April 2, 2016

The Politics and Economics of International Finance Research Group Meeting

Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs with the generous support of the Andrew Quale, Jr. Fund

Location: Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

8:00-9:00 AM: Check-In

8:30-9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 AM: Welcome

9:10-10:30 AM: Barry Eichengreen,University of California, Berkeley, “International Currencies Past, Present and Future:Two Views From Economic History."


10:30-11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:20 PM: Lawrence Broz , University of California, San Diego, "The Congressional Politics of International Financial Stabilization"

12:20-1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30-2:50 PM: Hélène Rey, London Business School, “What's Wrong with the Trilemma”

2:50-3:10 PM: Coffee Break

3:10-4:30 PM: Roundtable Discussion: “Is there a renewed need for international policy coordination?”

  • Willem Buiter, Global Chief Economist, Citibank
  • Ken Rogoff, Harvard University
  • David Singer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Linda Tesar, University of Michigan

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