7th Annual CHCS Employment Conference - Unemployment, Wages, and Productivity - September 22–23, 2016

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
Noon Lunch
1:00 p.m. Welcome
Dennis Lockhart, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Session 1
Moderator: Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
1:15 "Leisure Luxuries and the Labor Supply of Young Men"
Presenter: Mark Bils, University of Rochester
Coauthors: Mark Aguiar, Kerwin Charles, and Erik Hurst
Discussant: John Kennan, University of Wisconsin
2:15 "The End of Men and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market" PDF document
Presenter: Nir Jaimovich, University of Southern California
Coauthors: Matias Cortes and Henry Siu
Discussant: Lisa Kahn, Yale University
3:15 Break
3:35 "The Allocation of Talent and U.S. Economic Growth" Links off-site
Presenter: Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago
Coauthors: Chad Jones, Erik Hurst, and Pete Klenow
Discussant: Gabe Chodorow-Reich, Harvard University
4:35 "The Outlook for U.S. Labor Quality GrowthPDF document
Presenter: John Fernald, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Coauthors: Canyon Bosler, Mary Daly, and Bart Hobijn
Discussant: Tim Dunne, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
5:45 Reception and dinner
Friday, September 23, 2016
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
  Session 2
Moderator: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
8:30 "Wage Dispersion and Search Behavior: The Importance of Non-Wage Job ValuesPDF document
Presenter: Robert Hall, Stanford University
Coauthor: Andreas Mueller
Discussant: Rasmus Lentz, University of Wisconsin
9:30 "Ranking Firms Using Revealed Preference" PDF document
Presenter: Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University
Discussant: Andreas Mueller, Columbia University
10:30 Break
10:50 "Job Search Behavior among the Employed and Non-Employed" PDF document
Presenter: Aysegul Sahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Coauthors: Giorgio Topa, Andreas Mueller, and Jason Faberman
Discussant: Rob Valletta, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
11:50 Closing remarks
Noon Bag lunch