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WCWIF 2012


West Coast Workshop on International Finance and Open Economy Macroeconomics

October 19, 2012.

Leavey School of Business,
Lucas 126,
Santa Clara University

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Marianne Farag
Administrative Assistant
Department of Economics
SCU (408) 554-4341
Organized By:
Joshua Aizenman, UCSC
Michael Hutchison, Department of Economics, UCSC
Helen Popper, Department of Economics, SCU



West Coast Workshop
International Finance /Open Economy Macroeconomics
October 19, 2012
Santa Clara University -- 126 Lucas Hall
8:30-9:00    Coffee and Rolls
9:00-9:45                 “Risk Sharing with the Monarch: Contingent Debt and Excusable Default in the Age of Philip II
Mauricio Drelichman, University of British Columbia.
Discussant: Philip Brock, University of Washington

9:45-10:30               “Crisis and Commitment: Inflation Credibility and the Vulnerability to Sovereign Debt Crises
Manuel Amador, Stanford University.
Discussant: Brian Wright, UC Berkeley

10:45-11:30 “The Effect of Capital Controls and Prudential FX Measures on Options-Implied Exchange Rate Volatility and Tail Risk
Thomas Wu, UC Santa Cruz.
Discussant: Michael Melvin, BlackRock

11:30-12:15 Paper: “Financial reforms and growth: the role of savings,
Gonçalo Pina, Santa Clara University.
Discussant Katheryn Russ, UC Davis

12:15-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:15 “FX Options and Financial Crisis”
Yu-Chin Chen, University of Washington.
Discussant: Arunima Sinha, Santa Clara University

2:15-3:00 “Pass-through in Online Markets
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, UC Berkeley.
Discussant: Robert Dekle, University of Southern California

3:00-3:15 Break
3:15-4:00 “Threatening to Offshore in a Search Model of the Labor Market
Sylvain Leduc, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.
Discussant: Carl Walsh, UC Santa Cruz

4:00-4:45 "Asset Liquidity and International Portfolio Choice,"
Ina Simonovska, UC Davis
Discussant: Ken Kletzer, UC Santa Cruz

5:00-7:30 Hors d’ Oeuvres & Dinner
Adobe Lodge, Santa Clara University