March 12, 2022

The Politics and Economics of International Finance Research Group Meeting

Sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government

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

Conference Chairs

Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School.

Jeffry A. Frieden, Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University.


9:00–9:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast

9:30–9:40 a.m. | Welcome

9:40–11:10 a.m. | Atif Mian, Department of Economics, Princeton University. “Global Inequality and R”

  • Background Material:

11:10–11:30 a.m. | Coffee Break

11:30–1:00 p.m. | Policy Panel: “The International Macroeconomic Situation: Inflation, Interest Rates, and Stabilization”

Jason Furman, Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers (2013–2017).

Maurice Obstfeld, Class of 1958 Professor of Economics, UCB, and former Chief Economist IMF (2015–2018).

1:00–2:00 p.m. | Lunch

2:00–3:30 p.m. | Rachel Wellhausen, Department of Government, University of Texas at Austin. "Investor-State Disputes and the Protection of Foreign Investment"

3:30–3:45 p.m. | Coffee Break

3:45–5:15 p.m. | James Robinson, Harris School, University of Chicago. “Culture, Institutions and Social Equilibria”

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