University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Mini-Conference on

Quantitative Macro and Public Finance


Nov 6, 2015




317 David Kinley Hall

Thursday, Nov 5:

18:00-20:00:     Reception and Dinner

Friday, Nov 6:

08:30 – 09:45:  José Víctor Ríos Rull, University of Pennsylvania

                      “Financial Frictions, Asset Prices, and the GreatRecession”, with Zhen Huo.

                       Discussant: Grey Gordon, Indiana University

09:45 – 11:00:  Mark Huggett, Georgetown University

                      “Taxing Top Earners: AHuman Capital Perspective”, with Alejandro Badel.

                       Discussant: David Wiczer, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

11:00 – 11:15:  Break

11:15 – 12:30:  Zhigang Feng, University of Illinois

                      “How a Regressive Subsidy to Employment-based Health Insurance

                         Enhances Entrepreneurship andImproves Welfare”, with Anne Villamil

                       Discussant: Soojin Kim, Purdue University

12:30 – 14:00:  Lunch

14:00 – 15:15:  Makoto Nakajima, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

                      “Health-Care Reform or Labor Market Reform?

                       A Quantitative Analysis of the Affordable Care Act”, with Didem Tuzemen

                       Discussant: Kai Zhao, University of Connecticut

15:30:             Adjourn