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Association for Social Economics program at the 2016 ASSA meetings

Registration for ASSA opens at this link on Wednesday, September 16th, at 11 AM CST (12 noon EST). Be sure to register early to get a room in the Marriott Marquis (the hotel in which all ASE sessions and events will be held).



Allied Social Science Association Annual Meeting

San Francisco, CA, January 3-5, 2016


Saturday, January 2, 2016, 6:30 pm, Marriott Marquis, Yerba Buena Salon 8:

Plenary Session and Reception: What We Learned from the Global Financial Crisis

Jan Kregel

(Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA; Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia; and University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA):
The Global Financial Crisis: What Have We Learned?

Giuseppe Fontana, Presiding
Univ. of Leeds, UK and Univ. of Sannio, Italy

Reception Immediately Following (Free Event)


Sunday, January 3, 8:00 am, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Job Guarantee: Issues in Social and Ecological Justice (J68, Q57)

Presiding: Michael Murray, Bemidji State University, mmurray@bemidjistate.edu

Public Works Program as a Strong Means for Land and Water Conservation in Iran
Zahra Karimi, University of Mazandaran, zakarimi@umz.ac.ir

Bioregional JG: The Creation of a New Social Ethos
Josefina Y. Li, University of Minnesota Duluth, jyli@umd.edu

Complementary Currencies, Communities, Cooperation: The Local Job Guarantee for Sustainable Prosperity
Mathew Forstater, University of Missouri-Kansas City, forstaterm@umkc.edu

Getting Serious about the Limits to Growth: ELR and Economic Restructuring under Decroissance
Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, hvan_den_berg1@unl.edu

Redefining Efficiency in Agriculture: Theoretical Contributions from Ecological Economics and Agroecology
Michael Wironen, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Univ. of Vermont, mwironen@uvm.edu
Sarah Coleman, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, scoleman@uvm.edu
Joshua Farley, Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, University of Vermont, jfarley@uvm.edu
Anna Kusmer, McGill University, anna.kusmer@mail.mcgill.ca
Caitlin Morgan, Food Systems Graduate Program, University of Vermont Caitlin.b.morgan@uvm.edu


Sunday, January 3, 10:15 am, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Great Thinkers on Ethics, Economics, and Financial Markets (A13, D63)

Presiding: Jonathan Wight, University of Richmond, jwight@richmond.edu

Aristotle on the Human Consequences of Financial Abstraction
Andrew M. Yuengert, Pepperdine University, andrew.yuengert@pepperdine.edu

Kant on Modern Finance: Are We Treating People Simply as Means?
Mark D. White, College of Staten Island/CUNY, profmdwhite@hotmail.com

Faction and the Warping of Moral Imagination: When Trade becomes a Zero Sum
Sandra J. Peart, University of Richmond, speart@richmond.edu 
David M. Levy, George Mason University, davidmlevy@gmail.com 

Financialisation and Economic Democracy
Andrew Cumbers, University of Glasgow, Andrew.Cumbers@glasgow.ac.uk 
Robert McMaster, University of Glasgow, robert.mcmaster@glasgow.ac.uk 

Comparing Adam Smith to J.M. Keynes on Financial Markets
Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond, jwight@richmond.edu


Sunday, January 3, 2:30 pm, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Financialisation and Inequality (E44, D63)

Presiding: Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge, pa267@cam.ac.uk

Direct Evidence on the Financial Sources of Rising and Falling Inequality
James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin, galbraith@mail.utexas.edu

Financial Deepening and Economic Inequality
Salvatore Morelli, Center for Studies in Economics and Finance (CSEF), University of Naples, salvatore.morelli@gmail.com

Rising Inequality, Household Finance, and Prospects for the US Economy
Barry Z. Cynamon, Federal Reserve Bank of Saint Louis, barry.cynamon@gmail.com 
Steven M. Fazzari, Washington University, St. Louis, fazz@wustl.edu

