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Assocation for Social Economics program for the 2012 ASSA meetings

Here is the program for the Association for Social Economics at the 2012 Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) meetings in Chicago on January 5-8:

Opening Plenary Session and Reception 
Thursday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
Swissotel, Grand Ballroom

Yale University

Finance and the Good Society

Martha Starr, American University, Presiding

Reception Immediately Following 


Friday, January 6                       8:00  a.m.                 Swissotel, St. Gallen 3 

Session Title: The Social Responsibility of Business:  Only Profits, or Also Other Things? 
Presiding: Jane Clary, College of Charleston

Social Responsibility and Kantian Ethics-and-Economics
Mark D. White, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Social Responsibility and Economic Complicity:  Who is Culpable for Harmful Market Outcomes?
Albino Barrera, Providence College

Utilizing Rawls' Theory of Justice and Law of the Peoples to Oppose Friedman's Doctrine of the Social Responsibility of the Firm
Hamid Hosseini, Kings College

Planning Horizons, Conscience and the Ethics of Externalities:  Organizational Theory and the Emergence of Social Responsibility
Frederic B. Jennings, Jr., Center for Ecological Economic and Ethical Education

How People Work Together:  Precis of a New Introduction to Economics, with Implications for the Social Responsibility of Business
Roger A. McCain, Drexel University

Discussants:  John Davis, Marquette University and University of Amsterdam
                       Andrew Yuengert, Pepperdine University
                       Jonathan Wight, University of Richmond
                       Jack Reardon, Hamline University
                       Wolfram Elsner, University of Greman

Friday, January 6                         10:15 a.m.               Swissotel, St. Gallen 3 

Session Title:  "Preferences" and the Social Responsibility of Production and Consumption
Presiding:  Martha Starr, American University

Consumer Choices of Organic and "Green" Products:  Evidence from the Canadian Households and Environment Survey
Oliver Masakure, Wilfred Laurier University

"True Naturals" and Health Seekers:  Identifying Types of Environmentalists and Their Policy Preferences
Julio Videras, Ann L. Owen, and Stephen Wu, Hamilton College

Is Corporate Social Responsibiity Associated with Lower Wages?
Karine Nyborg, University of Oslo, and Tao Zhang, Ragnar Frisch Center for Economic Research

Can Ethical Consumption Mitigate Unethical Production?  Policy Preferences and the Role of inforamation
Christopher Jeffords, University of Connecticut

Discussants: Jason Lusk, Oklahoma State University
                      Jill McCluskey, Washington State University
                      Martha Starr, American University"          
                      Michael Carr, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Friday, January 6                         2:30 p.m.             Swissotel, St. Gallen 3
Joint Session with the Association for Evolutionary Economics

Session Title:  Revisiting the Chicago School after the Financial Crisis (Panel Discussion)
Panel Moderator:  Mark D. White, College of Staten Island-CUNY

Varieties of Chicago Price Theory
Steven G. Medema, University of Colorado-Denver

The Chicago School 1944-46 and After

Marianne A. Ferber, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign

Did the Chicago School Emerge from the Crisis Relatively Unscathed?
Philip Mirowski, University of Notre Dame

How Efficient-Financial Market Theory Created Too-Big-to-Fail Mega-Banks and Created a Two-Track Credit System

Gary A. Dymski, University of California-Riverside

Law and Financial Markets and Institutions
William K. Black, University of Missouri-Kansas City

The Benefits of Capitalism and Freedom Will Survive the Financial Crisis and this Seminar
Robert D. Auerbach, University of Texas-Austin


Friday, January 6 - 4:45 p.m.

Zohreh Emami , Presiding


Saturday, January 7 - 7:45 a.m.

