The research summaries in the March 2012 issue of the IMF Research Bulletin are "Foreign Direct Investment and the Crisis: Is This Time Different?" (by Yuko Kinoshita) and "Food Prices and Inflation" (by James P. Walsh). The Q&A covers seven questions on "Unemployment through the Prism of the Great Recession" (by Prakash Loungani). This issue also launches a new feature "Conversations with Visiting Scholars" with an interview with Tom Sargent, winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Also included in this issue are details on visiting scholars at the IMF, a listing of recently published IMF Working Papers, and information on the next issue of "IMF Economic Review."
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Volume 60, No.1
Foreign Ownership and Firm Performance: Emerging Market Acquisitions in the United States
Anusha Chari, Wenjie Chen, and Kathryn M.E. Dominguez
Asymmetric Standing Facilities: An Unexploited Monetary Policy Tool
Gabriel Pérez Quirós and Hugo Rodríguez Mendizábal
How to Evaluate an Early Warning System: Toward a Unified Statistical Framework for Assessing Financial Crises Forecasting Methods
Bertrand Candelon, Elena-Ivona Dumitrescu, and Christophe Hurlin
Precautionary Savings in the Great Recession
Ashoka Mody, Franziska Ohnsorge, Damiano Sandri
Policy Corner: (Why) Should Current Account Balances Be Reduced?
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Conference on Policy Responses to Commodity Price Movements
The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey (CBRT), the International Monetary Fund, and the IMF Economic Review are organizing a conference on “Policy Responses to Commodity Price Movements.” The conference will be hosted by the CBRT and will take place in Istanbul on April 6-7, 2012. The conference will provide a forum to discuss innovative research on policy responses to changes in commodity prices in advanced and developing economies and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. For additional information on the conference, please visit http://www.imf.org/external/np/seminars/eng/2011/tur/index.htm or email Commodity2012@imf.org.