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 @ 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
CSWEP Networking Breakfast
Preregistration encouraged, visit:https://cswep-networking-breakfast-2016-eea.eventbrite.com

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

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

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

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


CSWEP Sessions @ 2016 Midwest Economics Association Conference
April 1 – 3: Hilton Orrington/Evanston, Evanston, Illinois
Organizer: Anne Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Friday, April 1st

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

CSWEP Networking Lunch

No cost, first come, first served.

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

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


CSWEP Sessions @ 2015 Southern Economic Association Meetings
November 21 23: New Orleans Marriott, New Orleans, LA
Organizer: Ragan Petrie, George Mason University

Click here for a printable flyer with complete information on all CSWEP sessions, including authors and paper titles.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

★ 10:00 – 11:45 AM
Panel Discussion: Status of Women and Minorities in the Economics Profession (1.B.3)
Panelists: Gary A. Hoover, CSMGEP Co-Chair and Ragan Petrie, CSWEP Southern Representative

★ 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
CSWEP/CSMGEP Networking Lunch
Male and female economists at all career stages are invited to join CSWEP and CSMGEP for this informal networking event. Pre-registration is required through Eventbrite.com: http://cswep-csmgep-networking-lunch-2015-sea.eventbrite.com

★ 3:00 – 4:45 PM
Paper Session: Public Policy, Entrepreneurs, Education and Health (1.D.1)

Women's Enfranchisement and Children's Education: The Long-Run Impact of the U.S. Suffrage Movement
Elira Kuka, Southern Methodist University; Esra Kose, University of California at Davis; and Na'ama Shenhav, University of California at Davis

What Matters More for Economic Development, the Amount of Funding or the Number of Projects Funded? Evidence from the Community Development Financial Investment Fund
Kaitlyn Harger, Florida Gulf Coast University; Amanda Ross, West Virginia University; and Heather Stephens, California State University, Long Beach

Seguro Popular: Health Insurance or Income Transfer Program? A Difference in Differences Evaluation of Health, Utilization, and Income, Five Years after Program Introduction
Melissa Knox, University of Washington

Youth BMI Growth: The Role of Environmental, Household and Genetic Factors
Molly Jacobs, George Washington University

Sunday, November 22, 2015 
★ 8:00 – 9:45 AM
Paper Session: Labor Supply and Gender (2.A.3)

Work, Family and Self-Employment Among Women
Anastasia Semykina, Florida State University

Efficient Supply of Human Capital: Role of College Major
Jihye Kam, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Soohyung Lee, University of Maryland at College Park; Sungjin Cho, Seoul National University

Export Subsidies and Female Employment: Evidence from Plant-Level Data
Deniz Civril, Colgate University; and Ricardo Lopez, Brandeis International University

Locational Differences in Labor Supply Decisions of White and Minority Women
Natalia Kolesnikova, University of Mississippi

Monday, November 23, 2015 

★ 1:00 – 2:45 PM
Paper Session: Effects of Ethnicity and Culture on Economic Outcomes (3.C.3)

Diversity and Social Capital in the US: A Tale of Conflict, Contact or Total Mistrust?
Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Emory University; Willie J. Belton, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Yameen Huq, Georgia Institute of Technology

The Math Gender Gap: The Role of Culture
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas, City University of New York – Queens College; Natalia Nollenberger, Queen Mary University of London; and Almudena Sevilla, Queen Mary University of London

Parenting, Teaching or Peer Effect: An Experiment on Children's Pro-social Behavior
Natalia Candelo, City University of New York — Queens College; Ericka Scherenbert, AMResorts; and Sherry Xin Li, University of Texas at Dallas


CSWEP Sessions @ 2015 Western Economic Association International Conference
June 28 – July 2: Hilton Hawaiian Village, Waikiki, Honolulu, HI
Chair: Bevin Ashenmiller, Occidental College

Click here for a printable flyer with complete information on all CSWEP sessions at the WEAI.

Monday, June 29th
7:00 — 9:00 AM @ Rainbow Suite 1-2
CSWEP Networking Breakfast

All are welcome to join Bevin Ashenmiller, CSWEP Western Representative, for breakfast and conversation. Pre-registration not required.

8:15 — 10:00AM @ Lehua Suite
Paper Session: Health & Human Capital Investments
Chair: Kristin F. Butcher, Wellesley College

The Quantity-Quality Tradeoff and Parental Socioeconomic Status
Chinhui Juhn, University of Houston

Career and Family Choices among Elite Liberal Arts Graduates
Heather Antecol, Claremont McKenna College

The Returns to Anti-Counterfeiting: Evidence from Text-Message Authentication of Pharmaceuticals
Wes Yin, UCLA

Heather Antecol, Claremont McKenna College
Michael R. Ransom, Brigham Young University
Ketki Sheth, UC Merced

10:15AM — 12:00PM @ Lehua Suite
Panel: Jobs for Economists: A Discussion on the Pros and Cons of Government, Academic, Research and Private Sector Jobs
Chair: Bevin Ashenmiller, Occidental College

Kristin F. Butcher, Wellesley College
Chinhui Juhn, University of Houston
Heather Antecol, Claremont McKenna College

4:30 — 6:15PM @ Lehua Suite
Paper Session: Risk & Development

Organizer: Gabriela Rubio, UC Merced

Assessing Adverse Selection and Health Care Demand in Micro Health Insurance: Evidence from a Community-Based Microfinance Insurance Model in India
Ketki Sheth, UC Merced

How Love Conquered Marriage: Theory and Evidence on the Disappearance of Arranged Marriages
Gabriela Rubio, UC Merced

Immigration, War and Crime: Learning from the World War I Experience in the United States
Rowena Gray, UC Merced

Optimal Regulation of Illegal Goods: Evidence from the Commercial Sex Market in the U.S.
Amanda Nguyen, UCLA

Wes Yin, UCLA
Rowena Gray, UC Merced
Ketki Sheth, UC Merced
Gabriela Rubio, UC Merced

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