Economics: Faculty News

Howard Chernick gave several presentations at the Annual Meetings of the National Tax Association and a seminar at the International Institute of Public Finance, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Recently, he received a grant from the Russell Sage Foundation and from PSC-CUNY.
 
Publications:
 
“Predicting the impact of the U.S. housing crisis and 'Great Recession' on central city revenues” with A. Reschovsky and A. Langley, Publius: The Journal of Federalism.
 
“Revenue diversification and the financing of large American central cities” with A. Reschovsky and A. Langley, Public Finance and Management, 11(2): 138-59.
 
“The impact of the Great Recession and the housing crisis on the financing of America's largest cities” with A. Reschovsky and A. Langley, Regional Science and Urban Economics, 41: 372-81.
 



Peter Chow
 
Publications:
 
Contributor to ”Globalization, Dynamic Comparative Advantage and Taiwan’s Drive for Sustainable Development,” in R. Ash, J. Garver, and P. Prime (eds), Taiwan’s Democracy: Economic and Political Challenge, London and NY: Routledge.
 
Contributor to “The emerging trade bloc across the Taiwan Strait: the implications of ECFA and its aftermath for U.S. economic and strategic interests in East Asia” in C. Clark (ed.), The Changing Dynamics of the Relations among China, Taiwan and the United States. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishers.
 
Editor of National Identity and Economic Interest: Taiwan’s Competing Options and Their Implications for Regional Stability, (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). He contributed the chapter, “The ECFA, its impact on cross-strait relations, and implications for the United States.”
 
“The FTA music is playing in Asia: after ECFA, will Taiwan join the dance?” with D. Ciruiak, The International Trade Journal, 26, 1, 61-77.
 



Linda Edwards gave a presentation at the Western Economic Association Conference (San Francisco) and cochaired the Strategic Planning Council at the Graduate Center.
 



Christos Giannikos
 
Publication:
 
“Short sale constraints and dispersion of opinion: evidence from the Indian equity market,” The Financial Review, 47, 1, 115-43.
 



Devra Golbe received a PSC-CUNY grant.
 
Publication:
 
“How Do Share Repurchases Affect Ownership Concentration?” with I. Nyman, Journal of Corporate Finance, 20: 22-40.
 



Michael Grossman travelled around the world to give seminars at Tokyo University, Osaka University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, and Beer Sheva, Israel. He presented his work at several conferences in Santa Monica, California (Rand Corporation) and at the University of Minnesota, and gave the Memorial Lecture in Honor of Tadashi Yamada (Class of ‘81) at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Health Economics Association, Tokyo. On August 24th, 2011 he welcomed his fourth grandson, Jacob Bruce Turner, into the world.
 
Publication:
 
Economic Aspects of Obesity, edited with Naci Mocan (Class of ’89), Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
 



David Jaeger was named Research Associate (Labor Studies) with the NBER in April 2012 and acted as a guest editor of Labour Economics 18:6, the Conference Edition of the Joint European Association of Labor Economists/Society of Labor Economists meeting, London 2010. In addition, he presented at the ASSA meetings in Chicago, Wesleyan University, Stony Brook University, the University of Cologne, Columbia University, and the University of Mannheim.
 
Publication:
 
“The Struggle for Palestinian Hearts and Minds: Violence and Public Opinion in the Second Intifada” with E. Klor, S. Miaari, and M. D. Paserman, Journal of Public Economics, 96(3-4): 354-368.
 



Ted Joyce presented at the Guttmacher Institute, the Oregon WIC Advisory Board, the Baruch School of Public Affairs, and the RAND Corporation. He received grants from the US Department of Agriculture, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the National Institute on Health and Human Development. Dr. Joyce gave expert testimony in the case of Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Carole E. Ball, M.D. v. Dennis Daugaard, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of South Dakota, Southern Division.
 
Publications:
 
“The Supply-Side Economics of Abortion,” New England Journal of Medicine, 365(16): 1466-9.
 
“Regulating Abortion: Impact on Patients and Providers in Texas" with Sylvie Colman (class of ‘98), Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 30(4): 775-97.

[This article was the winner of the Raymond Vernon Memorial Price for the best research article in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management in 2011.] 
 



Charlotte Muller
 
Publication:
 
"Quelques reflexions sur le systeme de protection sociale et la question du genre aux Etats-Unis," Revue Francaise des Affaires Sociales, 2-3, 169-83.
 



Francesc Ortega was invited to present his work at Rutgers University, SUNY Stony Brook, GRIPS (Japan), and UC Davis. He also gave conferences in Spain, Switzerland, Japan, and Canada.
 
Publications:
 
"Immigration, Family Responsibilities and the Labor Supply of Skilled Native Women," with L. Farre and L. Gonzales, in The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 11, 1.
  
Labor-market Exposure as a Determinant of Attitudes toward Immigration” with J. Polijieva, Labour Economics, 19, 298-311.
 



Jonathan Peters was invited to present at the Newman Real Estate Institute (Baruch College), Universidad Politechnica de Madrid, and Stevens Institute of Technology, and gave talks at conferences in Washington, DC, and Toronto, Canada. Jonathan also served on the expert panel of the National Research Council in the area of greening the freight transportation system and is the Borough Council President of Fair Haven, New Jersey.
 
Publications:
 
“Just Who Should Pay for What? Vertical Equity, Transit Subsidy and Road Pricing: The Case of New York with J. Polavieja City” with J. Kramer, Journal of Public Transportation, Spring, 15(2): 117-136.
 
