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6th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University), Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
Location:Universidad EAFIT, Carrera 49 N° 7 Sur - 50, Medellin, Colombia, Building 27, Room 101
Date:May 08, 2014 - May 10, 2014

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)



Program

+++ presentation: 25 minutes +++ discussion: 10 minutes +++ floor discussion: 5 minutes +++

Thursday, May 08:

08:30 - 09:00   Registration
Coffee and Tea
 
09:00 - 09:20   Welcoming Remarks
Amelie F. Constant
(George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Erdal Tekin
(Georgia State University and IZA)
Gustavo Javier Canavire Bacarreza
(Director for the Center for Research on Economics at Universidad EAFIT and IZA)
 
 
        Session A:
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University)
 
09:20 - 10:00   Robert W. Fairlie (University of California, Santa Cruz), Ariel Kalil (University of Chicago)
  "The Effects of Computers on Cyberbullying, Social Isolation and Other Outcomes among Schoolchildren: Evidence from a Field Experiment"
  Discussant: Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon)
 
10:00 - 10:40   Olivier Marie (ROA, Maastricht University), Arnaud Chevalier (Royal Holloway University of London and IZA)
  "Economic Uncertainty, Parental Selection, and the Criminal Activity of the ‘Children of the Wall’"
  Discussant: David Simon (University of Connecticut)
 
 
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session B:
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
 
11:00 - 11:40   Nicholas W. Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University), Gwyn Pauley (Johns Hopkins University), Mardge Cohen (Cook County Hospital), Tracey Wilson (State University of New York), Barton Hamilton (Washington University, St. Louis), Robert Pollak (Washington University, St. Louis and IZA)
  "Health, Human Capital and Domestic Violence"
  Discussant: Hyuncheol Bryant Kim (Cornell University)
 
11:40 - 12:20   Giulia La Mattina (University of South Florida)
  "Civil Conflict, Sex Ratio and Intimate Partner Violence in Rwanda"
  Discussant: Michael Jetter (Universidad EAFIT)
 
 
12:20 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
        Session C:
  Chair: Monica Patricia Ospina Londono (Universidad EAFIT)
 
14:00 - 14:40   Glenn Harrison ( Georgia State University, CEAR), Steffen Andersen (Copenhagen Business School), Morten Lau (Copenhagen Business School), Jimmy Martínez-Correa (Copenhagen Business School)
  "The Preferences and Beliefs of Criminals"
  Discussant: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne)
 
14:40 - 15:20   Darwin Cortes (Rosario University), Julieth Santamaría (World Bank), Juan F. Vargas (Rosario University)
  "Income Shocks and Crime: Evidence from the Break Down of Ponzi Schemes"
  Discussant: Giulia La Mattina (University of South Florida)
 
 
15:20 - 15:40   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session D:
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
 
15:40 - 16:20   Peter Siminski (University of Wollongong), Jason M. Lindo (Texas A&M University and IZA), Oleg Yerokhin (University of Wollongong)
  "Breaking the Link Between Legal Access to Alcohol and Motor Vehicle Accidents: Evidence from New South Wales"
  Discussant: Olivier Marie (ROA, Maastricht University)
 
16:20 - 17:00   Michael French (University of Miami), Gulcin Gumus (Florida Atlantic University and IZA)
  "Fast Times During Spring Breaks: Are Traffic Fatalities Another Consequence?"
  Discussant: Daniel I. Rees (University of Colorado Denver )
 
 
17:00       Reception
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 
 

Friday, May 09:

 
08:50 - 09:20   Coffee and Tea
 
        Session E:
  Chair: Gustavo J Canavire Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT)
 
09:20 - 10:00   Shoshana Neuman (Bar-Ilan University), Tersea Garcia-Munoz (University of Granada), Tzahi Neuman (Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia)
  "Health Risk Factors among the Older European Populations: Personal and Aggregate Country Effects"
  Discussant: Chandler McClellan (National Bureau of Economic Research )
 
10:00 - 10:40   Robert Kaestner (University of Illinois), Michael Darden (Tulane University), Darius Lakdawalla (University of Southern California)
  "Are Investments in Disease Prevention Complements? The Case of Statins and Health Behaviors"
  Discussant: Carlos Alberto Medina Durango (Central Bank of Colombia )
 
 
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session E: (continued)
  Chair: Gustavo J Canavire Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT)
 
11:00 - 11:40   Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon), Glen Waddell (University of Oregon and IZA)
  "Walk Like a Man: Do Juvenile Offenders Respond to Being Tried as an Adult?"
  Discussant: Juan Felipe Mejia (Universidad EAFIT)
 
        Keynote Address
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University)
 
11:40 - 12:40   Steven Raphael (University of California, Berkeley)
  "Why Are so Many Americans in Prison"
 
