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2012 Annual Conference - Special Sessions

  • Published Date: 24 January 2012

The Economic Journal is sponsoring the following two Special Sessions at the upcoming 2012 Annual RES Conference at Cambridge.

The Impacts of Diversity on Communities and Public Good

26 March, 18.00 – 19.30
Organiser: Abigail Payne (McMasters)
Chair: Kimberly Scharf (University of Warwick)

  • Ethnic Diversity and Preferences for Redistribution -  Matz Dahlberg (Uppsala University), Karen Edmark (IFN, Research Institute of Industrial Economics); Helene Lundqvist (Uppsala University). Discussant: Andrew Zeitlin (University of Oxford)
  • Collective Action in Diverse Sierra Leone Communities - Rachel Glennerster (MIT); Edward Miguel (University of California, Berkeley); Alexander Rothenberg (University of California, Berkeley). Discussant: Abigail Barr (University of Oxford)
  • Diversity and Charitable Donations - James Andreoni (University of California, San Diego); A. Abigail Payne (McMaster University); Justin Smith (Wilfrid Laurier University). Discussant: Sarah Smith (Bristol University)

Economics of Illegal Markets Time

27 March, 17.30 – 19.00
Organiser: Imran Rasul (UCL)
Chair: Stephen Machin (UCL)

  • Introduction on the economics of crime, Stephen Machin
  • Crime and the Depenalization of Cannabis Possession: Evidence from a Policing Experiment - Jerome Adda, Brendon McConnell and Imran Rasul
  • The Use of Violence in Illegal Markets: Evidence from Mahogany Trade in the Brazilian Amazon - Ariaster Chimeli and Rodrigo Soares

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