EPS at the AEA/ASSA meetings

Since its founding at the 1989 AEA meetings, EPS/ECAAR has maintained a strong presence at the American Economic Association/Allied Social Sciences Association's annual conference. This page lists our activities at the conference since 1996. Click a year below to jump to that year's information.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Session 1: Security Economics (Panel discussion)

   
 

Friday, January 3, Phildelphia Marriott Downtown

 

Panel Moderator: Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Institute)

  Participants:
  Cyrus Bina (University of Minnesota-Morris) PowerPoint slides
  Heather Hurlburt (National Security Network)
  *Due to extreme weather the following panelists were unable to attend
  Linda Bilmes (Harvard University)
  William Hartung (Center for International Policy)
  Michael Lind (New America Foundation)
   
  Session Transcript
 
 

Session 2: Costs and Consequences of Austerity (Panel discussion)

   
 

Friday, January 4, Philadelphia Marriott Downtown

 

Panel Moderator: Allen Sinai (Decision Economics)

  Participants:
  Carmen Reinhart (Harvard University)
  Robert Pollin (University of Massachusetts-Amherst)
  Olivier Blanchard (International Monetary Fund)
  Susan Collins (University of Michigan)
  Robert Zoellick (Peterson Institute for International Economics)
   
  Session Transcript
   
 

Annual Dinner

 

Honoring Jeffrey Sachs

Saturday, January 4, 6:30 to 10:00pm
 


Chaired by Richard Parker, Harvard Kennedy School
audio


 

Speakers:

 

James Galbraith
audio

 

Ronald MacLean-Abaroa
audio

 

Gerry Lenfest
audio

 

Naoko Ishii
audio

 

Ed Leamer
audio

 

Erik Maskin
audio

   
 

Jeffrey Sachs
audio

   
 

Host Committee:

Kofi Annan, Former Secretary General United Nations
Nirupam Bajpai, Columbia University
Leszek Balcerowicz, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland
Olivier Blanchard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health
Lee C. Bollinger, Columbia University
Gro Brundtland, United Nations
Erik Brynjolfsson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
John Coatsworth, Columbia University
Lisa Cook, Michigan State University
Paul Farmer, Harvard Medical School
Ram Fishman, George Washington University
Richard Freeman, Harvard National Bureau of Economic Research 
Alan Garber, Harvard University Provost
Solomon Hsiang, Princeton University
Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Laurence Kotlikoff, Boston University
Felipe Larrain, Minister of Finance for Chile
Edward Leamer, University of California at Los Angeles
Marvin Lieberman, University of California at Los Angeles
Gerry Lenfest, Earth Institute
Nora Lustig, Tulane University
Ronald MacLean-Abaroa, World Bank
Eric Maskin, Harvard University
Gordon McCord, University of California at San Diego
Luis Alberto Moreno, InterAmerican Development Bank
George Papandreou, Former Prime Minister of Greece
Edmund Phelps, Columbia University
Dani Rodrik, Princeton University
Nouriel Roubini, New York University
Meir Stampfer, Harvard School of Public Health
Manuel Trajtenberg, Tel Aviv University
Herve Verhoosel, Roll Back Malaria
Walter Willett, Harvard School of Public Health
Wing Woo, University of California at Davis
Joseph Zeira, Jerusalem University 

San Diego, California

Session 1: Up from Here? Challenges and Barriers to Recovery from the Crisis

 

Friday, January 4, 10:15am, Manchester Grand Hyatt

 

Panel Moderator: James Galbraith (Economists for Peace and Security)

  Participants:
  Kenneth Arrow (Stanford University)
  Robert Gordon (Northwestern University)
  Eric Laursen (Independent Journalist)
  Yanis Varoufakis (University of Athens)
   
 

Session 2: Is War Over? The Economics of National Security after Iraq and Afghanistan

 

Friday, January 4, 2:30pm, Manchester Grand Hyatt

 

Panel Moderator: Michael Lind (New America Foundation)

  Participants:
  Linda Bilmes (Harvard University)
  Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Institute)
  J. Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
   
 

Annual Dinner

 

Honoring Michael Intriligator
Saturday, January 5, 6:30 to 10:00pm,

 


