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Fall 2022 Institute Research Conference

Showcasing frontier research to enhance economic opportunity and inclusive growth

November 17, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Fall 2022 Institute Research Conference

The Opportunity & Inclusive Growth Institute will host its annual research conference on November 17, 2022. This event will celebrate the Institute’s five-year anniversary and showcase the range of frontier-style research with which the Institute engages. The program committee of David Argente, Raji Chakrabarti, John Grigsby, Amanda Michaud, Didem Tüzemen, Michael Waugh, and Abigail Wozniak selected the paper presentations, which discuss questions related to the Institute’s mission of supporting the Federal Reserve’s mandates through research into how to enhance economic opportunity and achieve inclusive growth. Keynote remarks will be provided by Philip Jefferson, a former Institute advisor who was confirmed in 2022 to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.

This event will be in person with presenters, discussants, and an invited audience. In addition, the event will be livestreamed on this page and an event recording will be posted here afterwards.

The conference will be accompanied by two other events. The Institute Advisory Board will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday. Friday is the Institute’s mentoring conference, which provides junior scholars an opportunity to present research and receive feedback in a constructive setting. These events will not be recorded, but we encourage you to visit participants’ websites to engage with their scholarship (see below).

Event Details

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Livestream will be available during and after the event on this page.

Event Agenda

Please check back closer to the event for paper pdfs and presentation slides.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. CT

Opening remarks

Abigail Wozniak, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. CT

Keynote remarks and panel discussion

Moderator: Neel Kashkari, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. CT

Break

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. CT

The Effects of Macroeconomic Shocks: Household Financial Distress Matters [Paper]

Kartik Athreya, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond; Ryan Mather, University of Wisconsin, Madison; José Mustre-del-Río, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City; and Juan M. Sánchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Presenter: Kartik Athreya, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond [Slides]
Discussant: Fiona Greig, Vanguard [Slides]

11:40 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT

The Effect of Maternal Labor Supply on Children: Evidence from Bunching [Paper]

Carolina Caetano, University of Georgia; Gregorio Caetano, University of Georgia; Eric Nielsen, Federal Reserve Board; Viviane Sanfelice, Temple University

Presenter: Eric Nielsen, Federal Reserve Board of Governors [Slides]
Discussant: Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Slides]

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CT

Lunch

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m. CT

Consumer Demand and Credit Supply as Barriers to Growth for Black-Owned Start-ups [Paper]

Eugene Tan, University of Toronto; Teega Zeida, Brock University

Presenter: Teega Zeida, Brock University [Slides]
Discussant: Luisa Blanco, Pepperdine University [Slides]

2:20 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. CT

Local Effects of Global Capital Flows: A China Shock in the U.S. Housing Market [Paper]

Zhimin Li, Peking University; Leslie Shen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; Calvin Zhang, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Presenter: Leslie Shen, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston [Slides]
Discussant: Tara Watson, Williams College and Brookings Institution [Slides]

3:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. CT

Break

3:20 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. CT

Employer Credit Checks: Poverty Traps versus Matching Efficiency [Paper]

Dean Corbae, University of Wisconsin, Madison; Andrew Glover, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Presenter: Andrew Glover, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City [Slides]
Discussant: Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis [Slides]

4:10 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. CT

Minimum Wage Increases and Vacancies [Paper]

Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco; Murat Tasci, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland; Didem Tüzemen, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Presenter: Didem Tüzemen, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City [Slides]
Discussant: John Grigsby, Princeton University [Slides]

5:00 p.m. – 5:05 p.m. CT

Closing remarks

Andrea Raffo, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

5:05 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. CT

Networking and social hour


Day-ahead Advisory Board Meeting

The Institute Advisory Board will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, November 16, in person at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. This event is for advisory board members and Institute leadership.


Mentoring Conference

The mentoring conference will be held Friday, November 18, in person at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. This event is an opportunity to provide constructive feedback and networking opportunities to scholars up to 10 years post-Ph.D. As such, attendance will be by invitation only, and the event will not be recorded or posted later. We encourage you to visit participants’ web pages to engage with their scholarship.

Mentoring Conference Agenda

Friday, November 18, 2022

8:00 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. CT

Mentoring breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. CT

Opening remarks

Alessandra Fogli, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

8:50 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. CT

Who Are the Credit Revolvers? An Empirical and Theoretical Investigation

Kyle Dempsey, The Ohio State University; Felicia Ionescu, Federal Reserve Board; Gajendran Raveendranathan, McMaster University

Presenter: Kyle Dempsey, The Ohio State University

The Effects of Institutional Gaps between Marriage and Cohabitation

Paula Calvo, Arizona State University

Presenter: Paula Calvo, Arizona State University

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. CT

A Spatial Equilibrium Model of Racial Segregation and the College Gap

Victoria Gregory, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Julian Kozlowski, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; Hannah Rubinton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Presenter: Hannah Rubinton, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Discussant: Sandra Newman, Johns Hopkins University

10:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. CT

Break

11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. CT

Did Racist Labor Policies Reverse Equality Gains for Everyone?

Erin Wolcott, Middlebury College

Presenter: Erin Wolcott, Middlebury College
Discussant: William Spriggs, Howard University and AFL-CIO

11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CT

Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. CT

Minimum Wages and Employment Composition

Ashvin Gandhi, UCLA; Krista Ruffini, Georgetown University

Presenter: Krista Ruffini, Georgetown University
Discussant: Simon Mongey, University of Chicago and Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. CT

The Effect of Homeless Housing Sites on Local Communities: Evidence from Los Angeles County

Elior Cohen, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Presenter: Elior Cohen, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Discussant: Robynn Cox, University of California, Riverside

2:40 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CT

Illiquid Homeownership and the Bank of Mom and Dad

Eirik Eylands Brandsaas, Federal Reserve Board

Presenter: Eirik Eylands Brandsaas, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Dionissi Aliprantis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT

Discussion