Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Americas Center and the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University
|Friday, December 2, 2011|
|8:00 a.m.||Registration and breakfast|
John Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|8:30||Session 1: Economic and Institutional Consequences of Banking and Finance|
|"The Long Run Effects of Banking Crises on Investment"
Felix Rioja, Georgia State University, Fernando Rios-Avila, Georgia State University, and Neven Valev, Georgia State University
Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia
|"Financial Development and Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from India's Manufacturing Sector"
Zhenhui Xu, Georgia College & State University, and Sudeshna Pal, Georgia College & State University
Kaiji Chen, Emory University
|"The Impact of Regulation on Financial Services Industry Groups: Evidence from the 2007–2009 Crisis"
Anita Pennathur, Florida Atlantic University, Deborah Smith, Florida Atlantic University, and Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Mercer University
Carl Hudson, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|10:45||Session 2: Credit, Growth, and Economic Development|
|"Credit Decomposition and Business Cycles"
Berrak Bahadir, University of Georgia
Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
|"Toward a Search-Theoretic Approach of Modern Economic Development, Financial Deepening, and Urbanization: A Cross-Country Perspective"
Tetsuya Saito, Lehigh University
Fernando Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
|"Export Growth and Credit Constraints"
Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology, Byung-Cheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kevin Tsui, Clemson University
|2:00||Session 3: Labor Markets, Migration, and Conflict in Latin America|
|"Unions, Wage Gaps and Wage Distribution in Bolivia and Chile"
Fernando Rios-Avila, Georgia State University
Huan Ni, Kennesaw State University
|"Life Satisfaction and International Migration: Testing a Subjective Well-Being Model of Intention to Migrate Abroad"
Namrata Chindarkar, University of Maryland–College Park
Kathryn Anderson, Vanderbilt University
|"Conflict and Its Impact on Educational Accumulation and Enrollment in Colombia: What We Can Learn from Recent IDPs"
Kate Wharton, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology
David Davis, Emory University
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta