CSWEP: Annual Meeting

CSWEP at the AEA Meetings

We invite you to join us for CSWEP-sponsored events held at the 2017 AEA/ASSA Meeting in Chicago, IL.

CSWEP Paper Sessions

Gender Disparities
Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency C (J1, J7)

Does Family Leave Adversely Affect Women’s Careers? Evidence from Tax Data and the Introduction of Paid Leave in the United States 

Tanya Byker, Middlebury College, and Elena Patel, U.S. Department of Treasury

Women’s Inheritance Rights, Household Allocation and Gender Bias 

Shreyasee Das, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Gender-Based Division of Marital Assets 

Jennifer Shinall, Vanderbilt University, and Jodi Hersch, Vanderbilt University

Shopping While Female: Who Pays Higher Prices and Why? 

Anne Fitzpatrick, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Gender and the Economics Profession
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Acapulco (J1, J4)

Equal but Inequitable: Who Benefits from Gender-Neutral Tenure Clock Stopping Policies? 

Kelly Bedard, University of California-Santa Barbara, Heather Antecol, Claremont McKenna College, and Jenna Stearns, University of California-Santa Barbara

Professional Achievements and Gender Differences: Tracking the Economics Ph.D. Class of 2008 

Jihui Chen, Illinois State University, Myongjin Kim, University of Oklahoma, and Qihong Liu, University Oklahoma

Gender Differences in Credit for Group Work  

Heather Sarsons, Harvard University

Does Better Information Reduce the Gender Gap in Economics Majors? 

Cher Li, Colorado State University

Gender and Education
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017, 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Acapulco (I0, J0)

Are Different Early Investments Complements or Substitutes? 

Maya Rossin-Slater, University of California-Santa Barbara, and Miriam Wust, Danish National Centre for Social Research

Teenage Motherhood and Sibling Academic Family Trajectory or Spillover Effects 

Jennifer Heissel, Northwestern University and David Figlio, Northwestern University

Education and Labor Market Consequences of Teenage Childbearing: Heterogeneous Effects Across Race and Socioeconomic Status 

Devon Gorry, Utah State University

Graduated Driver Licensing and Teen Fertility 

Monica Deza, University of Texas-Dallas

School Performance:  Information, Choice and Interventions
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Acapulco

The Effect of School Quality and District Administration on Housing Prices: Evidence from Changes in the Shelby County School System 

Courtney Collins, Rhodes College, and Erin Kaplan, Rhodes College

The Importance of the Decision Maker and Information in School Choice Decisions 

Kehinde Ajayi, Boston University, Willa Friedman, University of Houston, and Adrienne Lucas, University of Delaware

Incentives for Effort or Outputs?  A Field Experiment to Improve Student Performance 

Sarojini Hirshleifer, University of California-Riverside

Do One-to-One Laptop Programs Improve Student Outcomes? Evidence from Mooresville's Digital Conversion Initiative 

Marie Hull, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Katherine Duch, Analyst Institute

Environment and Health
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Acapulco (Q5, I1)

Transboundary Pollution in South-East Asia: The Impact on Air Quality and Health in Singapore from the Forest Burning in Indonesia 

Tamara Sheldon, University of South Carolina, and Chandini Sankaran, University of South Carolina

Congestion Pricing and Children's Health 

Emilia Simeonova, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School, Janet Currie, Princeton University, Reed Walker, Berkeley - Haas School of Business, and Peter Nilsson, IIES - Stockholm University

Adaptation to Climate Extremes in Developing Countries: An Analysis of In Utero Weather Impacts on Early-Life Health Outcomes 

Vis Taraz, Smith College, and Ben Fitch-Fleischmann, Oberlin College

Shale Gas Development and Drinking Water Quality 

Elaine Hill, University of Rochester School of Medicine, and Lala Ma, University of Kentucky

Energy and the Environment
Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Acapulco (Q4, Q5)

Prices versus Social Nudges for Motivating Energy Conservation 

Laura Grant, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Supplying Carbon Offsets: Participation of India's Manufacturing Firms in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) 

Leslie Martin, University of Melbourne, and Kim Liu, University of Melbourne 

Knowledge Capital, Technology Adoption and Environmental Policies: Evidence from the US Automobile Industry 

Yichen Christy Zhou, Clemson University

The Impact of Adaptation on Price vs. Quantity Instruments 

Stephanie Fried, Carleton College, and Tamara SheldonUniversity of South Carolina 

CSWEP Junior Mentoring Breakfasts

CSWEP is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Mentoring Breakfasts for Junior Faculty to be held at the 2017 AEA/ASSA Meetings in Chicago. At these informal meet and greet events, senior economists (predominately senior women) will be on hand to provide mentoring and networking opportunities.  Junior economists are invited to drop in with questions on topics such as publishing, research, teaching, grant writing, networking, job search, career paths, work-life balance and the tenure process. Rotation of mentees throughout the event is encouraged so that they may have the opportunity to connect with the greatest number of mentors.  This mentoring experience is intended for junior economists who have completed their PhD in the past 6 years or graduate students who are on the job market.  The event is open to both males and females.  A light continental breakfast will be provided.