The Financial Sector, Economic Growth and the Inequality of Income Nexus: A Critical Assessment
John S.L. McCombie, University of Cambridge jslm2@cam.ac.uk 
Marta Spreafico, Catholic University of Milan, Marta.Spreafico@unicatt.it

Inequality and Indebtedness: Domestic and International Considerations
Michael Kumhof, Bank of England, Michael.Kumhof@bankofengland.co.uk 
Claire Lebarz, Paris School of Economics, claire.lebarz@gmail.com 
Romain Ranciere, Paris School of Economics and International Monetary Fund, romainranciere@gmail.com 
Alexander W. Richter, Auburn University, arichter@auburn.edu 
Nathaniel A. Throckmorton, Indiana University, nathrock@indiana.edu 


Sunday, January 3, 4:45 pm, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B (tbc)               

ASE General Membership Meeting


Monday, January 4, 7:45 am - 10:00 am, Marriott Marquis, Foothill G

Presidential Breakfast (Fee Event)
Presidential Address by Ellen Mutari:
Social Practices and Economic Life

Giuseppe Fontana, Presiding
Univ. of Leeds, UK and Univ. of Sannio, Italy


Monday, January 4, 10:15 am, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Association for Social Economics (ASE) – Association for Evolutionary Economics (AFEE)
Financialisation and Institutional Changes (B52, G34)

Presiding:Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College, twarnecke@rollins.edu

Shareholder Value Orientation, the Acquisition of Financial Assets, and Corporate Cash Holdings among US Corporations, 1971-2013
Leila Davis, Middlebury College, ldavis@middlebury.edu

Financial Liberalization as a Process of Flawed Institutional Change: Institutional Cognitive Dissonance and Systemic
Faruk ÜLGEN, University Grenoble Alpes, Ulgen.Faruk@upmf-grenoble.fr

Governance Structures, Cultural Distance, and Socialization Dynamics: Further Challenges for the Modern Corporation
Christian Cordes, University of Bremen, c.cordes@uni-bremen.de
Sarianna M. Lundan , University of Bremen, s.lundan@uni-bremen.de 
Stephan Mueller, University of Goettingen, stephan.mueller@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de 
Georg Schwesinger, University of Bremen, schwesinger@uni-bremen.de 

Unpacking and Reorienting the Ethical Subcultures of Megabanks and Their Regulators
Edward J. Kane, Boston College, edward.kane@bc.edu

Are Social Banks Really Different? Evidence from Europe
Simon Cornée, University de Rennes 1, simon.cornee@univ-rennes1.fr 
Panu Kalmi, University of Vaasa, panu.kalmi@uva.fi 
Ariane Szafarz, Université Libre de Bruxelles, aszafarz@ulb.ac.be 


Monday, January 4, 12:30 am, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Institutions, Markets, and Ethics (G01, D63)

Presiding:Malcolm Sawyer, University of Leeds, M.C.Sawyer@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

The Nature of Institutions: A Computational Perspective
Wolfram Elsner, University of Bremen, welsner@uni-bremen.de 
Claudius Gräbner, University of Bremen, graebnerc@uni-bremen.de

Restoring the Ethical Basis of the Opportunity Society in the Post-Subprime Era: Community Provisioning, the Logic of Reinvestment, and the Circular Economy
Gary Dymski, University of Leeds, G.Dymski@leeds.ac.uk 
(with Melody Chiong, Jesus Hernandez, and Lisa Mohanty)

The Size and Effects of Underwater and Barely-Above-Water Mortgages
Robert H Scott III, Monmouth University, rscott@monmouth.edu 
Steven Pressman, Monmouth University, pressman@monmouth.edu

The Case for “Economy Harm Profile” Analysis
George DeMartino, University of Denver, george.demartino@du.edu 


Monday, January 4, 2:30 pm, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Financialisation, Policy and Spatial Inequalities (E44, N20)

Presiding:Ilene Grabel, University of Denver, Ilene.Grabel@du.edu

De-Financialising the Financial System
Malcolm Sawyer, University of Leeds, M.C.Sawyer@lubs.leeds.ac.uk

