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Department of Public Administration and Policy

7th Annual Meeting on the Economics of Risky Behaviors (AMERB)

May 14-16, 2015, Izmir, Turkey


Thursday, May 14 

8:45-9:00 Welcome Coffee and Registration

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks by
Amelie F. Constant
Erdal Tekin
Barbara Romzek

Session A
Chair: Amelie F. Constant

9:15-10:15 Matthias Rieger "Trans Fat and Cardiovascular Disease Mortality: Evidence from Bans in Restaurants in New York"
Discussant: Benjamin Hansen

10:15-11:15 Rafael Novella "Are You (Not) Expecting? The Unforeseen Benefits of Job Training on Teenage Pregnancy"
Discussant: Katie Vinopal

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:30 Effrosyni Adamopoulou, Elisabetta Olivieri "War and Obesity: The Role of Eating Habits"
Discussant: Taryn Morrisey

12:30-13:45 Lunch

Session B
Chair: Erdal Tekin

13:45-14:45 Giovanni Mastrobuoni, Daniele Terlizzese "Rehabilitating Rehabilitation: Prison Conditions and Recidivism"
Discussant: Evelina Gavrilova

14:45-15:45 Glen R. Waddell, Benjamin Hansen, Logn Lee "Inmate Responses to Incentives for Good Behavior"
Discussant: Seth Gershenson

15:45-16:00 Coffee Break

Session C
Chair: Glenn Harrison

16:00-17:00 Willa Friedman "Antiretroviral Drug Access and Behavior Change"
Discussant: Effrosyni Adamopoulou

17:00-18:00 Pietro Biroli "Genetic and Economic Interaction in the Formation of Human Capital: The Case of Obesity."
Discussant: Idil Göksel 

20:00 Dinner

Friday, May 15

Session D
Chair: Ayla Ogus (Head of Department of Economics, Izmir University of Economics)

9:00-10:00 Kevin Schnepel, Stephen B. Billings "Life Unleaded: Effects of Early Interventions for Children Exposed to Lead"
Discussant: Stephen Kastoryano

10:00-11:00 Klaus F. Zimmermann "Drinking Risky Water in Bangladesh"
Discussant: Pietro Biroli

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

Keynote Speech Chair: Erdal Tekin

11:15-12:15 Eli Berman "Development and Conflict: Governance in Risky Places"

12:15-13:30 Lunch

Session E
Chair: Klaus F. Zimmermann

13:30-14:30 Stephen Kastoryano, Paul Bisschop, Bas van der Klaauw "Street Prostitution Zones and Crime"
Discussant: Volkan Topalli

14:30-15:30 Floris T. Zoutman, Evelina Gavrilova, Takuma Kamada "Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime"
Discussant: Sitki Deger Eryar

15:30-15:45 Coffee Break

15:45-16:45 Rocco D'Este "Drugs and Crime in the US: Evidence from OTC Regulations Targeting Crystal Meth Precursors Chemicals"
Discussant: Willa Friedman

18:00 Reception

20:00 Dinner

Saturday, May 16

Session F
Chair: Amelie F. Constant

9:00-10:00 Resul Cesur, Joseph J. Sabia "When War Comes Home: The Effect of Combat Service on Domestic Violence"
Discussant: Rocco D'Este

10:00-11:00 George Wehby, Lucas Gimenez, Jorge S. López-Camelo, "The Impact of the 1998-2002 Great Depression in Argentina on Child and Maternal Health"
Discussant: Matthias Rieger

11:00-11:15 Coffee Break

11:15-12:15 Vasso Artinopoulou "Restorative Justice: A Value for Money Justice?"
Discussant: Amelie F. Constant  

12:15-13:30 Farewell Lunch

13:30 Social Program