AEA/ASSA Meetings

San Diego 2020



Session 1: Data Science and AI: The Next Frontier for Evidence-Based Policy-Making

Paper Session

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Gaslamp AB

Hosted By: International Trade and Finance Association

Chair: Thierry Warin, SKEMA Business School

  • From Public Data to Responsible A.I.: The Next Generation of Public Data Distribution Platforms Cesar A. Hidalgo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • On the Measurement of Public Opinion in the Age of Big Data Clifton van der Linden, McMaster University

  • Health Outcomes in China for the Hukou Migrants: How Algorithms May Inform Public Policymakers Marta Bengoa, City University of New York-City College Thierry Warin, SKEMA Business School

  • Evidence-Based Health and Environmental Policies and the Potential Mismatch with Citizens’ Perceptions: A Data Science Perspective Ann Backus, Harvard University Nathalie de Marcellis, Polytechnique Montreal & CIRANO (Montreal)

Discussant(s)

Joseph Pelzman, George Washington University

Gina Pieters, University of Chicago

Aleksandar Stojkov, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University

Cesar A. Hidalgo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JEL Classifications

H1 - Structure and Scope of Government Y1 - Data: Tables and Charts


Session 2: Topics in International Trade & Finance, R&D Investment, and Trade & Financial Sanctions Against Iran

Paper Session

Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Harbor E

Hosted By: International Trade and Finance Association

Chair: Joseph Pelzman, George Washington University

  • R&D Tax Credit Effectiveness: Evidence from South African Manufacturing Firms Marta Bengoa, City University of New York and University of Johannesburg Erika Kraemer-Mbula, University of Johannesburg Fiona Tregenna, University of Johannesburg

  • The Economic Effects of the Re-Imposed United States Sanctions on Iran and Its Spillover on MENA, the PRC, Russia and Turkey Joseph Pelzman, George Washington University

  • The Nexus between Remittances, Institutional Quality and Financial Inclusion Murat Issabayev, Narxoz University Hayot Berk Saydaliyev, Suleyman Demirel University Veysel Avsar, Texas A&M University

  • After a Decade of Turbulence, Do Banks in MENA Sound Sound? A Tale of Two Shocks Oil and Social Unrest Ahmed Mohamed Tawfick Rostom, World Bank and ERF Leila Aghabarari, World Bank

Discussant(s)

Joseph Pelzman, George Washington University Maria E. de Boyrie, New Mexico State University

JEL Classifications

F6 - Economic Impacts of Globalization O3 - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights