SI 2020 Public Economics

Raj Chetty, Jeffrey Clemens, Nathaniel Hendren, Henrik Kleven, Dmitry Taubinsky, and Danny Yagan, Organizers

July 14-15, 2020


Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 14

Moderator: Jeffrey Clemens, University of California at San Diego and NBER
11:00 am
Hunt Allcott, Stanford University and NBER
Benjamin Lockwood, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The Optimal Taxation of Lotteries: Who P(l)ays and Who Wins? (slides)
11:35 am
Marius A. K. Ring, University of Texas at Austin

Wealth Taxation and Household Saving: Evidence from Assessment Discontinuities in Norway
12:10 pm
Policies Targeted at Children

Moderator: Nathan Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
1:00 pm
Asger L. Andersen, University of Copenhagen
Niels Johannesen, Oxford University
Adam Sheridan, University of Copenhagen

Bailing out the Kids: New Evidence on Informal Insurance from one Billion Bank Transfers
1:35 pm
Evgeny Yakovlev, New Economic School
Ilya Sorvachev, New Economic School

Short- and Long-Run Effects of a Sizable Child Subsidy: Evidence from Russia (slides)
2:10 pm
Policy Implementation and Evaluation

Moderator: Dmitry Taubinsky, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
2:30 pm
Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University and NBER

Understanding Economic Policies: What Do People Know and Learn?
3:05 pm
Stefano DellaVigna, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Elizabeth Linos, Harvard University

RCTs to Scale: Comprehensive Evidence from Two Nudge Units
3:40 pm
4:10 pm
Panel: Public Economists' Perspectives on Policy Responses to COVID-19
Jason Furman, Harvard University
John Friedman, Brown University and NBER
Nathaniel Hendren, Harvard University and NBER
Hilary Hoynes, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Ivan Werning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
5:25 pm
Wednesday, July 15
Public Economics in Historical Contexts

Moderator: Danny Yagan, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
11:00 am
Adriana Lleras-Muney, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Anna Aizer, Brown University and NBER
Shari Eli, University of Toronto and NBER
Keyoung Lee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Do Youth Employment Programs Work? Evidence from the New Deal
11:35 am
Jeffrey Clemens, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Parker Rogers, National Bureau of Economic Research

Demand Shocks, Procurement Policies, and the Nature of Medical Innovation: Evidence from Wartime Prosthetic Device Patents
12:10 pm
Measurement Related to Mobility and Inequality

Moderator: Raj Chetty, Harvard University and NBER
1:00 pm
Sam Asher, Imperial College Business School
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
Charlie Rafkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Intergenerational Mobility in India: Estimates from New Methods and Administrative Data
1:35 pm
Peter Ganong, University of Chicago and NBER
Damon Jones, University of Chicago and NBER
Pascal J. Noel, University of Chicago and NBER

Wealth, Race, and Consumption Smoothing of Typical Income Shocks
2:10 pm
Evaluating the Optimality of Policy Instruments

Moderator: Henrik Kleven, Princeton University and NBER
2:30 pm
Arash Nekoei, Stockholm University
Peter Fredriksson, Uppsala University
David G. Seim, Stockholm University
Jonas Cederlöf, University of Edinburgh

Mandatory Advance Notice of Layoff: Evidence and Efficiency Considerations
3:05 pm
Cecile Gaubert, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Patrick M. Kline, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Danny Yagan, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Place-Based Redistribution
3:40 pm

FORMAT: Presenters will have 35 minutes to present and answer questions. The moderator will invite presenters' co-authors to address audience questions in the Zoom chat while the presenter is presenting. The moderator may also voice questions from the Zoom chat directly to the presenter during the presentation. Presenters are invited to leave up to five minutes at the end for audience questions that the moderator selects from the Zoom chat.