2009 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society

Summary of All Sessions

#Date/TimeLocationTitlePapersOrganizer
1June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
314 Political Economy4Daron Acemoglu
2June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
B06B Labor Markets in Macro4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
3June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
326 Marriage and Divorce4Claudia Olivetti
4June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
116 Sovereign Debt4Charles Engel
5June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
312 Optimal Dynamic Contracts4Balazs Szentes
6June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
B14 Econometrics of Portfolio Choice3Francis Diebold
7June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
316 Structural and Panel Data Models4Adonis Yatchew
8June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
220 Monetary Policy and Inflation3Lucrezia Reichlin
9June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
222 Empirical Industrial Organization4Marc Rysman
10June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
B25B Asset Markets4Christine Parlour
11June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
237 Instrumental Variables and GMM4Jean-Marie Dufour
12June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
B12 Growth and Development3Kaivan Munshi
13June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
225 Product Quality4Glenn Ellison
14June 4, 2009
13:30-15:00
204B Bargaining and Reputation4Muhamet Yildiz
15June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
B06B Empirical Analyses of Long-Run Growth4Daron Acemoglu
16June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
316 Learning4Daron Acemoglu
17June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
326 Information in Macro Models4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
18June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
221 International Goods Pricing and PPP3Charles Engel
19June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
B14 Extensions of Hyperbolic Discounting4Edward O'Donoghue
20June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
B12 Econometrics of Asset Pricing4Francis Diebold
21June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
314 Advances in Auctions Research4Yeon-Koo Che
22June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
225 Search and Unemployment3Claudia Olivetti
23June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
222 Nonparametrics4Adonis Yatchew
24June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
223 Estimation under Asymmetric Information and Learning4Marc Rysman
25June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
116 Multinational Corporations and FDI4Jonathan Eaton
26June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
B25B Managers and Asset Prices3Christine Parlour
27June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
227 Asset Prices and Aggregate Fluctuations4Julia Thomas
28June 5, 2009
8:30-10:00
237 Discrimination and Affirmative Action3Kaivan Munshi
29June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
326 Political Theory4Daron Acemoglu
30June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
316 Housing in Macro4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
31June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
221 Open Economy Business Cycle Models3Charles Engel
32June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
222 Rational and Boundedly Rational Learning4Balazs Szentes
33June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
116 Incentives, Communication and Monitoring4Yeon-Koo Che
34June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
B14 Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Investors3John Campbell
35June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
223 Labor Supply, Fertility and Childcare Production3Claudia Olivetti
36June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
314 Identification4Adonis Yatchew
37June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
B12 Education and Discrimination4Thomas Lemieux
38June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
B06B Combination of Structural and Reduced Form Models for Policy Analysis3Lucrezia Reichlin
39June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
B25B Empirics of International Trade I3Jonathan Eaton
40June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
227 Cointegration and Nonlinear Time Series Models3Jean-Marie Dufour
41June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
237 General Equilibrium Theory3Chris Shannon
42June 5, 2009
10:30-12:00
225 Imperfect Competition3Glenn Ellison
43June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
227 Dynamic Economic Theory3Daron Acemoglu
44June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
237 Prices in Macro4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
45June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
314 HIV/AIDS and Development3Claudia Olivetti
46June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
B25B International Finance4Charles Engel
47June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
222 Decision Theory4Uzi Segal
48June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
225 Information Aggregation and Transmission4Balazs Szentes
49June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
326 Credit Risk3John Campbell
50June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
B14 Life Insurance Markets: Theory and Evidence4Hanming Fang
51June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
316 Counterfactual Estimation4Thomas Lemieux
52June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
116 Forecasting4Lucrezia Reichlin
53June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
B12 Partial Identification4Jean-Marie Dufour
54June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
B06B Trade and Labor Markets3Jonathan Eaton
55June 5, 2009
13:30-15:00
223 Organizations3Glenn Ellison
56June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
221 Structural Transformation4Daron Acemoglu
57June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
223 Beliefs and Institutions4Daron Acemoglu
58June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
B14 Monetary Policy4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
59June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
225 Recursive Utility3Uzi Segal
60June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
314 Consumption-Based Asset Pricing4John Campbell
61June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
B25B Electoral Competition4Hanming Fang
62June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
227 Education, Marriage and Inequality3Claudia Olivetti
63June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
B12 Spatial Econometrics/Time Series Panels with Cross-section Correlation4Tim Vogelsang
64June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
316 Behavioral Implications of Transfers and Regulation3Wojciech Kopczuk
65June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
326 Weak Identification4Jean-Marie Dufour
66June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
222 Empirics of International Trade II3Jonathan Eaton
67June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
116 Incomplete Information and Nominal Contracts3Julia Thomas
68June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
237 Migration and Labor Markets3Kaivan Munshi
69June 6, 2009
8:30-10:00
B06B Repeated Games4Muhamet Yildiz
70June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
227 Technology, Innovation and Growth3Daron Acemoglu
71June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
B25B Dynamic Contracts4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
72June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
B06B Empirical Exchange Rate Models4Charles Engel
73June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
314 Multi-selves4Uzi Segal
74June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
116 Econometrics of Volatility and Jumps 3Francis Diebold
75June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
326 Active Asset Management and Stock Returns4John Campbell
76June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
222 School Outcomes and Test Scores4Claudia Olivetti
77June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
B12 Topics in Econometrics4Adonis Yatchew
78June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
225 Wages and Compensation4Thomas Lemieux
79June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
221 Macroeconometrics with International and Disaggregated Data4Lucrezia Reichlin
80June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
316 Solving Dynamic Oligopoly Games4Marc Rysman
81June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
237 Fiscal Policy and Economic Fluctuations4Julia Thomas
82June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
223 Pricing and Price Discrimination4Glenn Ellison
83June 6, 2009
10:30-12:00
B14 Auctions and Matching4Muriel Niederle
84June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
316 Political Economy of Development4Daron Acemoglu
85June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
237 Topics in Life Cycle Models4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
86June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
326 Inequality and Skill Structure 4Claudia Olivetti
87June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
B25B International Asset Pricing and Consumption Preferences4Charles Engel
88June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
116 Behavioral Economics4Edward O'Donoghue
89June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
223 Estimation of Latent and Realized Volatility4Francis Diebold
90June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
222 Advances in Mechanism Design Theory4Yeon-Koo Che
91June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
B12 The Changing Risks of Stocks and Nominal Bonds3John Campbell
92June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
B14 Structural Change4Tim Vogelsang
93June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
225 Measurement Error and Missing Data3Thomas Lemieux
94June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
221 Electoral Competition and Strategic Voting4Wojciech Kopczuk
95June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
314 Trade Theory and Policy4Jonathan Eaton
96June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
B06B Labor Market Frictions and Business Cycles3Julia Thomas
97June 6, 2009
13:30-15:00
227 Applications of Game Theory4Muhamet Yildiz
98June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
225 Endogenous Political Institutions3Daron Acemoglu
99June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
223 Structural Estimation in Macro4Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
100June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
116 International Capital Flows - Causes and Policy Implications4Charles Engel
101June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
326 Topics in the Econometric Modeling of Volatility and Rare Events4Francis Diebold
102June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
B25B Dynamic Contract Design3Yeon-Koo Che
103June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
222 Selection and Occupational Choice3Claudia Olivetti
104June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
B06B Factor Models/Models with Many Covariates4Tim Vogelsang
105June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
B12 Health Economics4Thomas Lemieux
106June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
237 Real-time Econometrics4Lucrezia Reichlin
107June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
316 Agent Performance and Financial Markets4Christine Parlour
108June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
314 Aggregate Investment4Julia Thomas
109June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
B14 Trust and Microfinance3Kaivan Munshi
110June 7, 2009
8:30-10:00
227 Foundations of Game Theory4Muhamet Yildiz
111June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
227 Growth Empirics3Daron Acemoglu
112June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
326 Turnover, Mobility and Compensation3Claudia Olivetti
113June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
314 Credit and Lending in Open Economies3Charles Engel
114June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
B25B Empirical Behavioral Economics4Edward O'Donoghue
115June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
237 Econometrics of Bond Yields4Francis Diebold
116June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
221 Lobbying and Political Competition4Hanming Fang
117June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
225 Long Memory and Persistence3Tim Vogelsang
118June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
223 Immigration4Thomas Lemieux
119June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
B06B Business Taxation and Regulation4Wojciech Kopczuk
120June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
B14 Panel Data4Jean-Marie Dufour
121June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
B12 Trade and Technology3Jonathan Eaton
122June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
222 Risk and Credit Markets4Christine Parlour
123June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
116 Child Development3Kaivan Munshi
124June 7, 2009
10:30-12:00
316 Implementation4Muhamet Yildiz
 

124 sessions, 455 papers


 

2009 North American Summer Meeting of the Econometric Society

Complete List of All Sessions


Session 1: Political Economy

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 314
 

Revealed Political Power
By Roger Lagunoff, Georgetown University Jinhui Bai, Georgetown University
   Presented by: Roger Lagunoff, Georgetown University
 

Resistance to Outside Investment: A Rational Model of Surplus Destruction
[slides]
By Sourav Bhattacharya (University of Pittsburgh) Tapas Kundu (University of Oslo)
   Presented by: Sourav Bhattacharya, University of Pittsburgh
 

A Political Economy Theory of Partial Decentralization
[slides]
By John William Hatfield, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Gerard Padró i Miquel, London School of Economics
   Presented by: John Hatfield, Stanford University
 

Political Selection and Persistence of Bad Governments
[slides]
By Daron Acemoglu, MIT Georgy Egorov, Harvard Konstantin Sonin, New Economic School
   Presented by: Konstantin Sonin, New Economic School

Session 2: Labor Markets in Macro

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B06B
 

Firm Entry and Labor Market Dynamics
By Enchuan Shao, Bank of Canada Pedro Silos, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
   Presented by: Enchuan Shao, Bank of Canada
 

Technology Shocks, Employment and Labor Market Frictions
By Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta Francesco Zanetti, Bank of England
   Presented by: Francesco Zanetti, Bank of England
 

Worker Flows and Job Flows: A Quantitative Investigation
By Shigeru Fujita (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia) Makoto Nakajima (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
   Presented by: Shigeru Fujita, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Inflation dynamics with labour market matching: assessing alternative speci…fications
By Kai Christoffel, European Central Bank James Costain, Bank of Spain Gregory de Walque, National Bank of Belgium Keith Kuester, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Tobias Linzert, European Central Bank Stephen Millard, Bank of England Olivier Pierrard, Bank of Luxembourg
   Presented by: Keith Kuester, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Session 3: Marriage and Divorce

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 326
 

Preferences and Choice Constraints in Marital Sorting: Evidence from Korea
By Soohyung Lee University of Maryland, College Park
   Presented by: Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland, College Park
 

Marriage and Cohabitation
By Ahu Gemici, New York University Steve Laufer, New York University
   Presented by: Steven Laufer, New York University
 

A Bad Peace or a Good War: A Structural Estimation Model of Spousal Conflict and Divorce
[slides]
By Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, Iowa State University
   Presented by: Oleksandr Zhylyevskyy, Iowa State University
 

Divorce Laws and Divorce Rate in the U.S.
By Stefania Marcassa University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Stefania Marcassa, University of Minnesota and Minneapolis FED

Session 4: Sovereign Debt

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 116
 

Sovereign default and negotiation: recovery rates, interest rate spreads and credit history
[slides]
By Tamon Asonuma, Boston University
   Presented by: Tamon Asonuma, Boston University
 

Sovereign Debt Maturity without Commitment
[slides]
By Dirk Niepelt, Gerzensee/Bern/Stockholm U
   Presented by: Dirk Niepelt, Study Center Gerzensee
 

Long-duration Bonds and Sovereign Defaults
[slides]
By Juan Carlos Hatchondo, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Leonardo Martinez, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
   Presented by: Juan Hatchondo, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
 

Indexed Sovereign Debt: An Applied Framework
By Guido Sandleris, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella and Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) Horacio Sapriza, Rutgers University and Board of Governors FRS, Filippo Taddei, Collegio Carlo Alberto
   Presented by: Horacio Sapriza, Rutgers University

Session 5: Optimal Dynamic Contracts

Session Organizer: Balazs Szentes, UCL
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 312
 

A Theory of Player Turnover in Repeated Games
By Yuk-fai Fong, Northwestern University Jin Li, Northwestern University
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University
 

New product launch: herd seeking or herd preventing?
By Ting Liu Michigan State University Pasquale Schiraldi LSE
   Presented by: Ting Liu, Michigan State University
 

Borrowing Constraint as an Optimal Contract
By Borys Grochulski Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Yuzhe Zhang University of Iowa
   Presented by: Borys Grochulski, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
 

Relational Contract, Limited Liability, and Wage Dynamics
By Yuk-fai Fong Northwestern University
   Presented by: Yuk-Fai Fong, Northwestern University

Session 6: Econometrics of Portfolio Choice

Session Organizer: Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B14
 

Estimating heterogeneous costs of participation in risky asset markets
[slides]
By Graciela Sanroman
   Presented by: Graciela Sanroman, UDELAR
 

Implied Volatility and Skewness
By Bruno Feunou, Duke University Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, Bank of Canada Roméo Tedongap, Stockholm School of Economics
   Presented by: Jean-Sébastien Fontaine, Bank of Canada
 

Affine Stochastic Skewness
By Bruno Feunou, Duke University Romeo Tedongap, Stockholm School of Economics
   Presented by: Roméo Tédongap, Stockholm School of Economics

Session 7: Structural and Panel Data Models

Session Organizer: Adonis Yatchew, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 316
 

Structural Estimation and Counterfactual Experiments in Games when the Data Come from Multiple Equilibria
[slides]
By Victor Aguirregabiria (University of Toronto) Pedro Mira CEMFI, Madrid)
   Presented by: Victor Aguirregabiria, University of Toronto
 

Matching with Trade-offs: Revealed preferences over competing characteristics
By Alfred Galichon (Ecole polytechnique) Bernard Salanie (Columbia University)
   Presented by: Alfred Galichon, Ecole polytechnique
 

