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ASSA 2019 
ATLANTA, GA
Friday - Sunday
JANUARY 4-6
 
NOTE THAT ALL SESSIONS AND EVENTS WILL BE HELD IN THE
HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA - HANOVER D&E


FRIDAY, JANUARY 4

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Political Selection and Intra-Party Conflicts in China (P2, H1)
 
Chair: Yang Yao, Peking University
 
Early-Mover Advantage in Political Careers: A Sponsored-Mobility View of Chinese City-Level Officials
Lixing Li, Peking University
Feng Wan, Peking University
Yang Yao, Peking University
 
Informal Elite Competition and Power-Sharing under Authoritarianism
Ji Yeon Hong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Leo Yang, University of California-San Diego
 
Rescuing Autocracy from Itself: China's Anti-corruption Campaign
Xi Lu, National University of Singapore
Peter Lorentzen, University of San Francisco
 
Dilemmas of Autocratic Governance: Theory and Evidence from the Anti-Corruption Campaign in China
Tianyang Xi, Peking University
Yang Yao, Peking University
Qian Zhang, Peking University
 
Discussants:
Chen Cheng, Johns Hopkins University
Jennifer Gandhi, Emory University
Yongjing Zhang, University of Ottawa
 
 
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Poster Session for ACES (P2, P1)
 
Chair: Daniel Berkowitz, University of Pittsburgh
 
Conflict Escalation and Civil Wars
Nauro Campos, Brunel University
Martin Gassebner, University of Hannover
Tobias Korn, University of Hannover
 
The Evolution of the Gender Wage Gap in a Russian Firm during Transition: Evidence from Unique Personnel Data - 1990-2006
Hartmut Lehmann, University of Bologna and IZA
Thomas Dohmen, University of Bonn and IZA
Karolina Goraus, Warsaw University
 
When Do Gender Wage Differences Emerge? A Study of Azerbaijan’s Labor Market
Francesco Pastore, University of Campania and IZA
Sarosh Sattar, World Bank
Nistha Sinha, World Bank
Erwin R. Tiongson, Georgetown University and IZA
 
Risk Attitudes and Informal Employment: Evidence from a Post-Transition Country
Norberto Pignatti, Tbilisi State University
Karine Torosyan, Tbilisi State University
 
Doubling Up or Moving Out? The Effect of International Labor Migration on Household Size
Kseniia Gatskova, IOS-Regensburg
Vladimir Kozlov, National Research University Higher School of Economics
 
Natural Resources and Income Inequality: Synthetic Control Method Evidence
Christopher Hartwell, Bournemouth University
Roman Horváth, Charles University-Prague
Eva Horváthová, University of Economics-Prague
Olga Popova, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
 
Climate Change and Violence: Unequal Effects Across Age and Gender
Vladimir Otrachshenko, Nova School of Business and Economics-Lisbon
Olga Popova, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
José Tavares, Nova School of Business and Economics-Lisbon
 
Rivers and Trade
Jarko Fidrmuc, Zeppelin University-Friedrichshafen
Richard Frensch, University of Regensburg and Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies
 
Employment, Productivity and Wage Effects of FDI from Tax Havens
Solomiya Shpak, George Mason University
 
Grain, Export, and Logistics in Central and Eastern Europe
Razvan Dobrescu, Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Monika Jandová, Masaryk University
Marcin Król, Warsaw School of Economics
Larysa Nekrasenko, Poltava State Agrarian Academy
Tomas Paleta, Masaryk University
Russell Pittman, U.S. Department of Justice and Kyiv School of Economics
 
“Belt and Road”: The “China Dream”?
Karen Jackson, University of Westminster
Oleksandr Shepotylo, University of Bradford
 
Globalization and Its Discontents at Individual Level: How Does International Trade Affect Job and Life Satisfaction?
Irina Murtazashvili, Drexel University
Olena Nizalova, University of Kent
Maryna Osiichuk, University of Bradford
Oleksandr Shepotylo, University of Bradford
 
Gender Earnings Inequality and Wage Policy in Kyrgyzstan: Evidence from Household Surveys, 2010-2016
Kathryn H. Anderson, Vanderbilt University
Damir Esenaliev Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
 
