INET/IMF Conference on the Macroeconomics of AI, April 2018


Friday, April 6 – Day 1:Session 1:

Chair: Jonathan Ostry

9am: Introductory Remarks by Maury Obstfeld

9:05 – 10:20am: Jeffrey Sachs: R&D, Structural Transformation, and the Distribution of Income [paper | slides]

Discussant: Paul Romer [slides]

10:20 – 10:45am: Coffee break

10:45 – 12pm: Joe Stiglitz: Lecture on The Macroeconomics of AI [paper 1 | paper 2 | slides]


12 – 2pm: Luncheon Keynote by Max Tegmark: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity

Session 2:

Chair: Anton Korinek

2 – 3:15pm: Erik Brynjolfsson: What Can Machines Learn, and What Does It Mean for Occupations and the Economy? (with Tom Mitchell and Daniel Rock) [paper | paper 2 | slides]

Discussant: Joshua Gans [slides]

3:15 – 3:45pm: Coffee break

3:45 – 5pm: Edward Buffie: Searching for Wage Growth: Policy Responses to the Robot Revolution (with Andy Berg, Chris Papageorgiou, Rui Xu and Felipe Zanna) [paper | slides]

Discussant: Joseba Martinez [slides]

5 – 6:15pm: John van Reenen: The Fall of the Labor Share and the Rise of Superstar Firms (with David Autor, David Dorn, Lawrence Katz and Christina Patterson) [paper | slides]

Discussant: John Haltiwanger [slides]

Saturday, April 7 – Day 2:

Session 3:

Chair: Andy Berg

8:30am – 9:45am: Emmanuel Farhi: The Microeconomic Foundations of Aggregate Production Functions (with David Baqaee) [paper | slides]

Discussant: Chuck Hulten [slides]

9:45 – 10:15: Coffee break

10:15am – 11:30pm: Pascual Restrepo: Artificial Intelligence, Automation and Work [paper | slides]

Discussant: Ted To [slides]

11:30 – 12:45pm: Anton Korinek: Humans and Artificially Intelligent Agents [paper | slides]

Discussant: David Hemous [slides]

12:45 – 2pm: Luncheon and Concluding Comments