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Labor Markets and the Business Cycle in the Aftermath of the Great Recession

Friday, November 16, 2012 
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

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Conference Agenda
8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

The Trend is the Cycle: Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries” 
Henry Siu, U. of British Columbia (joint with Nir Jaimovich)

Aysegul Sahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York 
Chris Taber, University of Wisconsin

10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

10:30 a.m.

The Labor Market Four Years Into the Crisis: Assessing Structural Explanations” 
Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley

Dan Aaronson, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 
John Kennan, University of Wisconsin

12:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m.

Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty
Steve Davis, University of Chicago (joint with Scott Baker and Nicholas Bloom)

Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania 
Eric Sims, Notre Dame University

2:30 p.m.

Coffee Break

3:00 p.m.

Gross Worker Flows Over the Business Cycle” 
Richard Rogerson, Princeton University (joint with Per Krusell, Toshihiko Mukoyama, and Aysegul Sahin)

Discussants: Gadi Barlevy, Northwestern University and Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago 
Mike Elsby, University of Edinburgh

4:30 p.m.