Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events

Ohio Association of Economists and Political Scientists (OAEPS)

Kennedy Union

University of Dayton

September 16-17, 2022

The entire OAEPS Conference at UD will take place in the Kennedy Union (KU)

Friday, September 16, 2022

5:00 PM                OAEPS BOARD MEETING – Kennedy Union, Room 311

7:00 PM                 Guest Speaker: Peter Bronson

                               “The Underground Economy of the Underworld”

                                Kennedy Union (KU) Ballroom

Peter Bronson is a former Editor and columnist for The Cincinnati Enquirer.  Under his leadership the Enquirer was judged Best Editorial Page in Ohio for four consecutive years.  He is the author of eight books, including his recent publications Not in Our Town (2022) and Forbidden Fruit(2020).  His presentation will examine organized crime in the Mid-West, culminating with the Beverly Hills Supper Club fire in Southgate, KY in 1977.

Saturday, September 17, 2022

8:00 AM – Registration – 2nd Floor Lobby, Kennedy Union

                 – Coffee, juice and rolls available prior to the first session

8:20 AM – Opening Remarks/Welcome – Greg Arburn, OAEPS President

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM: Breakout Sessions I

2nd Floor Kennedy Union

PANEL IMethodology, Markets, and Mayhem Room: KU 207

Chair/Discussant: Jonathan Andreas, Bluffton University

“Derivatives Markets and Market Failure,” Gregory Arburn, University of Findlay

“Autocracy and Corruption: Evidence from Firm-Level Surveys,” Tuan Viet Le, University of Findlay

“The Methodology of Multiple Regressions for National GDP per Capita in the World Between OCE and 1940.” Robert Rogers, Ashland University

PANEL II: Government, Regulation, and Social Welfare Room: KU 211

Chair-Discussant: Amanda Cook, Bowling Green State University

“On the Social Welfare Implications of Policies Designed to Promote the Adoption of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology.” Joseph E. Duggan, Jr, University of Dayton and Jonathan D. Ogland-Hand, Carbon Solutions, LLC

“Mitigating the Wicked Problem of Government Distrust: How Transparency and Accountability can combat Government Distrust,” Austin N. Kaiser, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

“Engaging Students with Ethics to Teach Economics: A Proposal,” David McClough, Ohio Northern University

PANEL III: Political Parties and Elections Room: KU 222

Chair/Discussant: M. Garrett Roth, Gannon University

“Party Networks Online: Using Facebook to Identify ‘Us’ and ‘Them,’” A. Lee Hannah, Wright State University, Kevin Reuning and Anne Whitesell, Miami University.

“Who Rules? Party Convergence, Activists, and Social Networks in the Invisible Primary” Colin Swearingen, John Carroll University

“The Moderating Effects of Partisanship on the Political Feedback Theory” Zachary Morris, Kent State University

9:45-10:00: Coffee Break

10:00 AM – 11:10 AM – Breakout Sessions II

PANEL IV: Health Economics Room: KU 222

Chair/Discussant: Tuan Viet Le, University of Findlay

“When Health Insurers are not insuring: Administrative Services only Business and its Role in the U.S. Private Health Insurance Market,” Amanda Cook, Bowling Green State University and Tice Sirmans, Illinois State University

“Impact of Covid-19 on jobs in Ohio’s Healthcare Sector,” Saannidhya Rawat, University of Cincinnati

“Medical Marijuana Access for Disadvantaged Populations: The High Risk of Treatment while in Federally Subsidized Housing,” A. Lee Hannah, Wright State University and Erin D. Fisher, Purdue University

Panel V: Natural and Unnatural Population Loss Room: KU 207

Chair/Discussant: Greg Arburn, University of Findlay

“The Exodus from Kosovo: Why Europe’s Newest Nation is Experiencing Rapid Population Decline” Erwin F. Erhardt, III, University of Cincinnati

“Impacts of the Buckeye State’s Response to COVID-19: A Spatiotemporal Analysis of Opioid Overdose Deaths,” Austin N. Kaiser, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

Panel VI: Economic Thought Room: KU 211

Chair/Discussant: Charles Moul, Miami University

“What is Reason? – The Groundless Nihilism about Reasons Prompted by the Discipline of Economics,” Janus (Kevin) Quinn, Bowling Green State University

“The Financial Crisis: Insights from Veblin,” David McClough, Ohio Northern University

“The Ordinalist Philosophy of Measurement in Economics,” Jonathan Andreas, Bluffton University

11:10-11:20 – Break

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM – Breakout Sessions III

Panel: VII:  Economic Behaviors, Perceptions, and Reality Room: KU 222

Chair/Discussant: Joseph Duggan, University of Dayton

“Flying Under the Radar: Tacit Collusion and Price Dispersion in the U.S. Airline Industry,” Charles C. Moul and Henry J. Shaneyfelt, Miami University

“Identifying Lemon Drivers using Cell Phone Data,” Mark L. Wilson, West Virginia State University

“From Santa Claus to Krampus? The Effect of Inflation on Public Opinion Toward Federal Fiscal Policy,” M. Garrett Roth, Gannon University

Panel VIII: Effective Communications Room: KU 207

Chair/Discussant: Zachary Morris, Kent State University

“Congressional Communication During COVID: Using textual Analysis to Explore Content of Congressional Press Releases at a Time of Public Health Crisis,” Greta Maras, Johns Hopkins University

“Connecting Classrooms and Careers: A Skill-based Approach for American Government,” Brandon C. Waite and Darren Wheeler, Ball State University

Panel IX: State Politics in Ohio and Kentucky

Room: KU 211

Chair and Discussant: Colin Swearingen

“Ohio’s Congressional Dynasties,” Philip A. Grant, Pace University

“Kentucky Election Administration and Security,” Shauna Reilly and James Walden, Northern Kentucky University

12:30 P.M.- 1:45 PM: Lunch and Keynote Speaker

Featured Keynote Speaker, Todd Schwartz, Director, European American
Chamber of Commerce—Greater Cincinnati
, “Trends and Challenges in
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Across the Cincinnati Tri-State Region”

Kennedy Union Torch Lounge, KU (1st Floor)

Information forthcoming…

1:45 – 2:15 PM: OAEPS Business Meeting and Adjournment

Kennedy Union Torch Lounge (1st Floor)






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