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Productivity and the Industrial Revolution

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
October 9-10, 1998
Friday, October 9
2:10 p.m. Welcoming remarks
2:15 p.m. John Laitner, University of Michigan
Structural Change and Economic Growth
  Discussant: Douglas Gollin, Williams College
3:15 p.m. Coffee break
3:30 p.m. Gary Hansen, University of California-Los Angeles
Malthus to Solow” with Edward C. Prescott
  Discussant: Gregory Clark, University of California-Davis
4:30 p.m. Coffee break
4:45 p.m. Kenneth Pomeranz, University of California-Irvine
East Asia, Europe, and the Industrial Revolution
  Discussant: Joel Mokyr, Northwestern University
6:15 p.m. Cocktail reception

Saturday, October 10

9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
9:30 a.m. David Weil, Brown University
Population, Technology, and Growth: From the Malthusian Regime to the Demographic Transition” with Oded Galor
  Discussant: Per Krusell, University of Rochester
10:30 a.m. Nancy Stokey, University of Chicago
“How Does Growth Get Started?”
11:00 a.m. Coffee break
11:15 a.m. Francesco Caselli, University of Chicago
How Regions Converge” with Wilbur John Coleman II
  Discussant: Vincenzo Quadrini, Duke University
12:30 p.m. Buffet luncheon
1:30 p.m. Jeremy Greenwood, University of Rochester
Measuring the Rate of Technological Progress in Structures” with Michael Gort and Peter Rupert
  Discussant:  Edward C. Prescott, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Chicago
2:30 p.m. Coffee break
2:45 p.m. Sandra Ospina, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico
Does Productivity Fall After the Adoption of New Technology?” with Mark Huggett
  Discussant:  Russell Cooper, Boston University
3:45 p.m. Coffee break
4:00 p.m. James Schmitz, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Puzzling Movements in U.S. Iron-Ore Productivity
  Discussant: Peter Klenow, University of Chicago
5:00 p.m. Closing remarks
5:15 p.m. Cocktail reception