January 3-5, 2021 Virtual Meetings

The National Economic Association will commemorate the 100th anniversary of when Sadie T.M. Alexander received the doctorate degree in economics beginning with the 2021 ASSA sessions.  Our conference theme is 100 Years of African American Economists.  Three sessions will focus on the history of African Americans in the economics profession from the 1920s to 1970s.   The NEA hopes that you will attend our virtual discussion of this history and other topics of importance to Black communities by registering for the ASSA meetings.  The NEA also plans to commemorate the 100-year milestone with events throughout the 2021 year.

Sunday, January 3

The History of African Americans in the Economics Profession: Beginnings (B3, J1)

Panel Session
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association
Chair: Willene A. Johnson, Komaza, Inc
Panelist(s)
Nina Elizabeth Banks, Bucknell University
Topic: Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander
Samuel L. Myers Jr., University of Minnesota
Topic: The African American Experience at Harvard University Graduate Economics Department during the World War II era
Bernard Anderson, University of Pennsylvania
Topic: Marcus Alexis and Andrew Brimmer
David Swinton, Benedict College
Topic: Robert Browne
Linwood Tauheed, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Topic: Lloyd Hogan
William Darity Jr., Duke University
Topic: African Americans in Desegregating the Economics Department at MIT

Economics and Racism – The Long View (B0, B3)
Paper Session
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)
Hosted By: History of Economics Society & National Economic Association
Chair: Evelyn Forget, University of Manitoba
Economists, Race and Racism: The Long View
Sandra J. Peart, University of Richmond
David M. Levy, George Mason University
Fighting Racism with/in Economics? The Journey of Phyllis A. Wallace, 1944-1975
Cléo Chassonnery-Zaïgouche, University of Cambridge
Francis Galton’s Pictorial Statistics: The Eugenic Origins of Ethnic Profiling
Marcel Boumans, Utrecht University
Discussant(s)
Guy Numa, Colorado State University

Correlates of Wealth Inequality within and across Countries (D6, E2)
Paper Session
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association
Chair: William Darity Jr., Duke University
Wealth Inequality in Young Adulthood: Defining the Black Middle Class
Fenaba Addo, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intergenerational Economic Mobility and the Racial Wealth Gap
Jermaine Toney, Rutgers University
Cassandra Robertson, Cornell University
Inequality and Socioeconomic Outcomes
Omer Ali, Duke University
William Darity Jr., Duke University
Avra Janz, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Marta Sánchez, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
Assessing Value, Cultivating Inequality: How Home Racialized Appraisal Practices Have Exacerbated Wealth Inequality from 1980 to 2015
Junia Howell, University of Pittsburgh
Discussant(s)
Alexandra Killewald, Harvard University
Bradley Hardy, American University

Disease, Uncertainty and African Economies (I3, F0)
Paper Session
Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association & African Finance and Economics Association
Chair: Leonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Weather Shocks, Economic Consequences, and Climate-Proofing Infrastructure in Africa
Hanan Morsy, African Development Bank
Eman Moustafa, African Development Bank
Lacina Balma, African Development Bank
How Income Uncertainty Affects Child Labour: Evidence from the Cocoa Households’ Financial Diaries
Samuel Amponsah, Tokyo International University
Nathan Munier, Tokyo International University
Savannroeun Samreth, Saitama University
Germs, Globalization, and Trade Spillovers: How Could COVID-19 Affect African Economies and AFCFTA
Gouranga Das, Hanyang University
Jean-Claude Maswana, Ritsumeikan University
Yumeka Hirano, World Bank
Do Better Institutions Broaden Access to Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa?
John Nana Francois, West Texas A&M University
Johnson Kakeu, University of Prince Edward Island
Cristelle Kouame, World Bank
Is Regional Trade Integration a Growth and Convergence Engine in Africa?
Vigninou Gammadidge, Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO)
Discussant(s)
Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong, National Science Foundation
Belinda Archibong, Columbia University-Barnard College
Julius A. Agbor, Vanguard University of Southern California
Mina Balliamoune-Lutz, University of North Florida
John Nana Francois, West Texas A&M University

