SSE 2018 Program Update


SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

  Officers

President:

Kishore G. Kulkarni

Metropolitan State University of Denver

President Elect/Program Chair:

Roman Wong

Barry University

Vice President/Program Chair Elect:

TBA

Secretary/Treasurer:

Mihai Nica

University of Central Oklahoma

Editor, Southwestern Economic Review:

Anne Macy

West Texas A&M

 

Program Committee

Roman Wong, Barry University

Ata Yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State Unversity of Denver

Wei Feng, Lynn University

 

Executive Committee

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Roman Wong, Barry University

Ata Yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

Chu Nguyen, University of Houston-Downtown

Adnan (Eddie) Daghestani, Barry University

Mihai Nica, University of Central Oklahoma

Anne Macy, West Texas A&M University

 

Congratulations!

 

Recipients of the

Distinguished Paper Award

Federation of Business Disciplines

 

Public Insurance and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Medicaid Implementation

Xuanhao He, University of New Mexico

Xiaoxue Li, University of New Mexico

 

 

Congratulations!

Recipient of the

2018 Federation of Business Disciplines Outstanding Educator Award

Chu Nguyen, University of Houston - Downtown

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                        SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

                                                                    March 8, 2018

                                                                          (Thursday)

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

San Juan                                                                    

 

SESSION A

Microeconomic Issues

 

Session Chair:

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State University of Denver

 

 

 

 

Discussants:

 

Muhammad Mustafa, McKendree University
Mihai Nica, University of Central Oklahoma
Chu Nguyen, University of Houston - Downtown

 

Short-run and Long-run Determinants of Economic Growth: Evidences from ARDL Approach, GMM and Dynamic OLS

Muhammad Mustafa, South Carolina State University
Haile Selassie, South Carolina State University

Getting it Straight:  The Evasive Relationship between Self-employment and Economic Development
Mihai Nica, University of Central Oklahoma

 

The West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil Price Pass–Through Since the Application of Slickwater Fracturing

Chu Nguyen, University of Houston - Downtown

 

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

                                                              Santa Ana 

 

SESSION B

Government Policy and Macroeconomic Issues

Session Chair:

Michael Guarino, University of New Mexico



Discussants:

 

 

Mohammed Ershad Hussain, Dillard University
Jose Bucheli, University of New Mexico
Glen McDermott,
   Office of the Superintendent of Insurance - New Mexico

Fiscal Deficit and its Impact on Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangladesh

Mohammed Ershad Hussain, Dillard University

Mahfuzul Haque, Indiana State University - Terre Haute

 

Return Migration and Social Lag in Mexico

Jose Bucheli, University of New Mexico

 

State Level Operationalization of Health Policy: A Simple Predictive Model

Glen McDermott, Office of the Superintendent of Insurance - New Mexico

Alok K. Bohara, University of New Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 




 



SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

                                                                   March 8, 2018

                                                                       (Thursday)

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

                                                                   TBD

 

FBD Coffee Break

Visit the exhibits for information on the latest books and newest educational technologies.

Tell our exhibitors how much we appreciate their presence and their continuing support!

 

Great Door Prize Drawings take place at 10:15 a.m. in the Exhibit Area.  Must be present to win.

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                                                             San Juan

 

SESSION A

Banking and Finance

 

Session Chair:

Shari Lawrence, Nicholls State University

 

Discussants:

 

Bruce Payne, Barry University

Warren Matthews, Belhaven University

Chu Nguyen, University of Houston - Downtown

 

A Financial Analysis of Those Companies Identified as Having the Greatest Returns to Invested Capital in Emerging Markets

Roman Wong, Barry University

Bruce Payne, Barry University

John Payne, Valencia State College


A Simplified Approach to Real Options in Capital Planning

Warren Matthews, Belhaven University

Mark Smith, LeTourneau University

Robert Driver, LeTourneau University


Brazilian Real Exchange Rates and Competitive Positions in Export Markets Relative to Her Two Largest Trading Partners

Chu Nguyen, University of Houston - Downtown

 

 

 

 

For a premier publishing opportunity, check out the peer-reviewed

FBD Journal at https://www.fbdonline.org/journal/

 

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All FBD conference participants are eligible to have their work considered for the low submission fee of $40.

