Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) 2010 Meeting

22 February 2010 12:00AM

The department of economics will host the 2010 meeting of the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics (DITE) beginning this Thursday, Feb. 25. Funded by the National Science Foundation, DITE is an initiative to increase the tenure rates among young minority faculty around the country.

"We had excellent participation by our faculty in these sessions last year," said department chair Patrick Bayer. "I hope that we continue the tradition of contributing our time and energy to this important effort."

On Friday morning, presentations by young faculty on their research will take place in Room 136 of the Social Sciences Building with lunch following at the Faculty Commons. The full meeting will continue through the weekend. See the information below for more details.

Full Meeting Agenda

Friday morning program and papers:

8:05 am to 8:50 am - “Long-Run Impacts Of School Desegregation and School Quality on Adult Health,” Rucker Johnson, University of California – Berkeley

8:55 am  to 9:40 am -  “Luxury, Crisis, & Consumption: Sir James Steuart, Mirabeau, and the Eighteenth-Century Luxury Debate,”  Aida Ramos, West Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University

9:50 am to 10:35 am -  “The Idea Commercialization Gap in Pink and Black,” Lisa Cook, Michigan State University

10:40 am to 11:25 am -  “New Trends in Latin America and their Implications for Foreign Direct Investment,” Luisa Blanco, Pepperdine University