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This conference showcased papers which focus on the macro effects of taxation and fiscal policy and on optimal policy design. It brought together economists who work on fiscal policy and taxation from the sub-disciplines of macro, public finance and international economics. The goal was to provide a wide variety of perspectives through which fiscal policy and taxation can be addressed. The papers ranged from empirical to theoretical and combined micro and macro approaches.

This conference was sponsored by the Macro Financial Research Initiative.

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Arrival and Registration
Session 1: Aggregate Implications of Innovation Policy
Andrew Atkeson, University of California, Los Angeles
Ariel Burstein, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Discussant: Erzo G. J. Luttmer, University of Minnesota
Session 2: Taxation, Redistribution and Frictional Labor supply
Christopher Sleet, Carnegie Mellon University
Discussant: Christopher Phelan, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Coffee Break
Session 3: Optimal Progressivity with Age Dependent Taxation
Jonathan Heathcote, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Discussant: Mark Huggett, Georgetown University
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Session 4: Robots, Trade and Luddism
Iván Werning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Discussant: V. V. Chari, University of Minnesota
Session 5: Generalized Compensation Principle
Nicolas Werquin, Assistant Professor, Toulouse School of Economics
Discussant: Rohan Kekre, University of Chicago
Coffee Break
Session 6: Optimal Taxes on Capital in the OLG Model with Uninsurable Idiosyncratic Income Risk
Dirk Krueger, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Laurence Ales, Carnegie Mellon University
Session 7: Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Self-Enforcement
Pierre Yared, Columbia Business School
Discussant: Marco Bassetto, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Session 8: Optimal Taxation with Behavioral agents
Emmanuel Farhi, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Discussant: Ali Shourideh, Carnegie Mellon University
Conference Concludes