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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 ontaxation, household labor supply, and inequality. His published work has appeared in peer-reviewed outlets such as the American Economic Review,Review of Economic Studies,Journal of Monetary Economics,International 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 unsecuredcredit,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.

Program:

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 - 6:45pmFiscal 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 - 12:30pmComplimentary 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 - 11:30pmIntergenerational 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 - 12:30pmComplimentary Lunch

12:30pm - 1:30pmAccounting 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 - 6:00pmComplimentary Dinner & Closing

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