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SI 2015 Macroeconomics and Productivity

Susanto Basu, Nicholas Bloom, and Chad Syverson, Organizers

July 14, 2015

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



Tuesday, July 14

8:30 am

Coffee and pastries

9:00 am

Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
William R. Kerr, Harvard University and NBER
Networks and the Macroeconomy: An Empirical Exploration

Discussant: Susanto Basu, Boston College and NBER

9:45 am

Harald Fadinger, University of Vienna
Christian Ghiglino, University of Essex
Mariya Teteryatnikova, University of Vienna
Productivity, Networks and Input-Output Structure

Discussant: Jean-Noel Barrot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:30 am


11:00 am

Diego A. Comin, Dartmouth College and NBER
Mark Gertler, New York University and NBER
Endogenous R&D and Technology Adoption as Sources of Business Cycle Persistence

Discussant: Pablo A. Guerrón-Quintana, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

11:45 am

Fatih Karahan, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Benjamin Pugsley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Aysegul Sahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Understanding the 30 year Decline in Business Dynamism: a General Equilibrium Approach

Discussant: Steven J. Davis, University of Chicago and NBER

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Gita Gopinath, Harvard University and NBER
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland and NBER
Loukas Karabarbounis, University of Chicago and NBER
Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, ESADE-Universitat Ramon Llull
Capital Allocation and Productivity in South Europe

Discussant: Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto

2:15 pm

Colin J. Hottman, Columbia University
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER
What is ’Firm Heterogeneity’ in Trade Models? The Role of Quality, Scope, Markups, and Cost

Discussant: Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Lucia Foster, Bureau of the Census
Cheryl Grim, Bureau of the Census
John C. Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Zoltan Wolf, Center for Economic Studies, US Bureau of Census
Macro and Micro Dynamics of Productivity: Is the Devil in the Details?

Discussant: Jan De Loecker, Princeton University and NBER

4:00 pm


5:15 pm

Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (Grand Ballroom B)