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Hispanic Economic Issues Workshop - November 19, 2010

The Americas Center and the American Society of Hispanic Economists organized a workshop on Hispanic economic issues that took place Nov. 19, 2010, one day before the 2010 Southern Economic Association annual meeting in Atlanta began. Economists from throughout the country presented papers on topics that included education, income distribution, immigration, and remittances.

Agenda

Friday, November 19, 2010
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks
Dave Altig, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:45–12:20 Morning Session: Education and Income Distribution Issues
8:45 Hispanic High School Completion: The Role and Value of the GED PDF logo
Richard Fry, Pew Hispanic Center [Presentation] PDF logo
Discussant: Sue K. Stockly, Eastern New Mexico University [Presentation] PDF logo
9:20 Racial/Ethnic Income Inequality Responses to Government Maintenance Programs in the U.S. PDF logo
Gary A. Hoover, University of Alabama
Mehmet E. Yaya, Eastern Michigan University [Presentation] PDF logo
Discussant: Darrick Hamilton, Milano, The New School
9:55 Emulation vs. Socializing Consumption: The Hispanic Consumer PDF logo
David J. Molina, University of North Texas [Presentation] PDF logo
Discussant: Tapen Sinha, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México [Presentation] PDF logo
10:30 Questions and Discussion
10:45 Break
11:00 Poverty and the Binational Population PDF logo
Anita Alves Pena, Colorado State University [Presentation] PDF logo
Discussant: Marie T. Mora, University of Texas, Pan American [Presentation] PDF logo
11:35 Immigrant and Minority Homeownership in the U.S. through Recent Housing Boom and Bust
Kusum Mundra, Rutgers University
Discussant: Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Presentation] PDF logo
12:10 p.m. Questions and Discussion
12:30 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Introduction: Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Keynote Speaker: Mark Hugo López, Pew Hispanic Center
1:45–5:20 Afternoon Session: Migration Effects and Assimilation Outcomes
1:45 Remittance, Migration, and the Small Open Economy PDF logo
Dennis W. Jansen, Texas A&M University
Diego Vacaflores, Texas State University, San Marcos
Discussant: Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
2:20 The Impact of Mexican Immigration on U.S. Natives: Evidence from Migrant Flows Driven by Rainfall Shocks PDF logo
Todd Pugatch, University of Michigan
Dean Yang, University of Michigan
Discussant: Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College
2:55 Immigration and Child-Care Patterns Among College-educated Mothers in the U.S.: Evidence from time-use data
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, San Diego State University
Almudena Sevilla Sanz, San Diego State University
Discussant: Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
3:30 Questions and Discussion
3:45 Break
4:00 Assimilation and Cohort Effects beyond the Labor Market: Time Allocations of Hispanic Immigrants to the U.S. PDF logo
Andres J. Vargas, Texas Tech University [Presentation] PDF logo
Manuel Chavez, University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: Alberto Dávila, University of Texas, Pan American [Presentation] PDF logo
4:35 Who Remains Mexican? Selective Ethnic Attrition and the Intergenerational Progress of Mexican Americans PDF logo
Brian Duncan, University of Colorado at Denver
Stephen J. Trejo, University of Texas at Austin
Discussant: Mark Hugo López, Pew Hispanic Center
5:10 Questions and Discussion
5:20 Closing Remarks
Stephen J. Kay, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Marie T. Mora, University of Texas, Pan American