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.
The Fall 2023 conference will be held September 28-29, 2023.
Spring 2023 BPEA - Day 1
Spring 2023 BPEA - Day 2
DAY ONE: Thursday, March 30
Where Are the Missing Workers?
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Authors: Katharine Abraham and Lea Rendell (University of Maryland)
Economic Implications of the Climate Provisions of the Inflation Reduction Act
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Authors: John Bistline (Electric Power Research Institute), Neil Mehrotra (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis) and Catherine Wolfram (Harvard University)
Panel: Emerging Market Challenges
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
“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)
DAY TWO: Friday, March 31
COVID Credit Policies Around the World: Size, Scope, Costs and Consequences
8:30 am - 9:45 am
Authors: Gee Hee Hong (International Monetary Fund) and Deborah Lucas (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
DiscussantAlan 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
Is the Global Economy Deglobalizing?
10:00 am - 11:15 am
Authors: Pinelopi Goldberg (Yale University) and Tristan Reed (World Bank Development Research Group)
The Health Wedge and Labor Market Inequality
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Authors: Amy Finkelstein (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Casey McQuillan (Princeton University), Owen Zidar (Princeton University) and Eric Zwick (University of Chicago)