These are the topics covered in West Coast Workshop on International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics, October 11th, organized by Michael Hutchison (UCSC) and Helen Popper (SCU).
Here’s the agenda:
Default and its Implications
- “Leverage and Beliefs: Risk Taking and Personal Experience in Collateralized Lending Transaction on the Amsterdam Stock Market, 1770-1775”, presented by Peter Koudijs, Stanford University. Discussant: Chris Meissner, University of California at Davis
- “A Tale of Two Countries: Sovereign Default and Trade”, presented by Grace Gu, University of California at Santa Cruz. Discussant: Kenneth Kasa, Simon Frasier University
International Finance and Macroeconomic Policy
- “The Rehabilitation of UIRP”, presented by Aris Protopapadakis, University of Southern California. Discussant: Ricardo Fernholz, Claremont McKenna
- “Macroeconomic Adjustment and the History of Crises in Open Economies”, presented by Joshua Aizenman, University of Southern California. Discussant Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University.
The International Macroeconomic Trilemma and Monetary Policy
- “Capital Controls, Global Liquidity Traps and the International Policy Trilemma”, presented by Michael Devereux, University of British Columbia. Discussant: Carl Walsh University of California at Santa Cruz
- “Market Deregulation and Optimal Monetary Policy in a Monetary Union”, Presented by Fabio Ghironi, University of Washington. Discussant: Betty Daniels, SUNY
International Financial Market Barriers and Integration
- “Non-Fundamental Dynamics and Financial Markets Integration”, presented by Giacomo Rondina, University of California at San Diego. Discussant: Goncalo Pina, Santa Clara University.
- “Capital Controls and Currency Wars”, presented by Anton Korinek, Johns Hopkins University. Discussant: Reuven Glick, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
This is a great line-up, and I wish I could attend (reading the papers seldom conveys all the nuances, and a lot of understanding comes from the back and forth between presenter, discussant and audience).
The conference website is here.