LACEA Sessions at the 2000 AEA Meetings in Boston

Boston AEA Meetings, January 7-9, 2000

There is a session organized by the Latin American and Caribbean Economic Association (LACEA) at the forthcoming meeting of the Allied Social Science Association in Boston, MA. The meeting runs from Sunday, January 7-9, 2000.

Attention LACEA Members: There will be a short LACEA general membership meeting, Saturday January 8th from 6:00 to 6:30 pm in the Marriott/Boston Room to discuss the new Journal, Latin American Economic Policy and other LACEA activities. All LACEA members and interested parties are invited to attend.

LACEA-Boston AES-ASSA 2000 Sessions January 7-9th

1. LACEA General Membership Meeting Saturday, January 8th - 6:00-6:30 pm, Marriott/Boston Univ. Room

2. Sunday, January 9, 2000 - 8:00-10:00 a.m.Marriott/Salon J&K

THE MICROECONOMICS OF INCOME DISTRIBUTION DYNAMICS IN EAST ASIA AND LATIN AMERICA (Joint session with the American Economic Association)

Presiding: Gary Fields, Cornell University

Vivi Alatas, Princeton University, and Francois Bourguignon, DELTA,France—The Evolution of the Distribution of Household Incomes in Indonesia: 1980-1996

Benu Bidani, World Bank, and Hyeok Jeong, University of Chicago—Explaining the Dynamics of Inequality in Thailand: 1981-1996

Francisco Ferreira, World Bank, and Ricardo Paes de Barros, IPEA—Climbing a Moving Mountain: Explaining the Decline in Income Inequality in Brazil from 1976 to 1996

Cesar Bouillon, Arianna Legovini, and Nora Lustig, Inter-American Development Bank—Mexico's Rising Inequality: The Contribution of Returns to Education, Participation Rates and Occupational Choice

Discussants:
James Heckman, University of Chicago
Ravi Kanbur, The World Bank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

3. Sunday, January 9, 2000 - 1:00 - 3:00pm; Mariott/Boston College Room

CHALLENGE OF EXCHANGE RATE MANAGEMENT

Presiding: Guillermo A. Calvo, University of Maryland

Caroline Betts, University of California and Timothy Kehoe, University of Minnesota—Tradability of Goods and Real Exchange Rate Fluctuations

Carlos Vegh and Amartya Lahiri, University of California, Los Angeles—Delaying the Inevitable: Optimal Interest Rate Policy and Balance of Payment Crises

Enrique G. Mendoza, Duke University and Martin Uribe, University of Pennsylvania—The Disastrous Trade-Offs of Exchange Rate Management: An Exploration in the Light of the Mexican Experience

Discussants:
Amartya Lahiri, University of California, Los Angeles
Michael Kumhof, Stanford University
Timothy Kehoe, University of Minnesota