The NBER's Program on Economic Fluctuations and Growth met at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on February 8, 2013. Matthias Doepke, Northwestern University, and Emmanuel Farhi, Harvard University, organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:
Zhen Huo, University of Minnesota, and Jose-Victor Rios-Rull, University of Minnesota and NBER, "Engineering a Paradox of Thrift Recession"
Simeon Alder, University of Notre Dame; David Lagakos, Arizona State University; and Lee Ohanian, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER, "The Decline of the U.S. Rust Belt: A Macroeconomic Analysis"
Raj Chetty and John Friedman, Harvard University and NBER; Soren Leth-Petersen, University of Copenhagen; Torben Nielsen, The Danish National Center for Social Research; and Tore Olsen, Harvard University, "Active vs. Passive Decisions and Crowdout in Retirement Savings Accounts: Evidence from Denmark" (NBER Working Paper No. 18565)
Lawrence Christiano and Martin S. Eichenbaum, Northwestern University and NBER, and Mathias Trabandt, Federal Reserve Board, "Unemployment and Business Cycles"
Andrew Atkeson and Pierre-Olivier Weill, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER, and Andrea Eisfeldt, University of California at Los Angeles, "The Market for OTC Derivatives"
Guido Menzio, University of Pennsylvania and NBER, and Greg Kaplan, Princeton University and NBER, "Shopping Externalities and Self-Fulfilling Unemployment Fluctuations"
Summaries of these papers may be found at