Carnegie-Rochester Conference Series on Public Policy

Semi-annual Conference

Editors:    Bennett McCallum

                 Charles I. Plosser

Upcoming Conference

 

November 13-14, 2009

Tepper, Carnegie-Mellon University

 

 

 

Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy

“Fiscal Policy in an Era of Unprecedented Budget Deficits”

November 13-14, 2009

 

Thursday, November 12

 

8:00 p.m. Welcoming Reception –Holiday Inn Select, Oakland

 

Friday, November 13

 

8:15 a.m. Molly’s Trolleys from Holiday Inn Select to CMU/Tepper School – Posner Hall

 

8:30 a.m. Buffet Breakfast

 

9:00 a.m.Conference Session I: Tepper – Posner Hall – Room ___

Chairman: Bennett McCallum

 

· Authors: Charles Freedman, Michael Kumhof, and Douglas Laxton

Title: Fiscal Stimulus to the Rescue: On the Short-Run Benefits and Potential Long-Run Costs of Fiscal Deficits

Discussant: John B. Taylor

 

· Authors: Tommaso Monacelli, Roberto Perotti, and Antonella Trigari

Title: Fiscal Policy in an Era of Unprecedented Budget Deficits

Discussant: Monica Merz

 

12:00 p.m.Lunch –Grand Room – 3rd floor Posner Hall

 

1:30 p.m.Conference Session II: Tepper School – Posner Hall – Room ___

Chairman: Charles Plosser

 

· Authors: Roger Farmer

Title: Fiscal Policy Can Reduce Unemployment But there is a Better Alternative

Discussant: Richard Rogerson

 

· Authors: Marco Del Negro, Fabrizio Perri, and Fabiano Schivardi

Title: Tax Buyouts

Discussant: Chris Sleet

 

5:00 p.m. Molly’s Trolleys from Posner Hall to Holiday Inn Select

 

7:15 p.m. Molly’s Trolleys from Holiday Inn Select to The Pittsburgh Golf Club

 

7:30 p.m. Dinner at The Pittsburgh Golf Club

 

Saturday, November 14

 

8:00 a.m. Molly’s Trolleys from Holiday Inn Select to CMU/Tepper School - Posner Hall

 

8:15 a.m. Buffet Breakfast.

 

8:45 a.m.Conference Session III: Tepper School - Posner Hall - Room ___

Chairman: Marvin Goodfriend

 

· Authors: Steven Durlauf, James Nason, and Tao Zha

Title: What are Credible Estimates of Fiscal Multipliers?

Discussant: Harald Uhlig

 

· Authors: Troy Davig, Eric Leeper, and Todd Walker

Title: "Unfunded Liabilities" and Uncertain Fiscal Financing

Discussant: Kent Smetters

 

11:45 p.m.ADJOURN

 

12:00 p.m.Box Lunches will be available.