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