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Program : 2014-04-25


CIREQ Montreal Macroeconomics Conference

April 25-26, 2014

Hôtel Omni Mont-Royal, 1050 Sherbrooke Street West, Montréal


 

Presentations : 50 minutes
Discussions : 20 minutes
Floor discussion : 5 minutes  
 

Friday, April 25

13:00 – 13:30

Welcome and Registration

 

SESSION 1 – Chair : Baris KAYMAK (Université de Montréal, CIREQ)

13:30 – 14:45

Hans Fehr, Sabine Jokisch, Ashwin Kambhampati, Laurence KOTLIKOFF (Boston University)

 

Simulating the Elimination of the U.S. Corporate Income Tax

 

Discussant : Eva CARCELES-POVEDA (Stony Brook University)

14:45 – 15:10

Break

15:10 – 16:25

Karel MERTENS (Cornell University)

 

Marginal Tax Rates and Income : New Time Series Evidence

 

Discussant : Lorenz KUENG (Northwestern University)

16:25 – 16:45

Break

16:45 – 18:00

Fabian Kindermann (University of Wuerzburg), Dirk KRUEGER (University of Pennsylvania)

 

The Redistributive Benefits of Progressive Labor and Capital Income Taxation : How to Best Screw (or Not) the Top 1 %

 

Discussant : William PETERMAN (Federal Reserve Board of Governors)

19:00

Dinner (invitation only)

   

Saturday, April 26

8:15 – 8:45

Light Continental Breakfast

 

SESSION 2 – Chair : Markus POSCHKE (McGill University, CIREQ)

8:45 – 10:00

Nezih Guner (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona), Martin Lopez-Daneri (Central Bank of Chile), Gustavo VENTURA (Arizona State University)

 

Heterogeneity and Government Revenues : Higher Taxes at the Top?

 

Discussant : Tatyana KORESHKOVA (Concordia University, CIREQ)

10:00 – 10:15

Break

10:15 – 11:30

Alejandro Badel (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis), Mark HUGGETT (Georgetown University)

 

Taxing Top Earners : A Human Capital Perspective

 

Discussant : Juan Carlos CONESA (Stony Brook University)

11:30 – 11:45

Break

11:45 – 13:00

Vasia PANOUSI (Federal Reserve Board), Catarina Reis (Católica Lisbon – School of Business and Economics)

 

Optimal Capital Taxation with Idiosyncratic Investment Risk

 

Discussant : Omer ACIKGOZ (Yeshiva University)

13:15

Closing Lunch

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