Swissotel, Grand Ballroom Salon I
Martha Starr , Presiding
American University 


Zohreh Emami 
Alverno College

Social Economics and Evolutionary Learning

Saturday, January 7                        10:15 a.m.          Swissotel, St. Gallen 3
Session Title:   The Economics of Corporate Social Responsibility I:  Communities, Countries and Cultures
Presiding:   Wilfred Dolfsma, University of Groningen

Corporate Social Responsibility and National Competitive Advantage
Ioanna Boulouta, University of Cambridge and Christos N. Pitelis, University of Cambridge

A Stakeholder Framework Represents Corporate Social Performance as Social and Ethical Responsibilities:  The Case of BP and Shell
Helen Guan, London Metropolitan University and Carolyn Wang, Illinois Institute of Technology

Welfare Implications of Preference Externalities:  Implications for Estimating Wal-Mart's Effects
Rebecca Cleary, University of Wisconsin

Corruption and Social Responsibility
Janet Spitz, College of St. Rose

Discussants:  Wilfred A. Dolfsma, University of Groningen
                       Darline Augustine, Baruch College, CUNY
                       Emek Basker, University of Missouri
                       Phillip A. O'Hara, Curtin Univerity

Saturday, January   7                   2:30 p.m.          Swissotel, St. Gallen 3

Session Title: The Economics of Corporate Social Responsibility II:  Critical Views
Presiding: Bruce Pietrykowski, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Corporate Social Responsibility:  A Smokescreen?
Christine Farias, Baruch College, CUNY, and Gerard Farias, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Social Responsibility:  Philanthropy or Civic Obligation?
Marvin T. Brown, University of San Francisco

Heterodox Critiques of So-Called "Corporate Social Responsibility"
Tae-Hee Jo, State University of New York-Buffalo

Morality and the Market:  Contributions and Critique of the Western Economic Model
Ann Davis, Marist College

Discussants:   William Redmond, Indiana State University
                        David George, LaSalle University
                        Christopher Gunn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
                        Amitava Dutt, University of Notre Dame

Sunday, January 8                       8:00 a.m.          Swissotel, St. Gallen 3

Session Title: The Ethics of Economic Policies and Institutions:  Environment, Health, Wages, Finance, and Cooperatives
Presiding: George DeMartino, University of Denver

Entrepreneurship, Homoeconomicus, and Homoecologicus: Interrogating the Disjuncture between Environmental Ethics and Entrepreneurship Discourses in the Sahel
Marieme Lo, University of Toronto

A Socially Responsible Health Economics?  On the Emotional Landscape of Health Economics
John Davis, University of Amsterdam and Marquette University, and Robert McMaster, University of Glasgow

L.T. Hobhouse, the New Liberalism, and the Ethics and Economics of a Living Wage
Robert E. Prasch, Middlebury College

The Social Costs of Business Enterprise Today
Paolo Ramazzotti, Unibversita di Macerata

Do Cooperatives Benefit the Poor?
Maria Rodrigo, University of Wisconsin

Discussants:  Frederic Jennings, Jr., Center for Ecological Economic and Ethical Education
                      Evelyn L. Forget, University of Manitoba
                      Jeanette Wicks-Lim, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
                      Sebastian Berger, Fairleigh Dickinson University
                      Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College

Sunday, January 8                       10:15 a.m.                  Swissotel, St. Gallen 3
Joint Session with the International Association for Feminist Economics

Session Title:  Women in the Economics Profession
Presiding: Robert Prasch, Middlebury College

Gender, Publishing and the Editorship of the American Economic Review in the Early Years
Ann Mari May, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Robert W. Dimand, Brock University

Return from Exile:  Gender, Academic Employment, and Statistical Analysis, 1950-70
Evelyn L. Forget, University of Manitoba

Gender and Changing Patterns of Collaboration in High-Profile Economic Research
Martha A. Starr, American University, and Ellen Meade, American University

Mainstreaming Gender in the Economics Profession
Diana L. Strassmann, Rice University

Discussants:  Deborah Figart, Richard Stockton College
                      Robert Prasch, Middlebury College


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