Varieties of Capitalism, Increasing Income Inequality, and the Sustainability of Long Run Growth
Mark Setterfield, New school for Social Research, mark.setterfield@newschool.edu 
Yun Kim, University of Massachusetts, Yun.Kim@umb.edu

Monetary Policy in a Financialised World: Evidence from European Regions
Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge, and University of the Basque Country, pa267@cam.ac.uk
Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds, and University of Sannio, G.Fontana@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Peter Phelps, University of Leeds, P.Phelps@leeds.ac.uk

Uncovering Ethical Earnings in the Financialisation Era: A Comparative Study between the UK and US Labour Force
Aurelie Charles, University of Bath, A.Charles@bath.ac.uk
Sunčica Vujić, University of Antwerp, suncica.vujic@uantwerpen.be

Financialization, Fiscal Policies and Differential Interest Rates in Core and Periphery Countries of Eurozone: A Monetary Theory of Production Approach
Andrea Pacella, University of Catania, apacella@lex.unict.it 
Riccardo Realfonzo, University of Sannio, realfonzo@unisannio.it 


Tuesday, January 5, 10:15 am, Marriott Marquis, Pacific B
Association for Social Economics (ASE) – International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE)
Financialisation and Gender (J16, G01)

Presiding:Alicia Girón, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), alicia@unam.mx

Even-after’ Access? Gender Matters in Financialisation in Ghana and South Africa
Shoba Arun, Manchester Metropolitan University, s.arun@mmu.ac.uk 
Samuel Annim, University of Cape Coast, and University of Central Lancashire, skannim@gmail.com 
Thankom Arun, University of Central Lancashire, and University of Stellenbosch, tgarun@uclan.ac.uk 

Seven Ways to Knit Your Portfolio: Is Investor Communication Neutral?
Henriëtte Prast, Tilburg University, H.m.prast@uvt.nl 
(with Cecilia Boggio, Elsa Fornero and Jose Sanders)  

Child Marriage as a Financial and Economic Transaction
Quentin Wodon, World Bank, qwodon@worldbank.org

Family Labor Supply and the Timing of Cash Transfers: Evidence from the Earned Income Tax Credit
Tzu-Ting Yang, University of British Columbia, nestofdata@gmail.com

Women as Social Economic Innovators after the Crisis
Zohreh Emami, Alverno College, Emami@alverno.edu 

Economics of the Unschooled Child Worker: Parental Motivation and Human Development Consequences for the Girl Child
Sanjukta Chaudhuri, University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, chaudhs@uwec.edu


Call for papers: Association for Social Economics sessions at 2016 ASSA meetings



Allied Social Science Associations Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA, January 3-5 (Sunday to Tuesday), 2016

THEME: Financialisation, Ethics, and Sustainable Development


The events in 2007-2008 have brought financialisation, that is "the increasing importance of financial markets, financial motives, financial institutions, and financial elites in the operation of the economy and its governing institutions" (Epstein 2001) to the attention of millions of people. Today some key questions are still unanswered. Will the actors, institutions, and policies of financial markets that led to the financial crisis and the related Global Crisis be tamed once and for all? Or have we entered a new age of capitalism, where financial motives and financial actors define not only the regime of accumulation and the ascendency of 'shareholder value' as a mode of business governance, but dominate everyday life, from housing and pensions to the culture of individualism and market competition? Furthermore, what is the proper function of financial goals and financial institutions in the achievement of sustainable development? What role do ethics play in shaping these goals and institutions?

For the ASE sessions at the 2016 ASSA meetings, we welcome proposals for papers on all aspects of social economics, especially those dealing with the nature and consequences of financialisation on our society and the natural environment. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

* Financialisation and inequalities: Has financialisation affected the gender, race and occupational stratification of our societies? How do group inequalities and personal and social identities influence sustainable development?

* The financialisation of the environment: What is the relation between finance and the depletion of the natural environment? Is that relationship sustainable in the long run?

* Lehman Brothers versus Lehman Sisters: What have we learned from the 2007-2008 financial crisis and related Global Crisis?

