SI 2019 Conference on Research in Income and Wealth

Katharine G. Abraham, Susanto Basu, Nicholas Bloom, and Carol Corrado, Organizers

July 15-16, 2019

Charles Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 15
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Germán Gutiérrez, University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Thomas Philippon, New York University and NBER

Fading Stars (slides)
(discussant slides)
Discussant: John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
9:45 am
Brad Hershbein, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Claudia Macaluso, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Chen Yeh, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Monopsony and Concentration in the Labor Market: Evidence from Vacancy and Employment Data (slides)
(discussant slides)
Discussant: Steven J. Davis, University of Chicago and NBER
10:30 am
11:00 am
Matthew Dey, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Elizabeth Weber Handwerker, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Megafirms and Monopsonists: Not the Same Employers, Not the Same Workers (slides)
11:20 am
Michael Webb, Stanford University

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on the Labor Market
11:40 am
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Scott W. Ohlmacher, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Cristina J. Tello-Trillo, U.S. Census Bureau
Melanie Wallskog, Duke University

Management and Inequality (slides)
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
John M. Barrios, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER
Petro Lisowsky, Boston University
Michael Minnis, University of Chicago

Measurement Matters: Financial Reporting and Productivity
1:20 pm
David Atkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Amit Khandelwal, Yale University and NBER
Adam Osman, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Measuring Productivity: Lessons from Tailored Surveys and Productivity Benchmarking (slides)
1:40 pm
Cindy Cunningham, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Lucia Foster, U.S. Census Bureau
Cheryl Grim, U.S. Census Bureau
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Sabrina Pabilonia, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jay Stewart, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Zoltan Wolf, U.S. Census Bureau

Dispersion in Dispersion: Measuring Establishment-Level Differences in Productivity (slides)
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
Ekaterina S. Jardim, University of Washington
Gary Solon, University of Michigan and NBER
Jacob L. Vigdor, University of Washington and NBER

How Prevalent Is Downward Rigidity in Nominal Wages? Evidence from Payroll Records in Washington State (slides)
(discussant slides)
Discussant: Erika McEntarfer, U.S. Census Bureau
3:15 pm
Hugh Macartney, Duke University
Eric Nielsen, Federal Reserve Board
Viviana Rodriguez, Columbia University

Economic Shocks and Worker Inequality: Evidence from the Great Recession (slides)
4:00 pm
Tuesday, July 16
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
Morning Session Joint with Macroeconomics and Productivity
9:00 am
Bradley Setzler, Pennsylvania State University and NBER
Felix Tintelnot, University of Chicago and NBER

The Effects of Foreign MNEs on Workers and Firms in the United States (slides)
(discussant slides)
Discussant: Emanuele Colonnelli, University of Chicago and NBER
9:45 am
Leonid Kogan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern University and NBER
Lawrence Schmidt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jae Song, Social Security Administration

Technological Innovation and Labor Income Risk (slides)
(discussant slides)
Discussant: Adrien Matray, Princeton University and NBER
10:30 am
11:00 am
Konrad B. Burchardi, IIES, Stockholm University
Thomas Chaney, Sciences Po
Tarek Alexander Hassan, Boston University and NBER
Lisa Tarquinio, University of Western Ontario
Stephen J. Terry, Boston University and NBER

Immigration, Innovation, and Growth (slides)
(discussant slides)
Discussant: Ethan G. Lewis, Dartmouth College and NBER
11:45 am
Marcela Eslava, Universidad de los Andes
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER

The Life-cycle Growth of Plants: The Role of Productivity, Demand and Wedges
Discussant: Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Charles B
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
Derek Wu, University of Chicago
Victoria R. Mooers, Columbia University
Carla Medalia, U.S. Census Bureau

The use and Misuse of Income Data and Extreme Poverty in the United States (slides)
2:00 pm
Charles B
Hie Joo Ahn, Federal Reserve Board
James D. Hamilton, University of California, San Diego and NBER

Measuring Labor-Force Participation and the Incidence and Duration of Unemployment (slides)
2:30 pm
Charles B
Matthew Smith, Department of the Treasury
Owen M. Zidar, Princeton University and NBER
Eric Zwick, University of Chicago and NBER

Top Wealth in the United States: New Estimates and Implications for Taxing the Rich
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Charles B
Richard Hornbeck, University of Chicago and NBER
Enrico Moretti, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Estimating Who Benefits From Productivity Growth: Direct and Indirect Effects of City Manufacturing TFP Growth on Wages, Rents, and Inequality
(discussant slides)
Discussant: Teresa C. Fort, Dartmouth College and NBER
4:00 pm
5:15 pm
Reception, Royal Sonesta Hotel