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Meeting of the EFJK Growth Group

David Lagakos and Virgiliu Midrigan, Organizers

February 7, 2013

Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
101 Market Street
San Francisco, CA



Thursday, February 7:

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Philippe Aghion, Harvard University and NBER
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Optimal Capital versus Labor Taxation with Innovation-Led Growth

Discussant: Manuel Amador, Stanford University and NBER

10:00 am


10:15 am

Alberto Alesina, Harvard University and NBER
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University and NBER
Elias Papaioannou, London Business School and NBER
Ethnic Inequality

Oeindrila Dube, New York University

11:15 am

Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford
Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
Dietrich Vollrath, University of Houston
Urbanization with and without Structural Transformation

Discussant: Andres Rodriguez-Clare, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

12:15 pm


1:15 pm

John Asker, New York University and NBER
Allan Collard-Wexler, New York University and NBER
Jan De Loecker, Princeton University and NBER
Productivity Volatility and the Misallocation of Resources in Developing Economies

Discussant: Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago and NBER

2:15 pm


2:30 pm

Todd Schoellman, Arizona State University
Refugees and Early Childhood Human Capital

Discussant: Rodolfo Manuelli,
Washington University in St. Louis

3:30 pm

Anton Cheremukhin, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Mikhail Golosov, Princeton University and NBER
Sergei Guriev, New Economic School
Aleh Tsyvinski, Yale University and NBER
Was Stalin Necessary for Russia's Economic Development?

Discussant: Ellen McGrattan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NBER

4:30 pm