Sixth Southeastern International Development Economics Workshop Agenda - December 7, 2012

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Americas Center and the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University

Welcome
Dr. Daniel Bello, Director, Institute of International Business, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Opening remarks
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Session 1: Banking and Credit

"Bank-Borrower Relationships and the Transition from Joint-Liability to Individual Liability Loans in Microcredit" pdf
Authors: Sugato Chakravarty, Purdue University, and Abu Zafar M. Shahriar, Monash University

Discussant: Anil Rupasingha, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"The Growth Potential from Financial Inclusion" pdf
Authors: Govind Hariharan, ICA Institute, and Marcus Marktanner, Kennesaw State University

Discussant: Myriam Quispe Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Domestic and Foreign Shocks from the Indonesian Stock Market: Time Series Evidence" pdf
Authors: Bhayu Purnomo, Georgia State University, and Mark W. Rider, Georgia State University

Discussant: Bento Lobo, University of Tennessee


Session 2: Open Economy Dilemmas: Capital Flows, Fiscal Policy, and Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade

"To Remit, or Not to Remit: That Is the Question. A Remittance Field Experiment"
Authors: Maximo Torero, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College

Discussant: Federico Mandelman, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Fiscal Policy and the Real Exchange Rate" pdf
Authors: Santanu Chatterjee, University of Georgia, and Azer Mursagulov, International Monetary Fund

Discussant: Tanya Moldtsova, Emory University

"Supply Chain Uncertainty as a Trade Barrier" pdf
Authors: Don Clark, University of Tennessee, Valentina Kozlova, University of Tennessee, and George Schaur, University of Tennessee

Discussant: Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology


Session 3: The Political Economy of Government

"Debt and Taxes: Financing Productive Government Expenditures" pdf
Authors: Tamoya A.L. Christie, University of the West Indies, and Felix Rioja, Georgia State University

Discussant: Pedro Silos, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

"Armed Conflict, Household Victimization, and Child Health in Cote d'Ivoire" pdf
Authors: Camelia Minoiu, International Monetary Fund, and Olga N. Shemyakina, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant: Sally Wallace, Georgia State University

"Governmental Investments in Primary Education and Children's Achievements in India" pdf
Authors: Solveig A. Cunningham, Emory University, Kathryn M. Yount, Emory University, and Nafisa Halim, Boston University

Discussant: Musharraf Cyna, Georgia State University

Closing remarks
Penelope Prime, Georgia State University, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta