Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlantas Americas Center along with the economics department of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and the International Center for Public Policy, both of Georgia State University

Agenda and Papers
Friday, December 13, 2013
8:00 a.m. Registration and breakfast
8:30 Welcome
Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
8:35 Opening remarks
Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Session 1: Trade Issues
8:45 "Trade Integration and the Fragility of Trade Relationships" PDF icon
Tibor Besedes, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Voker Nitsch, Technische Universität Darmstadt

Discussant: Mark Flowers, Georgia Perimeter College
  "Trade Agreements with Heterogeneous Firms" PDF icon
Matthew T. Cole, Florida International University, and Ben Zissimos, University of Exeter

Discussant: Musharraf Cyan, Georgia State University
  "Tax Evasion through Trade Intermediation: Evidence from Chinese Exporters"
Xuepeng Liu, Kennesaw State University, and Huimin Shi, Renmin University of China

Discussant: Mark Rider, Georgia State University
10:30 Coffee Break
Session 2: Community Issues
10:45 "The impact of the Community's Financial Structure on Firm Survival"
Julie Hotchkiss, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Discussant: Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College
  "Determinants of Immigrant Homeownership: Examining Their Changing Role during the Great Recession and Beyond" PDF icon
Kusum Mundra, Rutgers University, and Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology

Discussant: Madeline Zavodny, Agnes Scott College
  "Exposure to Bank Crises in Childhood and Later-Life Cardiovascular Disease"
Chris Cunningham, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Solveig A. Cunningham, Emory University, Kristine Ria Hearld, University of Alabama at Birmingham, George Howard, University of Alabama at Birmingham and Virginia J. Howard, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Discussant: Urmimala Sen, Georgia State University
12:30 p.m. Lunch
Session 3: Emerging Market Issues
1:30 "Does Violence Affect Migration Flow?"
Sandra Orozco-Aleman, Mississippi State University and Heriberto Gonzalez Lozano, University of Pittsburgh

Discussant: Chao Zhou, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  "Random Walk Tests in Presence of Multiple Structural Breaks: Evidence from Emerging Markets"
Geoffrey Ngene, Mercer University

Discussant: TBD
  "Does Foreign Aid Matter"
Charles Becker, Duke University, and Rajlakshmi De, Stanford Law School

Discussant: Felix Rioja, Georgia State University
3:45 Closing remarks
Sally Wallace, Georgia State University