Why Government Agenda

Friday, October 6


9:45-10:00       Welcome


10:00-11:00     Geographic Cross-Sectional Fiscal Spending Multipliers: What Have We Learned                                                                                                                             Gabriel Chodorow-Reich



11:00-12:00     The Heterogeneous Effects of Government Spending: It's All About Taxes

Gaston Navarro       


12:00-1:30       Group Photo followed by Lunch Served in Upham Courtyard


1:30-2:30         The Fiscal Multiplier

Kurt Mitman


2:30-2:45         Break


2:45-3:45         Debt Burdens and the Interest Rate Response to Fiscal Stimulus: Theory and Cross-Country Evidence

Dan Murphy





8:15     Dinner at Opal Restaurant & Bar, 1325 State Street



Saturday, October 7


10:00-11:00     Sovereign Risk and Fiscal (In)attention: A Look at the U.S. State Default of the 1840s

Huixin Bi


11:00-12:00     Fiscal Foundations of Inflation: Imperfect Knowledge

Stefano Eusepi


12:00-1:30 Lunch Served in Upham Courtyard


1:30-2:30         Taxing Top Earners: A Human Capital Perspective

            Mark Huggett


2:30-2:45         Break


2:45-3:45         The Politics of Flat Taxes

                        Daniel Carroll


3:45-4:00         Break


4:00-5:00         Rethinking the Welfare State or Child-Related Transfers Household Labor Supply, and Welfare

                        Gustavo Ventura


Conference Organizers:  Zachary Bethune and Eric Young