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Housing, Household Debt, and the Macroeconomy Conference

This is a conference focused on housing, household debt, and macroeconomics. It is held every year in Chicago, rotating between Northwestern, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the University of Chicago. The 2019 conference was hosted by the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago.


Friday, September 20, 2019
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast and Registration
9:00 am - 9:40 am
Top Wealth in the United States: New Estimates and Implications for Taxing the Rich
Eric Zwick, UChicago Booth School of Business and NBER (Presenter)
Matthew Smith, US Treasury Department
Owen Zidar, Princeton University and NBER
9:40 am - 10:20 am
Credit Cycles with Market-Based Household Leverage
William Diamond, The Wharton School (Presenter)
Tim Landvoigt, The Wharton School and NBER
10:20 am - 10:50 am
10:50 am - 11:30 am
Reducing Barriers to Enrollment in Federal Student Loan Repayment Plans: Evidence from the Navient Field Experiment
Holger Mueller, NYU Stern School of Business, NBER, CEPR and ECGI (Presenter)
Constantine Yannelis, UChicago Booth School of Business
11:30 am - 12:10 pm
Passing the Buck: Liquidity, Student Loans, and Who Pays for College
Gene Amromin, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Presenter)
Janice Eberly, Northwestern University
John Mondragon, Northwestern University
12:10 pm - 1:10 pm
1:10 pm - 1:50 pm
Trickle-Down Housing Economics
Charles Nathanson, Northwestern University (Presenter)
1:50 pm - 2:30 pm
Search Frictions and Idiosyncratic Price Dispersion in the US Housing Market
Anthony Zhang, UChicago Booth School of Business (Presenter)
Nadia Kotova, Stanford Graduate School of Business
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Housing Consumption and Investment: Evidence from Shared Equity Mortgages
Matteo Benetton, University of California, Berkeley (Presenter)
Philippe Bracke, Financial Conduct Authority
Joao F. Cocco, London Business School
Nicola Garbarino, Bank of England
3:40 pm - 4:20 pm
Why Do Borrowers Default on Mortgages? A New Test Using High Frequency Data
Peter Ganong, The University of Chicago Harris School (Presenter)
Pascal Noel, UChicago Booth School of Business
4:30 pm
Conference Adjourns