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
Session 1: Aggregate Implications of Innovation Policy
Ariel Burstein, Professor of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles
Session 2: Taxation, Redistribution and Frictional Labor supply
Session 3: Optimal Progressivity with Age Dependent Taxation
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Session 4: Robots, Trade and Luddism
Session 5: Generalized Compensation Principle
Session 6: Optimal Taxes on Capital in the OLG Model with Uninsurable Idiosyncratic Income Risk
Dirk Krueger, Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Session 7: Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Self-Enforcement
Session 8: Optimal Taxation with Behavioral agents
Emmanuel Farhi, Professor of Economics, Harvard University