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WCWIF 2017

West Coast Workshop in International Finance 2017

The 5th annual West Coast Workshop in International Finance will be held at: 
Santa Clara University on Friday, November, 3rd.
Lucas Hall 107





Download the WCWIF 2017 Agenda in PDF format.

8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and Rolls


Exchange Rates and Monetary Policy, Chair: Grace Gu (UCSC)

9:00 - 9:45

Currency Manipulation,” Tarek Hassan (U. Chicago), Thomas Mertens (FRB San Francisco), and Tony Zhang (U. Chicago)

Discussant: Romain Ranciere (USC) 

9:45 - 10:30 

Should Central Banks Worry about Nonlinearities of their Large-Scale Macroeconomic Models?”  Vadym Lepetyuk (Bank of Canada), Lilia Maliar (Stanford), and Serguei Maliar (Santa Clara University) 

Discussant: Zheng Liu (FRB San Francisco) 

10:30 - 10:45 Break

Macroprudential Interactions, Chair: Fernanda Nechio (FRB San Francisco)


Optimal Macroprudential and Monetary Policy in a Currency Union,” Dmitriy Sergeyev (Bocconi University) 

Discussant: Giacomo Candian (HEC Montréal) 

11:30 - 12:15

Managing Capital Flows in the Presence of External Risks in the Presence of External Risks,” Ricardo Reyes-Heroles (Federal Reserve Board) and Gabriel Tenorio (Boston Consulting Group) 

Discussant: Sebastian Di Tella (Stanford) 

12:15 - 1:45 Lunch

Credit, Chair: Goncalo Pina (SCU)


U.S. Monetary Policy and Emerging Markets Credit Cycles,” Falk Bräuning (FRB Boston), Victoria Ivashina (Harvard) 

 Discussant: Vincenzo Quadrini (USC)  

2:30 - 3:15 

The Pricing of Sovereign Risk under Costly Information,” Grace Gu (UCSC) and Zachary Strangeby (U. Notre Dame)

Discussant: Ric Fernholz, (Claremont-McKenna) 

3:15 - 3:30 Break

Business Cycles, Chair: Thuy Lan Nguyen (SCU)


Protectionism and the Business Cycle,” Alessandro Barattieri (Collegio Carlo Alberto), Matteo Cacciatore (HEC Montréal), Fabio Ghironi (University of Washington) 

 Discussant: Katheryn Russ (UC Davis) 

4:15 - 5:00 

Are responses to demand shocks state dependent?Christoph Boehm (Princeton & UT Austin), Aaron Flaaen (Federal Reserve Board), Nitya Pandalai-Nayar (Princeton & UT Austin) 

 Discussant: Hikaru Saijo (UCSC) 

5:00 - 7:30 Reception and  Dinner in the Adobe Lodge


The WCWIF 2017 organizing committee includes:
Adrien Auclert, Stanford University
Yu-chin Chen, University of Washington
Michael Melvin, UC San Diego
Fernanda Nechio, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Romain Rancière, USC
Andrew Rose, UC Berkeley
Katheryn Russ, UC Davis
Helen Popper, Santa Clara University (Co-Chair)
Grace Weishi Gu, UC Santa Cruz (Co-Chair)

The workshop is sponsored by the Department of Economics at Santa Clara University, by the Department of Economics at UC Santa Cruz,
and by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.

Please share this call with colleagues who may be interested.

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


If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation, please call Marianne Farag
at (408) 554-4341 (voice)
or 1-800-735-2929 (TTY-California Relay) at least 72 hours prior to the event.