Universidad Torcuato Di Tella

IEF Workshop

2001, Buenos Aires. IV Workshop in International Economics and Finance

August 20-22, 2001
Buenos Aires, Argentina

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BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS PROGRAM

MONDAY, AUGUST 20

"When is it optimal to abandon a fixed exchange rate?"
Carlos Vegh (UCLA) with Sergio Rebelo (NWU).
Discussant: Robert Flood (IMF).

"Competition in Sovereign Debt Markets and the Role of the IMF"
Bernardo Paasche (CMU) and Stanley Zinn (CMU).
Discussant: Kenneth Kletzer.

"Margin Calls, Trading Costs, and the Sudden Stops of Capital inflows into Emerging Markets"
Enrique Mendoza (Duke) with Katherin Smith.
Discussant: Fabrizio Perri (NYU).
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 21

"Herd Behavior and Contagion in Financial Markets"
Marco Cipriani (NYU) with Antonio Guarino.
Discussant: V. V. Chari (U of Minnesota).

"Financial Crises and Herds"
V. V. Chari (U of Minnesota) with Pat Kehoe.
Discussant: Franklin Allen (Wharton).

"Holding International Reserves in the Era of High Capital Mobility"
Nancy Marion (Dartmouth) with Robert Flood (IMF). 
Discussant: Craig Burnside (The World Bank).
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22

"Business Cycles in Emerging Economies: The Role of Interest Rates"
Fabrizio Perri (NYU) with Andy Neumeyer (UTDT).
Discussant: Martin Schneider (UCLA).

"The Composition of International Capital Flows: Risk Sharing Through Foreign Direct Investment"
Rui Albuquerque (Rochester). 
Discussant: Ivan Werning (U of Chicago).

"On the gains to international trade in risky financial assets"
Steve Davis (Chicago GSB) with S. Davis and J. Nalewaik
Discussant: Urban Jehrmann (Wharton and Minneapolis Fed).
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CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC POLICY

THURSDAY
, AUGUST 23

Opening
Mario Blejer, Vice-President, Banco Central de la Republica Argentina
Pablo A. Neumeyer, UTDT

New Deal Policies and the Persistence of the Great Depression 
Lecture: Lee Ohanian, UCLA 

Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Economies
Chair: Juan Pablo Nicolini 
Jose de Gregorio,
Banco Central de Chile 
Miguel Kiguel, Banco Hipotecario y Universidad Di Tella 
Barry Eichengreen, University of California, Berkeley

Capital Flows to Argentina: Is there an Immaculate Default?
Chair: Pablo Andrés Neumeyer
Gullermo Perry, The World Bank
Guillermo Mondino, Jefe del Gabinete de Asesores del Ministro de Economía 
Gerardo della Paolera, Universidad T. Di Tella 

Argentine Economic Policy:_Restoring Growth 
Chair: Guillermo Calvo
Pablo Guidotti,
UTDT and former Vice-Ministro de Economía 
Pablo Gerchunoff, UTDT and former Jefe del Gabinete de Asesores del Ministro de Economía 
Fernando Navajas, FIEL and former Jefe del Gabinete de Asesores del Ministro de Economía 
Federico Sturzenegger,  Secretario de Política Económica, Ministerio de Economía

Closing Remarks:
Guillerrmo Calvo, IADB