The 87th Annual Meeting of the Southern Economic Association (SEA) took place from November 17 – 19, 2017, in Tampa, FL.
Dr. Ragan Petrie organized and chaired three sessions for SEA’s Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession (CSWEP). The topics were “Advice for Job Seekers and Early Career” (professional development panel); “Women and Minorities in the Economics Profession: Status, Perspectives, and Interventions”; and “Talking to the Media” (professional development panel).
A number of TAMU’s behavioral economics doctoral students also presented at the conference. Topics included:
- Billur Aksoy: “Donors’ Response to News: When Does Less Information Translate into More Giving?”
- Mackenzie Alston: “Perspectives on the Status of Women and Minorities in Other Fields” (part of Dr. Petrie’s CSWEP session on “Women and Minorities in the Economics Profession: Status, Perspectives, and Interventions”)
- Noah Bacine: “Gender, Culture, and Competition”
- Ada Kovaliukaite: “Testing Cognitive Hierarchy Assumptions”
- Abigail Peralta: “Does Electoral Pressure Lead to Better Government Performance?”