Conference Schedule

2018 Conference Schedule of Events

2019 Schedule Will Be Up In September

Full Program

Sessions A1:

Macro Economics

9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Room 8009

"Is Foreign Aid Procyclical or Countercyclical?”

"Macroeconomics Stimulus and the Distorting Effects of Political Connection: Evidence from China,”

"Fiscal Policy Effects and Capital Mobility in Some Latin American Countries,”

“House Price Synchronization across the U.S. States and Their Time-Varying Macroeconomic Linkages,"

Session A2:

Labor Economics I

9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Room 8010

"The Effects of Wage Replacement on Return to Work and Medical Service Use in Workers’ Compensation,”

"Feeling Squeezed? Impact of Social Security Benefit Cuts on Labor Supply and Financial Behavior of the Elderly,”

Session A3:

Fed Challenge

9.00 AM - 10.30 AM

Room 8014

Chair: Professor Helen Roberts, University of Illinois at Chicago

10.30 AM - 10.45 AM


Session B1:

Education I

10.45 AM - 12.15 PM

Room 8009

"The Impact of a Female Adult Literacy Program on Knowledge, Confidence, Mobility and Bargaining Power of Women: Evidence from India,”

"Female Education, Fertility Decisions, and Infant Health: Evidence from China’s Compulsory Education Law,”

"The Effect of the Minimum Dropout Age on Tobacco Product and Alcohol Use among High School Students Younger than 16 Years Old,”

"Competition, Cooperation, and Performance: Interaction in the Classroom?”

Session B2:

Labor Economics II

10.45 AM - 12.15 PM

Room 8010

"Direct and Spillover Impacts of Formal Employment: Evidence from Argentina,”

"Immigrants, Language Barrier, and the Assimilation Processes,”

“Consequences of Immigrating During a Recession: Evidence from the US Refugee Resettlement Program,”

"The 1975 Black Frost: Shocks to Capital and the Spatial Distribution of Workers,”

Session B3:

Real Estates

10.45 AM - 12.15 PM

Room 8014

"Measuring the Net Impact of Property Tax Differentials on Residential Development Intensity,”

"Are Urban and Suburban Poverty Converging in the Rust Belt?”

“Shifts in the Affordable Housing Stock: Micro-evidence from Small Multifamily Homes,”

“Productivity and Welfare in an Overlapping Generations Model with Housing,”

James Robinson

University of Chicago

12.25 PM - 1.35 PM

Room 8005

12.25 PM - 1.35 PM

Luncheon and Keynote Address

Room 8005

"The Narrow Corridor to Liberty"

Session C1:

Economics and Law

1:45 PM - 3.15 PM

Room 8009

"Unraveling Place-Based Preferences: Do School Shootings Erode Property Values?”

"The Effect of Internal Migration on Crime and Violence: Evidence from Indonesia,”

"Short-Run Consequences of Displacement in the Criminal Labor Market,”

Session C2:

Labor Economics III

1:45 PM - 3.15 PM

Room 8010

"Impact of Chilean Maternity Leave Expansion on Female Labor Market Outcomes and Gender Discrimination,”

"Are Men Revising their Attitudes Toward Women? Men’s Attitudes on the Role of Women in the Labor Market and Women’s Outcomes,”

"Labor Demand Shocks and Human Capital Investments: Do Race and Ethnicity Matter?”

"Does Working from Home Reduce Employee Turnover? Implications for Career Mobility,”

Session C3:

Experimental Economics & Design

1:45 PM - 3.15 PM

Room 8014

"An Investigation into Optimal Plot Length in On-farm Field Trials,”

“An Economic-Theory-Based Approach to Management Zone Delineation,”

"The Joint Spillover Index,”

"Public Goods Game with Competition and Leadership: An Experimental Study,”

3.15 PM - 3.30 PM


Session D1:

Macroeconomic Policies & Japan

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM

Room 8009

"Another Look at the Small Balassa-Samuelson Effect in Japan’s Real Exchange Rate Appreciation during the Rapid Growth Era, 1956-70,”

"Abenomics and the Future of the Japanese Economy,”

Session D2:

Derivatives Markets

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM

Room 8010

"Another Look at Cash-Futures Convergence,”

"Iso-risk Threshold and Implications about Modern Finance,”

“CME Bitcoin Futures Contracts, Performance to Date,”

"A Tail of Low Volatility: Was the Recent Low Equity Volatility an Anomaly?”

