Program and Conference Material

Bridging Silos, Breaking Silences: New Responses to Instability and Inequality
Desmond Tutu Center, New York
November 4-6, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

2:30 PM

Greeting
Opening Remarks, Perry Mehrling |  Slides
Silos and Silences

3:00 PM

Financial Instability: The Generic Economic Model

Speakers
Stephen Kinsella, Lecturer in Economics, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick |  Slides
Dirk Bezemer, Associate Professor, University of Groningen |  Slides
Scott Condie, Assistant Professor, Brigham Young University

Respondents
Moritz Schularick, Professor of Economics, John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin |  Slides
Cosma Shalizi, Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Tom Ferguson, Political Science Professor, University of Massachusetts

5:00 PM

High Line Park Tour

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM

Dinner
Introduction
Keynote Address by George Akerlof, Koshland Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley

Saturday, November 5, 2011

8:30 AM

Inequality: Causes and Consequences

Speakers
Vamsicharan Vakulabharanam, Associate Professor in Economics, University of Hyderabad, India |  Slides
Flavio Cunha, Assistant Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania |  Slides
Arindrajit Dube, Research Economist, University of Amherst

Respondents
David Kennedy, Manley O. Hudson Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
Suresh Naidu, Assistant Professor of Economics and International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

10:30 AM

Coffee Break

11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions I

Instability

Speakers
David Harris, Ph.D. Candidate, West Virginia University
Leanne Ussher, Assistant Professor, Queens College City University of New York |  Slides
Kenneth Carlaw, Associate Professor of Economics, University of British Columbia

Students Respond

Inequality

Speakers
Dai Qian, Associate Professor, Wuhan University
Melissa Tartari, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University
Sanjay Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research

Students Respond

12:30 PM

Lunch
Supporting and Building: Next-Generation Economists
Brainstorm tables

2:00 PM

Collective Action and Trust

Speakers
Pavlina Tcherneva, Assistant Professor of Economics, Franklin and Marshall College |  Slides
Gabriella Conti, Research Associate, Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Jeremiah Dittmar, Assistant Professor of Economics, American University

Respondents
Mark Blyth, Professor of International Political Economy, Brown University
Paul Jenkins, Distinguished Fellow, CIGI
Katharina Pistor, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

4:00 PM

Coffee Break

4:30 PM

Breakout sessions II

Instability

Speakers
David Le Yang
Michelle Baddeley, Fellow and Director of Studies, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge |  Slides
Diego Comin, Associate Professor, Harvard Business School

Students Respond

Inequality

Speakers
Martin O’Neill, Lecturer in Political Philosophy, Department of Politics, University of York |  Slides
Anush Kapadia, Lecturer on Social Studies, Harvard University
Andrew Schrank, Professor of Political Science and Sociology, University of New Mexico

Students Respond

6:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

7:00 PM

Dinner
Introduction
Keynote Address by James Heckman, Professor of Economics, University of Chicago

Sunday, November 6, 2011

8:30 AM

Roundtable
Provoking and Inspiring: New Conversations and the Academy

Speakers
Beatrice Cherrier |  Slides
Zoltan Pozsar, Visiting Scholar, International Monetary Fund
Noah Smith, PhD Candidate in Economics, University of Michigan
Mike Konczal, Fellow, Roosevelt Institute

10:00 AM

Coffee Break

10:30 AM

Reportage

Students Report on Breakout Session I

Students Report on Breakout Session II

Open Conversation

12:00 PM

Lunch

2:00 PM

Departures