Breakfast and registration: 8:30-9:20 AM Light continental breakfast will be available outside of Classroom 120.
Morning Sessions: Classroom 120 Welcome remarks: 9:20-9:30 AM, Sankaran Venkataraman (UVA Darden)
Presiding: John McLaren (UVA) Keynote Address: 9:30-10:30 AM Chang-Tai Hsieh (Chicago Booth): “Why Does Trade Matter?”
Human Capital and Productivity: 10:30-11:30 AM Chong Xiang (Purdue) and Stephen Yeaple (Penn State): “The Productivities for Human Capital in the Global Economy” Discussant: Roberto Samaniego (GWU)
Lunch Address: 12 noon-1:15 PM (Classroom 150) Presiding: James Harrigan (UVA) Caroline Freund (Peterson Institute): “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Good, the Bad, and the Controversial”
Afternoon Sessions: Classroom 120
Trade and Asian Economies: 1:30-3:30 PM Presiding: Peter Debaere (UVA Darden)
Heiwai Tang (JHU) and Yifan Zhang (CUHK): "Do Multinational Firms Transfer Culture? Evidence on Female Employment in China" Discussant: Vivian Yue (Emory)
Asli Leblebicioglu (UT, Dallas), Ivan Kandilov (NCSU) and Ruchita Manghnani (UNC): "Trade Liberalization and Investment in Foreign Capital Goods: Evidence from India" Discussant: Mine Senses (JHU SAIS)
Coffee Break: 3:30-3:45 PM
Finance and Development: 3:45-5:45 PM Presiding: Daniel Murphy (UVA Darden)
Anil Jain (FRB) and M. Ali Choudhary (State Bank of Pakistan): "Finance and Inequality: The Distributional Impacts of Bank Credit Rationing" Discussant: Kieran Walsh (UVA Darden)
Alessandro Rebucci (JHU), Ambrogio Cesa-Bianchi (Bank of England) and Andrea Ferrero (Oxford): "Global Liquidity, Leverage, House Prices and Exchange Rates" Discussant: Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr (Federal Reserve Board)
Time allocation: one hour per paper; 40 minutes for presentation, 10 minutes for discussant, and 10 minutes for Q&A.
Program OrganizersPeter Debaere (UVA Darden), James Harrigan (UVA Economics), John McLaren (UVA Economics), Frank Warnock (UVA Darden) and Dennis Yang (UVA Darden)
Administrative Liaison: Kate Beach Associate Director for Global Engagement Darden School of Business, P.O. Box 6550, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22906 Tel: 434-243-2198; Email: BeachK@darden.virginia.edu