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39th Annual Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Fall Conference

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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

8:00 – 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 – 9:00 am Opening Remarks
James Bullard, President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Session I:
9:00 – 10:15 am Resurrecting the Role of the Product Market Wedge in Recessions
Presenter:  Mark Bils, University of Rochester
Coauthors:  Pete Klenow and Ben Malin
Discussant:  Susanto Basu, Boston College
10:15 – 10:45 pm Coffee break
10:45 - 12:00 pm The New Full-time Employment Tax
Presenter:  Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago
Discussant:  Andrew Shephard, University of Pennsylvania
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
Session II:
1:00 – 2:15 pm Spatial Variation in Higher Education Financing and the Supply of College Graduates
Presenter:  John Kennan, University of Wisconsin
Discussant:  Ahu Gemici, Royal Holloway
2:15 – 2:45 pm Coffee break
2:45 – 4:00 pm Demand Stimulus and Inflation: Empirical Evidence
Presenter:  Iourii Manovskii, University of Pennsylvania
Coauthors:  Marcus Hagedorn and Jessie Handbury
Discussant:  Eric Sims, University of Notre Dame
4:00 – 5:15 pm The Optimality of Financial Repression
Presenter:  V.V. Chari, University of Minnesota
Coauthors:  Alessandro Dovis and Patrick Kehoe
Discussant:  Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
5:15 - 6:15 pm Reception
6:30 pm Dinner

Friday, October 10, 2014

8:00 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast
Session III:
9:00 – 10:15 am Did the Job Ladder Fail After the Great Recession?
Presenter:  Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
Coauthor:  Fabien Postel-Vinay
Discussant:  Rasmus Lentz, University of Wisconsin
10:15 – 10:45 pm Coffee break
10:45 - 12:00 pm What Shifts the Beveridge Curve? Recruitment Effort and Financial Shocks
Presenter:  Gianluca Violante, New York University
Coauthors:  Alessandro Gavazza and Simon Mongey
Discussant:  William Hawkins, Yeshiva University
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch
Session IV:
1:00 – 2:15 pm Competition and Opacity
Presenter:  Ross Levine, University of California-Berkeley
Coauthors:  Liangliang Jian and Chen Lin
Discussant:  Pablo D'Erasmo, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
2:15 – 3:30 pm TBD
Presenter:  Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago
Discussant:  Andreas Lehnert, Federal Reserve Board
3:30 Adjourn