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Workshop Agenda: The Second Georgia International/Development Economics

Agenda

Friday, December 5, 2008
7:30 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:15

Opening Remarks
Mike Bryan, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics, Mercer University

8:30

First Session

Fiscal Policy, Long Run Growth and Welfare in Brazil
Felix Rioja, Georgia State University
Gerhard Glomm, Indiana University

Discussant
Frank Luo, Center for Disease Control

Democracy, Diversification, and Growth Reversals
David Cuberes, Clemson University
Michal Jerzmanowski, Clemson University

Discussant
Debra Sabia, Georgia Southern University

Financing Constraints as Barriers to Firm Survival and Growth in India
Usha Nair-Reichert, Georgia Institute of Technology
Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant
Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Mercer University

10:30 Coffee Break
10:45

Second Session

Understanding low average returns to education in Africa: the role of heterogeneity across education levels and the importance of political and economic reforms
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant
Melinda Pitts, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Formal Incomes and Actual Wealth: Evidence from Moscow Income and Car Ownership Databases
Sergey Mityakov, Clemson University
Serguey Braguinsky, Carnegie Mellon University
Andrey Liscovich, Harvard University

Discussant
Chris Cunningham, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Market Reforms and Consumption Puzzles in China
Li Qi, Agnes Scott College
Penelope B. Prime, Mercer University

Discussant
Xuepeng Liu, Kennesaw State University

12:45 p.m.

Lunch

2:00

Third Session

Employer Monopsony Power in the Labor Market for Undocumented Workers
Julie L. Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and Georgia State University
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Discussant
Federico Mandelman, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Decomposing the Long Run Growth of Trade 1870-1997
Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant
Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Monetary Announcements as an inflation stabilization tool in Latin America and the Caribbean
Nicole Baerg, Emory University
Gustavo Canavire, Georgia State University

Discussant
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

4:00

Closing Remarks
John C. Robertson, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University.

 

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