Genoeconomics at the AEA Annual Meeting

The preliminary program for January’s American Economic Association annual meeting is available, with a session dedicated to genoeconomics. I’ve posted on the first of the papers before.

Jan 06, 2013 8:00 am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Elizabeth Ballroom C
American Economic Association

Genes and Economic Behavior (D8)
Presiding: DAVID LAIBSON (Harvard University)

The Genetic Architecture of Economic and Political Preferences
DAVID CESARINI (New York University)
CHRIS DAWES (New York University)
CHRISTOPHER F. CHABRIS (Union College)
MAGNUS JOHANNESSON (Stockholm School of Economics)
DAVID I. LAIBSON (Harvard University)

Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies of Educational Attainment
DANIEL J. BENJAMIN (Cornell University and NBER)
DAVID CESARINI (New York University)
PHILIPP KOELLINGER (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
MATHIJS VAN DER LOOS (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
NIELS RIETVELD (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Genetic Modulation of the Effects of Tobacco Taxation on Use
JASON FLETCHER (Yale University)

Meta-Analysis of Genome-Wide Association Studies of Well-Being
JAN-EMMANUEL DE NEVE (University College London & Centre for Economic Performance (LSE))
MEIKE BARTELS (VU University Amsterdam)
BOB KRUEGER (University of Minnesota)
NIELS RIETVELD (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
PHILIPP KOELLINGER (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Discussants:
DAVID I. LAIBSON (Harvard University)
ALDO RUSTICHINI (University of Minnesota)
ANDREW CAPLIN (New York University)
JOHN CAWLEY (Cornell University)

Evolutionary biology also gets a slot in the session on the historical origins of comparative development:

Jan 06, 2013 10:15 am, Manchester Grand Hyatt, Randle A
American Economic Association

On the Historical Origins of Comparative Development (O1)
Presiding: HOLGER STRULIK (University of Goettingen)

Genetic Diversity and Ethnic Civil Conflict
CEMAL EREN ARBATLI (Brown University)
QUAMRUL ASHRAF (Williams College)
ODED GALOR (Brown University)

This paper might be an interesting addition to the debate about Ashraf and Galor’s paper on genetic diversity and economic development. The potential for conflict due to higher levels of genetic diversity is half of their argument for a hump-shaped relationship between genetic diversity and economic development, and it could do with some support.

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