Philadelphia Workshop on Macroeconomics and Economic Policy


PIER Conference Special Event

University of Pennsylvania
19104 PA
United States

Co-sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, PIER and IER

Thursday April 5th
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 - Amado Recital Hall Room 110
University of Pennsylvania

Friday April 6th
Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 – Terrace Room
University of Pennsylvania


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Thursday 5th April    
1:55 PM  Welcome Remarks  
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration, Mike Waugh Discussant: Paco Buera
  Spatial Structural Change, Michael Peters Discussant: Lee Ohanian
  Break 30 Mins  
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM City of Dreams, Diego Puga Discussant: Costas Arkolakis
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Conference Dinner (By Invitation) Location TBA  
Friday 6th April    
8:30-9:00 AM Light Breakfast  
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM The Rise of Market Power and the Macroeconomic Implications, Jan Eeckhout Discussant: Pedro Silos
  Trading Down and the Business Cycle, Sergio Rebelo Discussant: Adrien Auclert
  30 Mins Break  
11:30 – 12: 30 Firm Heterogeneity in Consumption Baskets: Evidence from Home and Store Scanner Data, Thibault Fally Discussant: Sam Schulhofer-Wohl
  50 Mins Lunch  
1:20 PM – 3:20 PM Geography, Search Frictions and Endogenous Trade Costs, Myrto Kalouptsidi and Theodore Papageorgiou Discussant James Tybout
  Spatial Competition, Innovation and Institutions: The Industrial Revolution and the Great Divergence, Klaus Dezmet Discussant: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde