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Conference organized by Nicolas Roys and Juan Sanchez. All events are at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Gateway Conference Center.

Event Program
Thursday, April 20, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am

Why are Banks Exposed to Monetary Policy?

Sebastian Di Tella (Stanford University)
Co-authors: Pablo Kurlat

11:00 - 12:00 pm

A Simpler Theory of Optimal Capital Taxation

Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard University)
Co-author: Emmanuel Saez

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:00 pm

Marriage, Social Insurance and Labor Supply

Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago)
Co-authors: Hamish Low, Costas Meghir and Luigi Pistaferri

2:00 - 3:00 pm

The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration

David Lagakos (University of California, San Diego)
Co-authors: Mushfiq Mobarak and Mike Waugh

3:00 - 3:30 pm


3:30 - 4:30 pm

Fiscal Policy, Sovereign Risk, and Unemployment

Javier Bianchi (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis)
Co-authors: Pablo Ottonello and Ignacio Presno

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Identifying Ambiguity Shocks in Business Cycle Models Using Survey Data

Jaroslav Borovička (New York University)
Co-authors: Anmol Bhandari and Paul Ho

6:00 pm

Friday, April 21, 2017

10:00 - 11:00 am

Misallocation in the Market for Inputs

Ezra Oberfield (Princeton University)
Co-author: Johannes Boehm

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Regional Heterogeneity and Monetary Policy

Martin Beraja (MIT & Princeton University)
Co-authors: Andreas Fuster, Erik Hurst and Joseph Vavra

12:00 - 1:00 pm


1:00 - 2:00 pm

When Inequality Matters for Macro and Macro Matters for Inequality

Benjamin Moll (Princeton University)
Co-authors: SeHyoun Ahn, Greg Kaplan, Tom Winberry and Christian Wolf

2:00 - 3:00 pm

The Bank Lending Loan Covenant Channel

Gabriel Chodorow-Reich (Harvard University)
Co-author: Antonio Falato