 

 

                                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

                                                                 March 8, 2018

                                                                     (Thursday)

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Santa Ana

 

SESSION B

Industry Studies and Firm Performance

Session Chair:

Wei Feng, Lynn University

Discussants:

 

Veysel Avsar, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Marshall J. Horton, Ouachita Baptist University

Ohaness Paskelian, University of Houston - Downtown

 

R&D Intensity, Financing Cost and Antidumping

Veysel Avsar, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Umut Unal, Antalya Akev University

 

The Rise of Edufacturing in American Higher Education

Marshall J. Horton, Ouachita Baptist University

 

The Impact of Firm Ownership Structure and Agency Problems on Firm Dividend Policy and Cash Holdings for Chinese Privatized Firms,

Ohaness Paskelian, University of Houston - Downtown

Stephen Bell, Park University

Julia Creek, Park University

 

 

 

 

 

Please make plans to visit the exhibits to receive information on the latest books and newest education technologies. 

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Please let exhibitors know how much we appreciate their presence and continued support!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For a premier publishing opportunity, check out the peer-reviewed

FBD Journal at https://www.fbdonline.org/journal/

 

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All FBD conference participants are eligible to have their work considered for the low submission fee of $40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

                                                                        March 8, 2018

                                                                           (Thursday)

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

                                                             San Juan

 

SESSION A

Environmental Economics

Session Chair:

Lidiya Bayliyeva, University of New Mexico

Discussants:

 

Warren Matthews, Belhaven University

Charles Evans, Barry University

Mohammed Ershad Hussain, Dillard University

 

New Evidence of Gasoline Demand Elasticities: United States and Arizona

Brian P. Macfie, Arizona State University

 

Does Creating a Presere from Existing Open Space Increase Proximate Land Value in Arizona

Brian P. Macfie, Arizona State University

 

Is there any relationship between Pollution Decline and the Growth in GDP? Evidence from 45 Developing Countries in the Sub-Saharan Africa

Mohammed Ershad Hussain, Dillard University

Mahfuzul Haque, Indiana State University - Terre Haute

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Santa Ana

 

SESSION B

Government Policy and Macroeconomic Issues

Session Chair:

Muhammad Mustafa, South Carolina State University

Discussants:

 

Michael Guarino, University of New Mexico

Xuanhao He, University of New Mexico

Glake Hill, Jackson State University

 

Crime and Air Pollution: Microdata Evidence from Four Metropolitan Areas

Michael Guarino, University of New Mexico

David Dixon, University of New Mexico

 

Public Insurance and Birth Outcomes: Evidence from Medicaid Implementation

Xuanhao He, University of New Mexico

Xiaoxue Li, University of New Mexico

 

A Measurement of Energy Poverty in the United States of America

Glake Hill, Jackson State University

Nicholas J. Hill, Jackson State University

Phylicia Taylor, Jackson State University

 


 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

                                                                        March 8, 2018

                                                                           (Thursday)

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

TBD

 

FBD Coffee Break

 

Please make plans to visit the exhibits for information on the latest books and newest educational technologies. Let our exhibitors know how much we appreciate their presence and continued support!

 

Great Door Prize Drawings take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Exhibit Area.  Must be present to win.

 

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

                                                             San Juan

 

SESSION A

Banking and Finance

Session Chair:

Ata yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

Discussants:

 

S. P. Uma Rao, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Ata Yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

John Lajaunie, Nicholls State University

 

Morningstar High Sustainability Rated Funds-- Returns based Style Analysis (RBSA): October 2011 through August 2016

S. P. Uma Rao, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

 

Predicting Performance of Mutual Funds Using Neural Networks and Discriminant Analysis

Ata Yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

 

The Impact of the Qualified Mortgage Regulations on Mortgage Lending by Commercial Banks

John Lajaunie, Nicholls State University

Shari Lawrence, Nicholls State University

Ronnie Fanguy, Nicholls State University

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

March 8, 2018

(Thursday)

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

                                                           Santa Ana

 

SESSION B

Environmental Economics

Session Chair:

Na Lu, University of New Mexico

Discussants:

 

Lidiya Bayliyeva, University of New Mexico

Zuzia Vick, University of New Mexico

Siong Hook, University Putra Malaysia

 

Reduced power plant emissions from both cap-and-trade market efficiency and technological progress

Lidiya Bayliyeva, University of New Mexico

David Dixon, University of New Mexico

 

A Bioeconomic Disaggregation of Hawai'i Deep 7 Fishery Data

Zuzia Vick, University of New Mexico

David Dixon, University of New Mexico

 

The Dynamic Linkages Among Financial Development, Urbanization, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emissions

Siong Hook, University Putra Malaysia

M. Kabir Hassan, University of New Orleans

 

 

Make plans to join us in Houston, Texas for our 2019 conference.

