Inaugural Conference

Benjamin Kuehn

Hosted by the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Organized by Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton), Atif Mian (Princeton), Suresh Naidu (Columbia), Dani Rodrik (Harvard), Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard), and Gabriel Zucman (Berkeley)*

Draft Schedule

March 30

8:00-8:30Coffee and registration
8:30-8:45Welcome and opening remarks

Policy Panels 1

8:45-9:45Energy Transition: What does new research teach us?
Mar Reguant (Northwestern), Joe Shapiro (Berkeley), Stefanie Stantcheva (Harvard)
9:45-10:45Health Policy: Diagnosing the ills of the U.S. health care system
Marcella Alsan (Harvard), Zach Cooper (Yale), Ilyana Kuziemko (Princeton)
10:45-11:00Coffee Break
11:00-12:00Taxing Capital in a Globalized World: What comes next?
Kimberly Clausing (UCLA), Juliana Londoño-Vélez (UCLA), Zachary Liscow (OMB and Yale Law School), Gabriel Zucman (Berkeley)
12:00-1:00Industrial Policy: Has the resurgence in industrial policy put us on the right track, or is it leading us astray?
Pierre Azoulay (MIT), Erica Fuchs (CMU), Dani Rodrik (Harvard), Chuck Sabel (Columbia)
1:00-2:00Lunch (on your own)
Policy Panels 2
2:00-3:00Access to and Financing of Higher Education: How to democratize access to higher education?
Jesse Rothstein (Berkeley), David Deming (Harvard), Sue Dynarski (Harvard)
3:00-3:15Coffee Break
Economics Panels 1
3:15-4:15Labor Market and Wage Dynamics After Covid
Anna Stansbury (Sloan), Sydnee Caldwell (Berkeley), Simon Jager (IZA)
4:15-5:15Market Structure and Industrial Organization: Do we need a new antitrust standard?
Steve Berry (Yale), Ioana Marinescu (UPenn), Tommaso Valletti (ICL)

March 31

Economics Panels 2

8:30-9:00Coffee and registration
9:00-10:00Innovation, Business Dynamism and Growth: What policies can foster innovation and creativity in the 21st century?
Ufuk Akcigit (Chicago), Barbara Biasi (Yale), Petra Moser (NYU)
10:00-11:00Inflation and Macro-Stability: Do we need a new framework?
Atif Mian (Princeton), Anat Admati (Stanford), Gauti Eggertson (Brown), Wendy Carlin (UCL)
11:00-11:15Coffee Break
11:15-12:15Globalization with Nuance: Hyper-globalization is dead. What will replace it?
Jayati Ghosh (UMass), Henry Farrell (Johns Hopkins), and Michael Clemens (CGD), moderated by Dani Rodrik (Harvard)
12:15-1:30Lunch (on your own)
1:30-2:30The Composition of the Economics Discipline: Who becomes an economist, and is it a good thing?
Zachary Bleemer (Yale), Anna Stansbury (Sloan)
2:30-2:45Coffee Break

Blue-sky Panels

2:45-3:45Does Philanthropy Have a Role in the Evolution of Academic Economics?
William Janeway (Cambridge, Princeton, and Warburg Pincus), Brian
Kettenring (Hewlett), Shayna Strom (Equitable Growth)
3:45-4:45Evidence and Institutional Redesign
Eva Vivalt (U Toronto), Max Kasy (Harvard), Arin Dube (UMass Amherst)
4:45-5:30Closing discussion and next steps

[*] We thank the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation for financial support for the conference.

The Stone Program in Wealth Distribution, Inequality and Social Policy and the Reimagining the Economy project at the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy are conference co-sponsors.