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

Friday, April 22, 2016

8:00 – 8:55 Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:55 – 9:00 Opening Remarks
9:00 – 10:00

The Political Economy of Underfunded Municipal Pension Plans

Presenter: Daniele Coen-Pirani (University of Pittsburgh)
Coauthors: Jeffrey Brinkman and Holger Sieg
Discussant: David Albouy, University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
10:00 – 11:00

Housing, Mortgages, and Self Control

Presenter: Kathrin Schlafmann (Stockholm University)
Discussant: Juan Sanchez, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
11:00 - 11:20 Coffee and Tea Break
11:20 – 12:20

The Production Function for Housing: Evidence from France

Presenter: Gilles Duranton (University of Pennsylvania)
Coauthors: Pierre-Philippe Combes and Laurent Gobillon)
Discussant: Marcus Berliant, Washington University
12:20 – 1:20 Lunch
1:20 – 2:20

The Housing Stock, Housing Prices, and User Costs: The Roles of Location, Structure and Unobserved Quality

Presenter: Jonathan Halket (University of Essex)
Coauthors: Lars Nesheim and Florian Oswald
Discussant: Aaron Hedlund, University of Missouri
2:20 - 3:20

The Effect of Mortgage Credit Availability on House Prices and Construction: Evidence from a Frontier Estimation Approach

Presenter: Elliot Anenberg (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)
Coauthors: Aurel Hizmo, Edward Kung, and Raven Malloy
Discussant: Adam Guren, Boston University
3:20 – 3:40 Coffee and Tea Break
3:40 - 4:40

Social Networks and Housing Markets

Presenter: Johannes Stroebel (New York University)
Coauthors: Michael Bailey, Ruiqing Cao, and Theresa Kuchler
Discussant: Pedro Gete, Georgetown University
4:40 - 5:40

Revisiting Subprime Lending: Cross-Sectional Patterns of Mortgage Debt During the Housing Boom

Presenter: Paul Willen (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
Coauthors: Chris Foote and Lara Loewenstein
Discussant: Jaromir Nosal, Boston College
6:00 Dinner at Lucas Park Grille

Saturday, April 23, 2016

8:00 – 8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:30

How Much Do Investors Pay for Houses?

Presenter: Philippe Bracke (Bank of England)
Discussant: Alex (Albert) Zevelev, Baruch College - City University of New York
9:30 – 10:30

Does Going Easy on Distressed Banks Help the Macroeconomy?

Presenter: Sean Hundthofte (Yale University)
Discussant: Hoai-Luu Nguyen, University of California – Berkeley
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee and Tea Break
11:00 – 12:00

The Dynamics of Adjustable-Rate Subprime Mortgage Default: A Structural Estimation

Presenter: You Suk Kim, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Coauthors: Hanming Fang and Wendi Li
Discussant: Erik Hembre, University of Illinois – Chicago
12:00 Depart

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