Co-Chaired by James Galbraith (University of Texas at Austin)
Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Institute)


 
 

Speakers:

  James Galbraith, with his own remarks and messages from James Heckman, Aleksandr Nekipelov, and Richard Jolly.
  Richard Kaufman
  Linda Bilmes
  Manas Chatterji
  Lucy Webster
  Kenneth Arrow, with his own remarks and a note from Dr. Intriligator
   
 

Host Committee:

Kenneth Arrow
Lucian Bebchuck
Ronald G. Bodkin
Dagobert Brito
Richard Easterlin
Roger Farmer
David Goodstein
Jerry Green
Ruslan Grinberg
Cheng Hsiao
Paul Irving
David Kendrick
Aleksandr Nekipelov
Kal Raustiala
Donald Yett         

Chicago, Illinios

Session 1: The Economics of Regime Change

 
 

Friday, January 6, 2012 10:15am, Swissotel, Vevey 2

 

Panel Moderator: Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Group) audio

  Participants:
  Local Foundations for Strong Democracy, Roger Myerson (University of Chicago) audio
  Who Profited from the Iraq War?:  An Analysis of the Beneficiaries of Iraq and Afghanistan War Spending, Linda Bilmes (Harvard University) audio
  The Economics of the Arab Spring: A View from Egypt, Hamid Ali (American University in Cairo) audio
  Women in Transitions, Jennifer Olmsted (Drew University) audio
  Report from the South American Spring, Mark Weisbrot (Center for Economic and Policy Research) audio
   

Session 2: Sustainability

 
 

Saturday, January 7, 2012, Swissotel, Grand Ballroom

 

Panel Moderator: James K. Galbraith (Economists for Peace and Security)

  Participants:
 

Sustainable Growth, Robert J. Gordon (Northwest University)
Audio
Transcript

 

Sustainable Energy, J. Barkley Rosser (James Madison University)
Audio

Transcript

 

Sustainable Jobs, Allen Sinai (Decision Economics)
Audio

Transcript

Sustainable European Union, Richard Parker (Harvard University)
Audio

Transcript

 

Annual Dinner

 
 

Honoring Robert J. Gordon
Saturday, January 7, 6:30 to 10:00pm, Swissotel St. Gallen 2 &3

 


Co-Chaired by Richard Parker,Kennedy School, Harvard
Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, Inc.


 
 

Speakers:

  Robert Hall audio
  Richard Parker audio
  Allen Sinai audio
  Robert Gordon, "Is U. S. Economic Growth Over? Lessons from the Long 20th Century" audio
Robert Gordon's Powerpoint presentation
  Discussion audio
  Eric Brynjolfsson audio
  Robert Coen audio
  Mark Watson audio
  Ian Dew-Becker audio
  Alan Blinder audio
  James Poterba audio
  "Rebuttal" by Robert Gordon audio
  Final words by James Galbraith audio
  Host Committee:
Ernst Berndt  
The Honorable Rebecca Blank                         
Alan Blinder                            
Andrew F. Brimmer               
Erik Brynjolfsson                    
Robert Coen                           
Seth Ditchik                           
Barry Eichengreen                
Alexander Field                      
Benjamin Friedman               
Robert Hall                             
Dwight Jaffee                         
Dale Mortensen                      
Bill Nordhaus                        
James Poterba 
Valerie Ramey                     
Matthew Shapiro                           
Robert Solow                          
James Stock                           
Mark Watson                  
   
 

With special thanks to Robert J. Gordon here are some more photos of the dinner.

