Panel: American Indian Economic Development and Policy Options
(Social Equity)

Saturday, November 8, 2014: 10:15 AM-11:45 AM
San Juan (Convention Center)

*Names in bold indicate Presenter

Panel Organizers:  Randall Akee, University of California, Los Angeles
Panel Chairs:  Jonathan Taylor, Taylor Policy Group
Discussants:  Miriam Jorgensen, University of Arizona and Randall Akee, University of California, Los Angeles


The Institutional Determinants of Credit on American Indian Reservations
Richard Todd1, Joseph Guse2, Peter Grajzl2, Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl3 and Michael Williams4, (1)Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, (2)Washington and Lee University, (3)Virginia Military Institute, (4)Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis



The Role of Cultural and Formal Institutions in American Indian Economic Development, 19902010
Miriam Jorgensen, University of Arizona and Jonathan Taylor, Taylor Policy Group



The Effects of Household Income Transfers on Young Adult Educational Attainment and Personality Traits: Evidence from a Quasi-Experiment on an American Indian Reservation
Emilia Simeonova1, Randall Akee2, Jane Costello3, Adrian Angold3 and William Copeland3, (1)Johns Hopkins University, (2)University of California, Los Angeles, (3)Duke University



Constitutions and Economic Development Evidence from the American Indian Nations
Randall Akee, University of California, Los Angeles, Uwe Sunde, University of Munich and Miriam Jorgensen, University of Arizona


This panel brings together four different papers that examine the conditions and level of Economic Development on American Indian reservations. The four papers examine different aspects of obstacles and potential policy options to improving outcomes on the reservations.
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