These are 2008 AEA Conference Papers; please see also the full 2008 ASSA Preliminary Program Schedule.
Conference papers will be uploaded as they become available from the authors.

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Michael Kremer (Harvard University)

Friday, January 4, 2:30 PM

Friday, January 4, 2:30 PM
Session: Psychology and Development: Theory and Experimental Evidence (AEA)
Presiding: Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)

How high are rates of return to fertilizer: Evidence from field experiment in Western Kenya
Esther Duflo (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
Jonathan Robinson (UCSC)
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Climbing out of Poverty: Long Term Decisions under Income Stress
Abhijit Banerjee (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Sendhil Mullainathan (Harvard University)

Norm Enforcement under Social Discrimination: An Experimental Investigation in India
Ernst Fehr (University of Zurich)
Karla Hoff (World Bank)
Mayuresh Kshetramade (Affinnova, Inc.)

Saturday, January 5, 8:00 AM

Saturday, January 5, 8:00 AM
Session: International Migration and Remittances (AEA)
Presiding: Dean Yang (University of Michigan)

Individual Ability and Selection into Migration in Kenya
Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)
Joan Hamory (University of California, Berkeley)

Remittances and the Problem of Control: A Field Experiment with Migrant Families in El Salvador and Washington, D.C.
Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
Nava Ashraf (Harvard Business School)
Claudia Martinez (University of Michigan)
Diego Aycinena (Francisco Marroquin University)
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The Economics of International Refugee Law
Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
Ryan Bubb (Harvard University)
David Levine (University of California, Berkeley)

The Impacts of International Migration on Remaining Household Members: Omnibus Results from a Migration Lottery Program
David Mckenzie (World Bank)
John Gibson (University of Waikato)
Steven Stillman (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research)

Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM

Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM
Session: Effects on Natural and Human Resources of the Rise of Markets in Developing Countries (AEA)
Presiding: Mark Pitt (Brown University)

Water markets and the decline of the water table in India
Andrew Foster (Brown University)
Sheetal Sekhri (Brown University)
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Spring Cleaning: A Randomized Evaluation of Source Water Quality Improvement
Alix Zwane (University of California, Berkeley)
Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
Jessica Leino (University of California, Berkeley)
Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley)

The Costs of Decentralization: Water Pollution Spillovers from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil
Mushfiq Mobarak (University of Colorado, Boulder)
Molly Lipscomb (University of Colorado, Boulder)

International Trade Competition, Market Power, and Gender Wage Differentials in India's Manufacturing Sector
Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis University)
Yana Rodgers (Rutgers University)
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University of Chicago economics professor, Matthew Gentzkow, who is the AEA's 2014 John Bates Clark Medal recipient, discusses the future of economics, the state of the media ecosphere, and virtues of "data hustle" in this interview from Quartz.

A recent article in The Economist examines higher education endowments and university behaviors including new research presented in a paper from the latest edition of the American Economic Review.

"For economists, the tradition of keeping mum—at least as a national organization—is long and proud. 'The association as such will take no partisan attitude, nor will it commit its members to any position on practical economic questions,' the economic association states on its website. Those policies, says its president, William D. Nordhaus, a professor at Yale University, by email, 'have served it well through hot and cold wars.'"

"Not only do economists vary widely in their opinions of economic policy, he notes, but many have participated in helping shape such policies. Putting forth statements on political issues would be 'unnecessary, polarizing, controversy-stoking, and a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education,' he says. (Mr. Nordhaus was, of course, speaking for himself and not the association.)"

Read the whole story in the The Chronicle of Higher Education (subscribers only).

From ASSA 2014: The Wall Street Journal reports on the AEA's CSWEP committee's efforts in mentoring early-career female economists and the program's expanding influence on similar programs being developed overseas. Read the full article here.

The Chronicle of Higher Education just published "Cool Head on Global Warming," an in-depth look at the new book by 2014 AEA President, William Nordhaus entitled, "The Climate Casino: Risk, Uncertainty and Economics for a Warming World" (Yale University Press).

The Atlantic Cities provides a thorough examination of Clifford Winston's (Brooking Institution) research, "On The Performance of the U.S. Transportation System: Caution Ahead," from the latest edition of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL).

Upcoming research by Yang Wang, a health economist at Lafayette College, indicates that some smokers believe age, race, and parental longevity influence their life expectancy more than smoking does. Access the news brief here, or the forthcoming article from the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.

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