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Agenda: 2015 Federal Statistical Research Data Center Annual Conference

September 18, 2015

9:00am - General Session

Burnet C. and Mildred Finley Wohlford Professor; Director, Center for Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity; Director of the Secure Data Center, Institute for Research in the Social Sciences, Stanford University
Opening Remarks
Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Management in America: A new Academic-Census Survey
Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of General Medical Disciplines, and Director of Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences
The Use of Biomedical Data in Social Science Research and Vice Versa

11:00am - First breakout session

Investigating White-Latino Residential Attainments and Segregation in High- and Low-Segregation Cities: Case Studies of Los Angeles and Seattle

Amber Fox Crowell & Mark Fossett (Texas A&M University)

Structural vs. Ethnic Segregation: A New Approach

Yana Kucheva (City College of New York) & Richard Sander (UC Los Angeles)



Effects of Organizational Structure and Governance on Restaurant Productivity: The Case of Franchising         

Matthew Sveum & Michael Sykuta (University of Missouri – Columbia)

The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Market Power and Efficiency    

Bruce A. Blonigen (University of Oregon) & Justin R. Pierce (Federal Reserve Board)

Dispersion in Dispersion: Measuring Establishment-Level Differences in Productivity

Lucia Foster (US Census Bureau), Cheryl Grim (US Census Bureau), Sabrina Pabilonia (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Jay Stewart (Bureau of Labor Statistics), Zoltan Wolf (Westat) & Cindy Zoghi (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Globalized sourcing, scale economies, and local distribution: The rise of the modern merchant wholesaler

Sharat Ganapati (Yale University)

The U.S. Manufacturing Decline: The Role of Foreign Sourcing by Multinationals    

Christoph Boehm (University of Michigan), Aaron Flaaen (Federal Reserve Board), Nitya Pandalai-Nayar (University of Michigan)

The Structure of Export Entry Costs

Andrew McCallum (Federal Reserve Board)


Tax Pricing of Health Care and State Expenditures

Sherry Glied, Stephanie Ma & Claudia Solis-Roman (New York University)

The Role of Early Life Environment in Later Life Chronic Disease

David Rehkopf  (Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines)

Novel Data Linkages to Understand How to Improve Nutritional Safety Nets

Sanjay Basu  (Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center)

All Hail Large Firm Innovation: Reconciling the Firm Size and Innovation Debate

Anne Marie Knott (Olin Business School) & Carl Vieregger (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Innovation Measurement Initiative and the Institute for Research on Innovation and Science

Ron Jarmin (US Census Bureau) & Jason Owen-Smith (University of Michigan)

Measuring the Impacts of Federal Investments in Science and Technology 

Nathan Goldschlag, Nikolas Zolas & Julia Lane (US Census Bureau)

12:30pm - Panel discussion on the future of administrative data

Carnegie Professor of Public Affairs, Columbia University
Dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy, U.C. Berkeley
Director, Stanford Center for Population Health Sciences
Vice President and Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

1:30pm - Second breakout session

Ranking Firms Using Revealed Preference

Isaac Sorkin (FRB Chicago and the University of Michigan)

Earnings Inequality Trends in the United States: Nationally Representative Estimates from Longitudinally Linked Employer-Employee Data

John M. Abowd (Cornell University), Kevin L. McKinney (US Census Bureau) & Nellie Zhao (Cornell University)

Locked In? Non-compete Enforcement and the Mobility of High Tech Workers

Natarajan Balasubramanian (Syracuse University), Jin Woo Chang (University of Michigan), Mariko Sakakibara (UC Los Angeles), Jagadeesh Sivadasan (University of Michigan) & Evan Starr (University of Michigan)

Spillovers from Immigrant Diversity in Cities          

Abigail Cooke (University at Buffalo, SUNY) & Thomas Kemeny (University of Southampton)

The Effect of Ethnic Enclaves on Job Matching and Wage Growth: Evidence Using Co-worker and City of Birth Networks in the LEHD

Ted Mouw (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Accessing Restricted NCHS Data at the Federal Statistical RDC: National Center for Health Statistics Training Session with:

  • Tabatha McNeill, Public Health Analyst, NCHS
  • Ajay Yesupriya, Health Scientist, NCHS

Total Variability Measures for Selected Quarterly Workforce Indicators and LEHD Origin Destination Employment Statistics in OnTheMap

Kevin McKinney (US Census Bureau), Andrew Green (Cornell University), Lars Vilhuber (Cornell University), & John M. Abowd (Cornell University)

Reconsidering the Consequences of Worker Displacements: Survey versus Administrative Measurements  

Aaron Flaaen (Federal Reserve Board), Matthew D. Shapiro (University of Michigan) & Isaac Sorkin (FRB Chicago and the University of Michigan)

Recovering the Item-level Edit and Imputation Flags in the 1977-1997 Censuses of Manufactures

   Kirk White (US Census Bureau)

2:45pm - Third breakout session

Learning and the Value of Relationships in International Trade       

Ryan Monarch (Federal Reserve Board) & Tim Schmidt-Eisenlohr (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

The Value of Firm-to-Firm Relationships  

Sebastian Heise (Yale University)

Employment and Wage Dynamics and Management Practices

Scott Ohlmacher (University of Maryland)

The Human Factor in Acquisitions: Cross-industry Labor Mobility and Corporate Diversification

Geoffrey Tate (University of North Carolina; National Bureau of Economic Research) & Liu Yang (University of Maryland)

Firm Leverage, Labor Market Characteristics, and Employee Pay   

Timothy Dore & Rebecca Zarutskie (Federal Reserve Board)

Energy Prices, Pass Through, and Incidence in U.S. Manufacturing

Sharat Ganapati (Yale University), Joseph S. Shapiro (Yale University) & Reed Walker (UC Berkeley)

Generational Status, Neighborhood Context, and Mother-Child Resemblance in Dietary Quality in Mexican-origin Families

Molly Dondero & Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University)

Chinese and Japanese Immigrants in the US: A Tale of 3 Countries

Latha Palaniappan  (Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines)

Disparities Research in Lower Income Countries

Eran Bendavid  (Stanford University School of Medicine, Division of General Medical Disciplines)

Reference Group Income and Personal Bankruptcy

Jonathan Fisher (Stanford University), Matt Notowidigdo (Northwestern University; National Bureau of Economic Research), Tal Gross (Columbia University) & Jialan Wang (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)

Are We Undercounting Reallocation’s Contribution to Growth?

Mitsukuni Nishida (Johns Hopkins), Amil Petrin (University of Minnesota and NBER), and Martin Rotemberg (Harvard University), & Kirk White (US Census Bureau)

Understanding the 30-year Decline in the Startup Rate: a General Equilibrium Approach

Fatih Karahan, Benjamin Pugsley &  Ayşegül Şahin (Federal Reserve Bank of New York)

3:45pm - Closing comments by Henry Brady