|Friday, September 14, 2012|
Dennis Lockhart, president and chief executive officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Melinda Pitts, director of the Center for Human Capital Studies, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|"What Explains High Unemployment? The Aggregate Demand Channel"
Atif Mian, professor of economics and public policy, Princeton University
Coauthor: Amir Sufi, University of Chicago
Discussant: Lee Ohanian, professor of economics, University of California, Los Angeles
|"Manufacturing Busts, Housing Booms, and Declining Employment: A Structural Explanation"
Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics and the John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow, University of Chicago
Coauthors: Matt Notowidigdo, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago
Discussant: Henry S. Farber, Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics, Princeton University
|"On the Importance of the Participation Margin for Labor Market Fluctuations"
Presenter: Michael Elsby, professor of economics, University of Edinburgh
Coauthors: Ayşegül Şahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Bart Hobijn, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Discussant: Rob Shimer, Alvin H. Baum Professor in Economics and the College, University of Chicago
|"The Labor Market Four Years Into the Crisis: Assessing Structural Explanations"
Jesse Rothstein, associate professor of public policy and economics, University of California, Berkeley
Discussant: Jason Faberman, senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
|Saturday, September 15, 2012|
Richard Rogerson, professor of economics and public affairs, Princeton University
|"Uncertainty, Productivity, and Unemployment in the Great Recession"
Edouard Schaal, assistant professor of economics, New York University
Discussant: Eric Smith, professor and department head of economics, University of Essex
|"Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty"
Steve Davis, William H. Abbott Professor of International Business and Economics and deputy dean for faculty, University of Chicago
Coauthors: Scott R. Baker, Stanford University
Nicholas Bloom, Stanford University
Discussant: Sam Schulhofer-Wohl, senior economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
|"Viewing Job-Seekers' Reservation Wages and Acceptance Decisions through the Lens of Search Theory"
Robert Hall, Robert and Carole McNeil Joint Hoover Senior Fellow and Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Discussant: Andreas Mueller, assistant professor of finance and economics, Columbia University
|"The Trend Is the Cycle: Job Polarization and Jobless Recoveries"
Nir Jaimovich, associate professor of economics, Duke University
Coauthor: Henry Siu, University of British Columbia
Discussant: Marianna Kudlyak, economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
|"The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Extensions on Reemployment Wages"
Johannes Schmieder, assistant professor, Boston University
Coauthors: Till M. von Wachter, Columbia University
Stefan Bender, Institute for Employment Research of the German Federal Employment Agency
Discussant: Fatih Karahan, economist, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dave Altig, executive vice president and director of research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta