2013 ASSA Annual Meeting

Our Annual Meeting was a great success. Please see below for post event information, including presentation downloads.

Friday, January 04, 2013

The Role of African Women Economists in Africa's Development (O1) (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator: JULIET ELU (Morehouse College)
SHANTA DEVARAJAN (World Bank)
THOKOZILE RUZVIDZO (UN Economic Commission for Africa)
ELIZABETH ASIEDU (University of Kansas)


African Development Bank / African Finance Economic Association Luncheon
The Constraints to Structural Transformation in Africa; Suggestions for the Research Agenda
Keynote Speaker: Dr. LOUIS KASEKENDE, Deputy Governor, Bank of Uganda

 

Saturday, January 05, 2013

African Finance & Economics Association
Issues in African Development and Economic Transformation (O1)
Presiding: OLU AJAKAIYE (African Centre for Shared Development)

The Fertility Transition in South Africa: A Retrospective Panel Data Analysis
RULOF BURGER (University of Stellenbosch)
RONELLE BURGER (University of Stellenbosch)

Market Competition in Export Cash Crops and Farm Income in Africa
NICOLÁS M. DEPETRIS CHAUVIN (African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana)
GUIDO G. PORTO (Universidad de La Plata, Argentina)

Trust and Moral Hazard: An Analysis of the Motorcycle-Taxi Market in Togo and Benin
MOUSSA P. BLIMPO (Stanford University)

Labor Markets in Swaziland: The Challenge of Youth Unemployment
ZUZANA BRIXIOVA (UNDP)
ROBERT FAKUDZE (Swaziland Ministry of Labor and Social Security)
KUMIKO IMAI (UNICEF)
THIERRY KANGOYE (UN Economic Commission for Africa and University of Auvergne)

Preferential Trade Agreements, Employment, and Productivity: Evaluating the Impacts of AGOA and Its Apparel Provisions
FRANCIS MULANGU (African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana)

Promoting Industrial Development in Africa: Serendipity or Good Policy?
STEVE ONYEIWU (Allegheny College)
JANE KARONGA (UN Economic Commission for Africa)

Discussants:
ABDOUL MIJIYAWA (African Center for Economic Transformation, Ghana)
JOHN KARIKARI (US Government Accountability Office)
SAMUEL AMPONSAH (Tokyo International University)
MARVA CORLEY-COULIBALY (International Labour Office, Geneva)
ELIJAH OBAYELU (Federal University of Agriculture, Nigeria)
JULIUS GATUNE KARIUKI (African Center for Economic Transformation)


National Economic Association
Women and Economic Development in Africa (O1)
Presiding: RHONDA SHARPE (Bennett College)

War, Female Education and Marriage: Evidence from Nigeria
RICHARD AKRESH, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
SONIA BHALOTRA, University of Bristol, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MARINELLA LEONE, University of Sussex, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
UNA OKONKWO OSILI, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sources of the persistent gender wage gap along the unconditional earning distribution: findings from Kenya
RICHARD U. AGESA, Marshall University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JACQUELINE AGESA, Marshall University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ANDREW DABALEN, World Bank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Foreign Aid and Gender: A focus Sub-Sahara Africa
ELIZABETH ASIEDU, University of Kansas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MALOKELE NANIVAZO, United Nations University/World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MWANZA NKUSU, International Monetary Fund, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access to Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Relevant is Gender?
ELIZABETH ASIEDU, University of Kansas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ISAAC KANYAMA, University of Johannesburg, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LEONCE NDIKUMANA, University of Massachusetts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
AKWASI NTI-ADDAE, University of Kansas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gender and Earnings in Manufacturing: The Case of Tanzania
JULIET U. ELU, Morehouse College, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Role of Gender in Development: Where do boys count?
DIEYNABA TANDIAN, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Discussants:
KWABENA GYIMAH-BREMPONG, University of South Florida, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
JOHN KARIKARI, Government Accountability Office, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
AKWASI NTI-ADDAE, University of Kansas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
LEONCE NDIKUMANA, University of Massachusetts, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RUTH UWAIFO, Georgia Institute of Technology, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ROLAND PONGOU, University of Ottawa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


National Economic Association / African Finance & Economics Association
State Failure in Africa (O1)
Presiding: UNA OSILI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis)

The Transatlantic Slave Trade and the Evolution of Political Authority in West Africa
WARREN C WHATLEY (University of Michigan)

Elites, Education, and Reforms: Implications for Democratization in Africa
MINA BALIAMOUNE-LUTZ (University of North Florida)

State Failure, Violence and Business Development in Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana
KWABENA GYIMAH-BREMPONG (University of South Florida)

Am I Middle Class: Identity, Politics and Development in Kenya
MWANGI WA GITHINJI (University of Massachusetts)

State Failure, Policy Syndromes and Growth of African Economies: The Role of Governance
AUGUSTIN KWASI FOSU (UN University-WIDER, Finland)

Discussants:
LEONARD WANTCHEKON (Princeton University)
DARON ACEMOGLU (MIT)
RAJ ARUNACHALAM (University of Michigan)


African Finance Economic Association
Presidential Address and Dinner - Invitation Only
Keynote Speakers:

AERC and Diaspora
Professor LEMMA SENBET, University of Maryland and Incoming Executive Director, African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)

Africa Diaspora Linkage With The Motherland - Focus on AFEA and AfDB
Professor JOHN ANYANWU, Lead Research Economist, African Development Bank


 

Sunday, January 06, 2013

National Economic Association
African Development (O1)
Presiding: GREGORY PRICE (Morehouse College)

A Dynamic Theory of Fidelity Networks with an Application to the Spread of HIV/AIDS
ROLAND PONGOU, University of Ottawa, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ROBERTO SERRANO, Brown University, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access to Water and Sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Impacts of Development AID
ADELEKE SALAMI, African Development Bank, a.salami @afdb.org

Macroeconomic Shock Synchronization in the East African Community
ALBERT MAFUSIRE, African Development Bank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ZUZANA BRIXIOVA, United Nations Development Programme, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Debt, Growth and Poverty in a Failing State: Nigeria, 1970-2011
AKPAN EKPO, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management, Lagos, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Characteristics and Macroeconomic Determinants of Youth Employment in Africa
JOHN ANYANWU, African Development Bank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Access to Finance and Entrepreneurship: New Evidence from 4 African Countries
OUSMAN GAJIGO, African Development Bank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
THOURAYA TRIKI, African Development Bank, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
ISSA FAYE, African Development Bank

Discussants
OLU AJAKAIYE, African Center for Shared Development Capacity Building, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
GEORGE KARARACH, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MALOKELE NANIVAZO, United Nations University/World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
MWANZA NKUSU, International Monetary Fund, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
KIDAYA NTOKO, Queens College of the City University of New York, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
DIEYNABA TANDIAN, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.