Paper Session
Session Title: African Development
JEL Classification: O1 (Economic Development)
Association: National Economic Association
Joint Association: African Finance & Economics Association

Organizer: Elizabeth Asiedu (University of Kansas) asiedu@ku.edu
Chair: Mwanza Nkusu (International Monetary Fund) mnkusu@imf.org
Number of Papers: 5

First Paper:
Title: Aid allocation, gender and social development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Author 1: Léonce Ndikumana (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
Author 2: Lynda Pickbourn (Hampshire College)

Second Paper:
Title: Growth and Inequality in Africa 1960-2010
Author 1: Depankar Basu (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
Author 2: Mwangi wa Githinji (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Third Paper:
Title: The making of the middle class in Africa
Author 1: Mthuli Ncube (African Development Bank)
Author 2: Abebe Shimeles (African Development Bank)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Bank Regulation and Efficiency: What works for Africa?
Author 1: Thouraya Triki (African Development Bank)
Author 2: Imen Kouki (University of Dubai-UAE)
Author 3: Pietro Calice (African Development Bank)

Fifth Paper:
Title: Oil, Wealth, Ethno-Religious-Linguistic Fractionalization and Civil Wars in Africa: Cross-Country Evidence
Author 1: John C. Anyanwu (African Development Bank)

Discussant 1: Zuzana Brixiova (African Development Bank)
Discussant 2: Una Okonkwo Osili (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
Discussant 3: John Karikari (Government Accountability Office)
Discussant 4: Léonce Ndikumana (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Discussant 5: Malokele Nanivazo (United Nations University-World Institute of Development Economics)

Paper Session
Session Title: Bridging the Academy and Public Policy: A Session in Honor of Marcus Alexis
JEL Classification: J1 (Demographic Economics)
Association: National Economic Association
Organizer: Charles Betsey (Howard University) cbetsey@howard.edu
Chair: Charles Betsey (Howard University) cbetsey@howard.edu

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: Black-White Differences in Consumption: An Update and Some Policy Implications
Author 1: Charles Betsey (Howard University)

Second Paper:
Title: Disparities in Wealth Accumulation and Loss from the Great Recession and Beyond
Author 1: Caroline Ratcliffe (The Urban Institute)
Author 2: Signe-Mary McKernan (The Urban Institute)
Author 3: Eugene Steuerle (The Urban Institute)
Author 4: Sisi Zhang (The Urban Institute)

Third Paper:
Title: Marcus Alexis and Regulatory Reform in the Transportation Industry
Author 1: James Peoples (University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Immigration and African American joblessness: critically appraising the empirical evidence
Author 1: Patrick Mason (Florida State University)

Discussant 1: William A. Darity (Duke University)
Discussant 2: Kaye Husbands Fealing (The National Academies)
Discussant 3: Gary Hoover (University of Alabama)

Paper Session
Session Title: Business and Financial Issues in Minority Economic Development
JEL Classification: L2 (Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior)
Association: National Economic Association
Organizer: Lucy Ruben (Duke University) lucy.reuben@duke.edu
Chair: Wilhelmina Leigh (Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies) wleigh@jointcenter.org

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: Predatory Mortgage Lending and Dodd-Frank: Is it Business as Usual?
Author 1: Sandra Phillips (Syracuse University)

Second Paper:
Title: Tribal Casino Investment and State Hold-Up
Author 1: Larry Chavis (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Author 2: Dominic Parker (University of Wisconsin)

Third Paper:
Title: Capital Constraints and Industry Mix Implications for African-American Business Success
Author 1: Lucy J Reuben (Duke University)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Business Risk and Black-Owned Businesses – How Good Is Our Understanding
Author 1: John A Cole (North Carolina A&T State University)

Discussant 1: Willene Johnson (KOMAZA, Inc.)
Discussant 2: Linda Loubert (Morgan State University)
Discussant 3: Valerie Ralston Wilson (National Urban League)

Paper Session
Session Title: Gender, Race and Economic Development
JEL Classification: J1 (Demographic Economics)
Association: National Economic Association
Organizer: Juliet Elu (Morehouse College) jelu@morehouse.edu
Chair: Marie Mora (University of Texas-Pan American) mtmora@utpa.edu

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: Gender and Business Outcomes of Black and Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the US
Author 1: Alberto Davila (The University of Texas – Pan American)
Author 2: Marie Mora (The University of Texas – Pan American)

Second Paper:
Title: Race and Gender Heterogeneity in the Impact of English Language Learning Students on Native Students’ Performance. The North Carolina Experience.
Author 1: Timothy M. Diette (Washington and Lee University)
Author 2: Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere (Georgia Institute of Technology)

Third Paper:
Title: Gender And Firm Performance in Nigeria: Implication of Entrepreneurship
Author 1: Juliet Elu (Morehouse College)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Women and Development: The Case of Tunisia
Author 1: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz (University of North Florida)

Discussant 1: John Karikari (Government Accountability Office)
Discussant 2: Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong (University of South Florida)
Discussant 3: Una Okonkwo Osili (Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis)
Discussant 4: Malokele Nanivazo (United Nations University-World Institute of Development Economics)

