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3rd Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA), Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
Location:IZA, Bonn
Date:April 15, 2011 - April 17, 2011

Event Manager:

Stephan Kohzer (IZA)

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Program

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

Friday, April 15:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
 
09:00 - 09:15   Welcoming Remarks
Amelie F. Constant
(DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA) and
Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
 
 
        Session A: Public Policy and Risky Behaviors
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Daniel Roemer (University of Heidelberg), Stefan Pichler (University of Frankfurt)
  "Juvenile Law and Recidivism in Germany - New Evidence from the Old Continent"
  Discussant: Ulf Rinne (IZA)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Brendon McConnell (University College London and IZA), Jérôme Adda (European University Institute and IZA), Imran Rasul (University College London and IZA)
  "Crime and the Decriminalization of Cannabis: Evidence From a Localized Policing Experiment"
  Discussant: Melanie Khamis (IZA)
 
11:15 - 12:15   Christopher S. Carpenter (University of California, Irvine), Sabina Postolek (Queen's University), Casey Warman (Queen's University)
  "Public-Place Smoking Laws and Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS)"
  Discussant: Wang-Sheng Lee (RMIT University and IZA)
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session B: Illicit Drugs
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Timothy J. Moore (University of Maryland at College Park)
  "The Employment Effects of Terminating Disability Benefits: Insights from Removing Drug Addictions as Disabling Conditions"
  Discussant: Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Baris Yoruk (University at Albany, SUNY), Ceren Ertan Yoruk (Northeastern University)
  "The Impact of Minimum Legal Drinking Age Laws on Alcohol Consumption, Smoking, and Marijuana Use: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design Using Exact Date of Birth"
  Discussant: Laura Fumagalli (University of Essex)
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C: Sexual Activity, Attractiveness, and Risk
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
 
15:45 - 16:45   Nicholas L. Wilson (Williams College)
  "Economic Growth and the HIV/AIDS Pandemic: Evidence from the Early 21st Century Copper Boom"
  Discussant: Ricarda Schmidl (IZA)
 
16:45 - 17:45   Christer Gerdes (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA), Anna Dreber (Institute for Financial Research (SIFR)), Patrik Gränsmark (SOFI, Stockholm University)
  "Beauty Queens and Battling Knights: Risk Taking and Attractiveness in Chess"
  Discussant: Martin Guzi (IZA)
 
19:00       Dinner at Restaurant "Strandhaus", Georgstraße 28, 53111 Bonn
 

Saturday, April 16:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session D: Criminal Behaviors
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
 
09:00 - 10:00   Matthew J. Lindquist (SOFI, Stockholm University), Randi Hjalmarsson (Queen Mary, University of London)
  "The Origins of Intergenerational Associations in Crime: Lessons from Swedish Adoption Data"
  Discussant: Zahra Siddique (IZA)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
  "Optimizing Behavior During Bank Robberies: Theory and Evidence on the Two Minute Rule"
  Discussant: Randi Hjalmarsson (Queen Mary, University of London)
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
 
 
        Keynote Address:
 
11:15 - 12:15   Peter Reuter (University of Maryland), Jonathan P. Caulkins (Heinz School, Carnegie Mellon University)
  "Purity, Price and Production: Are Drug Markets Different?"
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session E: Obesity
  Chair: Ulf Rinne (IZA)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Wang-Sheng Lee (RMIT University and IZA), Marco Caliendo (IZA)
  "Fat Chance! Obesity and the Transition from Unemployment to Employment"
  Discussant: Steffen Otterbach (University of Hohenheim)
 
14:30 - 15:30   John Cawley (Cornell University), Rosemary Avery (Cornell University), Matthew Eisenberg (Carnegie Mellon University)
  "The Effect of Advertising and Deceptive Advertising on Consumption: The Case of Over-the-Counter Weight Loss Products"
  Discussant: Annabelle Krause (IZA)
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
 
15:45 - 16:45   Rusty Tchernis (Georgia State University), Robert Sandy (IUPUI), Jeff Wilson (IUPUI), John Ottensmann (IUPUI), Gilbert Liu (Indiana University School of Medicine), Xilin Zhou (Georgie State University)
  "Effects of the Built Environment on Childhood Obesity: the Case of Urban Recreation Trails and Crime"
  Discussant: Gustav Feichtinger (Vienna University of Technology and IZA)
 
19:00       Dinner at Restaurant "Gasthaus im Stiefel", Bonngasse 30, 53111 Bonn
 

Sunday, April 17:

09:00 - 09:30   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session F: Education and Risky Behaviors
  Chair: Jo Ritzen (IZA and Maastricht University)
 
09:30 - 10:30   Dave E. Marcotte (University of Maryland, Baltimore County and IZA)
  "High School Dropout and Teen Pregnancy"
  Discussant: Baris Yoruk (University at Albany, SUNY)
 
10:30 - 11:30   Matthias Parey (University of Essex and IZA), Pedro Carneiro (University College London and IZA), Costas Meghir (Yale University and IZA)
  "Maternal Education, Home Environments and the Development of Children and Adolescents"
  Discussant: N. Meltem Daysal (Tilburg University)
 
11:30 - 12:30   Closing Remarks and Farewell Luncheon
 




List of Participants

Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
Nikos Askitas (IZA)
Christopher Carpenter (University of California, Irvine)
John Cawley (Cornell University)
Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC and George Washington University and IZA)
N. Meltem Daysal (Tilburg University)
Gustav Feichtinger (Vienna University of Technology and IZA)
Carolyn Ferguson (Franklin and Marshall College)
Laura Fumagalli (University of Essex)
Christer Gerdes (SOFI, Stockholm University and IZA)
Martin Guzi (IZA)
Randi Hjalmarsson (University of Maryland)
Melanie Khamis (IZA)
Annabelle Krause (IZA)
Wang-Sheng Lee (RMIT University and IZA)
Matthew J. Lindquist (Stockholm University)
Kelly Lux (DIW DC)
Dave E. Marcotte (University of Maryland, Baltimore County and IZA)
Giovanni Mastrobuoni (Collegio Carlo Alberto)
Brendon McConnell (University College London and IZA)
Timothy J. Moore (University of Maryland at College Park)
Steffen Otterbach (University of Hohenheim)
Matthias Parey (University of Essex and IZA)
Andreas Peichl (IZA)
Stefan Pichler (Darmstadt University of Technology)
Peter Reuter (University of Maryland)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Jo Ritzen (IZA and Maastricht University)
Daniel Roemer (University of Heidelberg)
Ricarda Schmidl (IZA)
Zahra Siddique (IZA)
Rusty Tchernis (Georgia State University)
Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
Bienvenue Tien (DIW DC)
Nicholas Wilson (Williams College)
Baris Yoruk (University at Albany, SUNY)
Julian Zheng (RWTH Aachen University)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)