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
James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard Kennedy School.
Frieden, Jeffry A.
Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Department of Government, Harvard University.
Location: Belfer Case Study Room (S020), CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
8:30-9:00 AM: Continental Breakfast
9:00-9:10 AM: Welcome
9:10-10:40 AM: Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (Department of Economics, University of Maryland), “Corporate Leverage in the United States, Europe and Emerging Markets”
Dinlersoz, Emin, Sebnem Kalemli-Özcan, Henry Hyatt, and Veronika Penciakova. 2019. “Leverage over the Life Cycle and Implications for Firm Growth and Shock Responsiveness”. Publisher's Version
Kalemli-Özcan, Sebnem, Luc Laeven, and David Moreno. 2019. “Debt Overhang, Rollover Risk, and Corporate Investment: Evidence from the European Crisis”. Publisher's Version
Gopinath, Gita, Sebnem Kalemi-Özcan, Loukas Karabarbounis, and Carolina Villegas-Sanchez. 2019. “Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe .” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 1915-1967. Publisher's Version
10:40-11:00 AM: Coffee Break
11:00 AM-12:30 PM: Randall Stone (Department of Political Science, University of Rochester), “The Political Economy of the International Financial Institutions”
Chapman, Terrence, Songying Fang, Xin Li, and Randal W. Stone. 2019. “Mixed Signals: IMF Lending and Capital Markets.” B.J.Pol.S 47: 329–349.
Malik, Rabia, and Randall W. Stone. 2019. “Corporate Influence in World Bank Lending.” The Journal of Politics 80 (1): 103-118.
Stone, Randall W. “Chapter Two:The International Monetary Fund and the Post-Communist Transition.” Lending Credibility. Princeton and Oxford: Princeton University Press.
Stone, Randall W. “The Political Economy of IMF Lending in Africa.” American Political Science Review 98 (4): 577-591.
Stone, Randall W. “The Scope of IFM Conditionality.” International Organization 62: 589-620.
Stone, Randall W. Controlling Institutions: International Organizations and the Global Economy. Cambridge: Camrbidge University Press.
12:30-1:30 PM: Lunch
1:30-3:00 PM: Douglas Irwin (Department of Economics, Dartmouth College), “Clashing Over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy”
Irwin, Douglas A. 2018. “Understanding Current US Trade Policy Through the Lens of History.” Macroeconomic Review XVII (2).
3:00-3:15 PM: Coffee Break
3:15-4:30 PM: Panel Discussion on Emerging Markets
- Laura Alfaro (Warren Alpert Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School. Former Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy, Costa Rica)
- Arvind Subramanian (Visiting Lecturer, Harvard Kennedy School; Former Chief Economic Advisor, Government of India, 2014-18)
- Carmen Reinhart (Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School; former Senior Policy Advisor, International Monetary Fund)
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