Political Economy & Development Seminars Fall 2005

Mondays, 4:10-5:30 pm (unless otherwise specified) Sproul Hall 2206

Questions? Contact Susan Carter .

When available, the papers may be downloaded as pdf files, which can be read or printed using the Acrobat Reader.

10/3/2005 Jang-Ting Guo, Richard Sutch and Susan Carter, UCR, Kerry Odell, Scripps College Katrina-nomics: What Disasters Can Teach Us About the Way the Economy Works
10/10/2005* Alan L. Olmstead UC Davis

*NOTE: with Paul Rhode

Wait a Cotton Pickin’ Minute!: A New View of Slave Productivity
10/17/2005 Roberto Pedace Univ. of Redlands Earnings, Performance, and Nationality Discrimination in a Highly Competitive Labor Market: An Analysis of the English Professional Soccer League
10/24/2005* Elizabeth Cascio UC Davis

*NOTE: with Nora Gordon, Ethan Lewis, and Sarah Reber

Financial Incentives and the Desegregation of Southern Public Schools
10/31/2005 Alexander J. Field Santa Clara Univ. The Impact of World War II on U.S. Productivity Growth
11/7/2005* Joseph Hotz UCLA

*NOTE: with Guido W. Imbern and Jacob A. Klerman

Evaluating the Differential Effects of Alternative Welfare-to-Work Training Components: A Re-Analysis of the California GAIN Program

The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution

11/14/2005 Gavin Wright  Stanford Figures
11/18/2005* Nancy Birdsall Center for Global Development

*NOTE: Friday

From Social Policy to an Open-Economy Social Contract in Latin America
11/21/2005* Steven Topik UC Irvine

*NOTE: with Mario Samper

The Latin American Coffee Commodity Chain: Brazil and Costa Rica
11/28/2005 David Fairris, and Leon Fernandez-Bujanda UCR The Dissipation of Minimum Wage Gains for Workers through Labor-Labor Substitution
12/5/2005 Lopamudra Banerjee UCR Effects of Flood on Agricultural Wages in Bangladesh: An Empirical Analysis