CSAE Conference 2013: Economic Development in Africa

Oxford University

 
March 17, 2013
 
10:00 to 14:00Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
 
13:00 to 14:00Lunch, Dining Hall
 
 
14:00 to 16:00Parallel 1
 
 
16:00 to 16:30Coffee/Tea Break, Bernard Sunley and Junior Common Room Foyers
 
 
16:30 to 18:00Plenary 1: 'Education for Inclusive Growth in Africa, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
19:00 to 21:00Dinner, Dining Hall
 
 
 
March 18, 2013
 
08:30 to 09:30Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
 
09:30 to 10:30Plenary 2: Keynote 'Conflict, climate and economic development in Africa', Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
10:30 to 11:00Coffee/Tea Break, Bernard Sunley and Junior Common Room Foyers
 
 
11:00 to 13:00Parallel 2
 
 
13:00 to 14:00Lunch, Dining Hall
 
 
14:00 to 16:00Parallel 3
 
 
16:00 to 16:30Coffee/Tea Break, Bernard Sunley and Junior Common Room Foyers
 
 
16:30 to 18:30Parallel 4
 
 
19:00 to 21:00 Dinner and Speech: 'The End of Poverty', Dining Hall
 
 
 
March 19, 2013
 
08:30 to 10:30Parallel 5
 
 
10:30 to 11:00Coffee/Tea Break, Bernard Sunley and Junior Common Room Foyers
 
 
11:00 to 13:00Parallel 6
 
 
13:00 to 14:00Lunch, Dining Hall
 
 
14:00 to 16:00Parallel 7
 
 
16:00 to 16:30Coffee/Tea Break, Bernard Sunley and Junior Common Room Foyers
 
 
16:30 to 18:00Plenary 3: 'The Millennium Development Goals – Beyond 2015 ', Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Registration
Porter's Lodge
March 17, 2013 10:00 to 14:00
 
Individuals who have pre-registered and paid can obtain their name tags, room keys, and conference packet at the Porter's Lodge.

Parallel 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
 
Risk and Insurance, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Agriculture: Markets, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Health: Delivery 1, Bernard Sunley C
Health: Responses to shocks 1, Bernard Sunley D
Firms 1, Arumugam First Floor
Households 1, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Conflict Micro 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Labour 1, Bernard Sunley A
Institutions 1, Arumugam Second Floor

Plenary 1: 'Education for Inclusive Growth in Africa
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 17, 2013 16:30 to 18:00
 
Plenary 1: 'Education for Inclusive Growth in Africa'

Registration
Porter's Lodge
March 18, 2013 08:30 to 09:30
 
Individuals who have pre-registered and paid can obtain their name tags, room keys, and conference packet at the Porter's Lodge.

Plenary 2: Keynote 'Conflict, climate and economic development in Africa'
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 18, 2013 09:30 to 10:30
 
Plenary 2: Keynote 'Conflict, climate and economic development in Africa'

Parallel 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
 
Credit and Savings, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Agriculture: Climate and the environment, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Health: Delivery 2, Bernard Sunley C
Health: Responses to shocks 2, Bernard Sunley D
International Macroeconomics, Manor Road Seminar C
Firms 2, Arumugam First Floor
Labour 2, Bernard Sunley A
Households 2, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Fiscal Policy 1, Manor Road Seminar A
Conflict Macro, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Migration issues, Manor Road Seminar G
Institutions 2, Arumugam Second Floor
Natural Resources 1, Manor Road Lecture Theatre

Parallel 3
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
 
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Agriculture: Extension and technology 1, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Health: Delivery 3, Bernard Sunley C
Aid 1, Manor Road Seminar C
Firms 3, Arumugam First Floor
Youth, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Conflict Micro 2, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Education 1, Bernard Sunley D
Labour 3, Bernard Sunley A
Trade 1, Manor Road Seminar G
Fiscal Policy 2, Manor Road Seminar A
Growth 1, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Institutions 3, Arumugam Second Floor

Parallel 4
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
 
Agriculture: Extension and technology, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Health: Delivery 4, Bernard Sunley C
Aid 2, Manor Road Seminar C
Social Networks 1, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Education 2, Bernard Sunley D
Labour 4, Bernard Sunley A
Trade 2, Manor Road Seminar G
Markets, Arumugam First Floor
Gender , Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Monetary Policy 1, Manor Road Seminar A
Growth 2, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Institutions 4, Arumugam Second Floor
Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from Advanced Countries and the Deve..., Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

Dinner and Speech: 'The End of Poverty'
Dining Hall
March 18, 2013 19:00 to 21:00
 
