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The Philadelphia Fed Policy Forum

November 22, 2002

The second annual Philadelphia Fed Policy Forum, "Crises, Contagion, and Coordination: Issues for Policymakers in the Global Economy," was held on November 22, 2002 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The Policy Forum, organized by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia's Research Department, brought together a group of highly respected academics, policymakers, and market economists, for a discussion of important macroeconomic and monetary policy issues that the Federal Reserve will need to grapple with in the coming year. The Policy Forum was not intended to be a traditional academic conference on monetary policy, nor was it intended to be a discussion of issues relevant to the next FOMC meeting. Rather, the Policy Forum took a longer term perspective and attempted to engage the right people in a discussion of current macroeconomic research and its implications for monetary policy.