"Southern Growth Conference" at the SEA meetings

Atlanta; November 20-22, 2010


Following are the four economic growth sessions that Areendam Chanda (LSU) and I organized for the 2010 SEA meetings. They are all scheduled for Sunday, November 21.
The conference program is on the
conference website.
Explaining Productivity Differences
Empirical Developments in Long-Run Economic Growth
Openness and Economic Growth
Theoretical Developments in Long-Run Economic Growth
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!

Explaining Productivity Differences

Session Chair: Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
Session 20F, 8.00-9.45 Sunday

Papers:

"Entry Barriers, Financial Frictions, and Cross-Country Differences in Income and TFP"
Lei Fang (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)

"Technology-Skill Complementarity and International TFP Differences"
*Areendam Chanda (Louisiana State University)
Beatrice Farkas (DIW-Berlin)

"Education Quality and Development Accounting"
Todd Schoellman (Arizona State University)

"Does Education Matter for Economic Growth?"
Michael S. Delgado (Binghamton University)
*Daniel J. Henderson (Binghamton University)
Christopher Parmeter (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)

Discussants:
Bulent Unel (Louisiana State University)
Michal Jerzmanowski (Clemson University)
Stelios Michalopoulos (Tufts University)
William R. Hauk, Jr. (University of South Carolina)


Empirical Developments in Long-Run Economic Growth

Session 20G, 10.00-11.45 Sunday
Session Chair: Areendam Chanda (Louisiana State University)

Papers:
"Borders in Africa: A natural experiment?"
*Stelios Michalopoulos (Tufts University)
Elias Papaioannou (Dartmouth College)

"Divergence"
Michal Jerzmanowski (Clemson University)

"Growth Regressions and the Problem of Endogeneity"
William R. Hauk, Jr. (University of South Carolina)

"On Persistent Poverty in a Rich Country"
T. M. Tonmoy Islam (University of Kentucky)
*Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
James P. Ziliak (University of Kentucky)

Discussants:
Jenny Minier (University of Kentucky)
Vadym Volosovych (Florida Atlantic University)
Daniel J. Henderson (Binghamton University)
Todd Schoellman (Arizona State University)


Openness and Economic Growth

Session Chair: Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
Session 20H, 2.00-3.45 Sunday

Papers:

"The Interaction Between Technology Adoption and Trade when Firms are Heterogenous"
Bulent Unel (Louisiana State University)

"Deep Financial Integration and Volatility"
Sebnem Kalemli-Ozcan (University of Houston)
Bent E. Sorensen (University of Houston)
*Vadym Volosovych (Florida Atlantic University)

"Foreign Aid and Population Growth: Do aid recipient countries suffer from the Malthusian trap?"
David Cuberes (University of Alicante)
*Kevin Tsui (Clemson University)

Discussants:
Santanu Chatterjee (University of Georgia)
Lei Fang (Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta)
Areendam Chanda (Louisiana State University)


Theoretical Developments in Long-Run Economic Growth

Session Chair: Santanu Chatterjee (University of Georgia)
Session 20I, 4.15-5.45 Sunday

Papers:
"Violence and Property Rights"
Nils-Petter Lagerlof (York University)

"Culture, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth"
*Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
Etienne Yehoue (International Monetary Fund)

"Growth and Inequality: Dependence on the Time Path of Productivity Increases (and other structural changes)"
Manoj Atolia (Florida State University)
*Santanu Chatterjee (University of Georgia)
Stephen Turnovsky (University of Washington)

"The Climatic Origins of the Neolithic Revolution: Theory and evidence"
*Stelios Michalopoulos (Tufts University)
Quamrul Ashraf (Williams College)

Discussants:
Kevin Tsui (Clemson University)
Nils-Petter Lagerlof (York University)
Shankha Chakraborty (University of Oregon)
Scott Baier (Clemson University)