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7th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

Organizers: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA), Erdal Tekin (American University and IZA)
Location:Izmir University of Economics, Sakarya Caddesi, No:156, 35330 Balçova – İzmir, Room: D002 (Media Room)
Date:May 14, 2015 - May 16, 2015

Event Manager:

Viola Hartmann (IZA)


Program


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

Thursday, May 14:

08:45 - 09:00   Welcome Coffee and Registration
 
 
09:00 - 09:15   Opening Remarks by
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Erdal Tekin (American University and IZA)
Barbara Romzek(Dean of the School of Public Affairs, American University)
 
 
        Session A
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
 
09:15 - 10:15   Matthias Rieger (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam), Brandon Restrepo (USA Food and Drug Administration)
  "Trans Fat and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: Evidence from Bans in Restaurants in New York "
  Discussant: Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon and IZA)
 
10:15 - 11:15   Rafael Novella (Inter-American Development Bank), Laura Ripani (Inter-American Development Bank)
  "Are You (Not) Expecting? The Unforeseen Benefits of Job Training on Teenage Pregnancy"
  Discussant: Katie Vinopal (American University)
 
 
 
11:15 - 11:30   Coffee Break
 
 
11:30 - 12:30   Effrosyni (Efi) Adamopoulou ( Bank of Italy), Elisabetta Olivieri (Bank of Italy)
  "War and Obesity: The Role of Eating Habits"
  Discussant: Taryn Morrisey (American University)
 
 
12:30 - 13:45   Lunch
 
 
        Session B
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (American University and IZA)
 
13:45 - 14:45   Giovanni Mastrobuoni (University of Essex and IZA), Daniele Terlizzese (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)
  "Rehabilitating Rehabilitation: Prison Conditions and Recidivism"
  Discussant: Evelina Gavrilova (Norwegian School of Economics)
 
14:45 - 15:45   Glen R. Waddell (University of Oregon and IZA), Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon), Logn Lee (University of Oregon)
  "Inmate Responses to Incentives for Good Behavior"
  Discussant: Seth Gershenson (American University)
 
 
15:45 - 16:00   Coffee Break
 
 
        Session C
  Chair: Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University, CEAR and IZA)
 
16:00 - 17:00   Willa Friedman (University of Houston)
  "Antiretroviral Drug Access and Behavior Change"
  Discussant: Effrosyni (Efi) Adamopoulou ( Bank of Italy)
 
17:00 - 18:00   Pietro Biroli (University of Chicago and IZA)
  "Genetic and Economic Interaction in the Formation of Human Capital: The Case of Obesity."
  Discussant: Idil Göksel (Izmir University of Economics)
 
 
20:00       Dinner at Restaurant "Sipari"
 
 

Friday, May 15:

        Session D
  Chair: Ayla Ogus (Head of Department of Economics, Izmir University of Economics)
 
09:00 - 10:00   Kevin T. Schnepel (University of Sydney), Stephen B. Billings (University of North Carolina Charlotte)
  "Life Unleaded: Effects of Early Interventions for Children Exposed to Lead"
  Discussant: Stephen Kastoryano (University of Mannheim and IZA)
 
10:00 - 11:00   Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn), Shyamal Chowdhury (University of Sydney and IZA), Annabelle Krause (IZA)
  "Arsenic Contamination of Drinking Water and Mental Health"
  Discussant: Pietro Biroli (University of Chicago and IZA)
 
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
 
 
        Keynote Speech
  Chair: Erdal Tekin (American University and IZA)
 
11:15 - 12:15   Eli Berman (University of California, San Diego), Joseph Felter (Stanford University), Ethan Kapstein (Arizona State University), Erin Troland (UC San Diego)
  "Development and Conflict: Governance in Risky Places"
 
 
12:15 - 13:30   Lunch
 
 
        Session E
  Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
 
13:30 - 14:30   Stephen Kastoryano (University of Mannheim and IZA), Paul Bisschop (SEO Economic Research), Bas van der Klaauw (VU University Amsterdam)
  "Street Prostitution Zones and Crime"
  Discussant: Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
 
