Society for the Advancement of Economic Theory

Illinois/SAET Conference on Debt, Default and Access to Credit

SAET co-sponsored a conference on Debt, Default and Access to Credit with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on December 2, 2011.

The conference was organized by Daniel Dias and Anne Villamil and took place in the Levis Faculty Center.

Conference Program

08:30 AMCoffee reception in 403 Levis Faculty Center
Session Chair: Christine Richmond (IMF)
09:00 AM"The stock of external sovereign debt: Can we take the data at ‘face value’?," Daniel Dias* (UIUC), Christine Richmond (IMF) and Mark L. J. Wright (Chicago FED and UCLA)
10:00 AM"Measuring Debt Stocks," Daniel Dias (UIUC), Christine Richmond (IMF) and Mark L. J. Wright* (Chicago FED and UCLA)
11:00 AMCoffee Break
Session Chair: Stephen Parente (UIUC)
11:30 AM"Sovereign Default and Banking," Igor Livshits* (Western Ontario) and Koen Schoors (Ghent University)
12:30 PMLuncheon
Session Chair: Nicholas Yannelis (University of Iowa)
01:30 PM"Banking and Default in General Equilibrium," Antonio Antunes (Bank of Portugal), Tiago Cavalcanti (Cambridge) and Anne Villamil* (UIUC)
02:30 PM"Underwriting Ventures: Trust But Verify," Juan Sanchez* (St. Louis FED), Harold L. Cole (U Penn) and Jeremy Greenwood (U Penn)
03:30 PMCoffee Break
Session Chair: Stefan Krasa (UIUC)
04:00 PM"Bankruptcy and Access to Credit in General Equilibrium," Matthew Hoelle* (Purdue)
05:00 PM"Credit Crunches and Credit Allocation in a Model of Entrepreneurship," Marco Bassetto* (Chicago FED), Marco Cagetti (Board), Cristina De Nardi (Chicago FED)
* denotes the speaker