October 11, 2019: The American Economic Challenges Symposium

See conference webpage for full details and schedule.

August 26: Juli Plant Grainger Emerging Scholars Conference
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m. Adrien Auclert, Stanford – “Demographics, Wealth, and Interest Rates in the 21st Century” (with Hannes Malmberg and Frédéric Martenet)
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. Eduardo Davila, Yale – “Optimal Financial Transaction Taxes”
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. Diego Perez, NYU – “Global Banks and Systemic Debt Crises” (with Morelli and Ottonello)
  • 2:00-3:00 p.m. Arlene Wong, Princeton – “State Dependent Effects of Monetary Policy: The refinancing channel” (joint with Martin Eichenbaum and Sergio Rebelo)
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. Pooya Molavi, MIT – “Macroeconomics with Learning and Misspecification: A General Theory and Applications”
  • 4:30-5:30 p.m. Matthew Rognlie, Northwestern -“Micro Jumps, Macro Humps: Monetary Policy and Business Cycles in an Estimated HANK Model” (with Adrien Auclert and Ludwig Straub)

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April 6: Juli Plant Grainger Alumni Conference
  • 9:00-9:40 a.m. John Jones, Richmond FRB “An Estimated Structural Model of Entrepreneurial Behavior”
  • 9:40-10:20 a.m. Andros Kourtellos, Visiting the University of Chicago – “Genes and Socioeconomic Outcomes”
  • 10:40-11:20 a.m. Limor Golan, Washington University St. Louis – “What Explains the Racial Gaps in Task Assignment and Pay Over the Life-Cycle?” (with Jonathan James and Carl Sanders)
  • 11:20-Noon Atsuko Tanaka, Calgary – “College Loans and Post-schooling Skill Accumulation” (with Chao Fu & Hsuan-Chih Lin)
  • 1:00- 1:40 p.m. Cher Li, Colorado State University – “Ask and You Shall Receive? Gender Difference in Regrades in College”
  • 1:40-2:20 p.m. Lindsay Jacobs, UW-Madison, La Follette – “Labor Force Transitions at Older Ages: Burnout, Recovery, and Reverse Retirement” (with Suphanit Piyapromdee)
  • 2:20-3:10 p.m. Graduate Student Poster Session
  • 3:10-3:50 p.m. Nathan Yoder, University of Georgia – “Matching with Complementary Contracts” (with Marzena Rostek)
  • 3:50-4:30 p.m. Fran Flanagan, Wake Forest University – “Canceling Out the Cross Section: The Effect of Peremptory Challenges on Jury Composition, Evidence from the U.S. South”


October 26-27: Midwest Econometrics Group Conference

Keynote address: Charles Manski, Northwestern University – “Treatment Choice with Trial Data: Statistical Decision Theory Should Supplant Hypothesis Testing”

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August 31: Juli Plant Grainger Emerging Scholars Conference
  • 9:00-10:15 a.m. Jack Mountjoy, University of Chicago – “Community Colleges and Upward Mobility”
  • 10:45-12:00 p.m. Heather Sarsons, Harvard University – ” Interpreting Signals: Evidence from Medical Referrals”
  • 1:15-2:30 p.m. Jack Willis, Columbia University – “Time vs. State in Insurance” (joint with Lorenzo Casaburi)
  • 2:45-4:00 p.m. Gabriel Kreindler, University of Chicago – “The Welfare Efect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications”
  • 4:15- 5:30 p.m. David Yang, Stanford University – “The Impact of Media Sensorship: 1984 or a Brave New World?”

June 22-23, 2018: Juli Plant Grainger Summer Conference


  • 1:00-2:00 p.m. Rebecca Diamond, Stanford
  • 2:15-3:15 p.m. Ariel Burstein and Jonathan Vogel, UCLA
  • 3:15-4:15 p.m. Mark Colas, University of Oregon


  • 9:00-10:00 a.m. Rafael Dix Carneiro, Duke
  • 10:15-11:15 a.m. George Borjas, Harvard
  • 11:15-12:15 p.m. Lorenzo Caliendo, Yale