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2019 Workshop

September 19-21, 2019

Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University; Logan, Utah.

The annual QSPS Summer Workshop takes place in a selective setting in which 12 to 15 participants each have one hour to present and discuss research. This format and selective setting facilitates in-depth peer feedback, while interacting extensively with other workshop participants and guests.


Mariacristina De Nardi is the Thomas Sargent Professor of Economics at the University of Minnesota, and she also serves as a Senior Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards of American Economic Journal: Economic Policy and the Journal of Economic Literature, in addition to serving as an Associate Editor of the Review of Economic Dynamics. She is a Faculty Research Fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Research Fellow of CEPR and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Mariacristina has contributed to the fields of economic theory, quantative macroeconomics, and to the economics of retirement and aging, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the American Economic ReviewJournal of Political Economy, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economic DynamicsJournal of the European Economic Association, European Economic ReviewMacroeconomic Dynamics, Fiscal Studies, and the Annual Review of Economics, among several other outlets.


Thursday, 19 September

          4:45pm - 5:00pm  Check-In at the Douglas D. Anderson Executive BoardroomHuntsman HallUtah State University

          5:00pm - 6:00pm  Reconciling Occupational Mobility in the Current Population Survey

                    Christian vom LehnBrigham Young University

                                   Coauthor: Cache Ellsworth

                                   Coauthor: Zachary Kroff, University of Maryland

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          6:15pm - 7:15pm Macroeconomic Effects of Reducing OASI Benefits: Comparison of Seven OLG Models

                    Jaeger NelsonCongressional Budget Office

                                   Coauthor: Kerk Phillips, Congressional Budget Office

                             Download: Manuscript or Slides

          7:30pm - 9:00pm  Complimentary Opening Dinner at Elements Restaurant

Friday, 20 September

          8:00am - 8:30am  Complimentary Breakfast

          8:30am - 9:30am  Rural-Urban Migration, Structural Transformation, and Housing Markets in China

                    Aaron HedlundUniversity of Missouri - Columbia

                                   Coauthor: Carlos Garriga, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

                                   Coauthor: Yang Tang, Nanyang Technological University

                                   Coauthor: Ping Wang, Washington University in St. Louis & NBER

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          9:45am - 10:45am  Keynote Presentation  Marriage-Related Taxes, Social Security Benefits, & Female Labor Supply

                    Mariacristina De NardiUniversity of Minnesota

                                   Coauthor: Margherita Borella, Universita di Torino

                                   Coauthor: Fang Yang, Louisana State Univeristy

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          11:00am - 12:00pm  Health, Longevity, and Welfare Inequality of the Elderly

                    Ray MillerColorado State University

                                   Coauthor: Neha Bairoliya, University of Southern California

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          12:00pm - 1:00pm  Complimentary Lunch

          1:00pm - 2:00pm  Removing the Fine Print: Standardization, Disclosure, and Consumer Outcomes

                    Sheisha KulkarniUniversity of Virginia & NBER

                                   Coauthor:  Santiago Truffa, University of Tulane

                                   Coauthor:  Gonzalo Iberti

                             Download: Manuscript or Slides

          2:00pm - 7:00pm  Free time (outdoor activities and sightseeing)

          7:00pm - 9:00pm  Complimentary Dinner & Campfire in Logan Canyon (Tony Grove Campground, Site 33)

Saturday, 21 September

          8:00am - 8:30am  Complimentary Breakfast

          8:30am - 9:30am  Finite Horizon Life-Cycle Learning

                    Erin Cottle HuntLafayette College

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          9:45am - 10:45am  Capital in a Segregated Economy

                    James FeigenbaumUtah State University

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          11:00pm - 12:00pm  Effects of Increasing the Eligibility Age for Public Pension on Individual Labor Supply

                    Nobuhiko NakazawaUniversity of California - San Diego

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          12:00pm - 1:00pm  Complimentary Lunch

          1:00pm - 2:00pm  The Welfare Implications of Fiscal Consolidations in Low-income Countries

                    Marina Mendes TavaresInternational Monetary Fund

                                   Coauthor: Adrian Peralta-Alva, International Monetary Fund

                                   Coauthor: Xuan S. Tam, City University of Hong Kong

                                   Coauthor: Xin Tang, International Monetary Fund

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          2:15pm - 3:15pm  Immigration Policy in a Time of Secular Stagnation

                    Jorge Barro, Rice University

                              Download: Manuscript or Slides

          3:15pm - 7:00pm  Free time (outdoor activities and sightseeing)

          7:00pm - 8:30pm  Complimentary Closing Dinner at Cafe Sabor



Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Utah State University, in 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.


Wellsvile Mountains from East
Wellsville Mountains from North
Logan Canyon Aerial
Logan river
Old Main looking west
Old Main looking east
Logan Canyon cliffs