National Economic Association National Economic Association Tue, 19 May 2020 12:04:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Review of Black Political Economy Editorial Search Tue, 19 May 2020 12:03:57 +0000 Editorial Search

The Review of Black Political Economy invites applications for the position of Editor.  The term of office is three years, with a possible extension for an additional two years.  The term would begin either January 1, 2021 or July 1, 2021.

The Review of Black Political Economy(RBPE), peer-reviewed and published quarterly, is the leading outlet for research that examines issues related to the economic status of African-Americans and the African diaspora throughout the world. RBPE promotes scholarship on economic inequality and provides a viable forum where scholars can express their views on matters of public policy relevant to the economic well-being of marginalized populations.The RBPEidentifies and analyzes policy prescriptions designed to reduce racial, ethnic and gender economic inequality. The journal, a publication of the National Economic Association, seeks to connect both scholars and policy influentials with insightful, methodologically robust applied research and thoughtful policy focused analysis.  The new editor will lead the journal by selecting and soliciting articles that are consistent with these foci. 

The desired qualifications for the Editor include:

  • The ability to articulate and operationalize a vision for the journal that will highlight the research and policy foci outlined above
  • The ability to inspire creativity and enthusiasm in an editorial team, editorial board and authors
  • Familiarity with and an understanding of the Review’s mission and audience and a plan to increase the reach of the journal
  • Superb organizational and project management skills, including the ability to meet deadlines and work as part of a team as a team leader
  • A level of computer literacy sufficient to manage a web-based manuscript submission and tracking system
  • Evidence of institutional support and commitment from the applicant’s institution to support the applicant via release time and administrative support.
  • A strong record of scholarly contributions to economic or cross-disciplinary research the utilizes similar techniques as reflected in publication in scholarly journals, institutional research publications or presentations at professional conferences
  • Job experience equivalent to tenured associate professor or project management in a non-academic institution.

Applications should include four items:

  1. A letter of application that addresses how the applicant meets each of the selection criteria
  2. A current curriculum vita
  3. A one-page vision statement for the journal

Applicants who advance to the second stage of the selection process will be asked to provide a letter of commitment from their employing institution with an indication of the kinds and level of support that will be provided such as release time and administrative staff, to be finalized upon offer of the Editorship.

Please submit your applications to . 

NEA 5Oth Anniversary Celebration and Honors Luncheon Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:57:10 +0000 National Economic Association’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and Honors Luncheon

Saturday, January 4, 2020
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2020 NEA Sessions Tue, 08 Oct 2019 14:08:26 +0000  

Black Women in the Economics Profession

Panel Session

Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 12:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Marriott Marquis San Diego, Marriott Grand Ballroom 2
Hosted By: National Economic Association
  • Chair: Miesha Williams, Morehouse College
JEL Classifications
  • J7 – Labor Discrimination
  • B5 – Current Heterodox Approaches

Session Title: Factors Impacting Emerging African Nations

Association: National Economic Association
Chair: Juliet Elu – Morehouse College
Organizer: Miesha Williams ( – Morehouse College
Expected Attendance: 50


  • #1: John Ned ( – Loyola University Maryland
  • #2: Cruz Bueno ( – State University of New York-New Paltz
  • #3: Jamein Cunningham ( – University of Memphis
  • #4: Linda Loubert ( – Morgan State University
  • #5: Jan Christopher ( – Delaware State University
Primary JEL Classification: 01 – Economic Development
Secondary JEL Classification: 02 – Development Planning and Policy


Paper#1: A Dynamic Path to Infrastructural Development in Africa: The Role of Economic Integration

  • #1: Oladele Omosegbon ( – Indiana Wesleyan University and Indiana University-Purdue University  Indianapolis (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #2: The Effects of Recent Violent Conflict Exposure on Labor Supply of Agricultural Households in Nigeria

  • #1: John Chiwuzulum Odozi ( – University of Ibadan-Nigeria (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere ( – Agnes Scott College and IZA

Paper #3: Development Funding in Africa: The case of West Africa

  • #l: Juliet Elu ( – Morehouse College (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Miesha J. Williams ( – Morehouse College

Paper #4: Financing electricity and transport infrastructure in selected sub-Saharan African countries: The role of AIDS

  • #l: J.0. Saka ( State University-Nigeria (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Douglasson G. Omotor ( -The West African Institute of For Financial and Economic Management, Lagos, Nigeria

Paper #5: Economic Development and Challenges in Sub- Saharan Africa

  • #1: Emmanuel Obi ( Morehouse College (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #6: Governance, Growth, and development in Sub-Sahara Africa: A Revisit of the Evidence

  • #1:Akpan H. Ekpo ( – the University of Uyo-Nigeria, and Foundation for Economic Research and Training (FERT) (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Session Title: Race, Ethnicity and the 2020 National Election

Association: National Economic Association
Joint Association: American Society of Hispanic Economists
Chair: Fernando Lozano ( -Pomona College
Organizer: Fernando Lozano ( – Pomona College
Expected Attendance: 100
Primary JEL Classification: J4 – Particular Labor Markets
Secondary JEL Classification: J7 – Labor Discrimination


Paper #1: A Look Ahead at the 2020 Elections: How Important is Diversity in the Candidate Pool?

