This issue of the IMF Research Bulletin opens with a letter from the new editor, Rabah Arezki. The Research Summaries are a "Primer on 'Global Liquidity'" (Eugenio Cerutti, Stijn Claessens, and Lev Ratnovski); and "Trade Integration adn Business Cycle Synchronization" (Kevin Cheng, Romain Duval, and Dulani Senevirante). The Q&A column looks at "Seven Questions on the Global Housing Markets" (Hites Ahir, Heedon Kang, and Prakash Loungani). September 2014 issue of the Bulletin also includes updates on IMF Working Papers, Staff Discussion Notes, and Recommended Readings from the IMF Bookstore, as well as special announcements on new staff publications and the Fifteenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference. Also included is information on the latest issue of �IMF Economic Review� with a link to an article by Paul Krugman.
The International Monetary Fund will hold the Fifteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC on November 13–14, 2014. The conference promises to be an exciting opportunity to discuss topical policy issues related to cross-border spillovers.
The ARC Program Committee has lined up an excellent set of papers for the conference from Alan J. Auerbach (University of California, Berkeley) and Yuriy Gorodnichenko (University of California, Berkeley); Yan Bai (University of Rochester) and Cristina Arellano (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis); Julien Bengui (Université de Montréal) and Javier Bianchi (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Christoph Boehm (University of Michigan), Aaron Flaaen (University of Michigan) and Nitya Pandalai Nayar (University of Michigan); Marcos Chamon (IMF) and Márcio Garcia (PUC-Rio); Charles Engel (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Marcel Fratzscher (DIW Berlin, Humboldt-University Berlin), Marco Lo Duca (European Central Bank), and Roland Straub (European Central Bank); Simon Gilchrist (Boston University), Vivian Yue (Emory University and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta), and Egon Zakrajsek (Federal Reserve Board); Jonathan Heathcote (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Fabrizio Perri (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis); Anton Korinek (Johns Hopkins University); Joseba Martinez (New York University) and Thomas Philippon (New York University); and Eric van Wincoop (University of Virginia). Hélène Rey (London Business School) will deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture.
For further information on the program and details on how to register for the conference, please visit the IMF website (www.imf.org) or email ARC@imf.org.