SI 2019 Development of the American Economy

Walker Hanlon, Kris James Mitchener, and Petra Moser, Organizers

July 8-11, 2019

Skyline Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 8
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
9:10 am
Carolyn Moehling, Rutgers University and NBER
Gregory Niemesh, Miami University and NBER
Melissa A. Thomasson, Miami University and NBER

Shut Down and Shut Out: Women Physicians in the Era of Medical Education Reform
10:05 am
Daniel Aaronson, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Mark J. Borgschulte, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Bhashkar Mazumder, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Schooling and Political Activism in the Early Civil Rights Era
10:55 am
11:10 am
Ricard Gil, Queen's University
Justin Marion, University of California Santa Cruz

Why did Firms Practice Segregation? Evidence from Movie Theaters during Jim Crow
12:00 pm
1:00 pm
Egg-Timer Session I
Lisa D. Cook, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Maggie EC. Jones, Emory University and NBER
Trevon Logan, The Ohio State University and NBER
David Rosé, Wilfrid Laurier University

The Green Books and the Geography of Segregation in Public Accommodations
Xinyu Fan, Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business
Lingwei Wu, University of Bonn

The Economic Motives for Foot-binding
Kristian Blickle, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Markus K. Brunnermeier, Princeton University and NBER
Stephan Luck, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Micro-evidence from a System-wide Financial Meltdown - The German Crisis of 1931 (slides)
Jhacova Williams, American University

Confederate Streets and Black-White Labor Market Differentials
1:50 pm
Haelim Anderson, Bank Policy Institute
Daniel Barth, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Dong Beom Choi, Seoul National University

Does Increased Shareholder Liability Always Reduce Bank Moral Hazard?
2:40 pm
2:55 pm
Luke Stein, Babson College
Constantine N. Yannelis, University of Chicago and NBER

Financial Inclusion, Human Capital, and Wealth Accumulation: Evidence from the Freedman's Savings Bank
3:45 pm
Ellora Derenoncourt, Princeton University and NBER

Can You Move to Opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration
4:35 pm
Tuesday, July 9
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Jeremiah Dittmar, London School of Economics

The Economic Origins of Modern Science: Technology, Institutions, and Markets
9:55 am
Kilian Huber, University of Chicago and NBER
Volker Lindenthal, University of Munich
Fabian Waldinger, University of Munich

Discrimination, Managers, and Firm Performance: Evidence from "Aryanizations" in Nazi Germany (slides)
10:45 am
11:00 am
Heyu Xiong, Case Western Reserve University
Yiling Zhao, Peking University

Sectarian Competition and the Market Provision of Human Capital
11:50 am
1:00 pm
Egg-Timer Session II
Michael J. Andrews, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Bar Talk: Informal Social Interactions, Alcohol Prohibition, and Invention
Shari Eli, University of Toronto and NBER
Laura Salisbury, York University and NBER

The Intergenerational Transmission of Welfare Receipt
Eric C. Edwards, University of California Davis
Steven M. Smith, Colorado School of Mines

Technological Change and Climatic Resiliency: Evidence from Irrigation in the United States (slides)
Walker Hanlon, Northwestern University and NBER
Taylor Jaworski, University of Colorado Boulder and NBER

Spillover Effects of IP Protection in the Interwar Aircraft Industry
1:45 pm
Asaf Bernstein, University of Colorado Boulder and NBER

The Costs of Curbing Speculation: Evidence from the Establishment of "Investment Grade"
2:35 pm
2:50 pm
Chenzi Xu, Stanford University and NBER

Reshaping Global Trade: The Immediate and Long-term Effects of Bank Failures
3:40 pm
Wednesday, July 10
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Gillian Brunet, Smith College

After the War: Wartime Saving and Postwar Housing Investment, 1946-1950 (slides)
9:55 am
Gary Richardson, University of California, Irvine and NBER
Brian S. Yang, San Francisco State University

Origins of Too Big to Fail: Commercial Bank's Stock Returns and the Banking Reforms of the 1930s
10:45 am
11:00 am
Sarah Quincy, Vanderbilt University and NBER

"Loans for the Little Fellow:" Credit, Crisis, and Recovery in the Great Depression
11:50 am
1:00 pm
Egg-Timer Session III
1:00 pm
Ahmed Rahman, Lehigh University

Officer Retention and Military Spending - The Rise of the Military Industrial Complex during the Second World War
Jaime Arellano-Bover, Yale University

Displacement, Diversity, and Mobility: Career Impacts of Japanese American Internment
Michela Giorcelli, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Nicola Lacetera, University of Toronto and NBER
Astrid Marinoni, Georgia Tech

Does Scientific Progress Affect Culture? A Digital Text Analysis
Peter D. Nencka, Ohio State University
Enrico Berkes, University of Maryland Baltimore County

`Novel' Ideas: The Effects of Carnegie Libraries on Innovative Activities
1:45 pm
Abhay Aneja, University of California, Berkeley
Carlos Avenancio, University of California, San Diego

The Effect of Political Power on Labor Market Inequality: Evidence from the 1965 Voting Rights Act
2:35 pm
2:50 pm
Martin H. Saavedra, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Kenji or Kenneth? Pearl Harbor and Japanese-American Assimilation (slides)
3:40 pm
6:00 pm
Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Thursday, July 11
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Amanda Guimbeau, Université de Sherbrooke
Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University
Aldo Musacchio, Brandeis University and NBER

Influenza the South American Way: The Long Run Impact of the 1918 Pandemic In Sao Paulo, Brazil
9:55 am
Santiago Pérez, University of California, Davis and NBER

Southern (American) Hospitality: Italians in Argentina and the US during the Age of Mass Migration
10:45 am
11:00 am
Martin Fiszbein, Boston University and NBER
Federico Droller, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Staple Products, Linkages, and Development: Evidence from Argentina
11:50 am
Adjourn and Lunch