 
12:40 - 14:00   Lunch
 
 
        Session F:
  Chair: Glenn Harrison ( Georgia State University, CEAR)
 
14:00 - 14:40   Ben Vollaard (Tilburg University), Martin Salm (Tilburg University and IZA)
  "Learning about Risk in a New Environment"
  Discussant: Nicholas W. Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University)
 
14:40 - 15:20   Hyuncheol Bryant Kim (Cornell University), Beliyou Haile (International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)), Taewha Lee (Yonsei University)
  "HIV testing, HIV/AIDS Knowledge, and Sexual Behavior"
  Discussant: Lina Marcela Cardona Sosa (Central Bank of Colombia )
 
 
15:20 - 15:40   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session G:
  Chair: Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne)
 
15:40 - 16:20   Olga N. Shemyakina (Georgia Tech), Camelia Minoiu (International Monetary Fund)
  "Armed Conflict, Household Victimization and Child Health in Côte d'Ivoire"
  Discussant: Nadia Campaniello (University of Essex)
 
16:20 - 17:00   Benjamin Lessing (University of Chicago)
  "How to Build a Criminal Empire from Behind Bars: Prison Gangs and Projection of Power"
  Discussant: Olga N. Shemyakina (Georgia Tech)
 
 
19:00       Dinner
 
 

Saturday, May 10:

 
08:50 - 09:20   Coffee and Tea
 
 
        Session H:
  Chair: Daniel I. Rees (University of Colorado Denver )
 
09:20 - 10:00   David Simon (University of Connecticut)
  "Does Early Life Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Permanently Harm Childhood Welfare? Evidence from Cigarette Tax Hikes"
  Discussant: Gustavo J Canavire Bacarreza (Universidad EAFIT)
 
10:00 - 10:40   Joshua Graff Zivin (University of California, San Diego), Maria Damon (New York University), Harsha Thirumurthy (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  "Health Shocks and Natural Resource Management: Evidence from Western Kenya"
  Discussant: Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
 
 
10:40 - 11:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session I:
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University)
 
11:00 - 11:40   Nadia Campaniello (University of Essex), Evelina Gavrilova (University of Torino)
  "Gender in the Crime Market: Arrest and Wage Gaps"
  Discussant: Robert Kaestner (University of Illinois)
 
11:40 - 12:20   Xi Chen (Yale University)
  "Spatial Identification of Stigma Behavior through Social Networks: Peer Effects on Paid Blood Plasma Donation"
  Discussant: Rodrigo R. Soares (Sao Paulo School of Economics)
 
 
12:20 - 13:30   Concluding Remarks
Amelie F. Constant
(George Washington University, Temple University and IZA) and
Erdal Tekin
(Georgia State University and IZA )

Farewell Lunch
 
 
 
14:00 - 17:00   City Tour
 




List of Participants

Nadia Campaniello (University of Essex)
Gustavo Javier Canavire (Universidad EAFIT and IZA)
Linda Marcela Cardona Sosa (Central Bank of Colombia)
Xi Chen (Yale University)
Deborah A. Cobb-Clark (University of Melbourne and IZA)
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Darwin Cortes (Rosario University)
Robert W. Fairlie (University of California, Santa Cruz and IZA)
Michael French (University of Miami)
Thomas Goda (Universidad EAFIT)
Catalina Gomez Toro (Universidad EAFIT)
Joshua Graff Zivin (University of California, San Diego)
Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University, CEAR and IZA)
Michael Jetter (Universidad EAFIT and IZA)
Robert Kaestrner (University of Illinois)
Hyuncheol Kim (Cornell University)
Giulia La Mattina (University of South Florida)
Benjamin Lessing (University of Chicago)
Jason M. Lindo (Texas A&M University and IZA)
Olivier Marie (ROA, Maastricht University)
Chandler McClellan (National Bureau of Economic)
Carlos Alberto Medina Durango (Central Bank of Colombia)
Juan Felipe Mejia (Universidad EAFIT)
Shoshana Neumann (Bar-Ilan University and IZA)
Monica Patricia Ospina Londono (Universidad EAFIT)
Nicholas Papageorge (Johns Hopkins University)
Steven Raphael (University of California, Berkeley and IZA)
Daniel I. Rees (University of Colorado Denver and IZA)
Andres Julian Rendon (Universidad EAFIT)
Fabiola Saavedra (Universidad EAFITA)
Mark Schneider (Georgia State University)
Olga Shemyakina (Georgia Tech)
Peter Siminski (University of Wollongong and IZA)
David Simon (University of Connecticut)
Rodrigo R. Soares (Sao Paulo School of Economics and IZA)
Erdal Tekin (Georgia State University and IZA)
John P. Tielman (Georgia State University, CEAR)
Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
Alejandro Torres (Universidad EAFIT)
Ben Vollaard (Tilburg University)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)






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