“Disaggregate Multimodal Travel Demand Modeling Based on Road Pricing and Access to Transit” with H. S. Shim and M. E. Kress, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2263: 57-65.
 
“Electronic Toll Collection Systems and Travel Demand: A Field Experiment of Toll Facilities in New York City” with H. S. Shim, Journal of Regional Studies and Development, 20(1): 407-438.
 
“Applying Lorenz Curves to a Detailed Data Set of User of Metropolitan Transportation Administration Bridges in New York City” with C. Gordon, Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2221: 96-103.
 



Sangeeta Pratap was invited to present her work at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Stony Brook University, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and participated at meetings in Indiana. Dr. Pratap was awarded grants from FUNDEF (Fundación de Estudios Financieros), Hunter College, and PSC-CUNY.
 
Publications:
 
“Financial Frictions and Total Factor Productivity: Accounting for the real effects of financial crises” with C. Urrutia, Review of Economic Dynamics, 2012, 15(3): 336-358.

“Financial Crises and Labor Market Turbulence” with E. Quintin, Journal of Monetary Economics, 58 (6-8): 601- 615.
 



Robert Schwartz presented at the 2012 FMA Annual Meeting (Atlanta), the Istanbul Stock Exchange, and the Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs. He also organized conferences and seminars at Oslo, Amsterdan, Baruch College, the University of Delaware, London Business School, and Cardiff University.
 
Publications:
 
Volatility, edited with John A. Byrne and Antoinette Colaninno (Springer Science+Business Media, 2013).
 
“Order Revelation at Market Openings” with Archishman Chakraborty and Michael Pagano, Journal of Financial Markets, 15, 2, lead article, pages 127-328.
 
“Herd on the Street,” invited editorial, with Daniel Jupiter and Thomas Schlumprecht, Journal of Portfolio Management, Fall 2011.
 



Purvi Sevak presented at the APPAM (Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management) meetings and at the University of New Hampshire. Recently, Professor Sevak received two grants from the Social Security Administration, and one from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.
 
Publication:
 
“House Prices and Marital Stability” with M. Farnham and L. E. Schmidt, American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 101(3): 615-619.
 



Yochanan Shachmurove presented his work at ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania; at the University of Malaga, Spain; and at conferences in Washington, DC, and Rochester, NY. He received grants from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and City College.
 
Publications:
 
“Giffen Goods in a Transition Economy: Subsistence Consumption in Russia,” with J. Szyrmer, Frontiers in Finance and Economics, 8(2): 27-48.
 
“String of Defaults: Spanish Financial Crises through the Years,” with T. Shachmurove, AESTIMATIO, The IEB International Journal of Finance, 2, 168-187.
 
“A Historical Overview of Financial Crises in the United States,” Global Finance Journal, 23(3): 217-31.
 
“The Financial Crisis: What is there to Learn?” with T. Kowalski, Global Finance Journal, 23, 3, 238-48.

[Both articles, “A Historical Overview of Financial Crises in the United States” and “The Financial Crisis: What is there to Learn?” were published simultaneously in “The Financial Crisis: What Lessons Can Be Learned?” Poznan University of Economics Review, 11(1)]
 
“Diversification and Specialization Paradox in Developing Country Trade” with M. Kellman, Review of Development Economics, 15(2): 212-222.
 
“Geography and Venture Capital Investment in the U.S. 1995-2009” with E. Shachmurove, in D. Cumming (ed.) Handbook of Entrepreneurial Finance, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Ch. 31, 938-965, Oxford University Press.
 



Merih Uctum presented at the meetings at Boston, William Patterson University, and in Manila, Philippines. She also received a PSC-CUNY grant.
 
Publications:
 
“Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment: FDI Halo vs. Pollution Haven” with Nadia Doytch (class of ‘97), International Sustainable Development Research Society Newsletter, 1, 14-16.
 
“Sectoral Growth Effects of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions” with Nadia Doytch (class of ‘97), Eastern Economic Journal, 38, 3: 319-330.
 
“Does the worldwide shift of FDI from manufacturing to services accelerate economic growth: a GMM estimation study,” with Nadia Doytch (class of ‘97), Journal of International Money and Finance, 30: 410-27.
 



Wim Vijverberg gave a presentation at the CUNY Graduate Center.
 
Publication:
 
“Public Infrastructure as a Determinant of Intertemporal and Interregional Productive Performance in China” with F.-C. Fu and C.-P C. Vijverberg, Journal of Productivity Analysis, 36(1): 91-111.
 



Simone Wegge was awarded a Collaborative Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a research project titled “Moving Beyond ‘Rags to Riches’: New York’s Irish Immigrants and Their Surprising Savings Accounts.”
 



Liuren Wu presented at conferences in Mont Tremblant, Québec; Fordham University; and New York University, and gave talks at Northwestern University and New York University.
 
Publications:
 
“Variance Swaps on Time-Changed Levy Processes” with P. Carr and R. Lee, Finance and Stochastics, 16(2): 335-355.
 
“A Simple Robust Link Between American Puts and Credit Protection” with P. Carr, Review of Financial Studies, 24(2): 473-505.
 
“Uncovered Interest-Rate Parity Over the Past Two Centuries” with J. R. Lothian, Journal of International Money and Finance, 24(2): 473-505.
 
“Variance Dynamics: Joint Evidence from Options and High-Frequency Returns,” Journal of Econometrics, 160(1), 280-287.
 

Submitted on: JUL 16, 2013

Category: Economics