The 17th International Monetary Fund’s Jacques Polak Annual Research Conference has started at the headquarters in Washington DC. The Even will held Today and tomorrow (November 3–4, 2016) The event is live streamed and Here I provide you the link.
The theme of this year's conference is "Macroeconomics after the Great Recession." The conference will honour Olivier Blanchard’s contributions to economic research and policy.
Blanchard, a citizen of France, spent most of his professional life in Cambridge, MA. After obtaining his PhD in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1977, he taught at Harvard University, and returned to MIT in 1982. He was chair of the economics department from 1998 to 2003. In 2008, he became the economic counsellor and director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund. Blanchard retired from the International Monetary Fund in September 2015 and joined the Peterson Institute for International Economics as the first C. Fred Bergsten Senior Fellow in October 2015.
The conference will bring together an outstanding array of economists and policymakers, many of whom studied or worked in collaboration with Blanchard. Lawrence Summers (Harvard University) will deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture.
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