AEASTAT: 2011 Annual Meeting

Sessions for AEA Committee on Economic Statistics, 2011 ASSA meetings

Sessions at ASSA meetings, Denver, CO—January 2011

Frontiers of Productivity and Output Measurement
(Session to be published in AER Papers and Proceedings)
Chair: Matthew D. Shapiro, University of Michigan

“A Bright Idea for Measuring Economic Growth”
Vernon Henderson, Brown University
Adam Storeygard, Brown University
David N. Weil, Brown University)
Discussant: Charles Jones, Stanford University

“Does Quality Adjustment Matter for Technologically Stable Products? An Application to the CPI for Food”
John S. Greenlees, U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Robert McClelland, U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf, Bureau of Economic Analysis

“Quality Adjustment for Healthcare Spending on Chronic Disease: Evidence from Diabetes Treatment, 1999-2009”
Karen N. Eggleston, Stanford University
Nilay D. Shah, Mayo Clinic
Steven M. Smith, Mayo Clinic
Ernst Berndt, MIT
Joseph P. Newhouse, Harvard University
Discussant: Marshall Reinsdorf, Bureau of Economic Analysis

New Approaches to Measuring Household-Level Finances

Organizer: Christopher Carroll, Johns Hopkins University
Chair: Angus Deaton, Princeton University

“Improving the Measurement of Household-Level Spending and Income”
Orazio Attanasio, University College London
Christopher D. Carroll, Johns Hopkins University
Jonathan Parker, Northwestern University
John Sabelhaus, University of Maryland and Investment Company Institute
Discussant: Thesia Garner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

“The Trajectory of Household Spending during the Financial Crisis”
Michael Hurd, Rand Corporation and NBER
Susann Rohwedder, Rand Corporation and NETSPAR
Discussant: Michael Palumbo, Federal Reserve Board

“The Analysis of Food Stamp Program Participation with Matched Administrative and Survey Data”
Bruce D. Meyer, University of Chicago and NBER
Robert M. Goerge, Chapin Hall
Discussant: Alan Krueger, Princeton University

Measuring Financial Capacity and Risk: Lessons from the Financial Crisis

Organizer: Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth College
Chair: James Poterba, M.I.T.

“Measuring Financial Literacy and Financial Capability”
Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth College
Olivia S. Mitchell, University of Pennsylvania
Discussant: Arthur Kennickell, Board of Governors

“The Effects of the Financial Crisis on the Well‐Being of Older Americans: Evidence from the Cognitive Economics Study”
Matthew D. Shapiro, University of Michigan
Discussant: John Phillips, Social Security Administration

“Measuring Household Risk Exposure and Risk Management”
Peter Tufano, Harvard Business School
Daniel Schneider, Princeton University
Discussant: Arie Kapteyn, Rand

“Risk Topography”
Markus K. Brunnermeier, Princeton University
Gary Gorton, Yale University
Arvind Krishnamurthy, Northwestern University
Discussant: Anil Kashyap, University of Chicago