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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

SI 2014 Political Economy Public Finance

Mikhail Golosov and Stephen Coate, Organizers

July 16, 2014

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Skyline Rooms AB
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

PROGRAM

 

Wednesday, July 16:

 

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

S. Nageeb Ali, University of California at San Diego
B. Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University and NBER
Xiaochen Fan, New York University
Predictability and Power in Legislative Bargaining

Discussant: Renee Bowen, Stanford University

10:00 am

Laurent Bouton, Georgetown University and NBER
Micael Castanheira, Universite libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)
Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Max Planck Institute
Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment

Discussant: Marina Agranov, California Institute of Technology

11:00 am

Break

11:20 am

Chris A. Bidner, Simon Fraser University
Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia
Francesco Trebbi, University of British Columbia and NBER
A Theory of Minimalist Democracy

Discussant:
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, London School of Economics and NBER

12:20 pm

Lunch

1:20 pm

Florian Scheuer, Stanford University and NBER
Alexander Wolitzky, Stanford University
Capital Taxation with Political Constraints

Discussant:
Christopher Sleet, Carnegie Mellon University

2:20 pm

Renee Bowen, Stanford University
Ying Chen, Johns Hopkins University
Hulya K. Eraslan, Johns Hopkins University
Jan Zapal,
IAE-CSIC,
Efficiency of Flexible Budgetary Institutions

Discussant: Marina Azzimonti, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

3:20 pm

Break

3:40 pm

Snehal Banerjee, Northwestern University
Qingmin Liu, Columbia University
Transparency versus Tone: Public Communication with Limited Commitment

Discussant:
Marco Bassetto, University College London

4:40 pm

David S. Miller, Federal Reserve Board
Commitment versus Discretion in a Political Economy Model of Fiscal and Monetary Policy Interaction

Discussant: Levon Barseghyan, Cornell University

5:40 pm

Adjourn

6:00 pm

Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel