IZA Workshop: The Macroeconomics of Labor Productivity
November 10, 2022 - November 11, 2022
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IZA Workshop: The Macroeconomics of Labor Productivity

November 10, 2022 - November 11, 2022
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Organizers: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA), John Fernald (INSEAD and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Simon Trenkle (IZA and IAB)
Event Manager: Dominik Spitza

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+++ presentation: 30 min incl. Q&A +++

Thursday, November 10

15:15 - 15:30

Welcome and Introduction

Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)

 

Session A

Chair: Simon Trenkle (IZA and IAB)

15:30 - 16:00

Sabrina Wulff Pabilonia (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IZA), Drake Palmer (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics), Jay Stewart (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IZA)
"Hours of Work during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Labor Productivity Measures"

16:00 - 16:30

Catherine Robinson (University of Kent), Mary O'Mahony (Kings College London), Catherine Robinson (University of Kent), Michela Vecchi (Kingston University)
"Working in an Immaterial World: Intangible Assets and the Supply and Demand for Skilled Labor"

16:30 - 17:00

John Fernald (INSEAD and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)
"The Impact of COVID on Productivity and Potential Output"

17:00 - 17:15

Break / Breakout Session

 

Session B

Chair: John Fernald (INSEAD and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco)

17:15 - 17:45

James Traina (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco), Ivan Kirov (Analysis Group)
"Labor Market Power and Technological Change in US Manufacturing"

18:15 - 18:45

Felix Wellschmied (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and IZA), Christian Bayer (University of Bonn and IZA), Rudi Bachmann (University of Notre Dame), Heiko Stüber (University of Nurnberg and IZA)
"Monopsony Makes Firms not only Small but also Unproductive: Why East Germany Has not Converged"

18:45 - 19:00

Break / Breakout Session

 

Keynote I

Chair: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)

19:00 - 20:00

Robert J. Gordon (Northwestern University)
"A New Interpretation of Productivity Dynamics in the Pre-Pandemic and Pandemic-Era U.S. Economy"

Friday, November 11

 

Session C

Chair: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)

15:30 - 16:00

Aspen Gorry (Clemson University), Paul Gaggl (University of North Carolina at Charlotte), Christian vom Lehn (Brigham Young University and IZA)
"Structural Change in Production Networks and Economic Growth"

16:00 - 16:30

Akos Valentinyi (University of Manchester), Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University), Richard Rogerson (Princeton University)
"New Evidence on Sectoral Labor Productivity: Implications for Industrialization and Development"

16:30 - 17:00

Carol Scotese (Virginia Commonwealth University)
"Task Reallocation: A Cohort Analysis"

17:00 - 17:15

Break / Breakout Session

 

Session D

Chair: Simon Trenkle (IZA and IAB)

17:45 - 18:15

Daniela Vidart (University of Connecticut), Xiao Ma (Peking University), Alejandro Nakab (Universidad Torcuato di Tella)
"How do Workers Learn? Theory and Evidence on the Roots of Lifecycle Human Capital Accumulation"

18:15 - 18:45

Georg Duernecker (Goethe University Frankfurt), Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University), Akos Valentinyi (University of Manchester)
"Structural Change within the Services Sector and the Future of Cost Disease"

18:45 - 19:00

Break / Breakout Session

 

Keynote II

Chair: Michael C. Burda (Humboldt University Berlin and IZA)

19:00 - 20:00

Josep Pijoan-Mas (CEMFI)
"Dual Labor Markets, Firm Dynamics and Aggregate Productivity"

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