Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie-Rochester-NYU Conference on Public Policy

2021 Conference on Economic Access and Mobility

Nov. 12-13, 2021 | Virtual


Removing impediments to economic mobility and ensuring fair access to economic opportunities is a central concern for citizens and policymakers. This conference features research papers that analyze the causes, consequences, and policy implications of barriers to mobility across the income and wealth distribution.

About the CRNYU Conferences

The CRNYU conferences seek to stimulate policy relevance and empirical research in economic science, to encourage interchange of scientific ideas among analysts with different approaches, and to generate greater understanding by academic economists of practitioners' environments.

Each conference is organized around a particular theme or topic with papers prepared by leading scholars with expertise in the area. Participants are united by their interest in the issues discussed and by their belief that analysis, evidence, and informed discussion have lasting effects on the public and its institutions. The conference receives financial support from the National Science Foundation and from its host institutions

Conference Contribution Milestones

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Robert Lucas’s seminal paper on the econometric evaluation of policy appeared in the first issue of the conference.

John Taylor’s paper in 1993 introduced the Taylor Rule and transformed discussion and analysis of monetary policy.

Advisory Board

Andrew Abel
University of Pennsylvania

Mark Aguiar
Princeton University

Laurence Ales
Carnegie Mellon University

George Alessandria
University of Rochester

Yan Bai
University of Rochester

Mark Bils
University of Rochester

Youngsung Chang
University of Rochester

Harold Cole
University of Pennsylvania

Thomas F. Cooley
New York University

Mariacristina De Nardi
University of Minnesota

Burton Hollifield
Carnegie Mellon University

Narayana Kocherlakota
University of Rochester

Marla Ripoll
University of Pittsburgh

Aysegul Sahin
University of Texas

Ali Shourideh
Carnegie Mellon University

Chris Sleet
Carnegie Mellon University

Linda Tesar
University of Michigan

Venky Venkateswaran
New York University

Gianluca Violante
Princeton University

Michael Waugh
New York University

Sevin Yeltekin
University of Rochester

Ariel Zetlin-Jones
Carnegie Mellon University

Stanley Zin
University of New York

Conference History

The Carnegie-Rochester Conference on Public Policy was initiated in the early 1970s through the efforts of the Bradley Policy Research Center at the William E. Simon School of Business Administration at the University of Rochester and the Center for the Study of Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University.

Under the leadership of the late Allan Meltzer (Carnegie Mellon University) and the late Karl Brunner (University of Rochester), the conference developed into a semi-annual event held in April in Rochester and November in Pittsburgh. 

Subsequently, New York University's Stern School of Business joined Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and the University of Rochester’s Simon School of Business as a host institution. The April meeting of the conference now alternates between Rochester and New York City.