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SI 2012 NBER/CRIW Workshop


Day 1: New Data Sources for Tracking Economic Activity

Carol Corrado, Charles Hulten, and James Poterba, Organizers


Day 2: Regular CRIW Program

Susanto Basu, Carol Corrado, Nicholas Bloom, and Charles Hulten, Organizers


July 16-17, 2012


Royal Sonesta Hotel

Parkview Room

40 Edwin Land Boulevard

Cambridge, MA




Monday, July 16:

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am

James Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

8:45 am

Liran Einav, Stanford University and NBER
Theresa Kuchler, Stanford University
Jonathan Levin, Stanford University and NBER
Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs
Learning from Seller Experiments in Online Markets

9:30 am

Prasanna Tambe, New York University
Lorin Hitt, University of Pennsylvania
Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
The Price and Quantity of IT-Related Intangible Capital

10:15 am


10:45 am

Dolan Antenucci, University of Michigan
Mike Cafarella, University of Michigan
Margaret Levenstein, University of Michigan
Matthew Shapiro, University of Michigan and NBER
Creating Measures of Labor Market Flows using Social Media

11:30 am

Henry Hyatt, US Census Bureau
Erika McEntarfer, US Census Bureau
Job-to-Job Flows and the Business Cycle

12:15 pm


1:15 pm

Susan Woodward, Sand Hill Econometrics, Inc.
Building Indexes of Economic Activity with Online Data from Intuit

2:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Strategies for Accessing Proprietary Data
Susan Athey, Harvard University and NBER
Neel Sundaresan, eBay Research Labs
Hal Varian, Google Inc. (slides)

3:15 pm


3:45 pm

Panel Discussion: Using “Private Label” Data to Improve Government Statistics
Katharine Abraham, Council of Economic Advisors
Robert Groves, US Census Bureau
Ron Jarmin, US Census Bureau
Steve Landefeld, Bureau of Economic Analysis

5:00 pm


Tuesday, July 17:

8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am

Lucy Eldridge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Sabrina Pabilonia, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Jay Stewart, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Measuring Nonproduction and Supervisory Hours for Productivity Measurement

Discussant: Erik Hurst, University of Chicago and NBER

9:30 am


10:00 am

Akbar Sadeghi, Bureau of Labor Statistics
James Spletzer, Bureau of Labor Statistics
David Talan, Bureau of Labor Statistics
High Growth Firms

John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland and NBER

11:00 am

S. Boragan Aruoba, University of Maryland
Francis Diebold, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Jeremy Nalewaik, Federal Reserve System
Frank Schorfheide, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Dongho Song, University of Pennsylvania
Improving U.S. GDP Measurement: A Forecast Combination Perspective

Grahm Elliot, University of California at San Diego

12:00 pm


1:00 pm

John Fernald, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Productivity and Potential Output before, during, and after the Great Recession

Discussant: Robert Hall, Stanford University and NBER

2:00 pm

Jason DeBacker, US Treasury Department
Bradley Heim, Indiana University
Vasia Panousi, Federal Reserve Board
Ivan Vidangos, Federal Reserve Board
Estimating Business Income Risk Using a Panel of US Tax Returns 1987-2006

Discussant: Ron Jarmin, US Census Bureau

3:00 pm


3:30 pm

Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER
Serdar Ozkan, Federal Reserve Board
Jae Song, US Social Security Administration
The Nature of Countercyclical Income Risk

Steven Davis University of Chicago and NBER

4:30 pm