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2014 Research Data Center Annual Conference

The 2014 Census Research Data Center (RDC) Conference will showcase research from the nationwide network of RDCs – including research using demographic, business, and linked employee-employer data from the U.S. Census Bureau, as well as health data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).

When: June 12, 2014
Where: Census Bureau Headquarters in Suitland, Maryland

Conference Agenda

8:30–9:00 Registration

9:00–9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome – Lucia Foster, Chief Economist, US Census Bureau
Opening Remarks – Nancy Potok, Deputy Director, US Census Bureau

9:15–10:00 Keynote
Introduction by Ron Jarmin, Assistant Director, ADRM, US Census Bureau
Sue Helper, Chief Economist, US Department of Commerce

10:00–10:15 Break

10:15–11:45 Parallel Session # 1

Firm Organization and Behavior

Micro and Macro Dynamics of Productivity: Is the Devil in the Details?
Lucia Foster, Cheryl Grim, John Haltiwanger, and Zoltan Wolf

The Scope of U.S. "Factoryless Manufacturing"
Kimberly Bayard, David Byrne, and Dominic Smith

Micro Data and Macro Technology
Ezra Oberfield and Devesh Raval


The Bright Side of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from Internal Labor Markets
Geoffrey Tate and Liu Yang

Coagglomeration and Contagion: The Role of Vertical Linkages in Regional Fluctuations
James Sallee and Reed Walker

Returns to R&D, R&D Spillovers, and S&E Labor Mobility
Erling Barth, Jim Davis, Richard Freeman, Gerald Marschke, and Andrew Wang

Youth and Young Adults

Marry Me … for Insurance
Joelle Abramowitz

Do Public Subsidies Promote College Access (and Completion)? Evidence from Community College Taxing Districts
Paco Martorell, Brian P. McCall, and Isaac McFarlin, Jr

Revisiting the Geography of Lost Opportunity: Where Are America’s Opportunity Youth?
Jeremy Bray, Dorren McMahon, Brooks Depro, and Lee Mobley

Health Data Training

11:45–1:00 Lunch (on your own)

1:00–2:30 Parallel Session # 2

Data & Estimation

Trouble in the Tails? Earnings Nonresponse and Response Bias Across the Distribution Using Matched Household and Administrative Data
Christopher Bollinger, Barry Hirsch, Charles Hokayem, and James Ziliak

American Indian Tribal Non-Response: Patterns and Trends from 1970 to 2010
Carolyn Liebler

The 1960 Data Restoration Project
Kathryn Coursolle

Research and Development

The Location and Agglomeration of Industrial R&D
Sifan Zhou

The Role of Industry Classification and Firm Structure in the Estimation of Research and Development Expenditures
Christian Awuku-Budu and Carol Robbins

Why R&D No Longer Drives GDP Growth
Anne Marie Knott

Business Data Training

2:30–2:45 Break

2:45–4:15 Parallel Session # 3

Environmental and Trade Economics

Why is the United States’ Air Quality Improving? The Roles of Trade, Regulation, Productivity, and Preferences
Joseph S. Shapiro and Reed Walker

Environmental Regulation, Pollution Abatement, and Productivity: A Frontier Analysis
Shital Sharma

Firms in the Great Trade Collapse and Recovery: Evidence from U.S. Microdata
Jeronimo Carballo, Kyle Handley, and Nuno Limão

Firm Productivity

Management in America
Nicholas Bloom, Erik Brynjolfsson, Lucia Foster, Ron Jarmin, Itay Saporta-Eksten,
John Van Reenen, Megha Patnaik

Are Firms Born in Recessions Different? Lifecycle Consequences of Economic Conditions at Inception
Sara Moreira

Allocating Company R&D to Establishment-Based Industries
Christian Awuku-Budu and Leo Sveikauskas

Demographic Data Training

4:15 Adjournment

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