Nemmers Prize Conference

Thursday and Friday, May 16-17, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm

James L. Allen Center
McCormick Auditorium
There is no registration fee. Advanced registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available, but on-site registrants will not be guarranteed refreshments.

Thursday, May 16, 2013
9:00 Opening Remarks

Keynote Address

Simon Johnson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): The Value of Connections in Turbulent Times: Evidence from the United States (joint with Daron Acemoglu, Amir Kermani – both Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Todd Mitton – Brigham Young University, and James Kwak – University of Connecticut)

10:15 Break

Alessandro Lizzeri (New York University): Government Policy with Time Inconsistent Voters (joint with Alberto Bisin - New York University, and Leeat Yariv - California Institute of Technology)

Guido Lorenzoni (Northwestern University) - discussant

11:30 Break

Pierre Yared (Columbia University): Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Persistent Shocks (joint with Marina Halac – Columbia University)

Georgy Egorov (Northwestern University) - discussant

12:45 Lunch

Nancy Qian (Yale University): Elections in China (joint with Monica Martinez-Bravo - Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros, Madrid, Spain, Gerard Padró i Miquel - London School of Economics, Yiqing Xu - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Yang Yao - Peking University)

Paola Sapienza (Northwestern University) - discussant

3:15 Break

Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University): Innovation, Reallocation and Growth (joint with Daron Acemoglu - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ufuk Akcigit - University of Pennsylvania, and William Kerr - Harvard University)

Fabrizio Zilibotti (University of Zurich) - discussant

4:30 Break

Richard Blundell (University College London): Consumption Inequality and Family Labor Supply (joint with Luigi Pistaferri and Itay Saporta-Eksten - both Stanford University)

Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago) - discussant

6:00 Adjournment
Friday, May 17, 2013

Keynote Address

Robert Shimer (University of Chicago): Competitive Search and Competitive Equilibrium (joint with Veronica Guerrieri - University of Chicago)

10:15 Break

Veronica Guerrieri (University of Chicago): Markets with Multidimensional Private Information (joint with Robert Shimer - University of Chicago)

Mehmet Ekmekci (Northwestern University) - discussant

11:30 Break

Leena Rudanko (Boston University): Unions in a Frictional Labor Market (joint with Per Krusell - Stockholm University)

Dale Mortensen (Northwestern University) - discussant

12:45 Lunch

Keynote Address

Laura Veldkamp (New York University): Germs, Social Networks and Growth (joint with Alessandra Fogli - Bocconi University)

3:15 Break

Ufuk Akcigit (University of Pennsylvania): Transition to Clean Technology (joint with Daron Acemoglu - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Douglas Hanley - University of Pennsylvania, and William Kerr - Harvard University)

David Berger (Northwestern University) – discussant

4:30 Break

Mikhail Golosov (Princeton University): Was Stalin Necessary for Russia's Economic Development? (joint with Anton Cheremukhin - Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Sergei Guriev - New Economic School, Russia, and Aleh Tsyvinski - Yale University)

Joel Mokyr (Northwestern University) - discussant

5:45 Adjournment

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Advanced registration is now closed. You may register, for free, on the day of the conference. On-site registrants are not guarranteed lunch.



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