Technological Change

November 14 - November 15, 2002

Technological Change

This workshop is sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research.

November 14, 2002 – Afternoon
4th Floor Conference Room
  2:00 – 2:05 pm   Opening Remarks
  Robert Parry, President
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


  2:05 – 3:35 pm   “Productivity Growth in the Industrial Revolution: A New Growth Accounting Perspective”
  Nick Crafts*, London School of Economics
  Discussant: Brad DeLong, University of California, Berkeley


  3:35 – 4:00 pm   Break


  4:00 – 5:30 pm   “The Transition to a New Economy After the Second Industrial Revolution”
  Andy Atkeson*, UCLA
Pat Kehoe, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
  Discussant: John Williams, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco


  5:45 – 7:15 pm   Reception


November 15, 2002 – Morning
4th Floor Conference Room
  8:30 – 9:00 am   Continental Breakfast


  9:00 – 10:30 am   “The Baby Boom and Baby Bust: Some Macroeconomics for Population Economics”
  Jeremy Greenwood*, University of Rochester
Ananth Seshadri, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Guillaume Vandenbroucke, University of Rochester
  Discussant: Matthias Doepke, UCLA, Written Comments (PDF – 346KB)


  10:30 – 11:00 am   Break


  11:00 – 12:30 pm   “Vintage Capital as an Origin of Inequalities”
  Andreas Hornstein, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Per Krusell, University of Rochester
Giovanni Violante*, New York University
  Discussant: Chad Jones, University of California, Berkeley


  12:30 – 2:00 pm   Lunch


November 15, 2002 – Afternoon
  2:00 – 3:30 pm   “Human Capital and Technology Diffusion”
(revised November 12, 2002)
  Jess Benhabib*, New York University
Mark Spiegel, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  Discussant: Rody Manuelli, University of Wisconsin, Madison


  3:30 – 4:00 pm   Break


  4:00 – 5:30 pm   “Importing Technology”
  Francesco Caselli, Harvard University
Daniel Wilson*, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  Discussant: Robert Feenstra, University of California, Davis