NBER Faculty Research Fellows Matthias Doepke, University of California, Los Angeles, and Benjamin Jones, Northwestern University, organized a "Conference on Economic Growth" which took place at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on February 12. These papers were discussed:
Michele Boldrin, Washington University, and David K. Levine, NBER and Washington University, "Quality Ladders, Competition, and Endogenous Growth"
Diego Comin, NBER and Harvard Business School, and Bart Hobijn, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, "An Exploration of Technology Diffusion" (NBER Working Paper No. 12314)
Alexander Monge, Pennsylvania State University, "Foreign Firms, Domestic Entrepreneurial Skills, and Development"
Alice Schoonbroodt, University of Southampton, and Michele Tertilt, NBER and Stanford University, "Who Owns Children and Does It Matter?" Francesco Caselli, NBER and London School of Economics, and Guy Michaels, London School of Economics, "Resource Abundance, Development, and Living Standards: Evidence from Oil Discoveries in Brazil"
Hyeok Jeong, Vanderbilt University, and Yong Kim, University of Southern California, "Complementarity and Transition to Modern Economic Growth"
Summaries of these papers may be found at http://www.nber.org/confer/2009/EGCs09/summary.html