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Jan 02, 2015

Jan 02, 2015 5:30 pm, Sheraton Boston, Constitution Ballroom B
Econometric Society
Presidential Address

Manuel Arellano (CEMFI) On the Econometrics of Household Income and Consumption Dynamics

Jan 02, 2015 6:30 pm, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom–Salon E
Association for Social Economics
Opening Plenary Session and Reception (A1, B5) (Panel Discussion)

Panel Moderator: Ellen Mutari (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

Guy Standing (University of London) A Precariat Charter: Building a New Distribution System

Jan 03, 2015

Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am, Sheraton Boston, Gardner Room
African Finance & Economics Association
Trade and Africa’s Structural Transformation (O1, F1)

Presiding: Leonce Ndikumana (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Can Export Promotion Agencies Stem the Deindustrialisation in Sub-Saharan Africa?
Malokele Nanivazo (UN-WIDER)

Isaac Marcelin (University of Maryland-Eastern Shore)
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Is Regional Integration Beneficial For Agricultural Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa? The Case of CEMAC and WAEMU
Juliet Elu (Morehouse College)

Gregory Price (Langston University)
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What Can Trade Tell Us about Economic Transformation? Composition of Trade and Structural Transformation in African Countries
Mina Baliamoune-Lutz (University of North Florida)

Abdoul Mijiyawa (World Bank)
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Some Determinants of Inter-Country Variations in the Growth Performance of African Countries
Steve Onyeiwu (Allegheny College)

Mackensie Bluedorn (Allegheny College)
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Linking Gender Diversity, Economic Performance and Sustainability within the Microfinance Industry
Darline Augustine (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Christopher O. Wheat (Rutgers University)

Danielle T. Smith (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Charles A. Malgwi (Bentley University)
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Towards Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Does That Mar the Environment?
Solomon Aboagye (University of Ghana)

Paul Adjei Kwakwa (Presbyterian University College Ghana)
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Danielle T. Smith (Rochester Institute of Technology)

Oluyemisi Kuku-Shittu (NSSP-IFPRI)

Inoussa Boubacar (Clarion University)

Samuel Amponsah (Tokyo International University)

Malokele Nanivazo (UN-WIDER)

Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am, Westin Copley, St. George D
Agricultural & Applied Economics Association
Risk Mitigation Tools in Agriculture: Crop Insurance and Contract Farming (Q1)

Presiding: David Zilberman (University of California-Berkeley)

Using Prospect Theory to Explain Anomalous Crop Insurance Decisions
Bruce Babcock (Iowa State University)
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The Effects of Crop Insurance on Specialty Crop Acreage: A Focus on CAT using Unique Individual Policy Holder Data
Daniel A. Sumner (University of California-Davis)

Hyunok Lee (University of California-Davis)

Jisang Yu (University of California-Davis)
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The Pricing of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Contracts: Evidence from New England
Thomas W. Sproul (University of Rhode Island)

Jaclyn D. Kropp (University of Florida)
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How Does Crop Insurance Purchase Affect Marketing Contracts Participation
Xiaoxue Du (University of California-Berkeley)

Jennifer Ifft (Cornell University)

Liang Lu (University of California-Berkeley)

David Zilberman (University of California-Berkeley)
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Jan 03, 2015 8:00 am, Sheraton Boston, Independence Ballroom
American Economic Association
A Discussion of Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the 21st Century” (D3)

Presiding: N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University)

Capital and Wealth in the 21st Century
David N. Weil (Brown University)
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Capital Taxation in the 21st Century
Alan J. Auerbach (University of California-Berkeley)

Kevin Hassett (American Enterprise Institute)
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Yes, r>g. So what?
N. Gregory Mankiw (Harvard University)
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About Capital in the 21st century
Thomas Piketty (Paris School of Economics)
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