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Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:30 a.m. Buffet lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome
Raphael Bostic, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Session 1
Moderator: Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
12:45 "Divergent Paths: A New Perspective on Earnings Differences between Black and White Men Since 1940 Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Patrick Bayer, Duke University
Coauthor: Kerwin Charles
Discussant: Lisa Kahn, Yale University
1:45 "The Effect of the Affordable Care Act on the Labor Supply, Savings, and
 Social Security of Older Americans
Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Eric French, University College London
Discussant: Karen Kopecky, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
2:45 Break
3:15 "Marriage, Labor Supply, and the Social Safety NetAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
Coauthors: Hamish Low, Costas Meghir, and Alessandra Voena
Discussant: Andreas Mueller, Columbia University
4:15 "Rent Sharing, Earnings Dynamics, and Transmission of Firm and Market Level Shocks"
Presenter: Magne Mogstad, University of Chicago
Discussant: John Kennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
5:15 Break
5:30 "Trading Down and the Business CycleAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Arlene Wong, Princeton University
Coauthors: Nir Jaimovich and Sergio Rebelo
Discussant: Erik Hurst, University of Chicago
6:45 Reception
7:15 Dinner
Friday, September 22, 2017
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
  Session 2
Moderator: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
8:30 "Skill Prices, Occupations, and Changes in the Wage Structure for Low Skilled MenAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Chris Taber, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Discussant: John Robertson, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
9:30 "High Wage Workers Work for High Wage Firms" Off-site link
Presenter: Katarina Borovickova, New York University
Coauthor: Robert Shimer
Discussant: John Abowd, U.S. Census Bureau [Presentation Adobe PDF file format]
10:30 Break
11:00 "Worker Mobility and the Diffusion of Knowledge"
Presenter: Kyle Herkenhoff, University of Minnesota
Coauthors: Jeremy Lise, Guido Menzio, and Gordon Phillips
Discussant: Thibaut Lamadon, University of Chicago
Noon "Multidimensional Skills, Sorting, and Human Capital Accumulation" Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Jeremy Lise, University of Minnesota
Coauthor: Fabien Postel-Vinay
Discussant: Rasmus Lentz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
1:00 p.m. Closing remarks
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago