Public Economics Program Meeting

Raj Chetty and Damon Jones, Organizers

October 29-30, 2020

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, October 29
11:30 am
Pascal Michaillat, Brown University and NBER
Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Beveridgean Unemployment Gap
12:05 pm
Michael Dinerstein, University of Chicago and NBER
Christopher Neilson, Yale University and NBER
Sebastian Otero, University of California, Berkeley

The Equilibrium Effects of Public Provision in Education Markets: Evidence from a Public School Expansion Policy
12:40 pm
Lunch Break
1:30 pm
Lucie Gadenne, Queen Mary, University of London
Sam Norris, University of British Columbia
Sandip Sukhtankar, University of Virginia
Monica Singhal, University of California, Davis and NBER

In-Kind Transfers as Insurance
2:05 pm
Manasi Deshpande, University of Chicago and NBER
Lee Lockwood, University of Virginia and NBER

Beyond Health: Non-Health Risk and the Value of Disability Insurance
2:40 pm
3:00 pm
David Coyne, Department of the Treasury
Itzik Fadlon, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Tommaso Porzio, Columbia University and NBER

Who Needs Liquidity, When, and Where? Evidence from Penalized Withdrawals
3:35 pm
Benjamin R. Handel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jonathan T. Kolstad, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Thomas Minten, London School of Economics
Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics

The Social Determinants of Choice Quality: Evidence from Health Insurance in the Netherlands
4:05 pm
Friday, October 30
11:30 am
Sylvain Catherine, University of Pennsylvania
Max Miller, University of Pennsylvania
Natasha Sarin, Yale University

Social Security and Trends in Inequality (slides)
12:05 pm
Max Risch, Carnegie Mellon University

Does Taxing Business Owners Affect Employees? Evidence from a Change in the Top Marginal Tax Rate
12:40 pm
Lunch Break
Session on Property Taxation
1:30 pm
Anne Brockmeyer, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University and NBER
Alejandro Estefan Dr, University of Notre Dame

Taxing Property in Developing Countries: Theory and Evidence from Mexico
1:55 pm
Francis Wong, LMU Munich

Mad as Hell: Property Taxes and Financial Distress
2:20 pm
Brad C. Nathan, University of Texas at Dallas
Ricardo Perez-Truglia, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Alejandro Zentner, University of Texas at Dallas

My Taxes are Too Darn High: Tax Protests as Revealed Preferences for Redistribution
2:45 pm
3:05 pm
Jarkko Harju, VATT Institute for Economic Research
Simon Jäger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Benjamin Schoefer, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Worker Voice and Shared Governance: Evidence from a Reform in Finland
3:40 pm