October 4, 2004
Campus hosts international economics conference
By Jennifer McNulty
Leading economists will gather for the Seventh Annual International
Economics Conference at UCSC on October 15 and 16. Sponsored
by the Santa Cruz Center for International Economics (SCCIE),
the event will take place in the University Center.
The conference brings together international economists for
the presentation of research papers and the lively exchange
of ideas in an informal setting. The events begin at 9:30 a.m.
on Friday, October 15, and end with a luncheon on October 16.
The keynote dinner address will be delivered October 15 by Guillermo
Calvo, a Distinguished University Professor and the director
of the Center for International Economics at the University
of Maryland. Calvo, who is serving as chief economist at the
Inter-American Development Bank, will discuss the challenges
facing developing countries in the 21st century in an address
entitled, Learning from Crises: Emerging Markets at Crossroads.
His presentation, which begins at 7:45 p.m., will be followed
by a short panel discussion.
Other conference presenters include Doireann Fitzgerald of
UCSC, Andrew Newman of University College London, Devashish
Mitra of Syracuse University, Maurice Obstfeld of UC Berkeley,
Helene Rey of Princeton, Carlos Vegh of UCLA, and Stephen Yeaple
of the University of Pennsylvania. A full agenda is available
online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This years conference coincides with events celebrating
the move of SCCIE and the Economics Department to the new Engineering
2 Building at UCSC. Conference attendees are encouraged to attend
a wine reception that begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, October 15,
in the new building. The gala dinner and keynote address will
begin at 7 p.m. in the University Center.
This conference is part of a series of events in celebration
of UCSCs 40th anniversary.
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