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WESTERN SOCIAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION (WSSA)
58TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE

April 13-16, 2016
Grand Sierra Resort & Casino, Reno, NV

ECONOMICS: ASSOCIATION FOR INSTITUTIONAL THOUGHT (AFIT)

Conference Theme:
Social Innovation & Social Impact: From Institutional Theory to Policy and Practice


Coordinator: Tonia Warnecke, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

Panel 1            Roundtable: Institutional Inquiry: A Panel Discussion in Honor of Glen W. Atkinson
Thursday       8:00-9:30

Moderator       James T. Peach, New Mexico State University

Discussants:   James T. Peach, New Mexico State University
                     Richard V. Adkisson, New Mexico State University
                     Stephen P. Paschall, Lovett Bookman Harmon Marks, LLP
                     Glen W. Atkinson, University of Reno, Nevada

“J.R. Commons and the Financialization of the American Economy”
John P. Watkins, Westminster College

 

Panel 2            Thorstein Veblen: Contemporary Insights
Thursday       9:45-11:15

Moderator       Hendrik Van den Berg, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“Conspicuous Consumption and the Evolutionary Dynamic that Veblen Missed”
Jon D. Wisman, American University

“Veblen, Social-Network Analysis, and the Emergence of Production Capitalism”
John Hall, Portland State University

“Mills and Veblen: An Institutional Approach”
Matthew Klosterman, Portland State University

“Q and Investment: Tobin Versus Veblen”
Joe Ballegeer, University of Missouri – Kansas City

 

Panel 3            Gender, Youth & Social Change [AFIT/Women’s and Gender Studies]
Thursday       9:45-11:15

Moderator       Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

“Exploring the Dynamic Human Interactions that Shape Social Change: A Case Study of an Antitrafficking Social Entrepreneurial Effort”
Angie Kay Fuessel, George Washington University

“Social Innovation, Gender, and Technology”
Tonia L. Warnecke, Rollins College

“Economic Stress and Physical Intimate Partner Violence around the Time of Pregnancy: Do Institutions Matter?”
Jacqueline Strenio, University of Utah

 

Panel 4            AFIT Board Meeting

 

Panel 5            Panel in Honor of Anne Mayhew
Thursday       1:00-2:30

Moderator       Eric Hake, Catawba College

Discussants     Dell Champlain, Oregon State University
                     Anne Mayhew, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

“Understanding Economies of Speed: Ralph Ketner and his Five Fast Pennies”
Eric Hake, Catawba College

“The Birth of Free Market Economics”
Tony Maynard, Franklin & Marshall College

 

Panel 6            Environmental and Social Sustainability [AFIT/Economics: General]
Thursday       2:45-4:15

Moderator       Daniel A. Underwood, Peninsula College and University of Washington

“Economic, Ecological, and Social Sustainability: A Proposed Framework to Apply Social Innovations in the Case of China”
Vincent Yijiang Huang, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Development Economics and Green Jobs: How Fuzzy Logic Can Inform ELR”
Natália Bracarense, North Central College
Paulo Afonso Bracarense, Universidade Federal do Paraná

“Management, Stakeholders, and Climate Policy at Large U.S. Firms: An Institutionalist Analysis”
Nicholas Reksten, Sarah Lawrence College

“Which Factors are Most Influential in Encouraging or Dissuading Commercial Orlando Buildings to Seek LEED Certification?”
Katrina Zdanowicz, Rollins College

 

Panel 7            History of Institutional Thought: Contemporary Insights
Thursday       2:45-4:15

Moderator       John Henry, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“Wishful Thinking as Economic Theory: A Commentary on the Worldview of Alfred Marshall, the Employment Problem, and the Possibilities of Economic Chivalry”
Jean Arment, University of Utah

“The Studies in Social Economics of Léon Walras and his Far-Reaching Critique of Laissez Faire”
Arturo Hermann, National Statistical Institute, Italy

“Peter Kropotkin’s and Alexander Chayanov’s Prophesy of a Solidarity Economy: Forgotten Social Innovation”
Svetlana Kirdina, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences

