6th Annual CHCS Employment Conference - Secular Changes in Labor Market Outcomes - October 1–2, 2015

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Thursday, October 1, 2015
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 Welcome
Dennis Lockhart, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Session 1
Moderator: Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1:15 Changes in Business Dynamism: Volatility of vs. Responsiveness to Shocks? PDF document
Presenter: John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland
Coauthors: Ryan Decker, Ron Jarmin, and Javier Miranda
Discussant: Chris Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
2:15 Dynamism Diminished: The Role of Credit Conditions
Presenter: Steve Davis, University of Chicago
Coauthor: John Haltiwanger
Discussant: John Robertson, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
3:15 Break
3:35 Family Disadvantage and the Gender Gap in Behavioral and Educational Outcomes PDF document
Presenter: David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and National Bureau of Economic Research
Coauthors: David N. Figlio, Krzysztof Karbownik, Jeffrey Roth, and Melanie Wasserman
Discussant: Till von Wachter, University of California, Los Angeles
4:35 Firming Up Inequality PDF document
Presenter: Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota
Coauthors: Jae Song, David J. Price, Nicholas Bloom, and Till von Wachter
Discussant: Patrick Kline, University of California, Berkeley
5:45 Reception
6:15 Dinner
Friday, October 2, 2015
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
  Session 2
Moderator: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
8:30 Understanding Earnings Dynamics: Identifying and Estimating the Changing Roles of Unobserved Ability, Permanent and Transitory Shocks PDF document
Presenter: Lance Lochner, University of Western Ontario
Coauthor: Youngki Shin
Discussant: Fabrizio Perri, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
9:30 The Great Reversal in the Demand for Skill and Cognitive Tasks PDF document
Presenter: David A. Green, University of British Columbia
Coauthors: Paul Beaudry and Benjamin M. Sand
Discussant: Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley
10:30 Break
10:50 Measuring Job-Finding Rates and Matching Efficiency with Heterogeneous Jobseekers PDF document
Presenter: Robert Hall, Stanford University
Coauthor: Sam Schulhofer-Wohl
Discussant: Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
11:50 Understanding the 30-Year Decline in the Startup Rate: A General Equilibrium Approach
Presenter: Ayşegül Şahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Coauthors: Fatih Karahan and Benjamin Pugsley
Discussant: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
12:50 p.m. Closing remarks
Rob Shimer, University of Chicago
1:00 Box lunch