Trans-Atlantic Public Economics Seminar

Hilary W. Hoynes, Camille Landais, and Johannes Spinnewijn, Organizers

June 4-5, 2018

London School of Economics

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, June 4
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
SESSION 1
Social Insurance
Chair: Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics
Jenna E. Stearns, University of California at Davis

The Long-Run Effects of Wage Replacement and Job Protection: Evidence from Two Maternity Leave Reforms in Great Britain (slides)
Discussants: Sarah Cattan, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Uta Schönberg, University College London
Andreas Kuhn, Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
Stefan Staubli, University of Calgary and NBER
Jean-Philippe Wuellrich, University of Zurich
Josef Zweimueller, University of Zurich

Fatal Attraction? Extended Unemployment Bene ts, Labor Force Exits, and Mortality
Discussants: Martin S. Feldstein, Harvard University
Attila S. Lindner, University College London
11:30 am
Break
11:45 am
SESSION 2
Inequality and the Business Cycle
Chair: Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics
Michael Graber, Statistics Norway

Labor Income Dynamics over the Business Cycle
Discussants: Fabian Kindermann, University of Regensburg
Camille Landais, London School of Economics
1:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm
SESSION 3
Early-Life Education and Skills
Chair: Joana Naritomi, London School of Economics
Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER
Claudia Goldin, Harvard University and NBER
Quentin O. Brummet, NORC at the University of Chicago
Claudia Olivetti, Dartmouth College and NBER
Karen Rolf, University of Nebraska, Omaha
Elizabeth Mokyr Horner, American Institutes for Research

Early-Life Education and Late-Life Outcomes: Exposure to Pre-School 1943-46 and Well-Being After Age 50
Discussants: Jenna E. Stearns, University of California at Davis
Eric French, University of Cambridge
Orazio Attanasio, Yale University and NBER
Richard Blundell, University College London and IFS
Gabriella Conti, University College London
Giacomo Mason, University College London

Inequality in Noncognitive Skills: a Cross-Cohort Comparison
Discussants: Hilary W. Hoynes, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Gabriel Ulyssea, University College London
4:30 pm
Break
5:00 pm
Keynote: Richard Blundell, University College London
Household Behavior and the Dynamics of Inequality
6:00 pm
Adjourn
6:30 pm
Group Dinner at Ivy Market Grill, Covent Garden, 1A Henrietta St, London
Tuesday, June 5
8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
9:00 am
SESSION 4
Taxation and Labor Market Responses
Chair: Daniel Reck, London School of Economics
Hyejin Ku, University College London
Uta Schonberg, University College London
Ragnhild C. Schreiner, University College London

Do Place-Based Tax Incentives Create Jobs? (slides)
Discussants: Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics
Dominik Sachs, University of St. Gallen
Fabian Kindermann, University of Regensburg
Lukas Mayr, University of Essex
Dominik Sachs, University of St. Gallen

Inheritance Taxation and Wealth Effects on the Labor Supply of Heirs
Discussants: James M. Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Stefan Staubli, University of Calgary and NBER
11:30 am
Break
11:45 am
SESSION 5
Education and Spillovers
Chair: Hilary Hoynes, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Camille Terrier, University of Lausanne
Matthew W. Ridley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fiscal and Education Spillovers from Charter Expansion
Discussants: Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER
Jörn-Steffen Pischke, London School of Economics and NBER
1:00 pm
Lunch
2:00 pm
Keynote: Raj Chetty, Stanford University and NBER (background paper)
3:00 pm
Break
3:30 pm
SESSION 6
Consumption Inequality and Measurement
Chair: Camille Landais, London School of Economics
Lorenz Kueng, University of Lugano
Scott R. Baker, Northwestern University and NBER
Michaela Pagel, Columbia University and NBER
Steffen Meyer, University of Southern Denmark

Measurement Error in Imputed Consumption
Discussants: Johannes Spinnewijn, London School of Economics
Joana Naritomi, London School of Economics
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
James X. Sullivan, University of Notre Dame

Inequality in the Joint Distribution of Consumption and Time Use
Discussants: Lorenz Kueng, University of Lugano
Daniel Reck, London School of Economics
6:00 pm
Adjourn