2015 Philadelphia Search and Matching Conference


Special Event
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

10 Independence Mall

Philadelphia, PA

United States

Note: If you plan to attend, it is is very important that you send email to Monica Wiley-Curtis at the Federal Reserve Bank so you will be able to enter the building.

Thursday, September 10

Session 1: Labor (1:30pm to 3:30pm)

1. “Matching by Luck or Search? Empirical Evidence from the Executive Labor Market” by Kun Li (Toulouse), Michael Peters (UBC), and Pai Xu (Hong Kong)

Discussant:  Shouyong Shi (Penn State)

2. “Multidimensional Skills, Sorting, and Human Capital Accumulation” by Jeremy Lise (UCL) and Fabien Postel-Vinay (UCL)

Discussant: Andrew Shephard (Penn)

COFFEE BREAK (3:30pm to 4:00pm)

Session 2: Money (4:00pm to 6:00pm)

1. “A Tractable Model of Monetary Exchange with Ex-Post Heterogeneity” by Guillaume Rocheteau (UC Irvine), Pierre-Olivier Weill (UCLA), and Russell Wong (Bank of Canada)

Discussant: Tai-Wei Hu (Kellogg Northwestern)

2. “Costly Credit and Stick Prices” by Lucy Liu (IMF), Liang Wang (Hawaii), and Randall Wright (Wisconsin)

Discussant: Amy Sun (Queens)



 Friday, September 11

Session 1: International and (more) Labor (9:00am to 11:00am)

1. “A Search and Learning Model of Export Dynamics” by Jonathan Eaton (Penn State), Marcela Eslava (Universidad Los Andes), David Jinkins (Copenhagen Business School), C. Krisan (U.S. Bureau of the Census), and James Tybout (Penn State)

Discussant: George Alessandria (Rochester)

2. “Financial Risk and Unemployment” by Zvi Eckstein (Tel Aviv), Ofer Setty (Tel Aviv), and David Weiss (Tel Aviv)

Discussant: Fatih Karahan (New York Fed)

COFFEE BREAK (11:00am to 11:30am)

Session 2: Finance (11:30am to 2:30pm)

1. “Meeting Technologies in Decentralized Asset Markets” by Maryam Farboodi (Princeton) and Gregor Jarosch (Princeton)

Discussant: Cecilia Parlatore (NYU Stern)

LUNCH (12:30pm to 1:30pm)

2. “Benchmarks in Search Markets” by Darrell Duffie (Stanford GSB), Piotr Dworczak (Stanford GSB), and Haoxiang Zhu (MIT Sloan)

Discussant: Ali Shourideh (Wharton)

COFFEE BREAK (2:30pm to 3:00pm)

Session 3: Industrial Organization (3:00pm to 5:00pm)

1. “Match Quality, Search, and the Internet Market for Used Books” by Glenn Ellison (MIT) and Sara Ellison (MIT)

Discussant: Jakub Kastl (Princeton)

2. “Consumer Search and Retail Market Structure” by Andrew Rhodes (Toulouse) and Jidong Zhou (Yale SOM)

Discussant: Elena Krasnokutskaya (Johns Hopkins)