NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH, INC.

 

Economic Fluctuations and Growth Research Meeting

Daron Acemoglu and Anil Kashyap, Organizers

 

July 15, 2006

 

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Ballroom A

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd

Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY, JULY 14:

 

 

6:30 pm

Reception and Dinner

Royal Sonesta Hotel Parkview Room

 

SATURDAY, JULY 15:

 

 

8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

 

 

9:00 am

RICARDO CABALLERO, MIT and NBER

 

EMMANUEL FARHI, MIT

 

PIERRE-OLIVIER GOURINCHAS, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

An Equilibrium Model of Global Imbalances and Low Interest Rates

 

 

 

Discussant: LARS SVENSSON, Princeton University and NBER

 

 

10:00 am

Coffee Break

 

 

10:30 am

JONATHAN HEATHCOTE, Georgetown University

 

FABRIZIO PERRI, New York University and NBER

 

The International Diversification Puzzle is Not as Bad as You Think

 

 

 

Discussant: NOBUHIRO KIYOTAKI, London School of Economics and NBER

 

 

11:30 am

RAJ CHETTY, UC, Berkeley and NBER

 

ADAM SZEIDL, UC, Berkeley

 

Consumption Commitments and Risk Preferences

 

 

 

Discussant: JOHN HEATON, University of Chicago and NBER

 

 

12:30 pm

Lunch Ballroom B

 

 

1:30 pm

NICK BLOOM, Stanford University and NBER

 

The Impact of Uncertainty Shocks: Firm Level Estimation and a 9/11 Simulation

 

 

 

Discussant: VALERIE RAMEY, UC, San Diego and NBER

 

 

2:30 pm

Coffee Break

 

 

3:00 pm

FATIH GUVENEN and BURHANETTIN KURUSCU, University of Texas at Austin

 

Understanding Wage Inequality: Ben-Porath Meets Skill-Biased Technical Change

 

 

 

Discussant: STEVEN DAVIS, University of Chicago and NBER

 

 

4:00 pm

FRANCISCO BUERA, Northwestern University

 

JOSEPH KABOSKI, Ohio State University

 

The Rise of the Service Economy

 

 

 

Discussant: ROBERT HALL, Stanford University and NBER

 

 

5:00 pm

Adjourn

 

 

 

 

 

 

6/5/06