Dinner and Speech: 'The End of Poverty', Dining Hall

Parallel 5
March 19, 2013 08:30 to 10:30
 
Agriculture: Extension and technology 2, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Health: Delivery 5, Bernard Sunley C
Social Networks 2, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Labour 5, Bernard Sunley A
Education 3, Bernard Sunley D
Conflict Micro 3, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Poverty 1, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Migration, Manor Road Seminar G
Agriculture Macro, Arumugam First Floor
Measurement issues , Manor Road Seminar C
Institutions 5, Arumugam Second Floor
Natural Resources 2, Manor Road Lecture Theatre

Parallel 6
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
 
Health: Economic impacts, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture: Extension and technology 3, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 1, Arumugam Second Floor
Social Networks 3, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Education 4, Bernard Sunley D
Labour 6, Bernard Sunley A
Monetary Policy 2, Manor Road Seminar A
Growth Theory, Manor Road Seminar C
Inequality, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Infrastructure 1, Arumugam First Floor
Poverty 2, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Remittances, Manor Road Seminar G
Natural Resources 3, Manor Road Lecture Theatre

Parallel 7
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
 
Property Rights, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 2, Arumugam Second Floor
Social Networks 4, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Education 5, Bernard Sunley D
Labour 7, Bernard Sunley A
Trade 3, Manor Road Seminar C
Macroeconomic Policy, Manor Road Seminar A
Social protection programmes in Africa, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Infrastructure 2, Arumugam First Floor

Plenary 3: 'The Millennium Development Goals – Beyond 2015 '
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 19, 2013 16:30 to 18:00
 
Plenary 3: 'The Millennium Development Goals – Beyond 2015 '

 

Summary of All Sessions

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Session
ID code
Date/TimeLocationTitlePapers
21March 17, 2013
10:00-14:00
Porters Lodge Registration0
22March 17, 2013
13:00-14:00
Dining Hall Lunch0
1March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Risk and Insurance3
4March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Agriculture: Markets3
10March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health: Delivery 14
17March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Health: Responses to shocks 13
47March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Firms 12
54March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Households 14
57March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Conflict Micro 14
64March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Labour 13
100March 17, 2013
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Institutions 13
23March 17, 2013
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer Tea0
24March 17, 2013
16:00-16:30
Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
39March 17, 2013
16:30-18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Plenary 1: 'Education for Inclusive Growth in Africa'0
25March 17, 2013
19:00-21:00
Dining Hall Dinner0
26March 18, 2013
8:30-9:30
Porters Lodge Registration0
40March 18, 2013
9:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Plenary 2: Keynote 'Conflict, climate and economic development in Africa'0
27March 18, 2013
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer Coffee0
28March 18, 2013
10:30-11:00
Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
2March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Credit and Savings3
5March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Agriculture: Climate and the environment3
11March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Health: Delivery 22
18March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Health: Responses to shocks 22
19March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar C International Macroeconomics2
48March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Firms 24
65March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Labour 24
75March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Households 23
78March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar A Fiscal Policy 12
90March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Conflict Macro3
97March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar G Migration issues4
101March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Institutions 23
110March 18, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Natural Resources 13
29March 18, 2013
13:00-14:00
Dining Hall Lunch0
3March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance4
6March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Agriculture: Extension and technology 14
12March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health: Delivery 32
43March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar C Aid 13
49March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Firms 33
55March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Youth4
58March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Conflict Micro 23
59March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 13
66March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Labour 33
72March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar G Trade 13
77March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar A Fiscal Policy 24
93March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Growth 14
102March 18, 2013
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Institutions 33
30March 18, 2013
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer Tea0
31March 18, 2013
16:00-16:30
Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
13March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley C Health: Delivery 43
44March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar C Aid 24
50March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Social Networks 13
60March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley D Education 23
67March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley A Labour 42
71March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar G Trade 23
73March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Arumugam First Floor Markets3
74March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Gender 3
83March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar A Monetary Policy 14
92March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Growth 23
103March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Arumugam Second Floor Institutions 43
109March 18, 2013
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from Advanced Countries and the Developing World0
32March 18, 2013
19:00-21:00
Dining Hall Dinner and Speech: 'The End of Poverty'0
8March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Agriculture: Extension and technology 23
14March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley C Health: Delivery 53
51March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Social Networks 23
56March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley A Labour 54
61March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley D Education 34
76March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Conflict Micro 33
85March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty 12
87March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Seminar G Migration4
88March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Arumugam First Floor Agriculture Macro3
91March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Seminar C Measurement issues 4
104March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Arumugam Second Floor Institutions 53
106March 19, 2013
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Natural Resources 23
33March 19, 2013
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer Coffee0
34March 19, 2013
10:30-11:00
Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
9March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Agriculture: Extension and technology 33
15March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Health: Economic impacts3
45March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Political Economy 14
52March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Social Networks 32
62March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 43
68March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Labour 64
79March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar C Growth Theory3
81March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar A Monetary Policy 24
86March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Inequality4
94March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Infrastructure 14
95March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty 23
98March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar G Remittances4
107March 19, 2013
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Natural Resources 33
35March 19, 2013
13:00-14:00
Dining Hall Lunch0
20March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Property Rights3
46March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Political Economy 24
53March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Social Networks 43
63March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 54
69March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Labour 74
70March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar C Trade 33
80March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar A Macroeconomic Policy4
89March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Social protection programmes in Africa4
96March 19, 2013
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Infrastructure 24
36March 19, 2013
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer Tea0
37March 19, 2013
16:00-16:30
Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
41March 19, 2013
16:30-18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Plenary 3: 'The Millennium Development Goals – Beyond 2015 '0
 

