The International Monetary Fund sponsored a project on "Global Linkages" that culminated in a conference held on January 30-31, 2003 in Washington, D.C. This project brought together researchers from academia, the IMF, and other policy institutions to present and discuss new empirical research exploring how economic linkages between countries have changed over time. The project was designed to explore the implications of changing global linkages for policy makers in developed and emerging markets. The project was jointly organized by Robin Brooks (IMF), Kristin Forbes (MIT), and Ashoka Mody (IMF).
A selection of the papers presented at this conference was published in the Review of Economics and Statistics, 86(3, August). Click here to go to the published volume.