Freedom and Justice

August 8 – August 11, 2016

AFL-CIO, Howard University, and The Washington Center for Equitable Growth

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Schedule

MONDAY, August 8th

Meet and Greet Reception

6:30-7:30 pm, Beacon Hotel, hosted by Center for Equitable Growth

 

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

 

TUESDAY, August 9th

Location: Howard University

8:00 – 11:00, On-site registration, (Location)

8:15 -8:45, Continental Breakfast

9:00, Welcome

                                   

9:15 – 10:45,    

Session I:  Race, Gender, and Labor Market Outcomes

Chair: TBA

Gender Disparities in the First Country with a Negative Gender Wage Gap:

an Empirical Investigation

José G. Caraballo, Assistant Professor, Business Administration College,

Researcher, Interdisciplinary Research Institute, Director, Census Information Center

University of Puerto Rico at Cayey

Eileen Segarra, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras

Explaining the 40 Year Old Wage Differential: Race and Gender in the USA

Karl David Boulware (Presenter)

Department of Economics, Wesleyan University

Jamein P. Cunningham, Department of Economics, Portland State University

Informal Caregiving and the Labor Market Outcomes of Black and Latino Workers

Enrique A. Lopezlira, Assistant Professor of Economics & Finance, Grand Canyon University

 

11:00 – 1:00,    

Session II: Inequality over Time and Space

Chair:  TBA 

Racial and Ethnic Income Inequality and Mobility from 2000 to 2014: Evidence from Matched IRS-Census Bureau Data

Randall Akee, (Presenter), Assistant Professor, Public Policy and American Indian Studies,

UCLA Department of Public Policy

Maggie Jones, U.S. Census Bureau

Sonya R. Porter, U.S. Census Bureau 

Race and Ethnic Generational Income Distribution Comparisons

David J. Molina, Associate Professor and Chair, Economics Department, University of North 

A Proper Measure of Poverty; Multidimensional Measures Shed Light on Minority Poverty

Andrea R. Walters, Doctoral Candidate, Economics, Claremont Graduate University 

The Longitudinal Effects of Inequality on the Political Participation of Young Persons of Color

Olugbenga Ajilore, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Toledo

   

1:15- 2:15,          Lunch Conversation

Remedies to Racial/Ethnic/Caste Inequality in the USA and INDIA

Samuel L. Myers, Jr.

Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs

University of Minnesota

                         

2:30 – 4:00      

Session III:  Migration and Inequality

Chair: TBA 

Variations in Returns to Naturalization by Country of Origin

Michael Coon, (Presenter), Department of Economics, Sykes School of Business

University of Tampa

Miao Chi

Department of Economics and Business

Drew University

Has International Migration Reduced Income Inequality among CARICOM Countries?

Marcy Jagdeo, Doctoral Candidate, Economics, Howard University

Socioeconomic Outcomes of Recent Puerto Rican Migrants and Mexican Immigrants in Non-Traditional Destinations on the U.S. Mainland

Alberto Dávila, (Presenter), Associate Dean for Administration, Graduate Studies & Research

College of Business and Entrepreneurship, The University of Texas-Pan American

Marie T. Mora, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics and Finance,

College of Business Administration, The University of Texas-Pan American

Havidán Rodriguez, Interim President, The University of Texas-Pan American

 

4:15-5:15 

Introduction of Keynote speaker, Joseph Guzman, PhD

President, American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE)

Interim Director, Chicano/Latino Studies Program

Assistant Professor, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations

Michigan State University

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  Dr. Mark Lopez *

 

WEDNESDAY, August 10th 

Location:  AFL-CIO Headquarters

 

8:00-9:00         Registration

 

8:15- 8:45         Continental Breakfast, location

 

9:00-11:00       

Session IV    Wages, Occupations, and Inequality of Access

Chair:  TBA 

The Impact of a Changing Labor Market on Low-Wage Careers

Jeannette Wicks-Lim, Assistant Research Professor, Political Economy Research Institute,

University of Massachusetts-Amherst

The Effect of Minimum Wage on Immigrant and Minority Workers in a Local Economy

Mónica García-Pérez, Associate Professor, St. Cloud State University

Revisiting Bergmann’s Occupational Crowding Model

Michelle Holder, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Historical Origins of Persistent Inequality in Nigeria

Belinda Archibong, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Barnard College

 

11:15 – 1:15

Session V:  Financial Sector, Wealth, and Inequality

Chair:  TBA 

The Great Recession and Racial Inequality:

Evidence from Measures of Economic Well-Being

Thomas Masterson, Research Scholar and Director of Applied Micro-modelling

Distribution of Income and Wealth Project, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College