  • #1: Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes ( – San Diego State University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Jose R.Bucheli( – University of California-San Diego

Paper #2: Federal Job Guarantee, Baby Bond and Reparations: A Three-Legged Stool of Racial Economic Justice

  • #1: Darrick Hamilton ( – Ohio State University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #3: Estimating the Potential Effects of Adding a Citizenship Question to the 2020 Census

  • #1: Misty Heggeness ( – U.S. Census Bureau (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: J. David Brown ( – U.S. Census Bureau
  • #3: Suzanne M. Dorinski ( – U.S. Census Bureau
  • #4: Lawrence Warren ( – U.S. Census Bureau
  • #5: Moises Yi ( – U.S. Census Bureau

Paper #4: Whitelashing: Black Politicians, Taxes, and Violence

  • #1: Trevon Logan ( – Ohio State University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #5: Communities Under Siege: Ethnic Profiling Under Auspices of 287(g) in North Carolina

  • #1: Joaquin Rubalcaba ( – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #6: Estimating the Present Value of black Agricultural Land Loss in the U.S., 1910 – 1977

  • #1: Dania Francis ( – University of Massachusetts Amherst (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Session Title: Relationships among Health, Education and Inequality

Association: National Economic Association
Chair: Andria Smythe ( – Howard University
Organizer: Andria Smythe ( – Howard University
Expected Attendance: 50


  • #1: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University
  • #2: Marcus Casey ( – Brookings Institution
  • #3: EJ Ume ( – Miami University
  • #4: Omari Swinton ( – Howard University
  • #5: Jamein Cunningham ( – University of Memphis
Primary JEL Classification: 11 – Health
Secondary JEL Classification: 12 – Education and Research Institutions


Paper #l: State Mental Health Insurance Parity Laws and College Educational Outcomes

  • #1: Keisha Solomon ( -Temple University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #2: The Relationship Between Student Debt and Health

  • #l: Gerald Eric Daniels Jr.( – Howard University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Venoo Kakarz ( – San Francisco State University

Paper #3: Do ethnic enclaves protect foreign-born women from intimate partner violence.

  • #l: Rebecca Hsu ( – Howard University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #4: The Causes and Consequences of Neighborhood Sorting: Evidence from School Finance Reforms

  • #l: Kenneth Whaley ( – Clemson University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2:Patrick Bayer ( – Duke University
  • #3:Peter Blair ( Harvard University

Paper #5: Higher Education and Racial/Ethnic differences in Intergenerational Mobility

  • #l: Andria Smythe ( – Howard University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #6: Macroeconomic aspects of income inequality

  • #l: Karl Boulware ( – Wesleyan University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Kenneth N. Kuttner ( – Williams College

Session Title: Crime, Financial Shock, Employee Ownership

Association: National Economic Association
Chair: Olugbenga Ajilore ( – Center for American Progress
Organizer: Olugbenga Ajilore ( Center for American Progress
Expected Attendance: 50


  • #1: Robynn Cox ( – University of Southern California
  • #2: Salvador Contreras ( – University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley
  • #3: Stefano DellaVigna ( – UC Berkeley
  • #4: Samuel L. Myers Jr.( – University of Minnesota
Primary JEL Classification: Kl – Basic Areas of Law
Secondary JEL Classification: K4 – Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior


Paper #1: Local financial shocks and its effect on crime

  • #1: Salvador Contreras ( – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Amit Ghosh ( – Illinois Wesleyan University

Paper #2: Crime, Employment, and Broad-Based Employee Ownership Opportunities

  • #1: Robynn Cox ( – University of Southern California (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #3: Media influences on entrepreneurship and innovation

  • #1: David T. Robinson ( – Duke University-The Fuqua School of Business
  • #2: Angelino C. G. Viceisza ( – Spelman College (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #4: Disparities in Homeownership and Mortgage Lending: Understanding the American Indian Experience from 2005-2017.

