Rogerson Wright Shimer NBER Group
Macro Perspectives on Labor Market

November 19-20, 2009
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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Thursday, November 19, 2009     Conference Room 4-C
Moderator Robert Shimer (University of Chicago)
10:00—11:00

Growth and the Market for Ideas” [pdf]

Speaker: Jonathan Chiu (Bank of Canada)
(joint with Cesaire Meh and Randall Wright)
[Slides]

Discussant: Nancy Stokey (University of Chicago)
[Slides]

11:00—12:00

Retirement in a Life Cycle Model with Home Production” [pdf]

Speaker: Richard Rogerson (Arizona State University)
(joint with Johanna Wallenius)
[Slides]

Discussant: Eric French (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)
[Slides]

12:00—1:30

Lunch (1st floor-Federal Reserve)

Moderator Randy Wright (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
1:30—2:30

An Equilibrium Theory of Learning, Search, and Wages” [pdf]

Speaker: Shouyong Shi (University of Toronto)
(joint with Francisco Gonzalez)
[Slides]

Discussant: Rob Shimer (University of Chicago)
[Slides]

2:30—3:00 Coffee Break
3:00—4:00

Assortative Learning” [pdf]

Speaker: Jan Eeckhout (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
(joint with Xi Weng)
[Slides]

Discussant: Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)
[Slides]

4:00—5:00

Taxation of Human Capital and Wage Inequality: A Cross Country Analysis” [pdf]

Speaker: Fatih Guvenen (University of Minnesota)
(joint with Burhan Kuruscu and Serdar Ozkan)
[Slides]

Discussant: Kjetil Storesletten (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
[Slides]

7:00 Dinner (TBA)


Friday, November 20, 2009
  Conference Room 4-C

Moderator

Richard Rogerson (Arizona State University)
9:00—10:00

From Shame to Game in One Hundred Years: An Economic Model of the Rise of Premarital Sex and its De-Stigmatization” [pdf]

Speaker: Jeremy Greenwood (University of Pennsylvania)
(joint with Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde and Nezih Guner)
[Slides]

Discussant: Alessandra Fogli (University of Minnesota)
[Slides]

10:00—10:30

Coffee Break

10:30—11:30

Detecting Household Production” [pdf]

Speaker: Marianne Baxter (Boston University)
(joint with Dana Rotz)
[Slides]

Discussant: Yongsung Chang (University of Rochester)
[Slides]

11:30—12:30

Competitive Search: A Test for Direction and Efficiency” [pdf]

Speaker: Bryan Engelhardt (College of the Holy Cross)
(joint with Peter Rupert)
[Slides]

Discussant: John Kennan (University of Wisconsin)
[Slides]

 
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