International Economics 2009

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Fall 2009 Schedule

Date Speaker  Subject 
September 9th  David Atkin (Yale)  Trade, Tastes and Nutrition in India
September 16th Bruce Blonigen (U. of Oregon) Measuring the Benefits of Foreign Product Variety with an Accurate Variety Set (with Anson Soderbery)
September 23rd Gita Gopinthah (Harvard) Estimating the Border Effect: Some New Evidence (with Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, Chang-Tai Hsieh, and Nicholas Li)
September 30th Victor Shlychkov (Columbia PhD Student)  
October 7th Dave Donaldson (MIT) Railroads of the Raj: Estimating the Impact of Transportation Infrastructure
October 14th Gordon Hanson (San Diego) Exporting Christianity:  Governance and Doctrine in the Globalization of Protestant Denominations (with Chong Xiang)
October 21st Yoichi Sugita (Columbia PhD Student) Matching, Quality, and Comparative Advantage:  A Unified Theory of Heterogeneous Firm Trade
October 28th Philippe Martin (U. of Paris) How do Different Exporters React To Exchange Rate Changes? Theory, Empirics and Aggregate Implications (with Nicolas Berman and and Thierry Mayer)
November 4th Tom Holmes (U. of Minnesota) An Alternative Theory of the Plant Size Distribution with an Application to Trade (with and John J. Stevens)
November 11th Kei-Mu Yi (Philadelphia Federal Reserve) Structural Transformation in an Open Economy (with Jing Zhang)
November 18th Dilip Mookherjee (Boston U.) Middlemen Margins and Globalization (with Pranab Bardhan and Masatoshi Tsumagari)
November 25th Thanksgiving  
December 2nd Christian Keuschnigg (U. of St. Gallen) Corporate Finance and Comparative Advantage (with Peter Egger)
December 9th Martin Gonzalez-Eiras (U. de San Andres) An Optimal Voting Rule for the IMF

Spring 2009 Schedule

Date Speaker  Subject 
January 21st    
January 28th    
February 4th    
February 11th    
February 18th Arvind Panagariya (joint with Purba Mukerji) (Columbia)  
February 25th Eric Verhoogen Exports and Wage Premia: Evidence from Mexican Employer-Employee Data
March 4th Elhanan Helpman (Harvard)  Inequality and Unemployment in a Global Economy (with Oleg Itskhoki and Stephen Redding)
March 11th Juan Carlos Hallak (San Andreas)  Exporting Behavior under Quality Constraints (with Jagadeesh Sivadasan)
March 18th Spring Break  
March 25th Jee Hyung Park Enforcing International Trade Agreements with Imperfect Private Monitoring: Private Trigger Strategies and a Possible Role for the WTO
April 1st Rob Feenstra  Effects of Terms of Trade Gains and Tariff Changes on the Measurement of U.S. Productivity Growth (with Marshall Reinsdorf and Matthew Slaughter)
April 8th Stephen Yeaple (Penn State)  Global Production and Trade in the Knowledge Economy (with Wolfgang Keller)
April 15th Kala Krishna (Penn State)  Trade Policy with Endogenous Entry Revisited (with Ling Hui Tan)
April 22nd Charles Engel (Wisconsin)  Currency Misalignments and Optimal Monetary Policy: A Reexamination
April 29th Enrique Mendoza (UMD)  A Solution to the Default Risk-Business Cycle Disconnect