SGE Sessions at the American Economic Association Annual Meetings

Society of Government Economists

Sessions at the American Economic Association Annual Meetings

San Diego, January 2013

 The SGE will hold what promises to be exciting sessions at the AEA annual meetings in San Diego.  We received 68 paper proposals and selected 27 through a double blind review process.  We will have seven sessions on a wide range of topics ranging from value-added in trade and modeling short and long run income dynamics to small business finance, SNAP, and Native Americans (Indian county).  We will also organize a panel session on ethics of professional economic practice with the Association for Social Economics.  The program is provided below.  We are still looking for discussants, so if you are interested, please let us know.

Session 1:  “Measuring Trade in Value-added – Data and Estimation Methods”

Chair:  Michael Ferrantino, U.S. International Trade Commission

Organizer:  Zhi Wang, U.S. International Trade Commission

 A Three Stage Optimization Method to Construct Time Series International Input-output Database

  • Nadim Ahmad, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Zhi Wang, U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Norihiko Yamano, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • DISCUSSANT:  Robert Yuskavage, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

The Task Content of Value-Added Trade

  • Sébastien Miroudot, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
  • Bernard Hoekman, The World Bank Group
  • DISCUSSANT:  Bernard Hoekman, The World Bank Group

Domestic Value-added in China’s Exports and its Distribution by Firm Ownership

  • Pieter Bottelier, Johns Hopkins University
  • Hong Ma, Tsinghua University
  • Zhi Wang, U.S. International Trade Commission
  • Kunfu Zhu, Johns Hopkins University
  • DISCUSSANT:  Michael Ferrantino, U.S. International Trade Commission

 

Session 2:  “Institutional Structures and Strategies for Economic Growth in Indian Country”

Chair:  Benjamin Simon, Department of the Interior

Organizer:  Steven Payson, Department of the Interior

 Political Institutions, Constitutional Change, and Economic Development: Evidence from the Constitutions of American Indian Nations

  • Randall Akee, Tufts University
  • Miriam Jorgensen, University of Arizona
  • Uwe Sunde, SEW-University of St. Gallen
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

Fostering the Local Economies of Native American Communities

  • Leonard Greenhalgh, Dartmouth College
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

The Microeconomics of a Natural Resource Boom: Evidence from a Tribal Fishery

  • Dominic P. Parker, Montana State University
  • Randal R. Rucker, Montana State University
  • Peter H. Nickerson, Nickerson and Associates
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

The Challenge of Acquiring Economic Statistics on Indian Nations: Prospects for the Future

  • Steven Payson, U.S. Department of the Interior
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

 

Session 3:  “Principles for Successful Investment in Indian Country”

Chair:  Malka Pattison, Department of the Interior

Organizer:  Steven Payson, Department of the Interior

Natural Resources on American Indian Reservations: Blessing or Curse?

  • Terry L. Anderson, Property and Environment Research Center
  • Dominic P. Parker, Montana State University
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

Indian Tribal Government Access to Tax-Exempt Bond Financing

  • Edith Brashares, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Siobhan O’Keefe, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

Native American Participation in Value Chains

  • Leonard Greenhalgh, Dartmouth College
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

Business Investment on American Indian Reservations: Heterogeneous Effects

  • Miriam Jorgensen, University of Arizona
  • Randall Akee, Tufts University
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

 

Session 4:  “Modeling Short and Long Run Income Dynamics”

Chair/Organizer:  John Sabelhaus, Federal Reserve Board

Offsets to Labor Income Shocks: Evidence from the Great Recession

  • Kevin B. Moore, Federal Reserve Board
  • John Sabelhaus, Federal Reserve Board
  • DISCUSSANT:  Brian Bucks, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Modeling Individual Earnings Paths in CBO’s Long-Term Microsimulation Model

  • Jonathan A. Schwabish, Congressional Budget Office
  • Julie H. Topoleski, Congressional Budget Office
  • DISCUSSANT:  Thomas DeLeire, University of Wisconsin

Estimating Business Income Risk Using a Panel of US Tax Returns 1987-2006

  • Jason DeBacker, U.S. Department of the Treasury
  • Bradley Heim, Indiana University
  • Vasia Panousi, Federal Reserve Board
  • Ivan Vidangos, Federal Reserve Board
  • DISCUSSANT:  Annette-Vissing Jorgensen, Northwestern University

Just How Big Is the Too Big to Fail Problem?