Dynamic Panel Probit with Flexible Correlated Effects
[slides]
By Martin Burda, University of Toronto Matthew Harding, Stanford University
   Presented by: Martin Burda, University of Toronto
 

Identification and Estimation of Marginal Effects in Nonlinear Panel Models
[slides]
By Victor Chernozhukov (MIT), Ivan Fernandez-Val (BU), Jinyong Hahn (UCLA), Whitney Newey (MIT)
   Presented by: Ivan Fernandez-Val, Boston University

Session 8: Monetary Policy and Inflation

Session Organizer: Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 220
 

Long Run Evidence on Money Growth and Inflation∗
By Luca Benati European Central Bank†
   Presented by: Luca Benati, ECB
 

Provision of Liquidity through the Primary Credit Facility during the Financial Crisis: A Structural Analysis
[slides]
By Erhan Artuc (Koc University) Selva Demiralp (Koc University)
   Presented by: Erhan Artuc, Koc University, Istanbul
 

Inflation Dynamics and the New Keynesian Phillips Curve: Evidence from an Estimated DSGE Model
By Andreas Hornstein, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Thomas Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Alexander Wolman, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
   Presented by: Thomas Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Session 9: Empirical Industrial Organization

Session Organizer: Marc Rysman, Boston University
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 222
 

The Economics of 'Radiator Springs': Industry Dynamics, Sunk Costs, and Spatial Demand Shifts
[slides]
By Jeffrey R. Campbell Thomas N. Hubbard
   Presented by: Thomas Hubbard, Northwestern University (KSM)
 

International Patent Harmonization and Trade Balance of Patent Rights
By Yi Deng, Department of Economics, University of South Florida
   Presented by: Yi Deng, Southern Methodist University
 

Testing Cost Inefficiency under Free Entry in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry
By Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois Lu Han, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Seung-Hyun Hong, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
 

Competitive Pressure and Innovation Complementarity
[slides]
By Tobias Kretschmer, University of Munich Eugenio J. Miravete, University of Texas-Austin Jose C. Pernias, University Jaume I - Castellon
   Presented by: Eugenio Miravete, University of Texas at Austin

Session 10: Asset Markets

Session Organizer: Christine Parlour, UC Berkeley
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B25B
 

Information Aggregation in Uniform Price Double Auctions
By Eiichiro Kazumori Univeristy of Tokyo
   Presented by: Eiichiro Kazumori, University of Tokyo
 

Asset and Derivative Pricing with Incomplete Markets
By Francois Le Grand, EMLyon Business School Xavier Ragot, Banque de France
   Presented by: Francois Le Grand, EMLyon Business School
 

Strategic Relationships in Over-the-Counter Markets
By Ana Babus, University of Cambridge
   Presented by: Ana Babus, University of Cambridge
 

Quote Competition in Limit Order Markets
By Wataru Ohta, Osaka University
   Presented by: Wataru Ohta, Osaka University

Session 11: Instrumental Variables and GMM

Session Organizer: Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 237
 

Identifying Structural Effects in Nonseparable Systems Using Covariates
By Halbert White, University of California, San Diego Karim Chalak, Boston College
   Presented by: Karim Chalak, Boston College
 

Robust Estimation of Moment Condition Models with Weakly Dependent Data
By Kirill Evdokimov, Yale University Yuichi Kitamura, Yale University Taisuke Otsu, Yale University
   Presented by: Taisuke Otsu, Yale University
 

Matrix rank estimation and reduced rank matrix estimators through GMM and GEL
[slides]
By Stephen G. Donald University of Texas, Austin Natércia Fortuna University of Porto
   Presented by: Stephen Donald, University of Texas at Austin
 

The Empirical Saddlepoint Likelihood Estimator Applied to Two-Step GMM
[slides]
By Fallaw Sowell; Tepper School of Business Carnegie Mellon University
   Presented by: Fallaw Sowell, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 12: Growth and Development

Session Organizer: Kaivan Munshi, Brown University
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B12
 

Why is Mobility in India so Low? Social Insurance, Inequality, and Growth
[slides]
By Kaivan Munshi Brown University Mark Rosenzweig Yale University
   Presented by: Kaivan Munshi, Brown University
 

Notes for Credit, Growth, and Trade Policy
By Abhijit V. Banerjee, MIT Andrew F. Newman, BU; IES, Princeton; UCL; and CEPR
   Presented by: Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

At your own risk: health warnings for growth data
By Simon Johnson, MIT William Larson, George Washington Univ Chris Papageorgieu, IMF Arvind Subramanian, Peterson Institute
   Presented by: Simon Johnson, MIT

Session 13: Product Quality

Session Organizer: Glenn Ellison, MIT
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 225
 

Costly Search and Design
[slides]
By Heski Bar-Isaac (NYU) Guillermo Caruana (CEMFI) Vicente Cuñat (LSE)
   Presented by: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
 

Coarse Grades
[slides]
By Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University
   Presented by: Rick Harbaugh, Indiana University
 

Loyalty inducing programs and competition with homogeneous goods
[slides]
By Ronald Fischer, Universidad de Chile Nicolas Figueroa, Universidad de Chile Sebastian Infante, Stanford University GSB
   Presented by: Nicolas Figueroa, Universidad de Chile
 

Signaling quality through prices in an oligopoly
By Maarten Janssen, University of Vienna, Austria. Santanu Roy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas.
   Presented by: Santanu Roy, Southern Methodist University

Session 14: Bargaining and Reputation

Session Organizer: Muhamet Yildiz, MIT
Date: June 4, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 204B
 

A Reputation-Based Theory of Spatially-Separated Duopoly Competition and Bargaining
By Selcuk Ozyurt (New York University)
   Presented by: Selcuk Ozyurt, New York University
 

Reputation and Repeated Bargaining with a Third Party
[slides]
By Jihong Lee (Birkbeck College, University of London) Qingmin Liu (University of Pennsylvania)
   Presented by: Qingmin Liu, University of Pennsylvania
 

Multiple Opponents and the Limits of Reputation
By Sambuddha Ghosh (Boston University)
   Presented by: Sambuddha Ghosh,
 

Multi-player Bargaining with Endogenous Capacity
By Gabriele Camera - University of Iowa Cemil Selcuk - DePaul University
   Presented by: Cemil Selcuk, DePaul University

Session 15: Empirical Analyses of Long-Run Growth

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B06B
 

The Colonial and Geographic Origins of Comparative Development
By Raphael Auer Swiss National Bank
   Presented by: Raphael Auer, Swiss National Bank
 

Legislative Malapportionment and Economic Outcomes: A First Assessment
[slides]
By Miriam Buhn, The World Bank Francisco Gallego, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile Massimiliano Onorato, Bocconi University
   Presented by: Francisco Gallego, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
 

Institutions and Growth: Evidence from Estimation Methods Robust to Weak Instruments
[slides]
By Alexandre Dmitriev, University of New South Wales
   Presented by: Alexandre Dmitriev, University of New South Wales
 

Political Institutions and Human Development - Does Democracy Fulfill its ‘Constructive’ and ‘Instrumental’ Role?
By Sebastian Vollmer, Leibniz Universität Hannover Maria Ziegler, University of Göttingen
   Presented by: Sebastian Vollmer, Georg-August-University Göttingen

Session 16: Learning

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 316
 

Information Percolation with Equilibrium Search Dynamics
[slides]
By Darrell Duffie, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; a member of NBER. Semyon Malamud, ETH Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute Gustavo Manso, Sloan School of Business, MIT
   Presented by: Semyon Malamud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute
 

How Homophily Affects Learning and Diffusion in Networks
By Benjamin Golub, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University Matthew O. Jackson, Department of Economics, Stanford University and external faculty of the Santa Fe Institute
   Presented by: Benjamin Golub, Caltech
 

Strategic Experimentation with Poisson Bandits
[slides]
By Godfrey Keller, University of Oxford Sven Rady, University of Munich
   Presented by: Sven Rady, University of Munich
 

Aggregate uncertainty and learning
[slides]
By Stephan Lauermann (UMich) Wolfram Merzyn (Bonn) Gabor Virag (Rochester)
   Presented by: Gabor Virag, University of Rochester

Session 17: Information in Macro Models

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 326
 

A Likelihood Analysis of Models with Information Frictions
By Leonardo Melosi - University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Leonardo Melosi, University of Pennsylvania
 

Dynamic Asset Allocation with Ambiguous Return Predictability
[slides]
By Hui Chen, MIT Nengjiu Ju, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Jianjun Miao, Boston University
   Presented by: Hui Chen, MIT
 

Incomplete Information in Dynamic Economies
By Giacomo Rondina UCSD Todd B. Walker Indiana University
   Presented by: Todd Walker, Indiana University
 

Bond premia and monetary policy over 40 years
[slides]
By Peter Hoerdahl, Bank for International Settlements Oreste Tristani, European Central Bank
   Presented by: Peter Hoerdahl, Bank for International Settlements

Session 18: International Goods Pricing and PPP

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 221
 

Analysing aggregate real exchange rate persistence through the lens of sectoral data
By Laura Mayoral, Institute for Economic Analysis, (CSIC) Lola Gadea, Dept. of Applied Economics, University of Zaragoza
   Presented by: Lola Gadea, University of Zaragoza
 

Understanding Law of One Price Deviations: Local Distribution Services and Price Discrimination
By Chikako Baba University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Presented by: Chikako Baba, University of Wisconsin - Madison
 

International Investment Positions and Exchange Rate Dynamics: A Dynamic Panel Analysis
[slides]
By Michael Binder, Goethe University Frankfurt Christian Offermanns, Goethe University Frankfurt
   Presented by: Michael Binder,

Session 19: Extensions of Hyperbolic Discounting

Session Organizer: Edward O'Donoghue, Cornell University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B14
 

Commitment to self-rewards
[slides]
By Alexander Koch, Aarhus University Julia Nafziger, Aarhus University
   Presented by: Julia Nafziger, Aarhus University
 

Competitive Markets without Commitment
[slides]
By Nick Netzer, University of Zurich Florian Scheuer, MIT
   Presented by: Florian Scheuer, MIT
 

Strategic Implications of Competing For Consumers with Time Inconsistent Preferences
[slides]
By Alexei Alexandrov (University of Rochester)
   Presented by: Alexei Alexandrov, University of Rochester
 

A Theory of Government Procrastination
By Edwin Lai, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Taiji Furusawa, Hitotsubashi University
   Presented by: Edwin Lai, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Session 20: Econometrics of Asset Pricing

Session Organizer: Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B12
 

Measuring causality between volatility and returns with high-frequency data
By Abderrahim Taamouti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University René Garcia, Edhec Business School
   Presented by: Abderrahim Taamouti, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
 

Impossible Frontiers
By Thomas J. Brennan, Northwestern University Andrew W. Lo, MIT
   Presented by: Andrew Lo, HARRIS & HARRIS GROUP
 

Growth Opportunities, Investment-Specific Technology Shocks and the Cross-Section of Expected Returns.
[slides]
By Leonid Kogan, MIT Sloan Dimitris Papanikolaou, Northwestern Kellogg
   Presented by: Leonid Kogan, MIT
 

A New Class of Asset Pricing Models with Lévy Processes: Theory and Applications
By Chayawat Ornthanalai, McGill University, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Presented by: Chayawat Ornthanalai, McGill University/ Georgia Institute of Technology

Session 21: Advances in Auctions Research

Session Organizer: Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 314
 

Exclusive Bidding: Value Discovery and the Value of a Bidder
By Murali Agastya, University of Sydney Jingfeng Lu, National University of Singapore
   Presented by: Jingfeng Lu, National University of Singapore
 

Optimal Shill Bidding in the VCG Mechanism
[slides]
By Itai Sher University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Itai Sher, University of Minnesota
 

Affiliation and Dependence in Economic Models
By Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   Presented by: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois
 

Bounds on the Counterfactual Distribution of Revenues in Auctions with Reserve Prices
[slides]
By Xun Tang, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Xun Tang, University of Pennsylvania

Session 22: Search and Unemployment

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 225
 

Selection, Separation, and Unemployment
[slides]
By Gonul Sengul, University of Texas at Austin
   Presented by: Gonul Sengul, University of Texas at Austin
 

Job Separation, Earnings Losses, and Turbulence
By Shigeru Fujita (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)
   Presented by: Shigeru Fujita, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Identifying the Labor Market Search and Matching Model: Some Insights from Structural Estimation
By Thomas A. Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank Of Richmond
   Presented by: Thomas Lubik, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Session 23: Nonparametrics

Session Organizer: Adonis Yatchew, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 222
 

Small Bandwidth Asymptotics for Density-Weighted Average Derivatives
By Matias D. Cattaneo, University of Michigan Richard K. Crump, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Michael Jansson, UC-Berkeley
   Presented by: Matias Cattaneo, University of Michigan
 

Semiparametric Efficiency in Irregularly Identified Models
By Shakeeb Khan, Duke University Denis Nekipelov UC Berkeley
   Presented by: Denis Nekipelov, University of California - Berkeley
 

Data-Driven Model Evaluation: A Test for Revealed Performance
By Christopher Parmeter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute Jeffrey Racine, McMaster University
   Presented by: Christopher Parmeter, Virginia Tech
 

Nonstandard Estimation of Inverse Conditional Density-Weighted Expectations
By Chuan Goh, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Chuan Goh, University of Toronto

Session 24: Estimation under Asymmetric Information and Learning

Session Organizer: Marc Rysman, Boston University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 223
 

Identification of the Joint Value Distrubition from Auction Data
[slides]
By Christopher P. Adams, Federal Trade Commission
   Presented by: Christopher Adams, Federal Trade Commission
 

Learning About New Products: An Empirical Study of Physicians' Behavior
[slides]
By Maria Marta Ferreyra, Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University Grigory Kosenok, New Economic School, Moscow
   Presented by: Grigory Kosenok, New Economic School, Moscow
 

Identifying Contract Optimality Non-parametrically with Moral Hazard: First Order Approach and Statistical Inference”
By Rongzhu Ke Department of Economics, MIT
   Presented by: Rongzhu Ke, MIT
 

