The Food and Fuel Price Crisis: Seminar on Recent Developments, Macroeconomic Impact, and Policy Responses

IMF staff will present an update to the July 2008 report on the impact of rising food and fuel prices, taking into account recent developments and scenarios for the coming months.

Opening Remarks by IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn


Hugh Bredenkamp, Deputy Director, IMF Strategy, Policy and Review Department


Patricia Alonso-Gamo, Assistant Director, IMF Strategy, Policy and Review Department

Benedicte Christensen, Deputy Director, IMF African Department

Sanjeev Gupta, Senior Advisor, IMF Fiscal Affairs Department

Thomas Helbling, Advisor, IMF Research Department

Date: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Time: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Venue: IMF HQ2 Building, Room 1A-280
700 19th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20431

Please note that due to security arrangements, an RSVP is required by September 22, 2008 to or (202) 623-7000

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