CSWEP will host two sessions.  Registration for the sessions will be available October 15th 2016. Please check back then to register for either of the session dates below! 

Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency B

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency B

Senior economists who are interested in serving as mentors are asked to send an email to cswep@econ.ucsb.edu indicating the date(s) they are able to attend.

CSWEP Peer Mentoring Breakfast for Mid-Career Economists

In response to the interest expressed by many mid-career economists, CSWEP will again host a peer mentoring breakfast for mid-career economists at the 2017 AEA/ASSA Meetings in Chicago.  CSWEP will host a single-two hour session, on Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017  from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency B

This mentoring experience is intended for female economists who are tenured academics at either associate or full rank or non-academics who are 10+ years post-PhD. The event is not open to graduate students or junior faculty, who will find CSWEP’s Mentoring Breakfast for Junior Economists.

Breakfast tables will be organized around common interests with each table moderated by two senior facilitators.  The event will open with brief talks from three senior mentors on topics selected from participants’ interests.  Then each table will come together to network and have its own Q&A session.  The event will conclude with participants engaging in a full group Q&A session.

Registration for the sessions will be available October 15th 2016. Please check back then to register.

Panel Discussion: Who’s Doing the Talking: Women Economists and the Media

In an open letter earlier this fall, Ralph Nader called on Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the Fed, to “sit down with [her] Nobel Prize winning husband,” to learn about the intricacies of monetary policy. This is only one of several sagas that have played out this fall for famous female economists. In recent coverage of their fascinating work on rising mortality among middle-aged white men, Princeton Economics Professor and Econometric Society Fellow Anne Case was repeatedly reduced to junior co-author – and sometimes simply “wife” – of Angus Deaton. Likewise, in the original version of Adam Davidson’s September New York Times Magazine piece on rising college costs, Claudia Goldin, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and recent President of the American Economic Association, was mentioned almost parenthetically in relation to pioneering work with her partner Lawrence Katz.

In a recent article for the New York Times, Justin Wolfers hypothesized that the female halves of these economics power couples have gotten short shrift because of subconscious biases on the part of those who hold the pen. But journalist Dan Diamond, at Forbes, subsequently foisted the blame back on the women, writing, “. . . the problem isn’t just how we talk about economists. It’s who’s doing the talking in the first place.”

We want to start changing the conversation.

Join us at the ASSA meetings in San Francisco on Monday, January 4, 2:30-4:00PM in Franciscan A&B for a panel discussion, Who’s Doing the Talking: Women Economists and the Media. Panelists include economists Claudia Goldin of Harvard; Susan Dynarski and Justin Wolfers, both of the University of Michigan; and media representatives Catherine Rampell, national syndicated opinion columnist for the Washington Post, and Dan Diamond, contributor to Forbes, Vox and other outlets. Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach of Northwestern University and the Brookings Institution will moderate. Stay after for refreshments and further informal conversation.

Reserve a seat through Eventbrite.com.

CSWEP Annual Business Meeting

This event is open to all economists. It is a time for us to recognize the recipient of the 2015 Carolyn Shaw Bell Award, to present the Annual Report on Women in the Economics Profession and to hear your input on CSWEP’s activities. Join us on Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 12:30PM in the Hilton Union Square, Continental Parlors 7 & 8.

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. To reserve your seat, visit the Eventbrite page.

Eventbrite - CSWEP 2016 Business Meeting & Luncheon

CSWEP Hospitality Suite

Stop by Franciscan A & B in the Hilton Union Square for a glass of water or simply a moment of respite. Our Hospitality Suite is open to all on

Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 10:00AM-5:00PM
Monday, January 4, 2016 from 10:00AM-2:30PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Room for Nursing Mothers

CSWEP is pleased to announce that the American Economic Association will be hosting a room for nursing mothers attending the 2016 AEA/ASSA Meetings in San Francisco.  The room contains a private restroom and a small refrigerator.  It will be set up with four "pods" near outlets and disinfectant wipes will be provided at each pod.

The room is located in Tower 2 of the Hilton Union Square and information on the name of the room and its specific location will be provided as part of your registration confirmation.  The room will also be signed during the event with a sign that reads "Women's Nursing Room."

The room will be open as follows:

Saturday, January 2, 2016 -- 12:00PM-9:00PM
Sunday, January 3, 2016 -- 7:00AM-7:00PM
Monday, January 4, 2016 -- 7:00AM-7:00PM
Tuesday, January 5, 2016 -- 7:00AM-4:00PM
At this time, we ask that all interested women register through Eventbrite.com to indicate their interest and the date(s) they anticipate utlizing the space. CSWEP will monitor and be responsive to expressed demand and will contact participants via email should we need to assign specific time slots.

Eventbrite - AEA/CSWEP Nursing Mothers' Room