Online Panel

Industrial, Innovation, and Environmental Policies

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
4:30-6:00 PM, U.S. Eastern Time

Moderated by Dani Rodrik, Harvard University


  • Daron Acemoglu, MIT
  • Gordon Hanson, Harvard University
  • Mar Reguant, Northwestern University
  • John Van Reenen, MIT

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Online Panel

What Economics Misses About American Racial Inequality: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Monday, July 13th
4:30 – 5:30 PM ET

Economics has not been immune to the ongoing and long overdue reckoning with American racial injustice. Many students and scholars think the conceptual approaches of economics and empirical practices implicitly marginalize or discount Black and Latinx perspectives. We are organizing this panel of scholars working in econ-adjacent areas to hear their thoughts on what they think economics could learn from other disciplines.

Sandy Darity, Duke University, moderator


  • Daina Ramey Berry (UT Austin, History)
  • Arjumand Siddiqi  (UToronto, public health)
  • Eduardo Bonilla-Silva (Duke, Sociology).
  • Mario Small (Harvard, Sociology)

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Inaugural Conference

This conference has been postponed. Stay tuned for dates and details.

Day 1

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

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