International Conference on Development in Honor of Professor Kwabena Gyimah-Brempong

March 18th-19th, 2016

Friday, March 18, 2016

Session 1: Foreign Aid and FDI

10:30 – 12:30 pm Room: ISA 3048

Chair: Belinda Archibong

The impact of the sectoral allocation of foreign aid on gender inequality
Lynda Pickbourn, Hampshire College
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A Synthesis of Market Size, Remittances and FDI Flows to Sub-Sahara Africa
William A. Amponsah, Georgia Southern University
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Session 2: Gender Issues in Developing Countries

10:30 – 12:30 pm Room: ISA 3051

Chair: Tewodaj Mogues

Reducing the Gender Gap in Education: Female Teachers as Role Models
Neepa Gaekwad Babulal, University of Kansas
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Female managers, attitudes toward women and the gender wage-gap: An empirical study of three Sub-Saharan countries
Gabriel Picone, University of South Florida
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Risk Factors of Intimate Partner Physical Violence among Married Women in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Ghana, Kenya, Malawi and Zimbabwe
Tatenda Zinyemba, AAAWE and Indiana University
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Session 3: Institutions and Government Policy

2:00 – 4:00 pm Room: ISA 3048

Chair: Christian Nsiah

An Estimated Model of Informality with Constrained Entrepreneurial Choice
Pierre Nguimkeu, Georgia State University
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Why and how do poor fiscal institutions emerge in developing countries?
Cristelle Kouame, Temple University
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Session 4: Energy, Health and Economic Growth in SSA

2:00 – 4:00 pm Room: ISA 3051

Chair: Tatenda Zinyemba

The Political Economy of Energy Challenges in Ghana
Stephen Aikins, University of South Florida
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Determinants and Prevention of Low Birth Weight in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Effects of Antimalarial Campaigns
Olga Petrova, University of South Florida
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Session 5: Investment and Foreign Currency Issues in Africa

4:15 – 6-15 pm Room: ISA 3048

Chair: Pierre Nguimkeu

Implications of monetary policy for credit and investment in sub-Saharan African countries
Leonce Ndikumana, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
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Investigating Purchasing Power Parity between African Countries, USA, Euro Area, South Africa, and Nigeria: A Panel Long-Run Analysis of the Impact of the Great Recession
Christian Nsiah, Baldwin Wallace University
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Session 6: Agricultural Extension and Service Delivery

4:15 – 6:15 pm Room: ISA 3051

Chair: William A. Amponsah

Decentralization Without Representation (or Mobility): Implications for Rural Public Service Delivery
Tewodaj Mogues, International Food Policy Research Institute
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Agricultural Extension and Nutrition: Evidence from Uganda
John Oryema, University of South Florida
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Saturday March 19, 2016

Session 7: Economic History: The effect of Slave Trade, Civil War and Pre-Colonial Institutions

11:15 – 1:15 pm Room: ISA 3048

Chair: Gabriel Picone

Civil War and Human Capital
Una Osili, AAAWE and Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
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Did Slave-Trading Enable Expansion of the British Empire? Evidence from South Sea Company Risk-adjusted Stock Returns During the Asiento de Negros, 1713 – 1743
Gregory Price, Morehouse College
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Historical Origins of Persistent Inequality: Evidence from African Countries
Belinda Archibong, Barnard College
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Session 8: Charitable Donations and Housing Policy in the US

11:15 – 1:15 pm Room: ISA 3051

Chair: Lynda Pickbourn

The Completion Effect in Charitable Crowdfunding
David Klinowski, University of Pittsburgh
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Examining the relationship between Hope VI Public Housing demolition and homicide rates: A case study of Chicago
Noimot Bakare, Howard University
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