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All events are at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Gateway Conference Center.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

11:30 – 12:30 pm

Consumption and House Prices in the Great Recession: Model meets Evidence

Presenter: Greg Kaplan (Princeton University)
Coauthors: Kurt Mitman, Gianluca Violante
12:30 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 pm

How Credit Constraints Impact Job Finding Rates, Sorting & Aggregate Output

Presenter: Kyle Herkenhoff (University of Minnesota)
Coauthors: Ethan Cohen-Cole, Gordon Phillips
2:30 – 2:45 pm Coffee Break
2:45 – 3:45 pm

The Influence of Benefit Extensions on Unemployment

Presenter: Loukas Karabarbounis (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
3:45 – 4:00 pm Coffee Break
4:00 – 5:00 pm

House Prices and Consumer Spending

Presenter: David Berger (Northwestern University)
Coauthors: Veronica Guerreri, Guido Lorenzoni, Joe Vavra
5:00 – 6:00 pm

Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions to Consumers Who Want to Borrow?

Presenter: Johannes Stroebel (New York University)
Coauthors: Sumit Agarwal, Souphala Chomsisengphet, Neale Mahoney
6:00 – 7:00 pm Reception
7:00 pm Dinner

Friday, April 8, 2016

9:00 – 10:00 am

Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries

Presenter: Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago)
Coauthors: Harun Alp, Michael Peters
10:00 – 11:00 am

Urban-Rural Wage Gaps in Developing Countries: Spatial Misallocation or Efficient Sorting?

Presenter: David Lagakos (University of California, San Diego)
Coauthors: Mushfiq Mobarak, Michael Waugh
11:00 – 11:15 am Break
11:15 – 12:15 pm

Inequality and Aggregate Demand

Presenter: Adrien Auclert (Stanford University)
12:15 – 1:15 pm

Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Allocation of Credit

Presenter: Amir Kermani (Berkeley University)
Coauthors: Marco Di Maggio, Christopher Palmer
1:15 – 2:15 pm Lunch