Bob Hall (Photo by Jim Poterba)

Julie Gordon, Bob Hall, and RJG (Photo by Jim Poterba)

Richard Parker (Photo by Jim Poterba)

RJG Giving Speech #1 (Photo by Jim Poterba)

RJG Giving Speech #2 (Photo by Jim Poterba) Erik Brynjolfsson (Photo by Jim Poterba)

Bob Coen (Photo by Jim Poterba)

Jamie Galbraith, RJG, Jim Poterba (all sharing in common that they were Marshall Scholars) (Photo by Erik Brynjfolfsson)

Valerie Ramey, Matt Shapiro, and RJG (Photo by Jim Poterba)

Denver, Colorado

 

Session 1: Pressures on the Paradigm

 

Friday, January 7, 2011 2:30pm, Sheraton, Plaza Court

 

Chair: James Galbraith (EPS Chair, University of Texas at Austin)

  Participants:
  William K. Black (University of Missouri, Kansas City) audio (begins about a minute and a half into his talk)
  L. Randall Wray (University of Missouri, Kansas City; Levy Institute) audio
  Marshall Auerback (Madison Street Partners) audio
  Jan Kregel (Levy Institute of Bard College) audio
  Audio of James Galbraith's response to speakers and questions from audience
 
 
 

Session 2: Afghanistan – Costs and Exit Strategies

 

Saturday, January 8, 2011 2:30pm, Sheraton, Majestic Ballroom

 

Chair: Michael Intriligator, University of California at Los Angeles and Economists for Peace and Security

  Participants:
  Roger Myerson (University of Chicago)
  Lloyd J. Dumas (University of Texas, Dallas)
  James K. Galbraith (University of Texas, Austin)
Nake Kamrany (University of Southern California)
   
  Audio recording
 
 
 

Annual Dinner

 

Honoring EPS Trustee Thomas Schelling
Saturday, January 8, 6:30 to 10:00pm, Sheraton, Majestic Ballroom

  Chaired by Michael Intriligator  
  Host Committee: Clark Abt, Robert Aumann, Olivier Blanchard, Tyler Cowen, Avinash Dixit, Daniel Ellsberg, Charles Glaser, Morton Halperin, Robert Jervis, Edward Kaplan, R. Duncan Luce, Martin McGuire, Roger Myerson, Richard Parker, George Quester, Martin Shubik, Allen Sinai, A. Michael Spence, Kip Viscusi, Peyton Young, and Richard Zeckhauser
  Speakers: Roger Myerson, Peyton Young, and George Quester
  Talk by Dr. Schelling, "Where Are the Terrorists' Nuclear Weapons?"
   
  Audio recording

Atlanta, Georgia

Session 1: Global Financial Crises: Past, Present and Future

  Chair: Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, Inc.
 

Participants:

 

Michael Intriligator, University of California at Los Angeles and Milken Institute
The Financial Crisis of 2007-09: Causes, Consequences, Lessons

 

Simon Johnson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Global Financial Crisis: Over, or Just Beginning?

 

Benjamin M. Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
Widening Inequality: Implications for Economy and Society

  Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, Inc.
Financial Crises in Historical Context and Future Prospects
  Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
What Went Wrong and What Can Go Right?

Session 2: A Roundtable on
Planning and Designing a Sustainable Economic Future 

  Chair: Michael Intriligator, University of California at Los Angeles and Economists for Peace and Security
 

Participants:

 

Andrew Brimmer, Brimmer & Co.

  Woodrow W. Clark, Clark Strategic Partners, UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  Eban Goodstein, Bard Center for Environmental Policy
  Clark Abt, Brandeis University

Annual Dinner

  Honoring EPS Trustee Andrew Brimmer
 
  Speakers:  
  James K. Galbraith, Allen Sinai, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Mahmood Zaidi, James A. Brox  
   

 

San Francisco, California

Session 1: Inequality: Economic, Fiscal and Financial, and Societal Dimensions

  Chair: Allen Sinai, Cheif Global Economist, Decision Economics, Inc.
 

Participants:

 

James K. Galbraith, Professor of Economics, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Policy, University of Texas - Austin
Inequality, Unemployment, and Growth

 

Robert J. Gordon, Professor of Economics, Northwestern University and NBER
Rising Inequality at the Bottom and Top

 

Benjamin M. Friedman, William Joseph Maier Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
Widening Inequality: Implications for Economy and Society

  David A. Smith, Chief Economist, House Financial Services Committee, House of Representatives, U.S. Congress
Inequality and the Making of Monetary Policy
  Discussants: Inequality, Fiscal and Financial Aspects, Policy Possibilities
 
  • Allen Sinai, Decision Economics, Inc.
  • Jeffrey Madrick, Challenge Magazine

 

