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International Finance and Macroeconomics Program Meeting

Ariel Burstein and Charles Engel, Organizers

October 30, 2015

2nd Floor Conference Room
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA



Thursday, October 29:



6:30 pm



Bambara Restaurant


25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)


Cambridge, MA

Friday, October 30:

7:45 am

Shuttle Service from the Royal Sonesta Hotel to the NBER

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:25 am

Javier Cravino, University of Michigan and NBER
Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan and NBER
The Distributional Consequences of Large Devaluations

Discussant: Michael Devereux, University of British Columbia and NBER

9:25 am


9:50 am

Gita Gopinath, Harvard University and NBER
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland and NBER
Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Chicago and NBER
Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, ESADE-Universitat Ramon Llull
Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe

Discussant: Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University and NBER

10:50 am

Doireann Fitzgerald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER
Stefanie Haller, University College Dublin
Yaniv Yedid-Levi, University of British Columbia
How Exporters Grow

Discussant: Costas Arkolakis, Yale University and NBER

11:50 am


12:45 pm

Philippe Bacchetta and Elena Perazzi, University of Lausanne
Eric van Wincoop, University of Virginia and NBER
Self-Fulfilling Debt Crises: Can Monetary Policy Really Help?

Discussant: Luigi Bocola, Northwestern University

1:45 pm


2:10 pm

George A. Alessandria, University of Rochester and NBER
Horag Choi, Monash University
The Dynamics of the U.S. Trade Balance and the Real Exchange Rate: The J Curve and Trade Costs?

Discussant: Brent Neiman, University of Chicago and NBER

3:10 pm

Hanno Lustig, Stanford University and NBER
Adrien Verdelhan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Does Incomplete Spanning in International Financial Markets Help to Explain Exchange Rates?

Discussant: Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University and NBER

4:10 pm