11 May, 2018 8:30 am–4:30 pm
Hand-Purvis Conference Room 213, Dunning Hall



9:00 - 9:30 a.m.        Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.      Ilse Lindenlaub (Yale University)
                                  "Multi-Dimensional Sorting of Workers and Jobs in the Data" (with Fabien Postel-Vinay)

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.    Break

11:00 - 12:00 p.m.     Jose-Victor Rios-Rull (University of Pennsylvania and CAERP)
                               "A Theory of Credit Scoring and the Competitive Pricing of Default Risk" (with Satyajit Chatterjee, Dean Corbae and Kyle Dempsey)

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.      Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.         Jess Benhabib (New York University)
                                 "Wealth Distribution and Social Mobility in the US: A Quantitative Approach" (with Alberto Bisin and Mi Luo)

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.        Break

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.        Giulio Fella (Queen Mary University of London)
                              "Nonlinear Household Earnings Dynamics, Self-Insurance, and Welfare" (with Mariacristina De Nardi and Gonzalo Paz Pardo)
3:15 - 3:30 p.m.        Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.        Mario Crucini (Vanderbilt University)
                             "The International Diffusion of the Automobile from 1913 to 1940" (with Dong Cheng, Hyunseung Oh and Hakan Yilmazkuday)

6:30 p.m.                   Reception

7:30 p.m.                   Dinner       


To register or for more information, please e-mail Sharon Sullivan at sullivas@econ.queensu.ca.  Please register by April 20th.



A block of rooms has been reserved at the Delta Hotel, 1 Johnson Street (in downtown Kingston), for the nights of Thursday, May 10th and/or Friday, May 11th at a special conference rate of $159.00 per night, plus taxes. Reservations can be made by clicking here, or calling the hotel directly at 1-888-548-6726, and say that you are booking under the Block of Rooms "Frontiers of Macroeconomics Workshop".  The block of rooms will be available until April 11th, so please book your room as soon as possible.

Park in the underground Nixon Field garage on the corner of Stuart and University as show on this map. Exit the garage in the back and walk up the hill on University Avenue. Dunning Hall is at the southwest corner of University and Union before the traffic light.

Sponsored by the Scarthingmoor Fund and Weatherall Fund.