Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency

Young Scholars Conference: Growth and Development

Friday, January 29 – McCord Hall 276

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch and Registration
1:00p - 2:00 Simon Alder – University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Chinese Roads in India: The Effect of Transport Infrastructure on Economic Development
2:00p - 3:00p Fernando Parro – Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Trade and Labor Market Dynamics (with L. Caliendo and M. Dvorkin)
3:00p - 3:20p Coffee Break
3:20p - 4:20p Javier Cravino – University of Michigan
Trade Induced Structural Change and the Skill Premium
4:20p - 4:40p Coffee Break
4:40p - 5:40p Timo Boppart – IIES
Non-Homothetic Preferences and Industry Directed Technical Change (with F. Weiss)

Saturday, January 30 – McCord Hall 276

9:00a - 9:30a Continental Breakfast
9:30a - 10:30a Ezra Oberfield – Princeton University
Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa (with G. M. Grossman, E. Helpman, and T. Sampson)
10:30a - 11:30a Christopher Tonetti – Stanford University
The Growth Dynamics of Innovation, Diffusion, and the Technology Frontier (with J. Benhabib and J. Perla)
11:30a - 12:30p Lunch
12:30p - 1:30p Walker Hanlon – UCLA
Coal Smoke and the Costs of the Industrial Revolution
1:30p - 1:50p Coffee Break
1:50p - 2:50p Pablo Fajgelbaum – UCLA
State Taxes and Spatial Misallocation (with E. Morales, J.C.S. Serrato, and O. Zidar)
2:50p - 3:10p Coffee Break
3:10p - 4:10p Wyatt Brooks – University of Notre Dame
Learning Managerial Skills: Evidence from Kenyan Microenterprises (with K. Donovan and T.R. Johnson)
4:10p - 4:30p Coffee Break
4:30p - 5:30p Felipe Saffie – University of Maryland
Capital-Based Corporate Tax Benefits: Endogenous Misallocation through Lobbying (with T. Arayavechkit and S. Shin)