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2nd Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University), Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
Location:Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
Date:March 19, 2010 - March 21, 2010

Event Manager:

Stephan Kohzer (IZA)

For a report on the meeting's keynote lecture see:
Has the recession arrested crime?
(The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, online March 26, 2010)


   

Program

+++ presentation: 40 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 10 minutes +++

Friday, March 19:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration / Coffee / Tea
 
09:00 - 09:15   Welcoming Remarks
Amelie F. Constant
(DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA),
Erdal Tekin
(Georgia State University and IZA)
 
09:15       Session 1: Risky Behaviors and Health
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University)
 
09:15 - 10:15   David E. Frisvold (Emory University), Jason Fletcher (Yale University)
  "The Long Run Health Returns to College Quality"
  Discussant: James Marton (Georgia State University)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Katherine Grace Carman (Tilburg University), Peter Kooreman (Tilburg University)
  "Flu Shots, Mammogram, and the Perception of Probabilities"
  Discussant: David C. Ribar (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
 
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee / Tea Break
 
11:30 - 12:30   Tatiana Andreyeva (Yale University), Inas Rashad Kelly (Queens College, CUNY)
  "Exposure to Food Advertising on Television, Food Choices and Childhood Obesity"
  Discussant: Roy Wada (University of California, Los Angeles)
 
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:30       Session II: Smoking and Illicit Drug Use
  Chair: James Alm (Georgia State University)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Gabriella Conti (University of Chicago)
  "Cognition, Cannabis and Wages"
  Discussant: Mary Burke (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Steven Lehrer (Queen's University), Weili Ding (Queen's University), J. Niels Rosenquist (Harvard Medical School and MGH)
  "Reinvestigating Adolescent Smoking Decisions: The Importance of Genetic Markers, Risk Attitudes and their Interactions"
  Discussant: David E. Frisvold (Emory University)
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee / Tea Break
 
15:45       Session III: Alcohol Consumption, Sexual Activity, and Risky Behaviors
  Chair: Barry Hirsch (Georgia State University)
 
15:45 - 16:45   Glen R. Waddell (University of Oregon)
  "Gender and the Influence of Peer Alcohol Consumption on Adolescent Sexual Activity"
  Discussant: Inas Rashad Kelly (Queens College, CUNY)
 
16:45 - 17:45   Hendrik Wolff (University of Washington)
  "Innovations of Life Style Drugs and Some Socio-Economic Consequences"
  Discussant: Melinda Pitts (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
 
19:00       Conference Dinner
 

Saturday, March 20:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee / Tea
 
09:00       Session IV: Gangs, Crime, and Productivity
  Chair: Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
 
09:00 - 10:00   Gary Sweeten (Arizona State University), David C. Pyrooz (Arizona State University), Alex R. Piquero (Florida State University)
  "The Effects of Joining and Leaving a Gang on Delinquent Offending"
  Discussant: Frank Heiland (Baruch College, CUNY)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Klara Sabirianova Peter (Georgia State University), Tetyana Zelenska (Georgia State University)
  "The Price of the Hippocratic Oath: Determinants of Bribery in Russian Health Care"
  Discussant: Brian Scholl (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID))
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee / Tea Break
 
11:15 - 12:15   Keynote
Richard Rosenfeld
(Curator's Professor, University of Missouri - St. Louis)
"Street Crime and the Economy: The Role of Underground Markets"
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
13:30       Session V: Risky Behaviors and Experimental Evidence
  Chair: David L. Sjoquist (Georgia State University)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Patrick J. Nolen (University of Essex), Alison Booth (Australian National University and IZA)
  "Gender Differences in Risk Behaviour: Does Nurture Matter?"
  Discussant: Alison Evans Cuellar (George Mason University)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Núria Rodríguez-Planas (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
  "Can an Intense After-School Program for At-Risk Youth Help Prevent Risky Behaviors? Evidence from a Randomized Trial in the United States"
  Discussant: Jungmin Lee (Florida International University)
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee / Tea Break
 
15:45 - 16:45   Antonio Filippin (University of Milan), Luca Corazzini (University of Padua), Paolo Vanin (University of Bologna)
  "The Social Context and the Effect of Alcohol Consumption on Economic Behaviour"
  Discussant: Angela Dills (Wellesley College)
 
19:30       Conference Dinner
 

Sunday, March 21:

09:00 - 09:30   Coffee / Tea
 
09:30       Session VI: Adolescents and Risky Behaviors
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
 
09:30 - 10:30   Jason M. Fletcher (Yale University), Stephen Ross (University of Connecticut)
  "Estimating the Effects of Friendship Networks on Health Behaviors of Adolescents"
  Discussant: Rusty Tchernis (Georgia State University)
 
10:30 - 11:30   David C. Ribar (University of North Carolina, Greensboro), Deborah Cobb-Clark (Australian National University and IZA)
  "Financial Stress, Family Conflict, and Youths' Successful Transition to Adult Roles"
  Discussant: Keith Finlay (Tulane University)
 
11:30 - 13:30   Farewell Luncheon and Closing Remarks
Amelie F. Constant
(DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
Erdal Tekin
(Georgia State University and IZA)
 




Participants

James Alm (Georgia State University)
Tatiana Andreyeva (Yale University)
Mary Burke (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston)
Katherine Grace Carman (Tilburg University)
Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University)
Gabriella Conti (University of Chicago)
Alison Evans Cuellar (George Mason University)
Angela Dills (Wellesley College)
Antonio Filippin (University of Milan)
Keith Finlay (Tulane University)
Jason Fletcher (Yale University)
David Frisvold (Emory University)
Frank Heiland (Baruch College/CUNY)
Barry T. Hirsch (Georgia State University)
Inas Rashad Kelly (Queens College, CUNY)
Jungmin Lee (Florida International University)
Steven Lehrer (Queen's University)
James Marton (Georgia State University)
Patrick J. Nolen (University of Essex)
Melinda Pitts (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
David Pyrooz (Arizona State University)
David C. Ribar (University of North Carolina, Greensboro)
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)
Richard Rosenfeld (University of Missouri-St. Louis)
Klara Sabirianova Peter (Georgia State University)
Brian Scholl (U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID))
David L. Sjoquist (Georgia State University)
Gary Sweeten (Arizona State University)
Rusty Tchernis (Georgia State University)
Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
Roy Wada (University of California, Los Angeles)
Glen R. Waddell (University of Oregon)
Hendrik Wolff (University of Washington)