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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Dean Yang (University of Michigan)


Friday, January 4, 8:00 AM

Friday, January 4, 8:00 AM
Session: Technology Adoption in Developing Countries (AEA)
Presiding: Dean Yang (University of Michigan)

Selection and Comparative Advantage in Technology Adoption
Tavneet Suri (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Technology Adoption and Network Formation: Evidence from a Horticultural Credit and Export Program in Kenya
Xavier Gine (World Bank)
Nava Ashraf (Harvard University)
Dean Karlan (Yale University)

Insurance, Credit, and Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi
Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
Xavier Gine (World Bank)
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Causes and Consequences of Indoor Air Pollution: A Randomized Intervention Study in Bangladesh
A. Mushfiq Mobarak (University of Colorado)
Grant Miller (Stanford University)
Lynn Hildemann (Stanford University)



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: Health and Economic Outcomes: Linkages across the Life Cycle (AEA)
Presiding: Hoyt Bleakley (University of Chicago)

'On the Street Where You Live': Effects of a Child's Neighborhood on Later Life Outcomes
Joseph Ferrie (Northwestern University)
Karen Rolf (University of Nebraska)
Werner Troesken (University of Pittsburgh)

U.S. Above-Ground Nuclear Tests of the 1950s and Subsequent Health and Socioeconomic Outcomes in North Carolina
Douglas Almond (Columbia University)
Michael Greenstone (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Under the Weather: Health, Schooling, and Socioeconomic Consequences of Early-Life Rainfall
Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
Sharon Maccini (University of Michigan)

Malaria in the Americas: A Retrospective Analysis of Childhood Exposure
Hoyt Bleakley (University of Chicago)



Sunday, January 6, 12:30 PM

Sunday, January 6, 12:30 PM
Session: Economic Effects of Natural Disasters (AEA)
Presiding: Dean Yang (University of Michigan)

Gone with the Wind? Hurricane Risk, Fertility and Education
Claus Portner (University of Washington)
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Coping With Disaster: The Impact of Hurricanes on International Financial Flows, 1970-2002
Dean Yang (University of Michigan)
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Determinants of Sri Lankan Microenterprise Recovery after the Tsunami
Suresh de Mel (University of Peradeniya)
David McKenzie (The World Bank)
Christopher Woodruf (University of California, San Diego)

Mental Health in the Aftermath of the Tsunami: The Role of Family Loss and Exposure to Trauma
Elizabeth Frankenberg (University of California, Los Angeles)
Jed Friedman (The World Bank)
Thomas Gillespie (University of California, Los Angeles)
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In the News:

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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