11th Annual CHCS Employment Conference - Work in the Time of COVID - Oct. 30–Dec. 11, 2020
- Past annual employment conferences
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.
Richard Rogerson, Princeton University
Robert Shimer, University of Chicago
Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|Friday, October 30|
|"Searching, Recalls, and Tightness: An Interim Report on the COVID Labor Market"
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 Crisis"
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 Time"
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 Closures"
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-19"
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 Recession"
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 Preliminary"
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 Network"
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
"Information Frictions and Access to the Paycheck Protection Program"
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" [Data ]
Presenter: Robert W. Fairlie, University of California, Santa Cruz
Discussant: Eric Zwick, University of Chicago