Economics of Mobility

Sandra E. Black, Jesse Rothstein, and Kosar Jahani, Organizers

October 23, 2020

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, October 23
12:30 pm
Welcome
12:40 pm
Keynote
Lawrence F. Katz, Harvard University and NBER
1:10 pm
Alberto F. Alesina, Harvard University
Marlon Seror, UQAM
David Y. Yang, Harvard University and NBER
Yang You, The University of Hong Kong
Weihong Zeng, Xi'an Jiaotong University

Persistence through Revolutions
Discussant: Santiago Pérez, University of California, Davis and NBER
1:40 pm
Andrew Garin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jonathan L. Rothbaum, US Census Bureau

Was the Arsenal of Democracy an Engine of Mobility? The World War II Industrial Expansion and the Roots of Mid-century Manufacturing Opportunity
Discussant: Anna Aizer, Brown University and NBER
2:10 pm
Break
2:20 pm
Zachary Bleemer, Harvard University

Affirmative Action and Economic Mobility in California
Discussant: Marianne E. Page, University of California, Davis and NBER
2:50 pm
Christina Brown, University of Chicago
Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Geeta_Kingdon, UCL Institute of Education
Heather Schofield, University of Pennsylvania

Attention as Human Capital
Discussant: David J. Deming, Harvard University and NBER
3:20 pm
Break
3:30 pm
Sandra E. Black, Columbia University and NBER
Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Nolan G. Pope, University of Maryland
Joseph Price, Brigham Young University and NBER

Intergenerational Correlations in Longevity
Discussant: Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
4:00 pm
Elisa Jacome, Stanford University
Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER

U.S Intergenerational Mobility Over the 20th Century: Evidence from Survey Data
Discussant: Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
4:30 pm
Closing remarks
4:40 pm
Adjourn
Format: 20 minutes for paper, 5 minute discussion, 5 minute group questions