* Financialisation and corporate governance: Has anything changed in the last few decades? Can theories and practices of Corporate Social Responsibility address social, environmental and economic sustainability?

* Finance, development and global governance: How has financialisation affected developing countries and the international monetary system?

* From financialisation to de-financialisation: Could the financial sector be restructured to enhance social, environmental, and economic development? Would this require a paradigm change in economics and policymaking?

To submit a paper or a session, please go to the proposal submission area of the ASE website (under Conferences > ASSA > Proposal submissions): https://socialeconomics.org/?page=conferences&side=assa&sub=proposal_submission 

Proposals should include a 250-word abstract, all authors' names and institutional affiliations, and contact information for the corresponding author including email address. Proposals for complete sessions are also welcome. Submission deadline is 1st May 2015.

Individuals whose papers are accepted for presentation must either be or become members of the Association for Social Economics by July 1, 2015, in order for the paper to be included in the program. Membership information can be found at www.socialeconomics.org.

All papers presented at the ASSA meetings are eligible for the Warren Samuels Prize, awarded to the best paper that advances the goals of social economics and has widespread appeal. Papers can also be considered for a special issue of the Forum for Social Economics. Details of these opportunities will be sent to authors of accepted papers.


Association for Social Economics program at the 2015 ASSA meetings

Association for Social Economics
Allied Social Science Assocations (ASSA) Meetings
January 2-5, 2015, Boston, MA

All ASE sessions will be held in the Boston Marriott Copley.



Opening Plenary Session and Reception

Friday, January 2, 6:30-9:00 PM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom--Salon E

 Guy Standing

University of London

A Precariat Charter: Building a New Distribution System

Panel Moderator: Ellen Mutari (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)


Saturday, January 3, 8:00 AM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Ethical Challenges Facing the Academic Economist: Theoretical Work and Pedagogy

Chair: Deirdre N. McCloskey (University of Illinois-Chicago)

"Economists’ Odd Stand on the Positive-Normative Distinction: A Behavioral Economics View," John B. Davis  (Marquette University)

"Ethics and Learning in Undergraduate Economics Education," Robert Garnett (Texas Christian University)

"Poisoning the Well, or How Economic Theory Damages Moral Imagination," Julie Nelson (University of Massachusetts-Boston)

"Alternative Ethical Perspectives on the Financial Crisis: Lessons for Economists," Irene van Staveren (Erasmus University Rotterdam) 


Saturday, January 3, 10:15 AM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Motivations and Ethics in Global Markets

Chair: Mark D. White (College of Staten Island/CUNY)

"The Micro-Foundations of a Modest Proposal to Eat the Unemployed," Kevin W. Capehart (American University of Paris)

"Achieving Fair Trade through a Social Tariff Regime: A Policy Thought Experiment," Kate Watkins (Cornell University) and George DeMartino  (University of Denver)

"Women and Social Entrepreneurship in India and China," Tonia Warnecke (Rollins College)

"Understanding the Financial Incentives for Microfinance Lending," Josie Chen (Brown University) and Louis Putterman (Brown University)

"Integrating Human Capital with Human Development: Toward a Broader and More Human Conception of Human Capital," John Tomer (Manhattan College)


Saturday, January 3, 4:45-6:30 PM

ASE General Membership Meeting

Presiding: Mark D. White  (College of Staten Island/CUNY)

Sunday, January 4, 7:45 AM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon D

ASE Presidential Breakfast

Presiding: Ellen Mutari (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

"Judgment: Balancing Principle and Policy," Mark D. White (College of Staten Island/CUNY)


Sunday, January 4, 10:15 AM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Polanyi Revisited

Chair: Zohreh Emami (Alverno College)

"Understanding the Gendered Insecurities of South Asian Workers: Polanyi and Beyond," Karin Astrid Siegmann (International Institute of Social Studies)

"Decommodification of Financial Regulation: Some Unpleasant Lessons from the 2007 Crisis," Faruk Ulgen (University of Grenoble)

