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The 9th 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: 2020 • 2019 • 2018 • 2017 • 2016 • 2015 • 2014 • 2013

All times listed below are Central Standard Time.


Friday, December 3, 2021
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Welcome Lunch

1st Floor Dining Room

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Barriers to Global Capital Allocation
Bruno Pellegrino (Presenter), University of Maryland
Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University
Romain Wacziarg, University of California, Los Angeles
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm
The Hedging Channel of Exchange Rate Determination
Gordon Liao, Harvard University
Tony Zhang (Presenter), Federal Reserve Board of Governors
2:40 pm - 2:50 pm
2:50 pm - 3:50 pm
Foreign Currency as a Barrier to International Trade: Evidence from Brazil
Todd Messer, Federal Reserve Board
3:50 pm - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Exchange Rate Disconnect Redux
Ryan Chahrour, Boston College
Vito Cormun, Santa Clara University
Pierre De Leo (Presenter), University of Maryland
Pablo Guerron-Quintana, Boston College
Rosen Valchev, Boston College
5:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Conference adjourns for the day
6:00 pm - 6:00 pm

1504 E 55th Street, Chicago, IL

Saturday, December 4, 2021
8:00 am - 8:00 am
8:30 am - 9:30 am
Arbitraging Covered Interest Rate Parity Deviations and Bank Lending
Lorena Keller, University of Pennsylvania
9:30 am - 9:45 am
9:45 am - 10:45 am
Why is Dollar Debt Cheaper? Evidence from Peru
Bryan Gutierrez, Superintendencia de Banca
Victoria Ivashina, Harvard University
Juliana Salomao (Presenter), University of Minnesota
10:45 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Misallocation and Capital Market Integration: Evidence from India
Natalie Bau, University of California, Los Angeles
Adrien Matray (Presenter), Princeton University
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch Presentation: Multinational Banks and Financial Stability
Chris Clayton (Presenter), Yale University
Andreas Schaab, Harvard University
1:15 pm - 1:15 pm
Conference concludes