Panel Session 2: A Roundtable on
Global Security and the Global Financial System: The Challenges Ahead

  Chair: Michael Intriligator, University of California at Los Angeles and Economists for Peace and Security
 

Participants:

 

Kenneth Arrow, Stanford University

  Lawrence Klein, University of Pennsylvania
  William Sharpe, Stanford University
  Michael Lind, New America Foundation
  Linda Bilmes, Harvard University
 

Annual Dinner

  EPS's 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner  
  Honoring our founding co-chairs, Kenneth Arrow and Lawrence Klein
 
  Speakers:  
  James K. Galbraith, Michael Intriligator, Gavin Wright, Roger Myerson, Brent Hickman, Allen Sinai  
   

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Panel Session 1: The Plight of the Soldier

  Chair: Thea Harvey, Economists for Peace and Security
 

Participants:

 

Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress
The All-volunteer Force and the Long War: When and How should we Reinstitute Conscription?

 

Major General Paul Eaton, United States Army (retired)
The American Soldier: Carrying the Entire Load for the Bush Administration?

 

David Loughran, RAND Corporation; Jacob Klerman, Abt Associates
The Effect of Activation on the Post-Activation Earnings of Reservists.

 

Linda Bilmes, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan: Impediments to Securing Disability Benefits and Medical Care

 

Panel Session 2: A Roundtable on
Climate Change, Hurricane Katrina and Related Issues
,

  Chair: James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin and Economists for Peace and Security
 

Participants:

 

Paul Krugman, Princeton University

  Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University
  Howard Kunreuther, University of Pennsylvania
  Marcellus Andrews, Barnard College
 

Panel Session 3: The Future of the Defense Budget

  Chair: Michael Lind, New America Foundation
  Particpants:
 

Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University; Linda Bilmes, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Five Years of War: Reassessing the Economic Cost of Conflict in Iraq

 

Barbara Bergmann, American University
A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Large Military Budgets

 

Winslow Wheeler, Strauss Military Reform Project, Center for Defense Information
Weapons Systems that Don't Work for Threats that Don't Exist

 

Richard Kaufman, Bethesda Research Institute
The Next Peace Dividend

 

Annual Dinner

  EPS Annual Dinner honoring Paul Krugman  
 
 
  Speakers:  
  James K. Galbraith, Maurice Obstfeld, and Joseph Stiglitz  
  To watch a video of the dinner, click here


 

Chicago, Illinois

Panel Session 1: Out How: The Economics of Ending Wars, a roundtable discussion

  Chair: James K. Galbraith
 

Participants:

 

Thomas Schelling, University of Maryland
Video of Dr. Schelling's presentation (Apologies for the quality of the videography)

  Clark Abt, Abt Associates
Out How: The Political Economy of Ending Wars, in Iraq and Others
  Linda Bilmes, Harvard University
SOLDIERS RETURNING FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN: The Long-term Costs of Providing Veterans Medical Care and Disability Benefits
  Col. Douglas Macgregor, Center for Defense Information, Straus Military Reform Project
Talking Points
  Michael Intriligator, University of California at Los Angeles, Milken Institute
Ten Points
 

Panel Session 2: Women and War, a joint session with IAFFE

  Chair: Lourdes Beneria, Cornell University
 

Participants

 

Jennifer Olmsted, Drew University
Gender and Military Occupation in Iraq and Palestine

  Derya Demirler, Istanbul Bilgi University
Gender Dimensions of Internal Displacement in Turkey
  Marguerite Waller, University of California - Riverside
Is Post-conflict Forced Prostitution a War Crime?
   
  Discussant: Elisabetta Addis, Universita degli Studi di Sassari
 
 

EPS Annual Dinner honoring William Baumol

  Dr. Baumol's address at the EPS dinner:
Falling Prices and Terrorism: The Tragic Obverse of the Cost Disease
 
  Speakers:  
  Ralph Gomory; Andrew Schotter; Robert Litan; Alan Blinder  
 

To view a video of the speakers and Dr. Baumol's talk, please click here

With special thanks to Robert J. Gordon here are some photos of the dinner.

