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SI 2017 Development of the American Economy

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Leah Platt Boustan, William J. Collins, and Matthew S. Jaremski, Organizers

July 10-13, 2017

NBER

Feldstein Conference Room, 2nd Floor
1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA

Monday, July 10
8:15 am
Shuttle bus from the Royal Sonesta Hotel
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Introductions
9:10 am
Eric Hilt, Wellesley College and NBER
Asset Ownership and Political Partisanship: Liberty Bonds and Republican Electoral Success in the 1920s
10:05 am
Kris James Mitchener, Santa Clara University and NBER
Saumitra Jha, Stanford University
Masanori Takashima, Tokyo University
Swords into Bank Shares: Finance, Conflict and Political Reform in Japan
10:55 am
Break
11:10 am
Konrad B. Burchardi, Stockholm University
Thomas Chaney, Sciences Po
Tarek Alexander Hassan, University of Chicago and NBER
Migrants, Ancestors, and Foreign Investors
12:00 noon
Lunch
Graduate student posters will be available every lunch period
Edward Fox, University of Michigan
Erik Johnson, University of California at Berkeley
Maggie Jones, Queen's University
Sun Kyoung Lee, Columbia University
Erin L. McGuire, University of Arizona
Eduardo J. Montero, Harvard University
Keith Myers, University of Arizona
Marco Tabellini, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1:00 pm
EGG-TIMER SESSION I
Alex Hollingsworth, Indiana University
Melissa A. Thomasson, Miami University and NBER
A Gift of Health: The Duke Endowment's Impact on Health Care in the Carolinas, 1925-1940
Casper W. Hansen, University of Copenhagen - Department of Economics
Peter S. Jensen, University of Southern Denmark
Peter E. Jensen, University of Southern Denmark
Preventing the White Death: Tuberculosis Dispensaries
Ariell Zimran, Vanderbilt University
Explaining the Antebellum Puzzle: Market Access, Food Prices, and Stature in the United States, 1820--1847
Marcella Alsan, Stanford University and NBER
Katherine Eriksson, University of California at Davis and NBER
Gregory Niemesh, Miami University and NBER
Causes and Consequences of Nativism in the US: Evidence from the Know-Nothing Party
1:40 pm
Reka Juhasz, Columbia University
Claudia Steinwender, Harvard University
Drivers of Fragmented Production Chains: Evidence from the 19th century
2:30 pm
Break
2:45 pm
Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University and NBER
Robert A. Margo, Boston University and NBER
Gallman Revisited: Blacksmithing and American Manufacturing, 1850-1880
3:40 pm
Daniel P. Gross, Harvard University and NBER
The Ties that Bind: Railroad Gauge Standards, Collusion, and Internal Trade in the 19th Century U.S.
4:30 pm
Adjourn
4:40 pm
Shuttle bus to the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Tuesday, July 11
8:15 am
Shuttle bus from the Royal Sonesta Hotel
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Bryan Stuart, University of Michigan
Evan J. Taylor, University of Michigan
Social Interactions and Location Decisions: Evidence from U.S. Mass Migration
9:55 am
Edward l. Kosack, Xavier University
Zachary A. Ward, Australian National University
The Uneven Economic Advance of Mexican Americans Before World War II
10:45 am
Break
11:00 am
Daniel Aaronson, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Daniel Hartley, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Short- and Long-Run Effects of the 1930s HOLC “Redlining” Maps
11:50 am
Lunch
Graduate student posters will be available every lunch period
12:50 pm
EGG-TIMER SESSION II
Price V. Fishback, University of Arizona and NBER
Kenneth A. Snowden, University of North Carolina at Greensboro and NBER
Jonathan Rose, Federal Reserve Board
Sebastián Fleitas, University of Arizona
Mortgage Foreclosure Overhangs and the Slow Recovery During the 1930s
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University and NBER
Samuel A. Bazzi, Boston University
Mesay Melese Gebresilasse, Boston University
Cultural Persistence: The History and Legacy of the American Frontier
Alan Seals, Auburn University
Chris Vickers, Auburn University
Nicolas L. Ziebarth, University of Iowa and NBER
Closing the Wage Gap: The War Labor Board's Effect on Inequality in the Short and Long Run
Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Margarita Portnykh, Carnegie Mellon University
When Are Resources Curses and Blessings? Evidence From the United States 1880-2012
Cristian Pop-Eleches, Columbia University and NBER
Rajeev H. Dehejia, New York University and NBER
The Effect of Fertility on Mothers’ Labor Supply over the Last Two Centuries
2:00 pm
Carol H. Shiue, University of Colorado at Boulder and NBER
Social Mobility in the Long-Run: An Analysis with Five Linked Generations in China, 1300-1900
2:50 pm
Adjourn
3:00 pm
Shuttle bus to the Royal Sonesta Hotel
3:45 pm
Special Methods Lecture at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:00 pm
Reception and Dinner for Claudia Goldin
MIT Samberg Conference Center, 50 Memorial Drive, 7th floor
Wednesday, July 12
8:15 am
Shuttle bus from the Royal Sonesta Hotel
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Peter Koudijs, Stanford University and NBER
Laura Salisbury, York University and NBER
For Richer, For Poorer: Banker's Skin-in-the-game and Risk Taking in New England, 1867-1880
9:55 am
Mark Carlson, Federa Reserve Board
Burcu Duygan, Federal Reserve Board
“Unconventional” Monetary Policy as Conventional Monetary Policy: A Perspective from the U.S. in the 1920s
10:45 am
Break
11:00 am
Òscar Jordà, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Björn Richter, University of Bonn
Moritz Schularick, University of Bonn
Alan M. Taylor, University of California at Davis and NBER
Bank Capital Redux: Solvency, Liquidity, and Crisis
11:50 am
Lunch
Graduate student posters will be available every lunch period
12:10 pm
Book talk over lunch by Doug Irwin, Dartmouth College
Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy
1:00 pm
Andrew Goodman-Bacon, Vanderbilt University and NBER
The Long-Run Effects of Childhood Insurance Coverage: Medicaid Implementation, Adult Health, and Labor Market Outcomes
1:55 pm
Esra Kose, University of California at Davis
Elira Kuka, Southern Methodist University and NBER
Na'ama Shenhav, Dartmouth College
Women’s Enfranchisement and Children’s Education: The Long-Run Impact of the U.S. Suffrage Movement
2:45 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Allison Shertzer, University of Pittsburgh and NBER
Ethan Schmick, University of Pittsburgh
The Impact of Early Investments in Urban School Systems in the United States
3:50 pm
Adjourn
4:00 pm
Shuttle bus to the Royal Sonesta Hotel
6:00 pm
Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thursday, July 13
8:15 am
Shuttle bus from the Royal Sonesta Hotel
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
David S. Jacks, Simon Fraser University and NBER
Krishna Pendakur, Simon Fraser University
Hitoshi Shigeoka, Simon Fraser University and NBER
Infant Mortality and the Repeal of Federal Prohibition
9:55 am
Brian B. Beach, College of William and Mary and NBER
Joseph P. Ferrie, Northwestern University and NBER
Martin H. Saavedra, Oberlin College
The 1918 Influenza Pandemic and the Fetal Origins Hypothesis: Evidence from Linked Data
10:45 am
Break
11:00 am
Christian Dippel, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER
Stephan Heblich, University of Bristol
Does Civic Leadership Matter? Evidence from the Forty-Eighters in the U.S.
11:50 am
Lunch and Adjourn
 
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