"Financialization and Society’s Protective Response: Reconsidering Polanyi’s Thesis," John P. Watkins (Westminster College)

"Theorizing 'Double Movement' in the Age of Global Industrial Complex and Transnational Capital," Sudeep Regmi (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

"Social Origins of Profit: A Sociological Perspective on the Limits of Distributional Economics," Sascha Muennich (University of Göttingen)


Sunday, January 4, 12:30 PM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Policy Priorities in Response to Labor Flexibilization (Panel Discussion)

Panel Moderator: Deborah Figart (Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

Teresa Ghilarducci (New School)
Eileen Appelbaum (Center for Economic and Policy Research)
Heather Boushey (Washington Center for Equitable Growth)
Barbara Wiens-Tuers (Pennsylvania State University-Altoona)


Sunday, January 4, 2:30 PM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Commodity Creation as a Historical Process

Chair: Wayne Edwards (University of Nebraska-Kearney)

"Pricing the Eyes of Passersby: The Commodification of Audience Attention in United States Public Spaces, 1890-1920," Zoe Sherman (Merrimack College)

"Indian Agricultural Policy, Commodification, and Provisioning," Tara Natarajan (Saint Michael's College) and Wayne Edwards (University of Nebraska-Kearney)

"Commodification, Gender Norms, and the Indian Marriage Market," Abhilasha Srivastava (American University)

"Commodification of Higher Education in Developing Countries: Evidence from the Egyptian Economy," Eman Selim (Tanta University)

"Delineating the Process of Fictive Commodification in Advanced Capitalism," Anthony Bonen (New School)


Monday, January 5, 8:00 AM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Policy Options in an Age of Uncertainty

Chair: Rajani Kanth (Harvard University)

"A New Theory of Unemployment," Ravi Batra (Southern Methodist University)

"Policy Implications of Complexity: Toward a Systemic, Process-Based Frame-Setting, Long-Run, and Interactive Policy for a Complex Economy," Wolfram Elsner (University of Bremen)

"Global Economic Crisis: Implications for Emerging Markets," R. Vaidyanathan (Indian Institute of Management)

"From Free to Civilized Markets: First Steps Towards Eutopia," Jakob Kapeller (Johannes Kepler University-Linz), Bernhard Schutz (Johannes Kepler University-Linz), and Dennis Tamesberger (Austrian Chamber of Labor)

"Rethinking Fundamentals: A Summing Up," Rajani Kanth (Harvard University) 


Monday, January 5, 10:15 AM, Boston Marriott Copley, Grand Ballroom—Salon A

Ethics, Global Finance and the Great Recession

Chair: Steven Pressman  (Monmouth University)

"Social Stratification in the United States: Causes and Consequences of the Global Crisis," Philip Arestis (University of Cambridge), Aurelie Charles (University of Bath), and Giuseppe Fontana (University of Leeds)

"Distributional Costs of the Housing-Price Bust," Cynthia Bansak (St. Lawrence University) and Martha Starr (American University)

"Harming Irreparably: Economists, Trade Liberalization, and the Matter of 'Econogenic Harm,'" George DeMartino (University of Denver)

"Post-Crisis Experiments in Development Finance Architecture: A Hirschmanian Perspective," Ilene Grabel (University of Denver)

"Contemporary Capitalism as a New Monetary Economy of Production: The Logic of Conventions, M&A, and LBOs," Stefano Lucarelli (Università di Bergamo), Andrea Fumagalli (University of Pavia), and Alessandro Caiani (Universitá Politecnica delle Marche)


Association for Social Economics program at the 2014 ASSA meetings

Association for Social Economics
Allied Social Science Assocations (ASSA) Meetings
January 2-5, 2014, Philadelphia, PA

All ASE sessions will be held in the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.