♦♦♦

 

47th Annual Conference

March 13 - 16, 2019

Hyatt Regency Houston

Houston, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

March 8, 2018

(Thursday)

 

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

                                                             San Juan

 

SSE Executive Committee Meeting

 

Presiding:                 Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State University

 

All current and past officers are invited to attend.

 

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

                                                                   TBD

 

FBD Presidential Welcome Reception

 

Everyone is invited to attend this FBD conference-wide social event.  Visit with long-time friends and make new ones as you enjoy light appetizers and live music.  A Cash Bar is available and a limited number of drink tickets will also be distributed.   Stop by to relax and wind down from the day’s conference activities before heading out to other association and cultural events, or dinner.

 

 

 

For a premier publishing opportunity, check out the peer-reviewed

FBD Journal at https://www.fbdonline.org/journal/

 

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All FBD conference participants are eligible to have their work considered for the low submission fee of $40.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

March 9, 2018

(Friday)

 

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

                                                             Tesuque

 

SSE Annual Business Breakfast Meeting

 

Presiding:  Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State University

 

All SSE members should attend. New officers will be elected

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

                                                             Tesuque

 

FBD Coffee Break

 

Please make plans to visit the exhibits for information on the latest books and newest educational

technologies. Let our exhibitors know how much we appreciate their presence and continued support!

 

Great Door Prize Drawings take place at 10:15 a.m. in the Exhibit Area.  Must be present to win.

 

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

San Juan

               

SESSION A

Microeconomic Issues

Session Chair:

Chu Nguyen, University of Houston - Downtown

Discussants:

 

Mohammad Safa, McKendree University

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Muhammad Mustafa, South Carolina State University

 

Oil Price Volatility, Islamic Financial Development and Economic Growth In GCC Countries

Mohammad Safa, McKendree University

M. Kabir Hassan, University of New Orleans

 

Recent Trends in Foreign Direct Investment in India and China: Some Reflections and Analysis

Kishore G. Kulkarni, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Ashish Sedai, Colorado State University

 

Emperics of Traditional US Phillips Curve:  Evidence from 1930-2016

Muhammad Mustafa, South Carolina State University

Matiur Rahman, McNeese State University

 

 


 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

                                                                        March 9, 2018

                                                                              (Friday)

 

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

                                                           Santa Ana

 

SESSION B

Government Policy and Macroeconomic Issues

Session Chair:

Manuel Tejeda, Barry University

Discussants:

 

Yannick Bouopda Kammogne, Cameroon

Matiur Rahman, McNeese State University

Vasudeva N. R. Murthy, Creighton University

 

Sante et Croissance Economique au Cameroun

Yannick Bouopda Kammogne, Cameroon

Boniface Epo Ngah, Cameroon

Yannick Joel Abena Nah, Cameroon

 

Growth, Employment and Trade Nexus: Panel Data Evidence for Fifty US States Over 2008-2016

Matiur Rahman, McNeese State University

Daniel Groft, Louisiana Department of Revenue

Muhammad Mustafa, South Carolina State University

 

Health Expenditure in the OECD Countries: New Panel Results Applying the Static and Dynamic Common Correlated Effects Modeling

Vasudeva N. R. Murthy, Creighton University

 

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

                                                                          

 

Lunch on your own.  There are great restaurants in walking distance.

