Old and New Ideas Agenda

Friday, March 30, 2012
The Garden Room at the Upham
*note that speakers are highlighted in author listings*

• 9:00-10:00: The Dynamics of Sovereign Debt Crises and Bailouts 
Francisco Roch (University of Chicago) and Harald Uhlig (University of Chicago)
• 10:00-10:15: Coffee Break

• 10:15-11:15: Government Spending and Private Activity
Valerie Ramey (University of California, San Diego)
• 11:15-11:30: Coffee Break

• 11:30-12:30: Perceptions and Misperceptions of Fiscal Inflation
Eric M. Leeper (Indiana University, Monash University and NBER) and Todd B. Walker (Indiana University)
• 12:30-2:00: Lunch –Louie’s Bistro, Upham Courtyard

• 2:00-3:00: Debt, Inflation and Central Bank Independence
Fernando Martin (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
• 3:00- 3:15: Coffee Break

• 3:15-4:15: Monetary/Fiscal Policy Mix and Agents' Beliefs
Francesco Bianchi (Duke University) and Cosmin Ilut (Duke University)
• 4:15-4:30: Coffee Break

• 4:30-5:30: Prudential Policy for Peggers 
Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe (Columbia University) and Martin Uribe(Columbia University)
• 8:15: Dinner – Opal Restaurant & Bar

Saturday, March 31, 2012
The Garden Room at The Upham
*note that speakers are highlighted in author listings*

• 9:00-10:00: The Maturity of Debt, Monetary Policy and Expectations Stabiliation
Stefano Eusepi (Federal Reserve Bank of New York) and Bruce Preston
(Columbia University and ANU)
• 10:00-10:15: Coffee Break

• 10:15-11:15: Tax News: Identifying the Household Consumption Response to To Tax Expectations Using Bond Prices 
Lorenz Keung (New York University)
• 11:15-11:30: Coffee Break

• 11:30-12:30: The Dynamic Effects of Personal and Corporate Income Tax Changes in the United States 
Karel Mertens (Cornell University) and Morten Ravn (University College London)
• 12:30-2:30: Lunch –Chicken and Tri-Tip Barbecue, Upham Courtyard

• 2:30-3:30:  Does Fiscal Policy Matter? Blinder and Solow Revisited 
Roger Farmer (University of California, Los Angeles) and Dmitry Plotnikov
(University of California, Los Angeles)
• 3:30-3:45: Coffee Break

• 3:45-4:45: Domestic Sovereign Default as Optimal Redistributive Policy
Pablo D’Erasmo (University of Maryland) and Enrique Mendoza (University of Maryland and NBER)
• 4:45-5:00: Coffee Break
• 5:00-6:00:
 What is the role of automatic stabilizers in the U.S. business Cycle? 
Ricardo Reis (Columbia University) and Alisdair McKay (Boston University)
 
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