“Industrial Capitalism—What Veblen, Ayres, and beyond add to Nef and Mantoux”
Stephen Bannister, University of Utah

 

Panel 8            AFIT Student Scholars Competition Awardees
Thursday       4:30-6:00

Moderator       John P. Watkins, Westminster College

Discussants     Jairo J. Parada, Universidad del Norte-Colombia
                      Bret Anderson, University of Rhode Island
                      John P. Watkins, Westminster College

“Miller Cedar Spartan Spy: Warren J. Samuels and the Institutional Reprieve of the Coase Theorem”
Ali Jalali, University of Utah

“One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: An Institutional Analysis of the Post-Soviet Transition in Belarus”
Mila Malyshava, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Economic Model Analysis and Economic Thought: Effect of Social Relations on Model Analysis”
Heidie George, University of Utah

 

Panel 9            AFIT Banquet

 

Panel 10          Roundtable: The Changing Environment of College Teaching and its Impact on Heterodox Economics
Friday             8:00-9:30

Moderator       Dell Champlin, Oregon State University

Discussants     Dell Champlin, Oregon State University
                     Janice Peterson, California State University, Fresno
                     Daniel A. Underwood, Peninsula College and University of Washington
                     Eric Hake, Catawba College
                     Paula Cole, University of Denver
                     Valerie Kepner, King’s College

 

Panel 11          Developing Economies I [AFIT/Globalization & Development]
Friday             9:45-11:15

Moderator       Natalia Bracarense, North Central College

“From Development to Poverty Management: Social Policy in Turkey between 2003 and 2014”
Yavuz Yasar, University of Denver; and Gamze Cavdar, Colorado State University

“Political Economy of India-Nepal Trade Blockade (trade embargo)”
Kalpana Khanal, Nichols College

“Social Entrepreneurship and Women’s Employment in China and India”
Tonia L. Warnecke, Rollins College

“Social Innovations for ‘Intelligent’ Territories: Fiction or Reality?”
Jairo J. Parada, Universidad del Norte-Colombia

 

Panel 12          Business Operations and Business Cycles: Institutional Perspectives
Friday             9:45-11:15

Moderator       Richard V. Adkisson, New Mexico State University

“Observations from the Re-emergence of Bottled Water”
Neal J. Wilson, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Intangible Assets and the Business Enterprise”
Avraham Izhar Baranes, Rollins College

“Reading on Business Cycles”
Kevin Furey, Chemeketa Community College

 

Panel 13          Book Review Panel: Just One More Hand: Life in the Casino Economy by Ellen Mutari and Deborah M. Figart
Friday             1:00-2:30

Moderator       Zdravka Todorova, Wright State University
Discussants     Ellen Mutari, Stockton University
                     Deborah M. Figart, Stockton University
                     Glen W. Atkinson, University of Nevada, Reno
                     Dell Champlin, Oregon State University
                     Janice Peterson, California State University, Fresno
                     William Waller, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

 

Panel 14          Community Development and the Social Fabric Matrix
Friday             2:45-4:15

Moderator       Neal J. Wilson, University of Missouri-Kansas City

“Capitals Transformation in Community Economic Development”
Jonathan Ramse, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Sustainable Community Economic Development: Asset Mapping and the Social Fabric Matrix as a Policy Planning Framework”
Daniel A. Underwood, Peninsula College and University of Washington; and Dan Friesner, North Dakota State University and Washington State University

“Relationship of Social Innovation, System Concerns, and the Social Fabric Matrix”
F. Gregory Hayden, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

 

Panel 15          Provisioning and Policymaking: Morality, Trust, and Social Action
Friday             2:45-4:15

Moderator       Bret Anderson, University of Rhode Island

“Relevance of Evolutionary Psychology for Economic Policy-making”
Rojhat B. Avsar, Columbia College, Chicago

“Trust and Reciprocity Drive Common Goods Allocation Norms”
Julia Puaschunder, The New School

“Ensuring Provisioning Security: Evolutionary Strategies for a Post-Capitalist Revolution”
Barbara Hopkins, Wright State University

“Answering Economic Imperialism with Social Action in the Academy”
Stefanie Cole, University of Missouri – Kansas City

 