101 sessions, 260 papers, and 12 presentations with no associated papers


 

CSAE Conference 2013: Economic Development in Africa

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session ID 21: Registration
March 17, 2013 10:00 to 14:00
Porters Lodge
 
 
Session ID 22: Lunch
March 17, 2013 13:00 to 14:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session ID 1: Risk and Insurance
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Daniel Clarke, World Bank
 

1. The impact of index-based insurance on informal risk-sharing networks
By Steve Boucher; UC-Davis
Matthieu Delpierre; University of Louvain
   Presented by: Matthieu Delpierre, University of Louvain
   Discussant:   Marcel Fafchamps, Oxford University
 

2. The role of government in index insurance
By Daniel Clarke; World Bank
Liam Wren-Lewis; Paris School of Economics; ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
   Presented by: Daniel Clarke, World Bank
   Discussant:   Matthieu Delpierre, University of Louvain
 

3. Keep Up With the Winners: Experimental Evidence on Risk Taking, Asset Integration, and Peer Effects
By Marcel Fafchamps; Oxford University
Bereket Kebede; University of East Anglia
Daniel John Zizzo; University of East Anglia
   Presented by: Marcel Fafchamps, Oxford University
 
Session ID 4: Agriculture: Markets
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Francis Teal, University of Oxford
 

1. An Agricultural Revolution in Ghana?
By Francis Teal; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Francis Teal, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Matthew Adewumi, University of Ilorin
 

2. Farmer Bargaining Power and Market Information Services
By Julie Subervie; INRA
   Presented by: Julie Subervie, INRA
   Discussant:   Francis Teal, University of Oxford
 

3. Implications of the presence of large scale commercial farmers on small scale farming in Nigeria: The case of Zimbabwean farmers in Kwara State
[slides]
By Matthew Adewumi; University of Ilorin
Ayodele Jimoh; University of Ilorin
Abayomi Omotesho; University of Ilorin
   Presented by: Matthew Adewumi, University of Ilorin
   Discussant:   Julie Subervie, INRA
 
Session ID 10: Health: Delivery 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Patrick Asuming, Columbia University
 

1. Evaluating the impact of the abolition of user fees on facility-based deliveries in rural Zambia
By Chitalu Chama-Chiliba; University of Pretoria
Steven Koch; University of Pretoria
   Presented by: Chitalu Chama-Chiliba, University of Pretoria
   Discussant:   Patrick Asuming, Columbia University
 

2. What does universal coverage do? The impact on health care utilization and expenditures in Thailand
By Sven Neelsen; Erasmus University Rotterdam
Eddy van Doorslaer; Erasmus School of Economics
   Presented by: Sven Neelsen, Erasmus University Rotterdam
   Discussant:   Chitalu Chama-Chiliba, University of Pretoria
 

3. Fertility Responses to Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
[slides]
By Nicholas Wilson; Williams College
   Presented by: Nicholas Wilson, Williams College
   Discussant:   Sven Neelsen, Erasmus University Rotterdam
 

4. Getting the Poor to Enroll in Health Insurance, and Its Effects on Their Health: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ghana
By Patrick Asuming; Columbia University
   Presented by: Patrick Asuming, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Nicholas Wilson, Williams College
 
Session ID 17: Health: Responses to shocks 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
 

1. The effect of income shocks on health in Tanzania
By Eleonora Fichera; University of Manchester
David Savage; University of Manchester
   Presented by: David Savage, University of Manchester
   Discussant:   Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
 

2. Seasonal Effects of Water Quality on Infant and Child Health in India
By Nidhiya Menon; Brandeis University
Elizabeth Brainerd; Brandeis University
   Presented by: Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University
   Discussant:   David Savage, University of Manchester
 

3. Child Quantity versus Quality: Are Twin Births Exogenous?
[slides]
By Damian Clarke; The University of Oxford
Sonia Bhalotra; University of Bristol
   Presented by: Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University
 
Session ID 47: Firms 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Nathan Fiala, DIW Berlin
 

