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5th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University), Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
Location:Zurich, Switzerland
Date:April 05, 2013 - April 07, 2013

Event Manager:

Stephan Kohzer (IZA)

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Program

Friday, April 05:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
Coffee and Tea
 
09:00 - 09:15   Welcoming Remarks
Erdal Tekin
(Georgia State University and IZA),
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn), and
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
 
 
        Session A: Recessions and Risky Behaviors
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Nathan Tefft (University of Washington), Chad Cotti (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh), Richard A. Dunn (Texas A&M University)
  "The Dow is Killing Me: Risky Health Behaviors and the Stock Market"
  Discussant: Chandler McClellan (Georgia State University)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Jason M. Lindo (University of Oregon), Jessamyn Schaller (University of Arizona), Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon)
  "Economic Downturns and Child Abuse"
  Discussant: Sally Wallace (Georgia State University)
 
 
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
 
        Special Lecture
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
 
11:30 - 12:30   Michael P. Eriksen (Georgia State University)
  "The Pursuit of Nicotine and Its Changing Effect on Public Health"
 
 
12:30 - 13:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session B: Obesity, Wages, and Worker Safety
  Chair: Helen Chung (Swiss Re)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Charles Courtemanche (Georgia State University), Josh Pinkston (University of Louisville), Christopher Ruhm (University of Virginia), George Wehby (University of Iowa)
  "Can Changing Economic Incentives Explain the Rise in Obesity?"
  Discussant: Monica Deza (University of Texas at Dallas)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University), José R. Guardado (American Medical Association)
  "A Model of Worker Investment in Safety and Its Effects on Accidents and Wages"
  Discussant: Corrado Giulietti (IZA)
 
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C: War, Health, and Medical Technology
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
 
15:45 - 16:45   Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University)
  "War during Childhood: The Long Term Effects of Warfare on Children's Health "
  Discussant: Charles Courtemanche (Georgia State University)
 
16:45 - 17:45   Jason Hockenberry (Emory University), Shin-Yi Chou (Lehigh University), Michael Grossman (CUNY), Jesse Margolis (CUNY)
  "Moral Hazard and Less Invasive Medical Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease: "
  Discussant: Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Saturday, April 06:

08:30 - 09:00   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session D: Happiness, Suicides, and Risk
  Chair: Mary Beth Walker (Georgia State University)
 
09:00 - 10:00   Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick), Robert J. B. Goudie (University of Warwick), Sach Mukherjee (University of Warwick), Jan-Emmanuel de Neve (The Netherlands Cancer Institute), Stephen Wu (Hamilton College)
  "Happiness as a Driver of Risk-avoiding Behavior: A Conceptual Framework with an Application to Seatbelt Wearing and Automobile Accidents"
  Discussant: Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Yarine Fawaz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Jérôme Adda (European University Institute)
  "The Human Cost of Labour"
  Discussant: Costanza Biavaschi (IZA)
 
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
 
 
        Keynote Address
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
 
11:15 - 12:15   John Cawley (Cornell University)
  "Similarities and Synergies in Economic Research on Various Risky Behaviors"
 
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session E: Gangs and Prisons
  Chair: Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California), Steven Raphael (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Prison and Crime: The Case of California’s Corrections Realignment"
  Discussant: Gustavo J Canavire Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Rodrigo R. Soares (PUC-Rio), Leandro Carvalho (RAND)
  "Living on the Edge: Youth Entry, Career and Exit in Drug-Selling Gangs"
  Discussant: Nathan Tefft (University of Washington)
 
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session F: Substance Abuse
  Chair: James A. Weyhenmeyer (Georgia State University)
 
15:45 - 16:45   Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London), Joseph Altonji (Yale University ), Iain Ware (Bain Capital )
  "Identifying Sibling Influence on Teenage Substance Use"
  Discussant: Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University)
 
16:45 - 17:45   Monica Deza (University of Texas at Dallas)
  "The Effects of Alcohol on the Consumption of Hard Drugs: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth 1997"
  Discussant: Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA, IAE-CSIC and UPF)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 

Sunday, April 07:

08:45 - 09:15   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session G: Education and Drug Use
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne), Sonja Kassenboehmer (University of Melbourne), Tring Le (University of Melbourne), Duncan McVicar (University of Melbourne), Rong Zhang (University of Melbourne)
  "'High'-School: The Impact of Early Marijuana Use on Educational Outcomes"
  Discussant: Ulf Rinne (IZA)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA, IAE-CSIC and UPF)
  "School and Drugs: Closing the Gap Evidence from a Randomized Trial in the US "
  Discussant: Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
 
 
11:15 - 11:45   Concluding Remarks by Erdal Tekin and Amelie F. Constant
 
 
11:45       Farewell Lunch
 




List of Participants

Mevlude Akbulut-Yuksel (Dalhousie University and IZA)
Costanza Biavaschi (IZA)
Gustavo Javier Canavire Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT and IZA)
Sarah Cattan (Institute for Fiscal Studies, London)
John Cawley (Cornell University and IZA)
Helen Chung (Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue)
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne and IZA)
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University and IZA)
Charles Courtemanche (Georgia State University)
Monica Deza (University of Texas at Dallas)
Michael P. Eriksen (Georgia State University)
Yarine Fawaz (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Corrado Giulietti (IZA)
Caroline Griffin (Georgia State University)
Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University)
Jason Hockenberry (Emory University)
Jing Lin (IZA)
Jason M. Lindo (University of Oregon and IZA)
Magnus Lofstrom (Public Policy Institute of California and IZA)
Chandler McClellan (Georgia State University)
Andrew J. Oswald (University of Warwick and IZA)
Roman Raab (Keele Management School)
Ulf Rinne (IZA)
Núria Rodríguez-Planas (IZA, IAE-CSIC and UPF and IZA)
Daniel Ryan (Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue)
Fabiola Saavedra Caballero (Universidad EAFIT)
Rodrigo R. Soares (Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) and IZA)
Lukas Steinmann (Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue)
Nathan Tefft (University of Washington)
Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
John P. Thielman (Georgia State University)
Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
Mary Beth Walker (Georgia State University)
Sally Wallace (Georgia State University)
James A. Weyhenmeyer (Georgia State University)
Rainer Winkelmann (University of Zurich and IZA)
Nicolas R. Ziebarth (Cornell University and IZA)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)