Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy

Semi-annual Conference


Editors:    Bennett McCallum

                 Charles I. Plosser



Upcoming Conference


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April 25-26, 2003

Simon School, University of Rochester

Rochester, NY




Carnegie-Rochester Conference Schedule
"Innovation and Technology Adoption"

April 25-26, 2003

Thursday, April 24


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


Friday, April 25


       8:30 am                Bus transportation to campus


 8:45-9:15 am              Packet Retrieval and Breakfast


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION I - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Charles Plosser         

 9:15-10:30 am            “Cross-Country Technological Adoption:  Making the Theories Face the Facts”

by Diego Comin and Bart Hobijn

                                    Discussant:  John Coleman


10:30-10:45 am           Break


10:45-12:00 pm          “Aggregate Returns to Scale and Embodied Technical Change:  Theory and Measurement Using Stock Market Data”

by John Laitner and Dimitriy Stolyarov

                                    Discussant: Peter Rousseau


     12:00 pm               Luncheon – Schlegel Hall Rotunda


                                    CONFERENCE SESSION II - SCHLEGEL 207


     Chairman:              Bennett McCallum

 1:30-2:45 pm             “Importing Technology”

                                    by Francesco Caselli and Daniel Wilson

                                    Discussant: Sam Kortum


2:45-3:00 pm              Break


 3:00-4:15 pm             “US-Europe Differences in Technology Adoption and Growth:  The Role of Education and Other Policies”

                                    by Dirk Krueger and Krishna Kumar

Discussant:  B. Ravikumar


        4:30 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 26



          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           “Rent-Seeking and Innovation”

by Michele Boldrin and David Levine

                                    Discussant: Hugo Hopenhayn


10:00-10:15 am           Break


10:15-11:30 am           “Strategic Innovation and Technology Adoption in an Evolving Industry”

by Darren Filson and Richard Gretz

                                    Discussant:  Matthew Mitchell


      11:30 am               Lunch available in Schlegel Hall Rotunda.


12:15 pm               Bus transportation to airport.


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






ADVISORY COMMITTEE: Bennett McCallum and Charles Plosser, Co-chairs:  Andrew Abel, Thomas Cooley,
                                                Marvin Goodfriend, Valerie Ramey, Sergio Rebelo and Stanley Zin