Examining Interrelation between Global and National Income Inequalities
Marek Dabrowski, Bruegel, Higher School of Economics, and Center for Social and Economic Research
 
Technology, Growth, and Development in a Fixed Physical World
Gary H. Jefferson, Brandeis University
 
Productivity Slowdown of the Russian Economy in the Comparative Perspective
Ilya B. Voskoboynikov, National Research University Higher School of Economics
 
Estimating Bribe Payment When Zero Values are Frequent and Economically Determined: An Application of Zero-Inflated Negative Binomial Model Using Firm-level Data from the Productivity and Investment Climate Surveys
Suryadipta Roy, Highpoint University
 
Access to Finance and Female Ownership: Evidence from Indian Firms
Nabamita Dutta, University of Wisconsin
Sushanta Mallick, Queen Mary University of London
 
Recent Changes in Uzbekistan’s Cotton Procurement: Implications and Reform Agenda Ahead
Nodir Djanibekov, IAMO & University of Halle
Martin Petrick, IAMO & University of Halle
 
Contract Choice Under Institutional Uncertainty: Evidence from Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Nozilakhon Mukhamedova, IAMO & University of Halle
 
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
The Political Economy of Institutional Change (P5, O1)          
JOINT SESSION : ACES & AEA

 
Chair: Richard van Weelden, University of Pittsburgh
 
From Extreme to Mainstream: How Social Norms Unravel
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago
Georgy Egorov, Northwestern University
Stefano Fiorin, University of California-San Diego

Institutions, Repression and the Spread of Protest
Mehdi Shadmehr, University of Calgary
Raphael Boleslavsky, University of Miami

The Allocation of Political Power when Power Corrupts
Chris Bidner, Simon Fraser University

The Persistent Power of the Street: Evidence from Hong Kong's Democracy Movement
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago
Davide Cantoni, University of Munich
David Yang, Harvard University
Noam Yuchtman, University of California-Berkeley
Jane Zhang, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Discussants:
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago
Gerard Roland, University of California-Berkeley
Ruben Enikolopov, Pompeu Fabra University and New Economic School
Daniel Berkowitz, University of Pittsburgh
 
SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Authoritarianism and the Media (P5, H0)
ACES & Society for Institutional and Organizational Economics

 
Chair: Robert S. Gibbons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Bombs, Broadcasts and Treason: Allied Intervention and Domestic Opposition to the Nazi Regime in Germany During World War II
Maja Adena, WZB Berlin
Ruben Enikolopov, Pompeu Fabra University and New Economic School
Maria Petrova, Pompeu Fabra University
Hans Joachim Voth, University of Zurich

The Impact of Media Censorship: 1984 or Brave New World?
David Yang, Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Yuyu Chen, Peking University

How Modern Dictators Survive: An Informational Theory of the New Authoritarianism
Sergei Guriev, EBRD
Daniel Treisman, University of California-Los Angeles

Media Capture Through Favor Exchange
Ferenc Szucs, University of California-Berkeley
Adam Szeidl, Central European University and CEPR
 
Discussants:
Tymofiy Mylovanov, University of Pittsburgh and Kiev School of Economics
Gerard Roland, University of California-Berkeley
Abdulaziz B. Shifa, Syracuse University
 
 
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
 Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Resilience and Stability in New EU Economies (E4, F1)
 
Chair: Josef C. Brada, Arizona State University
 
A Regional Perspective on the Economic Resilience of Central and Eastern European Economies
Josef C. Brada, Arizona State University
Pawel Gajewski, University of Lodz
Ali M. Kutan, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville

Inequality, Autocracy and Sovereign Funds as Determinants of Foreign Portfolio Flows
David M. Kemme, University of Memphis
Bhavik Parikh, St. Francis Xavier University
Tanja Steigner, Emporia State University

How Did Inflation Targeting Become a Credible Monetary Policy in Non-euro EU Countries?
Lucjan T. Orlowski, Sacred Heart University

Exchange Rate Co-Movements, Hedging and Volatility Spillovers in New EU Forex Markets
Evzen Kocenda, Charles University
Michala Moravcová, Charles University