Social Learning and Optimal Advertising in the Motion Picture Industry
[slides]
By Hailey Hayeon Joo Department of Economics Ohio University
   Presented by: Hailey Hayeon Joo, Ohio University

Session 25: Multinational Corporations and FDI

Session Organizer: Jonathan Eaton, New York University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 116
 

Third-Country Effects in Multinational Production Networks
By Maggie X. Chen George Washington University
   Presented by: Maggie Chen, George Washington University
 

The Margins of Multinational Production and the Role of Intra-firm Trade
[slides]
By Alfonso Irarrazabal, University of Oslo Andreas Moxnes, University of Oslo Luca David Opromolla, Banco de Portugal
   Presented by: Luca David Opromolla, Banco de Portugal
 

Roll out the Red Carpet and They Will Come: Investment Promotion, Information Asymmetries and FDI Inflows
By University of Oxford
   Presented by: Torfinn Harding, OxCarre, University of Oxford
 

Risk, Returns, and Multinational Production
[slides]
By Stefania Garetto, Princeton University and Boston University Jose L. Fillat, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
   Presented by: Stefania Garetto, Princeton University

Session 26: Managers and Asset Prices

Session Organizer: Christine Parlour, UC Berkeley
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B25B
 

Leverage Choice and Credit Spread Dynamics when Managers Risk Shift
[slides]
By Murray Carlson: UBC Ali Lazrak: UBC and HEC
   Presented by: Ali Lazrak, university of british columbia
 

Equilibrium Equity Premium, Interest Rate and the Cost of Capital in a Large-Firm under Moral Hazard
By Jaeyoung Sung, Ajou University, Korea, and University of Illinois at Chicago Xuhu Wan, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
   Presented by: Jaeyoung Sung, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

Debt Covenants and Distressed Equity Issuance: Optimal Financing in the Presence of Monitoring
[slides]
By Tomasz Piskorski, Columbia University Mark M Westerfield, University of Southern California
   Presented by: Mark Westerfield, University of Southern California

Session 27: Asset Prices and Aggregate Fluctuations

Session Organizer: Julia Thomas, The Ohio State University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 227
 

Speculative Growth and Overreaction to Technology Shocks
[slides]
By Kevin J. Lansing Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
   Presented by: Kevin Lansing, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
 

Asset Pricing, Housing Markets, and the Business Cycle: A Macro-Finance Approach
[slides]
By Ivan Jaccard (European Central Bank)
   Presented by: Ivan Jaccard, European Central Bank
 

Taxation and Asset Pricing in a Production Economy
[slides]
By Chao Wei, the George Washington University Marika Santoro, Congressional Budget Office
   Presented by: Chao Wei, George Washington University
 

Financial Market Segmentation, Stock Market Volatility and the Role of Monetary Policy
By Anastasia S. Zervou Washington University in St. Louis
   Presented by: Anastasia Zervou, Washington University in St. Louis

Session 28: Discrimination and Affirmative Action

Session Organizer: Kaivan Munshi, Brown University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 237
 

Improving the Labor Market Outcomes of Minorities: The Role of Employment Quota
By Nishith Prakash Assistant Professor Department of Economics Ohio University Athens, OH 45701
   Presented by: Nishith Prakash, Ohio University
 

Further Evidence on the Policy Impact of Randomised Political Reservation
[slides]
By Indira Rajaraman, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi 110067, India Manish Gupta, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi 110067, India
   Presented by: Manish Gupta, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
 

Using an Experimental Approach to Identify Labor Market Discrimination Based on Gender and Social Class in a Developing Economy
By David Bravo, Universidad de Chile Claudia Sanhueza, ILADES\Universidad Alberto Hurtado Sergio Urzua, Northwestern University
   Presented by: Sergio Urzua, Northwestern University

Session 29: Political Theory

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 326
 

Turnout and Power Sharing
[slides]
By Helios Herrera, Columbia University Massimo Morelli, Columbia University
   Presented by: Massimo Morelli, Columbia University
 

Long-Run Outcomes of Electoral Competition Between Policy-Motivated Parties
By Jean Guillaume Forand University of Toronto
   Presented by: Jean Guillaume Forand, University of Toronto
 

Political Accountability under Special Interest Politics
By Georgy Egorov (Harvard University)
   Presented by: Georgy Egorov, Harvard University
 

Markovian Social Security in Unequal Societies
[slides]
By Kaiji Chen, University of Oslo Zheng Song, Fudan University
   Presented by: Kaiji Chen, University of Oslo

Session 30: Housing in Macro

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 316
 

Mortgage Innovation and the Foreclosure Boom
[slides]
By Dean Corbae, University of Texas at Austin Erwan Quintin, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
   Presented by: Dean Corbae, University of Texas at Austin
 

Deconstructing Lifecycle Expenditure with Home Production
By Wenli Li Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Fang Yang State University of New York in Albany
   Presented by: Wenli Li, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

Optimal Capital Income Taxation with Housing
By Makoto Nakajima, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Presented by: Makoto Nakajima, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

House Prices and Risk Sharing
[slides]
By Dmytro Hryshko, University of Alberta Maria Luengo-Prado, Northeastern University Bent Sorensen, University of Houston
   Presented by: Maria Luengo-Prado, Northeastern University

Session 31: Open Economy Business Cycle Models

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 221
 

Revisiting Cross-Country Correlation Anomalies
[slides]
By Alok Johri, McMaster University Marc-Andre Letendre, McMaster University Daqing Luo, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
   Presented by: Marc-Andre Letendre, McMaster University
 

The World Has More Than Two Countries: Implications of Multi-Country International Real Business Cycle Models
[slides]
By Hirokazu Ishise, Boston University
   Presented by: Hirokazu Ishise, Boston University
 

World Interest Rate and Business Cycles in Small Open Economies
By Marcelo Oviedo, Iowa State University Vivian Yue, New York University
   Presented by: Vivian Yue, New York University

Session 32: Rational and Boundedly Rational Learning

Session Organizer: Balazs Szentes, UCL
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 222
 

On Learning Information Acquisition with respect to Future Availability of Alternative
[slides]
By Kazutoshi Yamazaki, Princeton University
   Presented by: Kazutoshi Yamazaki, Princeton University
 

Assessing others' rationality in real time
[slides]
By Gaetano Gaballo, University of Siena
   Presented by: Gaetano Gaballo, University of Siena
 

Optimal consumption under liquidity constraints and bounded rationality
[slides]
By Peter Howitt, Brown University Ömer Özak, Brown University
   Presented by: Ömer Özak, Brown University
 

Learning and Discovery
[slides]
By Boyan Jovanovic, NYU
   Presented by: Boyan Jovanovic, New York University

Session 33: Incentives, Communication and Monitoring

Session Organizer: Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 116
 

But Who Will Monitor the Monitor?
By David Rahman, University of Minnesota
   Presented by: David Rahman, University of Minnesota
 

Transparency, career concerns, and incentives for acquiring expertise
By Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU Stern
   Presented by: Heski Bar-Isaac, NYU
 

Cheap Talk with Two Senders and Complementary Information
[slides]
By Andrew McGee, Ohio State University Huanxing Yang, Ohio State University
   Presented by: Huanxing Yang, The Ohio State University
 

Communication in Bargaining over Decision Rights
[slides]
By Wooyoung Lim, University of Pittsburgh
   Presented by: Wooyoung Lim, University of Pittsburgh

Session 34: Asset Pricing with Heterogeneous Investors

Session Organizer: John Campbell, Harvard University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B14
 

Risk Aversion and Equilibrium Optimal Portfolios in Large Markets
[slides]
By Jaksa Cvitanic, Caltech, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences Semyon Malamud, ETH Zuerich and Swiss Finance Institute
   Presented by: Semyon Malamud, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and Swiss Finance Institute
 

Market Selection
[slides]
By Leonid Kogan, MIT Stephen Ross, MIT Jiang Wang, MIT Mark Westerfield, USC
   Presented by: Mark Westerfield, University of Southern California
 

Speculative Risk Averse Investor Behavior in a Pure Exchange Economy
By CalPoly Orfalea College of Business
   Presented by: HERVE ROCHE, CALIFORNIA POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY

Session 35: Labor Supply, Fertility and Childcare Production

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 223
 

Household Labor Supply and Home Services in a General-Equilibrium Model with Heterogeneous Agents
By Christian Bredemeier, University of Dortmund (TU) and RGS Econ; Falko Juessen, University of Dortmund (TU) and IZA
   Presented by: Christian Bredemeier, University of Dortmund (TU)
 

Child Maturation, Time-Invariant, and Time-Varying Inputs: their Relative Importance in Production of Child Human Capital
[slides]
By Mark Agee Scott E. Atkinson Tom Crocker
   Presented by: Scott Atkinson, Univ. of Georgia
 

What Explains Fertility? Evidence from Italian Pension Reforms
[slides]
By Francesco C. Billari, Dondena, Università Bocconi and IGIER Vincenzo Galasso, IGIER, Università Bocconi and CEPR
   Presented by: Vincenzo Galasso, IGIER - Università Bocconi

Session 36: Identification

Session Organizer: Adonis Yatchew, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 314
 

Nonparametric Identification and Estimation of Regression Discontinuity Quantile Treatment Effects
By Brigham R. Frandsen, MIT
   Presented by: Brigham Frandsen, Department of Economics
 

Identification and Estimation of a Nonparametric Panel Data Model with Unobserved Heterogeneity
By Kirill Evdokimov, Yale University
   Presented by: Kirill Evdokimov, Yale University
 

Nonparametric Identification of Accelerated Failure Time Competing Risks Models
By Sokbae Lee (University College London); Arthur Lewbel (Boston College)
   Presented by: Simon (Sokbae) Lee, UCL
 

Nonparametric Identification of a Binary Random Factor in Cross Section Data
By Arthur Lewbel Boston College
   Presented by: Arthur Lewbel, Boston College

Session 37: Education and Discrimination

Session Organizer: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B12
 

Katrina's Children: The Effect of Peers on Student Achievement and Behavior
[slides]
By Scott A. Imberman, University of Houston Adriana Kugler, University of Houston Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College
   Presented by: Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College and NBER
 

Education and Labor-Market Discrimination
[slides]
By Kevin Lang, Boston University and NBER Michael Manove, Boston University
   Presented by: Kevin Lang, Boston University
 

Endogeneity and imperfect instruments: Estimating Bounds for the Effect of Early Childbearing on High School Completion
By Steffen Reinhold University of Mannheim Tiemen Woutersen Johns Hopkins University
   Presented by: Tiemen Woutersen, JHU
 

Gender Differences in Hierarchies: Evidence from the Political Arena
[slides]
By Stefano Gagliarducci, CEMFI M. Daniele Paserman, Boston University and Hebrew University
   Presented by: M. Daniele Paserman, Boston University

Session 38: Combination of Structural and Reduced Form Models for Policy Analysis

Session Organizer: Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B06B
 

Incorporating Conjuctural Analysis in Structural Models
By Domenico Giannone, European Central Bank Francesca Monti, ECARES, Universite' Libre de Bruxelles Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
   Presented by: Francesca Monti, ECARES, Université Libre de Bruxelles
 

DSGE Model-Based Forecasting of Non-modelled Variables
[slides]
By Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania Keith Sill, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Maxym Kryshko, University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Keith Sill, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
 

The dynamic effects of monetary policy: A structural factor model approach
By Mario Forni, Universita di Modena Luca Gambetti, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
   Presented by: Luca Gambetti, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Session 39: Empirics of International Trade I

Session Organizer: Jonathan Eaton, New York University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B25B
 

Per Capita Income, Market Access Costs, and Trade Volumes
[slides]
By Alexander Tarasov Pennsylvania State University
   Presented by: Alexander Tarasov, The Pennsylvania State University
 

The Rise of Vertical Specialization Trade
[slides]
By Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis
   Presented by: Benjamin Bridgman, Bureau of Economic Analysis
 

International Trade Dynamics with Intermediate Inputs
By Ananth Ramanarayanan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
   Presented by: Ananth Ramanarayanan, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Session 40: Cointegration and Nonlinear Time Series Models

Session Organizer: Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 227
 

A Pure-Jump Transaction-Level Price Model Yielding Cointegration
[slides]
By Clifford M. Hurvich, Stern School of Business, New York University Yi Wang, Wellington Management LLC
   Presented by: Yi Wang, Wellington Management LLC
 

Maximum likelihood estimation of fractionally cointegrated systems.
By Katarzyna Łasak CREATES, Aarhus University, Denmark
   Presented by: Katarzyna Łasak, CREATES
 

Threshold Quantile Autoregressive Models
[slides]
By Gabriel Montes-Rojas, City University, London Antonio F. Galvao, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Jose Olmo, City University, London
   Presented by: Gabriel Montes-Rojas, City University London

Session 41: General Equilibrium Theory

Session Organizer: Chris Shannon, UC Berkeley
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 237
 

Rational Expectations in Urban Economics
[slides]
By Marcus Berliant, Washington University in St. Louis Chia-Ming Yu, Washington University in St. Louis
   Presented by: Chia-Ming Yu, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Retrading in Competitive Equilibria with Adverse Selection
[slides]
By Pamela Labadie George Washingon University
   Presented by: Pamela Labadie, George Washington University
 

Ambiguity Aversion and Absence of Trade
By Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Alain Chateauneuf, University Paris I
   Presented by: Luciano de Castro, University of Illinois

Session 42: Imperfect Competition

Session Organizer: Glenn Ellison, MIT
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 225
 

Reference Dependence and Market Competition
[slides]
By Jidong Zhou Department of Economics, University College London
   Presented by: Jidong Zhou, University College London
 

Price competition on a buyer-seller network
[slides]
By Carlos R. Lever Stanford University
   Presented by: Carlos Lever, Stanford University
 

A Model of Ordered Bargaining with Applications
By Serge Moresi (CRA) Steven C. Salop (Georgetown University Law Center and CRA) Yianis Sarafidis (CRA)
   Presented by: Yianis Sarafidis, CRA International

Session 43: Dynamic Economic Theory

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 227
 

Equilibrium growth when the planner is time inconsistent
By Ivar Ekeland: UBC Ali Lazrak: UBC and HEC
   Presented by: Ali Lazrak, university of british columbia
 

