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BPEA Spring 2023 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 2023 BPEA conference will be held March 30-31, 2023 hosted by Brookings’s Economic Studies program. The conference proceedings are open to anyone who wishes to observe the vanguard of economic thought around global economic issues.

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The Fall 2023 conference will be held September 28-29, 2023.


Thursday, March 30

Where Are the Missing Workers?

Authors: Katharine Abraham and Lea Rendell (University of Maryland)


Stephanie Aaronson

Senior Associate Director, Division of Research and Statistics - Federal Reserve Board

Former Vice President and Director - Economic Studies


Yongseok Shin

Douglass C. North Distinguished Professor in Economics - Washington University in St. Louis

Economic Implications of the Climate Provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act

Authors: John Bistline (Electric Power Research Institute), Neil Mehrotra (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Catherine Wolfram (Harvard University)


Jason Furman

Former Brookings Expert

Aetna Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy - Harvard University

Nonresident Senior Fellow - Peterson Institute for International Economics

Panel: Emerging Market Challenges

“India at 75: Replete with Contradictions, Brimming with Opportunities, Saddled with Challenges”

Author: Viral Acharya (New York University)


“Challenges to Disinflation: The Brazilian Experience”

Authors: Carlos Carvalho (Kapitalo Investimentos and PUC-Rio) and Fernanda Nechio (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)


“Has China’s Growth Gone from Miracle to Malady?”

Author: Eswar Prasad (Cornell University and The Brookings Institution)


Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics - Harvard University

Former Brookings Expert

Recent Development in the Banking Sector

(Discussion but no papers)

Jeremy Stein

Department Chair; Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics - Harvard University

Friday, March 31

COVID Credit Policies Around the World: Size, Scope, Costs and Consequences

Authors: Gee Hee Hong (International Monetary Fund) and Deborah Lucas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)


Alan J. Auerbach

Robert D. Burch Professor of Economics and Law - Economics Department, UC-Berkeley

Director - Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance


Carmen Reinhart

Former Senior Vice President & Chief Economist - World Bank Group

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

Is the Global Economy Deglobalizing?

And if so, why? And what is next?

Authors: Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University) and Tristan Reed (World Bank Development Research Group)


Pol Antràs

Robert G. Ory Professor of Economics - Harvard University


Douglas Irwin

John French Professor of Economics - Dartmouth College

The Health Wedge and Labor Market Inequality

Authors: Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Casey McQuillan (Princeton University), Owen Zidar (Princeton University) and Eric Zwick (University of Chicago)


Sir Angus Deaton

Senior Scholar and Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs, Emeritus - Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

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