SI 2020 Conference on Research in Income and Wealth

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

July 13-14, 2020


Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 13
Meeting Format: 20 minutes for the presenter, 10 minutes for the discussant and 10 minutes for general discussion
Understanding the Intertemporal Behavior of Wages
Session Chair: Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland and NBER
10:00 am
Seth Murray, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Measurement of Nominal Wages and Payroll Schedules in Administrative Earnings Data (slides)
Discussant: Cynthia Doniger, Federal Reserve Board
10:40 am
Bruce Fallick, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Daniel Villar Vallenas, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
William Wascher, Federal Reserve Board

Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity in the United States during and after the Global Financial Crisis (slides)
Discussant: Erika McEntarfer, U.S. Census Bureau
11:20 am
Robert A. Moffitt, Johns Hopkins University and NBER

Reconciling Trends in Male Earnings Volatility: Findings from a Group Project of Six Data Sets (slides)
Discussant: Joseph G. Altonji, Yale University and NBER (slides)
12:00 pm
Intangible Capital and Factor Shares
Session Chair: Susanto Basu, Boston College and NBER
1:00 pm
Michael Ewens, Columbia Business School and NBER
Ryan H. Peters, Tulane University
Sean Wang, Southern Methodist University

Measuring Intangible Capital with Market Prices (slides)
Discussant: Andrea L. Eisfeldt, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
1:40 pm
Sabrina Pabilonia, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Susan Fleck, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Knowledge Capital and U.S. State-level Differences in Labor Productivity (slides)
Discussant: David N. Weil, Brown University and NBER
2:20 pm
Germán Gutiérrez, University of Washington, Foster School of Business
Sophie Piton, Bank of England

Revisiting the Global Decline of the (Non-Housing) Labor Share (slides)
Discussant: Matthew Rognlie, Northwestern University and NBER
3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 14
Issues Related to the Measurement of Inequality
Session Chair: Katharine Abraham, University of Maryland and NBER
10:00 am
Sylvain Catherine, University of Pennsylvania
Max Miller, University of Pennsylvania
Natasha Sarin, Department of the Treasury

Social Security and Trends in Inequality (slides)
Discussant: N. Gregory Mankiw, Harvard University and NBER
10:40 am
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
Angela Wyse, University of Chicago
Alexa Grunwaldt, University of Chicago
Carla Medalia, U.S. Census Bureau
Derek Wu, University of Chicago

Learning about Homelessness Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data (slides)
Discussant: Hilary W. Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
11:20 am
David O. Argente, Pennsylvania State University
Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago and NBER
Munseob Lee, University of California, San Diego

Measuring the Cost of Living in Mexico and the US (slides)
Discussant: Robert Inklaar, University of Groningen
12:00 pm
Issues in the Construction of Price Indexes
Session Chair: Carol Corrado, The Conference Board
1:00 pm
Rachel Soloveichik, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Cost-of-Living Indexes During a Stay-in-Place Order (slides)
Discussant: Kevin J. Fox, University of New South Wales (slides)
1:40 pm
Robert Martin, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Revisiting Taste Change in Cost-of-Living Measurement (slides)
Discussant: Robert C. Feenstra, University of California, Davis and NBER
2:20 pm
W. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia and NBER
Chihiro Shimizu, Hitotsubashi University

Residential Property Price Indexes: Spatial Coordinates versus Neighbourhood Dummy Variables (slides)
Discussant: Marshall B. Reinsdorf, Independent Consultant
3:00 pm