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Rogerson Wright Shimer NBER Group Macro Perspectives on Labor Market

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

Program PDF
Thursday, November 19, 2009     Conference Room 4-C
Moderator Robert Shimer (University of Chicago)

Growth and the Market for Ideas” [pdf]

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

Discussant: Nancy Stokey (University of Chicago)


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

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

Discussant: Eric French (Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago)


Lunch (1st floor-Federal Reserve)

Moderator Randy Wright (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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

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

Discussant: Rob Shimer (University of Chicago)

2:30—3:00 Coffee Break

Assortative Learning” [pdf]

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

Discussant: Giuseppe Moscarini (Yale University)


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

Discussant: Kjetil Storesletten (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)

7:00 Dinner (TBA)

Friday, November 20, 2009 
  Conference Room 4-C


Richard Rogerson (Arizona State University)

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)

Discussant: Alessandra Fogli (University of Minnesota)


Coffee Break


Detecting Household Production” [pdf]

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

Discussant: Yongsung Chang (University of Rochester)


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

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

Discussant: John Kennan (University of Wisconsin)