Macroeconomics and Individual Decision Making

November 18, 1995

George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Organizers

David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER
"Hyperbolic Discount Functions, Under Saving, and Saving Policy"

Shulamit Kahn, Boston University
"Evidence of Nominal Wage Stickiness from Micro Data"
     Discussant: Truman Bewley, Yale University

Robert Shiller, Yale University and NBER
"Why Do People Dislike Inflation?"
     Discussant: Anil K. Kashyap, University of Chicago and NBER

Edward Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
"Crime and Social Interactions"

Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University and NBER and Robert W. Vishny, University of Chicago and NBER
"The Limits of Arbitrage"

Robert Barsky, Miles Kimball, Matthew Shapiro, University of Michigan and NBER and F. Thomas Juster, University of Michigan
"Preference Perimeter and Behavioral Heterogeneity: An Experimental Approach in the Health and Retireinent Survey"
     Discussant: Richard H. Thaler, MIT and NBER

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Russell Sage Foundation and National Bureau of Economic Research