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The 8th International Macro Finance Conference will bring together a group of young faculty working at the intersection of international finance and international macro to discuss early stage research in an informal setting. The conference is sponsored by the International Economics Initiative at the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.

This conference is by invitation only. For more information please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

Previous Conference Agendas: 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013


All times listed below are Central Standard Time.

Agenda

Thursday, December 3, 2020
10:00 am - 10:35 am
Dollar Demand and International Risk Sharing
Rohan Kekre (Presenter), University of Chicago
Moritz Lenel, Princeton University
10:35 am - 10:45 am
Q&A
10:45 am - 11:00 am
(Optional) Breakout Room / Break
11:00 am - 11:35 am
Coping with Disasters: Two Centuries of International Official Lending
Sebastian Horn, University of Munich
Carmen M. Reinhart, Harvard University
11:35 am - 11:45 am
Q&A
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
(Optional) Breakout Room / Break
12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
International Comovement in the Global Production Network
Zhen Huo, Yale University
Andrei A. Levchenko, University of Michigan
Nitya Pandalai-Nayar (Presenter), University of Texas at Austin
12:35 pm - 12:45 pm
Q&A
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
(Optional) Breakout Room / Break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Social Hour
Friday, December 4, 2020
10:00 am - 10:35 am
The Origins of Serial Sovereign Default
Chenzi Xu (Presenter), Harvard University
Sasha Indarte, University of Pennsylvania
10:35 am - 10:45 am
Q&A
10:45 am - 11:00 am
(Optional) Breakout Room / Break
11:00 am - 11:35 am
Real Interest Rates, Inflation, and Default
Sewon Hur, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Illenin Kondo (Presenter), University of Notre Dame
Fabrizio Perri, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
11:35 am - 11:45 am
Q&A
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
(Optional) Breakout Room / Break
12:00 pm - 12:35 pm
Monetary Policy and Capital Flows with Heterogeneous Agents
Adrien Auclert, Stanford University
Matthew Rognlie, Northwestern University
Martin Souchier, Stanford University
Ludwig Straub (Presenter), Harvard University
12:35 pm - 12:45 pm
Q&A
12:45 pm - 1:00 pm
(Optional) Breakout Room / Break
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Social Hour