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Conference Program

Gleacher Center University of Chicago Booth School of Business
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60611
October 15-17, 2010


Friday, October 15, 2010

9:00- 9:15 Introductory Remarks
Hadi Salehi Esfahani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Guity Nashat (University of Illinois, Chicago)
 

Session 1: Oil Prices and Volatility in Iran’s Economy

Chair: Nader Habibi (Brandeis University)
9:15- 9:55 How Important Are Oil and Money Shocks in Explaining Housing Market Fluctuations of an Oil-Exporting Country?: Evidence from Iran
Nasser Khiabani (Institute for Management and Planning Studies)
Discussant: Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge University & USC)
9:55-10:35 Exchange Rate Volatility and Demand for Money in Iran
Sahar Bahmani (Georgia Southern University)
Mohsen Bahmani-Oskooee (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Discussant: Farhad Nili (Central Bank of Iran & Sharif University of Technology)
10:35-10:55 Coffee break
 

Session 2: Market and Management Efficiency

Chair: Hassanali Mehran (Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran)
10:55-11:35 Efficiency, Events, Returns, and Risk in Tehran Stock Exchange
Mohammad R. Jahan-Parvar (East Carolina University)
Hassan Mohammadi (Illinois State University)
Golaleh Moshrefi (Illinois State University)
Discussant: Esfandiar Maasoumi (Emory University)
11:35-12:15 A Review of Iranian Aviation Industry: Victim of Sanctions or Creation of Mismanagement?
Ali Dadpay (Clayton State University & Sharif University of Technology)
Discussant: Vahid Nowshirvani (The Persian Heritage Foundation)
12:15-13:30 Lunch
 

Session 3: Institutional Transformation and Political Economy in Iran

Chair: Guity Nashat (University of Illinois-Chicago)
13:30-14:10 Similar Histories, Different Outcomes: Comparative Analysis of the Institutional Transformation in Iran and Turkey
Esra Ceviker Gurakar (Marmara University)
Discussant: Nader Habibi (Brandeis University)
14:10-14:50 The Rise of the Middle Class in Iran
Amir Kermani (MIT)
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Tech)
Discussant: Hassanali Mehran (Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran)
14:50-15:30 Voting Behavior in Multiple Round Elections: An Analysis of Iran's 2005 Presidential Election
Mohammad Mirhosseini (Northern Illinois University)
Discussant: Mohammad Rahmati (University of Texas at Austin)
15:30-16:00 Coffee break
 

Session 4: Remembering Mehdi Samii

Chair: Vahid Nowshirvani (The Persian Heritage Foundation)
16:00-18:00

Macroeconomic Policymaking in Iran in the 1960s and 1970s
Panelists:
Alinaghi Alikhani (Former Minister of Economy of Iran)
Hassanali Mehran (Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran)

Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge University & USC)

Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Tech)

 

Dinner

19:00-21:30 Dinner

Saturday, October 16, 2010

8:45- 8:50

Welcome Remarks
Fred Donner (University of Chicago)

 

Session 5: Fertility Dynamics in Iran

(Joint Session with Persian Gender Network, PGN)

Chair: Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge University & USC)
8:50- 9:30 How Subsidies Have Shaped Evolution of Fertility and Human Capital in the Iranian Economy?
Farid Farrokhi (Sharif University of Technology)
Farhad Nili (Central Bank of Iran & Sharif University of Technology)
Discussant: Hassan Mohammadi (Illinois State University)
9:30-10:10 The Driving Forces of Iran's Baby Boom
Farid Farrokhi (Sharif University of Technology)
Mohammad Rahmati (University of Texas at Austin)
Discussant: Hadi Salehi Esfahani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
10:10-10:50 Fertility Decline and Health House Construction in Rural Iran
Ali Hashemi (Virginia Tech)
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Tech)
Discussant: Fatemeh Etemad Moghadam (Hofstra University)
10:50-11:10 Coffee break
 

Session 6: Gender and Economic and Social Participation

(Joint Session with Persian Gender Network, PGN)

Chair: Nadereh Chamlou (The World Bank)
11:10- 11:50 Gender, Education, Family Structure, and the Allocation of Labor in Iran
Hadi Salehi Esfahani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
Parastoo Shajari (Institute for Research on Money and Finance)
Discussant: Ali Dadpay (Clayton State University & Sharif University of Technology)
11:50-12:30 Women and Social Protest in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Moghadam Fatemeh (Hofstra University)
Discussant: Parvin Alizadeh (London Metropolitan University)
12:30-14:00 Lunch
 

Session 7: Intra-Household Resource Allocation and Poverty Trends

Chair: Massoud Karshenas (SOAS)
14:00- 14:40 Gender Ratio and Intra-Household Collective Decision Process: Evidences from Iranian Households Labor Supply
Gholamreza Keshavarz Haddad (Sharif University of Technology)
Discussant: Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Tech)
14:40- 15:20 Decomposition of a Change in Poverty in Terms of Growth and Redistribution Factors in Iran (2000- 2004)
Esfandiar Maasoumi (Emory University)
Vahid Mahmoudi (University of Tehran)
Discussant: Massoud Karshenas (SOAS)
15:20-15:40 Coffee break
 

Session 8: Plenary Panel

Chair: Hashem Pesaran (Cambridge University & USC)
15:40-17:10 The International Iranian Economic Association and Research on the Iranian Economy
Panelists:
Noosheen Hashemi (HAND Foundation)
Massoud Karshenas (SOAS)
Farhad Nili (Central Bank of Iran & Sharif University of Technology)
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani (Virginia Tech)
17:10-17:20 Closing Remarks
Hadi Salehi Esfahani (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
 

AWARDS Ceremony, Dinner, and Cultural Event

(Joint Events with Persian Gender Network, PGN)
18:00-18:30 Awards Ceremony
19:00-20:30 Dinner
20:30-22:00

Screening of a Documentary by Pejman Akbarzadeh

Hayedeh: Legendary Persian Diva


Sunday, October 17, 2010

 

Special Event

The University of Chicago Campus

12:30- 15:00

Symposium of Nobel Laureates and Eminent Chicago Economists

(Place: Harper Center, University of Chicago)

(Jointly held with GERPA/ANGED/PGN at Harris School for Public Policy)

Speakers:
Professor Roger Myerson (2007 Nobel Laureate in Economics)
Professor Marianne Bertrand (Chris P. Dialynas Prof. of Economics, U of Chicago)
Professor Kevin Murphy (George J. Stigler Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, U of Chicago)

Professor Gary Becker (1992 Nobel Laureate in Economics)

15:00-15:30 Coffee break
15:30-17:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A
17:00-18:00 Walking Tour of Nobel Alley
18:00- 20:00 Reception at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

(Last updated on October 8, 2010.)