Call for Papers
Seventh UTDT Workshop in International Economics and Finance

Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 10-13, 2004

The VII Workshop in International Economics and Finance organized by the department of economics at Universidad T. Di Tella and the research department of the Inter American Development Bank will be held in Buenos Aires on December 10-13, 2004.

The workshop is a unique event that brings together top researchers, financiers and policy makers 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 policy oriented conference open to the public.

We welcome papers on international economics, macroeconomics and finance that address issues of relevance for the economies of Latin America. Some topics of special interest are:

- Openness and growth.
- Sovereign debt and sovereign debt restructuring: new problems, new theories and new empirical evidence.
- Sudden stops in capital flows: models and estimation
- Fiscal policy in Latin America: theory and empirical regularities.
- Increasing exchange rate flexibility in emerging economies: are we better off without monetary rules?
- Models of credit markets and economic activity.

A program committee formed by José De Gregorio, Andrés Velasco, Andrés Neumeyer and Alejandro Hernández will select the papers to be presented in the brain storming sessions.

We anticipate that there will be more participants than the nine papers that 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.

We will cover the travel expenses of all speakers and discussants, and we hope to be able to fund other academic participants. However, we urge you to find other sources of funds, as we are running this on a limited budget.

Please, fill out this form to indicate your willingness to participate in the VI Workshop in International Economics and Finance at Universidad T. Di Tella. You may also do so be sending an email to by October 8, 2004. Papers must be submitted by email in PDF format to the same address. The program will be posted in the workshop's web site,, by November 5, 2004.

Please pass the news of this conference to other potentially interested scholars. We are especially interested in reaching advanced graduate students and young assistant professors.

Guillermo Calvo
Chief Economist
Interamerican Development Bank Economics

Pablo Andrés Neumeyer
Department of Universidad Torcuato Di Tella