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Workshop on:
International Capital Flows and Exchange Rates

Dublin – Friday 6th September 2019
Venue: TRiSS Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin

8:30-8:55                 Registration and coffee break

8:55-9:00                 Welcome by Agustín Bénétrix (IMTCD, Trinity College Dublin)

9:00-9:20                 Opening Remarks: Vasileios Madouros (Central Bank of Ireland)

Chair:                     Livio Stracca (European Central Bank)

9:20-10:10               Monetary policy spillovers, capital controls and exchange rate flexibility, and the financial channel of                                  exchange rates,” Georgios Georgiadis(European Central Bank) and Feng Zhu (Bank for International                                  Settlements)
Discussant:             Olena Ogrokhinay (Lafayette College)

10:10-11:00          “When it Rains, it Drizzles: Capital Flows and Inflation Targeting,” Cesar M. Rodriguez (Portland State) and                                 Olena Ogrokhina (Lafayette College)
Discussant:            Fabrizio Venditti (European Central Bank)

11:0-11:20             Coffee break

Chair                    Vahagn Galstyan (Central Bank of Ireland)

11:20-12:10         “Bank business models as a driver of cross-border activities,” Mary Everett (Central Bank of Ireland),                                Peter McQuade (Central Bank of Ireland) and Michael O'Grady (Central Bank of Ireland)
Discussant:           Goetz von Peter (Bank for International Settlements)

12:10-13:00           “News, Sentiment and Capital Flows,” Kenza Benhima (Lausanne) and Rachel Cordonierx
                               (Swiss National Bank)
Discussant:            Michael Curran (Villanova)

13:00-15:30           Lunch (by invitation only)

Chair                     Agustín Bénétrix (Trinity College Dublin, IM-TCD)

15:30-16:20          “Search for Yield in Large International Corporate Bonds: Investor Behavior and Firm Responses,”
                               Charles W. Calomiris (Columbia Business School), Mauricio Larrain  (Universidad Catolica de Chile),
                               Sergio L. Schmukler (World Bank) and Tomas Williams (George Washington University)
Discussant:           Yi Huang (Graduate Institute Geneva)

16:20-16:40           Coffee break

16:40-17:30            “Global European banks and dollar (co-)dependence: how housing markets became internationally
                                 synchronized,” Torsten Ehlers (BIS), Mathias Hoffmann (The University of Zurich) and
                                 Alexander Raabe (Graduate Institute Geneva)
Discussant:             Patrick Honohan (PIIE, IMTCD, Trinity College Dublin)

17:30-18:30           Keynote: Martín Uribe (Columbia University) Exchange Rates and Uncovered Interest Differentials:
                               The Role of Permanent Monetary Shocks

20:15-22:45           Dinner (by invitation only)


Agustín S. Bénétrix (Trinity College Dublin, IM-TCD and Review of World Economics) - local
Vahagn Galstyan (Central Bank of Ireland and IM-TCD) - local
Maurizio Habib (European Central Bank)
Martin Schmitz (European Central Bank)
Laura Alfaro (Harvard University and Review of World Economics)
Paul Bergin (University of California at Davis and Review of World Economics)