  • #1: Jeffrey Burnette ( – Rochester Institute of Technology (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Javier Espinosa ( – Rochester Institute of Technology

Paper #5: Trends in Global Female Labor participation:1990-2017

  • #1: Hanadi Alabaad ( – Howard University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Zhun Xu ( – Howard University

Paper #6: The Green Books and the Geography of Segregation in Public Accommodations

  • #1: Lisa Cook ( – Michigan State University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Maggie E. C. Jones ( Michigan State University
  • #3: Trevon Logan ( – Michigan State University
  • #4: David Rose ( – Michigan State University

Session Title: Crime, Race, and Public Policy

Association: National Economic Association
Chair: Miesha Williams ( – Morehouse College
Organizer: Jamein P. Cunningham ( – University of Memphis
Expected Attendance: 50


  • #l: Scott Cunningham ( – Baylor University
  • #2: Marcus Casey ( – University of Illinois-Chicago
  • #3: DamonJones ( University of Chicago
  • #4: Jhacova Williams ( – Clemson University
  • #5: Luisa Blanco ( – Pepperdine University
Primary JEL Classification: K4 – Legal Procedure, the Legal System, and Illegal Behavior


Paper #l: Effect of Proposition 47 on Minority Labor Market Outcomes

  • #1: Robynn Cox ( – University of Southern California (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Jamein Cunningham ( – University of Memphis

Paper #2: Racial Divisions and Criminal Justice: Evidence from Southern State Courts

  • #l: Benjamin Feigenberg ( University of Illinois-Chicago (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Conrad Miller ( – University of California-Berkeley

Paper #3: Network Effects in Police Use of Force

  • #l: Bocar Ba ( Duke University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Justin Holz ( – University of Chicago
  • #3: Roman Rivera ( – Columbia University

Paper #4: Racial and Gender Congruence in Police Use of Force Encounters

  • #1: Andrea M. Headley ( – Ohio State University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: James E. Wright III ( – Florida State University

Paper #5: Household Responses to the Escalation of Violent Crime in Mexico

  • #1: Luisa Blanco ( – Pepperdine University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Robin Grier ( – Texas Tech University
  • #3: Kevin Grier ( -Texas Tech University
  • #4: Daniel Hicks ( – University of Oklahoma

Paper #6: Campus Carry Laws on Campus Violence

  • #1: Olugbenga Ajilore ( Center for American Progress (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Session Title: Discrimination in Labor Markets and Educational Settings: Experimental Evidence

Association: National Economic Association
Chair: Timothy Diette ( – Washington and Lee University
Organizer: Dania Francis ( – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Expected Attendance: 50


  • #1: Mackenzie Allston ( – Texas A&M University
  • #2: Robynn Cox ( – University of Southern California
  • #3: Marcus Casey ( – University of Illinois-Chicago
  • #4: Daniel Silverman ( – Arizona State University
  • #5: Duba Tore Altindag ( – Auburn University
Primary JEL Classification: J7 – Labor Discrimination
Secondary JEL Classification: 12 – Education and Research Institutions


Paper#1: Do workers discriminate against their out-group employers? Evidence from an online labor market

  • #1: Sher Afghan Asad ( – Iowa State University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #2: Ageist Language in Job Ads and Age Discrimination in Hiring: Evidence from a Field Experiment

  • #1: Patrick Button ( – Tulane University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #3: Statistical Discrimination v.s Implicit Bias:
Disentangling the Sources of Gender and Racial Bias in an Educational Setting

  • #1: Dania V.Francis( University of Massachusetts-Amherst (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #4: Race, Religion, & Immigration: Experimental Evidence from the Labor Market

  • #1: Deborah Rho ( – University of St. Thomas (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #5: Constructing Capital in the Twentieth Century: Prisons and Forced Labor in British Colonial Africa

  • #1: Belinda Archibong ( – Barnard College (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #6: Do Language Restrictions on Obtaining Drivers’ License Influence Immigrant Labor Market Outcomes?

  • #1: Colin Cannonier ( – Jack C. Massey College of Business Belmont University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Session Title: Disparities Across Race and Gender: Economics of Health and Well-Being

Association: National Economic Association
Chair: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University
Organizer: Joaquin Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba ( – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Expected Attendance: 50


  • #l: Olugbenga Ajilore ( – University of Toledo
  • #2: Alberto Ortega ( – Indiana University
  • #3: Jamein Cunningham ( – University of Memphis
  • #4: Dania Francis ( University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • #5: Fafanyo Asiseh ( – North Carolina A&T State University
Primary JEL Classification: IO – General
Secondary JEL Classification: Jl – Demographic Economics


Paper #l: Examining Racial and Ethnic Differences in Substance Use Treatment

  • #l: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Alberto Ortega ( – Indiana University

Paper #2: Drug quality and gender parity of clinical trial participants

  • #l: Britni Wilcher ( American University (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #3: About.Face: Seeing Class and Race

  • #l: Mark Paul ( – New College of Florida (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Imari Smith ( – Duke Univesity
  • #3: Sarah E. Gaither ( – Duke University
  • #4: William Darity ( – Duke University