Paper Session
Session Title: Innovations in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
JEL Classification: O3 (Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights)
Association: National Economic Association
Organizer: Lisa Cook (Michigan State University) lisacook@msu.edu
Chair: Keoka Grayson (Hobart and William Smith Colleges) Grayson@hws.edu

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: Bad International Relations but More Science? Soviet Technological Spillovers and the Boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics
Author 1: Maksym Ivanya (IMF)

Second Paper:
Title: The Patent and Commercialization Gap in Pink and Black
Author 1: Lisa Cook (Michigan State University)

Third Paper:
Title: Eponymous Entrepreneurs
Author 1: Aaron Chatterji (Duke University)
Author 2: Sharon Belenzon (Duke University)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Innovation Strategies in Entrepreneurial Firms: Market Maturity and Killer Apps in the iPhone Ecosystem
Author 1: Pai-Ling Yin (MIT)
Author 2: Jason Davis (MIT)
Author 3: Yulia Muzyrya (Boston University)

Discussant 1: Chaleampong Kongcharoen (Thammasat University)
Discussant 2: Jennifer Hunt (Rutgers University)
Discussant 3: Michael Roach (Duke University)
Discussant 4: Hal Varian (University of California, Berkeley)

Paper Session
Session Title: Public Policies Impacting Low-Income & Minority Communities
JEL Classification: H3 (Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents)
Association: National Economic Association
Joint Association: Labor & Employment Relations Association

Organizer: Bradley Hardy (American University) hardy@american.edu
Chair: Bradley Hardy (American University) hardy@american.edu

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: The Cost of Homicide: Evidence from Transactions Data
Author 1: Marcus Casey (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Second Paper:
Title: The Changing Safety Net for Low Income Parents and Their Children: Structural or Cyclical Changes in Income Support Policy
Author 1: Bradley Hardy (American University)
Author 2: Timothy Smeeding (University of Wisconsin)
Author 3: James P. Ziliak (University of Kentucky)

Third Paper:
Title: Factors Influencing Transitions Into and Out of Near Poverty
Author 1: Misty L. Huggeness (U.S. Census Bureau)
Author 2: Charles Hokayem (U.S. Census Bureau)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Time-Inconsistency and Saving: Experimental Evidence from Low-Income Tax Filers
Author 1: Damon Jones (University of Chicago)
Author 2: Aprajit Mahajan (UCLA)

Discussant 1: Dania V Francis (Duke University)
Discussant 2: Rodney J Andrews (University of Texas at Dallas and NBER)
Discussant 3: Darrick Hamilton (The New School)
Discussant 4: Tiffany Green (Virginia Commonwealth University)

Paper Session
Session Title: Race, Ethnicity and Economic Policy
JEL Classification: J1 (Demographic Economics)
Association: National Economic Association
Joint Association: American Society of Hispanic Economists
Organizer: David Molina (University of North Texas) david.molina@unt.edu
Chair: Anita Pena (Colorado State University) anita.pena@colostate.edu

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: Breaking Bad: Are Meth Labs Justified in Dry Counties?
Author 1: Jesus Fernandez (University of Louisville)
Author 2: Stephan Gohmann (University of Louisville)
Author 3: Joshua Pinkston (University of Louisville)

Second Paper:
Title: Health Gaps among Hispanics and Whites within an Aging Population with HIV/AIDS
Author 1: Juan DelaCruz (Lehman College- CUNY)
Author 2: Stephen Karpiak (ACRIA and New York University)
Author 3: Nikolaos Papanikolaou (Lehman College- CUNY)

Third Paper:
Title: Is Los Alamos a Natural Experiment in Structural Economics?
Author 1: Sue K Stockly (Eastern New Mexico University)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Reframing Academic Engagement: A Case for Status Priming
Author 1: Salvador Contreras (University of Texas, Pan American)
Author 2: Charles Danso (University of Texas, Pan American)
Author 3: Sara Ray (University of Texas, Pan American)

Discussant 1: David J. Molina (University of North Texas)
Discussant 2: Trevon D. Logan (The Ohio State University)
Discussant 3: Lisa D. Cook (Michigan State University)
Discussant 4: Jose N. Martinez (University of North Texas)

Paper Session
Session Title: The Economics of Race and Sports
JEL Classification: J7 (Labor Discrimination)
Association: National Economic Association
Organizer: Samuel Myers (University of Minnesota) myers006@umn.edu
Chair: Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong (University of South Florida) kgyimah@usf.edu

Number of Papers: 4

First Paper:
Title: Race, Social Distance and the World Cup
Author 1: Fernando Lozano (Pomona College)

Second Paper:
Title: The Grass is Not Always Greener: Pay Disparity at Wimbledon
Author 1: Rhonda Sharpe (Duke University)

Third Paper:
Title: Do White NBA Players Suffer from Reverse Discrimination?
Author 1: Gbenga Ajilore (University of Toledo)

Fourth Paper:
Title: Compensation Discrimination for Marginal Workers: Evidence from the National Football League
Author 1: Johnny C. Ducking (North Carolina A&T State University)
Author 2: Peter Groothuis (Appalachian State University)
Author 3: James Richard Hill (Central Michigan University)

Discussant 1: Patrick Mason (Florida State University)
Discussant 2: William A. Darity (Duke University)
Discussant 3: Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong (University of South Florida)
Discussant 4: Ana Cuesta (University of Minnesota)