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:Are Trump Administration Policies Improving International Security?

 
 
 


Panel Moderator: Richard Kaufman

  • Linda Bilmes, Harvard University
    US Security budget
  • Jennifer Olmsted,  Drew University
    Immigration 
  • Sam Perlo-Freeman, World Peace Foundation 
    Transatlantic relationships
  • David Firestein, East West Institute 
    Transpacific relationships



 
 
   
   
 

Session 2:Are Trump Administration Policies Improving Domestic Security?

 
 
 


Panel Moderator: Thea Harvey-Barratt, EPS

  • James Galbraith, University of Texas at Austin
    Growth/Secular stagnation 
  • William Darity, Duke University
    Racial and Ethnic Inequality
  • Pavlina Tcherneva, Bard College
    Job Security
  • Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School for Social Research
    Retirement Security



 
 
   
   
 

Annual Dinner

 

Honoring James K. Galbraith

Audio recording of remarks

Saturday, January 6, 2018

 


 
 
Richard Kaufman
Transcript of remarks
 


Richard Parker

 


Joseph Stiglitz

 


Thea Harvey-Barratt

 

 

Chicago, Illinois

Session 1: Peace Sciences from Theory to Practice

 
 
 


Panel Moderator: Jurgen Brauer
Charles Anderton- College of the Holy Cross
Raul Caruso- Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
John Paul Dunne- University of Cape Town
Raymond Gilpin- National Defense University
Shikha Silwa- Washington and Lee University

 
 
   
   
 

Session 2: The Future of Growth 

 
 
 


Panel Moderator: James K. Galbraith- EPS
Jonathan Ostry- International Monetary Fund
Robert Gordon- Northwestern University
Anwar Shaikh- New School for Social Research
Gerald Friedman- University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 
 
   
   
 

Annual Dinner

 

Honoring Sheila Bair

Saturday, January 7, 2017

 


 
 
Linda Bilmes

 


James K. Galbraith

 


Lee Price

 


Joseph Stiglitz

 

 

  • 2017
  • San Francisco, California

    Session 1: The Crisis of Austerity

       
     

    Panel Moderator: Marshall Auerback 
    Patrick Honohan - Central Bank of Ireland - Austerity in Ireland (Audio) (PowerPoint)
    Jeffrey Sommers - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Austerity in the Baltics (Audio)
    James K. Galbraith - EPS, University of Texas- Austin, Austerity in Greece (Audio)

    Session Q&A audio

    Session video

    Session transcript

       
       
       
     

    Session 2: Balancing National Security and Transparency 

       
     

    Panel Moderator: Richard Kaufman - Bethesda Research Institute (Audio)
    Linda Bilmes - Harvard University (Audio)
    Richard Holt - Southern Oregon University (Audio)
    Ron Unz - The Unz Review (Audio)
    Daniel Ellsberg - Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (Audio)

    Video is available here

       
       
       
     

    Annual Dinner

     

    Honoring Daniel Ellsberg

    Monday, January 4, 2016

    Audio available here
    Video available
    here

     




     
     
      Richard Kaufman

     

    Peter Dale Scott

     

    Joseph Stiglitz

     



     

     

     

     

     

    Boston, Massachusetts

    Session 1:"Inequality: Challenge of the Century?" (Panel discussion)

       
     

    January 3, Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Panel Moderator: James K. Galbraith (EPS) PowerPoint
    Participants:
    Olivier Giovannoni (Bard College) PowerPoint
    Branko Milanovic (CUNY) PowerPoint
    Stephen Rose (George Washington Institute of Public Policy)
    Joseph Stiglitz (Columbia University)

       
       
      Session Video
     

    Session 2: US-Russia: Avoiding a New Cold War (Panel discussion)
    Session in honor of Michael Intriligator

       
     

    January 4, 2015, Boston Marriott Copley Place
    Panel Moderator: Richard Kaufman (Bethesda Research Institute)
    Participants:
    Robert Skidelsky (Warwick University) PowerPoint
    Allen Sinai (Decision Economics)
    Charles Knight (Project on Defense Alternatives)
    Stephen Walt (Harvard Kennedy School)
    James Carroll (The Boston Globe)

       
       
      Session Video
     

    Annual Dinner

     

    Honoring Robert Skidelsky

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

    Dinner Video

     
       
     

    James K. Galbraith

     

    Neva Goodwin

     

    L. Randall Wray

     

    Toast by Joseph E. Stiglitz

     

    Q&A

    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