14:30 - 15:30   Floris T. Zoutman (Norwegian School of Economics), Evelina Gavrilova (Norwegian School of Economics), Takuma Kamada (Tohoku University)
  "Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime"
  Discussant: Sitki Deger Eryar (Izmir University of Economics)
 
 
 
15:30 - 15:45   Coffee Break
 
 
15:45 - 16:45   Rocco D'Este (University of Warwick)
  "Drugs and Crime in the US: Evidence from OTC Regulations Targeting Crystal Meth Precursors Chemicals "
  Discussant: Willa Friedman (University of Houston)
 
 
18:00       Reception
 
 
 
20:00       Dinner at Restaurant "Kosebasi"
 
 

Saturday, May 16:

        Session F
  Chair: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
 
09:00 - 10:00   Resul Cesur (University of Connecticut), Joseph J. Sabia (San Diego State University)
  "When War Comes Home: The Effect of Combat Service on Domestic Violence"
  Discussant: Rocco D'Este (University of Warwick)
 
10:00 - 11:00   George Wehby (University of Iowa, NBER), Lucas Gimenez (Center of Medical Education and Clinical Investigations (CEMIC), Buenos Aires, Argentina), Jorge S. López-Camelo (Center of Medical Education and Clinical Investigations (CEMIC), Buenos Aires, Argentina)
  "The Impact of the 1998-2002 Great Depression in Argentina on Child and Maternal Health"
  Discussant: Matthias Rieger (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
 
 
 
11:00 - 11:15   Coffee Break
 
 
11:15 - 12:15   Vasso Artinopoulou (Panteion University)
  "Restorative Justice: A Value for Money Justice?"
  Discussant: Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
 
 
12:15 - 13:30   Farewell Lunch
 
 
 
13:30       Social Program
Excursion to Ephesus
 
 




List of Participants

Effrosyni Adamopoulou (Bank of Italy)
Vasso Artinopoulou (Panteion University)
Ali Berker (Abant Izzet Baysal University)
Eli Berman (University of California, San Diego)
Pietro Biroli (University of Chicago)
Resul Cesur (University of Connecticut)
Amelie F. Constant (George Washington University, Temple University and IZA)
Rocco D'Este (University of Warwick)
Ilker Dastan (Izmir University of Economics)
Burak Dindaroglu (Izmir University of Economics)
Alper Duman (Izmir University of Economics)
Sitik Deger Eryar (Izmir University of Economics)
Gül Ertan Özgüzer (Izmir University of Economics)
Oguz Esen (Izmir University of Economics)
Willa Friedman (University of Houston)
Idil Göksel (Izmir University of Economics)
Evelina Gavrilova (Norwegian School of Economics)
Seth Gershenson (American University)
Benjamin Hansen (University of Oregon and IZA)
Glenn Harrison (Georgia State University, CEAR and IZA)
Stephen Kastoryano (University of Mannheim and IZA)
Coskun Küçüközmen (Izmir University of Economics)
Giovanni Mastrobuoni (University of Essex and IZA)
Taryn Morrissey (American University)
Rafael Novella (Inter-American Development Bank)
Ayla Ogus (Izmir University of Economics)
Matthias Rieger (ISS, Erasmus University Rotterdam)
Barbara Romzek (American University)
Mark Schneider (Georgia State University)
Kevin Schnepel (University of Sydney)
Erdal Tekin (American University and IZA)
John P. Thielman (Georgia State University, CEAR)
Volkan Topalli (Georgia State University)
Ozcan Uzun (Pamukkale University)
Katie Vinopal (American University)
Glen R. Waddell (University of Oregon and IZA)
George Wehby (University of Iowa, NBER)
Hakan Yetkiner (Izmir University of Economics)
Klaus F. Zimmermann (IZA and University of Bonn)
Floris T. Zoutman (Norwegian School of Economics)