Macroeconomics and Individual Decision Making

November 1, 2003

George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Organizers

James Choi, Harvard University; David Laibson, Harvard University; Brigitte Madrian, University of Chicago and NBER; and Andrew Metrick, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
"Active Decisions: A Natural Experiment in Savings"
     Discussant: Annamarie Lusardi, Dartmouth College

Alberto Alesina, Harvard University and NBER and George-Marios Angeletos, MIT and NBER
"Fairness and Redistribution: US versus Europe"
     Discussant: Roland Benabou, Princeton University and NBER

N. Gregory Mankiw, Council of Economic Advisers and NBER; Ricardo Reis, Harvard University; and Justin Wolfers, Stanford University and NBER
"Disagreement about Inflation Expectations"
     Discussant: Stephen Cecchetti, Brandeis University and NBER

Xavier Gabaix, MIT and NBER and David Laibson, Harvard University and NBER
"Industrial Organization with Boundedly Rational Consumers"
     Discussant: Barry Nalebuff, Yale University

Robert Chirinko, Emory University and Huntley Schaller, Carleton University
"Glamour vs. Value: The Real Story"
     Discussant: Jason Cummins, Federal Reserve Board

Rafael Di Tella, Harvard University and Robert MacCulloch, Princeton University
"Why Doesn't Capitalism Flow to Poor Countries?"
     Discussant: Simeon Djankov, World Bank

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