Monetary Economics Program Meeting

Kilian Huber and Eric R. Sims, Organizers

March 1, 2024

Format: 1 hour per paper, with 20 minutes for the author, 20 for the discussant, and 20 for the general discussion.

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, March 1
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
Gabriel Chodorow-Reich, Harvard University and NBER
Matthew Smith, Department of the Treasury
Owen M. Zidar, Princeton University and NBER
Eric Zwick, University of Chicago and NBER

Tax Policy and Investment in a Global Economy
Discussant: Alan J. Auerbach, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
10:15 am
Anna Cieslak, Duke University and NBER
Michael McMahon, University of Oxford

Tough Talk: The Fed and the Risk Premium
Discussant: Ian Dew-Becker, Northwestern University and NBER
11:30 am
Thomas Drechsel, University of Maryland and NBER

Estimating the Effects of Political Pressure on the Fed: A Narrative Approach with New Data
Discussant: Amy Handlan, Brown University
Lunch - Illinois Room 3
1:30 pm
Lukas Hack, University of Mannheim
Klodiana Istrefi, Banque de France
Matthias Meier, University of Mannheim

Identification of Systematic Monetary Policy
Discussant: Regis Barnichon, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
2:45 pm
Tomás E. Caravello, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alisdair McKay, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Christian K. Wolf, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Evaluating Policy Counterfactuals: A "VAR-Plus" Approach
Discussant: Diego R. Känzig, Northwestern University and NBER
4:00 pm
Andrés Rodríguez-Clare, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Mauricio Ulate, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Jose P. Vasquez, London School of Economics

Trade with Nominal Rigidities: Understanding the Unemployment and Welfare Effects of the China Shock
Discussant: Adrien Auclert, Stanford University and NBER