The Research Summaries in the December 2012 IMF Research Bulletin look at "Market Failures and Macroprudential Policy" (Giovanni Favara and Lev Ratnovski) and "Measurement Matters for House Price Indices" (Mick Silver). The Q&A column looks at "Seven Questions on Turning Points of the Global Business Cycle." The Bulletin also includes a listing of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes, as well as a list of the top-viewed articles for the first three issues of IMF Economic Review in 2012. Information is also included on a call for papers for the conference "Asia: Challenges of Stability and Growth" to be held in Seoul in 2013.

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The Research Summaries in the December 2012 IMF Research Bulletin look at "Market Failures and Macroprudential Policy" (Giovanni Favara and Lev Ratnovski) and "Measurement Matters for House Price Indices" (Mick Silver). The Q&A column looks at "Seven Questions on Turning Points of the Global Business Cycle." The Bulletin also includes a listing of recent IMF Working Papers and Staff Discussion Notes, as well as a list of the top-viewed articles for the first three issues of IMF Economic Review in 2012. Information is also included on a call for papers for the conference "Asia: Challenges of Stability and Growth" to be held in Seoul in 2013.

Asia: Challenges of Stability and Growth

September 26–27, 2013

The Bank of Korea (BOK), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the IMF Economic Review are organizing a conference on “Asia: Challenges of Stability and Growth.” The conference will be hosted by the BOK and will take place in Seoul on September 26–27, 2013.

The conference will provide a forum to discuss innovative research on challenges of stability and growth that Asia is facing and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. The Program Committee welcomes papers addressing the following issues in the context of Asia:

• Managing capital flows

• Global imbalances

• Exchange rate determination

• Monetary and fiscal policy challenges

• Macroeconomic fluctuations

• Is there an Asian growth model?

• Rebalancing growth: internal vs. external considerations

• National savings

• Investment dynamics

• Financial sector development

• Productivity growth

• Demographic challenges

Papers that do not fit into these categories, but that are related to the main theme of the conference, are also welcome. Interested contributors should submit a draft paper or a 10-page proposal to the Program Committee. The proposal should include the title of the paper, the author(s)’s affiliation and contact information, the main questions to be examined, the most relevant literature, the intended contribution of the paper to the literature, and the possible data sets and methodology to be employed. All presenters will be reimbursed for travel expenses and accommodation.

Please submit your proposals by Friday, April 12, 2013 (e-mail to resasia@imf.org). Please use the contact author’s name as the name of the file. The Program Committee will evaluate all proposals in terms of originality, analytical rigor, and policy relevance and will contact the authors whose papers have been selected by late April, 2013. A 20-page work-in-progress draft will be required by Friday, June 7, 2013. Further information on the conference program will be posted on the IMF website (www.imf.org).

IMF Research Bulletin, December 2012
Author: International Monetary Fund. Research Dept.