Annual IMF Research Conferences

Every year, the Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference brings together economists from the academia, the public and the private sectors, think tanks, and other constituencies to discuss innovative research in economics and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers.
The conference is open to the general public.


Last Updated: August 26, 2014
Cross-Border Spillovers: Fifteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference; November 13-14, 2014
Fifteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference; November 13-14, 2014: The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research in economics and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. The theme of this yearâ™s conference is Cross-Border Spillovers
Fourteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: Crises: Yesterday and Today, November 7-8, 2013
The International Monetary Fund will hold the Fourteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 7-8, 2013. The theme of this year's conference is “Crises: Yesterday and Today.” The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research on a wide range of issues on crises and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers.
Thirteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: Labor Markets through the Lens of the Great Recession, November 8-9, 2012
The IMF will hold the Thirteenth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 8-9, 2012. The theme of this year's conference is Labor Markets through the Lens of the Great Recession. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. Peter Diamond (MIT) will deliver the Mundell-Fleming lecture.
Monetary and Macroprudential Policies, Twelfth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, November 10-11, 2011
The IMF will hold the Twelfth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 10-11, 2011. The theme of this year's conference is Monetary and Macroprudential Policies. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. Hyun Song Shin (Princeton University) will deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture.
Jacques Polak Research Conference: Macroeconomic and Financial Policies after the Crisis, November 4-5, 2010
The International Monetary Fund will hold the Eleventh Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington DC on November 4-5, 2010. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research in economics, undertaken by both IMF staff and by outside economists, and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. Anil Kashyap (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) will deliver the Mundell-Fleming lecture.
Jacques Polak Research Conference: Financial Frictions and Macroeconomic Adjustment, November 5-6, 2009
The International Monetary Fund held the Tenth Annual Jacques Polak Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 5-6, 2009. The conference provided a forum for discussing innovative research in economics, undertaken both by IMF staff and by outside economists, and facilitated the exchange of views among researchers and policy makers. Ricardo J. Caballero (MIT) delivered the Mundell-Fleming lecture.
Macro-Financial Linkages — IMF Ninth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, November 13–14, 2008
The International Monetary Fund will hold the Ninth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference (ARC) at its headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 13-14, 2008. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research undertaken both by IMF staff and outside economists, and to facilitate an exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. The conference will feature research papers by prominent outside researchers as well as IMF economists, and Professor Jean Tirole will deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture. An Economic Forum will conclude the conference.
Exchange Rates -- Eighth Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, November 15-16, 2007
The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research undertaken both by IMF staff and outside economists, and to facilitate an exchange of views among researchers and policymakers. The conference will feature research papers by prominent outside researchers as well as IMF economists, Mr. Stanley Fischer will deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture. An Economic Forum will conclude the conference.
Capital Flows -- Seventh IMF Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference, November 9-10, 2006
The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research in economics, undertaken both by IMF staff and by outside economists, and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policymakers.
Sixth IMF Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: Reforms, November 3-4, 2005
The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research in economics, undertaken both by IMF staff and by outside economists, and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policy makers.
Fifth IMF Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: Policies, Institutions, and Instability Washington, D.C., November 4-5, 2004
The International Monetary Fund will hold its Fifth Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC, on November 4-5, 2004. The conference is intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research in international economics, undertaken both by IMF staff and by outside economists, and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policy makers.
Fourth Annual IMF Research Conference: Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Cycles, November 6-7, 2003
The International Monetary Fund held its Fourth Annual Research Conference at its headquarters in Washington, DC, November 6-7, 2003. The conference intended to provide a forum for discussing innovative research in international economics, undertaken both by IMF staff and by outside economists, and to facilitate the exchange of views among researchers and policy makers. This year's conference was devoted to Capital Flows and Macroeconomic Cycles, which can be interpreted broadly to include the interaction between macroeconomic fluctuations and international capital flows.
Third Annual IMF Research Conference: Capital Flows and Global Governance, November 7-8, 2002
The Third Annual Research Conference of the International Monetary Fund took place in Washington, DC, on November 7 and 8, 2002. Speakers included scholars from universities and other research institutions as well as young researchers in the Fund. This year's conference discussed capital flows and global governance. The Mundell-Fleming lecture was delivered by Guillermo Calvo, Chief Economist of the Inter-American Development Bank. A special issue of the IMF Staff Papers contains some papers presented at this conference
Second Annual IMF Research Conference -- November 29-30, 2001
This year's conference covered the economic consequences of large devaluations and currency crises, stabilization policies in emerging markets, and the political economy of economic reforms and IMF programs. The Mundell-Fleming lecture was delivered by the Fund's Chief Economist, Ken Rogoff, in honor of one of the pre-eminent scholars of modern international finance, Rudi Dornbusch.
First Annual IMF Research Conference -- November 9-10, 2000
The topics for this first conference include monetary and exchange rate policy in crisis situations, private sector involvement in crisis resolution, exchange-rate regimes and currency unions, and effects of adjustment programs. The Mundell-Fleming lecture was delivered this year by Prof. Maurice Obstfeld of the University of California, Berkeley. A Special Issue of the IMF Staff Papers, published in 2001 contains some papers presented at the conference.