Economics Department

NEO Workshop Program

2018 Northeast Ohio Economics Workshop Program


Registration and Breakfast 8:30 - 9:30 am

Session 1A: Economic History, 9:00-10:20 am

  • Authors: Daniel Shoag (Case Western Reserve University) and Nicholas Carollo (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Title: The Causal Effect of Place: Evidence from Japanese-American Internment
  • Authors: Martin Saavedra (Oberlin College)
    Title: Kenji or Kenneth? Pearl Harbor and Japanese-American Assimilation

Break 10:20 - 10:40 am

Session 2A: Housing Markets and Residential Choice, 10:40 am - 12:00 noon

  • Authors: Lara Loewenstein (Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland)
    Title: Consumption of Housing During the 2000s Boom: Evidence and Theory
  • Authors: Kuzey Yilmaz (Cleveland State University)
    Title: Two-worker Households, Decentralized Employment, and Residential Segregation

Session 2B: Stock Volatility, 10:40 am - 12:00 noon

  • Authors: Diego Comin (Dartmouth College), Mark Gertler (New York University), Phuong Ngo (Cleveland State University), and Ana Maria Santacreu (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)
    Title: Stock Price Fluctuations and Productivity Growth
  • Authors: Wensheng Kang (Kent State University), Ronald A. Rattib (University of Missouri), and Joaquin Vespignani (University of Tasmania)
    Title: Global Commodity Prices and Global Stock Volatility Shocks: Effects across Countries

Lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Session 3A: Applied Microeconomics I, 1:00-2:20 pm

  • Authors: Aliaksandr Amialchuk (University of Toledo), Olugbenga Ajilore (University of Toledo), and Kevan Egan (University of Toledo)
    Title: The Influence of Misperceptions about Social Norms on Substance Use among Schoolage Adolescents
  • Authors: Justin Barnette (Kent State University), Kennedy Odongo (Kent State University), and Lockwood Reynolds (Kent State University)
    Title: The Cost of Job Loss for Young Men and Women Today

Session 3B: Macroeconomics I, 1:00-2:20 pm

  • Authors: Maksim Isakin (Cleveland State University) and Phuong Ngo (Cleveland State University)
    Title: Inflation Volatility with Regime Switching
  • Authors: Ren Zhang (Bowling Green State University), Enrique Martinez-Garcia (Dallas Federal Reserve Bank), and Valerie Grossman (Dallas Federal Reserve Bank
    Title: Estimating the Natural Rate of Interest for Small Open Economies

Break 2:20 - 2:40 pm

Session 4A: Applied Microeconomics II, 2:40-4:00 pm

  • Authors: Michael Carlos Best (Columbia University), Francois Gerard (Columbia University), Evan Plous Kresch (Oberlin College), Joana Naritomi (London School of Economics), and Laura de Castro Zoratto (World Bank)
    Title: Greener on the Other Side? Property Tax Collection and Horizontal Inequality
  • Authors: Onur Sapci (University of Toledo) and Ayse Sapci (Utah State University)
    Title: Valuation of Expiration Labeling Uncertainty on Food Products: Is There a Difference between “Sell-by” and “Expires on” Labeling from the Consumers` Perspective?

Session 4B: Macroeconomics II, 2:40-4:00 pm

  • Authors: Nupur Gupta (The Ohio State University)
    Title: Sovereign Default Risk and Product Market Linkages
  • Authors: Stefan Avdjiev (Bank for International Settlements) and Zheng Zeng (Bowling Green State University)
  • Title: Systemic Risk or Systematic Risk? The Nonlinear Impact of Risk Shocks across Financial Regimes