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Women in Macroeconomics Conference 2024

Program Chairs:

Laura Castillo-Martinez, Duke University
Paulina Restrepo-Echavarria, St. Louis Fed


The 6th annual Women in Macroeconomics Conference brought together influential economists from around the world working in the field of macroeconomics. The conference gathered macroeconomists working in macro, broadly defined, including but not limited to growth, business cycles, macro theory, macro finance, international economics, macro labor, and macro development. It also provided participants an opportunity to strengthen their research and build their network.

This event took place on May 30-31, 2024, at the University of Chicago’s Gleacher Center and included a series of presentations on papers at the frontier of macroeconomics.

Joining the Women in Macroeconomics Conference 2024 as the Keynote speaker was Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College. 

Amanda Bayer is Franklin and Betty Barr Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at Swarthmore College, where she teaches courses in advanced microeconomic theory, game theory, and race, ethnicity and gender in economics, as well as in microeconomic and macroeconomic principles. She is also a Visiting Senior Adviser at the Board of Governors, where she has served since 2015. She holds a B.A. in economics and psychology from Williams College and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. in economics from Yale University.

Professor Bayer’s scholarship explores diversity, inclusion, and innovation in economic education and research. Examples include

Professor Bayer is a member of the AEA Executive Committee and chairs the AEA’s Advisory Committee on Editorial Appointments. She previously served as a longtime member of the AEA’s Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Professional Conduct and the Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession.

She is the lead author of the AEA’s Best Practices for Economists: Building a More Diverse, Inclusive, and Productive Profession, co-author of the AEA Professional Climate Survey, and the creator and editor of Diversifying Economic Quality.

Agenda

Thursday, May 30, 2024
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast

408 Foyer

9:00 am - 10:00 am
World Financial Cycles

Yan Bai, University of Rochester (Presenter)

Cesar Sosar-Padilla, University of Notre Dame (Discussant)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Collateral Heterogeneity and Monetary Policy Transmission: Evidence from Loans to SMEs and Large Firms

Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan, University of Maryland (Presenter)

Juliana Salomao, University of Minnesota (Discussant)

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Wage Setting Protocols and Labor Market Conditions: Theory and Evidence

Brenda Samaniego de la Parra, University of California, Santa Cruz (Presenter)

Katarina Borovickova, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Discussant)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch and Keynote Lecture

Amanda Bayer, Swarthmore College

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Persistence of Inequality after Apartheid: Assessing the Role of Geography and Skills

Kristina Manysheva, University of Columbia (Presenter)

Victoria Gregory, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis (Discussant)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Data and Markups: A Macro-Finance Perspective

Laura Veldkamp, University of Columbia (Presenter)

Maryam Farboodi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Discussant)

5:00 pm
Conference Adjourns
6:30 pm
Shuttle departs from Loews Chicago to Burnham Harbor for Conference Dinner and Boat Cruise
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Conference Dinner and Boat Cruise
Friday, May 31, 2024
8:30 am - 9:00 am
Breakfast

408 Foyer

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Building Credit Histories

Natalia Kovrijnykh, Arizona State University (Presenter)

Lukazs Drozd, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia (Discussant)

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Specialized Lending When Big Data Hardens Soft Information

Cecilia Parlatore, New York University (Presenter)

Zhe Wang, Pennsylvania State University (Discussant)

11:00 am - 11:30 am
Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Why Are Returns to Private Business Wealth So Dispersed

Corina Boar, New York University (Presenter)

Carolina Villegas-Sanchez, ESADE Business School (Discussant)

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Capital Embodied Structural Change

Julieta Caunedo, Cornell University (Presenter)

Huiyu Li, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco (Discussant)

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Heterogeneous Downward Nominal Wage Rigidity: Foundations of a Nonlinear Phillips Curve

Stephanie Schmitt-Grohe, Columbia University (Presenter)

Cristina Manea, Bank for International Settlements (Discussant)

5:00 pm
Conference Concludes