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XX 2017 Workshop in International Economics and Finance

Date: 20 Mar 2017 to 21 Mar 2017

Time: 9:00 AM

Location: Central Bank of Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

The XX 2017 Workshop in International Economics and Finance organized by Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, the World Bank LAC Chief Economist Office, the Inter-American Development Bank’s Research Department, LACEA and the Central Bank of Argentina will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 20 and 21, 2017.

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 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.


  • Papers must be submitted in English and in PDF format
  • The deadline for submitting papers for this event is December 9, 2016 (CLOSED NOW)
  • The program will be posted on the workshop’s web site www.utdt.edu/ief-workshop, by December 20, 2016.

We welcome papers on International Economics, Macroeconomics and Finance that address issues of relevance for the economies of Latin America. Some topics of special interest are the following:

  • Monetary policy and financial stability in the face of lower growth and larger fiscal deficits
  • Monetary developments in the United States and capital flows to/from emerging markets
  • Trade and migration flows
  • Latin America and the commodity cycle: politics and economics
  • The economics of political discontent
  • Political economy of populism

The papers to be presented in the academic sessions will be selected by a program committee whose members include:

Tito Cordella, The World Bank
Emilio Espino, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella
Andrés Fernández, Inter-American Development Bank
George McCandless, Banco Central de la República Argentina
Juan Pablo Nicolini, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella & Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Samuel Pienknagura, The World Bank
Andrew Powell, Inter-American Development Bank


The I-Theory of Money (Yulik Sannikov, Princeton University)
Banks, Liquidity Management and Monetary Policy (Saki Bigio, University of California)
Credit Supply Shocks, Network Effects, and the Real Economy (Enrique Moral-Benito, Bank of Spain)
Optimal Regulation of Financial Intermediaries (Sebastián Di Tella, Stanford University)
Fiscal Policy, Sovereign Risk and Unemployment (Ignacio Presno and Juan Sánchez, FED)
Balance Sheet Effects in Colombia Non-Financial Firms (César Pabón, Fedesarrollo)
Taper Tantrums: QE, its Aftermath and Emerging Market Capital Flows (Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Labor Market Dynamics After Nominal Devaluations (Andres Drenik, Columbia University)
The Unemployment Accelerator (Andrés Blanco, University of Michigan)
Is The Monetarist Arithmetic Unpleasant? (Martin Uribe, Columbia University)
Financial Repression: Evidence and Theory (VV.Chari, University of Minnesota)

For more information, research@iadb.org

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 Argentina.

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