Paper #4: Pursuit of Happiness

  • #l: Joaquin Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba ( – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
  • #2: Candis Watts Smith ( – University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Paper #5: Health Expenditure, Gender, and Rent-Seeking in the United States and other OECD Countries

  • #l: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz ( – the University of North Florida and African Center for Economic Transformation
  • (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)

Paper #6: The Reparations Bill: Adding Late Charges and Securing a Funding Source

  • #l: Robert Williams ( – Guilford College (Presenting Author) (Corresponding Author)
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Session Title: Labor Markets, Discrimination and the Academy

Joint Association: American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE)
Organizer: Susan Pozo ( – Western Michigan University
Chair: Omari H. Swinton ( – Howard University


Paper #1 : Labor market conditions and charges of discrimination: Is there a link?


  • #1: Karl David Boulware ( – Wesleyan University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Kenneth N. Kuttner ( – Williams College

Paper #2 : Student Debt and Labor Outcomes


  • #1: Gerald Eric Daniels Jr. ( – Howard University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Andria Smythe ( – Howard University

Paper #3 : Hispanics in the Michigan Labor Market


  • #1: Leonidas Murembya ( – Michigan State University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #4 : The Problem of the 21st Century Revisited: Black and Hispanic Faculty and the Economics Color Line


  • #1: Sue K. Stockly ( – Eastern New Mexico University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Gregory N. Price ( – Morehouse College

Paper #5 : Cognitive Awareness and Academic Performance: A Field Experiment


  • #1: Angelino Viceisza ( – Spelman College

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: A. Nayena Blankson ( – Spelman College
  • #3: Jimmeka Guillory ( – Spelman College
  • #4: Francesina Jackson ( – Spelman College
  • #5: Bruce Wade ( – Spelman College


  • #1: Edouard Wemy ( – Clark University
  • #2: Delia Furtado ( – University of Connecticut
  • #3: Susan Pozo ( – Western Michigan University
  • #4: Patrick Mason ( – Florida State University
  • #5: Gbenga Ajilore (Gbenga.Ajilore@UToledo.Edu) – University of Toledo

Panel Title: Gender Stratification for URM Economics and Sociology Faculty: Structural and Experiential Dimensions

Panel Abstract

This panel will present and discuss data from a recent National Science Foundation- funded project on underrepresented minority (URM) faculty career trajectories for both women and men. URM scholars often face both informal and structural barriers to full participation and thriving in predominantly white and male academic environments. The NSF-funded research suggests that these barriers are experienced especially by women of color. In addition, the panel explores the issue of gender stratification for URM faculty in the disciplines of economics and sociology. The academy is a deeply gendered institution, and men predominate in the top ranks of the professoriate. Recognition of these inequalities has focused on the concept of departmental climate. This construct refers to people’s perceived work environment including workplace practices, social interactions, and relationships (Wharton and Estevez 2014). The NSF-funded research asks whether URM women economists and sociologists experience inclusion and exclusion differently than men of color in their respective academic departments and in their disciplinary networks. The project findings are based on a survey of 198 black and Hispanic sociologists and economists, either currently or formerly employed in academia, who obtained their PhDs between 1995 and 2006. In addition, findings include trends from a set of pilot in-depth interviews from these same survey respondents, and a network analysis based on co-authorship of publications. Finally, the panel will discuss several policy recommendations around hiring and promotion, rewards for teaching and advising, pay raises for administrative work, and travel funding.

Organizer: Jean H. Shin ( – American Sociological Association
Chair: Jean H. Shin ( – American Sociological Association


  • #1: Roberta Spalter-Roth ( – American Sociological Association/George Mason University

Topic: Gender Dynamics in STEM Careers for Economics and Sociology Faculty

  • #2: Marie T. Mora ( – University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley

Topic: Academic Stratification for URM Economics and Sociology Faculty

  • #3: Kyle Moore ( – New School for Social Research

Topic: Survey Data on Gender Stratification for URM Economists and Sociologists

  • #4: Ismael Cid-Martinez ( – New School for Social Research Topic: Gendered Experiences in Career Trajectories: Evidence from URM Faculty Interviews
  • #5: Jermaine Toney ( – Cornell University

Topic: Co-Authorship Networks for URM Faculty in Economics and Sociology

Session Title: Economic Trade and Development

Organizer: Gregory N. Price ( – Morehouse College
Chair: Gregory N. Price ( – Morehouse College


Paper #1 : Openness and Income Disparity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Cross- Country Analysis


  • 1: Romie Tribble Jr. ( – Spelman College

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #2 : Can Parent’s Alcohol Consumption create Negative Education Externalities for Children? Evidence from India


  • #1: Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere ( – Morehouse College and IZA

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #3 : Economic Integration In West Africa: A Reconsideration of the Evidence


  • #1: Akpan H. Ekpo ( – West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management; Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #4 : Structural Transformation and Primary Commodity Dependence in the ‘Rising’ ECOWAS Economies


  • #1: Douglason G. Omotor ( – West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management; Corresponding Author, Presenting Author
  • #2: Uduakobong Inam ( – University of Uyo, Nigeria

Paper #5 : How do US Multinationals Impact Growth in West African Countries?


