34th Annual Conference on Macroeconomics

Martin S. Eichenbaum, Erik Hurst, and Jonathan A. Parker, Organizers

April 11-12, 2019

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 11
3:00 pm
Chong-En Bai, Tsinghua University
Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago and NBER
Zheng Michael Song, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Special Deals with Chinese Characteristics (slides)
Discussants: Maurice Obstfeld, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
Matias Covarrubias , New York University
Germán Gutiérrez, University of Washington
Thomas Philippon, New York University and NBER

Explaining the Rising Concentration of U.S. Industries: Superstars, Intangibles, Globalization or Market Power? (slides)
Discussants: Janice C. Eberly, Northwestern University and NBER
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
Group Dinner, Parkview Room
Speaker: James Stock, Harvard University and NBER
Friday, April 12
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:30 am
Davide Debortoli, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jordi Galí, CREI and NBER
Luca Gambetti, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

On the Empirical (Ir)Relevance of the Zero Lower Bound Constraint (slides)
Discussants: Ben S. Bernanke, Brookings Institution
Mark W. Watson, Princeton University and NBER
10:00 am
10:30 am
Michael McLeay, Bank of England
Silvana Tenreyro, London School of Economics

Optimal Inflation and the Identification of the Phillips Curve (slides)
Discussants: Marc P. Giannoni, Barclays Corporate and Investment Bank
Matthew Rognlie, Northwestern University and NBER
12:00 n
1:30 pm
Margherita Borella, Universita di Torino
Mariacristina De Nardi, University of Minnesota and NBER
Fang Yang, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

The Lost Ones: The Opportunities and Outcomes of Non-College Educated Americans Born in the 1960s (slides)
Discussants: Richard Blundell, University College London and IFS
Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago and NBER
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
Nir Jaimovich, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Sergio Rebelo, Northwestern University and NBER
Arlene Wong, Princeton University
Miao Ben Zhang, University of Southern California

Trading up and the Skill Premium (slides)
Discussants: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Jonathan Vogel, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
5:00 pm