Session D3:

Stock Market & Investor Behavior

3.30 PM - 5.00 PM

Room 8014

"Stock Price Reactions to the Information and Bias in Analyst-Expected Returns,”

"The Effect of Capital Gain Taxation on Executive Compensation: Evidence from the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997,”

"The Conditional Expected Market Return,”

Sponsored by Pearson Higher Ed

5.00 PM - 6.00 PM

Sessions E1:

Health Economics I

8.30 AM - 10.00 AM

Room 8009

"The Impact of Access to Oral Contraceptives on the Spread of Sexually Transmitted Diseases,”

"Does Medicaid Reimbursement for Obstetric Care Affect Treatment Decisions?”

"Increased WIC Eligibility and Birth Outcomes,”

“Does Telemedicine Save Lives? Evidence on the Effect of Telemedicine Parity Laws on Mortality Rates,”

Session E2:

Education II

8.30 AM - 10.00 AM

Room 8010

"The Impact of State Financial Intervention on School District Fiscal Performance: Evidence from Illinois,”

"The Effect of Charter School Entry on School District's Inputs and Expenditures,”

"Private Schools' Entry Decision: Evidence from a Public Policy in India,”

Session E3:

Historical and Current Applications of Prospect Theory

8.30 AM - 10.00 AM

Room 8014

Workshop presented by Jodi Houlihan and Florina Salaghe, Benedictine University.

"Applying Prospect Theory in CAPM Using Simulation,”

10.00 AM - 10.15 AM


Session F1:

Health Economics II

10.15 AM - 11.45 AM

Room 8009

"Changes in Height-for-Age of Egyptian Children 1995 to 2014,”

"Do Children on Medicaid Benefit from a Weak Labor Market? Evidence from the Great Recession,”

“Inertia, Learning, and Welfare in Physician Prescribing Behavior: The Case of Generic Entry,”

Session F2:

Sports Economics

10.15 AM - 11.45 AM

Room 8010

"Competitive Balance in College Baseball and the Effects of Scholarship Limitation,”

"The Economic Impact of Season Ticket Holders at Two NCAA Men’s Basketball Programs,”

"Towards a Model of Long-term Labor Contracts in Major League Baseball,”

Session F3:

Volatility in Emerging Markets

10.15 AM - 11.45 AM

Room 8014

"The Stabilization of Poland’s Exchange Rate since Communism: A 30 Year Retrospective,”

"Contrasting GARCH Daily Variance Predictions between Foreign Exchange Returns and Carry Trade Strategy Returns,”

"Latin America Headline News and the Impact on Currency Prices,”

11.45 AM - 1.00 PM

Lunch (on your own)

Session G1:

International Economics

1:15 PM - 3.00 PM

Room 8009

"Exchange Rate Determination,”

"Exporting Decision and Extensive Margins of Credit: Firm-Level Investigation of Bangladesh,”

"Tax Competition for Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions with Endogenous Tariff: Does the Market Size Matter?”

Session G2:

Economic Development

1:15 PM - 3.00 PM

Room 8010

"Agricultural Productivity: Contrasting Effects of Earned and Unearned Remittance,”

"Do Workers' Remittances Promote Financial Development and Growth in Developing Countries?”

"The Contribution of Public and Private Investment to Economic Growth,”

“John Mill and China: The Development of Political Economy in Modern China,”

Session G3:

Banking, Credit & Inflation

1:15 PM - 3.00 PM

Room 8014

"Costs Associated with Sovereign Debt Default and Debt Renegotiations,”

"Discount Window, Stigma, and the Term Auction Facility,”

"Do Bank Reserves Become More Interest Elastic After the Crisis? Evidence from US Bank Level Data,”

“Just Got Lucky? Inflation Targeting and Macroeconomic Stability,”

2.45 PM - 3.00 PM


3.00 PM - 4.00 PM

Room 8009

Graduate Student Paper Competition and Awards

4.15 PM

Room 8009

Executive Committee Meeting