Economic Fluctuations and Growth

The Economic Fluctuations and Growth Program held a program meeting on July 12, 2014, in Cambridge. Research Associates Lawrence Christiano of Northwestern University and Charles Jones of Stanford University organized the program. They selected the following papers for presentation and discussion:

    Gauti Eggertsson, Brown University and NBER, and Neil Mehrotra, Brown University, "A Model of Secular Stagnation"

    Simon Gilchrist, Boston University and NBER; Raphael Schoenle, Brandeis University; and Jae Sim and Egon Zakrajšek, Federal Reserve Board, "Inflation Dynamics During the Financial Crisis"

    Roland Bénabou, Princeton University and NBER, and Davide Ticchi and Andrea Vindigni, IMT Institute for Advanced Studies - Lucca, "Forbidden Fruits: The Political Economy of Science, Religion, and Growth"

    Valerie Ramey, University of California, San Diego and NBER, and Sarah Zubairy, Texas A&M University, "Government Spending Multipliers in Good Times and in Bad: Evidence from U.S. Historical Data"

    Paul Beaudry, University of British Columbia and NBER; Dana Galizia, University of British Columbia; and Franck Portier, Toulouse School of Economics, "Reconciling Hayek's and Keynes' Views of Recessions"

    Daron Acemoglu, MIT and NBER; Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania and NBER; and Murat Alp Çelik, University of Pennsylvania, "Young, Restless, and Creative: Openness to Disruption and Creative Innovations"

Summaries of these papers can be found at: http://nber.org/confer/2014/EFGs14/summary.html

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