Economics of Mobility

Sandra E. Black and Jesse Rothstein, Organizers

October 27, 2023

2nd Floor Conference Room, NBER, 1050 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138 and Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, October 27
8:00 am
8:30 am
Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
Will S. Dobbie, Harvard University and NBER
Benjamin Goldman, Harvard University
Crystal Yang, Harvard University and NBER
Sonya Porter, U.S. Census Bureau

Growing Class Gaps, Shrinking Race Gaps: Economic and Sociological Mechanisms Underlying Recent Trends in Intergenerational Mobility
Discussant: Elizabeth Ananat, Columbia University and NBER
9:20 am
Maggie R. Jones, U.S. Census Bureau
Charles A. Bee, U.S. Census Bureau
Amanda Eng, U.S. Census Bureau
Kendall A. Houghton, U.S. Census Bureau
Nikolas Pharris-Ciurej, U.S. Census Bureau
Sonya Porter, U.S. Census Bureau
Jonathan L. Rothbaum, U.S. Census Bureau
John L. Voorheis, U.S. Census Bureau

The Measurement of Income Growth, Mobility, and Volatility in the U.S. by Race-ethnicity and Gender
Discussant: Abigail K. Wozniak, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
10:10 am
10:40 am
Katherine Eriksson, University of California, Davis and NBER
Gregory Niemesh, Miami University and NBER
Myera Rashid, Northwestern University
Jacqueline Craig, Miami University of Ohio

Marriage and the Intergenerational Mobility of Women: Evidence from Marriage Certificates 1850-1920
Discussant: Patricia Cortés, Boston University and NBER
11:30 am
José-Antonio Espín-Sánchez, Yale University
Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER
Christopher Vickers, Auburn University

Women and the Econometrics of Family Trees (slides)
Discussant: Marie Connolly, Université du Québec à Montréal
12:20 pm
1:20 pm
Keynote Address by Sendhil Mullainathan, University of Chicago
2:05 pm
Cauê Dobbin, Georgetown University
Tom Zohar, CEMFI

Quantifying the Role of Firms in Intergenerational Mobility
Discussant: Matthew Staiger, Opportunity Insights
2:55 pm
3:25 pm
Leandro Carvalho, University of Southern California
Silvia H. Barcellos, University of Southern California and NBER
Titus J. Galama, University of Southern California
Marina Palma, FGV-Rio
Sjoerd van Alten, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

A Chip Off The Old Block? Genetics and Economic Mobility
Discussant: Dalton Conley, Princeton University and NBER
4:15 pm