NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

 

Twenty-fourth Annual Conference on Macroeconomics

 

Daron Acemoglu, Kenneth Rogoff and Michael Woodford, Organizers

 

April 10-11, 2009

 

The Royal Sonesta Hotel

Riverfront Room

40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.

Cambridge, MA

 

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

 

FRIDAY APRIL 10:

 

8:30 am Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 am JOHN GEANAKOPLOS, Yale University

The Leverage Cycle

 

Discussants: FRANKLIN ALLEN, University of Pennsylvania

HYUN SHIN, Princeton University

 

10:30 am Break

 

11:00 am CHRISTOPHER FOOTE, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

KRISTOPHER GERARDI, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

LORENZ GOETTE, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

PAUL WILLEN, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and NBER

Reducing Foreclosures

 

Discussants: CHRISTOPHER MAYER, Columbia University and NBER

ATIF MIAN, University of Chicago and NBER

 

12:30 pm Lunch Charles Suites

 

2:00 pm EFFI BENMELECH, Harvard University and NBER

JENNIFER DLUGOSZ, Harvard University

The Credit Rating Crisis

 

Discussants: ADAM ASHCRAFT, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

BENGT HOLMSTROM, MIT and NBER

 

3:30 pm Break

 

4:00 pm FATIH GUVENEN, University of Minnesota and NBER

BURHANETTIN KURUSCU, University of Texas at Austin

A Quantitative Analysis of the Evolution of the US Wage Distribution: 1970-2000

 

Discussants: DAVID AUTOR, MIT and NBER

FRANCESCO CASELLI, London School of Economics and NBER

 

5:30 pm Adjourn

 

6:00 pm Reception and Group Dinner Parkview Room

Dinner speaker: FREDERIC MISHKIN, Columbia University and NBER

The Financial Crisis and the Federal Reserve

 

SATURDAY APRIL 11:

 

8:30 am Continental Breakfast

 

9:00 am GEORGE-MARIOS ANGELETOS, MIT and NBER

JENNIFER LAO, MIT

Noisy Business Cycles

Discussants: CHRISTIAN HELLWIG, UC, Los Angeles

ROBERT KING, Boston University and NBER

 

10:30 am Break

 

11:00 am PAUL BEAUDRY, University of British Columbia and NBER

BERND LUCKE, University of Hamburg

Letting Different Views about Business Cycles Complete (appendix)

 

Discussants: JONAS FISHER, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

STEPHANIE SCHMITT-GROHE, Columbia University and NBER

 

12:30 pm Adjourn

 

 

 

 

4/9/09