"Southern Growth Conference" at the SEA meetings

Washington, D.C.; November 20-23, 2008


Following are the four economic growth sessions that Areendam Chanda (LSU) and I organized for the 2008 SEA meetings. They are all scheduled for Friday, November 21.
The conference program is on the
conference website.
Politics and Growth
Human Capital, Productivity, and Technology
Multi-Sector General Equilibrium Models
Technology Adoption and Industrial Structure
If you have a link to your paper online that you'd like me to add, email me: jminier at uky dot edu - links will be added below as I receive them. Thanks!

Politics and Growth

Session Chair: Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
Session 7A, 8.00-9.45 Friday

Papers:
"The Distributional Consequences of Government Spending"
Santanu Chatterjee (University of Georgia)

"Pacifying Monogamy: The Mystery Revisited"
Nils-Petter Lagerlof (York University)

"Labor Market Institutions and the Effect of Inequality on Development"
Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston)

Discussants:
William Blankenau (Kansas State University)
Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
Areendam Chanda (Louisiana State University)


Human Capital, Productivity, and Technology

Session 7B, 10.00-11.45 Friday

Session Chair: Peter Rangazas (IUPUI)

Papers:
"Job Creation, Job Destruction, and External Financial Dependence: Theory and Evidence from the US"
Michal Jerzmanowski (Clemson University)
*Malhar Nabar (Wellesley College)

"Analyzing State Level Skilled and Unskilled Labor Efficiencies"
Bulent Unel (Louisiana State University)

"Government Education Expenditures in Early and Late Childhood"
*William Blankenau (Kansas State University)
Casey Abington (Kansas State University)

"Reforms, Distance to Frontier, and Growth"
Massimiliano Onorato (Bocconi and MIT)
*Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund)
Alessandro Prati (International Monetary Fund)

Discussants:
David Cuberes (Clemson University)
Carl-Johan Dalgaard (University of Copenhagen)
Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund)
Peter Rangazas (IUPUI)


Multi-Sector General Equilibrium Models

Session Chair: Nils-Petter Lagerlof (York University)
Session 7C, 1.00-2.45 Friday

Papers:
"Skill Heterogeneity, Borrowing Constraints, and Housing in a Neoclassical Growth Model "
Areendam Chanda (Louisiana State University)

"Reconciling Kuznets and Habbakuk in a Unified Growth Theory"
Alex Mourmouras (International Monetary Fund)
*Peter Rangazas (IUPUI)

"Entry Barriers, Competition, and Technology Adoption"
Lei Fang (Arizona State University/Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

"Appropriate Medical Inventions"
Anna-Maria Aksan (University of Oregon)

Discussants:
Santanu Chatterjee (University of Georgia)
Michal Jerzmanowski (Clemson University)
Malhar Nabar (Wellesley College)
Nils-Petter Lagerlof (York University)


Technology Adoption and Industrial Structure

Session Chair: Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
Session 7D, 3.00-4.45 Friday

Papers:
"Learning Abroad and Technology Adoption"
*Chris Papageorgiou (International Monetary Fund)
Antonio Spilimbergo (International Monetary Fund and CEPR)

"Democracy and Industrial Diversification: Theory and Evidence"
*David Cuberes (Clemson University)
Michal Jerzmanowski (Clemson University)

"When is Trade Protection Good for Growth?"
Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)

"Digital Information, the Internet, and Corruption: Evidence from American States and Across Countries"
Carl-Johan Dalgaard (University of Copenhagen)

Discussants:
Lei Fang (Arizona State University and Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
Bulent Unel (Louisiana State University)
Dietrich Vollrath (University of Houston)