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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Cecilia Rouse (Princeton University)

Friday, January 4, 2:30 PM

Friday, January 4, 2:30 PM
Session: Racial and Ethnic Gaps in Education:? Theory, Policies and Practice (AEA)
Presiding: Ngina Chiteji (Skidmore College)

Racial and Ethnic Gaps in Achievement: Evidence from Florida
Cecilia Rouse (Princeton University)
David Figlio (University of Florida)

The Impacts of Choice and Accountability on African-American versus Latino Children in Chicago
Brian Jacob (Harvard University)

Within-School Variation in the Quality of Instruction across Course Levels and Racial Groups
Ronald Ferguson (Harvard University)

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM
Session: The Impact of Hurricanes on Residents and Local Labor Markets (AEA)
Presiding: James X. Sullivan (University of Notre Dame)

Returning to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina
Christina Paxson (Princeton University)
Cecilia Rouse (Princeton University)
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The Effect of Hurricane Katrina on the Labor Market Outcomes of Evacuees
Jeffrey Groen (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Anne Polivka (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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How Disasters Affect Local Labor Markets: The Effects of Hurricanes in Florida
Ariel Belasen (State University of New York-Binghamton)
Solomon Polachek (State University of New York-Binghamton)

Measuring the Labor Market Impacts of Hurricane Katrina Migration: Evidence from Houston, Texas
Molly Fifer McIntosh (Princeton University)
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Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM

Sunday, January 6, 8:00 AM
Session: Student Incentives in Action: Experimental Evidence from Offering Money for Educational Achievement (AEA)
Presiding: Joshua Angrist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Paying to Learn: The Effects of Financial Incentives on Elementary School Test Scores
Eric Bettinger (Case Western Reserve University)

Incentivising: An Intuitive Approach to Raising Achievement
Roland Fryer ()

Lead them to Water and Pay them to Drink: An Experiment with Services and Incentives for College Achievement
Joshua Angrist (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Daniel Lang (University of Toronto)
Philip Oreopoulos (University of Toronto)

The Effect of Financial Incentives on Community College Attainment: Evidence from Opening Doors
Cecilia Rouse (Princeton University)

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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.

"Pulling forth statements on political issues is a distraction from the real and important work of economic research and education," explains AEA President Nordhaus, when asked about the AEA's historically non-partisan stand on public policy. Read the whole story in the latest issue of 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 job market could be picking up for economics grad students," reports Brenda Cronin in the Wall Street Journal. Get the inside story on what her sources are saying before you head to ASSA in January!

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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