NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2006

Income Distribution and Macroeconomics

 

Daron Acemoglu, Roland Benabou and Oded Galor; Organizers

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Charles B

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

July 17 - 19, 2006

 

PROGRAM

 

MONDAY, JULY 17:

 

 

12:00 n

Lunch

 

 

 

Political Economy

 

 

 1:30 pm

DARON ACEMOGLU, MIT and NBER

 

JAMES ROBINSON, Harvard University and NBER

 

Persistence of Power, Elites and Institutions

 

 

 2:30 pm

Break

 

 

 2:45 pm

JESS BENHABIB and ALBERTO BISIN, New York University

 

The Distribution of Wealth and Redistributive Policies

 

 

 3:45 pm

Break

 

 

 4:00 pm

DIEGO COMIN, New York University and NBER

 

BART HOBIJN, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

 

Lobbies and Technology Diffusion

 

 

 5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

TUESDAY, JULY 18:

 

 

 8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

 

Demography and Growth

 

 

 9:00 am

MATTHIAS DOEPKE, UC, Los Angeles and NBER

 

MOSHE HAZAN, Hebrew University

 

YISHAY MAOZ, University of Haifa

 

The Baby Boom and World War II: The Role of Labor Market Experience

 

 

10:00 am

Break

 

 

10:15 am

ODED GALOR, Brown University

 

OMER MOAV, Hebrew University

 

Natural Selection and the Evolution of Life Expectancy

 

 

11:15 am

Break

 

 

11:30 am

RODOLFO MANUELLI and ANANTH SESHADRI, University of Wisconsin

 

Explaining International Fertility Differences

 

 

12:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

Globalization

 

 

 1:30 pm

FERNANDO BRONER, CREI

 

JAUME VENTURA, CREI and NBER

 

Globalization and Risk Sharing

 

 

 2:30 pm

Break

 

 

 2:45 pm

PAOLO EPIFANI, Universitŕ Bocconi

 

GINO GANCIA, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

 

On Globalization and the Growth of Governments

 

 

 3:45 pm

Break

 

 

 4:00 pm

XAVIER GABAIX, MIT and NBER

 

AUGUSTIN LANDIER, New York University

 

Why Has CEO Pay Increased So Much?

 

 

 5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 19:

 

 

 8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

 

 

 

Technology and Growth

 

 

 9:00 am

MICHELE BOLDRIN, University of Minnesota

 

JESÚS FERNÁNDEZ-VILLAVERDE, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

 

A Theory of Growth Cycles

 

 

10:00 am

Break

 

 

10:15 am

MIKLOS KOREN, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

 

SILVANA TENREYRO, London School of Economics

 

Technological Diversification

 

 

11:15 am

Break

 

 

11:30 am

BRUCE SACERDOTE, Dartmouth College and NBER

 

JAMES FEYRER, Dartmouth College

 

Is Colonialism Good for Growth: Evidence From A New Database of Islands

 

 

12:30 pm

Lunch

 

 

 

Social Interactions and Social Changes

 

 

 1:30 pm

DANIEL CHEN, University of Chicago

 

JO LIND, University of Oslo

 

The Political Economy of Beliefs: Why Fiscal and Social Conservatives and Liberals Come Hand-in-Hand

 

 

 2:30 pm

Break

 

 

 2:45 pm

BENJAMIN OLKEN, Harvard University and NBER

 

Do Television and Radio Destroy Social Capital? Evidence from Indonesian Villages

 

 

 3:45 pm

Break

 

 

 4:00 pm

LINDA WONG, Binghamton University

 

Women's Economic Progress

 

 

 5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 6:00 pm

Clambake, Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

 

 

 

 

 

 

5/8/06