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Policy Responses to Crises

Fourteenth  Jacques  Polak  Annual  Research Conference Research  Department, IMF

IMF Economic Forum

Date: NOVEMBER 8, 2013

Time: 3:30–5:00pm

Venue: HQ2 Conference Hall 1
1900 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C.

Financial crises often require immediate and comprehensive policy responses, call for major changes in financial sector policies, and can compel global coordination of policies. The Economic Forum discussed optimal policy responses to mitigate the adverse effects of crises.



Policy Responses to Crises

Moderated by
Olivier Blanchard OLIVIER BLANCHARD

Economic Counsellor and Director of the IMF Research Department

Olivier Blanchard is the Economic Counsellor and Director of IMF Research Department


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Featuring
Ben Bernanke BEN BERNANKE

Chairman of the Federal Reserve

Ben S. Bernanke is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


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Stanley Fischer STANLEY FISCHER

Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations

Stanley Fischer is a Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, he was the Governor of the Bank of Israel from 2005 to 2013.


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Kenneth Rogoff KENNETH ROGOFF

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University

Kenneth Rogoff is Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University. From 2001–2003, Rogoff served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund.


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Lawrence H. Summers LAWRENCE H. SUMMERS

Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University

Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University


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Conference Organizing Committee: M. Ayhan Kose (Conference Chair, IMF; Co-Editor, IMF Economic Review), Suman Basu, Mai Dao, Davide Furceri, and Rafael Portillo, (All IMF) and Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (Editor of the IMF Economic Review; University of California, Berkeley).

Conference Coordinator: Tracey Lookadoo