Opening Plenary Session and Reception

Thursday, January 2, 6:30-9:00 PM, Regency Ballroom A&B, Loews Philadelphia

 Martha Nussbaum

Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics, Law School and the Philosophy Department, University of Chicago

“Capabilities and Social Justice: Why Economics Needs Philosophy”


Friday, January 3, 8:00 AM

Social Entrepreneurship: Maximizing Impact and Innovation

Organizer and chair: Tonia Warnecke (Rollins College) 

“Social Enterprises as Networks of Innovators in the Social Economy,” Zohreh Emami (Alverno College)

“Social Enterprises and the Analysis of Space to Alleviate Financial Constraints,” Benjamin Wilson (University of Missouri-Kansas City)

“Workers' Cooperatives: New Strategies for Finance,” Daniel Fireside (Equal Exchange) and Christopher Gunn (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

“Social Entrepreneurship, Alternative Currencies, and Post-Transactional Civil Society: The Case of the Sunshine Bank,” Matthias Klaes (University of Dundee)

“Social Entrepreneurship for Students: The Rollins Microfinance Fund,” Tonia Warnecke (Rollins College)


Friday, January 3, 10:15 AM

Gender, Law, and Social Economics

Chair: Ellen Mutari (The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey)

“The Legality of Involuntary Motherhood: A Social Economics Approach to Contraception and Power,” Janet Spitz (The College of Saint Rose)

“Married Women's Property Rights and Social Economics: A Historical Perspective,” Daniel MacDonald (California State University, San Bernardino)

“Gendered Poverty in Subsistence Households in Mozambique,” Diksha Arora (University of Utah)

“Female Genital Cutting, Social Norms, and Islamic Law,” Quentin Wodon (The World Bank)


Friday, January 3, 2:30 PM

Overcoming Causes of Income Inequality and Fostering Economic and Social Stability

(Co-sponsored by the Association for Evolutionary Economics and the American Economic Association)

Organizer: Lynne Chester (University of Sydney)

Chair: Nancy Folbre (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

“Death by a Thousand Cuts: Financial Innovation and Income Inequality,” William Redmond (Indiana State University)

“Rising Income Inequality and Family Functioning: Macroeconomic Effects of Changes in Family Structure and Relationship to Employment,” Heather Boushey (Center for American Progress)

“The Impact of Paid Parental Leave on Income Inequality in the United States,” Steve Pressman (Monmouth University) and Robert Scott (Monmouth University)

“Finding a Positive Vision for State Capitalism,” Anna Klimina (University of Saskatchewan)

Discussants: Deborah Figart (Richard Stockton College) and David Zalewski (Providence College)


Saturday, January 4, 10:15 AM

The Ethics and Economics of Corporation Governance, Finance, and the Great Recession

Chair: Wilfred Dolfsma (University of Groningen School of Economics and Business)

“The U.S. Treasury's Rhetoric of the AIG Bailout: A Misguided Justification,” Rojhat Avsar (Columbia College Chicago)

“The ‘Paradigm Blindness’ of Economics: Ethical Challenges to Economic Thought from the Financial Crisis,” Robert McMaster (University of Glasgow) and Denis Fischbacher-Smith (University of Glasgow)

“Are Near-Retirees Getting Hit from All Sides? Understanding the Link Between Job Insecurity and Older Households' Wealth Risk Exposure,” Sara Bernardo (University of Massachusetts Boston) and Christian E. Weller (University of Massachusetts Boston)

“The Perpetuation of Class Divides from the Bottom Up: Trust, Groupthink and the Emerging Evidence from Corporate Boards,” René Reich-Graefe (Western New England University School of Law)


Saturday, January 4, 2:30 PM

Law and Social Economics: Foundations

Chair: Mark D. White (College of Staten Island/CUNY)

“Should Individual Maximizers Seek to Maximize Social Utility as Well?” Claire Finkelstein (University of Pennsylvania Law School)

“A Relational View of Law and Economics,” Daniel Finn (St John's University)

“The Role of Economic Rights and the Law in Social Economics: A Natural Law Perspective,” Stefano Solari (Università di Padova)

“Bringing Justice under the Law to All Persons in Economics,” Kevin McCarron (Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Robert E. Prasch (Middlebury College)


