34th Annual Congress of the European Economic Association
72nd European Meeting of the Econometric Society

The scientific programme will be released on June 20.




European Economic Association


TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 10:45 to 12:45

Aspirations, Skills, and Policies: Women’s Success in the Labour Market
Organiser and Chair: Nicola Fuchs-Schundeln (Goethe University Frankfurt)
Speakers: Matias Cortes (York University) The “End of Men” and Rise of Women in the High-Skilled Labor Market; Ghazala Azmat (Sciences Po) Gender Promotion Gaps: Career Aspirations and Early Workplace Experiences; Andrea Weber (CEU) Female Leadership and Gender Gap within Firms: Evidence from an Italian Board Reform

Capital Income and Taxes
Organiser: Rachel Griffith
Speakers: Jan De Loecker, Jan Eeckout and Simon Mongey Quantifying the Effect of Market Power: An Oligopolistic Framework for Firm Dynamics; Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, Owen Zidar and Eric Zwick Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century; Helen Miller, Thomas Pope and Kate Smith Intertemporal Income Shifting and Taxing Owners of Closely Held Businesses


Heterogeneity in Macroeconomics
Organiser: Ben Moll
Speakers: Ralph Lütticke Shocks and Frictions in Business Cycles with Heterogeneous Agents; Christina Patterson The Matching Multiplier and the Amplification of Recessions; Benjamin Moll Saving Behavior Across the Wealth Distribution


Social Interactions in Political Economy
Organiser: Noam Yuchtman
Speakers: Maria Petrova (UPF and the New Economic School) Homophily and the Formation of Online Social Networks; Andrea Tesei (QMUL) Technology Adoption and Access to Credit via Mobile Phones; Chris Roth (Institute on Behavior and Inequality -briq, Bonn) What Motivates Protesters? Evidence from Right Wing Protests and Counterprotests


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 10:45 to 12:45

Competition and Concentration
Organiser: Thomas Philippon (NYU)
Speakers: Chiara Criscuolo (OECD) Frontier Firms, Technology Diffusion and Public Policy; Tommaso Valletti (Imperial) Competition and Market Concentration in Europe; German Gutierrez (NYU) How EU Markets Became More Competitive Than US Markets: A Study of Institutional Drift


Gender and Development
Organiser and Chair: Alessandra Voena
Speakers: Tom Vogl (University Texas at Austin) Intergenerational Associations and the Fertility Transition; Orazio Attanasio (UCL and IFS) Conditional Cash Transfers and Barganing Power: Measuring Directly the Impact of Transfers on Female Positions in the Marriage; Roberta Ziparo  (University Aix-Marseille) Maternal Mortality and the Gender Gap in the Demand for Children in Zambia


Surveys of Expectations and Their Use
Organiser: Yuriy Gorodnichencko (UC Berkeley)
Speakers: Yuriy Gorodnichenko (UC Berkeley) Inflation Expectations and Firm Decisions: New Causal Evidence (with Olivier Coibion and Tiziano Ropele); Francesco D’Acunto (Boston College), Daniel Hoang (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology), Maritta Paloviita (Bank of Finland), and Michael Weber (University of Chicago) Human Frictions to the Transmission of Economic Policy; Ulrike Malmendier (UC Berkeley) Salient Price Changes, Inflation Expectations, and Household Behavior (with Francesco D'Acunto, Juan Ospina and Michael Weber)


Technological Innovation and Cities
Organiser: David Weinstein (Columbia University)
Speakers: Daniel Sturm (LSE) The Making of the Modern Metropolis: Evidence from London (with Stephan Heblich and Steve Redding); Lin Tian (INSEAD) Division of Labor and Productivity Advantage of Cities: Theory and Evidence from Brazil; David Weinstein (Columbia) The Impact of E-Commerce on Urban Prices and Welfare (with Yoon Jo and Misaki Matsumura)




Econometric Society

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28, 10:45 to 12:45

Decisions in Markets and Organizations
Botond Koszegi (CEU):
Marco Ottaviani (Bocconi): Proportional Allocation across Fields, Demand Relativity, and Benchmarking

Experimental Economics
Johannes Abeler (Oxford): Preferences for Truth-Telling
Yan Chen (Michigan): The Gig Economy and Productivity: Field Experiments at a Ride-Sharing Platform

Micro and Macro Forecasting
Giorgio Primiceri (Northwestern): Economic Predictions with Big Data: The Illusion of Sparsity
Frank Schorfheide (Penn): Panel Data Forecasting


THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 10:45 to 12:45

Advances in Empirical Analysis of Organizations
Oriana Bandeira (LSE): Incentives and the Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats
Adam Szeidl (CEU): Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs

Decision making within Organisations / Political Economy
Navin Kartik (Columbia): Delegation in Veto Bargaining
Benny Moldovanu (Bonn): Voting in Parliaments : Conscience or Strategy?

New Methods for Sensitivity Analysis
Stephane Bonhomme (Chicago): Minimizing Sensitivity to Model Misspecification
Michal Kolesar (Princeton): Sensitivity Analysis using Approximate Moment Condition Models

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