Fourth Southeastern International Development Economics Workshop - December 3, 2010

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Americas Center and the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University


Friday, December 3, 2010
8:25 a.m. Opening Remarks
Stephen Kay, Americas Centers Coordinator, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:30 Session 1: Labor Markets, Human Capital, and Economic Development
  Ethnic Wage Gaps in Segmented Labor Markets
Gustavo Canavire-Bacarreza, Georgia State University
Discussant: Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
  Labor Market, Education, and Armed Conflict in Tajikistan PDF logo
Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Institute of Technology
Discussant: Len Carlson, Emory University
  Migration and Human Capital Development in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan PDF logo [Presentation] PDF logo
Kathryn Anderson, Vanderbilt University, and Bakhraom Mirkasimov, DIW Berlin
Discussant: Haizheng Li, Georgia Institute of Technology
10:30 Break
10:45 Session 2: The Political Economy of Government Distortion and Extortion
  The Distributional Consequences of Government Spending Off-site PDF logo [Presentation] PDF logo
Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia, and Stephen Turnovsky, University of Washington
Discussant: Felix Rioja, Georgia State University [Presentation] PDF logo
  Pampered Bureaucracy and Trade Liberalization Off-site PDF logo [Presentation] PDF logo
Ben Zissimos, Vanderbilt University and Caleb Stroup, Vanderbilt University
Discussant: Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology [Presentation] PDF logo
  Tax Avoidance, Tax Preference, and Re-imports: The Case of "Redundant" Trade
Xuepeng Liu, Kennesaw State University
Discussant: Patricia Schneider, Agnes Scott College
12:45 p.m. Lunch
2:00 Session 3: The Economics of Kinship: Remittances, Lending, and Conflict
  Economic Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from the Constraints of the Open-Economy Trilemma PDF logo
Peter Hull, FRB New York, and Masami Imai, Wesleyan University
Discussant: Tetsuya Saito, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo [Presentation] PDF logo
  Relationship Lending in Microcredit: Evidence from Bangladesh PDF logo [Presentation] PDF logo
Sugato Chakravarty, Purdue University, and Abu Zafar Shahriar, Purdue University
Discussant: Waldery Rodrigues Junior, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (Brazil)
  Can Remittances Spur Economic Growth and Development? PDF logo
Bichaka Fayissa, Middle Tennessee State University, and Christian Nsiah, Black Hills State University
Discussant: Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta [Presentation] PDF logo
4:00 Closing Remarks
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.