 The Performance and Survivability of Minority-Owned Banks in Times of Financial Stress

Maude Toussaint-Comeau, Senior Business Economist, Community Development and Policy Studies Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Robin Newberger, Senior Business Economist, Community Development and Policy Studies Division, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

 Latino Entrepreneurs and Financing

Joseph M. Guzman, Interim Director, Chicano/Latino Studies Program

Assistant Professor, School of Human Resources & Labor Relations

President, American Society of Hispanic Economists

Michigan State University

 Circles of Influence:  A Comparison of Student Loan Default Rates across HBCUs and NCAA Division I Universities

Jan Christopher, Associate Professor, College of Business, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Delaware State University

 

1:15-2:15 Lunch

 

2:30 – 4:00

Session VI:  Structural Inequality

Chair: TBA 

 Why Mass Incarceration Matters: Economics, Private Enterprise, and Politics

tonya thames taylor, Associate Professor of History, West Chester University

Resource Endowment, Commercial Interests and Institutional Structure: Factors Denying Indigenous Rights, Equality and Environmental Justice from the U.S. to West Papua

Moana Vercoe, Research Affiliate, TURN Institute

 Can I Get a Good Education in the City? Comparative analysis of CPS and other Illinois School Districts and the Closing of 49 Chicago Public Schools

Lakitquana Leal, Doctoral Candidate, Economics, Howard University

 Infant Mortality and Male Incarceration

Keoka Grayson, Assistant Professor, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

 

4:30- 6:00       Dinner

                       

THURSDAY, August 11th

Location: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

 9 -10:30 am

Closing Plenary Conversation and Reflections over Breakfast

Facilitator: 

11:00-5:00

BLS Training Workshop, includes lunch

* Mark Hugo López is director of Hispanic research at Pew Research Center. He studies the attitudes and opinions of Latinos, Hispanic views of identity, the political engagement of Latinos in the nation’s elections, and Latino youth. López also coordinates the Center’s National Survey of Latinos, an annual nationwide survey of Hispanics. He was the research director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) as well as a research assistant professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. López received his doctorate in economics from Princeton University. He is an author of reports about the Hispanic electorate, Hispanic identity and immigration. López frequently appears in national and international media in both Spanish and English.

 

National Economic Association Events at 2016 ASSA Annual Meetings

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Special Events and Meetings

Saturday, January 2, 2016

11:00 AM, Hilton Union Square — Union Square
9* National Economic Association (NEA)
Review of Black Political Economy Editorial Board Meeting – Invitation Only

1:00 PM, Hilton Union Square — Union Square
9* National Economic Association (NEA)
Executive Board Meeting – Invitation Only

3:00 PM, Hilton Union Square — Yosemite A
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System/AEA Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (FRB/CSMGEP)

Conference on Diversity in the Economics Profession-Open to All ASSA Participants

Sunday, January 3, 2016

4:45 PM, Hilton Union Square — Golden Gate 1 & 2
National Economic Association (NEA)

NEA Awards Lecture 2016

Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture
Presiding: Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University
Lecturer and Awardee: Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University

6:00 PM, Hilton Union Square — Golden Gate 3 & 4
Committee on the Status of Minority Groups in the Economics Profession (CSMGEP)

A Cocktail Reception Co-Hosted with the National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists

Monday, January 4, 2016

5:30 PM, Hilton Union Square — Imperial B
National Economic Association (NEA)

Annual Membership Business Meeting

6:30 PM, Hilton Union Square — Imperial B
Presidential Address
Speaker: Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University

7:00 PM, Hilton Union Square — Imperial B
National Economic Association (NEA)

Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

No Events Scheduled

Paper Sessions and Panels

January 3, 2016

10:15 am, Hilton Union Square, Powell A & B  National Economic Association/American Economic Association

African Americans and Organized Labor (J5, J7) (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator: BERNARD ANDERSON (University of Pennsylvania)
WILLIAM SPRIGGS (Howard University)
BERNARD ANDERSON (University of Pennsylvania)
CECILIA CONRAD (Pomona College)
JAMES B. STEWART (Pennsylvania State University)
DARRICK HAMILTON (New School)

12:30 pm, Hilton Union Square, Powell A & B  National Economic Association/American Society of Hispanic Economists

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Self-Identification and Income Inequality (J7, Z1)
Presiding: ALBERTO DÁVILA (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)

Not Black-Alone: Obama and Racial Self-Identification among African Americans
PATRICK MASON (Florida State University)

How Race and Ethnicity Moderate the Impact of Income Inequality and Demographics

DAVID J. MOLINA (University of North Texas)

