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International Finance and Macroeconomics Program Meeting

Laura Alfaro and Gita Gopinath, Organizers

March 27, 2015

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Charles Suites
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02142



Thursday, March 26:

6:30 pm

Bambara Restaurant

25 Edwin H. Land Boulevard (across the street from the Royal Sonesta Hotel)
Cambridge, MA 02141

Friday, March 27:

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University and NBER
Jean Tirole, Toulouse School of Economics
Deadly Embrace: Sovereign and Financial Balance Sheet Doom Loops

Discussant: Guido Lorenzoni, Northwestern University and NBER

9:20 am

Alberto Martin, CREI
Raquel Fernández, New York University and NBER
The Long and the Short of It: Sovereign Debt Crises and Debt Maturity

Discussant: Cristina Arellano, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER

10:10 am


10:30 am

Liliana Varela, University of Houston
Reallocation, Competition and Productivity: Evidence from a Financial Liberalization Episode

Discussant: Francisco Buera, University of California at Los Angeles

11:20 am

David Atkin, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Benjamin Faber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, University of Toronto
Retail Globalization and Household Welfare: Evidence from Mexico

Discussant: Jonathan Eaton, Brown University and NBER

12:10 pm

Lunch- Somerset Room

1:10 pm

Jesse Schreger, Harvard University
Benjamin Hebert, Harvard University
The Costs of Sovereign Default: Evidence from Argentina

Discussant: Vivan Yue, Emory University

2:00 pm


2:20 pm

Rosen Valchev, Duke University
Exchange Rates and UIP Violations at Short and Long Horizons

Discussant: Charles Engel University of Wisconsin and NBER

3:10 pm

Shaghil Ahmed, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Stephanie E. Curcuru, Federal Reserve Board
Francis E. Warnock, University of Virginia and NBER
Andrei Zlate, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
The Two Components of International Portfolio Flows

Discussant: Adrien Verdelhan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

4:00 pm