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Live from the AEA-Meeting Chicago: My favorite (known) studies

The annual meeting of the American Economic Association starts in Chicago today. These are the most exciting studies, selected by Patrick Bernau.

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The annual meeting of the American Economic Association starts in Chicago today. It is hard to get an overview about the 170-page Meeting program. But fortunately there are some studies for which previews are already available – of these, I selected my favourites: the papers whose presentations (and discussions) I am most looking forward to. People who don’t attend the meeting will find a link to the presentation or abstract. I am going to blog from the meeting, and I am going to tweet.

Plastik von Anish Kapoor in Chicago - Foto: ArchivParticipants of the meeting will find information about the Where and When of the discussions. Of course, there are many more interesting topics and panel discussions, such as the discussion about the Euro with Axel Weber, Olivier Blanchard, and Jordi Gali or the one about Sovereign Default with Martin Feldstein and Carmen Reinhart. Here, I just focus on the studies that people can already read.

Which studies do you find interesting? Please add your favorites in the comments!


Government Debt:

Once again: The Liquidation of Government Debt (Carmen Reinhart,Belen Sbrancia) – Sunday, 10.15am, Hyatt Regency, Regency D

Bubbles and Financial Markets:

Quiet Bubbles (Harrison Hong, David Sraer) – Friday, 10.15am, Hyatt Regency, Grand Ballroom A

Which Financial Frictions? Parsing the Evidence from the Financial Crisis of 2007-9 (Tobias Adrian, Paolo Colla, Hyun Song Shin) – Saturday, 10.15am, Hyatt Regency, Acapulco


Information Processing and Limited Liability (Bartosz Mackowiak, Mirko Wiederholt) – Friday, 10.15am, Hyatt Regency, Acapulco

De-regulating Markets for Financial Information (Laura Veldkamp, Pablo Kurlat) and Feedback Effects of Credit Ratings (Gustavo Manso) – Friday, 2.30pm, Hyatt Regency, Columbus CD

The Dark Side of Trading (Ilia D. Dichev, Kelly Huang, Dexin Zhou), Saturday, 8am, Swissotel, Zurich E


Third-Market Effects of Exchange Rates: A Study of the Renminbi (Aaditya Mattoo, Prachi Mishra, Arvind Subramanian) – Friday, 10.15am, Hyatt Regency, Columbus G


Taxation, Transfer Income and Stock Market Participation (Bjarne Astrup Jensen, Marcel Marekwica) – Friday, 8am, Hyatt Regency, Grand Suite 5


Are Investors Really Reluctant to Realize their Losses? (Itzhak Ben-David, David A. Hirshleifer) – Saturday, 10.15am, Swissotel, Zurich F

Labor Markets:

The Value of Bosses (Edward Lazear, Kathryn Shaw, Christopher Stanton) – Sunday, 1pm, Hyatt Regency, Regency C


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