LAEF Program

SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER

LABORATORY FOR AGGREGATE ECONOMICS AND FINANCE (LAEF)

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA

9:30 – 10:00: Coffee and assorted savoury snacks


10:00 – 10:15 Introduction: Peter Rupert UCSB and LAEF


10:15 – 11:15 ''Taxing Atlas:Executive Compensation, Firm Size and Their Impact on Optimal Top Income Tax Rates''


Presenter: Antonio Andrés Bellofatto (University of Queensland)

Coauthors: Laurence Ales (Tepper School of Business, Carnegie Mellon University),  and Jessie Jiaxu Wang (W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University)


11:15– 12:15 ''The Hartz Reforms, the German Miracle, and the Reallocation Puzzle''


Presenter: Anja Bauer (Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) of the German Federal Employment Agency (BA))

Coauthor: Ian King (University of Queensland and Theo and Friedl Schoeller Research Center at the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg)


12:30-1:45 Lunch buffet at the Crowne Plaza Bluesalt Restaurant&Bar


1:45-2:45 ''Corporate Finance and Monetary Policy''

Presenter:  Cathy Zhang (Purdue University)

Coauthors: Guillaume Rocheteau (University of California, Irvine) and Randall Wright (University of Wisconsin, Madison; FRB Chicago and FRB Minneapolis)

2:45-3:45 ''Unemployment and the labor share''

Presenter: Sephorah Mangin (Monash University)


3:45-4:00 Break


4:00-5:00  ''The Price Distribution and Technological Shocks in Markets withEndogenous Search Intensity''


Presenter: Aristotelis Boukouras (University of Leicester, UK)

Coauthor: Yu Zhu (University of Leicester, UK, and Bank of Canada)

5:00-5:15 Closing remarks


    5:15 Adjourn, Drinks and Dinner on your own.
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