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The Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and the Becker Friedman Institute at the University of Chicago invite you to join us for a conference and memorial in honor of our friend and colleague Robert E. Lucas, Jr., who passed away on May 15, 2023. The conference will start on the morning of May 24, 2024, and continue through the morning of May 25. The memorial will be held in the afternoon of May 25. Details of the event will be sent closer to the date.

Attendance to this event is by invitation only. If you would like to attend or have any questions, please contact bfi-events@uchicago.edu.

Memorial Webpage


HOTEL INFORMATION

The Becker Friedman Institute has reserved a room block for general attendees for this conference at The Study Hotel at the University of Chicago from May 23-26, 2024. To receive the group rate (starting at $209), please book using the options below by May 9, 2024.

Reservations online: Book Here | Reservations by call in: 773-643-1600 | Reservations by e-mail: reservations.chicago@studyhotels.com

When calling or e-mailing, please reference the group name: Bob Lucas Memorial Attendees Room Block


All times are in CST. The format of this program will be 45 minutes for paper presentations and 15 minutes for discussion.

Agenda

Friday, May 24, 2024
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Coffee and Welcome

University Prefunction

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Putting the 'Finance' into 'Public Finance': A Theory of Capital Gains Taxation

Benjamin Moll, London School of Economics and Political Science (Presenter)

Iván Werning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Discussant)

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Building Credit Histories

Natalia Kovrijnykh, Arizona State University (Presenter)
Christopher Phelan, University of Minnesota (Discussant)

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Global Knowledge and Trade Flows: Theory and Measurement

Natalia Ramondo, Boston University (Presenter)
Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University (Discussant)

11:45 am - 1:30 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch Presentation

Thomas Sargent, New York University

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch Presentation

Fernando Alvarez, University of Chicago

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Couples Taxation

Mikhail Golosov, University of Chicago (Presenter)
Mariacristina De Nardi, University of Minnesota (Discussant)

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Break
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm
Stable Transformation Paths

Francisco Buera, Washington University, St. Louis (Presenter)
John Coleman, Duke University (Discussant)

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Break
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Reconciling Macroeconomics and Finance 1929 to the Present

Andrew Atkeson, University of California, Los Angeles (Presenter)

Matthias Doepke, London School of Economics and Political Science (Discussant)

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cocktail Reception

City View Prefunction

6:00 pm
Dinner

Location: City View Room

Speakers:

Varadarajan V. Chari, University of Minnesota

Patrick Kehoe, Stanford University

Neil Wallace, Pennsylvania State University

Warren Weber, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

Saturday, May 25, 2024
8:00 am - 8:30 am
Coffee and Welcome

University Prefunction

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Banks in Space

Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, University of Chicago (Presenter)
Vasco Carvalho, University of Cambridge (Discussant)

9:30 am - 10:30 am
On the Origins of the Multinational Premium

Stefania Garetto, Boston University (Presenter)

Santiago Caicedo, Northeastern University (Discussant)

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Quantity Theory Reloaded

Juan Pablo Nicolini, University of Minnesota (Presenter)
Marco Bassetto, Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota (Discussant)

11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Lunch
12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch Presentation

Boyan Jovanovic, New York University

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm
Lunch Presentation

Nancy Stokey, University of Chicago

1:15 pm
Conference Concludes