January 3-5, 2004, San Diego, CA
PLENARY SESSION AND RECEPTION
Friday, January 2, 7:00 p.m. San Diego Ballroom C, Marriott President Charles K. Wilbur, Presiding
TIMUR KURAN University of Southern California
"Islam and Economic Development"
Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Law, and King Faisal Professor of Islamic Thought and Culture at the University of Southern California. His teaching and research draw on multiple disciplines, including economics, political science, sociology, psychology, history, and legal studies.
He has written extensively on the evolution of preferences and institutions, with theoretical contributions to the study of hidden preferences, the unpredictability of social revolutions, the dynamics of ethnic conflict, and the evolution of morality. His best known theoretical work is Private Truths. Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification (Harvard University Press), which deals with the repercussions of being dishonest about what one knows and wants. Since its original publication in 1995, this book has appeared also in German, Swedish, and Turkish.
RECEPTION WILL FOLLOW
Saturday, January 3, 8:00 a.m. Lucadia, Marriott
Session Title: Artists as Producers of Culture
Presiding: Charles M. Gray, University of Saint Thomas
Thomas Smith, University of Illinois at Chicago The Relationship Between Unearned and Earned Revenue: The Case for Artists.
Neil Alper and Gregory Wassail, Northeastern University--"Artists" Careers: An Analysis of the Rewards and Passages.
David Throsby and William Bryant, Macquarie University--Creativity and the Output of Artistic Goods.
Discussants: Arthur Brooks, Syracuse University Charles M. Gray, University of Saint Thomas
Saturday, January 3, 10:15 a.m. Lucadia, Marriott
Session Title: Culture and the Effects of Knowledge Transfers
Presiding: Hans E. Jensen, University of Tennessee
Caroline Hussler, Universite Louis Pasteur Knowledge Spillovers in Europe: Does Cultural Distance Check the Economic and Technological Convergence Among European Countries?
Steve Suranovic and Robert Winthrop, The George Washington University--Cultural Effects of Trade Liberalization.
Donald G. Richards, Indiana State University How the WTO Takes the "Culture" Out of Agriculture.
Teodoro Dario Togati, University of Turin The New Economy and Post-Modernism.
Discussants: Matias Vernengo, Kalamazoo College. Julie Gallaway, University of Missouri-Rolla
Saturday, January 3, 2:30 p.m. Lucadia, Marriott
Joint Session with the Union for Radical Political Economics
Session Title: Consumer Society and Economic Representations
Presiding: John B. Davis, Marquette University
Allan MacNeill, Webster University Radical Political Economy of Consumer Society
Martha A. Starr, American University Saving, Spending and Self-Control: Problematics of the Self in Consumer Society.
Bruce Pietrykowski, University of Michigan-Dearborn Contested Consumption: Feminist and Radical Readings of Home Economics.
William H. Redmond, Bowling Green State University On the Increasing Rationalization of Society: Home Equity, Fungibility and Consumption
Discussants: Christopher Gunn, Hobart and William Smith Colleges Jack Amariglio, Merrimack College
Sunday, January 4, 10:15 a. …