19-20 juin 2014 : Structural Change and Macroeconomic Dynamics

Paris, June 19-20, 2014

Room 115 Maison des Sciences Economiques,

106-112 Boulevard de l’Hopital, Paris 75013

Financed by DT1 of LABEX OSE and the Chair Banque de France at PSE

Preliminary Program below

40mn Presentations, 10mn discussions, 10mn open floor Q&A.

June 19th

13:30 – 14:30: Accounting for Structural Change in a Three Sector Model, Luzia Halter (Berne)
Discussant: Rachel Ngai (LSE)

14:30 – 15:30: Non-Homothetic Preferences and Industry Directed Technical Change, Timo Boppart (IIES) and Franziska Weiss (Zurich)
Discussant: Miguel Leon-Ledesma (Kent)

Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:00: Capital-Labor Substitution, Structural Change and the Labor Income Share, Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado, Ngo Van Long, and Markus Poschke (McGill)
Discussant: Akos Valentinyi  (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)

17:00 – 18:00: Appropriate Technology and Balanced Growth, Miguel Leon-Ledesma and Mathan Satchi (Kent).
Discussant:  Timo Boppart (IIES)

Dinner at Brasserie Marty, 20 Avenue des Gobelins, Paris 75005


June 20th

10:00 – 11:00: Relative Prices and Sectoral Productivity, Margarida Duarte and Diego Restuccia (Toronto)
Discussant: Giuseppe Berlingieri (LSE)

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:30: Agriculture and Structural Transformation in an Open Economy: The Case of Ghana, Francesco Caselli (LSE) and Douglas Gollin (Oxford)
Discussant: Markus Poschke (McGill)


Consequences of Structural Change:
13:30 – 14:30: Structural Change and the Rise and Fall of Marital Unions, Alessio Moro (Cagliari), Solmaz Moslehi (Monash), and Stoshi Tanaka (Queensland)
Discussant: Diego Restuccia (Toronto)

14:30 – 15:30: Wages, Human Capital, and the Allocation of Labor across Sectors, Berthold Herrendorf and Todd Schoellman (ASU)
Discussant: Alessio Moro (Cagliari)

15:30 – 16:30: Gender Gaps and the Rise of the Service Economy, Rachel Ngai (LSE) and Barbara Petrongolo (Queen Mary University)
Discussant: Berthold Herrendorf (ASU)