Monday, January 4

Race, Gender and Class Inequality (J1, Z1)
Paper Session
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Hosted By: Association for Social Economics & National Economic Association
Chair: Rhonda V. Sharpe, WISER
Busting the Myth of Black Women’s Weak Labor Force Attachment
Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
The “Double Gap” and the Bottom Line: African American Women’s Wage Gap and Corporate Profits
Michelle Holder, City University of New York
Bank Failures, Credit Allocation and Income Inequality
Salvador Contreras, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Amit Ghosh, Illinois Wesleyan University
Iftekhar Hasan, Fordham University
Gender Economics, Race, and Intersectionality
Reginald Noël, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Whitney J. Hewlett, Georgetown University
Wage Inequality Pre and Post the Great Recession
Enrique A. Lopezlira, Grand Canyon University

Addressing Labor Market Barriers for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated: Employee Ownership and Other Strategies for Success (I3, K0)
Panel Session
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association
Chair: Ngina Chiteji, New York University
Panelist(s)
Olugbenga Ajilore, Center for American Progress
Topic: Using Marijuana Revenue to Create Jobs
Peter Blair, Harvard University
Topic: Barriers to Labor Market Entry: Occupational Licensing
Robynn Cox, University of Southern California
Topic: ESOP Employment and the Labor Market
Jessica Gordon-Nembhard, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Topic: Benefits of and Barriers to Creating Incarcerated Worker Cooperatives in Prisons
Colin Cannonier, Belmont University
Topic: The Impact of a Reentry and Aftercare Program on Recidivism

History of African Americans in the Economics Profession: Post-Civil Rights and the Political Economy of Black Power (B3, N0)
Panel Session
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association
Chair: Romie Tribble Jr., Spelman College
Panelist(s)
Juliet Elu, Morehouse College
Topic: Bernard Anderson
Patrick Mason, Florida State University
Topic: African Americans from MIT/Harvard: Samuel Myers, Jr., William Darity, Jr., Ronald Mincy, Ron Ferguson, Darius Mans, David Swinton, Gary Anderson
William E. Spriggs, Howard University and AFL-CIO
Topic: African Americans at HBCUs: Charles Betsey, Cleveland Chandler, Basel Coley, Michael Simmons
Gregory N. Price, University of New Orleans
Topic: Black Conservative Economists: Glenn Loury and Richard America
Rhonda V. Sharpe, Women’s Institute for Science, Equity and Race
Topic: African American Women Economists: Barbara Jones, Margaret Simms, Julienne Malveaux, Bernadette P. Chachere

Panel: AEA-NEA-ASHE Joint Session on Exploring Race and Ethnicity during the COVID 19 Pandemic (I0, J1)
Paper Session
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)
Hosted By: American Economic Association, National Economic Association & American Society of Hispanic Economists
Chair: Juan Carlos Suárez Serrato, Duke University
Staying Close When Apart: The Value of “Information-Communication” during the COVID19 Pandemic
Francis Annan, Georgia State University
Belinda Archibong, Columbia University-Barnard College
An Examination of Racial Economic and Health Equity During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Jevay Grooms, Howard University
Alberto Ortega, Indiana University
Joaquin Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
COVID-19 and Caregiving by Black and Hispanic Grandparents
Enrique A. Lopezlira, Grand Canyon University
Increasing Racial Equity in Access to Health Care, Lessons from COVID-19
Jeannette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
The Great Un-Equalizer: Does COVID-19 Exacerbate Economic and Health Disadvantage? The Case of American Indian populations.
Randall Akee, University of California-Los Angeles
Luis Quintero, Johns Hopkins University
Emilia Simeonova, Johns Hopkins University
COVID-19, Discrimination, and Asian Americans’ Business Formation and Survival
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, University of California-Merced
Chunbei Wang, University of Oklahoma
Discussant(s)
Alberto Ortega, Indiana University
Monica I. Garcia-Perez, St. Cloud State University
Jose Fernandez, University of Louisville

