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International Finance and Macroeconomics Pricing Program Meeting


Charles Engel and Linda Tesar, Organizers


October 25, 2013


2nd Floor Conference Room

1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, MA 




Thursday, October 24

6:30 pm

Dante Restaurant
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Boulevard

Cambridge, MA 02142

Friday, October 25

7:45 am

Shuttle Van Departs the Royal Sonesta for the NBER

8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota and NBER
Alessandro Dovis, Pennsylvania State University
Patrick J. Kehoe, Federal Reserve of Minneapolis and NBER
Rethinking Optimal Currency Areas

Discussant: Oleg Itskhoki, Princeton University and NBER

9:30 am


10:00 am

Nicolas Couerdacier, Sciences Po and CEPR
Helene Rey, London School Business and NBER 

Pablo Winant, Paris School of Economics
Financial Integration and Growth in a Risky World

Discussant: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

11:00 am

Javier Bianchi, University of Wisconsin and NBER
Efficient Bailouts?

Discussant: Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California and NBER

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

Philippe Bacchetta, University of Lausanne and CEPR
Eric van Wincoop, University of Virginia and NBER
The Great Recession: A Self-Fulfilling Global Panic

Discussant: Fabrizio Perri, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER

2:00 pm


2:30 pm

Luis A. V. Catao, International Monetary Fund
Gian Maria Milesi-Ferretti, International Monetary Fund and CEPR
External Liabilities and Crises

Discussant: Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan and NBER

3:30 pm

Kristin Forbes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Marcel Fratzcher, DIW Berlin and CEPR
Roland Straub, European Central Bank
Capital Controls and Macroprudential Measures: What are They Good For?

Discussant: Graciela Kaminsky, George Washington University and NBER

4:45 pm