Conference & Hotel Information

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The 48th Annual GABEE Conference will Occur at
Mountain Creek Inn in Callaway Resort and Gardens

April 16-17, 2020

17800 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

To get our specially negotiated price ($159 per night, Group Block Code: GOBE041620) for YOUR room,
please call to the toll free number, 888-604-9003. This number is dedicated number just for this conference.

Thursday, April 16th, 2020

4:00 p.m.                               Registration                                                          Lobby

5:00 – 6:00 p.m.                   Student Poster Presentations (TBD)                   

6:15 – 8:00 p.m.                   Dinner and Speaker    (TBD)

short bio of the guest speaker:

Friday, April 17th, 2020

7 – 8:30 a.m.                        Breakfast                                                              (TBD)

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.                   Business Meeting                                                (TBD)

9:00 – 1:00 p.m.                   Concurrent Sessions                                            (TBD)

1:15 – 2:55 p.m.                   Lunch and Guest Speaker                                  (TBD)

2:55 p.m.                               Closing Remarks and Adjournment                (TBD)

Sourwood 2&3

9:00-9:20 a.m. Vivian Kirby, Unleashing the Potential of Ecuador’s Human Capital and Natural Resources

9:25-9:45 a.m. Francis Makamu, Land reform, Property Rights and Private Investment: Evidence from a Planned Settlement in Rural Tanzania

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Coffee break

10:00-10:20 a.m. Yongseung Han, Willingness to Pay for Online Course and Taking Online Class

10:25-10:45 a.m. Hiuko Adams, Team Learning: An investigation of the Impact of Small Study Groups on Students’ Self Efficacy and Achievement

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Coffee break and Checkout

11:15 – 11:35 a.m. John Barkoulas &Arav Ouandlous , Nonlinearities in cryptocurrency markets

11:40 – 12:00 a.m. Donald Ariail, PwC and the Colonial Bank Fraud: Ethical Lapses & Violations of Auditing Standards

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Coffee Break

12:15 – 12:35 p.m. Michael Patrono & Murat Doral, The Economics of Immigration: Teaching the Controversy

12:40 – 1:00 p.m. Robert Hopkins, Signals from the Yield Curve

Sourwood 4&5

9:00 a.m. Mona Ray, Measuring Regional Program Effectiveness in Fostering Self-Reliance Among Indian Sex-Workers

9:25-9:45 a.m. Jordan Ball, Does Teacher Autonomy affect Teachers Per Capita?

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. Coffee break

10:00-10:20 a.m Mark J. Flowers, Freeriding: An Exploration into the Narratives on NATO

10:25-10:45 a.m. Neetu Kaushik, Impact of FREDcast on Student Engagement and Performance in Introductory Macroeconomic Class

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. Coffee break and Checkout

11:15 – 11:35 a.m. Donna Danns & George Danns, The Pursuit of Entrepreneurship by Youths in the Caribbean: Support, Challenges and Optimism

11:40 – 12:00 a.m. Franklin Imarhiagbe, The Impact of the Trade War on the US and the Chinese Economies: Effects of Tariff Increase on the US Agricultural Sector and the Chinese Manufacturing Sector.

12:00 – 12:15 p.m. Coffee Break

12:15 – 12:35 p.m. Zeynep Kelani, Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy: a New Kind of Collective Intelligence and Smarter Organizations, Smarter Classrooms

12:40 – 1:00 p.m. Jose Mesquita and Ken Heineck, Pearson MyLab Economics/Finance Presentation: How Pearson’s MyLab Economics/Finance can enhance the teaching and learning of economics and finance!

Lunch will be served after the last speaker, and we are honored to welcome our lunchtime guest speaker:

Princeton Williams

Senior Outreach Program Manager

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Princeton joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s outreach team in 2018. He oversees a variety of outreach efforts, particularly in the areas of the Monetary Museum and the Bank’s economic education program.

From 2006 to 2018, Princeton led the Dallas Fed’s outreach programs, including their economic education and museum programs. He curated a special exhibit commemorating the Dallas Fed’s Centennial. Princeton served as content editor for the Dallas Fed’s Everyday Economics series and co-authored their classroom resource, Navigate: Exploring Colleges and Careers, designed to introduce students to the pathways to college and careers.

Princeton currently chairs the Federal Reserve System’s economic education group, and he served as the chair of the Texas Jump$tart Coalition’s board. In 2015, Princeton served as a member of the Texas Education Agency’s standards writing committee that developed the state-wide standards for the personal finance course taught in all Texas high schools.

Before joining the Dallas Fed, Princeton taught AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics for thirteen years, having developed the first AP Microeconomics course in the Fort Worth Independent School District in the early 1990s. In 2004, while completing his master’s program, Princeton completed a graduate internship at the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development.

Princeton earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University, teacher certification from Texas A & M Commerce, and a master’s degree in economics from the University of Texas at Arlington.