Conference on the Political Economy of International Finance (PEIF) - Agenda

Date & time

Oct 28-29, 2005, 8:30-5:15 pm EDT


University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109




October 28, 2005
University of Michigan

Sponsored by the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, Center for Political Studies, International Institute, and Department of Political Science






Continental Breakfast: 8:30-9:00am

Session 1: 9:00-10:15am

'The Political Economy of Nominal Macroeconomic Pathologies' Shanker Satyanath, New York University; Arvind Subramanian, International Monetary Fund.

Session 2: 10:30-11:45am

'Political Institutions, Political Risks, and Multinational Investors: Evidence from the Political Risk Insurance Industry' Nathan Jensen, Washington University, St. Louis.

Lunch: 11:45am-1:00pm

Session 3: 1:00-2:15pm

'The Design of IMF-Supported Programs: Does the Balance Sheet of the IMF Matter?' Oya Celasun, International Monetary Fund; Rodney Ramcharan, International Monetary Fund.

Session 4: 2:30-3:45pm

'Do Political Changes Trigger Debt Defaults? And Do Defaults Lead to Political Changes?' Michael Bordo, Rutgers University; Kim Oosterlinck, ULB.

Session 5: 4:00-5:15pm

'Fiscal Performance: Politics or Policy?' Ashoka Mody, International Monetary Fund; Stefania Fabrizio, International Monetary Fund.