Sunday, January 5, 8:00 AM

The Environment, Law, and Social Economics

Chair: Jonathan B. Wight (University of Richmond)

“Do Constitutions Matter? The Effects of Constitutional Environmental Human Rights Provisions on Environmental Outcomes,” Christopher Jeffords (Indiana University of Pennsylvania) and Lanse Minkler (University of Connecticut)

“Environmental Ethics, Economics, and Property Law,” Steven McMullen (Calvin College) and Daniel Molling (Kansans City Federal Reserve Bank)

“How Social Norms Can Guide the Law Pertaining to Accounting in Order to Accomplish Climate Change Remediation,” F. Gregory Hayden (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)

“Marketing Sustainability: Firm Values and Product Differentiation,” Jill J. McCluskey (Washington State University)


Sunday, January 5, 10:15 AM

Law and Social Economics: Applications

Chair: Andrew Yuengert (Pepperdine University)

“The Impact of Laws on the Egyptian Economic Performance, 1960-2010,” Eman Selim (Tanta University)

“Divergent Outcomes of Land Rights Claims of Indigenous Peoples in the United States,” Wayne Edwards (Middlebury College)

“The Language of Social Constraints,” David George (La Salle University)

“Institutionalist Method and Forensic Proof,” Robert M. LaJeunesse (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)



Association for Social Economics program at the 2013 ASSA meetings

Association for Social Economics
ASE/ASSA Meetings
January 3-6, 2013
San Diego, CA

Opening Plenary Session and Reception
      Thursday, January 3, 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Marquis and Marina, San Diego Ballroom B

Center for Neuroeconomics Studies, Claremont Graduate University

The Neuroeocnomics of Trust:  The Moral Molecule

Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond, Presiding

Reception Immediately Following

Friday, January 4           8:00  a.m.                 Marriott Marquis and Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 1

Session Title:  Dignity, Status, and Social Exchange
Presiding: Mark D. White, College of Staten Island / City University of New York

A Model of Status, Norms of Universal Dignity, and Social Exchange
Gerardo Largoza, De La Salle University

Tess of the d’Urbervilles, Ahab and Brand: Virtue, Authenticity, Rationality, and the Disfigurement of Character
Elias L. Khalil, Monash University

Steps Toward a Field of Law-and-Social-Economics
Mark D. White, College of Staten Island / City University of New York

Beneficence and Commerce: Adam Smith’s Unfinished Project
Robert Garnett, Texas Christian University

"The Woman Question": A History of Economic Thought Perspective
Laura Cardwell (University of Missouri - Kansas City)

Friday, January 4             10:15 a.m.               Marriott Marquis and Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 1

Session Title:  Gender and Race Stratification: Effects of the 'Great Moderation' and the 'Great Recession'
Session Co-Sponsored with IAFEE

Presiding:  Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College

Financialization, the Great Recession and the Stratification of the US Labor Market
Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge, Aurelie Charles, University of Bath, and Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds

Gender, Race/Ethnicity and the 2007-09 Great Recession: Another Look Within the Household
Manuel Buitrago, American University and Martha A. Starr, American University

From Prison and Housing Construction to Wealth Evisceration to City Destruction: The Cumulative Cycle of Structural Race/Gender Divides in California’s Central Valley
Gary Dymski, University of Leeds and Jesus Hernandez, University of California – Davis

Discussants:  Cecilia Conrad, Pomona College
                       Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College
                      Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

Friday, January 4             2:30 p.m.             Marriott Marquis and Marina, San Diego Ballroom C
Joint Session with the Society of Government Economists

Panel Session:  Ethics and Professional Economic Practice – Next Steps?
Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond

George F. DeMartino, Universitiy of Denver
David Colander, Middlebury College
David M. Levy, George Mason University
Sandra J. Peart, University of Richmond
Steven Payson, AIRLEAP



Friday, January 4 beginning at 4:45 p.m.
Marriott Marquis and Marina - Rancho Santa Fe 1

