Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency

Macroeconomics Reunion Conference

Thursday, October 11

7:00 - 11:00 Happy Hour
Rula Bula Irish Pub

Friday, October 12

9:00 -10:00 Hubert Janicki, Census Bureau
"Employer-Provided Health Insurance in a Model with Labor Market Frictions"
Discussant: Alex Bick, Arizona State University
10:00 -11:00 Daniel Lawver, UC Santa Barbara
"Health Shocks and Policy Evaluation"
Discussant: Roozbeh Hosseini, Arizona State University
11:00 -11:30 Coffee
11:30 -12:30 Johanna Wallenius, Stockholm School of Economics
"Retirement, Home Production and Labor Supply Elasticities"
Discussant: Gustavo Ventura, Arizona State University
12:30 -1:30 Lunch
1:30 -2:30 Loris Rubini, Carlos III
"Deconstructing Firm Size Distributions: The Importance of International Trade"
Discussant: Natalia Ramondo, Arizona State University
2:30 -3:30 Seon Tae Kim, ITAM
"Corporate Credit Spreads and Business Cycles"
Discussant: Galina Vereschagina, Arizona State University
3:30 -4:00 Coffee
4:00 -5:00 Jorge Alonso, ITAM
"The Elasticity of the Informal Sector to Taxes and Transfers"
Discussant: David Lagakos, Arizona State University
5:00 -6:00 El-hadj Bah, University of Auckland
"Entry Cost, Financial Friction and Cross-Country Difference in Income and TFP"
Discussant: Ed Prescott, Arizona State University
6:00 Adjourn
7:30 Dinner: House of Tricks

Saturday, October 13

9:00 -10:15 Chris Herrington, Arizona State University
"Implications of Public Education Financing Systems for Earnings Inequality and Intergenerational Mobility"
Discussant: Gueorgui Kambourov, University of Toronto
10:15 -10:45 Coffee
10:45 -12:00 Kevin Donovan, Arizona State University
"Agricultural Risk, Intermediate Inputs, and Cross-Country Productivity Differences"
Discussant: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
12:00 -1:15 Lunch
1:15 -2:00 Yan Bai, University of Rochester
"Linkages Across Sovereign Debt Markets"
2:00 -2:45 Igor Livshits, University of Western Ontario
"Aggregate Fluctuations, Consumer Credit and Bankruptcy"
2:45 -3:30 Gueorgui Kambourov, University of Toronto
"Household Risk and Insurance Over the Life Cycle"
3:30 - 4:00 Coffee
4:00 -5:00 Julio Leal, CIDE
"Labor vs. Consumption Taxes, under Imperfect Enforcement: Effects on Productivity"
Discussant: Cara McDaniel, Arizona State University
5:00 -6:00 Kathryn Birkeland, University of South Dakota
"Redistribution and Access: Evaluating State Higher Education Financing and Student Aid Policies"
Discussant: Todd Schoellman, Arizona State University
6:00 Adjourn
6:30 Bus transport to dinner - Pick up in parking lot next to ASU Bookstore
7:00 -11:00 Dinner: Home of Ed and Jan Prescott
11:00 Return transport to Tempe Mission Palms

Program Organizers:   Berthold Herrendorf, Arizona State University
                                 Todd Schoellman, Arizona State University