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Call for Papers
First UTDT Workshop in International Economics and Finance

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 17-19, 1999

The first UTDT Workshop was held at UTDT from August 17-19, 1999.  The workshop is organized by the Center for International Economics at the University of Maryland and the Department of Economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

The Summer Camp in International Economics and Finance is a unique event that brings together top researchers, financiers, and policymakers from the North and the South to discuss recent theoretical and empirical advances in International Finance, with special emphasis on recent crises. One key advantage of holding these Camps in the South is that they facilitate the participation of policymakers that are directly dealing with these problems.

It is expected that over the years this type of intellectual exercise will help to identify key issues, and induce influential researchers to devote their energies to these issues. This type of policy-oriented research should eventually result in economic policies in the north and the south that will prevent these crises, induce macroeconomic stability, and foster growth.  Moreover, this workshop has proved successful in promoting collaboration between researchers from the North and South. 

A program committee formed by Guillermo Calvo, Enrique Mendoza, Andres Neumeyer, and Carlos Vegh will select the papers.  Theoretical and empirical research relevant for understanding the macroeconomic problems faced by Latin American countries are welcome. Please send an email indicating your willingness to participate in the summer camp to summer@utdt.edu.  Papers must be submitted in PDF format.  Decisions will be posted on the summer campís web site, http://www.utdt.edu/~summer