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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

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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.

Ashoka Mody (Moderator)
Chief, Financial Studies Division
Research Department

Ashoka Mody

Stefano Cavaglia
Executive Director, Equity Strategy
UBS Asset Management

Stefano Cavaglia

Vincent Reinhart
Director of Monetary Affairs
Board of Governors
U.S. Federal Reserve System

Vincent Reinhart

Anoop Singh
Director, Western Hemisphere Department

Anoop Singh

Randy Kroszner
Council of Economic Advisers
U.S. White House

Randy Kroszner