  • James R. Barth, Auburn University
  • Apanard Prabha, University of Illinois – Springfield
  • Phillip Swagel, University of Maryland
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

 

Session 5:  “Small Business Finance”

Chair:  John S. Earle, George Mason University

Organizer:  J. David Brown

Don’t Quit Your Day Job:  Using Wage and Salary Earnings to Launch a New Business

  • Lee Kristin Sandusky, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Christopher Goetz, U.S. Census Bureau
  • DISCUSSANT:  John S. Earle, George Mason University

Racial Differences in Financial Capital Injections among New Businesses

  • Robert Fairlie, University of  California – Santa Cruz
  • Alicia Robb, University of  California – Santa Cruz
  • David T. Robinson, Duke University
  • DISCUSSANT:  W. Scott Frame, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

The Role of Credit Access in Firm Sustainability: A Comparison of the 1998 and 2003 Surveys of Small Business Finances

  • Traci L. Mach, Federal Reserve Board
  • John D. Wolken, Federal Reserve Board
  • DISCUSSANT:  Zoltan Acs, George Mason University

Which SBA Loan Recipients Create More Jobs? Small vs. Large vs. Young

  • J. David Brown, U.S. Bureau of the Census
  • John S. Earle, George Mason University
  • DISCUSSANT:  Alexey Levkov, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Why Do Guaranteed SBA Loans Cost Borrowers So Much?

  • Flavio de Andrade, Merrill Lynch
  • Deborah Lucas, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • DISCUSSANT:  Alexey Levkov, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

 

Session 6:  “SNAP: Participation and Food Insecurity”

Chair/Organizer:  Jonathan Schwabish, Congressional Budget Office

Food Stamps, Food Sufficiency, and Diet-Related Disease Among the Elderly

  • Nadia Greenhalgh-Stanley, Kent State University
  • Katie Fitzpatrick, Seattle University
  • DISCUSSANT:  James P. Ziliak, University of Kentucky

SNAP: Work Support or Welfare Magnet?

  • Jonathan Schwabish, Congressional Budget Office
  • DISCUSSANT:  Marianne Bitler, University of California – Irvine

How State Policies Influence the Efficacy of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Reducing Poverty

  • Laura Tiehen, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Dean Jolliffe, The World Bank Group
  • Craig Gundersen, University of Illinois
  • DISCUSSANT:  Stacy Dickert-Conlin, Michigan State University

 

Session 7: “Micro Analysis of Education, Health and Wages”

Chair:  Quentin Wodon, The World Bank Group

Organizer:  Marvin Ward Jr., DC Office of the Chief Financial Officer

Method of Pay, Immigrants’ Legal Status, and Wage Gaps

  • Catherine Y. Co, University of Nebraska – Omaha
  • Ira N. Gang, Rutgers University
  • Myeong-Su Yun, Tulane University
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

The ACA’s Extension of Coverage to Dependents and its Impact on the Health Insurance Status, Type of Coverage and Access to Care of Young Immigrants and Natives

  • Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, San Diego State University
  • Mehmet E. Yaya, Eastern Michigan University
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

Measuring the Impact of Child Marriage on Education

  • Minh Cong Nguyen , The World Bank Group
  • Quentin Wodon, The World Bank Group
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

Educational Credentials and Employee Job Performance: Evidence from Marine Corps Officers

  • Adam Clemens, CNA Corporation
  • Lauren Malone, CNA Corporation
  • DISCUSSANT:  TBD

 

Expert Panel

(Jointly with the Association for Social Economics)

The Ethics of Professional Economic Practice – Has Anything Changed?

Panel Members

  • George DeMartino, University of Denver
  • David Colander, Middlebury College
  • David Levy and Sandra Peart, George Mason University
  • Steven Payson, U.S. Department of the Interior