Global Linkages Conference
IMF Seminars, Conferences and Workshops
ECONOMIC FORUMS AND INTERNATIONAL SEMINARS
The 'Links' That Bind
Friday, January 31, 2003, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
IMF Auditorium (Enter via the IMF Center)
720 19th St. N.W., Washington, DC
Transcript of the proceedings
The transmission of economic activity across countries has become an important issue for policymakers in developed and emerging markets.
A key dimension is how linkages involving trade and capital flows synchronize real activity and financial markets across borders. This Forum will explore the relative importance of these linkages across countries and their meaning for investors, policymakers, and international financial institutions. Have co-movements become more important in recent years, and if so, why? What role have government policies played in the evolution of cross-border linkages that result in co-movements, and what policies should governments pursue going forward? The panel will address these and related questions.