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Workshop on International Economics - November 30-December 1, 2012

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and New York University

Friday, November 30
Real Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy
Chair: Anastasios Karantounias, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:30 a.m. "Real Exchange Rate Variability in a Two-Country Business Cycle Model" PDF icon
Håkon Tretvoll

Presenter: Håkon Tretvoll, New York University
Discussant: Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
9:30 "Demography & International Capital Flows"
David Backus, Thomas Cooley, and Espen Henriksen

Presenter: David Backus, New York University [Presentation offsite icon]
Discussant: Kim Ruhl, New York University
10:30 Break
11:00 "Trade, Unemployment, and Monetary Policy" PDF icon
Matteo Cacciatore and Fabio Ghironi

Presenter: Matteo Cacciatore, HEC Montreal
Discussant: George Alessandria, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. "Structural Reforms in a Monetary Union: The Role of the ZLB PDF icon
Andrea Raffo, Andrea Ferrero, and Gauti Eggertsson

Presenter: Andrea Raffo, Board of Governors
Discussant: Toni Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Sovereign Debt
Chair: Pedro Silos, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
2:00 "International Reserves and Rollover Risk" PDF icon
Javier Bianchi, Juan Carlos Hatchondo, and Leonardo Martinez

Presenter: Javier Bianchi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant: Tim Kehoe, University of Minnesota
3:00 Break
3:30 "Dynamics of Sovereign Investment, Debt, and Default" PDF icon
Grey Gordon and Pablo Guerron-Quintana

Presenter: Pablo Guerron-Quintana, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Discussant: Yan Bai, University of Rochester
4:30 "Financial Globalization, Inequality, and the Rising of Public Debt" PDF icon
Marina Azzimonti, Eva de Francisco, and Vincenzo Quadrini

Presenter: Vincenzo Quadrini, University of Southern California
Discussant: Pablo D'Erasmo, University of Maryland
5:30 Reception
6:30 Dinner
Saturday, December 1
The Firm and the Open Economy
Chair: Kim Ruhl, New York University
9:00 a.m. "The Anatomy of French Production Hierarchies" offsite icon
Lorenzo Caliendo, Ferdinando Monte, and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg

Presenter: Ferdinando Monte, Johns Hopkins University [Presentation PDF icon]
Discussant: Marc Muendler, University of California, San Diego
10:00 "Technology Capital Transfer"
Thomas C. Holmes, Ellen R. McGrattan, and Edward C. Prescott

Presenter: Ellen R. McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Discussant: Natalia Ramondo, Arizona State University
11:00 Break
11:30 "Export Dynamics in Large Devaluations" PDF icon
George Alessandria, Sangeeta Pratap, and Vivian Yue

Presenter: Vivian Yue, Board of Governors
Discussant: Ariel Burstein, University of California, Los Angeles
12:30 Adjournment