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Conference on International Economics

Dallas Fed

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, the University of Houston and the Banco de México will host the Third Annual Conference on International Economics in Dallas October 12–13, 2018. Leading academic researchers and central bankers will present and discuss papers on international trade and international macroeconomics.


  • October 12–13, 2018


  • Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
    2200 N. Pearl St.
    Dallas, TX 75201 
  • Directions


Friday, October 12, 2018
7:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Marc Giannoni
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
8:30 a.m. Capital Controls as Macroprudential Policy in a Global Economy
Scott Davis, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Michael Devereux, University of British Columbia
Discussant: Guido Lorenzoni, Northwestern University
9:40 a.m. Break
9:55 a.m. Heterogeneous Globalization: Offshoring and Reorganization
Andrew Bernard, Dartmouth College
Teresa Fort, Dartmouth College
Valerie Smeets, Aarhus University
Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus University
Discussant: Doireann Fitzgerald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
11:05 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m. Productivity and Misallocation in General Equilibrium
David Baqaee, University of California, Los Angeles
Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University
Discussant: Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Moderated discussion with Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Robert S. Kaplan
1:45 p.m. The Economics of Sovereign Debt, Bailouts and the Eurozone Crisis
Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California, Berkeley
Philippe Martin, Sciences Po
Todd Messer, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Harold Cole, University of Pennsylvania
2:55 p.m. Break
3:10 p.m. Quantifying the Losses from International Trade
Spencer Lyon, New York University
Michael Waugh, New York University
Discussant: Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
4:20 p.m. Break
4:35 p.m. Self-Fulfilling Debt Dilution: Maturity and Multiplicity in Debt Models
Mark Aguiar, Princeton University
Manuel Amador, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Discussant: Luigi Bocola, Stanford University
5:45 p.m. Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner
Saturday, October 13, 2018
8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 a.m. The Geography of Path Dependence
Treb Allen, Dartmouth College
Dave Donaldson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: Klaus Desmet, Southern Methodist University
9:40 a.m. Break
9:55 a.m. The Benefits of Labor Mobility for a Currency Union
Chris House, University of Michigan
Christian Proebsting, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Linda Tesar, University of Michigan
Discussant: Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Minnesota
11:05 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m. Spinning the Web: The Impact of ICT on Trade in Intermediates and Technology Diffusion
Réka Juhász, Columbia University
Claudia Steinwender, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: Samuel Kortum, Yale University
12:30 p.m. Box Lunch


  • Kei-Mu Yi
  • Ariel Burstein
  • Scott Davis
  • Mark Wynne