CSWEP: Regional Activities

CSWEP Board Members are designated to act as representatives to each of the four regional meetings of the Economic Association:

CSWEP Regional Representatives organize CSWEP-sponsored activities, which can include paper sessions, panels geared toward professional development and networking events. Consult our Board Member Directory for contact information for current CSWEP Regional Representatives and visit Calls and Announcements for active calls. Session Summaries of archival sessions are also available.


CSWEP Sessions @ Western Economics Association International 91st Annual Conference
June 29–July 3, 2016, Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, Oregon

CSWEP Western Representative: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, San Diego State University

Friday, July 1, 2016

7:30 – 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast @ Pavilion East, Plaza Level

CSWEP is pleased to host a networking breakfast for professional economists during the Western Economics Association International 91st Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon.  Male and female economists from all career stages are encouraged to join CSWEP's Western Representative Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes (San Diego State University) for an informal, networking experience.  A light buffet breakfast will be provided.

Note that CSWEP will partner with the WEAI for this event merging the CSWEP Networking Breakfast with the WEAI's Morning Coffee Break.  Stop by for a cup of java or tea or stay longer for a meal and conversation!

Preregistration is encouraged through:Eventbrite - CSWEP Networking Breakfast @ 2016 Western Economic Association Meetings

2:30 – 4:15 PM: Paper Session: Women’s Fertility and Labor Market Participation

Organizer and Chair: Anoshua Chaudhuri, San Francisco State University

Mental Health Care and Birth Outcomes
Monica Harber Carney, University of California, Santa Barbara

Two Birds with One Stone: Female Labor Supply, Fertility, and Market Childcare
Jisoo Hwang, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seonyoung Park, University of Delaware, and Donggyun Shin, Kyung Hee University

Power in Numbers? A Dynamic Model of Wages and Gender Sorting in the Fact of Time-Varying Prejudice
Melinda Petre, University of California, Irvine, and Timothy N. Bond, Purdue University

Mallika Thomas, Cornell University
Jennifer Klein, CSU Sacramento
Denise Hare, Reed College

4:30 – 6:15 PM: Paper Session: Educational and Welfare Impacts of Race and Immigration

Organizer and Chair: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, San Diego State University

The Academic Progress of Hispanic Immigrants
Marie C. Hull, University of North Carolina, Greensboro

Wait for Permanent Residency and the Retention of Immigrant Doctoral Recipients in the U.S.
Pooja Khosla, University of Colorado Boulder

Wage Distributions in Origin Societies and Occupational Choices of Immigrant Generations
Crystal Zhan, University of South Carolina

Skilled Immigration, Firms and Welfare
Mishita Mehra, University of Washington

Todd Pugatch, Oregon State University
Susan Pozo, Western Michigan University
Ernest Boffy-Ramirez, University of Colorado, Denver
Monica Deza, University of Texas at Dallas


CSWEP Sessions @ Southern Economic Association 86th Annual Meetings
November 19–21, 2016, J.W. Marriott, Washington, DC

Panel: Advice for Job Seekers and Early Career

Chair: Ragan Petrie, George Mason University

What is the Liberal Arts, Why Might it Be a Good Career Fit and How Does One Successfully Apply?
Jessica Hennessey, Furman University,

Job Offer Details and Perks to Pay Attention to When Interviewing, Negotiating and Starting at a Liberal Arts College
Sheena Murray, Curry College

Suggestions for a Successful Transition from Dissertation Research to Requirements of an Assistant Professor
Sarah Quintanar, University of Arkansas-Little Rock,

Job Interviews and Campus Visit Etiquette
Orgul Ozturk, University of South Carolina

Advice for Junior Faculty
Leora Friedberg, University of Virginia

Networking Lunch

Panel: Advice for Navigating an Academic Career

Chair: Ragan Petrie, George Mason University

Some Perspectives and Advice on Getting Tenure
Victoria Prowse, Cornell University

Career Opportunities Outside Academia
Katheryn Russ, University of California-Davis (tentative)

Getting Your Work Published: Insight from a (Former) Journal Co-editor
Jenny Minier, University of Kentucky,

Developing a Productive Research Career at a Liberal Arts College
Li Qi, Agnes Scott College,

Family, Medical and Maternity Leave Policies
Saranna Thornton, Hampden-Sydney College


CSWEP Sessions @ 2016 Midwest Economics Association Conference
April 1–3, 2016, Hilton Orrington/Evanston, Evanston, Illinois

Organizer: Anne Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Friday, April 1st

