March 28, 2015

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: Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia,The Role of Political Frictions in Financial Crises”  

10:30-11:00 AM: Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:20 PM: David Stasavage, New York University,What We Can Learn from the Early History of Sovereign Debt

12:20-1:30 PM: Lunch

1:30-2:50 PM: Gita Gopinath, Harvard University,Conducting Monetary Policy with High Public Debts

2:50-3:10 PM: Coffee Break

3:10-4:30 PM: Roundtable Discussion: “Is Germany's Current Account the New Imbalance of Concern?”

  • Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California, Berkeley
  • Carmen Reinhart, Harvard University
  • Ronald Rogowski, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Nouriel Roubini, New York University