System Committee of Applied Micro Economics Conference Agenda

May 5-6, 2011
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Thursday, May 5

7:45am-8:30am Continental Breakfast

8:30am Welcoming Remarks

Christopher Waller, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

8:45am-10:30am Session 1: Analysis of Public Policy

"Assessing the Evidence on Neighborhood Effects from Moving to Opportunity"
Dionissi Aliprantis, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Discussant: Juan Pantano, Washington University in St. Louis

"The Spending and Debt Response to Minimum Wage Hikes"

Daniel Aaronson, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Sumit Agarwal, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Eric French, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Discussant: Thomas Garrett, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"Designing Formulas for State Aid Reductions"

Bo Zhao, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
David Coyne, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Discussant: Subhayu Bandyopadhyay, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

10:30am-10:50am Break

10:50am-12:00pm Session 2: Firms and Banking

"Capital Ratios and Bank Lending: A New Approach"
Mark Carlson, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Hui Shan, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Missaka Warusawitharana, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Silvio Contessi, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"Profitability and the Lifecycle of Firms"

Missaka Warusawitharana, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Jeffrey Lin, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

12:00pm-1:15pm Lunch

1:15pm-3:00pm Session 3: Human Capital

"The role of schools in the production of achievement"
Maria E. Canon, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
Discussant: Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Economic literacy and inflation expectations: evidence from a laboratory experiment"

Mary A. Burke, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Michael Manz, Swiss National Bank
Discussant: Steffan Ball, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

"Financial Literacy and Mortgage Equity Withdrawals"

John V. Duca, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Anil Kumar, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Discussant: Fumiko Hayashi, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

3:00pm-3:20pm Break

3:20pm-4:30pm Session 4: Inequality

"Can Inequality Be Protective? Evidence from U.S. County Panel Data on Mortality"
Mary C. Daly, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Daniel J. Wilson, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Discussant: Su-Hsin Chang, Washington University in St. Louis

"Rising Inequality: Transitory or Permanent? New Evidence from a Panel of US Tax Returns 1987-2006"

Jason DeBacker , U.S. Treasury Department
Bradley Heim, Indiana University
Vasia Panousi, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Ivan Vidangos, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Daniel Cooper, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

4:45pm-6pm Reception

Friday, May 6

7:45am-8:30am Continental Breakfast

8-30am-10:15am Session 5: Labor Market Issues

"When Does the Labor Market Consider You a Smoker?"
Brian S. Armour, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Julie L. Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
M. Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Discussant: Mary Burke, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

"Who Drives Real-Wage Fluctuations?"

Mary Daly, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Bart Hobijn, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Theodore Wiles, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Discussant: Alessandro Barbarino, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

"Relative Pay and Labor Supply"

Anat Bracha, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Uri Gneezy, UCSD,
George Loewenstein, Carnegie Mellon University
Discussant: Bazit Zafar, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

10:15am-10:30am Break

10:30am-12:15pm Session 6: Lessons from the Great Recession and Housing Crisis

"Financing Constraints and Unemployment: Evidence from the Great Recession"
Burcu Duygan-Bump, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Alexey Levkov, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Judit Montoriol-Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Discussant: Christopher Smith, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

"Negative Home Equity, Economic Insecurity, and Household Mobility: Evidence from the 2007/2009 SCF Panel"

Jesse Bricker, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Brian Bucks, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Discussant: Cletus Coughlin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"Race and Subprime Loan Pricing"

Andra C. Ghent, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College / CUNY
Ruben Hernandez-Murillo, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Michael T. Owyang, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
Discussant: Stephan Whitaker, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland

12:15pm Box Lunch


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