11th Annual Employment Conference: Work in the Time of COVID banner image

The Atlanta Fed's Employment Conference will be virtual this year. Beginning October 30, five sessions with two papers a session will take place on Fridays, from 2 to 4:15 p.m. (ET). Please note that each session requires a separate registration. Registration links are below. Please contact Lisa Piggott for more information.

Conference Organizers:
Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
Melinda Pitts,
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Virtual Agenda

Friday, October 30
"Searching, Recalls, and Tightness: An Interim Report on the COVID Labor MarketAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Lisa B. Kahn, University of Rochester
Coauthors: Eliza Forsythe, Fabian Lange, and David G. Wiczer
Discussant: Jason Faberman, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

"Measuring the Labor Market at the Onset of the COVID-19 CrisisOff-site link
Presenter: Alexander W. Bartik, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Coauthors: Marianne Bertrand, Feng Lin, Jesse Rothstein, and Matt Unrath
Discussant: John Grigsby, Northwestern University

Friday, November 6
"Inequality in Household Adaptation to Schooling Shocks: COVID-Induced Online Learning Engagement in Real TimeAdobe PDF file format
Presenter: Joshua Goodman, Boston University
Coauthors: Andrew Bacher-Hicks and Christine Mulhern
Discussant: Julie L. Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"The Long-Term Distributional and Welfare Effects of COVID-19 School ClosuresOff-site link
Presenter: Nicola Fuchs-Schündeln, Goethe University Frankfurt
Coauthors: Dirk Krueger, Alexander Ludwig, and Irina Popova
Discussant: Todd Schoellman, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Friday, November 20
"The Social Safety Net in the Wake of COVID-19Adobe PDF file format
Presenter: Hilary W. Hoynes, University of California at Berkeley
Coauthors: Marianne Bitler and Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach
Discussant: David Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"This Time It's Different: The Role of Women's Employment in a Pandemic RecessionOff-site link
Presenter: Michèle Tertilt, University of Mannheim
Coauthors: Titan Alon, Matthias Doepke, and Jane Olmstead-Rumsey
Discussant: Alessandra Fogli, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Friday, December 4
"Behavior and the Transmission of COVID-19 Very PreliminaryOff-site link
Presenter: Andy Atkeson, University of California, Los Angeles
Coauthors: Karen Kopecky and Tao Zha
Discussant: Flavio Toxvaerd, University of Cambridge

"Optimal Lockdown in a Commuting NetworkOff-site link
Presenter: Pablo Fajgelbaum, Princeton University
Coauthors: Amit Khandelwal, Wookun Kim, Cristiano Mantovani, and Edouard Schaal
Discussant: Fabrizio Perri, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

(This session was organized by Karen Kopecky, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.)
Friday, December 11 Session 5 Registration Off-site link
"Information Frictions and Access to the Paycheck Protection ProgramOff-site link
Presenter: Christopher Neilson, Princeton University
Coauthors: John Eric Humphries and Gabriel Ulyssea
Discussant: David Cho, Federal Reserve Board

"The Impact of COVID-19 on Small Business Owners: Evidence from the First Three Months after Widespread Social-Distancing Restrictions"Off-site link [Data Off-site link]
Presenter: Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz
Discussant: Eric Zwick, University of Chicago