Public Economics Program Meeting

Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, and Eric Zwick, Organizers

April 4-5, 2019

NBER, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1050 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, April 4
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Morning Session: Empirical Research Using Administrative Tax Data
9:00 am
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
Derek Wu, University of Virginia
Victoria D. Mooers, University of Chicago

The Use and Misuse of Income Data and the Rarity of Extreme Poverty in the United States
9:30 am
Marta Murray-Close, U.S. Census Bureau
Misty L. Heggeness, University of Kansas

Manning Up and Womaning Down: How Husbands and Wives Report Their Earnings When She Earns More (slides)
10:00 am
10:15 am
Daniel W. Sacks, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bradley Heim, Indiana University
Ithai Lurie, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Does the Individual Mandate Affect Insurance Coverage? Evidence from the Population of Tax Returns
10:45 am
Alisa Tazhitdinova, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER

Increasing Hours Worked: Moonlighting Responses to a Large Tax Reform
11:15 am
11:30 am
Aditya Aladangady, University of Michigan
Shifrah Aron-Dine, Stanford University
David Cashin, Federal Reserve Board
Wendy Dunn, Federal Reserve Board
Laura Feiveson, U. S. Department of Treasury
Paul Lengermann, Federal Reserve Board
Katherine Richard, University of Michigan
Claudia R. Sahm, Jain Family Institute

High-frequency Spending Responses to the Earned Income Tax Credit
12:00 pm
Jacob Bastian, Rutgers University
Maggie R. Jones, U.S. Census Bureau

Do EITC Expansions Pay for Themselves? Effects on Tax Revenue and Public Assistance Spending
12:30 pm
1:20 pm
Tatiana Homonoff, New York University and NBER
Jason Somerville, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Program Recertification Costs: Evidence from SNAP
2:10 pm
Maria Polyakova, Stanford University and NBER
Stephen P. Ryan, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER

Subsidy Targeting with Market Power
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
John N. Tsivanidis, University of California, Berkeley

The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Urban Transit Infrastructure: Evidence from Bogotá's TransMilenio
4:20 pm
4:30 pm
Victor Stango, University of California at Davis
Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College and NBER

We are all Behavioral, More or Less: Measuring and Using Consumer-Level Behavioral Sufficient Statistics
5:20 pm
6:00 pm
Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA
Dinner Speakers: Emmanuel Saez and Lawrence H. Summers
Conversation on U.S. Wealth Tax Proposals
Friday, April 5
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
François Gerard, Queen Mary University of London
Joana Naritomi, London School of Economics

Job Displacement Insurance and (the Lack of) Consumption-Smoothing
9:50 am
10:05 am
Paul Hufe, University of Bristol
Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University
Andreas Peichl, University of Munich

Measuring Unfair Inequality: Reconciling Equality of Opportunity and Freedom from Poverty
10:55 am
11:10 am
Rebecca Diamond, Stanford University and NBER
Michael J. Dickstein, New York University and NBER
Timothy McQuade, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Petra Persson, Stanford University and NBER

Take-Up, Drop-Out, and Spending in ACA Marketplaces
12:00 pm
Lunch and Adjourn