Mini-Conference on Networks and The Global Economy :


Dates:   May 21 and 22, 2011

Location:  PSTC, Mencoff Hall, 68 Waterman Street, Providence RI 02912

Organizers:  Itay Fainmesser, Kaivan Munshi;  Administrative Assistant:  Natalia Ignatyeva



May 21

9:30am - 10:00am: Gathering and refreshments

10:00am - 10:45am: Shachar Kariv (University of California, Berkeley), The Uncertainty of Trade in Networks

10:45am - 11:30am: Michael Gofman (University of Chicago Booth School of Business), A Network-Based Analysis of Over-the-Counter Markets

11:30am - 11:45pm: Break  

11:45pm - 12:30pm: Itay Fainmesser (Brown University), Intermediation and Strategic Default

12:30pm - 1:30pm:  Lunch

1:30pm - 2:15pm: Ana Babus (Princeton University), Asset Commonality, Debt Maturity and Systemic Risk

2:15pm - 3:00pm: Johan Walden (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley), Investor Networks in the Stock Market

3:00pm - 3:30pm: Break

3:30pm - 4:15pm: Alp Simsek (Harvard University), Fire Sales in a Model of Complexity, with Ricardo Caballero (MIT)

4:15pm - 5:00pm: Adam Zawodowski (Boston University), Entangled Financial Systems

5:00pm -6:00pm: Free time

6:00pm - 8:00 pm: Dinner


May 22

8:30am - 9:00am:  Breakfast

9:00am - 9:45am: Thomas Chaney (University of Chicago), The Network Structure of International Trade

9:45am - 10:30am: Vasco Carvalho (CREi and Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Aggregate Fluctuations and the Network Structure of Intersectoral Trade

10:30am - 11:00am: Break

11:00am - 11:45am: Matt Elliott (Stanford University), Inefficiencies in Networked Markets

11:45am - 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm - 1:45pm: Daron Acemoglu (MIT), Cascades in Networks and Aggregate Volatility