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Fifth Southeastern International Development Economics Workshop - December 2, 2011

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
8:15 Opening remarks
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" PDF logo
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" PDF logo
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" PDF logo
Anita Pennathur, Florida Atlantic University, Deborah Smith, Florida Atlantic University, and Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Mercer University

Carl Hudson, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
10:30 Break
10:45 Session 2: Credit, Growth, and Economic Development
  "Credit Decomposition and Business Cycles" PDF logo
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" PDF logo
Tetsuya Saito, Lehigh University
Additional results PDF logo

Fernando Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
  "Export Growth and Credit Constraints" PDF logo
Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology, Byung-Cheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Kevin Tsui, Clemson University
12:45 p.m. Lunch
2:00 Session 3: Labor Markets, Migration, and Conflict in Latin America
  "Unions, Wage Gaps and Wage Distribution in Bolivia and Chile" PDF logo
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" PDF logo
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" PDF logo
Kate Wharton, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology

David Davis, Emory University
4:00 Closing remarks
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta