Technological Change

Thursday, November 14 - Friday, November 15, 2002

Technological Change

This workshop is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

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Workshop
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? 2:00 – 2:05 pm ? Opening Remarks
? Robert Parry, President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

? 2:05 – 3:35 pm ? “Productivity Growth in the Industrial Revolution: A New Growth Accounting Perspective”
? Nick Crafts*, London School of Economics
? Discussant: Brad DeLong, University of California, Berkeley

 

? 3:35 – 4:00 pm ? Break

 

? 4:00 – 5:30 pm ? “The Transition to a New Economy After the Second Industrial Revolution”
? Andy Atkeson*, UCLA
Pat Kehoe, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
? Discussant: John Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 

? 5:45 – 7:15 pm ? Reception

 

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? 8:30 – 9:00 am ? Continental Breakfast

 

? 9:00 – 10:30 am ? “The Baby Boom and Baby Bust: Some Macroeconomics for Population Economics”
? Jeremy Greenwood*, University of Rochester
Ananth Seshadri, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Guillaume Vandenbroucke, University of Rochester
? Discussant: Matthias Doepke, UCLA, Written Comments (PDF – 346KB)

 

? 10:30 – 11:00 am ? Break

 

? 11:00 – 12:30 pm ? “Vintage Capital as an Origin of Inequalities”
? Andreas Hornstein, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Per Krusell, University of Rochester
Giovanni Violante*, New York University
? Discussant: Chad Jones, University of California, Berkeley

 

? 12:30 – 2:00 pm ? Lunch

 

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? 2:00 – 3:30 pm ? “Human Capital and Technology Diffusion”
(revised November 12, 2002)
? Jess Benhabib*, New York University
Mark Spiegel, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
? Discussant: Rody Manuelli, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

? 3:30 – 4:00 pm ? Break

 

? 4:00 – 5:30 pm ? “Importing Technology”
? Francesco Caselli, Harvard University
Daniel Wilson*, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
? Discussant: Robert Feenstra, University of California, Davis
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