Innovation and Inequality Workshop

Sponsored by: CEDEC (WUStL), FRB St Louis, Weidenbaum Center (WUStL) and MOVE (UAB)
Organizers: Michele Boldrin, Carlos Garriga, Raul Santaeulalia-Llopis


October 26th 7:00 pm
Welcoming Dinner at Truffles Restaurant and Grill
October 27th, 8:30 am – 6:00 pm, Seigle Hall  208
8:30 Continental Breakfast
Morning Session
- Nancy Stokey (Univ. of Chicago), "Technology, Skill and Long Run Growth"
Discussant: Michele Boldrin (Washington University in St Louis)
- David Hemous (Univ. of Zurich), "The Rise of the Machines: Automation, Horizontal Innovation and Income Inequality", with Morten Olsen (U of Copenhagen)
Discussant: David Wiczer (SUNY Stony Brook)
- Timo Boppart (IIES), "Missing growth from creative destruction", with Philippe Aghion (College de France and LSE), Antonin Bergeaud (Paris School of Economics-EHESS and Banque of France), Pete Klenow (Stanford), and Huiyu Li (Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco.)
Discussant: Berthold Herrendorf (Arizona State University)
12:00-13:30 Lunch Break (inside Seigle 304, 3rd Floor)
Afternoon Session 1
- Eduardo Morales (Princeton Univ.), "Innovation in the Global Firm" with Kamran Bilir (Wisconsin-Madison)
Discussant: Alexander Monje Naranjo (FRB St Louis)
- Pascual Restrepo (Boston Univ.), "The Race Between Machine and Man: Implications of Technology for Growth, Factor Shares and Employment", with Daron Acemoglu (MIT)
Discussant: Juan Carlos Conesa (SUNY Stony Brook)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
Afternoon Session 2
16:00 - 17:00 
- Sangmin Aum (WUStL), "The Rise of Software and Skill Demand Reversal"
Discussant: Raul Santaeulalia Llopis (MOVE-UAB and Barcelona GSE)
- Sergio Salgado Ibanez (U. of Minnesota), “Technical Change and Entrepreneurship
Discussant: Carlos Garriga (FRB St Louis)
Conference Dinner at Nobu's Japanese Restaurant