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Minnesota Applied Micro Workshop

May 1-2, 2009 
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Program PDF
Friday, May 1, 2009     River Room
Moderator Tom Holmes, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota

Markups and Firm-Level Export Status” [Slides

Speaker: Jan De Loecker (Princeton) and
Fredric Warzynski (Aarhus Business School) 

Discussant: Timothy Kehoe (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota) [Slides]

2:00—2:15 Break

Does Foreign Competition Spur Productivity? Evidence from Post WWII U. S. Cement Manufacturing” [Slides

Speaker: Tim Dunne (University of Oklahoma and Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland),
Shawn Klimek (US Census Bureau), and 
James Schmitz
 (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

Discussant: Chad Syverson (University of Chicago GSB) [Slides]

3:15—3:30 Break

Market size, Competition, and the Product Mix of Exporter” [Slides

Speaker: Marc Melitz (Princeton) 
and Gianmarco Ottaviano (University of Bologna)
Thierry Mayer (Paris School of Economics)

Discussant: Stephen Redding (Yale) [Slides]

4:30—4:45 Break

Trade Induced Technical Change: The Impact of Chinese Imports on IT and Innovation" [Slides

Speaker: Nick Bloom (Stanford), Mirko Draca and 
John Van Reenen (London School of Economics) 

Discussant: Allan Collard-Wexler (NYU) [Slides]

7:00 Dinner at Sapor (invitation only)

Saturday, May 2, 2009 
   River Room


Minjung Park, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota

Continental Breakfast


Railroads and the Raj: Estimating the Economic Impact of Transportation Infrastructure” 

Speaker: Dave Donaldson [Slides
(London School of Economics) 

Discussant: Sam Kortum (University of Chicago) [Slides]

10:00—10:15 Break

The Impact of Plant-level Resource Reallocations
and Technical Progress on U.S. Macroeconomic
” [Slides

Speaker: Amil Petrin (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota) and
T. Kirk White (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Jerome P. Reiter (Duke University)

Discussant: John Fernald [Slides
(Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

11:15—11:30 Break

A Search and Learning Model of Export Dynamics” 

Speaker: Jonathan Eaton (NYU), [Slides
Marcela Eslava (Universidad de Los Andes), 
C. J. Krizan
 (U. S. Census Bureau),
Maurice Kugler (Harvard), and 
James Tybout (Penn State University) 

Discussant: Costas Arkolakis (Yale) [Slides]

12:30—1:15 Lunch
1:15—2:15 The Quality-Complementarity Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence from Columbia

Speaker: Maurice Kugler (Harvard) and
Eric Verhoogen (Columbia) [Slides

Discussant: Michael Waugh [Slides
(Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and NYU)


2:30—3:30 Do Falling Iceberg Costs Account for Recent US Export Growth?” [Slides

Speaker: George Alessandria 
(Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia), and 
Horag Choi (University of Auckland) 

Discussant: Kim Ruhl (NYU) [Slides]