CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2019 - papers

CEPR Public Economics Annual Symposium 2019 "Public Finance: Macro Insights"

Hosted by: Department of Economics, University of Zurich, Schönberggasse 1, 8001 Zurich


Thursday, June 20

Consumer Bankruptcy as Aggregate Demand ManagementAdrien Auclert (Stanford University and CEPR) and Kurt Mitman (IIES Stockholm and CEPR)

Using Elasticities to Derive Optimal Bankruptcy Exemptions, Eduardo Davila (Yale University) (paper) (presentation)

Home Sweet Home? Job Search with Commuting and Unemployment Insurance, Rafael Lalive (University of Lausanne and CEPR), Elisa Guglielminetti (Bank of Italy) Philippe Ruh (University of Zurich) and Etienne Wasmer (NYUAD, LIEPP, Sciences Po and CEPR)

Trickle-down housing economics, Charles Nathanson (Northwestern University) (paper) (presentation)

Optimal Taxation with Market Size Effects, Xavier Jaravel (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Alan Olivi (MIT)

Taxes and Turnout, Nicolas Werquin (Toulouse School of Economics), Felix Bierbrauer (University of Cologne) and Aleh Tsyvinski (Yale University) (presentation)

Keynote talk: Robots, Trade and Luddism: A Sufficient Statistic Approach to Optimal, Technology Regulation, Iván Werning (MIT) (paper)

Friday, June 21

The Indirect Fiscal Effects of Immigration, Dominik Sachs (LMU Munich and CEPR)

Bailing out the Kids: New Evidence on Intra-family Insurance from 1 Billion Bank Transfers, Niels Johannesen (University of Copenhagen and CEPR), Asger Andersen and Adam Sheridan (University of Copenhagen) (presentation)

Redistribution, Risk Premia, and the Macroeconomy, Rohan Kekre (University of Chicago) and Moritz Lenel, (Princeton University)

A New Measure of the Unemployment Gap, Pascal Michaillat (Brown University and CEPR) and Emmanuel Saez (UC Berkeley) (presentation)

Optimal Progressivity with Age-Dependent Taxation, Kjetil Storesletten (University of Oslo), Jonathan Heathcote (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Gianluca Violante (Princeton University), 

Inequality, Redistribution, and Optimal Trade Policy: A Public Finance Approach, Ali Shourideh (Carnegie Mellon University) and Roozbeh Hosseini (University of Georgia)

Reference Dependence in Retirement Behavior: Evidence from German Pension Discontinuities, Arthur Seibold (University of Mannheim)

Optimal Defaults with Normative Ambiguity, Daniel Reck (London School of Economics and CEPR) and Jacob Goldin (Stanford University) (paper) (presentation)