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2009 Third Southeastern International/Development Economics Workshop - Agenda & Papers

Friday, December 4, 2009
7:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00

Opening Remarks
Stephen Kay, Research Department, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

8:15

First Session: Health Economics

Price of the Hippocratic Oath: An Empirical Investigation of Bribery in the Russian Healthcare Sector (282 KB) PDF logo
Klara Sabirianova Peter, Georgia State University
Tetyana Zelenska, Georgia State University

Discussant
Gregory Brock, Georgia Southern University

Female-Headed Households and Poverty: Evidence from the National Family Health Survey (190 KB) PDF logo
Ramaprasad Rajaram, University of Georgia

Discussant
Melinda Pitts, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Got Water? Social Divisions and Access to Public Goods in Rural India (160 KB) PDF logo
Divya Balasubramaniam, University of Georgia
Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia
David Mustard, University of Georgia

Discussant
Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Institute of Technology

10:00 Coffee Break
10:15

Second Session: Education, Endowments, and Emigration

Are Returns to Education on the Decline in Venezuela and Does Mission Sucre Have a Role to Play? (818 KB) PDF logo
Naihobe Gonzalez, Georgia Institute of Technology
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant
Andres Jauregui, Columbus State University

Resource Curse or Malthusian Trap? Evidence from Oil Discoveries and Extractions (581 KB) PDF logo
Anca M. Cotet, Ball State University
Kevin K. Tsui, Clemson University

Discussant
Ebenezer Kolajo, University of West Georgia

Another Partition? Perceptions of Uncertainty and Emigration from Kazakhstan to Russia 1999-2007 (296 KB) PDF logo
Galina An, Kenyon College
Charles M. Becker, Duke University

Discussant
Kathryn Anderson, Vanderbilt University

Noon

Lunch

1:00 p.m.

Third Session: Trade and Factor Returns

Cross-Country Variation in Factor Shares and Its Implications for Development Accounting (342 KB) PDF logo
Brad Sturgill, Appalachian State University

Discussant
Mark Rider, Georgia State University

Firm Heterogeneity, Trade Liberalization, and Duration of Trade and Production: The Case of India (157 KB) PDF logo
Tibor Besedeš, Georgia Institute of Technology
Usha Nair-Reichert, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Foreign Firms, Trade Liberalization, and Resource Allocation (366 KB) PDF logo
Joel Rodrigue, Vanderbilt University

Discussant
Vivian Kirby, Kennesaw State University

3:15 Coffee Break
3:30

Fourth Session: Financing Economic Growth

Where Has All the Money Gone? Foreign Aid and the Quest for Growth PDF logo
Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia
Paola Giulianoz, University of California-Los Angeles
Ilker Kaya, University of Georgia

Discussant
Luc Noiset, Kennesaw State University

Does Non-Interest Income Impact Bank Return and Risk in Emerging Markets? The Case of India PDF logo
Anita Pennathur, Florida Atlantic University
Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Mercer University
Sharmila Vishwasrao, Florida Atlantic University

Discussant
Bento Lobo, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Stock Markets, Banks, and the Sources of Economic Growth (245 KB) PDF logo
Felix Rioja, Georgia State University
Neven Valev, Georgia State University

Discussant
Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

5:00

Closing Remarks
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University