Western Economic Association International (WEAI) 95th Annual Conference June 26-June 30, 2020, Denver, CO

CSWEP Sponsored Events in the 2020 WEA Meetings in Denver

Organizer and Chair: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, University of California Merced

Session 1: Monday, June 29, 8:15 - 10:00 AM

Policies Affecting Children, Couples and Immigrants

Paper 1: A Quantitative Evaluation of Publicly Provided Day Care
Zoe Xie, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Paper 2: Happy 18th Birthday, Now Leave: The Hardships of Aging Out of Foster Care
Alexa Prettyman, Georgia State University           

Paper 3: Do Shelters Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?
Lauren Schechter, University of Colorado, Boulder

Paper 4: Effects of Joint Taxation on Occupations of Married Couples
Linh Nguyen, Duke University

Paper 5: SNAPing to the Beat: Assessing the Impact of Immigrants’ Food Stamps Eligibility on Household Income
Sidonia McKenzie, Kansas State University

Paper #1: Linh Nguyen
Paper #2: Lauren Schechter
Paper #3: Sidonia McKenzie
Paper #4: Alexa Prettyman
Paper #5: Zoe Xie

Session 2: Monday, June 29, 10:15 - 12:00 PM

Implications of Immigration and Immigration Policies

Paper 1: Immigration and the Institutionalization of the Elderly
Kristin Butcher, Wellesley College, Karen Moran, MIT, Tara Watson, Williams Colleg

Paper 2: Can Legal Status Help Undocumented Immigrants Achieve the American Dream?  Evidence from the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals Program
Jian Wang, University of Dayton, Weici Yuan, University of Central Arkansas

Paper 3: Unintended Consequences of Immigration Enforcement: Personal Services and High-Skilled Women’s Work
Chloe East, University of Colorado Denver, Andrea Velasquez, University of Colorado Denver

Paper 4: Business Ownership and Mexico-US Immigration
Alehandro Gutierrez-Li, Washington University in St. Louis

Paper 5: Returns to Education and the Impacts on International Students’ Enrollments and Selectivity: Evidence from the Optional Practical Training Program
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, University of California, Merced, Kevin Shi, Queens College CUNY, Huanan Xu, University of Indiana South Bend

Paper #1: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes
Paper #2: Kristin Butcher  
Paper #3: Alehandro Gutierrez-Li
Paper #4: Jian Wang
Paper #5: Chloe East

Session 3: Monday, June 29, 2:30 - 4:15 PM

Education, Skill Production and Wage Traps

Paper 1: Building Inter-Ethnic Cohesion in Schools: An Intervention on Perspective Taking
Elif Kubilay, University of Essex, Alan Sule, University of Essex, UK, Ceren Baysan, University of Essex, UK, Mert Gumren, Koc University, Turkey

Paper 2: Using Existing School Messaging Platforms to Inform Parents About Their Child’s Attendance
Alexa Prettyman, Georgia State University, Tareena Musaddiq, Georgia State University, Jonathan Smith, Georgia State University

Paper 3: Major Complexity Index and College Skill Production
Xiaoxiao Li, Villanova University, Sebastian Linde, Grand Valley State University, Hajime Shimao, Santa Fe Institute

Paper 4: College Matching Mechanisms and Matching Stability: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China
Yang Song, Colgate University, Wei Ha, Peking University, Le Kang, Peking University

Paper 5: Low Level Equilibrium Trap for Women
Bidisha Lahiri,Oklahoma State University

Paper #1: Alexa Prettyman
Paper #2: Yang Song
Paper #3: Bidisha Lahiri
Paper #4: Elif Kubilay
Paper #5: Xiaoxiao Li

Session 4: Monday, June 29, 4:30 - 6:00 PM

Household Impacts of Health and Consumption Shocks

Paper 1:  Household Impacts of Having a Child with a Long-term Disability or Chronic Illness
Evelyn Skoy, University of Colorado Boulder

Paper 2: Mis(sed) Diagnosis: Physician Decision-Making Regarding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Kelli Marquardt, University of Arizona

Paper 3:  Impact of Remittances on Household Consumption in Nepal
Olga Kondratjeva, Washington University in St. Louis, Khushbu Mishra, Stetson University, Gerald E. Shively, Purdue University

Paper 4: Trade Shocks and Consumption Risk Sharing
Lilia Ruslanova, University of Zurich

Paper #1: Kelli Marquardt
Paper #2: Evelyn Skoy
Paper #3: Lilia Ruslanova
Paper #4: Olga Kondratjeva

Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Western Representative
Professor of Economics
Professor of Economics
University of California, Merced 
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343