Fifth Southeastern International Development Economics Workshop - December 2, 2011

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Americas Center and the Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University

Agenda

Friday, December 2, 2011

Opening remarks
John Robertson, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Session 1: Economic and Institutional Consequences of Banking and Finance

"The Long Run Effects of Banking Crises on Investment" pdf
Felix Rioja, Georgia State University, Fernando Rios-Avila, Georgia State University, and Neven Valev, Georgia State University

Discussant:
Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia

"Financial Development and Total Factor Productivity: Evidence from India's Manufacturing Sector" pdf
Zhenhui Xu, Georgia College & State University, and Sudeshna Pal, Georgia College & State University

Discussant:
Kaiji Chen, Emory University

"The Impact of Regulation on Financial Services Industry Groups: Evidence from the 2007–2009 Crisis" pdf
Anita Pennathur, Florida Atlantic University, Deborah Smith, Florida Atlantic University, and Vijaya Subrahmanyam, Mercer University

Discussant:
Carl Hudson, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Session 2: Credit, Growth, and Economic Development

"Credit Decomposition and Business Cycles" pdf
Berrak Bahadir, University of Georgia

Discussant:
Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Toward a Search-Theoretic Approach of Modern Economic Development, Financial Deepening, and Urbanization: A Cross-Country Perspective" pdf
Tetsuya Saito, Lehigh University
Additional results pdf

Discussant:
Fernando Martin, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

"Export Growth and Credit Constraints" pdf
Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology, Byung-Cheol Kim, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Volodymyr Lugovskyy, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant:
Kevin Tsui, Clemson University

Session 3: Labor Markets, Migration, and Conflict in Latin America

"Unions, Wage Gaps and Wage Distribution in Bolivia and Chile" pdf
Fernando Rios-Avila, Georgia State University

Discussant:
Huan Ni, Kennesaw State University

"Life Satisfaction and International Migration: Testing a Subjective Well-Being Model of Intention to Migrate Abroad" pdf
Namrata Chindarkar, University of Maryland–College Park

Discussant:
Kathryn Anderson, Vanderbilt University

"Conflict and Its Impact on Educational Accumulation and Enrollment in Colombia: What We Can Learn from Recent IDPspdf
  Kate Wharton, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant:
David Davis, Emory University

Closing remarks
Penelope Prime, Stetson School of Business and Economics at Mercer University, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta