Bosphorus Winter Workshop in Economics (BWWE) – December 28, 2007



9:00 – 9:30 Coffee & Tea
9:30 – 10:30 Aysegul Sahin – Federal Reserve Bank of New York (with B. Hobijn)
Firms and FlexibilityDiscussant: Remzi Kaygusuz – Sabanci University
10:30 – 11:30 Ahmet Akyol – York University (with K. Athreya)
Self-Employment and Unsecured CreditDiscussant: Christopher Sleet – Carnegie Mellon University
11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:45 Erhan Artuç – Koç University
Intergenerational Effects of Trade LiberalizationDiscussant: Bilgehan Karabay – Central Bank of Turkey
12:45 – 14:00 Lunch at Faculty Club
14:00 – 15:00 Şebnem Kalemli-Ozcan – University of Houston and NBER
Financial Integration, Institutions, and Development:
Historical Evidence from the 
Ottoman Empire
Discussant: Kivanc Karaman – Bogaziçi University
15:00 – 16:00 Şevin Yeltekin – Carnegie Mellon University (with C. Sleet)
Politically Sustainable Social InsuranceDiscussant: Mehmet Barlo – Sabancı University
16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 – 17:15 Sinan Sarpça – Koç University (with E. Hanushek and K. Yilmaz)
School Choice: Traditional Mechanisms and Extending the Poor’s Ability to Choose Discussant: Tolga Yuret – Koç University
17:15 – 18:30 Drinks at the Alumni Club
* Sponsored by TUSIAD-Koç University Economic Research Forum