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4th 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:Bahcesehir University, Istanbul, Turkey
Date:April 27, 2012 - April 29, 2012

Event Manager:

Stephan Kohzer (IZA)

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Program

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

Friday, April 27:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration / Coffee and Tea
 
09:00 - 09:15   Welcoming Remarks:
Amelie F. Constant
(DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
Erdal Tekin
(Georgia State University and IZA)
 
 
        Session A: Victimization
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Horst Entorf (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA)
  "Criminal Victims, Victimized Criminals, or both? An Econometric Analysis of the Victim-Offender Overlap"
  Discussant: Susan Laury (Georgia State University)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Brendon McConnell (University College London and IZA), Imran Rasul (University College London and IZA)
  "Ethnicity, Sentencing and 9/11"
  Discussant: Thomas F. Crossley (Koc University)
 
11:15 - 12:15   Albert Young-Il Kim (Sogang University), Jungmin Lee (Sogang University and IZA)
  "Long Run Impact of Traumatic Experience on Attitudes toward Risk: Study of Korean War and Its Impact on Risk Aversion"
  Discussant: Bulent Anil (Bahcesehir University)
 
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session B: To Decriminalize or Not to Decriminalize
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Scott Cunningham (Baylor University), Manisha Shah (University of California at Irvine)
  "Does decriminalization of indoor prostitution reduce rape and gonorrhea? Evidence from Rhode Island's natural experiment"
  Discussant: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Pedro Portugal (Banco de Portugal and IZA), Ana Tavares (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
  "The Impact of Drug Decriminalization in Portugal"
  Discussant: N. Meltem Daysal (Tilburg University and IZA)
 
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C: Alcohol and Health
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
 
15:45 - 16:45   Colin P. Green (Lancaster University), Maria Navarro (Lancaster University)
  "Play Hard, Shirk Hard? The Effect of Bar Hours Regulation on Absence and Health"
  Discussant: Aydogan Ulker (Deakin University)
 
16:45 - 17:45   Tuomas Pekkarinen (Aalto University and IZA), Per Johansson (Uppsala University and IZA), Jouko Verho (Social Insurance Institution of Finland)
  "Cross-Border Health and Productivity E ffects of Alcohol Policies"
  Discussant: Abdurrahman Aydemir (Sabanci University and IZA)
 
19:00       Dinner at Roof Garden Restaurant at Bahcesehir University
 
        Honorary Speech
 
    Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
  "The Perils of Scientific Policy Advice"
 

Saturday, April 28:

08:45 - 09:15   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session D: Recidivism
  Chair: Alfonso Sousa-Poza (University of Hohenheim and IZA)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon)
  "Punishment and Recidivism in Drunk Driving"
  Discussant: Albert Young-Il Kim (Sogang University)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Signe Andersen (Rockwool Foundation Research Unit)
  "Serving Time or Serving the Community? Exploiting a Policy Reform to Assess the Causal Effects of Community Service on Income, Social Benefit Dependency and Recidivism"
  Discussant: Gokce Uysal (Bahcesehir University)
 
 
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Keynote Address
 
11:30 - 12:30   Stephen Machin (University College London and IZA)
  "Terror Attacks and Hate Crime"
 
 
12:30 - 13:45   Lunch
 
 
        Session E: Perspectives of Risky Behaviors on Health and Education
  Chair: Insan Tunali (Koc University)
 
13:45 - 14:45   N. Meltem Daysal (Tilburg University and IZA), Chiara Orsini (University of Venice)
  "Spillover Effects of Drug Safety Warnings on Health Behavior"
  Discussant: Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon)
 
14:45 - 15:45   Elaine Kelly (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Imran Rasul (University College London and IZA)
  "Policing Cannabis and Drug Related Hospital Admissions: Evidence from Administrative Records"
  Discussant: Scott Cunningham (Baylor University)
 
15:45 - 16:45   Marcello Sartarelli (Institute of Education, University of London)
  "Do Performance Targets Affect Behaviour? Evidence from Discontinuities in Test Scores in England"
  Discussant: Brendon McConnell (University College London and IZA)
 
 
19:30       Dinner Cruise
 

Sunday, April 29:

08:45 - 09:15   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session F: Birth Weight and Child Weight
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Alfonso Sousa-Poza (University of Hohenheim and IZA), Wencke Gwozdz (Copenhagen Business School), et al. (IDEFICS Consortium)
  "Maternal Employment and Child Obesity – A European Perspective"
  Discussant: Costanza Biavaschi (IZA)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Daniel I. Rees (University of Colorado Denver and IZA), Brian Duncan (University of Colorado Denver), Hani Mansour (University of Colorado Denver), Gordon B. Dahl (University of California, San Diego)
  "Emotional Cues and Low Birth Weight: Evidence from the Super Bowl"
  Discussant: Colin P. Green (Lancaster University)
 
 
11:15 - 13:00   Closing Remarks and Farewell Luncheon
 




List of Participants

Sule Alan (Koc University)
Signe Andersen (Rockwool Foundation Research Unit)
Bulent Anil (Bahcesehir University)
Alpaslan Akay (IZA)
Abdurrahman Aydemir (Sabanci University and IZA)
Costanza Biavaschi (IZA)
Amelie F. Constant (DIW DC, George Washington University and IZA)
Thomas F. Crossley (Koc University)
Scott Cunningham (Baylor University)
Ilker Dastan (Izmir University of Economics)
N. Meltem Daysal (Tilburg University and IZA)
Horst Entorf (Goethe University Frankfurt and IZA)
Seda Ertac (Koc University)
Colin P. Green (Lancaster University)
Caroline Griffin (Georgia State University)
Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon)
Gökhan Karabulut (Istanbul University)
Elaine Kelly (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
Albert Young-Il Kim (Sogang University)
Susan Laury (Georgia State University)
Stephen Machin (University College London and IZA)
Brendon McConnell (University College London and IZA)
Tuomas Pekkarinen (Aalto University and IZA)
Pedro Portugal (Banco de Portugal and IZA)
Daniel I. Rees (University of Colorado Denver and IZA)
Nuria Rodriguez-Planas (IZA)
Marcello Sartarelli (Institute of Education, University of London)
Alfonso Sousa-Poza (University of Hohenheim and IZA)
Ana Tavares (Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
John P. Thielman (Georgia State University)
Insan Tunali (Koc University)
Aydogan Ulker (Deakin University)
Gökce Uysal (Bahcesehir University)
Jouko Verho (Social Insurance Institution of Finland)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)