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XVIII Workshop in International Economics and Finance

Date: 12 Mar 2015 to 13 Mar 2015

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala will host the XVIII Workshop in International Economics and Finance organized by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella,  the Office of the Chief Economist Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank, the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA), the Research Department of the Inter-American Development Bank and the Central Bank of Guatemala in 2015.

    • The Workshop will take place in Antigua on March 12 and 13, 2015

The workshop is a unique event that brings together top researchers and policy makers from the North and the South to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in International Economics and Finance. The goal of the meeting is to gain a better understanding of the macroeconomic problems faced by Latin American and The Caribbean countries and to encourage research on the subject. The program’s format will be similar to that of our past meetings. We will discuss approximately ten academic papers in closed seminar style sessions and there will be some sessions of a less technical nature open to a broader audience.


The papers to be presented in the academic sessions, selected by the program committee are:

Enrico Mallucci (London School of Economics) on: Domestic Debt and Sovereign Defaults

Diego Perez (Stanford University) on: Sovereign debt, domestic banks and the provision of public liquidity

Juan Pablo Xandri (Princeton University) on: Robust Conditional Predictions in Dynamic Games: An Application to Sovereign Debt

Federico Mandelman (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta) Remittances, Entrepreneurship and Employment Dynamics over the Business Cycle

Emilio Espino (UTDT) Unemployment Insurance in High Informality Countries

Jessica Torres (Tecnológico de Monterrey) on: Size-dependent firm regulations in a many-to-one assignment model

Gastón Navarro (New York University) on: Financial Crises and Endogenous Volatility

Victoria Nuguer (Banco de México) on: Risky Banks and Macroprudential Policy for Emerging Economies

Pablo Ottenello (Columbia University) on: Capital Unemployment, Financial Shocks, and Investment Slumps


Contact by email to utdtworkshop@utdt.edu


The organization of this event would not be possible without the financial support provided by: LACEA, the World Bank LAC Chief Economist Office, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Research Department and the Central Bank of Guatemala.

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