The 19th Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference: A Note from the Organizer

Author:Emine Boz
Pages:20-20
 
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Emine Boz
eboz@IMF.org
The Research Department
held the 19th Jacques Polak
Annual Research Conference on
November12, 2018. This years
conference brought together
researchers and policymakers to
discuss “International Spillovers and
Cooperation,” a timely topic given
the potentially large cross-border
spillovers but decreasing appetite
for cooperation. Uncertainties about
the size and direction of spillovers
abound in all policy areas, so the
conference featured six academic
sessions covering a wide range
of topics, including scal policy
spillovers, design of implementable
rules for international monetary
policy coordination, and the
consequences of trade protection
in an increasingly interconnected
world. The Mundell-Fleming
lecturer, Raghu Rajan, focused
on the spillovers from easy
liquidity and its implications for
multilateralism. A high-level policy
panel comprising Agustin Carstens,
Takatoshi Ito, Silvana Tenreyro,
and Ksenia Yudaeva discussed
the global implications of rising
trade protectionism as rhetoric has
increasingly turned into action, the
role that multilateral institutions
can play in facilitating international
cooperation, and the policy
challenges faced by emerging
marketsas monetary policy
normalizes in large economies.
ON THE ANNUAL RESEARCH
CONFERENCE: A NOTE FROM
THE ORGANIZER
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