XXII Workshop in International Economics and Finance | Program

Monday 18th, March 2019

9.00-10.00

 

OPENING CEREMONY

Welcome Governor Brian Wynter (Bank of Jamaica)

Opening Remarks Minister Nigel Clarke

Keynote Address Carlos Fernandez Valdovinos

Administrative Announcements

Policy Session

10.00-11.00

Topic: Inflation Targeting: Lessons for Emerging Economies

Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria (Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis), Andrés Neumeyer (UTDT), Andrew Powell (IDB), Wayne Robinson (BoJ)

Chair: 

11.00-11.45

Coffee Break and Group Photograph

Session 1

11.45-12.15

Expectations' Anchoring and Inflation Persistence”

Francesca Caselli (IMF)

12.15-12.45

“No”Pain, All Gain? Exchange Rate Flexibility and the Expenditure-Switching Effect“

Nicolás Magud (IMF)

12.45-14.15

Lunch

Session 2


14.15-15.15

Self-Fulfilling Debt Crises, Revisited: The Art of the Desperate Deal

Harold Cole (University of Pennsylvania)

Discussant: Juan Passadore (IEF)


15.15-16.15

“Global Banks and Systemic Debt Crises”

Diego Pérez (New York University)

Discussant: Javier Garcia Cicco (BCRA)

16.15-16.45

Coffee Break

Session 3


16.45-17.45

“Monetary Independence and Rollover Crises”

Javier Bianchi (Minneapolis FED)

Discussant: Paulina Restrepo Echevarría (St. Louis Fed)


20.00

Cocktail Reception

Bank of Jamaica Foyer


Tuesday 19th, March , 2019 

09.00-10.00

“Escaping the Losses from Trade: The Impact of Heterogeneity on Skill Acquisition”

Gastón Navarro (Brown University)

Discussant: Julieta Caunedo (Cornell University)

10.00-10.30

Coffee Break

10.30-11.30

“Trade in Commodities and Business Cycle Volatility”

Fernando Leibovici (St. Louis FED)

Discussant: Constantino Hevia (UTDT)


11.30-12.30

“Production Network Dynamics and the Propagation of Shocks”

Federico Huneeus (Princeton University)

Discussant: Danial Lashkari (Boston College and Yale)


12.30-14.00

 Lunch

Session 4


14.00-15.00

“Collateral Booms and Information Depletion”

Alberto Martin (CREI)

Discussant: Juan Pablo Xandri (Princeton University)


15.00-16.00

Aggregate Dynamics in Lumpy Economies”

Andrés Blanco (University of Michigan)

Discussant: Andrés Drenik (Columbia University)

16.00-16.30

Coffee Break

Session 5


16.30-17.30


“Ramsey Taxation in the Global Economy”

VV Chari (University of Minnesota)

Discussant: Pablo Kurlat (Stanford University)

17.30-18.00

CLOSING EXCERCISE

Closing Remarks – Conference Chairman

Presentations

Vote of Thanks

18.30-19.30

(TENTATIVE) Bob Marley Museum Tour