Insurance Working Group Meeting

Benjamin R. Handel and Motohiro Yogo, Organizers

February 8-9, 2019

SIEPR-Gunn Building, 366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, February 8
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Morning sessions will be held jointly with the Industrial Organization Program (Room 130)
25 minutes author, 20 minutes discussant, 15 minutes audience
9:00 am
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Michael J. Dickstein, New York University and NBER
Timothy McQuade, University of California, Berkeley
Petra Persson, Stanford University and NBER

Take-Up, Drop-Out, and Spending in ACA Marketplaces
Discussant: Jonathan T. Kolstad, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
10:00 am
10:15 am
Keaton S. Miller, University of Oregon
Amil Petrin, University of Minnesota and NBER
Robert Town, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
Michael Chernew, Harvard University and NBER

Optimal Managed Competition Subsidies
Discussant: Francesco Decarolis, Bocconi University
11:15 am
11:30 am
Gaston Illanes, Northwestern University and NBER
Manisha Padi, University of California at Berkeley

Competition, Asymmetric Information, and the Annuity Puzzle: Evidence from a Government-run Exchange in Chile
Discussant: Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
12:30 pm
Insurance Meeting continues (Lucas Room)
1:30 pm
David Schoenherr, Princeton University
Janis Skrastins, Washington University in St. Louis
Bernadus Doornik, Banco Central do Brasil

Unemployment Insurance, Strategic Unemployment, and Firm-Worker Collusion
Discussant: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Robin Greenwood, Harvard University and NBER
Annette Vissing-Jorgensen, Federal Reserve Board and NBER

The Impact of Pensions and Insurance on Global Yield Curves
Discussant: Monika Piazzesi, Stanford University and NBER
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Andrew Ellul, Indiana University
Anastasia Kartasheva, University of St. Gallen
Chotibhak Jotikasthira, Southern Methodist University
Christian Lundblad, University of North Carolina
Wolf Wagner, Erasmus University

Insurers as Asset Managers and Systemic Risk
Discussant: Valentin Haddad, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
5:00 pm
6:00 pm
Group Dinner - Indo Restaurant, 3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Saturday, February 9
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Radek Paluszynski, University of Houston
Pei Cheng Yu, University of New South Wales

Pay What Your Dad Paid: Commitment and Price Rigidity in the Market for Life Insurance
Discussant: Daniel Gottlieb, London School of Economics
9:30 am
9:45 am
Juan Pablo Atal, University of Pennsylvania
Hanming Fang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Martin Karlsson, University of Duisburg-Essen
Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Cornell University and NBER

Long-Term Health Insurance: Theory Meets Evidence
Discussant: Michael D. Whinston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
10:45 am
11:00 am
Michael Geruso, University of Texas at Austin and NBER
Timothy Layton, Harvard University and NBER
Grace McCormack, Harvard University
Mark Shepard, Harvard University and NBER

The Two Margin Problem in Insurance Markets
Discussant: Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER
12:00 n