Call for Papers
Eighth UTDT Workshop in International Economics and Finance

Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2-5, 2005

The VIII Workshop in International Economics and Finance organized by the department of economics at Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and the research department of the Inter American Development Bank will be held in Buenos Aires on December 2-5, 2005.

The workshop is a unique event that brings together top researchers 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. The theme of the conference open to the public will be economic growth after deep financial crises.

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:

  • The real effects of financial crises: recessions and recoveries
  • Models of credit markets and economic activity.
  • 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.
  • Monetary policy in emerging economies.

A program committee formed by Guillermo Calvo, Fernando Alvarez, and Andrés Neumeyer will select the papers to be presented in the brain storming sessions.

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

Please indicate your willingness to participate in the VIII Workshop in International Economics and Finance at Universidad T. Di Tella by sending an email to by October 17, 2005. 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 4, 2005.

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

Pablo Andrés Neumeyer
Department of Economics
Universidad Torcuato Di Tella