Religious Workers and the Racial Earnings Gap
FERNANDO LOZANO (Pomona College) ‘

English-Language Proficiency, Earnings, and the Likelihood of Reporting a Disability
ALBERTO DÁVILA (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)
MARIE T. MORA (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)

Discussants:
LUISA BLANCO (Pepperdine University)
FRANCISCA ANTMAN (University of Colorado-Boulder)
MONICA GARCIA-PEREZ (St. Cloud State University)
RICHARD SANTOS (University of New Mexico)

2:30 pm, Hilton Union Square, Powell A & B National Economic Association
Policy Interventions and Educational Outcomes (I2, I3)
Presiding: RONALD OAXACA (University of Arizona)

Coordinated Admissions Program
RODNEY ANDREWS (University of Texas-Dallas)

Match or Mismatch? The Role of College Readiness, High School Peers, and Application Uncertainty on College Application Behavior
SANDRA E. BLACK (University of Texas-Austin)
KALENA CORTES (Texas A&M University)
JANE ARNOLD LINCOVE (Tulane University)

Is the Best Interest of the Child Best for Children? Educational Attainment and Child Custody Assignment
TREVON LOGAN (Ohio State University)
YANG CHEN (IMPAQ International)

Education Environment Context Switching and Its Effects on Performance and Instructor Evaluation
SALVADOR CONTRERAS (University of Texas-Pan American)

Discussants:
MARIE T. MORA (University of Texas-Pan American)
LISA D. COOK (Michigan State University)
MARK LOPEZ (Pew Research Center)
OMARI H. SWINTON (Howard University)

January 4, 2016

8:00 am, Hilton Union Square, Van Ness Room National Economic Association
The Impacts and Intersections of Full Employment Policy on Race, Class and the Environment (H5)
Presiding: MATHEW FORSTATER (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Poverty and Unemployment in Minority Communities: Causes, Consequences and Public Policy
MICHAEL J. MURRAY (Bemidji State University)
MATHEW FORSTATER (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

Unemployment and Social Justice in the Long Term
EDWARD J. NELL (New School)

Market Structures, Macroeconomic Regimes and Income Distribution: The Role of Employment Guarantee Programs to Improve Equity
DANIEL KOSTZER (World Bank)

Goal-Oriented Taxation: A Brief Discussion of the Living-Space Tax
SCOTT L.B. MCCONNELL (Eastern Oregon University)

The Job Guarantee: a Superior Buffer Stock Option for Government Price Stabilization
WILLIAM MITCHELL (University of Newcastle)

Discussants:
ALAN AJA (City University of New York-Brooklyn College)
DANIEL BUSTILLO (Columbia University)
WILLIAM A. DARITY, JR. (Duke University)
DARRICK HAMILTON (New School)

10:15 am, Hilton Union Square, Van Ness Room National Economic Association
Issues in African Development (O1, F5)
Presiding: MTHULI NCUBE (University of Oxford)

Are Bilateral and Multilateral Aid for Trade Complementary? Accounts from Africa
BEDASSA TADASSE (University of Minnesota-Duluth)
ELIAS SHUKRALLA (Qatar University)
BICHAKA FAYISSA (Middle Tennessee State University)

Do Public-Private Infrastructural Investments Promote Long-Run Economic Growth? Evidence from Africa Countries
CHRISTIAN NSIAH (Baldwin Wallace University)

The Effects of Aid on Foreign Direct Investments in Africa and Other Regions
TONY ADDISON (UNU-WIDER)
MINA BALIAMOUNE-LUTZ (University of North Florida)

Exports, Foreign Ownership and Firm-level Efficiency in Ethiopia and Kenya: An Application of Stochastic Frontier Model
ADUGNA LEMI (University of Massachusetts-Boston)
IAN WRIGHT (Syracuse University)

Returns to Controlling a Neglected Tropical Disease: Schistosomiasis Control Program and Education Outcomes in Nigeria
FRANCIS MAKAMU (Oklahoma State University)

Discussants:
GBADEBO ODULARU (Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa)
BAMIDELE ADEKUNLE (University of Guelph & Ryerson University)
COLLINS A. KOKO AYOO (Carleton University)

2:30 pm, Hilton Union Square, Van Ness Room National Economic Association
Development and Migration (O1, Q1)
Presiding: GREGORY N. PRICE (Langston University)

Can Agricultural (Rural Sector) Development Address the High Rate of Unemployment in the Urban Sector? The Case of Sub-Sahara Africa
JULIET ELU (Morehouse College)
BICHAKA FAYISSA (Middle Tennessee State University)

Competing Productivity in South Africa
MIESHA WILLIAMS (Morehouse College)