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

                                                             San Juan

 

SESSION A

Banking and Finance

Session Chair:

Manuel Tejeda, Barry University

Discussants:

 

Abdullah Noman, Nicholls State University

Geungu Yu, Jackson State University

S. P. Uma Rao, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

 

Risk Tolerance: A Longitudinal Study

Abdullah Noman, Nicholls State University

Shari Lawrence, Nicholls State University

 

The Impact of the Newly Added AAPL in DJIA Index in 2015 on DOW Performance

Geungu Yu, Jackson State University

 

Is 12b-1 fee still relevant? In Sustainable Investing

S. P. Uma Rao, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

Denis Boudreaux, University of Louisiana - Lafayette

               

 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

        March 9, 2018

                                                                              (Friday)

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Santa Ana

 

SESSION B

Industry Studies and Firm Performance

Session Chair:

Marshall J. Horton, Ouachita Baptist University

Discussants:

 

Wei Feng, Lynn University

Arif Sultan, Defiance College

Ata Yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

 

Analysis of Risk and Return Perceptions

Wei Feng, Lynn University

 

Empirical Evidence on the Quality Differences between Domestic and Foreign Cars

Arif Sultan, Defiance College

 

A Merton View of Refiners

Ata Yesilyaprak, Arcadia University

John Theis, University of Central Arkansas

 

1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Laguna

 

SPECIAL PANEL I

An Environmental Economic Research Panel:

STEM Bridge Undergraduate Research Problem-based Learning:  Health and Environment in Urban Nepal

Panel Moderators and Mentors

Alok K. Bohara, Michael Benjamin Goodwin, and Niraj Khatiwada

Organization

Sustainable Development Action Lab (SDAL), Nepal Study Center, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico

 

Sustainable Development Action Lab: Taking the Classroom into the Field

Alok Bohara and Michael Benjamin Goodwin

 

Long-term Danda Ecological Monitoring Program (DEMP) Protocols: Water Quality, Air Quality, Weather, River Stage, Biodiversity, & Waste Management

Corinne Fox, Clara Burgeles, Katelynne Cepener, Thomas Farnham, and Nick Slade

 

Household Waste Management Effects on Health and Behavior: A Case Study of  Siddharthanagar

Jesus E. Vazquez

 

The Impact of Education on Willingness to Pay for a Clean Water

Katelynne Capener, Sonja Fullilove, and Michael Anthony Prossnitz

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

                                                                   TBD

 

FBD Coffee Break

 

Please make plans to visit the exhibits for information on the latest books and newest educational

technologies. Let our exhibitors know how much we appreciate their presence and continued support!

 

Great Door Prize Drawings take place at 3:15 p.m. in the Exhibit Area.  Must be present to win.

 

SOUTHWESTERN SOCIETY

OF ECONOMISTS

 

        March 9, 2018

                                                                              (Friday)

 

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

San Juan

 

SESSION A

Environmental Economics

Session Chair:

David Dixon, University of New Mexico

Discussants:

 

Na Lu, University of New Mexico

Donal Price, Lamar University

Manuel Tejeda, Barry University

 

Dynamic Optimization of Fertilizer Management in Agriculture

Na Lu, University of New Mexico

 

NCAA FBS Football Coaches ----- An Attempt at a Taxonomy

Donal Price, Lamar University

Kabir Sen, Lamar University

 

Is It Easy Being Green? An Exploration of How Green Spaces on Corporate Campuses Align with Corporate Initiatives

Manuel Tejeda, Barry University

 

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

                                                           Santa Ana

 

SPECIAL PANEL II

An Environmental Economic Research Panel:

STEM Bridge Undergraduate Research Problem-based Learning:  Health and Environment in Urban Nepal

Panel Moderators and Mentors

Alok K. Bohara, Michael Benjamin Goodwin, and Niraj Khatiwada

Organization

Sustainable Development Action Lab (SDAL), Nepal Study Center, Department of Economics, University of New Mexico

 

Air Quality Control and Health in Urban City of Siddharthanagar: A Quantitative Study

Aaron Montano

 

Propagation of Behavior and Illness: Adult Handwashing and its Effect on Child Illness

Deshawn Vaughan

 

Sanitation and Hygiene Approaches and their Impact on Health:  A Case Study of Urban City of Siddharthanagar

Dayna Diamond, Samriti Jain, and Sage Cox

 

Round Table QA Discussion: Undergraduate Students’ Community Engaged Research Experience (Himalayan Study Abroad Program: December 2017/January 2018) in Nepal

Corinne Fox, Clara Burgeles, Nick Slade, Thomas Farnham, Jesus Vazquez, Sonja Fullilove, Michael Anthony Prossnitz, Martin Vecek, and Aaron Montano

 

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Feb 11, 2018, 8:27 PM
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