10:00-11:45 AM: Panel: Advice for Job Seekers

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

Positions in Academia versus Full-Time Research
Eliza Forsythe, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Being at a Non-PhD Institution: Combining Teaching and Research
Barnali Gupta, University of Miami (Ohio)

The Job Search for International Students
Ariuna Taivan, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Being a PhD Economist from Multiple Perspectives: Job Candidate, Assistant Professor and Employer
Jessica Bean, Denison University

11:45 AM-1:15 PM: CSWEP Networking Lunch

1:15-3:00 PM: Panel: Career Advice on Mentoring, Grants, and Teaching

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

Building and Maintaining a Successful Mentoring Relationship
Elizabeth Hoffman, Iowa State University

Ins and Outs of Getting Grants
Nancy Lutz, National Science Foundation

Getting Women into Upper-Division Economics Classes: Challenges and Ideas
Debra Israel, Indiana State University

Teaching and Managing Faculty-Student Interactions as an International Faculty Member
Shahina Amin, University of Northern Iowa


CSWEP Sessions @ 2016 Eastern Economic Association Conference
February 25–28, Washington Marriott Wardman Park, Washington, D.C.

Organizers: Amalia Miller, University of Virginia and Karen Conway, University of New Hampshire

Saturday, February 27th

7:00-8:00 AM: CSWEP Networking Breakfast

9:30-10:50 AM: Paper Session: Topics in Macroeconomics [H1]

Chair: Menna Bizuneh, Pitzer College

Political Credit Cycles – Myth or Reality?
Puspa Amri, Ithaca College; Andreas Kern, Georgetown University

New Dog or Old Trick? Regional Integration in East Africa through Monetary Union
Menna Bizuneh, Pitzer College; Seven Buigut, American University in Dubai

Foreign Direct Investment, Financial Development and Information Asymmetry
Maroula Khraiche, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Housing Prices, Financial Shocks and Spillovers
Ayse Sapci, Colgate University

Puspa Amri, Ithaca College
Menna Bizuneh, Pitzer College
Maroula Khraiche, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Ayse Sapci, Colgate University

11:00 AM-12:20 PM: Paper Session: Social, Cultural and Trade Effects on Labor Outcomes [I2]

Chair: Juan Du, Old Dominion University

The Effects of Social Identity on Aspirations and Learning Outcomes: A Field Experiment in Rural India
Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary

Pyramid Scheme Contagion in Networks: The Role of Affinity, Culture and Economic Conditions
Stacie Bosley, Hamline University; Maggie Knorr, Hamline University

Cleaning in the Shadow of the Law? Bargaining, Marital Investment and the Impact of Divorce Law on Husbands' Intrahousehold Work
Jennifer Roff, Queens College, CUNY

Offshoring, Productivity and Labor Income Risk
Prathi Seneviratne, Carleton College

Stacie Bosley, Hamline University
Jennifer Roff, Queens College, CUNY
Prathi Seneviratne. Carleton College
Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary

1:00-2:20 PM: Paper Session: Determinants and Effects of Health Spending, Behaviors and Outcomes [J2]

Chair: Jennifer Roff, Queens College, CUNY

Public Expenditure on Health Care and Infant Mortality Across Indian States, 1980–81 to 2011–12
Ceren Soylu, U-Mass Amherst

How Do People Respond to Epidemics? Results from an Online Experiment
Christina M. Dalton, Wake Forest University

Impact of Health on the Employment and Earnings of Young South Africans
Chijioke Nwosu, Georgia State University

Time Allocation in Health-related Activities
Juan Du, Old Dominion University

Christina M. Dalton, Wake Forest University
Chijioke Nwosu, Georgia State University
Juan Du, Old Dominion University
Ceren Soylu, U-Mass Amherst

2:30-3:50 PM: Paper Session: Topics in Health and Labor Economics [K2]

Chair: Jessica Hennessey, Furman University

The Effect of Child Marriage on Children’s Health Outcomes: Evidence from Bangladesh
Amy Ramnarine, Florida International University

The Effect of Gasoline Retail Price Adjustment on City Highway Congestion and Air Pollution
Cheng Xu, George Washington University

Passing the “Torches of Freedom:” An Investigation into Smoking Behaviors of Women in Nepal
Kristina Piorkowski, University of New Mexico

Body Perception and Weight (BMI) Gain among Youth in their Teens and Twenties
Molly Jacobs, George Washington University

Good Enough Jobs: Skill Mismatch and Two-Sided Heterogeneity in Frictional Labor Markets
Jackie Buhrmann, Purdue University

Evolution of Gender Wage Gap: Trade Shocks and Sectoral Mobility
Mariya Brussevich, Purdue University

Discussant: Jessica Hennessey, Furman University