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Development of the American Economy Program Meeting


Claudia Goldin, Organizer


March 7, 2015


2nd Floor Conference Room
1050 Massachusetts Avenue

Cambridge, Massachusetts




Friday, March 6, 2015

6:30 pm

Legal Sea Foods
5 Cambridge Center- Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

Saturday, March 7, 2015

7:45 am
8:20 am

Shuttle Van Departs the Royal Sonesta for the NBER
Shuttle Van Departs the Royal Sonesta for the NBER

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:00 am

Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Joshua Lewis, University of Montreal
Edson R. Severnini, Carnegie Mellon University
Benefits and Costs of Electricity Pre-Clean Air Act

10:00 am


10:10 am

B. Zorina Khan, Bowdoin College and NBER
Invisible Women: Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Family Firms
in France During Early Industrialization

11:10 am

Daniel K. Fetter, Wellesley College and NBER
Lee Lockwood, Northwestern University and NBER
Means-tested Old Age Support and Private Behavior: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program

12:10 pm

Lunch with a Luncheon Talk at 12:25 pm
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, WRJ Fellow and University of California at Berkeley
Public Insurance and Mortality: Evidence from Medicaid Implementation

1:15 pm

Michael Huberman, Université de Montréal
Christopher M. Meissner, University of California at Davis and NBER
Technology and Geography in the Second Industrial Revolution:
New Evidence from the Margins of Trade

Joint with Kim Oosterlinck

2:15 pm


2:25 pm

Felipe Gonzalez, University of California at Berkeley
Guillermo Marshall, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER
Start-up Nation? Slave Wealth and Entrepreneurship in Civil War Maryland

3:25 pm


3:35 pm

Emily Nix, Yale University
Nancy Qian, Yale University and NBER
The Fluidity of Race: Passing in the United States, 1880-1940

4:35 pm