On Sustained Economic Growth with Wealth Effects.
By Santanu Roy, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX.
   Presented by: Santanu Roy, Southern Methodist University
 

Growth and crisis, unavoidable connection?
[slides]
By Roberto Piazza, University of Minnesota and Bank of Italy
   Presented by: Roberto Piazza, University of Minnesota

Session 44: Prices in Macro

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 237
 

Dynamics of the Price Distribution in a General Model of State-Dependent Pricing
[slides]
By James Costain, Bank of Spain Anton Nakov, Bank of Spain
   Presented by: Anton Nakov, Banco de España
 

Long-Run Productivity Risk: A New Hope For Production-Based Asset Pricing.
[slides]
By Mariano M. Croce, Kenan-Flagler, UNC at Chapel Hill
   Presented by: Mariano Croce, kenan-flagler Business School, Universit
 

A DSGE model of the term structure with regime shifts
[slides]
By Gianni Amisano, European Central Bank and Universitá di Brescia Oreste Tristani, European Central Bank
   Presented by: Gianni Amisano, Department of Economics University of Brescia
 

On the Informational Role of Term Structure in the U.S. Monetary Policy
[slides]
By Jesús Vázquez (Universidad del País Vasco) Ramón María-Dolores (Universidad de Murcia) Juan M. Londoño (Universidad del País Vasco)
   Presented by: Jesus Vazquez, Universidad del Pais Vasco

Session 45: HIV/AIDS and Development

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 314
 

HIV/AIDS and Fertility
[slides]
By Jane Fortson, University of Chicago
   Presented by: Jane Fortson, Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory
 

Aggregate Effects of AIDS on Development
By Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis Washington University in St. Louis
   Presented by: Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Breaking the Net: Family Structure and Street Children in Zambia
By Mireille Jacobson, UCI and NBER Claudia Olivetti, Boston University and NBER Francesco Strobbe, MIT and University of Padua
   Presented by: Francesco Strobbe, University of Padua

Session 46: International Finance

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B25B
 

Imports, Exports, Dollar Exposures, and Stock Returns
By Suparna Chakraborty, Bert Wasserman Dept. of Economics and Finance, Baruch College, CUNY Yi Tang, Dept. of Finance, Fordham University Liuren Wu, Bert Wasserman Dept. of Economics and Finance, Baruch College, CUNY
   Presented by: Suparna Chakraborty, Baruch College, CUNY
 

Asymmetric Information, Portfolio Managers and Home Bias
By Wioletta Dziuda (Kellogg School of Management) Jordi Mondria (University of Toronto)
   Presented by: Jordi Mondria, University of Toronto
 

Deep Financial Integration and Volatility
By Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Houston and NBER Bent Sorensen, University of Houston and CEPR Vadym Volosovych, Florida Atlantic University
   Presented by: Vadym Volosovych, Florida Atlantic University
 

Why Do Emerging Economies Import Direct Investment and Export Savings? A Story of Financial Underdevelopment
By Katherine Smith, US Naval Academy Diego Valderrama, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
   Presented by: Diego Valderrama, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Session 47: Decision Theory

Session Organizer: Uzi Segal, Boston College
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 222
 

Transitive Regret
By Sushil Bikhchandani, UCLA Uzi Segal, Boston College
   Presented by: Sushil Bikhchandani, The Anderson School of Managemeht
 

Uncertainty Averse Preferences
[slides]
By Simone Cerreia-Vioglio, Columbia University Fabio Maccheroni, Universita' Bocconi Massimo Marinacci, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Universita' di Torino Luigi Montrucchio, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Universita' di Torino
   Presented by: Simone Cerreia-Vioglio, Columbia University
 

Temporal Resolution of Uncertainty and Recursive Models of Ambiguity Aversion
[slides]
By Tomasz Strzalecki, Harvard University
   Presented by: Tomasz Strzalecki, Harvard University
 

A Model of Limited Foresight
[slides]
By Asen Kochov, Department of Economics University of Rochester
   Presented by: Asen Kochov, University of Rochester

Session 48: Information Aggregation and Transmission

Session Organizer: Balazs Szentes, UCL
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 225
 

Dynamic Strategic Information Transmission
[slides]
By Mikhail Golosov (MIT) Vasiliki Skreta (NYU Stern) Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale) Andrea Wilson (NYU)
   Presented by: Andrea Wilson, New York University
 

Delay and Information Aggregation in Stopping Games with Private Information
[slides]
By Pauli Murto, Helsinki School of Economics Juuso Välimäki, Helsinki School of Economics
   Presented by: Pauli Murto, Helsinki School of Economics
 

Free-Riding And Delegation in Research Teams -- A Three-Armed Bandit Model
[slides]
By Nicolas Klein, University of Munich
   Presented by: Nicolas Klein, University of Munich
 

Transparency of peer activities confounds cheap talk in joint projects
By Murali Agastya, University of Sydney
   Presented by: Murali Agastya, University of Sydney

Session 49: Credit Risk

Session Organizer: John Campbell, Harvard University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 326
 

Arbitrage-Free Credit Pricing Using Default Probabilities and Risk Sensitivities
[slides]
By Andreas Blöchlinger, Zurich Cantonal Bank
   Presented by: Andreas Blöchlinger, Zurich Cantonal Bank
 

Ambiguity, Information Quality and Credit Risk
[slides]
By Nina Boyarchenko, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
   Presented by: Nina Boyarchenko, University of Chicago Graduate School of
 

The Option Value of Consumer Bankruptcy
[slides]
By Ethan Cohen-Cole, University of Maryland
   Presented by: Ethan Cohen-Cole, University of Maryland

Session 50: Life Insurance Markets: Theory and Evidence

Session Organizer: Hanming Fang, Duke University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B14
 

Is Dynamic Selection Present in the Life Insurance Market?
By Daifeng He, Washington University in St. Louis
   Presented by: Daifeng He, Washington University
 

How Does the Life Settlement Market Affect the Primary Life Insurance Market?
By Hanming Fang, Duke University Edward Kung, Duke University
   Presented by: Edward Kung, Duke University
 

Life Insurance and the Value of Spouses: Labor Supply vs. Household Production
By Jay Hong, University of Rochester
   Presented by: Jay Hong, University of Rochester
 

Bequest Motives and the Annuity Puzzle
[slides]
By Lee Lockwood, University of Chicago
   Presented by: Lee Lockwood, University of Chicago

Session 51: Counterfactual Estimation

Session Organizer: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 316
 

Nonparametric Estimation of Distributional Policy Effects
By Christoph Rothe, University of Mannheim
   Presented by: Christoph Rothe, University of Mannheim
 

Decomposing Wage Distributions using Recentered Influence Function Regressions
By Sergio Firpo, EESP-FGV Nicole Fortin, UBC Thomas Lemieux, UBC
   Presented by: Sergio Firpo, FGV-SP
 

INFERENCE ON COUNTERFACTUAL DISTRIBUTIONS
By Victor Chernozhukov, MIT Ivan Fernandez-Val, Boston University Blaise Melly, Brown University
   Presented by: Blaise Melly, Brown University
 

New Evidence on the Finite Sample Properties of Propensity Score Matching and Reweighting Estimators
[slides]
By John Enrico DiNardo, University of Michigan, NBER Justin McCrary, University of California, Berkeley and NBER Matias Busso, IADB
   Presented by: John DiNardo, University of Michigan

Session 52: Forecasting

Session Organizer: Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 116
 

Macroeconomic Forecasting and Structural Change
By Antonello D'Agostino (Central Bank of Ireland) Luca Gambetti (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) Domenico Giannone (European Central Bank)
   Presented by: Domenico Giannone, European Central Bank
 

Identifying the Sources of Instabilities in Macroeconomic Fluctuations
By Atsushi Inoue, NC State Barbara Rossi, Duke
   Presented by: Barbara Rossi, Duke University
 

The Superiority of the Greenbook Forecasts and the Role of Recessions
[slides]
By N. Kundan Kishor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
   Presented by: Narayan Kishor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
 

Measuring Oil-price Shocks Using Market-based Information
By Tao Wu, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas Michele Cavallo, International Finance Division, Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: Tao Wu, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Session 53: Partial Identification

Session Organizer: Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B12
 

Inference with Conditional Moment Inequalities
[slides]
By Donald W. K. Andrews, Cowles Foundation, Yale University Xiaoxia Shi, Department of Economics, Yale University
   Presented by: Donald Andrews, Yale University
 

Testing for the Degree of Commitment via Set-identification
By Laura Coroneo, ECARES Valentina Corradi, University of Warwick Paulo Santos-Monteiro, University of Warwick
   Presented by: Paulo Santos Monteiro, University of Warwick
 

Inference for Subsets of Parameters in Partially Identified Models
[slides]
By Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Kyoo il Kim, University of Minnesota
 

Consistent and Asymptotically Unbiased MinP Tests of Multiple Inequality Moment Restrictions
[slides]
By Chris Bennett, Vanderbilt University
   Presented by: Chris Bennett, Vanderbilt University

Session 54: Trade and Labor Markets

Session Organizer: Jonathan Eaton, New York University
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B06B
 

Offshoring, Trade in Tasks and Occupational Specificity of Human Capital
By Moritz Ritter, U of Toronto
   Presented by: Moritz Ritter, University of Toronto
 

Intergenerational Effects of Trade Liberalization
[slides]
By Erhan Artuc (Koc University, Istanbul)
   Presented by: Erhan Artuc, Koc University, Istanbul
 

Much Ado About Nothing: American Jobs and the Rise of Service Outsourcing to China and India
By Runjuan Liu, School of Business, University of Alberta. Daniel Trefler, Rotman School of Management and Department of Economics, University of Toronto and the Canadian Institute for Advance Research (CIFAR).
   Presented by: Runjuan Liu, University of Alberta

Session 55: Organizations

Session Organizer: Glenn Ellison, MIT
Date: June 5, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 223
 

The dynamics of promotions, quits and layoffs
[slides]
By Odilon Camara, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Dan Bernhardt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   Presented by: Dan Bernhardt,
 

Firm Formation with Complementarities: The Role of the Entrepreneur
[slides]
By Christian Roessler, Rice University and University of Queensland Philipp Koellinger, Erasmus University
   Presented by: Christian Roessler, Rice University and University of Queens
 

Mismatch, Rematch, and Investment
[slides]
By Thomas Gall, University of Bonn and Boston University Patrick Legros, ECARES andd CEPR Andrew F. Newman, Boston University and CEPR
   Presented by: Thomas Gall, University of Bonn

Session 56: Structural Transformation

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 221
 

Structural Transformation and Regional Growth Dynamics
[slides]
By Trevor Tombe, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Trevor Tombe, University of Toronto
 

Financial Structure, Informality and Development
[slides]
By Pablo D'Erasmo, University of Maryland Hernan Moscoso Boedo, University of Virginia
   Presented by: Hernan Moscoso Boedo, University of Virginia
 

The Greatest of All Improvements: Roads, Agriculture, and Economic Development in Africa
[slides]
By Douglas Gollin, Williams College Richard Rogerson, Arizona State University
   Presented by: Douglas Gollin, Williams College
 

A Quantitative Exploration of the Golden Age of European Growth
[slides]
By Mihaela Pintea, Florida International University Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado, McGill University
   Presented by: Mihaela Pintea, Florida International University

Session 57: Beliefs and Institutions

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 223
 

The politics of redistribution and market efficiency: An experimental study
By Jens Großer, Florida State University Ernesto Reuben, Northwestern University
   Presented by: Ernesto Reuben, Northwestern University
 

Do re-election probabilities influence public investment?
[slides]
By Jon H. Fiva, University of Oslo Gisle James Natvik, Norges Bank
   Presented by: Jon Fiva, University of Oslo
 

Imperfect Property Rights
[slides]
By James Bessen, Boston University School of Law
   Presented by: James Bessen, Boston University
 

The Political Economy of Fiscal Deficits and Government Production
[slides]
By Gisle James Natvik, Norges Bank
   Presented by: Gisle Natvik, Norges Bank

Session 58: Monetary Policy

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B14
 

Monetary Policy Regime Shifts and Inflation Persistence
[slides]
By Troy Davig (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City) Taeyoung Doh (Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City)
   Presented by: Taeyoung Doh, Economic Research Dept.
 

