CEBRA : The sixth annual meeting of CEBRA-UAE

About The Event

Event Purpose

Strategic objectives / expected outcomes: The sixth annual meeting of CEBRA’s International Trade and Macroeconomic program will be joint with the fifth annual meeting of CEBRA’s International Finance and Macroeconomics program. The event will be co-hosted for the first time in the middle east and UAE by the Central Bank of the UAE, the Emirates Institute of Finance, and New York University Abu Dhabi. The keynote will be delivered by Hélène Rey (London Business School). The conference will feature a policy panel with the participation of Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (Chief Economist, IMF) and Philip Lane (Chief Economist, ECB).

Details of the event:

Details of the event: November 20, 2023

  • 8:45 AM
    Opening remarks:
    Assitant Governor: Ebrahim Al Zaabi
    General Manager of EIF: Noura Al Blooshi
  • 9:00 AM
    Policy Panel:
    Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas (International Monetary Fund), Philip Lane (European Central Bank, by Zoom), Andres Velasco (London School of Economics)
    Moderator: Bassem Kamar (CBUAE)
  • 10:00 AM – Coffee Break
  • 10:30 AM
    Trade-Policy Dynamics:
    Evidence from 60 Years of U.S.-China Trade: George Alessandria (University of Rochester)
    Discussant: Christian Aleman (NYUAD)
  • 11:30 AM
    Supply Chain Resilience:
    Evidence from Indian Firms

    Nitya Pandalai Nayar (University of Texas)
    Discussant: Laurent Pauwels (NYUAD)
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 2:30 PM
    Firm Adaptation and Production Networks: Structural Evidence from Extreme Weather Events in Pakistan:
    Johannes Boehm (Sciences Po)
    Discussant: Jordan Norris (NYUAD)
  • 3:30 PM
    Financial Crises and the Global Supply Network: Evidence from Multinational Enterprises:
    Sergi Basco (Universitat Barcelona)
    Discussant: Francesco Grigoli (CBUAE, on leave from IMF)
  • 4:30 PM – Coffee Break
  • 5:00 PM
    General Equilibrium Analysis of Multinational Financial and Trade Linkages:
    Chenyue Hu (University of California, Santa Cruz)
    Discussant: Barthelemy Bonadio (NYUAD)

November 21, 2023

  • 9:00 AM
    Sanctions and the Exchange Rate:
    Dmitry Mukhin (Londol School of Economics)
    Discussant: Chris Boehm (University of Texas, Austin)
  • 10:00 AM
    Inflation Expectations and the Supply Chain:
    Emiliano Evaristo Luttini (World Bank)
    Discussant: Samreen Malik (NYUAD)
  • 11:00 AM – Coffee Break
  • 11:30 AM
    Keynote address:
    Helene Rey (London School of Economics)
    Moderator: Jean Imbs (NYUAD)
  • 12:30 PM – Lunch
  • 2:30 PM
    Efficiency, Risk and the Gains from Trade in Interbank Markets:
    Matthias Hoelzlein (University of Notre Dame)
    Discussant: Oguzhan Cepni (CBUAE)
  • 3:30 PM
    The Contribution of Global Shocks, Country Shocks, and Sector Shocks to Economic Fluctuations:
    Lukas Boeckelmann (European Central Bank)
    Discussant: Raul Santaeulalia (NYUAD)
  • 4:30 PM – Coffee Break
  • 5:00 PM
    Unbalanced Financial Globalization:
    Damien Capelle (International Monetary Fund)
    Discussant: Alais Martin-Baillon (NYUAD)


St. Regis, Nation Towers, Corniche, Abu Dhabi
Emirates Institute of Finance