SI 2017 Economic Growth

Ufuk Akcigit, Francisco J. Buera, and David Lagakos, Organizers

July 14, 2017

Skyline Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, July 14
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Charles I. Jones, Stanford University and NBER
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
Michael Webb, Stanford University

Are Ideas Getting Harder to Find?
Discussant: Samuel S. Kortum, Yale University
10:00 am
10:15 am
Ariel Burstein, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Andrew Atkeson, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER

The Aggregate Implications of Innovative Investment in the Garcia-Macia, Hsieh, and Klenow Model
Discussant: Ellen McGrattan, University of Minnesota and NBER
11:15 am
11:30 am
Shoumitro Chatterjee, Johns Hopkins University
Tom Vogl, University of California, San Diego and NBER

Escaping Malthus: Economic Growth and Fertility Change in the Developing World
Discussant: David N. Weil, Brown University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Michael Peters, Yale University and NBER

Refugees and Local Agglomeration - Evidence from Germany’s Post-War Population Expulsions
Discussant: Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pascual Restrepo, Yale University and NBER

Demographics and Robots
Discussant: Valerie A. Ramey, Stanford University and NBER
3:45 pm
4:00 pm
Mark Bils, University of Rochester and NBER
Peter J. Klenow, Stanford University and NBER
Cian Ruane, Central Bank of Ireland

Misallocation or Mismeasurement?
Discussant: Joel M. David, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
5:00 pm
6:30 pm
Group Dinner at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (Grand Ballroom)