Optimal fiscal and monetary policy without commitment
By Stefan Niemann, University of Essex Paul Pichler, University of Vienna Gerhard Sorger, University of Vienna
   Presented by: Stefan Niemann, University of Essex
 

Optimal Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Customer Markets
[slides]
By David M. Arseneau, Federal Reserve Board Sanjay K. Chugh, University of Maryland
   Presented by: Sanjay Chugh, University of Maryland
 

Price-Level Targeting and Risk Management in a Low-Inflation Economy
[slides]
By Roberto M. Billi, FRB Kansas City
   Presented by: Roberto Billi, FRB Kansas City

Session 59: Recursive Utility

Session Organizer: Uzi Segal, Boston College
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 225
 

Preferences for One-Shot Resolution of Uncertainty and Allais-Type Behavior
[slides]
By David Dillenberger, Department of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: David Dillenberger, University of Pennsylvania
 

Recursive Smooth Ambiguity Preferences
[slides]
By Peter Klibanoff, Kellogg SM, Northwestern University Massimo Marinacci, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Universita di Torino Sujoy Mukerji, University of Oxford
   Presented by: Peter Klibanoff, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
 

Uncertainty and Compound Lotteries: Calibration
By Yoram Halevy, University of British Columbia Emre Ozdenoren, University of Michigan
   Presented by: Yoram Halevy, University of British Columbia

Session 60: Consumption-Based Asset Pricing

Session Organizer: John Campbell, Harvard University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 314
 

Consumption Volatility Risk
By Oliver Boguth, University of British Columbia Lars-Alexander Kuehn, Carnegie Mellon University
   Presented by: Oliver Boguth, University of British Columbia
 

Crash Risk in Currency Markets
By Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University Samuel Fraiberger, New York University, Xavier Gabaix, New York University, Romain Ranciere, IMF Adrien Verdelhan, Boston University
   Presented by: Adrien Verdelhan, Boston University
 

New Goods and Asset Prices
[slides]
By Paul Scanlon, Trinity College Dublin
   Presented by: Paul Scanlon, Trinity College Dublin
 

The Consumption of Active Investors and Asset Prices
[slides]
By Adam Zawadowski, Princeton University
   Presented by: Adam Zawadowski, Princeton University

Session 61: Electoral Competition

Session Organizer: Hanming Fang, Duke University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B25B
 

Split-Ticket Voting: An Implicit Incentive Approach
[slides]
By Galina Zudenkova, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Presented by: Galina Zudenkova, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
 

Splitting, Squeezing and Diluting: Policy Moderation when Candidacy is Endogenous and Voting is Sincere
[slides]
By Arnaud Dellis, Universite Laval
   Presented by: Arnaud Dellis, Universite Laval
 

Partially Binding Platforms and the Advantages of Being an Extreme Candidate
[slides]
By Yasushi Asako University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Presented by: Yasushi Asako, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Party Labels and Information: The Implications of Contagion in Coelection Environments
By Yosh Halberstam; Northwestern University B. Pablo Montagnes; Northwestern University
   Presented by: Yosh Halberstam, Northwestern University

Session 62: Education, Marriage and Inequality

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 227
 

Student Abilities During the Expansion of U.S. Education, 1950-2000
[slides]
By Lutz Hendricks, UNC-Chapel Hill, CESifo, Munich and CFS Todd Schoellman, Clemson University
   Presented by: Todd Schoellman, Clemson University
 

Keeping up with the Joneses in McMansions: Changes in Wealth Inequality between College and High-School Graduates
[slides]
By Takashi Yamashita, Nova Southeastern University
   Presented by: Takashi Yamashita, Nova Southeastern University
 

Money and Marriage: Implications of Wage Inequality on Marriage Outcomes
[slides]
By Jing Liu University of Texas at Austin
   Presented by: Jing Liu, University of Texas at Austin

Session 63: Spatial Econometrics/Time Series Panels with Cross-section Correlation

Session Organizer: Tim Vogelsang, Michigan State U.
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B12
 

The moving blocks bootstrap for panel linear regression models with individual fixed effects
By Silvia Goncalves, Universite de Montreal
   Presented by: Silvia Goncalves, Université de Montréal
 

Fixed-b Asymptotics for Spatially Dependent Robust Nonparametric Covariance Matrix Estimators
[slides]
By C. Alan Bester, Chicago Booth Timothy G. Conley, Chicago Booth Christian Hansen, Chicago Booth Timothy J. Vogelsang, Michigan State Univsersity
   Presented by: Alan Bester, University of Chicago
 

Heteroskedasticity, Autocorrelation, and Spatial Correlation Robust Inference in Linear Panel Models with Fixed-Effects
By Timothy J. Vogelsang, Michigan State
   Presented by: Tim Vogelsang, Michigan State U.
 

Robustifying Common Deterministic Trend Tests to Nonstationary Volatility
By Ke-Li Xu University of Alberta
   Presented by: Ke-Li Xu, University of Alberta School of Business

Session 64: Behavioral Implications of Transfers and Regulation

Session Organizer: Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 316
 

Labor Supply Responses to Marginal Social Security Benefits: Evidence from Discontinuities
[slides]
By Jeffrey B. Liebman, Harvard University Erzo F.P. Luttmer, Harvard University David G. Seif, Harvard University
   Presented by: Erzo Luttmer, Harvard University
 

The welfare system and immigration of Mexican workers to the United States
[slides]
By Christian Ferrada University of Chicago
   Presented by: Christian Ferrada, University of Chicago
 

Cheaper child care, more children
By Eva Mörk, IFAU and Uppsala University Anna Sjögren, IFAU and Research Institute of Industrial Economics Helena Svaleryd, Research Institute of Industrial Economics
   Presented by: Helena Svaleryd, Research Institute of Industrial Economi

Session 65: Weak Identification

Session Organizer: Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 326
 

A new method of projection-based inference in GMM with weakly identified nuisance parameters
By (1) Saraswata Chaudhuri, Department of Economics, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (2) Eric Zivot, Department of Economics, University of Washington
   Presented by: Saraswata Chaudhuri, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hil
 

Confidence sets for covariances between errors and endogenous regressors
By Firmn Doko, University of Montreal Jean-MarieDufour, Mcgill University
   Presented by: Firmin Doko Tchatoka, Université de Montreal
 

Inference on subsets of parameters in GMM without assuming identification
By Frank Kleibergen, Brown University Sophocles Mavroeidis, Brown University
   Presented by: Frank Kleibergen, Brown University
 

Regression Based on Conditional Quantile Restriction with Weak-Identification-Robust Inference
By Vadim Marmer, University of British Columbia Shinichi Sakata, University of British Columbia
   Presented by: Shinichi Sakata, University of British Columbia

Session 66: Empirics of International Trade II

Session Organizer: Jonathan Eaton, New York University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 222
 

Price, Quality, and International Trade: Theory and Evidence
By Antoine Gervais University of Maryland
   Presented by: Antoine Gervais, University of Maryland
 

Firm Heterogeneity and Costly Trade: A New Estimation Strategy and Policy Experiments.
By Ivan Cherkashin, Department of Economics, Pennsylvania State University Svetlana Demidova, Department of Economics, McMaster University Hiau Looi Kee, Development Research Group - Trade, The World Bank Kala Krishna, Department of Economics, Pennsylvania State University and NBER
   Presented by: Ivan Cherkashin, Penn State University
 

Income Differences and Prices of Tradables
By Ina Simonovska Department of Economics University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Ina Simonovska, University of Minnesota

Session 67: Incomplete Information and Nominal Contracts

Session Organizer: Julia Thomas, The Ohio State University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 116
 

Staggered Labor Contracts and Monetary Policy
[slides]
By Robert Amano, Bank of Canada Stephen Murchison, Bank of Canada Malik Shukayev, Bank of Canada
   Presented by: Malik Shukayev, Bank of Canada
 

Managing Beliefs about Monetary Policy under Discretion
[slides]
By Elmar Mertens, Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: Elmar Mertens, Federal Reserve Board
 

Nominal Shocks and Long-Term Contracts
[slides]
By Boyan Jovanovic, NYU
   Presented by: Boyan Jovanovic, New York University

Session 68: Migration and Labor Markets

Session Organizer: Kaivan Munshi, Brown University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 237
 

The Effect of Migrant Networks of Mexican Migration
[slides]
By Su-Hsin Chang, The Johns Hopkins University
   Presented by: Su-Hsin Chang, Johns Hopkins University
 

International Job Search: Mexicans in and out of the US
[slides]
By Silvio Rendon, Stony Brook University Alfredo Cuecuecha, CIDE
   Presented by: Silvio Rendon, Stony Brook University
 

Heterogeneities and Uncertainty in Labor Markets of Developing Countries
[slides]
By Maria Elisa Farias University of Chile
   Presented by: Maria Elisa Farias, Universidad de Chile

Session 69: Repeated Games

Session Organizer: Muhamet Yildiz, MIT
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B06B
 

Community Structure and Market Outcomes: Towards a Theory of Repeated Games in Networks
By Itay Fainmesser, Harvard University
   Presented by: Itay Fainmesser, Harvard University
 

Information and Beliefs in a Repeated Normal-form Game
By Dietmar Fehr TU Berlin Dorothea Kübler TU Berlin & IZA David Danz TU Berlin
   Presented by: Dietmar Fehr, Technische Universität Berlin
 

What Goes Around Comes Around: A theory of strategic indirect reciprocity in networks
[slides]
By Max Mihm, Cornell University Russell Toth, Cornell University Corey Lang, Cornell University
   Presented by: Russell Toth, Cornell University
 

Frequent Monitoring in Repeated Games under Brownian Uncertainty
[slides]
By António M. Osório-Costa, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Presented by: Antonio Osorio-Costa, Universidad Carlos III Madrid

Session 70: Technology, Innovation and Growth

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 227
 

ICT, Skills and Productivity Growth: US–German High-Skill and ICT Investments Complementarities
[slides]
By Thomas Strobel Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich Department of Economics, University of Munich
   Presented by: Thomas Strobel, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
 

Rising Skill Premium and the Deunionization in the United States
By Omer Acikgoz, University of Rochester Baris Kaymak, University of Montreal
   Presented by: Baris Kaymak, Universite de Montreal
 

Entry Costs, Misallocation, and Cross-country Income and TFP Differences
By Levon Barseghyan, Cornell University Riccardo DiCecio, FRB of St. Louis
   Presented by: Riccardo DiCecio, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Session 71: Dynamic Contracts

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B25B
 

A Theory of Firm Decline
By Gian Luca Clementi, New York University Thomas Cooley, New York University Sonia Di Giannatale, CIDE
   Presented by: Gian Luca Clementi, Stern School of Business
 

Computing Dynamic Optimal Mechanisms When Private Shocks Are Persistent
[slides]
By Kenichi Fukushima, University of Minnesota and FRB Minneapolis, Yuichiro Waki, University of Minnesota and FRB Minneapolis
   Presented by: Yuichiro Waki, University of Minnesota
 

Repeated Moral Hazard and Recursive Lagrangeans
By Antonio Mele Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Presented by: Antonio Mele, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

An algorithm for computing partial derivatives of the value function by simulation
By Alexandre Dmitriev, University of New South Wales
   Presented by: Alexandre Dmitriev, University of New South Wales

Session 72: Empirical Exchange Rate Models

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B06B
 

Exchange Rates and Fundamentals: A Generalization
[slides]
By James M. Nason Research Department Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta John H. Rogers International Finance Division Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
   Presented by: James Nason, Research Department
 

The Taylor Rule and Interval Forecast For Exchange Rates
[slides]
By Jian Wang, FRB Dallas Jason J Wu, Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: Jason Wu, Federal Reserve Board
 

Fundamentals Based Exchange Rate Prediction Revisited
[slides]
By Jan J. J. Groen, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
   Presented by: Jan Groen, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
 

Taylor Rules and the Euro
By Tanya Molodtsova, Emory University Alex Nikolsko-Rzhevskyy, University of Memphis David H. Papell, University of Houston
   Presented by: Tanya Molodtsova, Emory University

Session 73: Multi-selves

Session Organizer: Uzi Segal, Boston College
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 314
 

Rationalizing Choice with Multi-Self Models
[slides]
By Attila Ambrus, Harvard University, Dept. of Economics Kareen Rozen, Yale University, Dept. of Economics
   Presented by: Kareen Rozen, Yale University
 

Self-Deception and Choice
[slides]
By Igor Kopylov (UC-Irvine) Jawwad Noor (BU)
   Presented by: Jawwad Noor, Boston University
 

Revealed Attention
[slides]
By Yusufcan Masatlioglu (University of Michigan) Daisuke Nakajima (University of Michigan) Erkut Ozbay (University of Maryland)
   Presented by: Daisuke Nakajima, University of Michigan
 

A Theory of Temptation without Uncertainty
[slides]
By Madhav Chandrasekher Department of Economics Arizona State University
   Presented by: Madhav Chandrasekher, Arizona State University

Session 74: Econometrics of Volatility and Jumps

Session Organizer: Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 116
 

Separating risk due to diffusion, positive jumps, and negative jumps
[slides]
By Stefan Klößner Saarland University
   Presented by: Stefan Klößner, Saarland University
 

Jump-Robust Volatility Estimation using Nearest Neighbor Truncation
[slides]
By Torben G. Andersen, Northwestern Univ., NBER, CREATES; Dobrislav Dobrev, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Ernst Schaumburg, Northwestern Univ.
   Presented by: Dobrislav Dobrev,
 

Semiparametric Conditional Quantile Estimation with High-Frequency Data
By Filip Zikes Imperial College London
   Presented by: Filip Zikes, Imperial College London

Session 75: Active Asset Management and Stock Returns

Session Organizer: John Campbell, Harvard University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 326
 

The Joint Pricing of Volatility and Liquidity
[slides]
By Federico Bandi, Univ. of Chicago Claudia Moise, Case Western Reserve Univ. Jeffrey Russell, Univ. of Chicago
   Presented by: Claudia Moise, Case Western Reserve University
 

Information Precision, Noise, and the Cross-Section of Stock Returns
[slides]
By Radu Burlacu (Univ. Pierre Mendes-France) Patrice Fontaine (Univ. Pierre Mendes-France) Sonia Jimenez (Grenoble Inst. of Tech.) Mark S. Seasholes (HKUST)
   Presented by: Mark Seasholes, HKUST
 

Skill, Luck, and Reputation in Product Diversification Decisions: Evidence from Hedge Funds
[slides]
By Rui de Figueiredo, University of California Berkeley Evan Rawley, University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Evan Rawley, Whart School University of Pennsylvania
 

What Happened to the Quants in August 2007?: Evidence from Factors and Transactions Data
By Amir Khandani, MIT Andrew W. Lo, MIT
   Presented by: Amir Khandani, MIT

Session 76: School Outcomes and Test Scores

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 222
 

School Entry, Educational Attainment and Quarter of Birth: A Cautionary Tale of LATE
By Rashmi Barua, Singapore Management University Kevin Lang, Boston University and NBER
   Presented by: Kevin Lang, Boston University
 

An Econometric Framework for the Analysis of Dynamic Treatment Effects: Grade Retention and Test Scores
[slides]
By Jane Cooley, University of Wisconsin-Madison Salvador Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Madison Yuya Takahashi, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Presented by: Salvador Navarro, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Do achievement labels affect the well-being of children? Evidence from discontinuities in test scores
[slides]
By Marcello Sartarelli, Institute of Education
   Presented by: Marcello Sartarelli, European University Institute
 

Testing 1, 2, 3: An Analysis of 4Sight in Pennsylvania
[slides]
By Robert P. Strauss, Carnegie Mellon University Abby Clay Turner, Carnegie Mellon University
   Presented by: Abby Turner, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 77: Topics in Econometrics

Session Organizer: Adonis Yatchew, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B12
 

NONPARAMETRIC LEAST SQUARES ESTIMATION IN DERIVATIVE FAMILIES
[slides]
By Peter Hall, University of Melbourne Adonis Yatchew, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Adonis Yatchew, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
 

