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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Steve Levitt (University of Chicago)


Friday, January 4, 10:15 AM

Friday, January 4, 10:15 AM
Session: Economics of Traffic Safety: Children, Teenagers and the Elderly (AEA)
Presiding: Steve Levitt (University of Chicago)

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Child Safety Seats and Seat Belts in Protecting Children from Injury
Steve Levitt (University of Chicago)
Joseph Doyle (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
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Behavioral Impact of Graduated Driver Licensing on Teenage Driving Risk and Exposure
Pinar Karaca-Mandic (University of Minnesota)
Greg Ridgeway (RAND Corporation)
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Traffic Safety, Organ Donations and the Theory of the Second Best
Thomas Dee (Swarthmore College)

Estimating the Accident Risk of Older Drivers
David Loughran (RAND Corporation)
Seth Seabury (RAND Corporation)
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Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM

Saturday, January 5, 2:30 PM
Session: The Economics of Paid Sex Markets (AEA)
Presiding: Alan Krueger (Princeton University)

An Empirical Analysis of Street Prostitutes
Steve Levitt (University of Chicago )
Sudhir Venkatesh (Columbia University)

Enforcing Licensing Requirements: Implications for Disease Transmission in the Sex Market
Manisha Shah (University of Melbourne)
Paul Gertler (University of California, Berkley and NBER)

In Da Club: An Econometric Analysis of Strip Club Patrons
Taggert Brooks (University of Wisconsin La Crosse)
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From Sex to Gender
Lena Edlund (Columbia University )
Evelyn Korn (Philipps-Universit at Marburg)
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