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SI 2016 Macroeconomics and Productivity

Susanto Basu, Nicholas Bloom, and Chad Syverson, Organizers

July 19, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Skyline Room
40 Edwin Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA



Tuesday, July 19

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries


Morning Session is joint with CRIW In the Parkview Room

9:00 am

John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER
Chad Syverson, University of Chicago and NBER
Misallocation Measures: Glowing Like the Metal on the Edge of a Knife [Placeholder Title]

Discussant:  Peter Klenow, Stanford University and NBER

9:45 am

Matthias Kehrig, University of Texas at Austin
Nicolas Vincent, HEC Montreal
Do Firms Mitigate or Magnify Capital Misallocation? Evidence from Plant-Level Data

Gordon Phillips, Dartmouth College and NBER

10:30 am


11:00 am

Philippe Aghion, The College de France and NBER
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University and NBER
Brian Lucking, Stanford University
Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
Turbulence and Decentralization in Bad Times

Discussant:  Ufuk Akcigit,
University of Chicago and NBER

11:45 am

Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale University and NBER
Giordano Mion, University of Sussex
Luca David Opromolla,
University of Maryland
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton University and NBER
Productivity and Organization in Portuguese Firms

Serguey Braguinsky, University of Maryland

12:30 pm


1:30 pm

Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke University and NBER
Jan De Loecker, Princeton University and NBER
Production Function Estimation with Measurement Error in Inputs

Discussant:  Steven Berry, Yale University and NBER

2:15 pm

Andrea Caggese, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Financing Constraints, Radical versus Incremental Innovation, and Aggregate Productivity

Gian Luca Clementi, New York University and NBER

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Vasco Carvalho, University of Cambridge
Makoto Nirei, Hitotsubashi University
Yukiko Saito, RIETI
Alireza Tahbaz-Salehi, Columbia University
Supply Chain Disruptions: Evidence from the Great East Japan Earthquake

Ryan Chahrour, Boston College

4:00 pm


5:15 pm

Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (Grand Ballroom Foyer)