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Past Event

BPEA Fall 2022 conference

Presented by The Brookings Institution

Past Event

The Brookings Papers on Economic Activity (BPEA) is a semi-annual academic conference and journal that pairs rigorous research with real-time policy analysis to address the most urgent economic challenges of the day. The Fall 2022 BPEA conference was held September 8-9, 2022 hosted by Brookings’s Economic Studies program. The conference proceedings were open to anyone who wishes to observe the vanguard of economic thought around global economic issues. Download the conference agenda here»  Submit a proposal to present at a future BPEA conference here»

The Spring 2023 conference will be held March 30-31, 2023.

Agenda

DAY ONE
Thursday, September 8

Understanding U.S. Inflation During the COVID Era

Paper summary»

Authors: Laurence Ball (Johns Hopkins University), Daniel Leigh (International Monetary Fund) and Prachi Mishra (International Monetary Fund)

Discussant

Jason Furman

Former Brookings Expert

Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy - Harvard University

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Peterson Institute for International Economics

Discussant

Ayşegül Şahin

Richard J. Gonzalez Regents Chair in Economics - University of Texas at Austin

Economic Impact Payments and Household Spending During the Pandemic

Paper summary»

Authors: Jonathan Parker (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Jake Schild (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Laura Erhard (Bureau of Labor Statistics), and David Johnson (Director, Panel Study of Income Dynamics, ISR University of Michigan)

Discussant

Karen Dynan

Professor of the Practice of Economics - Harvard University

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Peterson Institute for International Economics

Discussant

Matthew Rognlie

Assistant Professor of Economics - Northwestern University

Measuring U.S. Fiscal Capacity Using Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

Paper summary»

Authors: Zhengyang Jiang (Northwestern University), Hanno Lustig (Stanford Graduate School of Business), Stijn Van Nieuwerburgh (Columbia Business School) and Mindy Z. Xiaolan (University of Texas at Austin)

Discussant

Deborah Lucas

Sloan Distinguished Professor of Finance - MIT Sloan School of Management

Director - MIT Golub Center for Finance and Policy

DAY TWO
Friday, September 9

Panel: Shrinking the Federal Reserve Balance Sheet

Panelist

Arvind Krishnamurthy

John S. Osterweis Professor of Finance - Stanford Graduate School of Business

Senior Fellow - Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Panelist

Sydney Ludvigson

Julius Silver, Roslyn S. Silver, and Enid Silver Winslow Professor of Economics - New York University

Co-Director - National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Asset Pricing Program

Working From Home Around the World

Paper summary»

Authors: Cevat Giray Aksoy (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and King’s College London), Jose Maria Barrero (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México), Nicholas Bloom (Stanford University), Steven J. Davis (Chicago Booth School of Business), Mathias Dolls (ifo Institute) and Pablo Zárate (Princeton University and Universidad de San Andrés)

Discussant

Katharine Abraham

Professor of Economics and Survey Methodology - University of Maryland

Discussant

Edward Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics - Harvard University

The Global Dollar Cycle

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Authors: Maurice Obstfeld (University of California, Berkeley) and Haonan Zhou (Princeton University)

Discussant

Matteo Maggiori

Moghadam Family Professor and Professor of Finance - Stanford Graduate School of Business

Senior Fellow - Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

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