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SI 2015 Economic Growth

Charles I. Jones and Peter J. Klenow, Organizers

July 10, 2015

Skyline Suite

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA



Friday, July 10

8:30 am

Coffee and pastries

9:00 am

Pascual Restrepo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
The Race between Machine and Man: Implications of Technology for Growth, Factor Shares and Employment

Discussant: Philippe Aghion, Harvard University and NBER

10:00 am


10:15 am

Alexander Monge-Naranjo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Juan M. Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, Washington University in St. Louis
Natural Resources and Global Misallocation

Discussant: James Feyrer, Dartmouth College and NBER

11:15 am


11:30 am

Jose Asturias, School of Foreign Services in Qatar, Georgetown University
Manuel Garcia-Santana, ULB (ECARES)
Roberto Ramos, Bank of Spain
Competition and the Welfare Gains from Transportation Infrastructure: Evidence from the Golden Quadrilateral of India

Discussant: Benjamin Faber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Gharad T. Bryan, London School of Economics
Melanie Morten, Stanford University and NBER
Economic Development and the Spatial Allocation of Labor: Evidence from Indonesia

Discussant: Michael Waugh, New York University and NBER

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Francisco J. Buera, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University and NBER
The Global Diffusion of Ideas

Discussant: Christopher Tonetti, Stanford University and NBER

3:45 pm


4:00 pm

Alexander Bick, Arizona State University
Nicola Fuchs-Schuendeln, Goethe University
David Lagakos, University of California at San Diego and NBER
Measuring and Explaining International Differences in Hours Worked

Discussant: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University and NBER

5:00 pm


6:30 pm

Reception and Group Dinner