2012 Conference: AALIMS Conference on Economic and Political Development of the Muslim World
APRIL 6, 2012 - 1:00PM TO APRIL 7, 2012 - 5:00PM
LOCATION: KORET-TAUBE CONFERENCE CENTER, ROOM 120
Presentations will explore a variety of issues concerning political economy of the Muslim World, including economic performance, political participation, activism, identity formation, and institutional change. The conference will commence with a half-day graduate student workshop. Organized jointly by Stanford University’s Sohaib and Sara Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies and the Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies (AALIMS), the conference is co-sponsored by Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) and Stanford Center for International Development(SCID). The event is the third installment of the AALIMS conference series. The first AALIMS conference took place at Duke University in 2010 and the second at Harvard University in 2011. The 2013 Conference will be hosted by the Baker Institute at Rice University.
Friday April 6: 2:00 pm Welcoming Remarks
2:00 pm- 3:30 pm: Attitudes and Discrimination
” ‘One Muslim is Enough!’ Evidence from a Field Experiment in France”
“How Deeply Held are Anti-American Attitudes among Pakistani Youth? Evidence Using Experimental Variation in Information”
Federal Reserve Bank of New York
4:00- 5:30 pm: Religious Tolerance / Education
"Trade, Institutions and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia"
" For the Love of the Republic: Education, Secularism, and Empowerment"
Stockholm School of Economics
Saturday April 7: 9:00 am- 10:30 am: Islam and Economic Performance
The Printing Press, Reformation, and Legitimization
“Islam, Islamism and the State“
University of Namur
11:00 am- 12:30 pm: Capital Accumulation on the Eve of Industrialization
“Wealth, Power and Death: Capital Accumulation and Imperial Confiscations in the Ottoman Empire (1453-1839)
” ‘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
University of California, Berkeley
"Democratic Change in the Arab World, Past and Present"
“Does Insurance Increase Trust?: Experimental Evidence on Institutional Design in Jordan and the United States”
The American University in Cairo
4:00 pm- 5:30 pm: Activism and Revivalism
University of Colorado
Faith Based Organizations
University of California, Irvine