Friday, November 7, 2014

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Friday, October 17

8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:45 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

John C. Williams, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

9:00 a.m. Session 1: International Competitiveness and Stabilization Policy

Paul Bergin, University of California, Davis
Giancarlo Corsetti, University of Cambridge

Discussants: Fabio Ghironi, University of Washington
Paolo Pesenti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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9:55 a.m. General Discussion


10:10 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m. Session 2: Uncertainty Betas and International Capital Flows

François Gourio, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Michael Siemer, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Adrien Verdelhan, MIT Sloan School of Management

Discussants: Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas, University of California, Berkeley
Michael Bauer, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

11:25 p.m. General Discussion
11:35 p.m. Break
11:50 p.m. Session 3: How much do Bank Shocks Affect Investment? Evidence from Matched Bank-Firm Loan Data

Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
David Weinstein, Columbia University

Robert Dekle, University of Southern California
Katheryn Russ, University of California, Davis

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12:45 p.m General Discussion
1:00 p.m Lunch
2:25 p.m. Session 4: Rapid Aging and Pension Reform: The Case of China

Hui He, International Monetary Fund
Ning Lei, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
Dongming Zhu, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

Discussants: Steven Lugauer, University of Notre Dame
Vivian Yue, Emory University|Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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3:20 p.m. General Discussion
3:35 p.m. Break
3:50 p.m. Session 5: The Implications of a Graying Japan for Government Policy

R. Anton Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Douglas H. Joines, University of Southern California

Alan J. Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley
Gary D. Hansen, University of California, Los Angeles

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4:45 p.m. General Discussion
5:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:45 p.m. Keynote Address: Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University

Scheduled session speakers in bold.