  • #1: Miesha Williams ( – Morehouse College

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author


  • #1: Juliet Elu ( – Morehouse College
  • #2: David Poyer ( – Morehouse College
  • #3: Linda Loubert ( – Morgan State University
  • #4: Jan Christopher ( – Delaware State University
  • #5: Angelino Viceisza ( – Spelman College

Session Title: Household Behavior and Public Policy

Organizer: Charlotte Otabor ( – District of Columbia Government
Chair: Charlotte Otabor ( – District of Columbia Government


Paper #1 : Does the District 2012 Income Tax Policy Increase Tax Revenue? Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design


  • #1: Amira Alghumgham ( – Howard University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #2 : Does Affordable Housing Participation Reduce Default and Prepayment? The Case for the Montgomery County MPDU Program


  • #1: Adji Diagne ( – U.S. Department of Commerce

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #3 : Amenity Migration within a Millennial City Evidence from Washington DC Tax Data, 2005-2015


  • #1: Charlotte Otabor ( – Office of the Chief Financial Officer, DC Gov. Corresponding Author, Presenting Author
  • #2: Haydar Kurban ( – Howard University
  • #3: Benoit Schmutz ( – Ecole Polytechnique

Paper #4 : Payday Lending and the Unbanked Households


  • #1: Lakitquana Leal ( – U. S. Census Bureau

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author


  • #1: Bradley Hardy ( – American University
  • #2: Linda Loubert ( – Morgan State University
  • #3: Ejindu Ume ( – Miami University
  • #4: Haydar Kurban ( – Howard University

Session Title: Race, Inequality, and Criminal Justice Policy

Organizer: Robynn Cox ( – University of Southern California
Chair: Michelle Holder ( – John Jay College of Criminal Justice


Paper #1 : Impacts of Private Prison Contracting on Time Served and Recidivism


  • #1: Anita Mukherjee ( – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #2 : Parental Incarceration and Adult Human Capital


  • #1: Laura E. Henkhaus ( – University of Southern California

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #3 : Does Race Matter? Implications from Court-ordered Police Hiring Quotas and Police Killings of Civilians


  • #1: Robynn Cox ( – University of Southern California

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Jamein Cunningham ( – University of Memphis
  • #3: Alberto Ortega ( – Whitman College

Paper #4 : Mandatory Minimum Reform, Race, and Recidivism


  • #1: Terry-Ann Craigie ( – Connecticut College

Paper #5 : The Determinants of Declining Racial Disparities in Female Incarceration Rates, 2000-2015


  • #1: William J. Sabol ( – Georgia State University
  • #2: Samuel L. Myers Jr. ( – University of Minnesota

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author


  • #1: Monica Deza ( – Hunter College and the Graduate Center, CUNY
  • #2: Nzinga Broussard ( – Millennium Challenge Corporation
  • #3: William J. Sabol ( – Georgia State University
  • #4: Luisa Blanco ( – Pepperdine University
  • #5: Dania Francis ( – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Session Title: The Political Economy and Health

Organizer: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University
Chair: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University


Paper #1 : The Political Economy of Death: Do Elected Coroners perform as well as Medical Examiners in determining suicide?

  • #1: Jose Fernandez ( – University of Louisville

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #2 : Racial disparities, food insecurity and health among low income U.S. households

  • #1: Fafanyo Asiseh ( – North Carolina A & T State University
  • #2: Obed Quaicoe ( – North Carolina A & T State University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #3 : (D)ACA and immigration changes: What is the effect of a change in legal status on health coverage?