William J. Baumol

Cornell economist and NYT columnist Robert Frank and Richard Parker, biographer of Galbraith

Richard Parker

Jeff Madrick, editor of Challenge

 

Boston, Massachusetts

Roundtable 1: Grand Strategy against Global Poverty (Joint EPS/AEA Roundtable)

  James Galbraith
  Richard Jolly
  Amartya Sen
  Joseph E. Stiglitz
  Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Any Global Strategy Against Poverty Will Be Misguided and Incomplete (.pdf)
   
 

Panel Session 1: The Costs of War (Joint EPS/AEA session)

  Michael Intriligator, Chair
 

William Nordhaus, Yale University
Excessive Military Spending in the US (.pdf)

  Steven Kosiak, Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment
The Cost of US Operations in Iraq & Afghanistan (.pdf)
  Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University & Linda Bilmes, Harvard University
The Economics of War and its Aftermath: The Case of Iraq (.pdf)
  Bassam Yousif, Indiana State University
What Went Wrong? Coalition Policies and Current Economic Conditions in Iraq (.pdf)
   

Roundtable 2: Economics and National Security (Joint AEA/EPS Roundtable)

  James Galbraith
  Michael D. Intriligator
  Carl Kaysen
  Richard Kaufman
  Gareth Porter
  Robert Solow
 
 

EPS Annual Dinner honoring Amartya K. Sen

  Speakers:  
 

John Lord Eatwell, Joseph E. Stiglitz, Sir Richard Jolly, Lawrence H. Summers, Diana Strassman, Nancy Birdsall

With special thanks to Robert J. Gordon here are some photos of the dinner.

Amartya Sen and his wife applauding a speaker

Amartya Sen's Response to the tributes

Larry Summers' Tribute

Carl Kaysen

 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Session 1: The Abuse of Power

Friday, January 7
10:15am
Marriott Hotel
Grand Ballroom Salon K

  Presiding: James K. Galbraith, Chair of the EPS Board
   
  Bill Black, University of Texas at Austin
Control Fraud and the Corporation
  James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin
The Corruption of Economics and Policy
  Robert Prasch, Middlebury College
Shifting Risk: The Divorce of Risk from Reward in American Capitalism
  Janine Wedel, George Mason University
Corruption and Transition in Russia and Eastern Europe
   

Session 2: The Economics of Space Weapons

Friday, January 7
2:30pm
Marriott Hotel
Room 402

  Presiding: John Steinbruner
   
  John Steinbruner, University of Maryland
The Significance of Space Policy
  Nancy Gallagher, University of Maryland
The Commercial Space Industry: Incentives for Cooperation and Competition
  Jeffrey Lewis, University of Maryland
Space Weapons Spending in the FY05-06 Budget
  Martin Malin, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Pathways to Cooperation in Space
   

Session 3: The Political Economy of Military Spending (URPE/EPS/AEA)

  Saturday, January 8
2:30pm
Lowes Hotel
Room Washington C
  Presiding: Gerald Epstein, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
   
  Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas
Bang for the Buck: The Real Effects of Military Spending on Security
  James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin
The Costs of War
  David Gold, New School University
Does Military Spending Stimulate or Retard Economic Performance? Revisiting an Old Debate with New Data
 

Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota
The Economic and Security Consequences of Privating National Security

 

Annual Dinner

 

in honor of Robert M. Solow
Saturday, January 8
Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
Reception 7pm, Dinner 7:30pm

With special thanks to Robert J. Gordon here are some photos of the dinner.

Allen and Lee Sinai and Bob Solow

Jeff Frankel and George Akerlof

George Akerlof, RJG, and Bob Hall

Stan and Rhoda Fischer

Beverly and Dan McFadden

Marianne and Rob Engle

Ray Fair, Matt Shapiro, and George Perry

Stan Fischer

Peter Diamond and Olivier Blanchard

Alan and Madeline Blinder

Larry Klein (age 84)

Paul Krugman listens impishly

Paul Krugman speaks

Bob Solow's "Final Thoughts on Growth Theory", #1

Bob Solow's "Final Thoughts on Growth Theory", #2

 

San Diego, California

Session 1: International Peacemaking and Peacekeeping

Sunday, January 4, 10:15am

  Presiding: Jurgen Brauer, Augusta State University and Vice-Chair of the ECAAR Board
   
 

Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas, Dallas
The Ultimate Substitution Effect: Can Economic Incentives Displace Military Force in Keeping the Peace?

