AEASTAT: 2014 Annual Meeting

Sessions for AEA Committee on Economic Statistics, 2014 ASSA meetings

Session 1: New Directions and Opportunities for Research on Consumption with the PSID (This session will be published in the May 2014 AEA issue)

Organizer:  Robert F. Schoeni, University of Michigan

Session Chair: David Johnson, US Census Bureau

Manuscript 1: Intergenerational correlation of consumption expenditures

Authors:  Kerwin Charles, University of Chicago, Sheldon Danziger, University of Michigan, Geng Li, Federal Reserve Board, and Robert Schoeni, University of Michigan

Manuscript 2: What Do We Know about Consumption Inequality? Some Evidence Using the New PSID Consumption Measure.

Authors:  Orazio Attanasio (University College London) and Luigi Pistaferri (Stanford University)

Manuscript 3: Health, Human Capital, and Lifecycle Labor Supply.

Authors:  Charles Hokayem, US Census Bureau, and James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky

Manuscript 4: Estimates of Annual Consumption Expenditures and Its Major Subcomponents in the PSID in Comparison to the CE.

Authors: Patricia Andreski, University of Michigan, Geng Li, Federal Reserve Board, Zahid Samancioglu, University of Michigan, and Robert F. Schoeni, University of Michigan

Discussant: Richard Blundell, University College London, and Institute for Fiscal Studies


Session 2: The Cyclicality of Hiring and Employment

Organizers: Erika McEntarfer, and James Spletzer, U.S. Census Bureau

Session Chair: John Haltiwanger, University of Maryland

Manuscript 1: Cyclical Reallocation of Workers across Large and Small Employers

Presenter: Erika McEntarfer, U.S. Census Bureau

Co-Authors: John Haltiwanger, Henry Hyatt, & Liliana Sousa

Discussant: Giuseppe Moscarini, Yale University

Manuscript 2: On the Importance of the Participation Margin for Labor Market Fluctuations

Presenter: Aysegul Sahin, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Co-Authors: Michael Elsby & Bart Hobijn

Discussant: Christopher Nekarda, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

Manuscript 3: Job Search Behavior over the Business Cycle

Presenter: Toshihiko Mukoyama, Federal Reserve Board of Governors and Univ. of Virginia

Co-Authors: Christina Patterson & Aysegul Sahin

Discussant: Andreas Mueller, Columbia Business School

Manuscript 4: Employment Trend Differences Between Household and Establishment Survey Data

Presenter: James R. Spletzer, U.S. Census Bureau

Co-Authors: Katharine Abraham, John Haltiwanger, & Kristin Sandusky

Discussant: Bruce Fallick, Federal Reserve Board of Governors


Session 3: Measuring Financial Variables in the System of National Accounts

Organizer: W. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia and the University of New

South Wales

Manuscript 1: Voyage Accounting, User Costs and the Treatment of Financial Transactions in the Theory of the Firm                 

Author:  W. Erwin Diewert, University of British Columbia and the University of New South Wales

Manuscript 2: Technological Progress, “Money” in the Utility Function, and the “User Cost of Money

Authors: Susanto Basu, Boston College, Christina Wang, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Manuscript 3: Banks, Markets, and Economic Growth: How Should Financial Activity be Measured in National Accounts?

Authors:  Carol Corrado, The Conference Board and Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy, Marshall Reinsdorf, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, Kyle Hood, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Manuscript 4: Financial Services Output in the National Accounts: Evidence from US Banking Data

Authors: Kim Zieschang, International Monetary Fund, Dennis Fixler: Bureau of Economic Analysis