  • #1: Monica Perez-Garcia ( – St. Cloud State University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #4 : Pricing Daughters and the Economic Burden of Disease: Evidence from the Meningitis Belt


  • #1: Belinda Archibong ( – Barnard College

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Francis Annan ( – Columbia University

Paper #5 : Health Insurance Coverage Among Mexican American Men under the ACA: A Tale of Two States, 2012-2015


  • #1: David van der Goes ( – The University of New Mexico

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Richard Santos ( – University of New Mexico


  • #1: Mark Paul ( – New College of Florida
  • #2: Molly Jacobs ( – East Carolina University
  • #3: Alberto Ortega ( – Whitman College
  • #4: Joaqun Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba ( – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • #5: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University

Session Title: The State of Education in Africa and the Economic Consequences

Joint Association: African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA)
Organizer: Evelyn Wamboye ( – Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong ( – NSF


Paper #1 : Addressing Quality Issues in African Higher Education: A Focus on Ghana’s Emerging Private, Graduate Higher Education Sector


  • #1: Stephen E Armah ( – Ashesi University College

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #2 : Elites and Education: Theory and Empirics


  • #1: Mina Baliamoune-Lutz ( – University of North Florida

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #3 : The Impact of Free Primary Education on Teenage Childbirth and Health Care Demand in Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Mozambique


  • #1: Fafanyo Asiseh ( – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University; Corresponding Author, Presenting Author
  • #2: Obed Quaicoe ( – North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Paper #4 : Government Spending on Education and Economic Growth: A Case Study of West African Countries.

  • #1: Lloyd Ahamefule AMAGHIONYEODIWE ( – York College, City University of New

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author


  • #1: Isaac Koomson ( – Network for Socioeconomic Research and Advancement (NESRA), Accra, Ghana
  • #2: Bichaka Fayissa ( – Middle Tennessee State University
  • #3: Taufiq Carnegie Dawood ( – Syiah Kuala University, Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
  • #4: Olajide Oladipo ( – York College of the City University of New York

Session Title: Topics in Health Economics

Organizer: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University
Chair: Sebastian Tello-Trillo ( – University of Virginia


Paper #1 : Active Ingredients: Exploring the Key Factors Affecting the Rising Cost of Developing New Drugs


  • #1: Sarah J. Fossett ( – Credit Suisse
  • #2: Phanindra V. Wunnava ( – Middlebury College

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

Paper #2 : Not Quite a Pill Mill: Effects of PDMPs on High Prescribing Providers across Provider Specialties


  • #1: Jevay Grooms ( – Howard University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Alberto Ortega ( – Whitman College
  • #3: Alice Ellyson ( – University of Washington

Paper #3 : How Extended Family Health Issues Influence Household Portfolio Allocations


  • #1: Vicki Bogan ( – Cornell University

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Jermaine Toney ( – Cornell University

Paper #4 : Bank failures and Deaths: The Social Costs of local Credit Market Frictions


  • #1: Salvador Contreras ( – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Corresponding Author, Presenting Author

  • #2: Amit Ghosh ( – Illinois Wesleyan University
  • #3: Victoria A. Perez ( – Indiana University

Paper #5 : Too Long Acting? The Implications of the Long-Acting Nature of LARC Methods on their Uptake and Use


  • #1: Lorissa Pagán ( – The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Corresponding Author, Presenting Author


  • #1: Sebastian Tello-Trillo ( – University of Virginia
  • #2: Monica Garcia-Perez ( – St. Cloud State University
  • #3: Linda Loubert ( – Morgan State University
  • #4: Nicholas Hill ( – Jackson State University
  • #5: Joaquín Alfredo-Angel Rubalcaba ( – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
NEA-ASHE 2018 5th Annual Conference Mon, 02 Jul 2018 16:37:26 +0000 ]]> Call For Papers, NEA and ASHE 2018 Conference Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:58:44 +0000 Register Today


The National Economic Association (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for their fifth annual summer conference June 14-16, 2018. This year’s theme is:  Freedom and Justice: Structural Violence, Power Relations, and Community Resources.  The conference will be hosted and co-sponsored by Salish Kootenai College*, a Tribal College in Pablo, Montana assistance from the Center for Indian Country Development at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. The Freedom and Justice Conference is an interdisciplinary social justice conference that attracts a small group of scholars who are dedicated to discussing pressing economic problems and their solutions for communities of color.

We are especially interested in papers/panels submissions that address the following topics, including those that have an intersectional analysis:

  • Reparations
  • Sustainability
  • (Re)Building Communities
  • Indigeneity, Indigenization, Cultural Knowledge and Practices
  • Community Organizing and Sustainability
  • Precarious Employment and Communities of Color
  • Cooperative Economics
  • Health Disparities
  • Casino Economies
  • Economics of Policing Communities of Color
  • Race and Access to Public and Publicly-Provided Goods (higher education, clean water, safe streets, transportation, health care, housing policy, etc.)
  • Tribal Communities, Infrastructure, and Resource Extraction

We invite scholars to explore these and other questions at our interdisciplinary summer conference. Presenters are expected to contribute to conference discussions for the full two days.

Abstracts of approximately 200 words with title of presentation should be sent as Word attachments to Conference presentations must be no longer than 15 minutes.  The abstract submission deadline is February 28, 2018. Abstracts must include presenter’s name, title, affiliation, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number(s), and any audio/visual requests.  We invite submissions for individual papers as well as for panels.  Presenters will be notified of status by March 5th.  All presenters and attendees must register for the conference in order to attend.

