Macroeconomics and Individual Decision Making

November 4, 2006

George A. Akerlof and Robert Shiller, Organizers

Miles Kimball, University of Michigan and NBER and Robert Willis, University of Michigan
"Utility and Happiness"
    Discussant: Christopher Hsee, University of Chicago

Alan Blinder, Princeton University and NBER and John Morgan, University of California, Berkeley
"Leadership in Groups: A Monetary Policy Experiment"
    Discussant: Petra Geraats, University of Cambridge

Xavier Gabaix, MIT and NBER and Augustin Landier, New York University
"Why Has CEO Pay Increased So Much?"
    Discussant: George Baker, Harvard University and NBER

Sendhil Mullainathan and Andrei Shleifer, Harvard University and NBER and Joshua Schwartzstein, Harvard University
"Coarse Thinking and Persuasion"
    Discussant: Eric Zitzewitz, Stanford University

Leonard Burman and Jeffrey Rohaly, Tax Policy Center and Robert Shiller, Yale University and NBER
"The Rising-Tide Tax System: Indexing (at Least Partially) for Changes in Inequality"
    Discussant: Christopher Foote, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and NBER

Roland Benabou, Princeton University and NBER and Jean Tirole, IDEI and GREMAQ, Toulouse
"A Cognitive Theory of Identity, Dignity and Taboos"
    Discussant: Robert Oxoby, University of Calgary

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