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SI 2018 Macro Public Finance

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Dirk Krueger, Aleh Tsyvinski, Florian Scheuer, and Stefanie Stantcheva, Organizers

July 19, 2018

University Room

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

Wednesday, July 18
6:00 pm
Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thursday, July 19
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
Session 1: Taxation and Trade
9:00 am
Arnaud Costinot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Iván Werning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Robots, Trade, and Luddism (slides)
Roozbeh Hosseini, University of Georgia
Ali Shourideh, Carnegie Mellon University
Inequality, Redistribution and Optimal Trade Policy: A Public Finance Approach (slides)
Pablo Fajgelbaum, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Cecile Gaubert, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Optimal Spatial Policies, Geography and Sorting
10:45 am
Break
Session 2: Theory of Optimal Policy
11:00 am
Louis Kaplow, Harvard University and NBER
Market Power and Income Taxation
Maxim Troshkin, Cornell University
Implications of Uncertainty for Optimal Policy
12:30 pm
Lunch
Session 3: Taxation of Capital and Entrepreneurial Income
1:30 pm
Dirk Krueger, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Alexander Ludwig, Goethe University
Optimal Taxes on Capital in the OLG Model with Uninsurable Idiosyncratic Risk
Sebastian Dyrda, University of Toronto
Benjamin Pugsley, University of Notre Dame
Taxes, Private Equity, and Evolution of Income Inequality in the US
3:00 pm
Break
Session 4: Optimal Taxes over the Life Cycle
3:30 pm
Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Kjetil Storesletten, University of Oslo
Giovanni L. Violante, Princeton University and NBER
Optimal Progressivity with Age-Dependent Taxation
Abdoulaye Ndiaye, New York University
Flexible Retirement and Optimal Taxation
5:00 pm
Adjourn
 
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