Martha Starr, Presiding


Saturday, January 5 beginning at 7:45 a.m.
Marriott Marquis and Marina, Santa Rosa

Jonathan B. Wight , Presiding
Universitiy of Richmond

Martha A. Starr
American University

The Social Responsibility of Business Through a
Social Economics Lens


Saturday, January 5            10:15 a.m.          Marriott Marquis and Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 1

Session Title:   Health, Social Exchanges, and Economic Life
Presiding:   Robert McMaster, University of Glasgow

Kenneth Boulding: The First Social Health Economist?
Robert McMaster, University of Glasgow

Spatial Identification of Stigma Behavior through Social Networks: The Case of Selling Blood
Xi Chen, Yale University

Biform Matching Games: The Firm and Exchange
Roger McCain, Drexel University

Making a Living in 21st Century America: Social Networks and New Opportunities
Daphne Greenwood, University of Colorado- Colorado Springs

Student Academic Dishonesty: Capitalism and Crime in the Classroom
Peter Schuhmann, University of North Carolina - Wilmington

Saturday, January 5           2:30 p.m.          Marriott Marquis and Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 1

Session Title:  Plural Perspectives on Labor Markets: Behavioral, Feminist, Institutional, and Empirical 
Presiding: Bruce Kaufman, Georgia State University

Insights of Behavioral and Experimental Economics on How Labor Markets Work
Morris Altman, Victoria University of Wellington

Modeling Labor Markets: A Feminist Economics Perspective
Deb Figart and Ellen Mutari, Stockton College, Marilyn Power, Sarah Lawrence College

Modeling Labor Markets: Conclusions from 30+ Years of Research and Investigation
Richard Freeman, Harvard & NBER

Discussants:    Morris Kleiner, University of Minnesota
                         Paula Voos, Rutgers University

Sunday, January 6               8:00 a.m.          Marriott Marquis and Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 1

Session Title: Identity, Development, and Social Economics
Presiding: John Davis, Marquette University

Costly Posturing: Relative Status, Ceremonies and Early Child Development
Xi Chen, Yale University and Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute

Identity and Communication Ethos: The Zapatista Autonomous Communities in Chiapas
Pablo Hernandez, Hollins University

The Impacts of Community Participation on Rural Development: Evidence from the Poverty Reduction Fund Project in Laos
Hatthachan Phimphanthavong, University of Trento

Eco-political Construction of Identities as a Means to “Sustainable” Agrarian Reform: The Case of Ciriaco Women’s Coconut Breakers in Brazil
Olympio Barbanti, Jr., Independent Consultant and Ramon Fernandez, Federal University of ABC

Discussants: John Davis, Marquette University
                       Natalia Bracarense, SUNY-Postdam
                      Jonathan B. Wight, University of Richmond


Sunday, January 6             10:15 a.m.               Marriott Marquis and Marina, Rancho Santa Fe 1

Session Title:  Social Networks, Human Capital and Social Exchange
Ellen Mutari, Richard Stockton College

Peer Effects in Adolescents' Delinquent Behaviors: Evidence from a Binary Choice Network Model
Xu Lin, Wayne State University

Is Child Marriage a Reason for High Marital Violence in Bangladesh?
Shahnaz Abdullah, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

English Proficiency and Earnings of Foreign-Born Immigrants in the U.S. from 1980-2000 and the Role of Minority-Language Enclaves
Ying Zhen, Wesleyan College

Sustainability as a Barrier to Diversity in Academia: Views from Indonesia, Australia and the United States
Janet Spitz, The College of St. Rose and Andre A. Pekerti, The University of Queensland

Integrated vs. Mixed Neighborhoods: Exploiting the Social Nature of Exchange to Unveil the Deep Processes of Residential Segmentation
Gwilym Pryce, University of Glasgow, Kevin Brown, Anderson University, and Nema Dean, University of Glasgow

Discussants:   Zohreh Emami, Alverno College                 
                       Wilfred A. Dolfsma, University of Groningen
                       Christopher Gunn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges


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 


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