The Conference registration fee is $125 and is waived for graduate students and participants from the host institution (Salish Kootenai).  The conference registration and hotel information will be on-line and available once submissions have been accepted.

* “Nestled beneath the Mission Mountains in Pablo Montana, Salish Kootenai College is an inspiring location within minutes of fishing, hiking, and boating opportunities. Glacier National Park is a short and beautiful 2 1/2 hour drive north. The National Bison Range is within 30 minutes. And, Flathead Lake (the largest freshwater lake west of the Mississippi) is less than 10 minutes away.”

Annual Meeting Sessions Tue, 23 Jan 2018 14:48:50 +0000  

Browse sessions from the 2018 ASSA meeting.

Session Title: The Life Cycle of Inventors Past and Present

Chair: Lisa D. Cook, Michigan State University

Paper #1: The Lifecycle of Inventors

Authors: Alex Bell (Harvard University), Raj Chetty (Stanford University and NBER), Xavier Jaravel, (Stanford University), Neviana Petkova (Office of Tax Analysis, US Treasury), John Van Reenen (MIT, NBER, and Centre for Economic Performance)

Paper #2: Missing Women and African Americans, Innovation, and Economic Growth

Authors: Lisa D. Cook (Michigan State University), Yanyan Yang (Claremont Graduate University)

Paper #3: The Social Origins of Inventors

Authors: Philippe Aghion (College de France), Ufuk Akcigit (University of Chicago and NBER), Ari Hyytinen (Jyvaskyla University), Otto Toivanen (KU Leuven)

Paper #4: Team Age, Innovativeness, and Impact: Evidence from Big Data on Biomedical Scientists

Authors: Huifeng Yu (SUNY Albany), Gerald Marschke, Ohio State University and NBER, Joseph Staudt (U.S. Census Bureau), Bruce Weinberg (Ohio State University and NBER)


Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford University and NBER)

Session Title: African Economic Development: Regional Economic Integration

Chair: Oladele Omosegbon, Indiana Wesleyan University

Paper #1: Gender and Microcredit in Sub-Saharan Africa

Author: Juliet Elu, (Morehouse College)

Paper #2: Foreign Direct Investment and Economic size as drivers of Intra-regional trade of manufactured goods in West Africa: The case of West African Economic and Monetary Union

Authors: Toussaint Hueninvo and Philippe Sèdédji, (African Development Bank & Ministry of Development Economic Analysis and Prospects Republic of Benin)

Paper #3: The Economic Value of Regional Integration in Africa

Author: Diery Seck (Center for Research on Political Economy)

Paper #4: Regional Economic Integration in West Africa: Unsettled Issues?

Author: Akpan Ekpo (West African Institute for Economic and Financial Management)

Paper #5: Limited Liquidity in Ghana

Author: Miesha J. Williams (Morehouse College)

Paper #6: The Significance of Common Currency to the Success of Economic Integration

Author: Oladele Omosegbon (Indiana Wesleyan University)


Juliet Elu ( Morehouse College), Toussaint Hueninvo, (African Development Bank), Diery Seck, (Center for Research on Political Economy), Akpan Ekpo (West African Institute for Economic and Financial Management), Miesha J. Williams (Morehouse College), Oladele Omosegbon (Indiana Wesleyan University)

Session Title: Gender Health and Elderly Health Care

Chair: Vidurah Tennekoon (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Paper #1: Analysis of Domestic Violence in Post-Soviet Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

Author: Zarrina Jurakulova (Denison University)

Discussants: Zhuang Hao (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Paper #2: The Impact of a Permanent Income Shock at the Retirement on Health Outcomes and Risky Health Behaviors

Authors: Fafanyo Asiseh (North Carolina A&T), Vidhura Tennekoon (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Discussants: Eric Asare (Texas Tech Institute)

Paper #3: The Impact of Unintended Pregnancy on Birth Weight: The Role of Selection Due to Abortions

Authors: Zhuang Hao (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis) and Vidhurat Tennekoon (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

Discussants: Mercy Palamuleni (McNeese State University)

Paper #4: Factors Affecting Access and Use of Health Care Facilities by the Aged: A Case Study of China, Ghana and India

Authors: Fafanyo Asiseh (North Carolina A&T), Eric Yao (North Carolina A&T)

Discussant: Zarrina Jurakulova (Denison University)

Session Title: Introducing Social Capital to Stratification Economics: Career Trajectories in Higher Education

Chair: Roberta Spalter-Roth (American Sociological Association/George Mason University)

Panelist #1:

William Darity (Duke University)

