Center for the Advanced Study in Economic Efficiency

November 4-5, 2016 – New Data and New Questions: Implications for Macroeconomics Conference

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Friday, November 4 – McCord Hall Rm 158

12:00p-1:00p Lunch
1:00p-2:00p Alberto Cavallo – MIT
The Billion Prices Project: Using Online Prices for Measurement and Research (with Roberto Rigobon)
2:00p-2:10p Break
2:10p-3:10p Scott Baker – Northwestern University
Shopping for Lower Sales Tax Rates (with Lorenz Kueng)
3:10p-3:20p Break
3:20p-4:20p Bettina Brüggemann – McMaster University
Hours Worked in Europe and the U.S.: New Data, New Answer (with Alexander Bick and Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln)
4:20p-4:30p Break
4:30p-5:30p Kevin Donovan – University of Notre Dame
Labor Force Transitions and Occupational Attachment Across Countries (with Jianyu Lu and Todd Schoellman)

Saturday, November 5 - McCord Hall Rm 158

9:00a-9:30a Continental Breakfast
9:30a-10:30a Moritz Kuhn – University of Bonn
Wealth and Income Inequality in the U.S. 1948-2013 (with Moritz Schularick and Ulrike Steins)
10:30a-10:40a Break
10:40a-11:40a Olivier Coibion – University of Texas, Austin
How Do Firms Form their Expectations? (with Yuriy Gorodnichenko and Saten Kumar)
11:40a-11:50a Break
11:50p-12:50p Rüdiger Bachmann – University of Notre Dame
What Drives Aggregate Investment? Evidence from German Survey Data (with Peter Zorn)
12:50p-2:00p Lunch
2:00p-3:00p Lucia Foster – US Census Bureau
Examining Macro Questions Using Census Bureau Data
3:00p-3:10p Break
3:10p-4:10p Kyle Herkenhoff – University of Minnesota
The Impact of Consumer Credit Access on Employment, Earnings and Entrepreneurship (with Gordon Phillips, and Ethan Cohen-Cole)
4:10p-4:20p Break
4:20p-5:20p Marianna Kudlyak – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
The Intensity of Job Search and Search Duration (with Jason Faberman)