International Macroeconomics and Finance

The International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF) Programme is one of the three successors to the old International Macroeconomics (IM) Programme.

Research in the International Macroeconomics and Finance (IMF) programme covers, inter alia:

  • International macroeconomics;
  • International financial architecture;
  • International crisis research;
  • Exchange rate research; and
  • Other research related to international macroeconomic linkages and policy.

The Programme is directed by Philippe Bacchetta (University of Lausanne).

The IMF Programme has two regular events.

The first is an annual Programme Symposium, which is held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Macroeconomic of Global Imbalances group. The symposium is held in March, rotating among hosting institutions.

The second is the European Summer Symposium for International Macroeconomics (ESSIM) which will be joint with the other IM successor programmes. ESSIM, CEPR’s long-standing annual symposium for International Macroeconomics, brings together Europe's top macroeconomists with a few US-based scholars for an intensive and highly interactive 4-day conference. There is no central theme for ESSIM rather researchers present their best, current research on macroeconomics. The papers presented are selected on the basis of an annual call for papers.

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