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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

Agenda

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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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

Discussant:
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