Macroeconomics and Individual Decision Making

November 13, 1999

George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Organizers

Christopher Foote, Harvard University and NBER; Warren Whatley, University of Michigan; and Gavin Wright, Stanford University
"Arbitraging a Discriminatory Labor Market: Black Workers at the Ford Motor Company, 1918-1947"

Ernst Fehr and Lorenz Goette, University of Zurich
"How Robust are Nominal Wage Rigidities?"
     Discussant: Beth Anne Wilson, Federal Reserve System

Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER
"An Epidemiological Model of Unions"
     Discussant: Michael Piore, MIT

Roland Benabou, Princeton University and NBER and Jean Tirole, IDEI
"Self-Confidence: Intrapersonal Strategies"
     Discussant: David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER

George Akerlof, UC, Berkeley and Rachel Kranton, University of Maryland
"Economics and Identity"
     Discussant: Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University and NBER

Laurence Ball, John Hopkins University and NBER
"Near-Rationality and Inflation in Two Monetary Regimes"
     Discussant: John Shea, University of Maryland and NBER

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Sponsored by:
Russell Sage Foundation and National Bureau of Economic Research