  E. Wayne Nafziger, Kansas State University
Peacemaking as Preventing War Before It Starts: Economics Development, Inequality, and Humanitarian Emergencies
   

Session 2: Real Homeland Security

Monday, January 5, 10:15am

  Presiding: Michael Intriligator, UCLA and Vice-chair of ECAAR
   
  Cindy Williams, MIT Security Systems Program
Paying for the War n Terrorism: US Security Choices
  Clark Abt, Abt Associates
Economic Impacts of Bio & Nuclear Terrorist Attacks
  Masahiro Kawai, Tokyo University and Chair of ECAAR - Japan
Economics Integration, Peace and SEcurity in East Asia
  Todd Sandler, University of Southern California
Terrorism and Game Theory, co-authored with Daniel G. Arce
   

Annual Dinner

 

in honor of Kenneth Arrow
Sunday, January 4
with sponsorship from Elsevier

 

Washington, D.C

Session 1: The New War Economy

Friday, January 3, 2:30pm

 

Roundtable with:

  James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin, and Chair of ECAAR
 

Lawrence J. Korb, Council on Foreign Relations

  Ann Markusen, University of Minnesota
  Richard F. Kaufman, Bethesda Researhc Council
   

Session 2: Conflict and Development

Saturday, January 4, 8:00am

 

Roundtable with:

  Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas
  Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
  Susan Willett, UNIDIR
  William J. Easterly, Institute for International Economics
  Jurgen Brauer, Augusta State University
   

Annual Dinner

 

in honor of Robert S. McNamara
Saturday, January 4
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. special guest speaker

 

Atlanta, Georgia

Session 1: National Missile Defense and New Global Threats

Friday, January 4, 2:30pm

 

Presiding: Michael D. Intriligator, UCLA and Vice-chair of ECAAR

  Panelists:
  Kenneth J. Arrow, Stanford University
  James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin, and Chair of ECAAR
 

Walter Isard, Cornell University

   
  Discussants:
  Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas
  Richard F. Kaufman, Bethesda Research Council
   

Session 2: New Developments in Economics and Security: Globalization, Industrial Restructuring, and Development

Saturday, January 5, 8:00am

 

Presiding: Richard Jolly

  Panelists:
  Lawrence R. Klein, University of Pennsylvania
  David Gold, New School
  Ron Smith
  John Levering
  Claude Serfati
   
 

Discussants:

  Jurgen Brauer, Augusta University
  J. Paul Dunne, University of the West of England
  Solomon Polachek, University of New York at Binghamton
  Todd Sandler
   

Annual Dinner

 

in honor of Lawrence R. Klein
Saturday, January 5
Statements by Kenneth J. Arrow, James K. Galbraith, Richard Jolly, and Robert J. Schwartz

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Session 1: Towards a Post-Washington Consensus on Development and Security

Saturday, Janaury 6, 10:15am

 

Presiding: James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin, and Chair of ECAAR, and Isabelle Grunberg, Secretary of ECAAR

  Panelists:
 

Zephirin Diabre
The Washington Consensus Seen from Africa

  John Eatwell
International Financial Liberalization: The New Wisdom
  Inge Kaul, UN Development Programme
Changing Development Paradigms
 

Jose Antonio Ocampo
Building a Post-Washington Consensus

  Joseph E. Stiglitz
Revisiting "More Instruments and Broader Goals"
   

Session 2: Military Economics in the New US Adminstration

Saturday, January 6, 2:30pm

 

Presiding: Lawrence R. Klein

  Panelists:
 

Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas
The Economics Impact of Dangerous Militayr Technologies: Policy Implications

  Kenneth Flamm
Is the US Defense Industry in Crisis?
  James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin
Air Power after KosovoL What Should We Learn?
  Steven I. Schwartz
The Full Costs of US Nuclear Weapons
   
  Discussant:
  Richard K. Kaufman
   

Annual Dinner

 

