19th Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference on "International Spillovers and Cooperation"

November 1-2, 2018

The International Monetary Fund will hold the Nineteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 1-2, 2018.

In an increasingly interconnected world, policies motivated by national objectives can have far reaching international consequences. These international externalities provide the basis for policy coordination and multilateral institutions. Backlash against globalization, however, has increased pressure on policymakers to step away from commitments to international cooperation and has undermined support for global institutions. This year’s conference on “International Spillovers and Cooperation” will bring together researchers and policymakers to discuss innovative research in this area and facilitate the exchange of views.

Registration to attend this year’s Annual Research Conference will commence mid-September. The conference is open to the public and registration is required (registration will include all conference sessions, the Mundell-Fleming Lecture, and the Economic Forum). Registered attendees will be required to present photo identification on entering the IMF at 1900 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington D.C. For questions regarding the conference, please email ARC@imf.org. Further information on the conference program will be posted on the IMF website (www.imf.org).

Conference Program Committee: Anil Ari (IMF), Gianluca Benigno (IMF, London School of Economics), Emine Boz (IMF, Co-Editor of the IMF Economic Review), Zoltan Jakab (IMF), Callum Jones (IMF), Roberto Piazza (IMF), Linda Tesar (Editor-in-Chief of the IMF Economic Review, University of Michigan), and Filiz Unsal (IMF)

Conference Coordinators: Tracey Lookadoo and Natalie Tate