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April 30 - May 1, 2010
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The fourth annual meeting of the "Macroeconomics Across Time and Space" working group will be held at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia on April 30 and May 1, 2010. The aim of the group is to bring together the large number of researchers in aggregate economics who are using modern dynamic theory to investigate substantive historical questions. Research presented at past meetings covered a very broad range of topics, including analyses of great depressions; industrial revolutions; the diffusion of new technologies; secular shifts in hours worked and leisure; long-run trends in marriage, women's labor supply and fertility; the connection between the formation and dissolution of institutions and the economy; the rise in urbanization; international trade and capital flows; and the growth and location of business.