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SI 2015 Macroeconomics Within and Across Borders

Mark L. J. Wright, Mark A. Aguiar, and Patrick Kehoe, Organizers

July 13-14, 2015

Skyline Rooms
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Monday, July 13

8:30 am

Coffee and pastries

9:00 am

Gaston Navarro, New York University
Juan Pablo Nicolini, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Pedro Teles, Banco de Portugal
Joao Ayres, University of Minnesota
Sovereign Default: The Role of Expectations

10:15 am


10:15 am

Raquel Fernández, New York University and NBER
Alberto Martin,
Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional
The Long and the Short of It: Sovereign Debt Crises and Debt Maturity

11:15 am


11:30 am

Francisco J. Buera, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University and NBER
The Global Diffusion of Ideas

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Juan Passadore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Juan P. Xandri Antuna, Princeton University
Robust Conditional Predictions in Dynamic Games: An Application to Sovereign Debt

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Erik Hurst, University of Chicago and NBER
Martin Beraja, University of Chicago
Juan Ospina, University of Chicago
The Aggregate Implications of Regional Business Cycles

3:45 pm


4:00 pm

Varadarajan V. Chari, University of Minnesota and NBER
Alessandro Dovis, Pennsylvania State University and NBER
Patrick Kehoe, University of Minnesota and NBER
Rethinking Optimal Currency Areas

5:00 pm


Tuesday, July 14

8:30 am

Coffee and pastries

9:00 am

Diego Perez, Stanford University
Sovereign Debt, Domestic Banks and the Provision of Public Liquidity

9:50 am


10:05 am

Lee E. Ohanian, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Mark L. J. Wright, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and NBER
Bad Investments and Missed Opportunities? Postwar Capital Flows to Asia and Latin America

10:55 am


11:10 am

Jesse Schreger, Harvard University
Wenxin Du, Federal Reserve Board
Sovereign Risk, Currency Risk, and Corporate Balance Sheets

12:00 noon

Lunch and adjourn