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SI 2014 Macroeconomics and Productivity

Susanto Basu, Nicholas Bloom, and Chad Syverson, Organizers

July 15, 2014

Longfellow Room

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



July 15, 2014

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Nezih Guner, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Gustavo Ventura, Arizona State University
Managers and Productivity Differences

Discussant: Francisco J. Buera, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and NBER

9:45 am

Dominick Bartelme, University of California at Berkeley
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Linkages and Economic Development

Discussant: Peter J. Klenow, Stanford University and NBER

10:30 am


11:00 am

Vasco M. Carvalho, CREI
Nico Voigtlaender, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Input Diffusion and the Evolution of Production Networks

Discussant: Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University and NBER

11:45 am

Ana Cecilia Fieler, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Marcela Eslava, Universidad de los Andes
Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER
Trade, Skills, and Quality Upgrading: A Theory with Evidence from Colombia

Discussant: Joaquin Blaum, Brown University

12:30 pm


Joint session with CRIW

1:30 pm

Ruediger Bachmann, Goethe University Frankfurt
Steffen Elstner, IFO Institute
Surprise, Surprise - Measuring Firm-level Investment Innovations

Discussant: Michael F. Bryan, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

2:15 pm

Christian Fons-Rosen, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland and NBER
Bent Sorensen, University of Houston
Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, ESADE-Universitat Ramon Llull
Vadym Volosovych, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Foreign Ownership, Selection, and Productivity

Discussant: John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Growth in Cities and Countries

Discussant: Daniel K. Fetter, Wellesley College and NBER

4:00 pm


5:15 pm

Reception – Grand Ballroom B