Bednets Information and Malaria
[slides]
By Brian Blackburn, Stanford Medical School Aprajit Mahajan, Stanford Economics Alessandro Tarozzi, Duke Economics Joanne Yoong, RAND
   Presented by: Aprajit Mahajan, Stanford University
 

Bayesian modeling of joint and conditional distributions
By Andriy Norets, Princeton University Justinas Pelenis, Princeton University
   Presented by: Justinas Pelenis, Princeton University
 

Tighter Bounds in Triangular Systems
[slides]
By Sung Jae Jun, Penn State University Joris Pinkse, Penn State University Haiqing Xu, Penn State University
   Presented by: Sung Jae Jun, the Pennsylvania State University

Session 78: Wages and Compensation

Session Organizer: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 225
 

Are Big Cities Really Bad Places to Live? Improving Quality-of-life Estimates across Cities.
[slides]
By David Albouy, University of Michigan
   Presented by: David Albouy, University of Michigan
 

Increased Sorting and Wage Inequality in the Czech Republic: New Evidence Using Linked Employer-Employee Dataset
[slides]
By Tor Eriksson (Aarhus School of Business) Mariola Pytliková (Aarhus School of Business) Frédéric Warzynski (Aarhus School of Business)
   Presented by: Frederic Warzynski, Aarhus School of Business
 

Team Incentives: evidence from a field experiment
By Oriana Bandiera (LSE) Iwan Barankay (University of Pennsylvania) Imran Rasul (UCL)
   Presented by: Iwan Barankay, University of Pennsylvania
 

Understanding the City Size Wage Gap
By Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University Ronni Pavan, University of Rochester
   Presented by: Nathaniel Baum-Snow, Brown University

Session 79: Macroeconometrics with International and Disaggregated Data

Session Organizer: Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 221
 

Monetary analysis with disaggregated variables
By Domenico Giannone, European Central Bank and CEPR Michele Lenza, European Central Bank Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School and CEPR
   Presented by: Michele Lenza, European Central Bank
 

The forecasting power of international yield curve linkages
By Kleopatra Nikolaou, European Central Bank Michele Modugno, European Central Bank, Université Libre de Bruxelles
   Presented by: Kleopatra Nikolaou, ECB
 

Comparing global macroeconomic forecasts
By Lucia Alessi, European Central Bank Marta Banbura, European Central Bank
   Presented by: Lucia Alessi, European Central Bank
 

Sectoral vs Aggregate Shocks: A Structural Factor Analysis of Industrial Production
[slides]
By Andrew Foerster - Duke University Pierre-Daniel Sarte - Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond Mark W. Watson - Princeton University
   Presented by: Pierre-Daniel Sarte, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond

Session 80: Solving Dynamic Oligopoly Games

Session Organizer: Marc Rysman, Boston University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 316
 

Competition and Innovation in the Microprocessor Industry: Does AMD spur Intel to innovate more?
By Brett Gordon, Columbia University, Graduate School of Business Ron Goettler, University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business
   Presented by: Brett Gordon, Columbia University
 

A User's Guide to Solving Dynamic Stochastic Games Using the Homotopy Method
By Ron Borkovsky, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto Ulrich Doraszelski, Department of Economics, Harvard University Yaroslav Kryukov, Tepper School of Business, CMU
   Presented by: Yaroslav Kryukov, Northwestern University
 

An Approximate Dynamic Programming Approach to Solving Large Scale Dynamic Oligopoly Models
[slides]
By Vivek Farias, MIT Sloan School Denis Saure, Columbia Business School Gabriel Y. Weintraub, Columbia Business School
   Presented by: Gabriel Weintraub, Columbia University
 

Sequential Estimation of Dynamic Programming Models with Unobserved Heterogeneity
By Hiroyuki Kasahara, University of Western Ontario Katsumi Shimotsu, Queen's University
   Presented by: Katsumi Shimotsu, Queen's University

Session 81: Fiscal Policy and Economic Fluctuations

Session Organizer: Julia Thomas, The Ohio State University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 237
 

Coordination of Expectations and the Informational Role of Policy
[slides]
By Yang K. Lu, Boston University Ernesto Pasten, Toulouse School of Economics
   Presented by: Yang Lu, Boston University
 

Tax Smoothing in Frictional Labor Markets
By David M. Arseneau, Board of Governors Sanjay K. Chugh, University of Maryland
   Presented by: David Arseneau, Federal Reserve Board
 

China’s Real Business Cycles between 1954 – 2004: Productivity and Fiscal Policy Changes
By Min Zhao (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan) Minchung Hsu (National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Tokyo, Japan)
   Presented by: Minchung Hsu, National Grad Institute Policy Studies
 

Government size and macroeconomic stability in life-cycle economies
By Alexandre Janiak (University of Chile and IZA) Paulo Santos Monteiro (University of Warwick) Varinia Tromben (University of Chile)
   Presented by: Alexandre Janiak, University of Chile

Session 82: Pricing and Price Discrimination

Session Organizer: Glenn Ellison, MIT
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 223
 

Revenue Management by Sequential Screening
[slides]
By Mustafa Akan, Carnegie Mellon University Baris Ata, Northwestern University James Dana, Northeastern University
   Presented by: James Dana, Northeastern University
 

The Market for Surprises: Selling Substitute through Lotteries
By Filippo Balestrieri, HP Labs Joao Leao, Department of Economics, ISCTE
   Presented by: Joao Leao, ISCTE
 

Who Benefits From Online Privacy?
[slides]
By Liad Wagman, Duke University Vincent Conitzer, Duke University Curtis Taylor, Duke University
   Presented by: Liad Wagman, Duke University
 

``Isoperfect Price Discrimination: Bargaining and Market Power''
[slides]
By David Myatt, Oxford Eric Rasmusen, Indiana
   Presented by: Eric Rasmusen, Indiana University

Session 83: Auctions and Matching

Session Organizer: Muriel Niederle, Stanford University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B14
 

Social Networks and Unraveling in Labor Markets
By Itay Fainmesser, Harvard University
   Presented by: Itay Fainmesser, Harvard University
 

Asymmetric Auctions with Resale: An Experimental Study
[slides]
By Sotiris Georganas, OSU John Kagel, OSU
   Presented by: Sotirios Georganas, Ohio State University and University of
 

Do Irrelevant Payoffs Affect Behavior When Dominant Strategy is Available: Experimental Evidence from Second-Price Auctions
[slides]
By Sotiris Georganas, Ohio State University Dan Levin, Ohio State University Peter McGee, Ohio State University
   Presented by: Peter McGee, Ohio State University
 

School Choice under Boston Mechanism as Bayesian Games: Theory and Estimation
By Yinghua He, Department of Economics, Columbia University
   Presented by: Yinghua He, Columbia University

Session 84: Political Economy of Development

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 316
 

Agrarian Structure and Endogenous Financial System Development
[slides]
By Dietrich Vollrath, University of Houston
   Presented by: Dietrich Vollrath, University of Houston
 

Asymmetric Information, Rent Extraction and Aid Efficiency
By Julia Cagé ; Harvard University and Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Julia Cage, Harvard University and ENS
 

Decolonization: the Role of Changing World Factor Endowments
[slides]
By Roberto Bonfatti LSE and Oxford University
   Presented by: Roberto Bonfatti, LSE
 

A Tale of Markets and Jungles in a Simple Model of Growth
[slides]
By Thomas Gall, University of Bonn and BU Paolo Masella, European University Institute, Florence
   Presented by: Thomas Gall, University of Bonn

Session 85: Topics in Life Cycle Models

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 237
 

Designing the Optimal Social Security Pension System
By Shinichi Nishiyama, Georgia State University
   Presented by: Shinichi Nishiyama, Georgia State University
 

The Taxation of Saving Returns in Overlapping Generations Economies with Stochastic Asset Bubbles
By Julio DAVILA
   Presented by: Julio Davila, Universite catholique de Louvain and CNRS
 

Technological Advance and the Growth in Health Care Spending
By Richard M. H. Suen University of California at Riverside
   Presented by: Richard M. H. Suen, University of California, Riverside
 

Social Security Reform with Impure Intergenerational Altruism
By Fang Yang State University of New York at Albany
   Presented by: Fang Yang, SUNY-Albany

Session 86: Inequality and Skill Structure

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 326
 

Inequality and Specialization: The Growth of Low-Skill Service Jobs in the United States
By David Autor, MIT and NBER David Dorn, Boston Univ. and Univ. of St. Gallen
   Presented by: David Dorn, Boston University
 

Recent Changes in the European Employment Structure: The Roles of Technology and Globalization
[slides]
By Maarten Goos University of Leuven Alan Manning London School of Economics Anna Salomons University of Leuven
   Presented by: Maarten Goos, University of Leuven
 

Gender Gaps across Skills: Demand or Supply Forces?
[slides]
By Claudia Olivetti, Boston University Barbara Petrongolo, London School of Economics
   Presented by: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
 

Wage Inequality and Barriers to Entry
[slides]
By Federico De Francesco, University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)
   Presented by: Federico De Francesco, UCLA

Session 87: International Asset Pricing and Consumption Preferences

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B25B
 

Consumption and real exchange rates in professional forecasts
By Michael B. Devereux, University of British Columbia Gregor W. Smith, Queen's University, James Yetman, BIS
   Presented by: Gregor Smith, Queen's University
 

What Do International Asset Returns Imply About Consumption Risk Sharing?
[slides]
By Karen Lewis Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Edith Liu Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Edith Liu,
 

Six anomalies looking for a model. A consumption based explanation of international finance puzzles.
By Riccardo Colacito, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
   Presented by: Riccardo Colacito, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 

Sovereign Risk Premia
By Nicola Borri, Boston University Adrien Verdelhan, Boston University
   Presented by: Adrien Verdelhan, Boston University

Session 88: Behavioral Economics

Session Organizer: Edward O'Donoghue, Cornell University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 116
 

Social Preferences and the Efficiency of Bilateral Exchange
[slides]
By Daniel J. Benjamin, Cornell University
   Presented by: Daniel Benjamin,
 

Ashamed to be Selfish
[slides]
By David Dillenberger, UPenn Economics Philipp Sadowski, Duke Economics
   Presented by: Philipp Sadowski, Duke University
 

Self-interest through agency: An alternative rationale for the principal-agent relationship
[slides]
By John Hamman, Carnegie Mellon University George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University Roberto Weber, Carnegie Mellon University
   Presented by: Roberto Weber, Carnegie Mellon University
 

Consideration Sets and Competitive Marketing
[slides]
By Ran Spiegler, University College London
   Presented by: Kfir Eliaz, Brown University

Session 89: Estimation of Latent and Realized Volatility

Session Organizer: Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 223
 

Two Scale Realized Kernels
By Shinsuke Ikeda Boston University
   Presented by: Shinsuke Ikeda, Boston University
 

Assessing the Nature of Pricing Inefficiencies via Realized Measures
[slides]
By Marine Carrasco Universite of Montreal Rachidi Kotchoni University of Montreal
   Presented by: Marine Carrasco, Universite de Montreal
 

Estimation of Stochastic Volatility Models by Nonparametric Filtering
By Shin Kanaya, Department of Economics, University of Oxford Dennis Kristensen, Economics Department, Columbia University
   Presented by: Shin Kanaya, University of Oxford
 

The HESSIAN Method (Highly Efficient State Smoothing, In A Nutshell)
By William McCausland, Economics, University of Montreal
   Presented by: William McCausland, Universite de Montreal

Session 90: Advances in Mechanism Design Theory

Session Organizer: Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 222
 

Optimal Allocation without Transfers
[slides]
By Surajeet Chakravarty, University of Exeter Todd R. Kaplan, University of Exeter
   Presented by: Todd Kaplan, University of Exeter
 

Public Common Agency
By David Martimort, Toulouse School of Economics Lars Stole, University of Chicago
   Presented by: Lars Stole, University of Chicago Grad School of Bus
 

What to Put on the Table
[slides]
By Nicolás Figueroa, Universidad de Chile Vasiliki Skreta, NYU, Stern School of Business
   Presented by: Vasiliki Skreta, New York University, Stern School of Bus
 

Incentive Compatible Transfers
By Nenad Kos, Bocconi University Matthias Messner, Bocconi University
   Presented by: Nenad Kos, Bocconi University

Session 91: The Changing Risks of Stocks and Nominal Bonds

Session Organizer: John Campbell, Harvard University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B12
 

Inflation Bets or Deflation Hedges? The Changing Risks of Nominal Bonds
[slides]
By John Y. Campbell, Harvard University Adi Sunderam, Harvard University Luis M. Viceira, Harvard University
   Presented by: Adi Sunderam, Harvard Business School
 

Inflation and Earnings Uncertainty and Volatility Forecasts: A Structural Form Approach
By Alexander David Haskayne School of Business University of Calgary Pietro Veronesi Booth School of Business University of Chicagao
   Presented by: Alexander David, University of Calgary
 

The `Fed-model´ and the changing correlation of stock and bond returns: An equilibrium approach
[slides]
By Henrik Hasseltoft, Stockholm School of Economics & The institute for financial research (SIFR)
   Presented by: Henrik Hasseltoft, Stockholm School of Economics

Session 92: Structural Change

Session Organizer: Tim Vogelsang, Michigan State U.
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B14
 

Wald Tests for detecting Multiple Structural Changes in Persistence
[slides]
By Mohitosh Kejriwal, Purdue University Pierre Perron, Boston University Jing Zhou, BlackRock, Inc.
   Presented by: Mohitosh Kejriwal, Purdue University
 

Testing parameter constancy when the regressor may have a near unit root
By Masako Miyanishi, Dept of Economics, University of Georgia, Athens GA 30602
   Presented by: Masako Miyanishi, University of Georgia
 

Identifying Euler Equation models via stability restrictions
By Leandro M. Magnusson, Tulane University Sophocles Mavroeidis, Brown University
   Presented by: Sophocles Mavroeidis, Brown University
 

Efficient Semiparametric Detection of Changes in Trend
By Chuan Goh, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Chuan Goh, University of Toronto

