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Fourth UTDT Workshop in International Economics and Finance

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 20-23, 2001

The fourth UTDT Workshop in International Economics and Finance will be held at Universidad T. Di Tella in Buenos Aires during the week August 20-23, 2001. This Workshop is the Summer Edition of the Camps in International Economics and Finance sponsored by LACEA and is organized by the Center for International Economics at the University of Maryland and the Department of Economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella.

The workshop 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 Economics and Finance. The goal of these meetings is to gain a better understanding of the macroeconomic problems faced by Latin American countries and to encourage research on the subject. The program's format will be similar to that of our past meetings. Three days will be devoted to the discussion of recent papers in the field, and one to a conference open to the public. The morning of each brainstorming day will be devoted to the presentation of three papers, while the afternoons will be free for informal interactions, and playing around Buenos Aires. Evenings are for wining, dining and Tango. If you are a skier, you can ski the Andes during the weekend.

A program committee formed by Guillermo Calvo, Enrique Mendoza, Andrés Neumeyer, and Carlos Vegh will select the papers in the brain storming session. We welcome theoretical and empirical research relevant for understanding the macroeconomic problems faced by Latin American countries. The conference open to the public will include policy makers as well as academics.

The invitation does not require presenting a paper. Actually, we anticipate that there will be more participants than the nine papers that we will be able to accommodate during the brainstorming sessions. Thus, the only requirement is your willingness to be an active participant during those three days.

For academic participants, we expect to be able to offer hotel accommodations and a round-trip economy class (cheapest) airfare. We urge you to find other sources of funds to cover transportation costs, as we are running this on a limited budget. Application forms for financial support will be posted in the web shortly.

Please, send us an email indicating your willingness to participate in the summer camp to summer@utdt.edu by March 12, 2001. If you would like to present a paper, send also a title, an abstract, and a paper (rough preliminary drafts are acceptable). Papers must be submitted in PDF format. Decisions will be posted in the summer camp's web site, htttp://www.utdt.edu/~summer, by April 1st, 2001.

The last camps in Santiago and Buenos Aires were a success, and we have every reason to believe that the next Summer Camp will not disappoint us.

With our best wishes,

Guillermo Calvo
U
niversity of Maryland
Universidad del CEMA
calvo@wam.umd.edu

Andy Neumeyer
Universidad Di Tella
paneumeyer@utdt.edu