NEA Business Meeting
Event
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (EST)
Hosted By: NATIONAL ECONOMIC ASSOCIATION
Annual Membership Business Meeting

NEA Presidential Address
Session/Event
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021   7:00 PM – 7:30 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association
Linwood Tauheed, University of Missouri Kansas City

Tuesday, January 5

Racial Discrimination and Disparities: Effects of Institutional and Historical Factors (J7, N3)
Paper Session
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association & American Economic Association
Chair: Andria Smythe, Howard University
Ghosts of Mississippi: Long-term Impacts of Racial Lynchings
Matthew Robinson, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Competition and Discrimination in Public Accommodations: Evidence from the Green Books
Maggie E.C. Jones, University of Victoria
Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University and NBER
Trevon D. Logan, Ohio State University and NBER
David Rosé, Wilfrid Laurier University
The Evolution of Civil Rights Enforcement and Economic Prosperity of Minorities
Jose Joaquin Lopez, University of Memphis
Jamein P. Cunningham, University of Memphis
A Comparative Analysis: Examining University and College’s Faculty Characteristics that Influence Educational Outcomes at HBCUs
Nicholas Hill, Claflin University
Omari Swinton, Howard University
The Impact of Access to Collective Bargaining Rights on Policing and Civilian Deaths
Rob Gillezeau, University of Victoria
Jamein P. Cunningham, University of Memphis
Donna Feir, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Victoria
Discussant(s)
Algernon Austin, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Andria Smythe, Howard University
Jhacova Williams, Economic Policy Institute

Immigration Policy Issues, Labor Effects, and Mexican American Educational Progress (J6, I0)
Paper Session
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association & American Society of Hispanic Economists
Chair: Jose Fernandez, University of Louisville
Immigration Policy and its Impact on Low Skilled Workers
Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, University of California-Merced
Esther Arenas-Arroyo, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Bernhard Schmidpeter, RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Historical Roots of Educational Disadvantage and Progress for Mexican Americans
Brian Duncan, University of Colorado-Denver
Stephen J. Trejo, University of Texas-Austin
Illegal Immigration: The Trump Effect
Mark Hoekstra, Texas A&M University, NBER, and IZA
Sandra Orozco-Aleman, Mississippi State University
The Effect of Immigration Enforcement on Labor Supply: An Examination of United States Hispanic Adolescent Youth in Mixed-Status Families
Joaquin Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
José R. Bucheli, New Mexico State University
Discussant(s)
Dania V. Francis, University of Massachusetts-Boston
Karl Boulware, Wesleyan University

Factors Impacting National Vitality in Emerging African Nations (O5, I3)
Paper Session
Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021   3:45 PM – 5:45 PM (EST)
Hosted By: National Economic Association
Chair: Juliet Elu, Morehouse College
Political Distance: Regional Favoritism in the Economic Effects of Epidemics
Belinda Archibong, Columbia University-Barnard College
Francis Annan, Georgia State University
Uche Ekhator-Mobayode, University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Quality of Life, Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): A Re-Examination of the Evidence
Akpan H. Ekpo, University of Uyo
The Demand for Gasoline and Pollution Control Using Fiscal Instruments in Nigeria
Douglason G. Omotor, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management and Delta State University
Baba Y. Musa, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management
Christopher O. Orubu, Delta State University
Jacob S. Oboreh, Delta State University
The Quandary of Growth in Africa: The Stabilizing Role of Economic Integration
Oladele Omosegbon, Indiana Wesleyan University
Remittances and Domestic Output in the Long Run
John Nana Francois, West Texas A&M University
Nazneen Ahmad, Weber State University
Andrew Keinsley, Weber State University
Akwasi Nti-Addae, Drew University
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and the Way Forward for Nigeria
Miesha J. Williams, Morehouse College
Discussant(s)
Linda Loubert, Morgan State University
Ruth Uwaifo, Agnes Scott College
Jan Christopher, Delaware State University
Andria Smythe, Howard University
John Ned, Loyola University Maryland