Communication and Coordination: Evidence from Natural and Artefactual Field Experiments in Senegal
ANGELINO VICEISZA (Spelman College)
TANGUY BERNARD (IFPRI and University de Bordeaux IV)
FO KODJO DZINYEFA AFLAGAH (University of Maryland)

Terms of Trade and Inequality from the Perspective of Arthur Lewis
ROMIE TRIBBLE, JR. (Spelman College)

Personal Remittances, Official Development Assistance, and Human Development in Africa: An Empirical Analysis
ZELEALEM YIHEYIS (Clark Atlanta University)
KASAHUN WOLDEMARIAM (Spelman College)

Discussants:
JAN CHRISTOPHER (Delaware State University)
LINDA LOUBERT (Morgan State University)
BICHAKA FAYISSA (Middle Tennessee State University)
ANGELINO VICEISZA (Spelman College)
ROMIE TRIBBLE, JR. (Spelman College)

2:30 pm, Marriott Marquis, Sierra K Union for Radical Political Economics/National Economic Association
The Racial Gap and Wealth Accumulation (E2)
Presiding: SUE K. STOCKLY (Eastern New Mexico University)

“Twice as Hard for Half as Much”: Wealth Privilege and the Racial Wealth Gap
BOB WILLIAMS (Guilford College)

Relative Economic (Im)mobility: Revisiting the Intergenerational Drag Hypothesis
CRUZ CARIDAD BUENO (Sienna College)
DARRICK HAMILTON (New School)
WILLIAM A. DARITY, JR. (Duke University)

Native American Tribal Government’s Role in Fostering Asset Accumulation
RANDALL AKEE (University of California-Los Angeles)
SUE K. STOCKLY (Eastern New Mexico University)

Financial Literacy and Wealth Among Hispanics
JOSEPHINE CURZ LUGOVSKYY (Northwest Missouri State University)
MARY J. LOPEZ (Occidental College)

Discussants:
RHONDA VONSHAY SHARPE (Bucknell University)
MARIE T. MORA (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)
GARY A. HOOVER (University of Oklahoma)
EJINDU UME (Miami University)

6:30 pm, Hilton Union Square, Imperial B National Economic Association
Presidential Address
Presiding: Lisa D. Cook (Michigan State University)

January 5, 2016

8:00 am, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 13 National Economic Association
Topics in Stratification Economics (Z1)
Presiding: DARRICK HAMILTON (New School)

The Federal Legal Services Program Influence on Riots and Voter Turnout in the 1960s
JAMEIN P. CUNNINGHAM (Portland State University)

The Impact of the Great Recession and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) on the Occupational Segregation of Black Men
MICHELLE HOLDER (City University of New York-John Jay College)

Intergroup Inequality in Israel
WIFAG ADNAN (Zayed University)

Does the EITC Buffer Against Neighborhood Transition? Evidence from Washington, D.C
LATANYA BROWN-ROBERTSON (Bowie State University)
MARCUS CASEY (University of Illinois-Chicago)
BRADLEY HARDY (American University)
DANIEL MUHAMMAD (District of Columbia Government)

Discussants:
LISA D. COOK (Michigan State University)
CHARLES BETSY (Howard University)
DARRICK HAMILTON (New School)
TREVON LOGAN (Ohio State University)

10:15 am, Hilton Union Square, Union Square 19 National Economic Association
Domestic and International Topics in Governance and Human/Health Capital (I2, I2)
Presiding: EMILY BLANK (Howard University)

A Different World: Analyzing the Gap in Endowments, Graduation Rates, and Cohort Default Rates at Georgia HBCUs and PWCUs
KRISTEN E. BROADY (Atlanta Metropolitan State College)

Do Postdoctoral Fellowships Increase the Likelihood of Tenure?
WILLIAM A. DARITY, JR. (Duke University)
RHONDA VONSHAY SHARPE (Bucknell University)
OMARI H. SWINTON (Howard University)

Education, Occupations and Earnings in Durable Goods Manufacturing: 2009-2013.
LISA SAUNDERS (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
JONATHAN BERKE (University of Washington)

HIV-AIDS and Development: A Reappraisal of the Productivity and Factor Accumulation Effects
THEOPHILE T. AZOMAHOU (United Nations University UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, University of Auvergne and CERDI)
RAOUF BOUCEKKINE (Aix-Marseille University and GREQAM)
BITY DIENE (University of Auvergne & CERDI)

Corruption and Public Human Capital Investments in Developing Countries
MERCY LAITA PALAMULENI (Gustavus Adolphus College)

Discussants:
PAMELA QUEEN (Morgan State University)
PHANINDRA V. WUNNAVA (Middlebury College)
SHARRI BYRON (Drew University)
GUY NUMA (University of Massachusetts-Boston)

*Time of this event is subject to change.