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SI 2016 Economic Growth

Charles Jones and Pete Klenow, Organizers

July 15, 2016

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



Friday, July 15

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Gene Grossman, Princeton University and NBER
Elhanan Helpman, Harvard University and NBER
Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University and NBER
Thomas Sampson, London School of Economics
Balanced Growth Despite Uzawa  (slides)

Discussant:  Paul Romer, New York University and NBER

10:00 am


10:15 am

Julieta Caunedo, Cornell University
Elisa Keller, Durham University Business School
Capital Obsolescence and Agricultural Productivity  (slides)

Discussant:  Ananth Seshadri, University of Wisconsin, Madison (slides)

11:15 am


11:30 am

Gregor Schwerhoff, Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change
Martin Stuermer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Non-Renewable Resources, Extraction Technology and Endogenous Growth  (slides)

Discussant:  David Hemous, University of Zurich (slides)

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago and NBER
John Grigsby, University of Chicago
Tom Nicholas, Harvard University
The Birth of American Ingenuity: Innovation and Inventors of the Golden Age  (slides)

Discussant:  Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University and NBER (slides)

2:30 pm


2:45 pm

Nancy Stokey, University of Chicago and NBER
Technology, Skill and the Wage Structure  (slides)

Discussant:  Stephen Redding, Princeton University and NBER (slides)

3:45 pm


4:00 pm

Benjamin Faber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Cecile Gaubert, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Tourism and Economic Development: Evidence from Mexico's Coastline  (slides)

Discussant:  Costas Arkolakis, Yale University and NBER



5:00 pm


6:30 pm

Group Dinner at the Royal Sonesta Hotel