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WCWIF 2014


West Coast Workshop on International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics

October 17, 2014.

Weigand Center [map] , Santa Clara University


Prof. Michael Hutchison, Department of Economics, UCSC
Prof. Helen Popper, Department of Economics, SCU

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Marianne Farag
Administrative Assistant
Department of Economics
Santa Clara University
SCU (408) 554-4341



8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Rolls

  Stability, Chair, Serguei Maliar, Santa Clara University

9:00 - 9:45 International Competitiveness and Stabilization Policy
  Paul Bergin, UCD
Giancarlo Corsetti, Cambridge University
Discussant: Viktoria Hnatkovska, University of British Columbia

9:45 - 10:30 "The Effects of Emerging Market Growth on Rich-Country Stability
  Vincenzo Quadrini, USC
Discussant: Takeo Hoshi, Stanford University

10:30 - 10:45 Break

  Spillovers from the G3, Chair, Nirvikar Singh, UC Santa Cruz

10:45-11:30 The Determinants of Sensitivity to Core G3 Economies
  Joshua Aizenman, USC
Menzie Chinn, University of Wisconsin
Hiro Ito, Portland State University
Discussant: Clas Wihlborg, Chapman University

11:30 - 12:15 Understanding the Cross Country Effects of US Technology Shocks
  Wataru Miyamoto, Columbia
Thuy Lan Nguyen, Santa Clara University
Discussant Joshua Aizenman, USC

12:15 - 1:45 Lunch at the Kouzes-Posner Terrace
Lucas Hall 3rd Floor

  Exchange Rates, Chair, Carl Walsh, UC Santa Cruz

1:45-2:30 Forecasting Exchange Rates
  Aaron Tornell, UCLA
Discussant: Reuven Glick, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

2:30 - 3:15 Imports, Exports, Dollar Exposure and Stock Returns
  Suparna Chakraborty, USF
Yi Tang, Fordham
Liuren Wu, Baruch College
Discussant Michael Melvin, Blackrock

3:15 - 3:30 Break

  Fiscal Practices in Emerging Markets, Chair, Fernanda Nechio, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

3:30-4:15 Fiscal Rules in Emerging Markets
  Michael Bergman, University of Copenhagen
Michael Hutchison, UCSC
Discussant: Goncalo Pina, Santa Clara University

4:15 - 5:00 The Rise in Home Currency Issuance
  Galina Hale, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Peter Jones, UCB
Mark Spiegel, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Discussant Ken Kletzer, UCSC

5:00 - 7:30 Reception and Dinner, Nobili Dining Room
Informal Comments: Carl Walsh on QE Exit

The organizers, Michael Hutchison (UCSC) and Helen Popper (SCU), thank UCSC, SCU, and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco for supporting this workshop.