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Firms and the Distribution of Income: The Roles of Productivity and Luck

David Card, Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw, Organizers

November 13-14, 2015

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Obendorf Event Center, North Building, Room N302
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305



Friday, November 13

11:30 am

12:00 pm

Shuttle service from the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel to the Stanford-GSB


1:00 pm

Richard B. Freeman, Harvard University and NBER
Erling Barth, Institute for Social Research and NBER

James Davis, Bureau of the Census

Augmenting the Human Capital Earnings Equation with Measures of
Where People Work


Discussant: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia and NBER

2:00 pm

John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Henry Hyatt, Bureau of the Census
Erika McEntarfer, Bureau of the Census
Do Workers Move Up the Firm Productivity Job Ladder?

Discussant: Paul Oyer, Stanford University and NBER

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Chinhui Juhn, University of Houston and NBER
Kristin McCue, Bureau of the Census
Holly Monti,  Bureau of the Census
Brooks Pierce, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Firm Performance and the Volatility of Worker Earnings

Discussant: Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University and NBER

4:30 pm

Edward Lazear and Kathryn Shaw, Stanford University and NBER
Christopher Stanton, Harvard University and NBER
Who Gets Hired? The Importance of Finding an Open Slot

Discussant: Peter Kuhn, University of California at Santa Barbara and NBER

5:30 pm


5:40 pm

Shuttle service from the Stanford-GSB to the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel

6:30 pm

MacArthur Park Restaurant, 27 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301


Saturday, November 14

8:00 am

Shuttle service from the Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel to the Stanford-GSB

8:30 am


9:00 am

David Card and Patrick Kline, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Ana Rute Cardoso, IAE Barcelona (CSIC)
Jorg Heining, Institut fur Abreitsmarkt und Berufsforchung

Firms and Labor Market Inequality: A Review

Discussant: David Green, University of British Columbia

10:00 am

John M. Abowd, Cornell University and NBER
Kevin L. McKinney, Bureau of the Census
Nellie Zhao, Cornell University
Earnings Inequality Trends in the United States: Nationally Representative Estimates from Longitudinally Linked Employer-Employee Data

Discussant: Ian M. Schmutte, University of Georgia 

11:00 am


11:20 am

Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Heekyung Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Guillaume Saint-Jacques, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

CEO Pay and Information Technology

Discussant: Lowell Taylor, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER

12:20 pm

Jae Song, Social Security Administration
David Price, Stanford University
Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER

Nick Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Till von Wachter, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Firming Up Inequality

12:35 pm


1:30 pm

Stefan Bender, Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER

David Card, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER

Stefanie Wolter, Institute for Employment Research (FDZ)
Of Managers and Management: Evidence From Matched
Employer-Employee Data 

Discussant: Til Von Wachter, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER

2:30 pm   


2:45 pm

David Deming, Harvard University and NBER

Lisa Kahn, Yale University and NBER

Firm Heterogeneity in Skill Demands

Discussant: Ioana Marinescu, University of Chicago and NBER

3:45 pm