Conference on Economics and Politics

Research Department
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
August 8-9, 1992
 
Saturday, August 8
9:30 a.m.

Continental breakfast

9:45 a.m. Welcoming remarks: Arthur Rolnick
10:00 a.m. Raquel Fernandez and Richard Rogerson
Income Distribution, Communities and the Quality of Public Education: A Policy Analysis
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. James A. Kahn and Jong-Soo Lim
Finite Horizons, Political Economy, and Growth
12:15 p.m. Break for lunch
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m. Jeffrey Liang and Allan H. Meltzer
A Rational Theory of Income Inequality and the Size of Government in a Dynamic Model of Kuznets’ Hypothesis
3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Roberto Chang
Political Party Negotiations, Income Distribution, and Endogenous Growth
4:15 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. Per Krusell and Jose-Victor Rios-Rull
Choosing Not to Grow: How Bad Policies Can Be Outcomes of Dynamic Voting Equilibria
5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception
7:00 p.m. Dinner
   
Sunday, August 9
9:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
10:00 a.m. V. V. Chari and Hal Cole
A Contribution to the Theory of Pork Barrel Spending
11:00 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. David Austen-Smith
Information and Influence: Lobbying for Agendas and Votes
12:15 p.m. Break for lunch
12:30 p.m. Lunch
2:00 p.m.

Jon Faust
Whom Can We Trust to Run the Fed? Theoretical Support for the Founders’ Views

3:00 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. A. S. Pinto Barbosa, Boyan Jovanovic, and Mark M. Spiegel
An Optimal Constitution in a Stochastic Environment
4:15 p.m. Break
4:30 p.m. Torsten Persson and Guido Tabellini
Federal Fiscal Constitutions. Part I: Risk Sharing and Moral Hazard
5:30 p.m. Closing remarks: Rao Aiyagari and Hal Cole

 

 
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