2012 Summer Workshop

May 16-18, 2012
Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University; Logan, Utah.

Keynote Speakers:

Gustavo Ventura, Professor of Economics at Arizona State University. Gustavo's research has generally focused on taxation, household labor supply, and inequality. His published work has appeared in peer-reviewed outlets such as the American Economic ReviewReview of Economic StudiesJournal of Monetary EconomicsInternational Economic Review, Review of Economic Dynamics, and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, among several others.

Eric Young, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Virginia. Eric's research has emphasized topics such as unsecured credit, rising indebtedness, credit default, rational inattention, and insurance, among many others. He has published his research in peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic Dynamics, Economics Letters, Macroeconomic Dynamics, Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, and BE Journal of Macroeconomics: Contributions.


Wednesday May 16

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

4:30pm - 5:30pm          Is There "Too Much" Inequality in Health Spending Across Income Groups?
                                               Roozbeh Hosseini, Arizona State University
Coauthor: Laurence Ales, Carnegie Mellon University
                                                    Coauthor: Larry E. Jones, University of Minnesota
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5:45pm - 6:45pm         Fiscal Multipliers with Time-Inconsistent Preferences
                                               Rick Evans, Brigham Young University
                                                    Coauthor: Kerk L. Phillips, Brigham Young University
                                                    Coauthor: Benjamin Tengelsen, Brigham Young University
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7:00pm - 9:00pm          Complimentary Opening Dinner at Elements Restaurant

Thursday May 17

7:00am - 8:00am          Complimentary Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am          Skill-Biased Technological Change and Homeownership
                                              Erem Atesagaoglu, SUNY-Stony Brook
                                                    Coauthor: Alexis Anagnostopoulos, SUNY-Stony Brook
                                                    Coauthor: Eva Carceles-Poveda, SUNY-Stony Brook
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9:15am - 10:15am        Keynote Presentation: Model and State Uncertainty
                                               Eric Young, University of Virginia
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10:30am - 11:30am      Learning and Life Cycle Patterns of Occupational Transitions
                                                Aspen Gorry, University of California-Santa Cruz
                                                     Coauthor: Nicholas Trachter, EIEF
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11:30am - 12:30pm      Complimentary Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm        Interaction between Labor and Credit Markets: The Impact of Bankruptcy on Labor Supply Decisions
Daphne Chen, Florida State University
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1:45am - 2:45pm          Interpreting Life-Cycle Inequality Patterns as an Efficient Allocation: Mission Impossible?                                                                           Alejandro Badel, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
                                                     Coauthor: Mark Huggett, Georgetown University
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2:45pm - 7:30pm          Free time: hiking and sightseeing in Logan Canyon

7:30pm - 9:30pm          Complimentary Dinner at Hamiltons Restaurant

Friday May 18

7:00am - 8:00am          Complimentary Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am          Sustainable Social Security: Four Options
                                              Sagiri Kitao, CUNY-Hunter College
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9:15am - 10:15am        Keynote Presentation: TBA
                                              Gustavo Ventura, Arizona State University
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10:30am - 11:30pm      Intergenerational Bargaining and Inter Vivos Transfers
                                               James Feigenbaum, Utah State University
Coauthor: Geng Li, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
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11:30am - 12:30pm       Complimentary Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pm         Accounting for Age in Marital Search Decisions
                                                Brennan Platt, Brigham Young University
Coauthor: S. Nuray Akin, University of Miami
                                                      Coauthor: Matthew Butler, Brigham Young University
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1:45pm - 2:45pm           A G.E. Theory of College with Education Subsidies, In-School Labor Supply, and Borrowing Constraints
Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
                                                       Coauthor: Mark P. Keightley, Congressional Research Service
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2:45pm - 5:00pm           Free time: hiking and sightseeing

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

6:00pm - 8:30pm           Free time: games on the Quad