Call for Papers: West Coast Workshop in International Finance

Submission Deadline: August 17th, 2018

The 7th annual West Coast Workshop in International Finance will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz on Friday, November 9th. (Past workshop agendas can be seen here.)

We encourage submissions in all areas of open-economy macroeconomics and international finance. Policy-relevant theoretical work, empirical research, computational work, and historical approaches are all welcome.

Please submit full papers via email to: [email protected].
The deadline for paper submissions is Friday, August 17, 2018.

The WCWIF organizing committee will select the papers to be presented at the conference and will notify presenters the first week in September. Paper presenters will be responsible for their own travel expenses.

The WCWIF 2018 organizing committee includes:


  • Yu-chin Chen, University of Washington
  • Grace Weishi Gu, UC Santa Cruz
  • Chenyue Hu, UC Santa Cruz
  • Mark Spiegel, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Romain Rancière, USC
  • Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley
  • Katheryn Russ, UC Davis
  • Kenneth Kletzer, UC Santa Cruz (Co-Chair)
  • Helen Popper, Santa Clara University (Co-Chair)

The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Economics at UC Santa Cruz, by the Department of Economics at Santa Clara University, and by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

13 thoughts on “Call for Papers: West Coast Workshop in International Finance

  1. pgl

    UC Santa Cruz is a really nice location. We have not heard from CoRev of late so maybe he has finally decided to write his paper. Wish him well!

  2. 2slugbaits

    CoRev Well, here’s your chance to unveil a working draft of that AER paper. Hopefully the California fires will be under control by November.

  3. Moses Herzog

    Somehow I feel melancholy I don’t have all the skills required to undertake this adventure.

    Maybe I can con CoRev into giving me 10 beers to be his paper advisor and PeakIgnorance to give me 5 beers for Stormfront links that say immigrants created wildfires?? Would SPLC put a price on my head for doing the latter?? It’s all so confusing now.

    1. Moses Herzog

      If that is accurate, my guess is it has almost nothing to do with the costs (they could nominate a small group and pay for the nominated finalists relatively easily, I assume Southwest Air has a San Fran hub, so, it would be pretty cheap). This is more likely a way to narrow it down to local area winners. If you’re from Massachusetts or an eastern state, anything short of something on par with the creation of penicillin (creation of the Black-Scholes model, whatever) and you can wish to win this contest in one hand, sh*t in the other hand, and see which one fills up first.

    2. Anonymous

      Are you really THAT cheap? It is a wonderful place. Do you need to the rest of us to subsidize your next vacation?

      1. Anonymous

        Anon, U Bet’cha! I want the rest of you to pay for my next vacation! You seem to think many have not already visited CA, and have differing opinions than it’s a wonderful place.

  4. Moses Herzog

    I just noticed SCU is a Jesuit University. It’s a good bet they have extremely high standards. The Jesuits are similar to the Jews—they don’t F___ around on anything education related.

    1. baffling

      it is interesting how we have the trolls who want to blame PR for its economic and energy mismanagement, but don’t want a market solution to bondholders who provided the funds for this mismanagement. why shouldn’t bondholders pay a price for a dysfunctional investment?

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