Plenary Session and Reception
Jan 05, 2017 6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Session Organizer: Robert Lajeunesse - U.S. Department of Labor
Session Chair: Quentin Wodon – World Bank
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- Zurich A-C

Speaker: Kaushik Basu- Cornell University
How Markets Can Promote Discrimination against Groups: Evidence, Analysis and Policy


The Political Economy of Qualities: The Erosion of Ethics and Values in an Increasingly Iniquitous Global System
Jan 06, 2017 8:00 AM -10:00 AM
Organizer: Rajani Kanth - Harvard University
Chair: Rajani Kanth- Harvard University
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

Ethical Economic Policy and Poverty in America
Ravi Batra- Southern Methodist University

Multiple Moral Axes as a Survival Necessity
Rabbi Shergill -Asianet India

Morality in a Global Culture of Oppression and Exploitation: The Example of the European Union
Wolfram Elsner- University of Bremen

The Matter of Forty Acres and a Mule
William A. Darity,Jr. - Duke University

Reconfiguring Economic Democracy
Robert McMaster- University of Glasgow

Alternatives to EuroModernist Visions of Economy and Society: Morality as Anthropic Species-Being
Rajani Kanth- Harvard University


On Ignorance in Economics
Jan 06, 2017 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Joint Association: AEA
Organizer: George DeMartino- University of Denver
Chair: George DeMartino- University of Denver
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

Economic Methodology, Science, Engineering and Ignorance
David C. Colander- Middlebury College

The Specter of Ignorance in Economic Theory and Practice: An Introduction to the Issues
George DeMartino- University of Denver

The Invisible Hand and Political Transformative Experience
Eric Schliesser- University of Amsterdam

Liberal Economy, Liberal Science?
Deirdre McCloskey- University of Illinois-Chicago

Measuring Socioeconomic Health Inequalities
Jan 06, 2017 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Organizer: Paul Makdissi- University of Ottawa
Chair: Paul Makdissi- University of Ottawa
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

On the Measurement of Socioeconomic Inequality of Health between Countries  
Guido Erreygers- University of Antwerp and Philip Clarke- University of Melbourne

Entropy-Based Measures of Multidimensional Health Inequality
Erik Nessen- Ball State University and Joshua Robinson - University of Alabama-Birmingham

The Dynamics of Income-Related Health Inequality Across the Life Cycle
Dennis Petrie- Monash University

Measuring Income-Related Health Inequalities With Uncertain Future Health Prospects
Gustav Kjellsson - University of Gothenburg, Dennis Petrie- Monash University, and Tom Van Ourti - Erasmus University Rotterdam

Categorical Health Variables: What Can We Learn About Socioeconomic Health Inequalities?
Paul Makdissi- University of Ottawa and Myra Yazbeck- University of Ottawa


Poverty, Shared Prosperity, and Vulnerability
Jan 06, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Organizer: Quentin Wodon -World Bank
Chair: Quentin Wodon- World Bank
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

Changes Over Time in Multidimensional Poverty: Methodology and Results for 34 Countries
Sabina Alkire- University of Oxford and George Washington University, Jose Manuel Roche- Save the Children Fund, and Ana Vaz- University of Oxford

Blurring the Individual's Boundary: Examining Interdependent Entitlement Perceptions in the Italian Mezzogiorno
Aurelie Charles- University of Bath

Social Capital and Utilization of Health Services in Nagaland, India
Avril Kaplan -Johns Hopkins University

Economic Cost of Child Marriage: Global Estimates
Quentin Wodon -World Bank

Human Capital and Shared Prosperity: Some Cross-Country Evidence
Raju Singh -World Bank


Presidential Breakfast
Jan 07, 2017 7:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Session Organizer: Robert LaJeunesse - U.S. Department of Labor
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- Montreux 1& 2

Speaker: Guiseppe Fontana - University of Leeds and University of Sanno
Topic: Financialisation: What it is and Why it Matters for Social Economists


Financing College Education and Its Consequences
Jan 07, 2017 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Joint Association: AFEE
Organizer: Steven Pressman- Colorado State University
Chair: Christian E. Weller- University of Massachusetts-Boston
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

The Influence of Education-Related Debt on Financial Distress and Consumption
Jeffrey Thompson - Federal Reserve Board

Student Debt: Rhetoric and Reality
Sandy Baum- Urban Institute

A Veblenian Analysis of For-Profit Universities: Rising Profits, Rising Debts
John Watkins- Westminster College

529 Plans: A Better Way to Save for College?
Steven Pressman- Colorado State University and Robert H. Scott, Ill - Monmouth University

Timothy A. Wunder- University of Texas-Arlington
Thomas Kemp- University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
Christina Curley- Colorado State University
Jeffrey Wenger- RAND Corporation


Realizing the Promise of Education for Development: The World Development Report Panel Session 2018
Jan 07, 2017 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel Organizer: Quentin Wodon - World Bank
Panel Moderator: Quentin Wodon - World Bank Location
Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

Panelists: Halsey Rogers -World Bank and Deon Filmer - World Bank


Digital Technology, Skills and Labor Policy in Latin America
Jan 08, 2017 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Organizer: Rita Almeida- World Bank
Chair: Daniel Lederman -World Bank
Location/Date: Swissotel Chicago- St Gallen 3

The Impact of Digital Technologies on Routine Tasks: A Role for Labor Policies
Jennifer Poole- American University

Internet, Jobs and Task Content of Occupations in Chilean firms: Learning from 2007-2013 Internet Roll out.
Mariana Viollaz - Universidad Nacional de La Plata

ICT adoption and wage inequality: evidence from Mexican firms
Leonardo lacovone- World Bank

Labor Mobility Costs and Internet Access in Latin America?
Marcio Cruz- World Bank