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BPEA Spring 2022 conference

Presented by The Brookings Institution

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 Spring 2022 BPEA conference will be held March 24-25, 2022 by Brookings’s Economic Studies program. The conference proceedings are open to anyone who wish to observe the vanguard of economic thought around global economic issues.

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Agenda

DAY ONE
Thursday, March 24

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Monetary Policy and Racial Inequality

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Authors: Alina Bartscher (Danmarks Nationalbank); Moritz Kuhn (University of Bonn); Moritz Schularick (Sciences Po Paris and University of Bonn); and Paul Wachtel (New York University Stern School of Business)

Discussant

Benjamin Moll

Professor of Economics - London School of Economics and Political Science

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Understanding the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Women

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Author: Claudia Goldin (Harvard University)

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Cryptocurrencies and Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

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Authors: Igor Makarov (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Antoinette Schoar (MIT Sloan School of Management)

Discussant

Gary B. Gorton

Frederick Frank Class of 1954 Professor of Management & Professor of Finance - Yale School of Management

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DAY TWO
Friday, March 25

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Panel: Fiscal Policy and Budget Deficits Following the Pandemic

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N. Gregory Mankiw

Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics - Harvard University

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Carmen Reinhart

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Economist - World Bank Group

Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System - Harvard Kennedy School

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The Supplemental Expenditure Poverty Measure (SEPM): A New Method for Measuring Poverty

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Authors: John Fitzgerald (Bowdoin College) and Robert Moffitt (Johns Hopkins University)

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Kathryn Edin

William Church Osborn Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs - Princeton University

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H. Luke Shaefer

Hermann and Amalie Kohn Professor of Social Justice and Social Policy - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

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What Have They Been Thinking? Homebuyer Behavior in Hot and Cold Markets – A Ten-Year Retrospect

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Authors: Robert Shiller (Yale School of Management) and Anne Kinsella Thompson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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Adam Guren

Associate Professor of Economics - Boston University

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Joseph Gyourko

Nancy A. Nasher and David Haemisegger Director of the Zell/Lurie Real Estate Center - The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

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