Keynote Speaker Joseph E. Stiglitz

Saturday, January 6

 

Boston, Massachusetts

Session 1: Peace Economics and Military Industry

Saturday, Janaury 8, 8:00am

 

Presiding: Jurgen Brauer, Augusta State University

  Panelists:
 

Jacques Fontanel and Fanny Coloumb, Espace Europe, Universite Pierre Mendes, France
Restructuring of the French Armaments Industry

  Akira Hattori, Fukuoka University, Japan
Reconstruction and Rationalization of the Japanes Defense Industry
  J. Paul Dunne, Middlesex University Business School
Restructiruing of the British Defence Industry
 

Binyam Solomon, Statistics Canada
The Canadian Defense Industrial Base

   
  Discussants:
  Charles Anderton, Holy Cross College
  Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas
   

Session 2: Russia: New Policies to Stabilize the Economy and Stimulate Growth

Saturday, January 8, 2:30pm

 

Presiding: Michael D. Intriligator, UCLA and Vice-chair of ECAAR

  Panelists:
 

Alexander Nekipelov, Russian Academy of Sciences
The Russian Economy after August 17, 1998: Have New Policies Been Successful?

  Marshal Goldman, Wellesley College and Harvard University
Private Property and Privatization in Russia: Is a Retrofit Possible?
  Joseph Stiglitz and David Ellerman, World Bank
On New directions in the Russian Reforms
   
  Discussant:
  Douglass North, Washington University
  Michael D. Intriligator, UCLA
   

Annual Dinner

 

Keynote Speaker John Kenneth Galbraith and Amartya Sen

Saturday, January 8

 

 

Session 1: Economic Inequality, Militarizaton and Democracy

 

Presiding: Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas

  Panelists:
 

Lloyd J. Dumas, University of Texas at Dallas
Economic Inequality and Democracy: The Cross-connections

  James K. Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin and Chair of ECAAR
Militarization and Inequality around the World: An Empirical Analysis
  Aedil Suarez, Chair of ECAAr - Chile
The Economic and Social Implications of the Armed Forces in Chile
 

Alexei Izyumov, with co-authors, Leonid Kosals and Rosalyn Ryvkina
The Economic and Social Implication of Defense Industry Transfromation in Russia

   
  Discussants:
  Dietrich Fischer
  John Tepper Marlin
   

Session 2: Investment and Structural Consequences of Military Spending

 

Presiding: Lawrence Klein, University of Pennsylvania

  Panelists:
 

Michael Oden
Defense Burdens and Economic Performance: Is there a Growth Premium from Defense Reductions?

  David Saal
A Reassessment of teh Impact of Defense R&D and Procurement on Manufacturing Productivity Growth
  Ken Flamm
From Endgame to N-Game: Scale Eonomics vs. Competition in the Military Aircraft Industry
   
  Discussants:
  Robert Coen
  Frank Lichtenberg
  Ann Markusen (session organizer)
   

Session 3: Kindleberger's Challenge: International Public Goods

  Presiding: Jurgen Brauer
  Panelists:
  John Garrett
Disarmament as an International Public Good
  David Gold
Does Military R&D Generate Public Goods?
  Ruben Mendez
Peace and War as International Public Goods and Bads
  Todd Sandler
Global and Regional Public Goods: a Prognosis for Collective Action
   
  Discussants:
  Martin McGuire
  Jurgen Brauer (session organizer)
   

Session 4: The Natural Rate and the NAIRU after Four Years of Low Inflation

 

This session was organized by Robert Eisner, before his death during 1998

 

Presiding: James Tobin

  Panelists included:
  John Tepper Marlin, ECAAR Treasurer
 

Robert Coen, Northwestern University
The NAIRU and Wages in Local Labor Markets

   
  Discussants:
  James K. Galbraith
  James Tobin
   

A Remebrance of Robert Eisner

 

Monday, January 4

Brief statements made by James K. Galbraith, Richard Leone, Kenneth Arrow, James Tobin, Rebecca M. Blank, Alan B. Krueger, Robert J. Scwhartz, Mary Eisner Eccles

 