Session 93: Measurement Error and Missing Data

Session Organizer: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 225
 

Inference on Peer Effects with Missing Peer Data: Evidence from Project STAR
[slides]
By Aaron Sojourner; Northwestern University
   Presented by: Aaron Sojourner, Northwestern University
 

Wage Gap Estimation with Proxies and Nonresponse
[slides]
By Christopher R. Bollinger, University of Kentucky Barry T. Hirsch, Georgia State University
   Presented by: Barry Hirsch, Georgia State University
 

Survey Instruments and the Reports of Consumption Expenditures: Evidence from the Consumer Expenditure Surveys
By Erich Battistin, University of Padova and IRVAPP Mario Padula, University of Venice and CSEF
   Presented by: Erich Battistin,

Session 94: Electoral Competition and Strategic Voting

Session Organizer: Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 221
 

Inferring Strategic Voting
By Kei Kawai, Northwestern University Yasutora Watanabe, Northwestern University
   Presented by: Yasutora Watanabe, Northwestern University, Kellogg School
 

A Regression Discontinuity Test of Strategic Voting and Duverger's Law
By Thomas Fujiwara, Dept. of Economics - Univ. of British Columbia
   Presented by: Thomas Fujiwara, University of British Columbia
 

Who Is Punishing Corrupt Politicians - Voter or the Central Government? Evidence from the Brazilian Anti-Corruption Program
By Fernanda Brollo Università Luigi Bocconi
   Presented by: Fernanda Brollo, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
 

Competition and Newspaper Political Endorsements
By Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon
   Presented by: Fernanda Leite Lopez de Leon, Cornell University

Session 95: Trade Theory and Policy

Session Organizer: Jonathan Eaton, New York University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 314
 

Trade, Conflicts, and Political Integration: Explaining the Heterogeneity of Regional Trade Agreements
[slides]
By Vincent Vicard, Banque de France
   Presented by: Vicard Vincent, Banque de France
 

Matching and Inequality in the World Economy
[slides]
By Arnaud Costinot, MIT and NBER Jonathan Vogel, Columbia and UCLA
   Presented by: Arnaud Costinot, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

Plant-Level Responses to Antidumping Duties: Evidence from U.S. Manufacturers
[slides]
By Justin Pierce, Georgetown University
   Presented by: Justin Pierce, Georgetown University
 

Optimal City Hierarchy: A Dynamic Programming Approach to Central Place Theory
[slides]
By Thomas J. Holmes, University of Minnesota. Wen-Tai Hsu, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
   Presented by: Wen-Tai Hsu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Session 96: Labor Market Frictions and Business Cycles

Session Organizer: Julia Thomas, The Ohio State University
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: B06B
 

Lumpy capital, labor market search and employment dynamics over business cycles
[slides]
By Zhe LI, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Zhe Li, University of Toronto
 

Labor Market Search in Emerging Economies
[slides]
By Emine Boz, IMF Ceyhun Bora Durdu, Federal Reserve Board Nan Li, Ohio State University
   Presented by: Nan Li, Ohio State University
 

Labor Turnover Costs, Workers' Heterogeneity, and Optimal Monetary Policy
[slides]
By Ester Faia, University of Frankfurt Wolfgang Lechthaler, Kiel Institute for the World Economy Christian Merkl, Kiel Institute for the World Economy and IZA
   Presented by: Christian Merkl, Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Session 97: Applications of Game Theory

Session Organizer: Muhamet Yildiz, MIT
Date: June 6, 2009
Time: 13:30 - 15:00
Location: 227
 

Voronoi Languages
[slides]
By Gerhard Jäger, Bielefeld University Lars Peter Koch-Metzger, Bielefeld University Frank Riedel, Bielefeld University
   Presented by: Lars Koch-Metzger, University of Bielefeld
 

Reversibility in Dynamic Coordination Problems
By Eugen Kovac, University of Bonn Jakub Steiner, University of Edinburgh
   Presented by: Eugen Kovac, University of Bonn
 

A Noncooperative Reformulation of the Core
By Charles Z. Zheng, Department of Economics, Iowa State University
   Presented by: Charles Z. Zheng, Iowa State University
 

Achievable Outcomes in Smooth Dynamic Contribution Games
[slides]
By Steven A. Matthews Department of Economics University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Steven Matthews, University of Pennsylvania

Session 98: Endogenous Political Institutions

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 225
 

Democracy and the Threat of Kingmaking
[slides]
By Thorsten Janus University of Wyoming
   Presented by: Thorsten Janus, University of Wyoming
 

Demography, Development and the Origin of Democracy: A Model with Case Studies of Archaic Athens and Maritime England
By Brishti Guha,Singapore Management University Ashok S Guha, Indian Statistical Institute
   Presented by: Brishti Guha, Singapore Management University
 

Executive Performance under Direct and Hierarchical Accountability Structures
[slides]
By Razvan Vlaicu, University of Maryland
   Presented by: Razvan Vlaicu, University of Maryland

Session 99: Structural Estimation in Macro

Session Organizer: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 223
 

Local Identification in DSGE Models
By Nikolay Iskrev, Banco de Portugal
   Presented by: Nikolay Iskrev, Banco de Portugal
 

Autoregressions and Priors About Initial Growth Rates
[slides]
By Marek Jarocinski, European Central Bank Albert Marcet, Institut d'Analisi Economica Barcelona
   Presented by: Marek Jarocinski, European Central Bank
 

Bayesian Analysis of DSGE Models with Regime Switching
By Yunjong Eo (Washington University in St. Louis)
   Presented by: Yunjong Eo, Washington University in St. Louis
 

Estimating the Cross-sectional Distribution of Price Stickiness from Aggregate Data
[slides]
By Carlos Carvalho, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Niels Arne Dam, Danmarks Nationalbank
   Presented by: Carlos Carvalho, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Session 100: International Capital Flows - Causes and Policy Implications

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 116
 

Monetary Policy under Alternative Asset Market Structures: the Case of a Small Open Economy
[slides]
By Bank of England Centre for Economic Performance (LSE)
   Presented by: Bianca De Paoli, Bank of England and Centre for Economic
 

International Capital Flows and World Output Gains
[slides]
By Jürgen von Hagen, University of Bonn, Indiana University and CEPR. Haiping Zhang, School of Economics, Singapore Management University.
   Presented by: Haiping Zhang, Singapore Management University
 

What Drives US Foreign Borrowing? Evidence on External Adjustment to Transitory and Permanent Shocks
[slides]
By Giancarlo Corsetti, European University Institute, University of Rome and CEPR Panagiotis Th. Konstantinou, University of Macedonia
   Presented by: Panagiotis Konstantinou, University of Macedonia
 

On the Solvency of Nations: Are Global Imbalances Consistent with Intertemporal Budget Constraints?
[slides]
By Ceyhun Bora Durdu, Federal Reserve Board Enrique G. Mendoza, University of Maryland & NBER Marco E. Terrones, International Monetary Fund
   Presented by: C. Bora Durdu, Federal Reserve Board

Session 101: Topics in the Econometric Modeling of Volatility and Rare Events

Session Organizer: Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 326
 

Robust Properties of Stock Return Tails
[slides]
By Blake LeBaron International Business School Brandeis University
   Presented by: Blake LeBaron, Brandeis University
 

Evaluating Value-at-Risk Models via Quantile Regressions
[slides]
By Luiz Renato Lima - University of Illinois Oliver Linton - LSE Wagner Gaglianone - Central Bank of Brazil Daniel Smith - Simon Fraser University
   Presented by: Luiz Renato Lima, University of Illinois
 

Measuring Volatility Regime Switching and Volatility Contagion: A Range-based Volatility Approach
By Min-Hsien, Chiang Institute of Business, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan Li-Min, Wang Institute of Business, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
   Presented by: Li-Min Wang, National Cheng Kung University
 

Scallar Measures of Volatility and Dependence for the Multivariate Models of Financial Markets
By Anil K. Bera, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Sangwhan Kim, Korea Institute of Finance
   Presented by: Anil Bera, University of Illinois

Session 102: Dynamic Contract Design

Session Organizer: Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B25B
 

Interim performance feedback in multistage tournaments: The optimality of partial disclosure
By Maria Goltsman, Department of Economics, University of Western Ontario Arijit Mukherjee, Department of Economics, Michigan State University
   Presented by: Arijit Mukherjee, Michigan State University
 

A Principal-Agent Model of Sequential Testing
[slides]
By Lucas Maestri, Yale University Dino Gerardi, Yale University
   Presented by: Lucas Maestri, Yale University
 

Optimal Time-Contingent Contract Design
By Bo Chen; Southern Methodist University; Zaifu Yang; Yokohama National University;
   Presented by: Bo Chen, Southern Methodist University

Session 103: Selection and Occupational Choice

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 222
 

Aggregate Implications of Employer Search and Recruiting Selection
By Benjamin Villena-Roldan, University of Rochester
   Presented by: Benjamin Villena-Roldan, University of Rochester
 

Who becomes an entrepreneur? Labor market prospects and occupational choice
[slides]
By Markus Poschke, McGill University
   Presented by: Markus Poschke, McGill
 

Return to Education and Education-Occupation Matching within a Transition Economy.
By Natalia Kyui University Paris-1 Pantheon-Sorbonne
   Presented by: Natalia Kyui, University Paris1 Pantheon Sorbonne

Session 104: Factor Models/Models with Many Covariates

Session Organizer: Tim Vogelsang, Michigan State U.
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B06B
 

Inference about predictive ability in the case of asymptotic irrelevance and many predictors
By Stanislav Anatolyev, New Economic School, Moscow Grigory Kosenok, New Economic School, Moscow
   Presented by: Grigory Kosenok, New Economic School, Moscow
 

Likelihood Expansion for Panel Regression Models with Factors
By Hyungsik Roger Moon, University of Southern California Martin Weidner, University of Southern California
   Presented by: Martin Weidner, University of Southern California
 

Asymptotics of the principal components estimator of large factor models with weak factors
[slides]
By Alexei Onatski, Economics Department, Columbia University
   Presented by: Alexei Onatski, Columbia University
 

Forecasting using a large number of predictors: is Bayesian regression a valid alternative to principal components?
By Christine De Mol, Universite Libre de Bruxelles, ECARES Domenico Giannone, European Central Bank, ECARES and CEPR Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School, ECARES and CEPR
   Presented by: Domenico Giannone, European Central Bank

Session 105: Health Economics

Session Organizer: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B12
 

Censored Quantile Instrumental Variable Estimates of the Price Elasticity of Expenditure on Medical Care
[slides]
By Amanda Kowalski, NBER
   Presented by: Amanda Kowalski, National Bureau of Economic Research
 

Adverse Selection, Welfare and the Optimal Pricing of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans
By Caroline Carlin, University of Minnesota Robert Town, University of Minnesota and NBER
   Presented by: Caroline Carlin, University of Minnesota
 

Why Did Vietnam Veterans Get Sicker in the 1990s? The Complicated Causal Effects of Military Service on Self-Reported Health
[slides]
By Joshua D. Angrist, MIT Stacey H. Chen, Royal Holloway University of London Brigham R. Frandsen, MIT
   Presented by: Stacey Chen, Department of Economics
 

The Effect of an Employer Health Insurance Mandate on Health Insurance Coverage and the Demand for Labor: Evidence from Hawaii
[slides]
By Thomas C. Buchmueller, University of Michigan John DiNardo, University of Michigan Robert G. Valletta, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
   Presented by: Robert Valletta, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Session 106: Real-time Econometrics

Session Organizer: Lucrezia Reichlin, London Business School
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 237
 

Real-Time Datasets Really Do Make a Difference: Definitional Change, Data Release, and Forecasting
[slides]
By Valentina Corradi - University of Warwick Andres Fernandez - Rutgers University, Univ de Los Andes Norman R. Swanson - Rutgers University, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
   Presented by: Norman Swanson, Rutgers University
 

Maximum likelihood estimation of large factor model on datasets with arbitrary pattern of missing data
By Michele Modugno, European Central Bank and ECARES Marta Banbura, European Central Bank
   Presented by: Marta Banbura, European Central Bank
 

Forecasting with Autoregressive Models in the Presence of Data Revisions
[slides]
By Michael Clements University of Warwick Ana Beatriz Galvao Queen Mary University of London
   Presented by: Ana Beatriz Galvao, Queen Mary, University of London
 

REAL-TIME STATE-SPACE METHOD FOR COMPUTING FILTERED ESTIMATES OF FUTURE REVISIONS OF U.S. MONTHLY CHAINED CPI
By Peter Zadrozny Bureau of Labor Statistics Washington, DC
   Presented by: Peter Zadrozny, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Session 107: Agent Performance and Financial Markets

Session Organizer: Christine Parlour, UC Berkeley
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 316
 

Management Compensation and Portfolio Choice under Leverage Constraints
By Vikas Agarwal, J. Mack Robinson College of Business Georgia State University. E-mail: vagarwal@gsu.edu Juan-Pedro Gomez, IE Business School and Stern-NYU, E-mai:jgomez@stern.nyu.edu Richard Priestley, BI, E-mail: richard.priestley@bi.no
   Presented by: Juan Pedro Gomez, Stern-NYU
 

Relative Performance Evaluation with Systematic Risk
By Jeremy Bertomeu Kellogg School of Business Northwestern University
   Presented by: Jeremy Bertomeu,
 

Entrepreneurship as a Career Concern
By Frédéric Loss CNAM - Paris Antoine Renucci Université Paris-Dauphine, DRM-CEREG
   Presented by: Frédéric Loss, Conservatoire National des Arts et Métie
 

Interbank Hedging and Systemic Risk: The Role of Renegotiation Breakdowns
By Alexander David Haskayne School of Business University of Calgary Alfred Lehar Haskayne School of Business University of Calgary
   Presented by: Alexander David, University of Calgary

Session 108: Aggregate Investment

Session Organizer: Julia Thomas, The Ohio State University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 314
 

Uncertainty-Driven Business Cycle
[slides]
By Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: Jae Sim, Federal Reserve Board
 

A Theory of Transition to a Better Technology
By Simona E. Cociuba Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
   Presented by: Simona Cociuba, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
 

