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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 theUniversity 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 ofEccles Business Building, Jon M. Huntsman School of Business

4:30pm - 5:30pmComparative 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 - 6:45pmThe 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 - 9:30amApplying 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 - 12:00pmExpectations-Based Reference-Dependent Life-Cycle Consumption

Michaela Pagel, University of California-Berkeley

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12:00pm - 1:00pmComplimentary Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pmAccounting for the Evolution of U.S. Wage Inequality

Lutz Hendricks, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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2:15am - 3:15pmRevisiting 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 - 9:30amDoes 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 - 12:00pmOld, 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 - 1:00pmComplimentary Lunch

1:00pm - 2:00pmSocial 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 - 3:15pmThe 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 - 6:00pmComplimentary 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.

 

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