Monthly Archives: September 2016

ACE Sessions at 2017 ASSA Meetings

ACE will be sponsoring two sessions at the 2017 ASSA meetings in Chicago, both will occur on Friday, January 6th at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, Jackson Park. As is customary, there will also be a luncheon and business meeting on Friday between the sessions. Luncheon details will be available soon.

A summary of the sessions is available below. A full schedule, including abstracts for each paper, is available here.

Preferences and Valuation for Environmental Goods: Theory and Evidence

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Chair: Kristen Cooper, Gordon College

Environmental Economics and Christian Ethics
Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University

Are All Betterments Commensurable? Can You Trade Off the Relief From Finding Out There is a Fix for Global Warming With the Pleasure of Chocolate?
Edward Morey, University of Colorado-Boulder

Preferences for the Environment: A Subjective Well-Being/Stated Preference Survey Approach
Daniel J. Benjamin, University of Southern California
Kristen Cooper, Gordon College
Ori Heffetz, Cornell University
Miles Kimball, University of Michigan

The Role of Perceptions and Expectations in Supporting Land Conservation
Corey Lang, University of Rhode Island
Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, University of Rhode Island

Edd Noell, Westmont College
Steve McMullen, Hope College
Daniel Hungerman, University of Notre Dame
Spencer Banzhaf, Georgia State University

JEL Classifications
Q5 – Environmental Economics


Economics of Violence and Its Prevention: Self, Interpersonal, Intergroup

Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Chair: Julie Schaffner, Tufts University

Surviving the Great Recession: Suicide and Unemployment Rates During a Downturn
Timothy Classen, Loyola University Chicago

Looking Down the Barrel of a Loaded Gun: The Effect of Mandatory Handgun Purchase Delays on Homicide and Suicide
Griffin Sims Edwards, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Erik Nesson, Ball State University
Joshua Robinson, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Fredrick E. Vars, University of Alabama

College Party Culture and Sexual Assault
Jason Lindo, Texas A&M University
Peter Siminski, University of Wollongong
Isaac Swensen, Montana State University

Understanding Atrocity Crimes: Toward a Base Model
Charles Anderton, College of the Holy Cross
Jurgen Brauer, Augusta University and Chulalongkorn University

Melissa Boyle, College of the Holy Cross
Jurgen Brauer, Augusta University and Chulalongkorn University
Bryan Engelhardt, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Judith Dean, Brandeis University

JEL Classifications
D7 – Analysis of Collective Decision-Making