Discussants:
Krzysztof Jajuga, Wroclaw University of Economics
Marjan Petreski, University American College Skopje
Karsten Staehr, Tallinn University of Technology
 
 
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Institutional Persistence and Change (P5, O1)
 
Chair: Daniel Berkowitz, University of Pittsburgh
 
From Weber to Kafka
Gabriele Gratton, University of New South Wales
Luigo Guiso, EIEF and CEPR
Claudio Michelacci, EIEF and CEPR
Massimo Morelli, Bocconi University and CEPR

Colonial Origins and Persistence
Abdulaziz B. Shifa, Syracuse University

Democratic Dynasties Against Autocratic Reversals
Jean Lacroix, Free University of Brussels
Pierre-Guillaume Méon, Free University of Brussels
Kim Oosterlink, Free University of Brussels

Historical Legacies in Savings: Evidence from Romania
Sarah Walker, University of New South Wales

Discussants:
Ruben Enikolopov, Pompeu Fabra University
Timofiy Mylovanov, University of Pittsburgh
Sarah Walker, University of New South Wales
 
 
*****ACES Membership Meeting and Presidential Address*****
4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E

 
 
 SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 


8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
The Effects of Structural Reforms in Advanced, Emerging and Developing Economies

Chair: Iikka Korhonen, Bank of Finland
 
Structural Reforms, Innovation and Economic Growth
Kosuke Aoki, University of Tokyo
Naoka Hara, Bank of Japan
Maiko Koga, Bank of Japan

Employment Protection Deregulation and Labor Shares in Advanced Economies
Gabriele Cimininelli, International Monetary Fund
Romain Duval, International Monetary Fund
David Fuceri, International Monetary Fund

Rent Creation and Sharing: New Measures of Impacts on TFP
Gilbert Cette, Bank of France and Aix-Marseille University

Product Market Reforms and the European Core-Periphery Divide
Nauro Campos, Brunel University
Corrado Macchiarelli, Brunel University London

Structural Reforms and the Role of Human Capital: Evidence from OECD Countries
Balasz Egert, OECD

Discussants:
Iikka Korhonen, Bank of Finland
Sergei Guriev, EBRD
 
 
10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Finance and Politics (P0, G2)
 
Chair: Gerard Roland, University of California-Berkeley
 
Anticorruption and Bank Lending
Cheng Sun, Peking University
Jiangmin Xu, Peking University

Do Banking Crises Improve Democracy
Beni Kouevi, Free University of Brussels
Pierre-Guillaume Méon, Free University of Brussels
Laurent Weil, University of Strasbourg

Political Uncertainty and Beyond: The Relationship of Economic Policy Positions and Firms’ Cost of Equity Capital
Robert Heigermoser, Yale University and Technical University of Munich
Marcel Maier, Technical University of Munich

Political Lending Cycles and Real Outcomes: Evidence from Turkey
Cagatay Birgan, EBRD
Orkun Saka, London School of Economics

Discussants:
Laura Solanko, Bank of Finland
Jan Zimsky, New York University
Felix North, IWH Halle
Iikka Korhonen, Bank of Finland
 
 
 
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Hanover D & E
Social Order and Control: Censorship, Burocracy, and Corruption in China (P2, M5)
 
Chair: Weijia Li, University of California-Berkeley
 
Procrastination and Optimal Censorship Strategy: Experimental Evidence from China
David Yang, Stanford University

The Bureaucratic Authoritarian State: How Career Tracks Matter in the Chinese Communist Regime
Ruixue Jia, University of California-San Diego
Yiqing Xu, University of California-San Diego

Crony Capitalism, The Party-State, and Political Boundaries of Corruption
Weijia Li, University of California-Berkeley
Gérard Roland, University of California-Berkeley
Yang Xie, University of California-Riverside

A Tale of Two Decentralizations: Volatility and Economic Regimes
Shiyu Bo, Jinan University
Liuchun Deng, Halle Institute for Economic Research
Yufeng Sun, Chinese University of Hong Kong
Boqun Wang, Renmin University of China

Discussants:
Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago
Yu-Hsiang Lei, Yale-NUS College
Bei Qin, University of Hong Kong
Guo Xu, University of California-Berkeley

 

 

 
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