Macroeconomics and Individual Decision Making

November 2, 2002

George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Organizers

Truman Bewley, Yale University
"An Interview Study of Price Setting"

Hanming Fang and Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University
"Overconfidence, Morale and Wage-Setting Policies"
     Discussant: Beth Anne Wilson, Board of Governors

Edward L. Glaeser, Harvard University and NBER
"Political Economy of Hatred"
     Discussant: Vai-Lam Mui, University of Notre Dame

Roland Benabou, Princeton University and NBER and Jean Tirole, Institute d'Economie Industrielle
"Belief in a Just World and Redistributive Politics"
     Discussant: Bruce Sacerdote, Dartmouth College and NBER

John Shea, University of Maryland and NBER
"Childhood Deprivation and Adult Wealth"
     Discussant: Lawrence Kotlikoff, Boston University and NBER\

John Ameriks, TIAA-CREF Institute, Andrew Caplin, New York University and NBER, and John Leahy, Boston University and NBER
"Wealth Accumulation and the Propensity to Plan"
     Discussant: Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth College

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