Research at the IMF
IMF Seminars, Conferences, and Workshops
IMF Conference on Global Linkages
The International Monetary Fund is organizing a conference on “Global Linkages” in Washington, D.C. on March 13-14, 2003, to be preceded by a pre-conference on April 26, 2002. Research papers are being sought that explore how economic linkages across countries have changed in recent years and what implications these changes have for policy makers in developed and emerging markets.
Under the heading of “Global Linkages,” suggested topics include the following:
An overarching goal of the conference is to generate a quantitative assessment of how important different cross-country linkages are in practice, by country and industry. Research papers should therefore have an empirical focus and use new datasets in addition to the latest econometric techniques. Papers with an emphasis on disaggregated data, such as firm-level, industry-level, or transactions-based data are especially desirable, though new approaches using macroeconomic time-series will also be considered.
Paper proposals (1000 words) should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28, 2002. Proposals should be as explanatory and comprehensive as possible and include the affiliation of all authors and the questions to be examined. Special focus should be placed on the empirical techniques to be used and the description of the data. If available, preliminary drafts reflecting new, original work may also be submitted for consideration. The conference will feature a majority of papers by outside economists, as well as a few by IMF staff.
Prospective contributors will be invited to a pre-conference on April 26, 2002 in Washington, D.C. where they will make a 20 minute presentation of their proposal. The purpose of this pre-conference is to facilitate an exchange of ideas among researchers and to ensure that papers are mutually complementary. A subset of the conference papers is likely to be published as a symposium in The Review of Economics and Statistics, subject to meeting any requirements of the organizing committee and the journal’s standard process for review. In addition, all papers and datasets will be posted on a “Global Linkages” website following the conference.
Organizing Committee:Robin Brooks