2013 Summer Workshop

May 23-25, 2013
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University; Logan, Utah.

Keynote Speakers:

Ayse Imrohoroglu, Professor of Finance and Business Economics at the University of Southern California, editor of the European Economic Review. Ayse has studied annuitization, social security, income fluctuations, capital flows and accumulation, taxation, and tax reform, among many other topics. She has published her research in peer-reviewed outlets such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, and Economic Theory, among many other outlets.

Giovanni L. (Gianluca) Violante, Professor of Economics at New York University, managing editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics, NBER and CEPR research associate. Gianluca has studied economic inequality, labor market risk, insurance, taxation, and social security reform, among many other topics. He has published his research in peer-reviewed outlets such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Economic Journal, Journal of the European Economic Association, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, Review of Economic Dynamics, and the Journal of Applied Econometrics, among several others.

PROGRAM:

Thursday May 23

4:00pm - 4:30pm          Check-In on 9th Floor of Eccles Business Building, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

4:30pm - 5:30pm          Comparative Advantage and Risk Premia in Labor Markets
                                               Pedro Silos, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
                                                    
Coauthor: German Cubas, Central Bank of Uruguay and FCS-University of Republic 
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5:45pm - 6:45pm         The Role of Inter Vivos Giving in General Equilibrium
                                               Jane Yoo, Ajou University
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7:00pm - 9:00pm          Complimentary Opening Dinner at Elements Restaurant

Friday May 24

7:30am - 8:30am          Complimentary Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am          Applying Negishi's Method to Stochastic Models with Overlapping Generations
                                              Johannes Brumm, DBF-University of Zurich
                                                    Coauthor: Felix Kubler, DBF-University of Zurich and Swiss Finance Institute
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9:45am - 10:45am        Keynote Presentation: Long-Run Questions
                                               Ayse Imrohoroglu, University of Southern California 
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11:00am - 12:00pm      Expectations-Based Reference-Dependent Life-Cycle Consumption
                                                Michaela Pagel, University of California-Berkeley
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12:00pm - 1:00pm      Complimentary Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm        Accounting for the Evolution of U.S. Wage Inequality
                                                
Lutz Hendricks, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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2:15am - 3:15pm          Revisiting the Hump-Shaped Wage Profile: Implications for Structural Labor Supply Estimation
                                                 Maria Casanova, University of California-Los Angeles
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3:15pm - 5:00pm          Free time (hiking and sightseeing)

5:00pm - 9:00pm          Complimentary Dinner & Campfire in Logan Canyon (Spring Hollow Campground; Group B Site)

Saturday May 25

7:30am - 8:30am          Complimentary Breakfast

8:30am - 9:30am          Does the Social Safety Net Improve Welfare? A Dynamic General Equilibrium Analysis
                                              Kai (Jackie) Zhao, University of Western Ontario; University of Connecticut
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9:45am - 10:45am        Keynote Presentation: Optimal Design of Welfare to Work Programs
                                              Giovanni L. (Gianluca) Violante, New York University 
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11:00am - 12:00pm      Old, Sick, Alone and Poor: A Welfare Analysis of Old-Age Social Insurance Programs
                                               Karen A. Kopecky, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
                                                     
Coauthor: R. Anton Braun, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
                                                     Coauthor: Tatyana Koreshkova, Concordia University and CIREQ
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12:00pm - 1:00pm       Complimentary Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pm         Social Security and the Interactions Between Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Risk
                                                Daniel Harenberg, ETH Zurich
                                                      
Coauthor: Alexander Ludwig, University of Cologne
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2:15pm - 3:15pm           The Return to College: Selection Bias and Dropout Risk
                                                 
Oksana Leukhina, University of Washington
                                                       Coauthor: Lutz Hendricks, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
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3:15pm - 5:00pm           Free time (hiking and sightseeing)

5:00pm - 6:00pm           Complimentary Dinner & Closing

Location:

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. Visitors enjoy world-class scenery just minutes from campus. Easy access to hiking, biking, fishing, camping, boating and other sight-seeing opportunities in the mountains. Logan is truly an outdoor paradise for those who are enthusiastic about the mountains, providing everything from gentle nature trails along rivers and lakes to extreme challenges on some of the steepest slopes in the Rockies.