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In November 2008, Professor Barry Eichengreen from the University of California, Berkeley was invited to MAS under the Eminent Visitor Programme. During his visit, the professor delivered a public lecture on the origins of and responses to the credit crisis. While at MAS, Professor Eichengreen exchanged views with our staff and was consulted on some of our research projects, such as the characterisation of the downturn in the US economy, and global financial conditions. He contributed an article titled "The Dollar's Future as an International Currency", which appeared in the April 2009 issue of the MAS Macroeconomic Review.

Professor Andrew Rose, also from the University of California, Berkeley, visited MAS on an ad-hoc basis while on engagement at the National University of Singapore from July to August 2008. Professor Rose has been a regular visitor to MAS, and as in previous visits, he provided guidance on some of our ongoing research and surveillance work. In addition, he also contributed an article on "Economic Benefits from International Cooperation on the Environment" in the October 2008 issue of the MAS Macroeconomic Review. MAS collaborated with Assistant Professor Choy Keen Meng from Nanyang Technological University from February to April 2009 on a project examining sectoral business and employment cycles in Singapore. Assistant Professor Choy assisted MAS in developing the methodological aspects of the study and in the interpretation of the results obtained from the empirical analysis. The study was featured in the April 2009 issue of the MAS Macroeconomic Review.