Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy

Semi-annual Conference


Editors:    Bennett McCallum

                 Charles I. Plosser



Upcoming Conference


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April 19-20, 2002

Simon School, University of Rochester

Rochester, NY




Carnegie-Rochester Conference Schedule
"Economic Growth and the Role of Institutions"

April 19-20, 2002 (Tentative Schedule)

Thursday, April 18


8:00 pm-11:00 pm      Welcome Reception, Hyatt Regency - refer to hotel monitor


Friday, April 19


       8:00 am                Bus transportation to campus


 8:15-8:45 am              Packet Retrieval and Breakfast


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION I - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Charles Plosser         

 8:45-10:00 am            “Tropics, Germs, and Crops:  How Endowments Influence Economic Development”

                                    by William Easterly and Ross Levine

                                    Discussant:  Stanley Engerman


10:00-10:15 am           Break


10:15-11:30 am           “Institutional Causes, Macroeconomic Symptoms”

                                    by Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James Robinson and Yunyong Thaicharoen

                                    Discussant: Alessandra Fogli


11:30-11:45 am           Break  


11:45 am-1:00 pm       “Blueprint for an International Lender of Last Resort” by Adam Lerrick and Allan Meltzer

                                    Discussant: Alan Stockman


1:00-2:00 pm              Luncheon – Schlegel Hall Rotunda


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION II - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Bennett McCallum

 2:00-3:15 pm             “The Injustice of Inequality” by Edward L. Glaeser, Andrei Shleifer and Jose Scheinkman

                                    Discussant: Raquel Fernandez


3:15-3:30 pm              Break


3:30-4:45 pm              “Institutions, Trade, and Growth” by David Dollar and Aart Kraay

Discussant:  Lant Pritchett


        4:45 pm               Bus Transportation back to the Hyatt Regency


        6:30 pm               Bus departs Hyatt Regency for transportation to the Country Club of Rochester


        6:45 pm               Cocktails, Country Club of Rochester


        7:30 pm               Dinner, Country Club of Rochester


        9:30 pm               Transportation back to the Hyatt Regency         


Saturday, April 20


          8:00 am             Bus transportation to campus


    8:15-8:45 am           Breakfast


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION III - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Thomas Cooley

  8:45-10:00 am           “People’s Opium? The Economic Effect of Religion” by Luigi Guiso, Paola Sapienza and Luigi Zingales

                                    Discussant:  Louise Keely


10:00-10:15 am           Break


10:15-11:30 am           “Social Capital and Growth” by Bryan R. Routledge and Joachim von Amsberg

                                    Discussant:  Edward Miguel


      11:30 am               Lunch available in Schlegel Hall Rotunda.


12:15 pm               Bus transportation to airport and to Hyatt Regency.


Transportation will also be available for earlier or later flights if needed.