The 2014 annual meeting of the Macroeconomics Across Time and Space working group will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia May 2-3, 2014. The aim of the group is to bring together the large number of researchers in aggregate economics who are using modern dynamic theory to investigate substantive historical questions. Research presented at past meetings covered a very broad range of topics, including great depressions; industrial revolutions; the diffusion of new technologies; secular shifts in hours worked and leisure; long-run trends in marriage, women’s labor supply, and fertility; the connection between the formation and dissolution of institutions and the economy; the rise in urbanization; trends in international trade and capital flows; the growth and location of business; political economy and sovereign debt; and the evolution of finance and its role in economic development. Invitation only.
- Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
- V. V. Chari, University of Minnesota
- Marina Azzimonti, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Satyajit Chatterjee, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
- Jeremy Greenwood, NBER
- Lee E. Ohanian, NBER
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Friday, May 2, 2014
Financial Frictions and Exchange Rate Dynamics
- Xavier Gabaix and Matteo Maggiori, "International Liquidity and Exchange Rate Dynamics"
- Oleg Itskhoki and Benjamin Moll, "Optimal Development Policies with Financial Frictions"
- Alexander Bick and Nicola Fuchs-Schundeln, "Taxation and Labor Supply of Married Couples Across Countries: A Macroeconomic Analysis"
- Donghoon Lee, Sang Yoon (Tim) Lee, and Yongseok Shin, "The Option Value of Human Capital"
Marriage and Divorce
- Raquel Fernandez and Joyce Cheng Wong, "Free to Leave? A Welfare Analysis of Divorce Regimes"
- Guillaume Vandenbroucke and John Knowles, "Dynamic Squeezing: Marriage and Fertility in France After World War One"
Distinguished Speaker: V.V. Chari: "On the Social Usefulness of Fractional Reserve Banking"
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Politics and Inequality
- Marina Azzimonti, "Partisan Conflict"
- Claudia Olivetti, Daniele Paserman, and Laura Salisbury, "Intergenerational Mobility Across Three Generations in the 19th Century: Evidence from the U.S. Census"
Rust Belt and Unions
- Jeremy Greenwood and Emin Dinlersoz, "The Rise and Fall of Unions in the U.S."
- Simeon Alder, David Lagakos, and Lee Ohanian, "The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis"
Distinguished Speaker: Gregory Clark: "Son Also Rises" | Background Paper