Increase in Food and Fuel Prices—Seminar on Macroeconomic Impact, and Policy Responses

IMF staff will present a broad assessment of the impact of the surge in food and fuel prices on the balance of payments, budgets, prices, and poverty in a large sample of countries. The assessment is the work of a staff taskforce that also examined macroeconomic policy responses and the role of the IMF in helping countries to manages these shocks.

Opening Remarks by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn


Mark Plant, Deputy Director, IMF's Policy Development and Review Department


Thomas Helbling, Advisor, IMF's Research Department

Sanjeev Gupta Senior Advisor, IMF's Fiscal Affairs Department

Patricia Alonso-Gamo, Assistant Director, IMF's Policy Development and Review Department

Benedicte Christensen, Acting Director, IMF's African Department

Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Venue: IMF HQ1 Building, Meeting Hall A
700 19th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20431

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Guests should present a photo identification at the Visitors Entrance on the corner of 19th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue (white tent).


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