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 @ 2015 Southern Economic Association Meetings

November 21-23, 2015
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:


★ 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 @ Eastern Economic Association Conference
February 26 – March 1, 2015
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

Organizers: Amalia Miller, University of Virginia and Susan Averett, Lafayette College

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Friday, February 27th

★ 9:30-10:50AM @ Park 2
Paper Session: Labor, Education & Knowledge Transfer
Chair: Marta Murray-Close, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

★ 11:00AM-12:20PM @ Park 2
Paper Session: Public Policy &Family Well-Being
Chair: Hope Corman, Rider University & NBER

★ 1:00-2:20PM @ Park 2
Panel Discussion: What Do Female Economists Do Outside of Academia?
Chair: Natalia V. Smirnova, American Institute for Economic Research

Christine Eibner, Rand Corporation: Working at RAND Corporation, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Policy Research
Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, Fidelity Investments: How to Grow Your Franchise: Becoming an Impactful Economist in Asset Management
Laurel Mazur, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond: From an Intern to an Economist: How to Get a Job at the Fed
Sheena McConnell, Mathematica Policy Research: Breaking Through: Women at Mathematica Building Evidence and Informing Policy
Vivien Singer, McKinsey: One Economist’s Journey: From an Economic Consulting Company to a Management Consulting Company
Natalia V. Smirnova, American Institute for Economic Research: Economics Think-Tanks: Life-Style Balance

Saturday, February 28th

★ 7:00-8:00AM @ Riverside Suite
CSWEP Networking Breakfast

★ 9:30-10:50AM @ Park 2
Paper Session: Macroeconomics
Chair: Pao-Lin Tien, Wesleyan University

★ 11:00AM-12:20PM @ Park 2
Paper Session: Gender & Development
Chair: TBD

★ 2:00-3:20PM @ Park 2
Paper Session: Effects of US Policy & Economics on Health & Safety
Chair: Jessica Hennessey, Furman University


CSWEP Sessions @ Midwest Economics Association Conference
March 27– March 29, 2015
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, Minneapolis, MN

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

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

Friday, March 27th

★ 10:00-11:45AM @ Mirage
Panel: Advice for Job Seekers
Chair: Anne Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Sarah Hamersma, Syracuse University: The Search Process
Nasrin Shahinpoor, Hanover College: Differences in Academic Settings
Deborah Levison, University of Minnesota: Working in a School of Public Affairs
Beth Allen, University of Minnesota: Getting off the Ground Running in your New Job

★ 11:45AM-1:15PM @ Minnehaha
CSWEP Networking Luncheon

★ 1:15-3:00PM @ Mirage
Panel: Discussion on Academic Careers
Chair: Anne Winkler, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Esther Redmount, Colorado College: Getting Research Done at a Liberal Arts Institution
Jennifer Keil, Hamline University: How to Succeed in an Environment of University Budget Cuts
Shahina Amin, University of Northern Iowa: Balancing Work and Family
Leslie Stratton, Virginia Commonwealth University: The Benefits of Taking a Research Leave


CSWEP Sessions @ 90th Western Economic Association International Conference

June 28-July 2, 2015
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
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
Jobs for Economists: A Panel 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
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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