Economic Fluctuations and Growth

Jennifer La'O and Giovanni L. Violante, Organizers

July 17, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Saturday, July 17
The format for each paper will be a 15-minute presentation by the author, followed by one 20-minute discussion, and then another 15 minutes of general audience discussion.
11:00 am
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pascual Restrepo, Boston University and NBER

Tasks, Automation, and the Rise in US Wage Inequality
Discussant: Per Krusell, Stockholm University and NBER
11:50 am
12:00 pm
Sergio de Ferra, University of Oxford
Kurt Mitman, Institute for International Economic Studies
Federica Romei, University of Oxford

Why Does Capital Flow from Equal to Unequal Countries?
Discussant: Cristina Arellano, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
12:50 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Francisco J. Buera, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER
Hugo Hopenhayn, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Yongseok Shin, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER
Nicholas Trachter, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Big Push in Distorted Economies
Discussant: Charles I. Jones, Stanford University and NBER
2:20 pm
2:30 pm
Martin S. Eichenbaum, Northwestern University and NBER
Joao Guerreiro, Northwestern University
Riccardo Bianchi Vimercati, Northwestern University

Fiscal Policy at the Zero Lower Bound without Rational Expectations
Discussant: John V. Leahy, University of Michigan and NBER
3:20 pm
3:40 pm
Cecilia R. Caglio, Federal Reserve Board
Matthew Darst, Federal Reserve Board
Ṣebnem Kalemli-Özcan, University of Maryland and NBER

Risk-Taking and Monetary Policy Transmission: Evidence from Loans to SMEs and Large Firms
Discussant: Yueran Ma, University of Chicago and NBER
4:30 pm
4:40 pm
Daniel Greenwald, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Matteo Leombroni, Stanford University
Hanno Lustig, Stanford University and NBER
Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh, Columbia University and NBER

Financial and Total Wealth Inequality with Declining Interest Rates
Discussant: Atif R. Mian, Princeton University and NBER
5:30 pm