Nemmers Prize Conference

"Conference in Honor of Sir Richard Blundell"

Thursday and Friday, May 18-19, 2017
James L. Allen Center
McCormick Auditorium
Free registration required by May 9

Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time Title

Welcome - Joel Horowitz (Northwestern University)


John Van Reenen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): Turbulence, Firm Decentralization and Growth in Bad Times (joint with Philippe Aghion - College de France and London School of Economics, Nicholas Bloom - Stanford University, Brian Lucking - Stanford University and Raffaella Sadun - Harvard University)

10:15 Break

Rachel Griffith (University of Manchester): How Well Targeted are Soda Taxes? (joint with Pierre Dubois – Toulouse School of Economics and Martin O'Connell - Institute for Fiscal Studies)


Manuel Arellano (Centro de Estudios Monetarios y Financieros): Nonlinear Panel Data Methods for Dynamic Heterogeneous Agent Models (joint with Stéphane Bonhomme - University of Chicago)



2:30 Richard Smith (University of Cambridge): GEL-Based Inference with Unconditional Moment Inequality Restrictions (joint with Nicky Grant - University of Manchester)
3:30 Break
4:00 Rosa Matzkin (University of California Los Angeles): Individual Counterfactuals with Multidimensional Unobserved Heterogeneity (joint with Richard Blundell and Dennis Kristensen - both University College London)
5:00 Adjournment
Friday, May 19, 2017
Time Title
9:15 Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago): Marriage, Social Insurance, and Labor Supply (joint with Hamish Low - University of Cambridge, Costas Meghir - Yale University and Luigi Pistaferri - Stanford University)
10:15 Break
10:45 Jean-Marc Robin (Sciences Po): Marriage, Labor Supply, and Home Production (joint with Marion Goussé - Université Laval and Nicolas Jacquemet - Paris School of Economics and Université Paris)
11:45 Costas Meghir (Yale University): Human Capital, Marriage and Public Goods (joint with Pierre-Andre Chiappori - Columbia University and Monica Costa Dias - Institute for Fiscal Studies)
12:45 Lunch
2:30 Arthur Lewbel (Boston College): Keeping up with Peers in India: A New Social Interactions Model of Perceived Needs (joint with Samuel Norris - Northwestern University, Krishna Pendakur - Simon Fraser University and Xi Qu - Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
3:30 Break
4:00 Magne Mogstad (University of Chicago): Disability Benefits, Consumption Insurance, and Household Labor Supply (joint with David Autor – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Andreas Kostol – Norges Bank Research and Bradley Setzler – University of Chicago)
5:00 Adjournment


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