The International Monetary Fund will hold the Seventeenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 3–4, 2016. It promises to be an exciting opportunity to revisit a range of issues in macroeconomics that have been the focus of academic and policy debates in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The conference will be in honor of Olivier Blanchard, former economic counselor and director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund, and will host an excellent set of experts in the field, as well as a number of high-caliber discussants, such as: Francesco Giavazzi (Bocconi), Jeromin Zettelmeyer (Gov. of Germany), Charles Wyplosz (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Guido Lorenzoni (Northwestern), Anil Kashyap (U. Chicago), Giovanni Dell’Ariccia (IMF), Thomas Philippon (NYU), Peter Diamond (MIT), Giuseppe Bertola (EDHEC), Janice Eberly (US Treasury), Romain Duval (IMF), Jonathan Ostry (IMF), and Gian-Maria Milesi-Ferretti (IMF). The Mundell-Fleming Lecture will be delivered by Larry Summers (Harvard), and the Economic Forum Panel will include Olivier Blanchard (Peterson Institute), Stanley Fischer (Federal Reserve Board), Kristin Forbes (MIT and Bank of England) and Federico Sturzenegger (Central Bank of Argentina).