CSWEP Regional Activities

CSWEP Board Members are designated to act as representatives to each of the four regional meetings of the Economic Association. These representatives organize CSWEP-sponsored activities, which can include paper sessions as well as panels geared toward professional development.

Consult our Board Member Directory for contact information for current CSWEP Regional Representatives.

Visit CSWEP’s Calls and Announcements for specifics on how to participate in regional paper sessions.



CSWEP Sessions at Eastern Economic Association Conference
March 6-9, 2014
Boston Park Plaza Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts
Organizer: Amalia Miller, University of Virginia

Friday, March 7th, 10-11:30AM, St. James Room

Factors Affecting Healthcare Utilization

Chair: Reagan Baughman, University of New Hampshire

Attention, Intentions, and FollowThrough in Preventive Health Behavior: Evidence from a Large Scale Study on Flu Vaccination
Erin Todd Bronchetti, Swarthmore College; David B. Huffman, University of Oxford; Ellen Magenheim, Swarthmore College

Health Care Use, Outofpocket Expenditure, and Macroeconomic Conditions During the Great Recession
Juan Du, Old Dominion University; Takeshi Yagihashi, Old Dominion University

Privacy Protection and Genetic Testing
Amalia Miller, University of Virginia; Catherine Tucker, MIT

Discussants: Amalia Miller, University of Virginia; Susan L. Averett, Lafayette College; Juan Du, Old Dominion University

Friday, March 7th, 12:30-2PM, St. James Room

Career­Family Conflict

Chair: Fidan Kurtulus, UMass-Amherst

Making Leave Easier: Better Compensation and Daddy­Only Entitlements
Ankita Patnaik, Cornell

Measuring the Impact of Work­Life Policies on Promotion of Faculty at U.S. PhD-Granting Economics Departments
Zarrina Hakimovna Juraqulova, Washington State University

From her professional sacrifice to their personal sacrifice: Non­cohabiting couples and the gender gap on the tenure track
Marta Murray­Close, UMass­Amherst

Gender Homeownership Gap and Going Solo during the Recent Housing Market
Kusum Mundra, Rutgers University; Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussants: Zarrina Hakimovna Juraqulova, Washington State University; Kusum Mundra, Rutgers University; Ankita Patnaik, Cornell; Fidan Kurtulus, UMass­Amherst

Saturday, March 8th, 8:15-9:45AM, Location: TBA

CSWEP Networking Breakfast

Saturday, March 8th, 1-2:30PM, St. James Room

Effects of US Policies on Low­Income Populations

Chair: Erin Todd Bronchetti, Swarthmore College

The Promise of College: Impact on Non­academic Outcomes
Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia; Chloe Gibbs, University of Virginia; Laura Wherry, University of Michigan

Family Structure and Abortion Law
Deborah Goldschmidt, Boston University

The EITC and Employment of People with Disabilities
Reagan Baughman, University of New Hampshire; Andrew J. Houtenville, University of New Hampshire

Discussants: Reagan Baughman, University of New Hampshire; Jennifer Doleac, University of Virginia; Deborah Goldschmidt, Boston University

Saturday, March 8th, 2:45-4:15PM, St. James Room

Effects of US Industrial Regulation and Policy

Chair: Susan Averett, Lafayette College

Are List Prices Irrelevant? A Study of Pennsylvania Hospital Charges Reports
Suhui Li, George Washington University; Mary E. Deily, Lehigh University; Mengcen Qian, Lehigh University

Impact of the Acid Rain Program: Evidence from Pennsylvania
Rhea Bhatta, Lehigh University

All You Need is Love: The Effect of Airline Deregulation in Texas on Consumer Prices
Joseph J. Sabia, San Diego State University; Christopher Sclafani, San Diego State University

Discussants: Rhea Bhatta, Lehigh University; Joseph J. Sabia, San Diego State University; Suhui Li, George Washington University

Sunday, March 9th, 8-9:30AM, St. James Room

Child Health

Chair: Karen Smith­Conway, University of New Hampshire

Effects of Health Shocks on Young Children’s Food Insecurity
Kelly Noonan, Rider University; Hope Corman, Rider University; Nancy E. Reichman, Princeton University

The Benefits of Prenatal Care: Evidence from the SARS Epidemic in Taiwan
Hsienming Lien, National Chengchi University; Shin­Yi Chou, Lehigh University; Tianyan Hu, University of Pennsylvania