Are Crises Inevitable?
By David M. Frankel, Iowa State University
   Presented by: David Frankel, Iowa State University
 

Partial Irreversible Investment and Cyclical Capital Reallocation: the Role of Adverse Selection
By Shaojin Li, University of Texas at Austin
   Presented by: Shaojin Li, University of Texas at Austin

Session 109: Trust and Microfinance

Session Organizer: Kaivan Munshi, Brown University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: B14
 

Is Group Lending A Good Enforcement Scheme for Achieving High Repayment Rates? Evidence from Framed Field Experiments in Vietnam
By Institute of Developing Economies (IDE)
   Presented by: Hisaki Kono, Institute of Developing Economies
 

A Model of Mission Drift in Microfinance Institutions
[slides]
By Suman Ghosh, Florida Atlantic University Eric Van Tassel, Florida Atlantic University
   Presented by: Eric Van Tassel, Florida Atlantic University
 

The Limited Eff ect of Social Distance on Trust: Experimental Evidence from a Slum
By Christine Binzel, DIW Berlin Dietmar Fehr, Berlin Institute of Technology
   Presented by: Christine Binzel, DIW Berlin

Session 110: Foundations of Game Theory

Session Organizer: Muhamet Yildiz, MIT
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 8:30 - 10:00
Location: 227
 

UNCERTAINTY AVERSION AND EQUILIBRIUM EXISTENCE IN GAMES WITH INCOMPLETE INFORMATION
[slides]
By Yaron Azrieli, Ohio State University Roee Teper, Tel-Aviv University
   Presented by: Yaron Azrieli, Ohio State University
 

Context-Dependent Forward Induction Reasoning
[slides]
By Pierpaolo Battigalli, Bocconi University Amanda Friedenberg, Arizona State University
   Presented by: Amanda Friedenberg, Arizona State University
 

Hidden Symmetries and Focal Points
By Carlos Alos-Ferrer, Department of Economics, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany Christoph Kuzmics, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
   Presented by: Christoph Kuzmics, Kellogg School of Management
 

Revisiting strategic versus non-strategic cooperation
By Ernesto Reuben, Northwestern University Sigrid Suetens, Tilburg University
   Presented by: Ernesto Reuben, Northwestern University

Session 111: Growth Empirics

Session Organizer: Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 227
 

Are any growth theories linear? Why we should care about what the evidence tells us
[slides]
By Daniel J. Henderson, State University of New York at Binghamton Chris Papageorgiou, International Monetary Fund Christopher F. Parmeter, Virginia Tech
   Presented by: Daniel Henderson, Binghamton University
 

Democracy and Growth Volatility: Exploring the Links
[slides]
By Partha Chatterjee, National University of Singapore Malik Shukayev, Bank of Canada
   Presented by: Partha Chatterjee, National University of Singapore
 

Household Income Uncertainties Over Three Decades: We Do Not See A Great Moderation Here
By James Feigenbaum University of Pittsburgh and Utah State University Geng Li Federal Reserve Board
   Presented by: James Feigenbaum, University of Pittsburgh

Session 112: Turnover, Mobility and Compensation

Session Organizer: Claudia Olivetti, Boston University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 326
 

Promotion, Turnover and Compensation in the Executive Market
[slides]
By George-Levi Gayle, Limor Golan, Robert Miller
   Presented by: Limor Golan, Carnegie Mellon U.
 

Job Mobility and the Gender Wage Gap
By Daniela Vuri, University of Rome II Emilia Del Bono, ISER, University of Essex
   Presented by: Daniela Vuri, University of Rome "Tor Vergata"
 

Labor Market Experience and Worker Flows
By Aspen Gorry, University of Chicago
   Presented by: Aspen Gorry, University of Chicago

Session 113: Credit and Lending in Open Economies

Session Organizer: Charles Engel, University of Wisconsin
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 314
 

Collateral Constraints and Macroeconomic Adjustment in an Open Economy
[slides]
By Philip L. Brock; University of Washington
   Presented by: Philip Brock,
 

Foreign Lenders in Emerging Economies
By Matteo Iacoviello, Boston College Raoul Minetti, Michigan State University
   Presented by: Raoul Minetti, Michigan State University
 

How Has Financial Liberalization Affected Emerging Markets' External Capital Structure? An Explanation of the Link between Financial Openness, Sudden Stops, and External Balances
By Enrique Mendoza, University of Maryland and NBER Katherine A. Smith, U.S. Naval Academy
   Presented by: Katherine Smith, United States Naval Academy

Session 114: Empirical Behavioral Economics

Session Organizer: Edward O'Donoghue, Cornell University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B25B
 

Inference: Bayesian or Cursed
[slides]
By Michael Conlin- Michigan State University Stacy Dickert-Conlin - Michigan State University Jeff Wooldridge - Michigan State University
   Presented by: Michael Conlin, Michigan State University
 

The Market for Rankings: Information Processing Costs and the U.S. News College Rankings
By Michael Luca, Boston University Jonathan Smith, Boston University
   Presented by: Michael Luca, Boston University
 

How do College Students Form Expectations?
By Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
   Presented by: Basit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
 

Testing Bayesian Updating with the AP Top 25
[slides]
By Daniel F. Stone, Oregon State University
   Presented by: Daniel Stone, Oregon State University

Session 115: Econometrics of Bond Yields

Session Organizer: Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 237
 

Forecasting Interest Rates and Inflation: Blue Chip Clairvoyants or Econometrics?
[slides]
By Albert Lee CHUN; Copenhagen Business School
   Presented by: Albert Lee Chun, Copenhagen Business School
 

The Market-Perceived Monetary Policy Rule
[slides]
By Seth Pruitt, Federal Reserve Board James D. Hamilton, UCSD Scott C. Borger, UCSD
   Presented by: Seth Pruitt, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
 

Affine Term Structure Model with ARFIMA Factors
[slides]
By Adam Golinski Imperial College London Paolo Zaffaroni Imperial College London
   Presented by: Adam Golinski, Imperial College London
 

Change Points in Term-Structure Models: Pricing, Estimation and Forecasting
[slides]
By Siddhartha Chib Washington University in St. Louis Kyu Ho Kang Washington University in St. Louis
   Presented by: Kyu Ho Kang, Washington University in St. Louis

Session 116: Lobbying and Political Competition

Session Organizer: Hanming Fang, Duke University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 221
 

Informational and monetary lobbying: Expert politicians, good decisions?
By Mike Felgenhauer, Mannheim University
   Presented by: Mike Felgenhauer, Mannheim University
 

Sincere Lobbying Formation
[slides]
By Galina Zudenkova, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Presented by: Galina Zudenkova, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
 

Competing Informed Principals and Representative Democracy
By Helena Aten, Georgetown University
   Presented by: Helena Aten, Georgetown University
 

Information transmission and inefficienct lobbying
[slides]
By Rafael Costa Lima, EPGE/FGV Humberto Moreira, EPGE/FGV
   Presented by: Rafael Costa Lima, FGV

Session 117: Long Memory and Persistence

Session Organizer: Tim Vogelsang, Michigan State U.
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 225
 

Fractional cointegration rank estimation
By Katarzyna Łasak CREATES, Aarhus University, Denmark Carlos Velasco Departamento de Economía, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
   Presented by: Katarzyna Łasak, CREATES
 

A Test against Spurious Long Memory
By Zhongjun Qu Boston University
   Presented by: Zhongjun Qu, Boston University
 

True vs Spurious Long Memory: A Monte Carlo Study with an Application to Credit Data
By Arturo Leccadito (Universita' della Calabria, Italy and Cass Business School, London, UK) Giovanni Urga (Cass Business School, London, UK and Universita' di Bergamo, Italy)
   Presented by: Giovanni Urga, Cass Business School

Session 118: Immigration

Session Organizer: Thomas Lemieux, University of British Columbia
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 223
 

Immigration and investment: some theory and evidence on Italian firm level data
[slides]
By ANTONIO ACCETTURO, BANK OF ITALY MATTEO BUGAMELLI, BANK OF ITALY ANDREA LAMORGESE, BANK OF ITALY
   Presented by: Antonio Accetturo, Bank of Italy
 

A land of milk and honey with streets paved with gold: Do emigrants have over-optimistic expectations about incomes abroad?
[slides]
By David McKenzie - World Bank John Gibson - University of Waikato Steven Stillman - Motu Economic and Public Policy Research
   Presented by: Steven Stillman, Motu Economic and Public Policy Researc
 

Repeated Circular Migration: Theory and Evidence
[slides]
By Kevin E. Thom, New York University
   Presented by: Kevin Thom, New York University
 

Sixty Years after the Magic Carpet Ride: The Long-Run Effect of the Early Childhood Environment on Social and Economic Outcomes
[slides]
By Eric D. Gould, Hebrew University Victor Lavy, Hebrew University M. Daniele Paserman, Boston University
   Presented by: M. Daniele Paserman, Boston University

Session 119: Business Taxation and Regulation

Session Organizer: Wojciech Kopczuk, Columbia University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B06B
 

Foreign (In)Direct Investment and Corporate Taxation
[slides]
By Georg Wamser, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
   Presented by: Georg Wamser, Ifo Institute for Economic Research
 

Productivity dispersion across plants, emission abatement and environmental policy
[slides]
By Zhe Li, University of Toronto
   Presented by: Zhe Li, University of Toronto
 

How Low Business Tax Rates Attract Multinational Headquarters: Municipality-Level Evidence from Germany
[slides]
By Valeria Merlo, Ifo Institute for Economic Research Peter Egger, Ifo Institute for Economic Research Sascha Becker, University of Stirling
   Presented by: Valeria Merlo, ifo Institute for Economic Research
 

Do Minimum Quality Standards Improve Quality? A Case Study of the Nursing Home Industry
By Haizhen Lin Indiana University
   Presented by: Haizhen Lin, Indiana University

Session 120: Panel Data

Session Organizer: Jean-Marie Dufour, McGill University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B14
 

The weak instrument problem of the system GMM estimator in dynamic panel data models
[slides]
By Maurice J.G. Bun, University of Amsterdam Frank Windmeijer, University of Bristol and Cemmap/IFS
   Presented by: Maurice Bun, University of Amsterdam
 

Consistent Estimation with Weak Instruments in Panel Data
By Chihwa Kao, Syracuse University Long Liu, University of Texas at San Antonio
   Presented by: Long Liu, University of Texas at San Antonio
 

Measurement Errors in Dynamic Panel Data Analysis: A Synthesis on Modelling and GMM Estimation
[slides]
By Erik Biorn, University of Oslo
   Presented by: Erik Biorn, University of Oslo
 

Testing for Cross-sectional Dependence in Fixed Effects Panel Data Models
By Badi H. Baltagi, Syracuse University Qu Feng, Syracuse University Chihwa Kao, Syracuse University
   Presented by: Qu Feng, Syracuse University

Session 121: Trade and Technology

Session Organizer: Jonathan Eaton, New York University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: B12
 

R&D Investment, Exporting, and Productivity Dynamics
[slides]
By Bee Yan Aw, Penn State University Mark J. Roberts, Penn State University Daniel Yi Xu, New York University
   Presented by: Daniel Yi Xu, New York University
 

Revisiting International Protection of Intellectual Property
[slides]
By Jeff Thurk, University of Texas at Austin
   Presented by: Jeff Thurk, University of Texas at Austin
 

Would Global Patent Protection be Too Weak without International Coordination?
By Edwin Lai, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
   Presented by: Edwin Lai, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

Session 122: Risk and Credit Markets

Session Organizer: Christine Parlour, UC Berkeley
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 222
 

Plastic Clashes: Competition Among Closed and Open Systems in the Credit Card Industry
[slides]
By Fabio M. Manenti University of Padua Ernesto Somma University of Bari
   Presented by: Fabio Manenti, University of Padua
 

Insurance Equilibrium with Monoline and Multiline Insurers
By Rustam Ibragimov, Harvard Department of Economics Dwight Jaffee, UC Berkeley Johan Walden, UC Berkeley
   Presented by: Johan Walden, University of California at Berkeley
 

Credit risk, credit crunch and capital structure
[slides]
By Svetlana Boyarchenko, University of Texas at Austin
   Presented by: Svetlana Boyarchenko, University of Texas-Austin
 

Equilibrium Subprime Lending
[slides]
By Igor Makarov, London Business School Guillaume Plantin, London Business School
   Presented by: Guillaume Plantin, London Business School

Session 123: Child Development

Session Organizer: Kaivan Munshi, Brown University
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 116
 

Childhood Immunization, Mortality and Human Capital Accumulation: Micro-Evidence from India
[slides]
By Santosh Kumar Department of Economics University of Houston
   Presented by: Santosh Kumar, University of Houston
 

Armed Conflict Exposure, Human Capital Investments and Child Labor: Evidence from Colombia
By Catherine Rodriguez, Universidad de los Andes Fabio Sanchez, Universidad de los Andes
   Presented by: Fabio Sanchez, Universidad de los Andes
 

Access to Health Infrastructure and Child Health Development: Evidence from Post-Apartheid South Africa
[slides]
By Shinsuke Tanaka Department of Economics Boston University
   Presented by: Shinsuke Tanaka, Boston University

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Session 124: Implementation

Session Organizer: Muhamet Yildiz, MIT
Date: June 7, 2009
Time: 10:30 - 12:00
Location: 316
 

Implementation with Evidence: Complete Information
By Navin Kartik, Columbia University and UCSD Olivier Tercieux, CNRS and Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Navin Kartik, University of California San Diego
 

Collusion-Resilient Truly Combinatorial Auctions, Player-Knowledge Benchmarks, and Equilibrium-Less Solution Concepts
By Jing Chen, MIT Silvio Micali, MIT
   Presented by: Silvio Micali, MIT
 

Delegation and nonmonetary incentives
By Attila Ambrus, Harvard University Georgy Egorov, Harvard University
   Presented by: Attila Ambrus, Harvard University
 

The Crowdsourcer's Dilemma: Design and Efficiency of All-Pay Contests with Incomplete Information.
By Nikolay Archak, New York University Arun Sundararajan, New York University
   Presented by: Nikolay Archak, NYU Stern