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2013 Archive

2013 ASSA Annual Meeting

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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

Issues In African Development And Economic Transformation (O1)

African Finance & Economics Association
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)

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)

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)

Women And Economic Development In Africa (O1)

National Economic Association
Presiding: RHONDA SHARPE (Bennett College)

War, Female Education and Marriage: Evidence from Nigeria

RICHARD AKRESH, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, akresh@uiuc.edu
SONIA BHALOTRA, University of Bristol, s.bhalotra@bristol.ac.uk
MARINELLA LEONE, University of Sussex, m.a.leone@sussex.ac.uk
UNA OKONKWO OSILI, Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis, uosili@iupui.edu

Sources of the persistent gender wage gap along the unconditional earning distribution: findings from Kenya

RICHARD U. AGESA, Marshall University, agesa@marshall.edu
JACQUELINE AGESA, Marshall University, agesaj@marshall.edu
ANDREW DABALEN, World Bank, adabalen@worldbank.org

Foreign Aid and Gender: A focus Sub-Sahara Africa

ELIZABETH ASIEDU, University of Kansas, asiedu@ku.edu
MALOKELE NANIVAZO, United Nations University/World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) malokele@wider.unu.edu
MWANZA NKUSU, International Monetary Fund, mnkusu@imf.org

Access to Credit in Sub-Saharan Africa: How Relevant is Gender?

ELIZABETH ASIEDU, University of Kansas, asiedu@ku.edu
ISAAC KANYAMA, University of Johannesburg, issackkanyama@gmail.com
LEONCE NDIKUMANA, University of Massachusetts, leonce@peri.umass.edu
AKWASI NTI-ADDAE, University of Kansas, ntiaddak@ku.edu

The Role of Gender in Development: Where do boys count?

DIEYNABA TANDIAN, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), d.tandian@acbf-pact.org

Discussants:

KWABENA GYIMAH-BREMPONG, University of South Florida, kgyimah@usf.edu
JOHN KARIKARI, Government Accountability Office, karikarij@gao.gov
AKWASI NTI-ADDAE, University of Kansas, ntiaddak@ku.edu
LEONCE NDIKUMANA, University of Massachusetts, leonce@peri.umass.edu
RUTH UWAIFO, Georgia Institute of Technology, ruth.uwaifo@econ.gatech.edu
ROLAND PONGOU, University of Ottawa, rpongou@uottawa.ca

State Failure in Africa (O1)

National Economic Association / African Finance & Economics Association
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)

Presidential Address and Dinner – Invitation Only

African Finance Economic Association

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

African Development (O1)

National Economic Association
Presiding: GREGORY PRICE (Morehouse College)

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, a.mafusire@afdb.org
ZUZANA BRIXIOVA, United Nations Development Programme, zuzana.brixiova@undp.org

Debt, Growth and Poverty in a Failing State: Nigeria, 1970-2011

AKPAN EKPO, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management, Lagos, ahekpo@yahoo.com

Characteristics and Macroeconomic Determinants of Youth Employment in Africa

JOHN ANYANWU, African Development Bank, janyanwu@afbd.org

Access to Finance and Entrepreneurship: New Evidence from 4 African Countries

OUSMAN GAJIGO, African Development Bank, o.gajigo@afdb.org
THOURAYA TRIKI, African Development Bank, ttriki@hotmail.com
ISSA FAYE, African Development Bank

Discussants:

OLU AJAKAIYE, African Center for Shared Development Capacity Building, Olu.Ajakaiye@aercafrica.org
GEORGE KARARACH, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), g.kararach@acbf-pact.org
MALOKELE NANIVAZO, United Nations University/World Institute of Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) Malokele@wider.unu.edu
MWANZA NKUSU, International Monetary Fund, mnkusu@imf.org
KIDAYA NTOKO, Queens College of the City University of New York, Kidaya.Ntoko@qc.cuny.edu
DIEYNABA TANDIAN, African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), d.tandian@acbf-pact.org