Chicago, Illinois

Session 1: Arms Trade Analysis, Policy, Trade-Offs, and Trends

Sunday, January 4, 8:00am

  Presiding: Solomon Polachek
   
  Ron Smith
An Evaluation of Arms Trade Models
  Iwan Azis
Critical Trade-Offs in Amrs Trade Policies
  Nancy Happe
Recent Trends in Arms Trade
   
  Discussant:
  Judith McDonald
   

Session 2: Demilitarization in Africa: Prospects, Obstacles and Opportunities

Sunday, January 4, 10:15am

  Presiding: Robert J. Schwartz
   
  Lloyd J. Dumas
Democratizations, Demilitarization, and Development: Building Peace and Prosperity in Africa
  Terry Crawford-Browne
Apartheid and the South African Armaments Industry
  Jurgen Brauer and Andre Roux
south African Pre- and Post-Apartheid Military Expenditures: An Empirical Look
   
  Discussants:
  Dietrich Fischer
  Sharron L. McPherson
   

Session 3: What is the Future of the Russian Economy?

Sunday, January 4, 10:15am

  Presiding: Michael D. Intriligator
   
  Marshall I. Goldman
Can You Get There from Here: What Must Russia Do to Become a Normal Market Economy?
  Padma Desai
Russia's Economy under a Cloud: Some Silver Linings
  Stanley Fischer and Jorge Marquez-Ruarte
The Future of the of the Russian Economy
  Jacques Fontanel and Fanny Coulomb
The Armaments Industry and the Future of the Russian Economy
   
  Discussants:
  Kenneth J. Arrow
  Stanislav Menshikov
  Serguey Braguinsky

 

New Orleans, Louisiana

Session 1: The Marshall Plan Revisited

  Presiding: Robert J. Scwhartz
  Panelists:
  Thomas Schelling
  Yoshikawa Hiroshi
  Isabelle Grunberg
   

Session 2: Cost and Revenue Potential for World Government (UN or Equivalent)

  Presetners:
  David Felix
  Dietrich Fischer
  Solomon Polacheck
  Walter Isard
  Janet Stotsky
   

Session 3: Alternative Routes to a Market Economy

  Presenters:
  Michael D. Intriligator
  Alan Gelb
  Stanislav Menshikov
  John Tepper Marlin

 

San Francisco, California

Session 1: Conflict between the Developed and Developing Nations

  Presiding: Walter Isard, Cornell University
  Panelists:
 

Iwan Azis, University of Indonesia
The Developing Nations' Perspective, Objective and Aspirations

  Gustav Ranis, Yale University
North/South Conflicts & Their Management
   
  Discussants:
  Wing They Woo, University of California -Davis
  Philip Swagel, Northwestern University
  Solomon Polachek, State University of New York at Binghamton
   

Session 2: Disarmament and Development: from Military Spending to Social Development Programs (joint session with the AEA)

  Presiding: Robert J. Schwartz, Founder and Trustee of ECCAR
  Presenters:
  Ahmad Kamal, UN ECOSOC
  Lawrence Klein, University of Pennsylvania
  Michael Intriligator, UCLA
   
  Discussants:
  Dorrie Weiss, ECAAR's UN Representative
  Dietrich Fischer, Pace University
   

Session 3: Recent Progress in Research on Conversion

  Presiding: Ann Markusen, Rutgers University
  Presenters:
  Jay Stowsky, UC-Berkeley
Dual Use Technology Policy: An Evaluation of the Clinton Effort
  Paul Ong, UCLA
Defense Downsizing: Consequences and Strategies for Workers
  Dan Flaming, Economic Roundtable
Seven Years to Meltdown: Defense Conversion in Los Angeles
  Ann Markusen & Michael Oden, Rutgers University
Post-Cold War Conversion: Comparing Los Angeles with St. Louis, Long Island, Seattle, & Northern New Mexico
   

Session 4: Barriers to a Sustainable Energy Future: Military and Civilian Nuclear Programs

  Presiding: William Weida, The Colorado College
  Panelists:
  Erik Ferguson, erik Ferguson Associates
  Michael Oden, Rutgers University
  Jackie Caboasso, Western STates Legal Foundation
   
  Discussant:
  Alice Slater, ECAAR