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Conference on International Economics

October 20–21, 2017 Houston

Co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and University of Houston

Friday, October 20
Houston Branch of the Dallas Fed, San Jacinto Room
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Welcome Remarks
  Daron Peschel, Senior VP, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
8:45 a.m. Sovereign Default Risk and Firm Heterogeneity
  Cristina Arellano, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Yan Bai, University of Rochester; and Luigi Bocola, Northwestern University
Discussant: Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland
9:50 a.m. Break
10:05 a.m. Dynamic Geography of the Population and Economic Response to Sea Level Rise
  Klaus Desmet, SMU; Robert Kopp, Rutgers University; David Nagy, CREI; Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton University; and Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University
Discussant: Francisco Buera, Washington University
11:10 a.m. Break
11:25 a.m. International Currencies and Capital Allocation
  Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University; Brent Neiman, University of Chicago; and Jesse Schreger, Harvard University
Discussant: Eric van Wincoop, University of Virginia
12:30 p.m. Lunch: Brazos Room
  Moderated discussion with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert Kaplan
2:00 p.m. Optimal Spatial Policies, Geography and Sorting
  Pablo Fajgelbaum, UCLA and Cecile Gaubert, UC-Berkeley
Discussant: Arnaud Costinot, MIT
3:05 p.m. Break
3:20 p.m. Consumption-led Growth
  Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University; Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, UC-Berkeley; and Oleg Itskhoki, Princeton University
Discussant: Fabrizio Perri, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
4:25 p.m. Break
4:40 p.m. Tradability and the Labor-Market Impact of Immigration: Theory and Evidence
  Ariel Burstein, UCLA; Gordon Hanson, UC-San Diego; Lin Tian, Columbia University; and Jonathan Vogel, UCLA
Discussant: David Atkin, MIT
5:45 p.m. Adjourn
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Saturday, October 21
UH; Bauer Business School, Melcher 140
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Sector Level Economies of Scale: Estimation Using Trade Data
  Dominick Bartelme, University of Michigan; Arnaud Costinot, MIT; Dave Donaldson, Stanford University; and Andres Rodriguez-Clare, UC-Berkeley
Discussant: Susanto Basu, Boston College
9:35 a.m. Break
9:50 a.m. Banking, Trade, and the Making of a Dominant Currency
  Gita Gopinath, Harvard University and Jeremy Stein, Harvard University
Discussant: Andres Drenik, Columbia University
10:55 a.m. Adjourn
11:30 a.m. Box Lunch

Organizers

  • Kei-Mu Yi
  • Mike Sposi
  • Mark Wynne