Obesity During Pregnancy and Children’s Outcomes
Susan L. Averett, Lafayette College; Erin K. Fletcher, Lafayette College

Publicly Provided Insurance & Ex Ante Moral Hazard: The Case of Medicaid Expansions for Pregnant Women & Children
Dhaval Dave, Bentley University; Robert Kaestner, University of Illinois Chicago; George Wehby, University of Iowa

Discussants: Laura M. Argys, University of Colorado; Joseph Sabia, San Diego State University; Angela Dills, Providence College; Jennifer Trudeau, University of New Hampshire

Sunday, March 9th, 9:45­11:15AM, St. James Room

Risky Behavior and Health

Chair: Susan Averett, Lafayette College Session

The Impact of State Contraceptive Insurance Mandates
Anca Cotet, Seton Hall University; Angela Dills, Providence College

Cigarette Taxes, Smoking – and Exercise?
Karen Smith Conway, University of New Hampshire; David P. Niles, TechTarget

Does LGB Identification Really Lead to Riskier Health Behaviors? New Evidence from Sibling Pairs and Panel Data
Laura M. Argys, University of Colorado­Denver; Joseph J. Sabia, San Diego State University

Does MTV Educate? The Role of ’16 and Pregnant’ on Teen Sexuality and Fertility Outcomes
Jennifer Trudeau, University of New Hampshire

Physicians' Matters: A Second Look at Non­economic Damages Caps and Childbirth Procedures
Anca M. Grecu, Seton Hall University

Discussants: Dhaval Dave, Bentley University; Shin­Yi Chou, Lehigh University Hope Corman, Rider University; Tianyan Hu, University of Pennsylvania

Sunday, March 9th, 11:30AM­1PM, St. James Room

Public Policy Effects on Labor and Health in Developing Countries

Chair: Amalia Miller, University of Virginia

Trade Liberalization, Human Capital, and the Skill Premium
Prathi Seneviratne, Carleton College

Water Quality Awareness and Infant Health: The Role of Breastfeeding
Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College; Kartini Shastry, Wellesley College; Helen Willis, Wellesley College

Who Gets to Cross the Border?: The Impact of Politically­Determined Barriers on Labor Flows in the West Bank
Wifag Adnan, Zayed University

Discussants: Wifag Adnan, Zayed University; Prathi Seneviratne, Carleton College; Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College



CSWEP/Midwest Economics Association Meeting
Panels on Career Development, March 21, 2014

CSWEP is sponsoring two sessions on topics related to career development at the Midwest Economics Association meeting to be held March 21-23, 2014 at the Hilton Orrington in Evanston, IL. 

Friday, March 21st, 10-11:45AM
Panel Discussion: Advice for Job Seekers

Chair: Anne E. Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Maria Canon, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, “Working for the Fed”
Marta Lachowska, UpJohn Institute, “What Policy Institutes are Looking For”
Amanda Felkey, Lake Forest College, “A View from a Liberal Arts Institution”
Patricia Smith, University of Michigan-Dearborn, “Teaching and Doing Research at a Branch Campus of a Public University”

Friday, March 21st, 11:45AM-1:15PM
CSWEP Networking Luncheon
Lake Michigan Room

Friday, March 21st, 1:15-3:00PM
Panel Discussion on Academic Careers

Chair: Anne E. Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Debra Israel, Indiana State University, “Children and the Tenure Clock”
Lonnie Golden, Penn State-Abington, “Being Pro-Active in Your Career”
Andrea Ziegert, Denison University, “Facing Administrative Overload”
Anne E. Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis, “Moving up the Academic Ladder”

For more information, contact Anne E. Winkler (awinkler@umsl.edu), CSWEP Midwest Representative.



CSWEP Sessions, Southern Economics Association Meeting

November 22-24, 2014, Atlanta, GA
Organizer: TBA

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2014

Individual papers or entire sessions or professional development panel submissions in gender or any area of economics are welcome.



Paper Sessions, Western Economics Association International Meeting
June 27 – July 1, 2014, Denver, CO
Organizer: Bevin Ashenmiller, Occidental College

Abstract Deadline: January 14, 2014

Topics in the areas of gender or race/ethnicity, environmental economics and labor economics particularly encouraged, but other areas also welcome.  Accepting entire session or panel proposals as well as individual papers.



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