Inaugural Conference

March 26-27, 2020
Malcom Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Day 1: March 26

8:30-8:45 Welcome and opening remarks
David Deming (Harvard), Suresh Naidu (Columbia), Dani Rodrik (Harvard)

Policy Panels 1

8:45-9:45 Environmental Policy
Reed Walker (chair, Berkeley), Linus Mattauch (Oxford), Mar Reguant (Northwestern), Joe Shapiro (Berkeley)
9:45-10:45 Health Policy
Ilyana Kuziemko (chair, Princeton), Anne Case (Princeton), Zack Cooper (Yale)
10:45-11:00 Coffee Break
11:00-12:00 Tax Policy
Stefanie Stantcheva (chair, Harvard), Lucas Chancel (PSE), Greg Leiserson (WCEG), Juliana Londono-Velez (UCLA)
12:00-1:00 Industrial Policy
Dani Rodrik (chair, Harvard), Pierre Azoulay (MIT), Fred Block (UC-Davis), Chuck Sabel (Columbia)
1:00-2:00 Lunch

Policy Panels 2

2:00-3:00 Education Policy and Child Development
David Deming (chair, Harvard), Sandra Black (Columbia), Peter Blair (Harvard)
3:00-3:15 Coffee Break

Economics Panels 1

3:15-4:15 Redesigning the Labor Market
Jesse Rothstein (chair, Berkeley), Sharon Block (Harvard), Ellora Derenoncourt (Princeton), Simon Jager (MIT), Benjamin Sachs (Harvard)
4:15-5:15 Market Structure and Industrial Organization
Fiona Scott Morton (chair, Yale), Steve Berrry (Yale), Leemore Dafny (Harvard), Joshua Gans (Toronto)

 

Day 2: March 27

Economics Panels 2

8:00-9:00 Innovation, Business Dynamism and Growth
Ufuk Akcigit (chair, Chicago), John Haltiwanger (Maryland), Anton Korinek (Virginia)
9:00-10:00 Macroeconomics and Finance
Atif Mian (chair, Princeton), Anat Admati (Stanford), Gauti Eggertsson (Brown), Ludwig Straub (Harvard
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break

Joint Panel with CASBS (Stanford) Group on Moral Political Economy

10:15-11:15 Market, State, and Technology
Margaret Levi (chair, CASBS), Jenna Bednar (Michigan), Henry Farrell (GWU), Marion Fourcade (Berkeley), William Janeway (Cambridge, Princeton, and Warburg Pincus)

Joint Panel with Law and Political Economy Group

11:15-12:15 New Channels Between Legal Scholarship and Economics
Amy Kapczynski (chair, Yale), Yochai Benkler (Harvard), Zach Liscow (Yale), Katharina Pistor (Columbia)
12:15-1:15 Lunch

Blue Sky Panels

1:15-2:15 Global Migration and the Welfare State
A discussion between Michael Clemens (CGD) and Paul Collier (Oxford)
Moderated by Dani Rodrik (Harvard)
2:15-3:15 Evidence and Institutional Redesign
Suresh Naidu (chair, Columbia), Rediet Abebe (Harvard), Arin Dube (UMass), Max Kasy (Harvard)
3:15-4:15 Closing discussion and next steps