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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

International Seminar on Macroeconomics

 

Jeffrey Frankel and Christopher Pissarides, Organizers

 

InterContinental Malta

Venus Suite, (Level 8)

St. George's Bay

St. Julian's, STJ 3310

Malta

 

June 17-18, 2011

 

PROGRAM

THURSDAY, JUNE 16:



7:30 pm Welcome Reception hosted by the Central Bank of Malta - InterContinental Malta, Al Fresco Gardens

(dress: Smart Casual)



FRIDAY, JUNE 17:

 

 

8:30 am

Registration and Welcome Coffee

 

 

9:00 am

Welcome and Opening Remarks

 

 

9:15 am

Barry Eichengreen, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

Andrew Rose, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

Flexing Your Muscles: Effects of Abandoning Fixed Exchange Rates for Greater Flexibility

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Jorge de Macedo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa and NBER

 

Kenneth West, University of Wisconsin and NBER

 

 

10:30 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:45 am

Claudio Michelacci, CEMFI

 

Alejandro Justiniano, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 

The Cyclical Behavior of Equilibrium Unemployment and Vacancies in the US and Europe

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Marcus Hagedorn, University of Zurich

 

Steinar Holden, University of Oslo

 

 

12:00 pm

Lunch

 

 

1:30 pm

Romain Wacziarg, UC, Los Angeles and NBER

 

Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University and NBER

 

Long-Term Barriers to the Diffusion of Innovations

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Rachel Ngai, London School of Economics

 

Linda Tesar, University of Michigan and NBER

 

 

2:45 pm

Giancarlo Corsetti, University of Cambridge

 

Luca Dedola, European Central Bank

 

Francesca Viani, Bank of Spain

 

Traded and Nontraded Goods Prices, and International Risk Sharing: An Empirical Investigation

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Mario Crucini, Vanderbilt University and NBER

 

Richard Clarida, Columbia University and NBER

 

 

4:00 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

4:15 pm

Andrei Levchenko, University of Michigan and NBER

 

Julian di Giovanni, International Monetary Fund

 

The Risk Content of Exports: A Portfolio View of International Trade

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Houston and NBER

 

Assaf Razin, Tel Aviv University and NBER

 

 

5:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 

7:00 pm

Departure from Hotel Lobby for Mdina Walking Tour

 

 

 

Official Dinner hosted by the Central Bank of Malta at Bacchus Restaurant

 

(dress: Smart Casual)

 

 

11:00 pm

Return to InterContinental Hotel

 

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 18:

 

 

9:00 am

Gilles Saint-Paul, Toulouse School of Economics

 

Toward a Political Economy of Macroeconomic Thinking

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Allan Drazen, University of Maryland and NBER

 

Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University and NBER

 

 

10:15 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:30 am

Joshua Aizenman, UC, Santa Cruz and NBER

 

Yothin Jinjarak, University of London

 

The Fiscal Stimulus in 2009-11: Trade Openness, Fiscal Space and Exchange Rate Adjustment

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Menzie Chinn, University of Wisconsin and NBER

 

Francesco Giavazzi, Bocconi University and NBER

 

 

11:45 am

Gianmarco Ottaviano, Bocconi University

 

Pricing-to-Market, Intra-Industry Reallocations and Macroeconomic Dynamics

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin and NBER

 

Paolo Pesenti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and NBER

 

 

1:00 pm

Lunch and Adjourn

 

2:30 pm

Departure from Hotel Lobby for Optional Sight-Seeing Tour

 

(dress: casual please note that the tour will include visits to places of worship where sleeveless wear and stiletto heels for women and shorts for men are not allowed)

 

 

6:30 pm

Return to InterContinental Hotel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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