Friday, December 9, 2016
9:15 a.m. Trade Integration and the Trade Balance in China
Presenter: George Alessandria, University of Rochester
Discussant: Joseph Steinberg, University of Toronto
10:30 Break
10:45 Sectoral Heterogeneity and the Gains from Trade
Presenter: Kei-Mu Yi, University of Houston
Discussant: Fernando Parro, Johns Hopkins University
Noon Lunch
1:30 p.m. Privately Leverage and Sovereign Default
Presenter: Yan Bai, University of Rochester
Discussant: Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Indiana University
2:45 Break
3:00 The Currency Composition of Sovereign Debt
Presenter: Diego Perez, New York University
Discussant: Vivian Yue, Emory University and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
4:15 Break
4:30 Optimal Time-Consistent Taxation with Default
Presenter: Tasos Karantounias, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Discussant: Pablo D'Erasmo, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Saturday, December 10, 2016
9:15 a.m. Migration, Exchange Rates, and Monetary Policy
Presenter: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Discussant: Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
10:30 Break
10:45 How Exporters Grow
Presenter: Doireann Fitzgerald, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Discussant: Kim Ruhl, Pennsylvania State University
Noon Adjournment