The NBER's Program on Public Economics met in Palo Alto on November 5–6. Research Associates Raj Chetty and Mark Duggan of Stanford University organized the meeting. These papers were discussed:
Florian Scheuer, Stanford University and NBER, and Iván Werning, MIT and NBER, "The Taxation of Superstars" (NBER Working Paper No. 21323)
Benjamin B. Lockwood, Harvard University; Charles G. Nathanson, Northwestern University; and Glen Weyl, Microsoft Corporation, "Taxation and the Allocation of Talent"
Daniel K. Fetter, Wellesley College and NBER, and Lee Lockwood, Northwestern University and NBER, "Government Old-Age Support and Labor Supply: Evidence from the Old Age Assistance Program"
Alexander M. Gelber, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER; Timothy J. Moore, George Washington University and NBER; and Alexander Strand, Social Security Administration, "The Effect of Disability Insurance Payments on Beneficiaries' Earnings"
Hugh Macartney, Duke University and NBER; Robert McMillan, University of Toronto and NBER; and Uros Petronijevic, University of Toronto, "Education Production and Incentives"
Xavier Giroud, MIT and NBER, and Joshua Rauh, Stanford University and NBER, "State Taxation and the Reallocation of Business Activity: Evidence from Establishment-Level Data" (NBER Working Paper No. 21534)
Ufuk Akcigit, University of Chicago and NBER; Salomé Baslandze, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance; and Stefanie Stantcheva, Harvard University and NBER, "Taxation and the International Mobility of Inventors" (NBER Working Paper No. 21024)
Pablo Fajgelbaum, University of California, Los Angeles, and NBER; Eduardo Morales, Princeton University and NBER; Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University and NBER; and Owen M. Zidar, University of Chicago and NBER, "State Taxes and Spatial Misallocation" (NBER Working Paper No. 21760)
Lorenz Kueng, Northwestern University and NBER, "Explaining Consumption Excess Sensitivity with Near-Rationality: Evidence from Large Predetermined Payments"
Marco Di Maggio, Columbia University, and Amir Kermani, University of California, Berkeley, "The Importance of Unemployment Insurance as an Automatic Stabilizer"
Pascal Michaillat, London School of Economics, and Emmanuel Saez, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER, "The Optimal Use of Government Purchases for Macroeconomic Stabilization" (NBER Working Paper No. 21322)
Summaries of these papers are at: https://www.nber.org/confer/2015/PEf15/summary.html