2014 ASSA Annual Meeting

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

Friday, January 03, 2014

10:15 a.m. - Meeting Room 413
African Finance & Economics Association

African Economic Growth and Development (O1)
Presiding: JUSTIN KAKEU (Morehouse College)

The Fundamental Determinants of International Competitiveness in African Countries with Special Reference to the CFA Zone
JULIUS AGBOR (Stellenbosch University)
TAIWO OLUMIDE (Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa)

Financial Development and Manufactured Exports: The African Experience
EVELYN WAMBOYE (Pennsylvania State University-DuBois)
RAJEN MOOKERJEE (Pennsylvania State University-Monaca)

Efficient Public Sector Audit
GREGORY IYKE IBE (Gregory University)
MOSES O. ANUOLAM (Gregory University)
A.N. ORISAKWE (Gregory University)

Governance, Growth and Development in Selected West African Countries
AKPAN EKPO (West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management)

Analysis of Chinese Investment in the ECOWAS Region
JANE KARONGA (United Nations)

Does Human Capital Influence Clean-Tech Venture Capital and Private Equity Outcomes? Evidence from Africa
JONATHAN O. ADONGO (Missouri Southern State University)

Discussants:
THOURAYA TRIKI (African Development Bank)
DAVID POYER (Morehouse College)
FEKRU DEBEBE (Educational Testing Service)
MALOKELE NANIVAZO (United Nations University)
KIDAYA NTOKO (City University of New York and Queens College)

 

 

SPECIAL EVENT - Friday, January 03, 2014

12:00 p.m. - Independence Ballroom I
African Finance Economic Association/African Development Bank (AFEA/ADB)
Luncheon - Invitation Only

5:00 p.m. - Meetin gRoom 301
African Finance Economic Association (AFEA)
Board Meeting - Invitation Only

7:00 p.m. - Meetin gRoom 301
African Finance Economic Association (AFEA)

 

 

Saturday, January 04, 2014

8:00 a.m. - Meeting Room 306
National Economic Association/African Finance & Economics Association

African Development (O1)
Presiding: MWANZA NKUSU (International Monetary Fund)

Aid Allocation, Gender and Social Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
LEONCE NDIKUMANA (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
LYNDA PICKBOURN (Hampshire College)

Growth and Inequality in Africa 1960-2010
DEPANKAR BASU (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
MWANGI WA GITHINJI (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

The Making of the Middle Class in Africa
MTHULI NCUBE (African Development Bank)
ABEBE SHIMELES (African Development Bank)

Bank Regulation and Efficiency: What Works for Africa?
THOURAYA TRIKI (African Development Bank)
IMEN KOUKI (University of Dubai, UAE)
PIETRO CALICE (African Development Bank)

Oil, Wealth, Ethno-Religious-Linguistic Fractionalization and Civil Wars in Africa: Cross-Country Evidence
JOHN C. ANYANWU (African Development Bank)

The Role of Education and Migration in Social Safety Nets: Some Empirics
KWABENA GYIMAH-BREMPONG (University of South Florida)
YAW NYARKO (New York University)

Discussants:
ZUZANA BRIXIOVA (African Development Bank)
UNA OKONKWO OSILI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis)
JOHN KARIKARI (Government Accountability Office)
LEONCE NDIKUMANA (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
MALOKELE NANIVAZO (United Nations University)
ELIZABETH ASIEDU (University of Kansas)

 

Saturday, January 04, 2014

2:30 p.m. - Meeting Room 413
African Finance & Economics Association

Gender and Economic Development in Africa (O1)
Presiding: MINA BALIAMOUNE (University of North Florida)

Reducing The Gender Gap in Education: Female Teachers as Role Models
ELIZABETH ASIEDU (University of Kansas)
MWANZA NKUSU (International Monetary Fund)

The Opportunity Cost of Time Spent Fetching Water for Women in Sub-Saharan Africa
RICHARD U. AGESA (Marshall University)
JACQUELINE AGESA (Marshall University)

Bride Price and Fertility Decisions: Evidence from Rural Senegal
LINGUERE MOUSLY MBAYE (IZA)
NATASCHA WAGNER (Erasmus University-Rotterdam)

Welfare Comparison of Women's Wellbeing in Democratic Republic of Congo: A Multidimensional First Dominance Approach
MALOKELE NANIVAZO (United Nations University)

Private Aid, Development and Gender Equity
UNA OKONKWO OSILI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis)

Gender Gap in the Labor Market in Swaziland
THIERRY KANGOYE (African Development Bank)
ZUZANA BRIXIOVA (African Development Bank)

Discussants:
JOHN KARIKARI (Government Accountability Office)
LYNDA PICKBOURN (Hampshire College)
EDWARD KUTSOATI (Tufts University)
ABEBE SHIMELES (African Development Bank)
KWABENA GYIMAH-BREMPONG (University of South Florida)
ALBERT A. OKUNADE (University of Memphis)