Panel 16          Human Nature and Institutional Economics
Friday             4:30-6:00

Moderator       James T. Peach, New Mexico State University

“On the Nature of “Human Nature”: Making Economic Assumptions with an Evolutionary, Interdisciplinary, and Institutional Framework”
Jerome D. Cox, Wright State University

“Dewey’s Habit-Centered Psychology: Its Continued Relevance for Theory and Policy”
James L. Webb, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Processes and the Multidimensional Individual in Institutional Economics”
Zdravka Todorova, Wright State University

“Instincts and Care”
William Waller, Hobart & William Smith Colleges

 

Panel 17          Recent Advances in Institutional Thought
Saturday        8:00-9:30

Moderator       Rohjat B. Avsar, Columbia College, Chicago

“Subreption and Evolutionary Economics”
Joseph Mitchell-Nelson, John Hall, Portland State University; and Alexander Dunlap, Sussex University

“Logic of Scientific Investigation and The Evolutionary Process: Contributions for an abductive-indiciary model”
Manuel Ramon Souza Luz, Universidade Federal do ABC

“Peirce and Holmes: Institutionalism as a ‘Deductive’ Science”
Christian Dodge, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Urban Development in Original Institutional Economics”
Jordan Shipley, University of Missouri – Kansas City

 

Panel 18          Book Review Panel: Joseph Stiglitz’ The Great Divide [AFIT/Economics: General]
Saturday        9:45-11:15

Moderator       James T. Peach, New Mexico State University

Discussants     James T. Peach, New Mexico State University
                     Richard V. Adkisson, New Mexico State University
                     Tonia L. Warnecke, Rollins College
                     John P. Watkins, Westminster College

 

Panel 19          Employment and “Good Jobs” [AFIT/Women’s and Gender Studies]
Saturday        1:00-2:30

Moderator       Janice Peterson, California State University, Fresno

“Work-Family Policy and Economic Cycles in Western Europe: Bridging the Gaps in Women’s Labor Force Participation Research”
Kaitlyn Sims, California State University, Fresno

“Public Employment Guarantee: An Institutional Adjustment Towards an Inclusive Provisioning Process”
Brandon McCoy, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Defeminization of Manufacturing, Pre-Mature Deindustrialization, and Gender Competition for Good Jobs”
Bret Anderson, University of Rhode Island

 

Panel 20          Developing Economies II [AFIT/Globalization & Development]
Saturday        2:45-4:15

Moderator       Tonia L. Warnecke, Rollins College

“Institutions without Culture. Critique of Acemoglu and Robinson’s Theory of Economic Development”
Joanna Dzionek-Kozlowska and Rafal Matera, University of Lodz

“Technology and Authoritarianism in the Brazilian Military Dictatorship (1964-1985)”
Roberto Resende Simiqueli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

“Conservatism and Change in the June Journeys: An Exercise in Institutional Political Economy”
Manuel Ramon Souza Luz, Universidade Federal do ABC; and Roberto Resende Simiqueli, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

 

Panel 21          Innovation and Institutional Economics
Saturday        4:30-6:00

Moderator       Mitch Green, Department of Energy

“Mergers and Acquisitions and their Effect on Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry”
Avraham Izhar Baranes, Rollins College

“Innovation and Idolatry: Institutionalist and Post Keynesian Perspectives on the ‘Innovative Enterprise’ and the ‘Knowledge Economy’”
Erik Dean, Portland Community College

“An Empirically Grounded Institutional Analysis of Product Development”
Christian Spanberger, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Promoting the Innovation and Use of Vision in 21st Century Institutional Economics: Looking Backward to Look Forward”
Richard Wagner, Rockhurst University

 

Panel 22          Money, Finance, and Investment: Social Dimensions
Saturday        4:30-6:00

Moderator       Brandon McCoy, University of Missouri – Kansas City

“Islamic Finance and its Adaptation to the US Market”
Ayesha Tahir Hashmi, University of Texas at Dallas

“Social Innovation and the Social Economy of Money”
David Plante, Western State Colorado University

“Socio-psychological Motives of Socially Responsible Investors”
Julia Puaschunder, The New School