Monthly Archives: August 2020

ACE sessions at the ASSA meetings (online)

The ASSA meetings are online this year, but ACE is still hosting two sessions as usual. Both sessions are on Monday, January 4th, 2021. The session details are available below. We will post more information about accessing them as the ASSA conference releases the information. You can peruse the whole ASSA program and read the abstracts here.

Twenty Years On: Evaluating Cash Transfers and Their Future

Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
Chair: Stephen L.S. Smith, Hope College

When Are Cash Transfers Transformative?

Bruce Wydick, Westmont College

Do Institutional Cash Transfers Crowd Out Informal Support Networks?

David K. Evans, Center for Global Development
Katrina Kosec, International Food Policy Research Institute

Universal Basic Income: Experimental Evidence From Kenya

Paul Niehaus, University of California-San Diego
Abhijit Banerjee, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Michael Faye, Give Directly
Taveneet Suri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Using Group Interpersonal Psychotherapy to Improve the Well-Being of Adolescent Girls

Sarah Baird, George Washington University
Berk Ozler, World Bank
Chiara Dell’Aira, World Bank
Danish Us Salam, Trinity College

Judith Dean, Brandeis University
Julie Schaffner, Tufts University
Dean Karlan, Northwestern University
Belete Temesgen, World Vision International

JEL Classifications
O2 – Development Planning and Policy
O1 – Economic Development

What Does a Christian Vision for Economic Justice Require of United States Policy Regarding Taxation and Government Spending?

Panel Session
Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM (EST)
Chair: Steven McMullen, Hope College

Some of the biggest ethical debates about economic policy focus on fiscal policy. Sharp disagreements about tax policy and government spending, for example, are often the result of very different conceptions of justice. In this interdisciplinary panel, four scholars with diverse academic backgrounds and from different Christian traditions examine the connections between Christian conceptions of economic justice and contemporary policy choices. The panel participants include scholars specializing in macroeconomics, public finance, ethics, and theology. The session will include prepared remarks by each participant and time for questions.

Enoch Hill, Wheaton College
John Anderson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Christina McRorie, Creighton University
Daniel Finn, St. John’s University and College of St. Benedict

JEL Classifications
H3 – Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
Z0 – General

Call For Submissions: AEI Faith & Public Life Faculty Retreat

This year the Initiative on Faith and Public Life at the American Enterprise Institute is partnering with ACE for their annual faculty retreat. Each year the program brings together a group of interested faculty to discuss a foundational question for Christians in the academy. Faculty are invited to submit a short essay on a theme, four of which are published and presented at the retreat.

This year’s theme question is: In the contemporary United States, what would a truly humane economy look like?

Details about the call for essays are available here. All essays submitted, including those not chosen for the retreat program, will also be considered for a symposium in a forthcoming issue of Faith & Economics. Those chosen for the retreat program will also receive a $1000 honorarium.

The deadline for consideration is November 30th, 2020.