XVIII Workshop in International Economics and Finance, Antigua, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

 09.15-09.30 Opening Remarks

 Sovereign Debt

09.30-10.40

Domestic Debt and Sovereign Defaults  

Enrico Mallucci (London School of Economics)

Discussant: Cristina Arellano

10.40-11.50

Sovereign Debt, Domestic Banks and the Provision of Public Liquidity

Diego Perez (Stanford University)

Discussant: Alberto Martin 

 

Coffee Break 

12.05-13.15

Robust Conditional Predictions in Dynamic Games: An Application to Sovereign Debt
Juan Pablo Xandri (Princeton University) and Juan Passadore (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Discussant: Pablo Kurlat 

13.15-14.45

Lunch 

Social Insurance and Informality 

14.45-15.55

Unemployment Insurance in High Informality Countries

Emilio Espino (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) & Juan Sánchez (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) 

 

Coffee Break 

16.10-17.30

Remittances, Entrepreneurship and Employment Dynamics over the Business Cycle

Federico Mandelman (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) & Alan Finkelstein Shapiro (Universidad de Los Andes)

Discusssant: Constantino Hevia

 

 

   Friday, March 13, 2015

 

Financial Crises


09.30-10.40

Financial Crises and Endogenous Volatility

Gaston Navarro (New York University)

Discussant: Tito Cordella 

 

Coffee Break 

10.40-11.50

Capital Unemployment, Financial Shocks, and Investment Slumps

Pablo Ottonello (Columbia University)

Discussant: Julieta Caunedo

  

12.05-13.20

Lunch 

13.20-14.30

Risk Banks and Macroprudential Policy for Emerging Economies

Victoria Nuguer (Banco de México) & Gabriel Cuadra (Banco de México)

Discussant: Andrés Fernández Martin

 

Entrepreneurship and Regulations 

14.30-15.40

Size-dependent Firm Regulations in a Many-to-one Assignment Model: Talent Misallocation and the Return to Skill

Jessica Torres Coronado (Tecnológico de Monterrey School of Government)

Discussant: Paulina Restrepo Echavarria 

 

Coffee Break 

15.55-17.15

Policy Session:Macroeconomic Policy Choices for Small Economies in the face of Global Monetary Policy Shifts and Volatile Flows of Capital and Remittances”

Angel Ubide (Peterson Institute for International Economics), Angel Alberola (Bank for International Settlements), Andrew Powell (Inter-American Development Bank) & Augusto de la Torre (The World Bank)

Chair: Julio R. Suárez (President, Bank of Guatemala) 

17.45-18.00

Closing Remarks: Humberto López

20.30

Conference Dinner