2012 Conference Schedule

Posted on August 6th, 2012 in Uncategorized

ABBASI PROGRAM – AALIMS CONFERENCE ON ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE MUSLIM WORLD

APRIL 6-7, 2012
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building, Koret-Taube Conference Center, Room 120
(366 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA, map & directions)
RSVP. All sessions are free and open to the public.


FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012

2:00 pm: Welcoming Remarks by Timur Kuran

2:00 pm- 3:30 pm: Attitudes and Discrimination

Session Chair: Asim Khwaja (Harvard University)

David Laitin
(Stanford University), ” ‘One Muslim is Enough!’ Evidence from a Field Experiment in France

Basit Zafar (Federal Reserve Bank of New York), “How Deeply Held are Anti-American Attitudes among Pakistani Youth? Evidence Using Experimental Variation in Information


3:30 pm- 4:00 pm: Coffee Break

4:00- 5:30 pm: Religious Tolerance / Education

Session Chair: Ali Yaycıoğlu (Stanford University)

Saumitra Jha
(Stanford University), “Trade, Institutions and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia

Erik Meyersson (Stockholm School of Economics), ” ‘For the Love of the Republic’: Education, Religion, and Empowerment in Turkey

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012


9:00 am- 10:30 am: Islam and Economic Performance

Session Chair: Mahmoud El-Gamal (Rice University)

Jared Rubin (Chapman University), “The Printing Press, Reformation, ad Legitimization

Jean-Philippe Platteau (University of Namur), “Islam, Islamism and the State

10:30am – 11:00 AM: Coffee Break


11:00 am- 12:30 pm: Capital Accumulation on the Eve of Industrialization

Session Chair: Saumitra Jha (Stanford University)

Ali Yaycıoğlu (Stanford University), “Wealth, Power and Death: Capital Accumulation and Imperial Confiscations in the Ottoman Empire (1453-1839)”

Seven Ağır (Yale University), ” ‘Gedik’ as Transferrable Partnership in Asset Ownership: Legal and Organizational Change in Ottoman Urban Businesses, 1789-1838
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm: Institutional Heritage and Its Consequences

Session Chair: Steve Fish (University of California- Berkeley)

Eric Chaney (Harvard University), “Democratic Change in the Arab World, Past and Present

Mohamad Al-Ississ (American University of Cairo), “Does Insurance Increase Trust?:  Experimental Evidence on Institutional Design in Jordan and the United States

 

3:30 pm- 4:00 pm: Coffee Break


4:00 pm- 5:30 pm: Activism and Revivalism

Session Chair: Murat Iyigun (University of Colorado- Boulder)

Jean-Paul Carvalho (University of California- Irvine), “Faith-based Organizations

The conference is sponsored by the  Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies, the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS),  Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and  Stanford Center for International Development (SCID).

 

Contact: Dr. Burcak Keskin- Kozat (Associate Director, Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies), abbasiprogram@stanford.edu

 

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