An NBER conference, "International Comparisons of Income, Prices, and Production," took place in Cambridge on May 27–28. Research Associate Robert Feenstra of the University of California, Davis, and Faculty Research Fellow Alberto Cavallo of MIT organized the conference. These researchers' papers were presented and discussed:
Robert C. Allen, New York University Abu Dhabi, "Absolute Poverty: When Necessity Displaces Desire"
Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER, and David Weinstein, Columbia University and NBER, "A Unified Approach to Estimating Demand and Welfare"
Ingvild Almås, IIES Stockholm University; Timothy Beatty, University of California, Davis; and Thomas Crossley, University of Essex, "Lost in Translation: What do Engel Curves Tell Us About the Cost of Living?"
Yuriy Gorodnichenko, University of California, Berkeley, and NBER; Viacheslav Sheremirov, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and Oleksandr Talavera, University of Sheffield, "Price Setting in Online Markets: Does IT Click?" (NBER Working Paper No. 20819)
Robert C. Feenstra; Mingzhi Xu, University of California, Davis; Alexis Antoniades, Georgetown University; and John Romalis, University of Sydney and NBER, "What is the Price of Tea in China? Towards the Relative Cost of Living in Chinese and U.S. Cities"
Jonathan Eaton, Pennsylvania State University and NBER; Brent Neiman, University of Chicago and NBER; and Samuel Kortum, Yale University and NBER, "Obstfeld and Rogoff's International Macro Puzzles: A Quantitative Assessment" (NBER Working Paper No. 21774)
Gholamreza Hajargasht, University of Melbourne, and Prasada Rao, University of Queensland, "Computation of Standard Errors for Purchasing Power Parity Exchange Rates from the International Comparison Program"
Mario J. Crucini, Vanderbilt University and NBER, "Globalization Boom and Bust: A Study of U.S. Automobile Exports from 1913 to 1940"
Robert C. Feenstra, and Robert Inklaar and Marcel Timmer, University of Groningen, "Penn World Table: Version 9.0 and Beyond"
Joel David, University of Southern California; Espen Henriksen, University of California, Davis; and Ina Simonovska, University of California, Davis, and NBER, "The Risky Capital of Emerging Markets" (NBER Working Paper No. 20769)
Robert Inklaar, and W. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia and NBER, "Measuring Industry Produc-tivity across Time and Space and Cross Country Convergence"
Robert Hill, Miriam Steurer, Sofie Waltl, and Michael Scholz, University of Graz, "The Treatment of Owner Occupied Housing in the CPI and its Implications for Monetary Policy"
Summaries of these papers are at: