CEBRA hosts four sessions at the meetings of the Western Economic Association International (WEAI) in Portland (OR), June 29 – July 3, 2016. The time schedule of the sessions will be posted on the web page of WEAI later this year.

CEBRA’s committee consisted of Yu-Chin Chen (UW Seattle), Anthony Landry (Bank of Canada), Federico Mandelman (FRB Atlanta), Friederike Niepmann (FR Board), Galina Hale (FRB SF – CEBRA Program Chair for WEAI), John Rogers (FR Board), and Andrei Zlate (FRB Boston). The call can be accessed here.

Bold indicates the scheduled presenter.

Session 203, July 2, 8:15-10am
1. Banks and trade

Presiding: Neeltje van Horen and Galina Hale

“The role of foreign banks in trade”
Stijn Claessens (FRB)
Omar Hassib (Maastricht University)
Neeltje van Horen (BoE)
Discussant: Raoul Minetti (Michigan State University)

“Bank linkages and international trade”
Julian Caballero (IADB)
Chris Candelaria (Stanford)
Galina Hale (FRBSF)
Discussant: Jennifer Poole (American University)

“Financial Intermediation, Resource Allocation, and Macroeconomic Interdependence”
Kemal Ozhan (University of Washington, Seattle)
Discussant: Andrei Zlate (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and IZA)

“Understanding Trade Finance: Theory and Evidence from Transaction-level Data”
Jaebin Ahn (IMF)
Discussant: TBD

Session 223, July 2, 10:15am-12pm
2. Real exchange rates:

Presiding: Anthony Landry and Yu-Chin Chen

“Why are exchange rates so smooth? A segmented asset markets explanation”
YiLi Chien (FRB St. Louis)
Hanno Lustig (Stanford University)
Kanda Naknoi (University of Connecticut)

“Fiscal policy shocks and real exchange rates”
David Parsley (Vanderbilt University)
Shang-Jin Wei (Columbia University)

“Regional RER dynamics in China”
Martin Berka (University of Auckland)
Yu-Chin Chen (University of Washington, Seattle)

“Accounting for real exchange rates using micro data”
Mario Crucini (Vanderbilt University)
Anthony Landry (Bank of Canada)

Session 259. July 2, 2:30-4:15pm
3. Global banks and international linkages

Presiding: Friederike Niepmann and John Rogers

“Cross-border bank flows and monetary policy”
Ricardo Correa (FRB)
Teodora Paligorova (Bank of Canada)
Horacio Sapriza (FRB)
Andrei Zlate (Boston Fed)
Discussant: Rhiannon Sowerbutts (Bank of England)

“Regulatory arbitrage in action: evidence from banking flows and macroprudential policy”
Dennis Reinhardt (Bank of England)
Rhiannon Sowerbutts (Bank of England)
Discussant: Enrico Malucci (FRB)

“Banks’ Organizational Structure and International Shock Transmission”
Christian Eufinger (IESE Business School)
Friederike Niepmann (FRB)
Bjoern Richter (University Bonn)
Discussant: Edith Liu (FRB)

“Global Liquidity and Corporate Financing in Mexico”
Mauricio Caraberin (Banco de Mexico)
Adrian de la Garza (Banco de Mexico)
Othon M. Moreno (Banco de Mexico)
Discussant: Bernardo Morais (FRB)

Session 283. July 2, 4:30-6:15pm
4. Labor mobility

Presiding: Andrei Zlate and Federico Mandelman

“On the Implications of Immigration Policy Restricting Citizenship: Evidence form the Dominican Republic,”
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University)
Susan Pozo (Western Michigan University)

“Offshoring, Low-Skilled Immigration, and Labor Market Polarization”
Federico Mandelman (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
Andrei Zlate (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and IZA)

“The Welfare Costs of Labor Market Mismatch”
David Arseneau (FRB)
Brendan Epstein (FRB)