Topic: Academic Stratification among Black Economists and Sociologists

Panelist #2:

Marie Mora (University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley)

Topic: Academic Stratification among Hispanic Economists and Sociologists

Panelist #3:

Darrick Hamilton (New School for Social Research)

Topic: Intersectionality among Economists and Sociologists

Panelist #4:

Kyle Moore (New School for Social Research)

Topic: Current Data Comparing Academic Stratification for Economists and Sociologists

Panelist #5:

Ismael Cid-Martinez (New School for Social Research)

Topic: Interactions Between Human and Social Capital for Economists and Sociologists

Session Title: Crime, Education, and Racial Disparities

Chair: Jevay Grooms (University of Washington)

Paper #1: Intergenerational Effects of Education on Delinquency

Authors: Aaron Chaflin (University of Pennsylvania), Monica Deza (University of Texas at Dallas)

Paper #2: Neighborhood Violence, Academic Performance, and School Accountability

Authors: Marcus Casey (University of Illinois at Chicago), Jeffrey Schiman (Georgia Southern University), Maciej Wachala (University of Illinois at Chicago)

Paper #3: Don’t Shoot! The Impact of Historical African American Protest on Police Killings of Civilians

Authors: Jamein Cunningham (Portland State University), Rob Gillezeau (University of Victoria)

Paper #4: Banning the Box: Felony Convictions, Employment Outcomes, and Statistical Discrimination

Authors: Robynn Cox (University of Southern California), Sarah Jacobson (Williams College)


Alberto Ortega (Whitman College), Luisa Blanco (Pepperdine University), Bradley Hardy (American University), Patrick Mason (Florida State University)

ASHE/NEA Joint Session: The Racial and Ethnic Implications of Policy in the Trump Era

Session Chair: Sue Stockly (Eastern New Mexico University)

Paper #1: The Outlook of Black, Educated Women in the Political Economy of President Donald Trump

Authors: Miesha Williams (Morehouse College)

Discussant: Rhonda Sharpe (WISER)

Paper #2: Explaining the Racial Wealth Gap: Cultural Differences or Racial Stratification?

Authors: Robert Williams (Guilford College)

Discussant: Linda Loubert (Morgan State University)

Paper #3: Unequal Recovery, Labor Market Polarization, Race, and 2016 U.S. Presidential Election

Authors: Anita Alves Pena (Colorado State University) & Maoyong Fan (Ball State University)

Discussant: Trevon Logan (Ohio State University)

Paper #4: The Affordable Care Act and Children of Immigrants: Have anything changed?

Authors: Monica Garcia-Perez (St. Cloud State University)

Discussant: Alfonso Flores-Lagunes (Syracuse University)

Session Title: The Economic Case or Health Equity

Chair: Samuel Myers Jr, PhD (University of Minnesota)

Paper #1: Medicaid, Access to Care and Times of Economic Downturn

Authors: Joseph A. Benitez, PhD (University of Louisville); Victoria Perez, PhD (Indiana University); Eric Seiber, PhD (The Ohio State University)

Paper #2: The Economic Case for Health Equity in Minnesota

Authors: Huda Ahmed (University of Minnesota); Michelle Allen, MD, MS (University of Minnesota) ; Thomas Durfee, MPP (University of Minnesota); Darrick Hamilton, PhD (The New School for Social Research); Katerina Kent, PhD (University of Minnesota) ; Samuel Myers Jr, PhD (University of Minnesota) ; Man Xu, MPP (University of Minnesota)

Paper #3: Estimating the economic burden of racial health inequalities in the United States

Authors: Darrell Gaskin, PhD (Johns Hopkins University); Thomas LaVeist, PhD (George Washington University); Patrick Richard, PhD (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)


Joseph A. Benitez, PhD (University of Louisville); Thomas Durfee, MPP (University of Minnesota); Darrell Gaskin, PhD (Johns Hopkins University)

NEA-URPE Joint Session: Empirical Studies of Current Trends in Racial Inequality

Chair: John Schmitt, Washington Center for Equitable Growth,

Paper #1: Revising the Racial Wage Gap Among Men: The Role Of Non-Employment And Incarceration

Authors: Jeannette Wicks-Lim, (Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

Paper #2: Revisiting Bergmann’s Occupational Crowding Model

Author: Michelle Holder (John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York)

Paper #3: Racial Differences in Labor Force Participation Since the Great Recession: What’s Happening?

Author: Thomas Masterson (Levy Economics Institute of Bard College)

Paper #4: The Color of Wealth: Evidence Across U.S. Cities

Authors: Mark Paul (DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University), Darrick Hamilton, (New School for Social Research), William Darity Jr. (Duke University)


Valerie Wilson (Economic Policy Institute), Ngina Chiteji (New York University)

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