Banner for the 10th Annual Employment Conference

The Atlanta Fed's Center for Human Capital Studies will host its tenth annual employment conference on October 17 and 18 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

The conference hotel is the Hyatt Centric Midtown Atlanta. Please register by September 18 to receive the conference rate. 

If you have any questions, contact Lisa Piggott or Melinda Pitts.


Thursday, October 17
11:30 a.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. Welcome
Paula Tkac, Senior Vice President, Associate Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Session 1
Moderator: Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
12:45 "Productivity Dispersion, Between-Firm Competition, and the Labor ShareOff-site link
Presenter: Émilien Gouin-Bonenfant, Columbia University
Discussant: Isaac Sorkin, Stanford University
1:45 "Granular Search, Market Structure, and WagesOff-site link
Presenter: Gregor Jarosch, Princeton University
Coauthors: Jan Sebastian Nimczik and Isaac Sorkin
Discussant: Ilse Lindenlaub, Yale University
2:45 Break
3:15 "Labor Market PowerAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Simon Mongey, University of Chicago
Coauthors: David W. Berger and Kyle F. Herkenhoff
Discussant: Jan Eeckhout, University College London and University Pompeu Fabra
4:15 "The Wages of NonemploymentAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Ryan Michaels, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Coauthors: Michael Elsby, Matthew Shapiro, and Daved Ratner
Discussant: Erik Hurst, University of Chicago
5:15 Break
5:30 "The Great Micro Moderation"
Presenter: Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford University
Coauthors: N. Bloom, F. Guvenen, J. Sabelhaus, S. Salgado, and J. Song
Discussant: Fabrizio Perri, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
6:30 Reception and dinner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Friday, October 18
8:00 a.m. Continental breakfast
  Session 2
Moderator: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
8:30 "Measuring Employer-to-Employer ReallocationOff-site link
Presenter: Shigeru Fujita, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia 
Coauthors: Guiseppe Moscarini and Fabien Postel-Vinay
Discussant: Henry R. Hyatt, U.S. Census Bureau
9:30 "Job-Finding and Job-Losing: A Comprehensive Model of Heterogeneous Individual Labor-Market DynamicsOff-site link
Presenter: Robert E. Hall, Stanford University
Coauthor: Marianna Kudlyak
Discussant: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
10:30 Break
11:00 "The Minimum Wage, EITC, and Criminal Recidivism" Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Amanda Y. Agan, Rutgers University
Coauthor: Michael D. Makowsky
Discussant: John Kennan, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Noon Closing remarks
12:15 p.m. Bag lunch
Conference Organizers:
Richard Rogerson,
Princeton University
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
Melinda Pitts,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta