Public Economics Program Meeting

Hunt Allcott and Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Organizers

October 28-29, 2021

on Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, October 28
11:00 am
Kristoffer B. Hvidberg, University of Copenhagen
Claus Kreiner, University of Copenhagen
Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University and NBER

Social Position and Fairness Views
11:40 am
Antoine Ferey, University of Munich and CESifo
Benjamin Lockwood, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Sufficient Statistics for Nonlinear Tax Systems with Preference Heterogeneity
12:20 pm
Break
12:40 pm
Santosh Anagol, University of Pennsylvania
Fernando V. Ferreira, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Jonah M. Rexer, Princeton University

Estimating the Economic Value of Zoning Reform
1:20 pm
Speed meetings
2:10 pm
Break
2:30 pm
Naoki Aizawa, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER
Corina Mommaerts, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER
Stephanie L. Rennane, RAND Corporation

Firm Investment, Labor Supply, and the Design of Social Insurance: Evidence from Accommodations for Workplace Disability
3:10 pm
Colleen Carey, Cornell University and NBER
Nolan H. Miller, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER
David Molitor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and NBER

Why Does Disability Increase During Recessions? Evidence from Medicare
3:50 pm
Break
4:10 pm
Ellora Derenoncourt, Princeton University and NBER
Chi Hyun Kim, University of Bonn
Moritz Kuhn, University of Bonn
Moritz Schularick, University of Bonn

The Racial Wealth Gap, 1860-2020 (slides)
4:50 pm
Amir Kermani, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Francis Wong, NBER Postdoctoral Fellow

Racial Disparities in Housing Returns
5:30 pm
Adjourn
Friday, October 29
Joint sessions with the Insurance Group
11:00 am
Mark Shepard, Harvard University and NBER
Myles Wagner, Harvard University

Reducing Ordeals through Automatic Enrollment: Evidence from a Health Insurance Exchange
11:40 am
Paul J. Eliason, Brigham Young University and NBER
Riley J. League, Duke University
Jetson Leder-Luis, Boston University and NBER
Ryan C. McDevitt, Duke University and NBER
James W. Roberts, Duke University and NBER

Ambulance Taxis
12:20 pm
Break
12:40 pm
Lunch Talk
1:30 pm
Group discussions
2:10 pm
Break
2:30 pm
Zarek C. Brot-Goldberg, University of Chicago
Samantha Burn, Harvard University
Timothy Layton, Harvard University and NBER
Boris Vabson, Harvard University

Rationing Medicine Through Bureaucracy: Authorization Restrictions in Medicare
3:10 pm
Abe Dunn, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Joshua D. Gottlieb, University of Chicago and NBER
Adam Shapiro, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Daniel J. Sonnenstuhl, University of Chicago
Pietro Tebaldi, Columbia University and NBER

A Denial a Day Keeps the Doctor Away
3:50 pm
Break
4:10 pm
Marta Lachowska, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University and NBER
Stephen A. Woodbury, Michigan State University

Firms and Unemployment Insurance Take-Up
4:50 pm
Daniel Herbst, University of Arizona
Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER

Opportunity Unraveled: Private Information and the Missing Markets for Financing Human Capital (slides)
5:30 pm
Adjourn