which the new the new journal will succeed in 2010; an article on the upcoming Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference; a listing of visiting scholars at the IMF during July–September 2009; and listings of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Position Notes.

Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference to be Held in November

The International Monetary Fund will hold the Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington on November 5–6, 2009. The theme of the event will be “Financial Frictions and Macroeconomic Adjustment.”

The conference provides a forum to discuss innovative research in economics undertaken by IMF staff and outside economists, and facilitates the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. Ricardo Caballero will deliver this year's Mundell-Fleming lecture.

The conference program includes contributions from Viral Acharya, Tobias Adrian, Lucian Bebchuk, Effi Benmelech, Nittai Bergman, Itay Goldstein, Zhiguo He, Kamil Herman, Deniz Igan, Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, Arvind Krishnamurthy, Wenli Li, Atif Mian, Prachi Mishra, Thomas Philippon, Philipp Schnabl, Hyun Shin, Amir Sufi, Thierry Tressel, Harald Uhlig, Michelle White and Carolina Villegas-Sanches.

The conference will conclude with a policy panel on “Macro-Financial Policies after the Crisis” chaired by Olivier Blanchard. The panel will include Franklin Allen, Randy Krozner, Larry Meyer, and Eswar Prasad.

More information about the conference can be found at http://www.imf.org/external/np/res/seminars/2009/arc/index.htm