1. Factors Influencing The Propensity To Bribe And Size Of Bribe Payments: Evidence From Formal Manufacturing Firms In West Africa
[slides]
By Omofolamihan Malomo; University Of Sussex
   Presented by: Fola Malomo, University Of Sussex
   Discussant:   Nathan Fiala, DIW Berlin
 

2. Can employment programs reduce poverty and social instability? Experimental evidence from a Ugandan aid program
[slides]
By Christopher Blattman; Columbia University
Nathan Fiala; DIW Berlin
Sebastian Martinez; IADB
   Presented by: Nathan Fiala, DIW Berlin
   Discussant:   Fola Malomo, University Of Sussex
 
Session ID 54: Households 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Jessica Hoel, University of Michigan
 

1. The Impact of a Large Scale National Cash Transfer program on Household Time Preference
By Sudhanshu Handa; University of North Carolina
David Seidenfeld; AIR
Gelson Tembo; University of Zambia
   Presented by: Sudhanshu Handa, University of North Carolina
   Discussant:   Jessica Hoel, University of Michigan
 

2. Kinship and Consumption: The Effect of Descent on Household Standard of Living
[slides]
By Selma Telalagic; University of Cambridge
   Presented by: Selma Telalagic, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Sudhanshu Handa, University of North Carolina
 

3. Natural Resource Booms and Human Capital Investment
By Gerhard Toews; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Gerhard Toews, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Selma Telalagic, University of Cambridge
 

4. Heterogeneous Households: Laboratory Tests of Efficiency and Information between Spouses in Kenya
[slides]
By Jessica Hoel; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Jessica Hoel, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Gerhard Toews, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 57: Conflict Micro 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
 

1. An Inquiry into the Use of Illegal Electoral Practices and Effects of Political Violence
By Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero; Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
   Presented by: Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
   Discussant:   Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
 

2. State strength, outside interventions, and the intensity of conflict
By Erwin Bulte; Wageningen University
Katharina Wick; University of Vienna
   Presented by: Katharina Wick, University of Vienna
   Discussant:   Roxana Gutiérrez-Romero, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
 

3. War, Resilience, and Political Engagement in Africa
[slides]
By Achyuta Adhvaryu; Yale University
James Fenske; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Achyuta Adhvaryu, Yale University
   Discussant:   Katharina Wick, University of Vienna
 

4. Delivering justice to the poor: Theory and experimental evidence from Liberia
By Justin Sandefur; Center for Global Development
Bilal Siddiqi; Stanford University
   Presented by: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Achyuta Adhvaryu, Yale University
 
Session ID 64: Labour 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Priscilla Twumasi Baffour, University of Nottingham
 

1. Determinants of Urban Labour Earnings in Tanzania, 2000/01-06
By Vincent Leyaro; University of Dar es Salaam
   Presented by: Vincent Leyaro, University of Dar es Salaam
   Discussant:   Priscilla Twumasi Baffour, University of Nottingham
 

2. Foreign Competition and the Demand for Labour: Evidence from Cameroon
By Ousmanou Njikam; Economics Department
Kouty Manfred; Faculty of Economics & Management. University of Yaoundé II, Cameroon
   Presented by: Ousmanou Njikam, Economics Department
   Discussant:   Vincent Leyaro, University of Dar es Salaam
 

3. Selection into Employment Sectors in Urban Ghana and Tanzania
By Priscilla Twumasi Baffour; University of Nottingham
   Presented by: Priscilla Twumasi Baffour, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Ousmanou Njikam, Economics Department
 
Session ID 100: Institutions 1
March 17, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Jonathan Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
 

1. Relative Corruption and Economic growth
By Abdoulaye Seck; UCAD
   Presented by: Abdoulaye Seck, UCAD
   Discussant:   Jonathan Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
 

2. Corruption along ethnic lines: A study of individual corruption experiences in 17 African countries
By Ann-Sofie Isaksson; University of Gothenburg
   Presented by: Ann-Sofie Isaksson, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Abdoulaye Seck, UCAD
 

3. Corruption, credit constraints and the allocation of talent
By Jonathan Goyette; Université de Sherbrooke
   Presented by: Jonathan Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Ann-Sofie Isaksson, University of Gothenburg
 
Session ID 23: Tea
March 17, 2013 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer
 
 
Session ID 24: Tea
March 17, 2013 16:00 to 16:30
Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session ID 39: Plenary 1: 'Education for Inclusive Growth in Africa'
March 17, 2013 16:30 to 18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
 

1.
Presented by:
   Moussa Blimpo, The University of Oklahoma
 

2.
Presented by:
   David Johnson, African Studies Centre
 

3.
Presented by:
   Francis Teal, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 25: Dinner
March 17, 2013 19:00 to 21:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session ID 26: Registration
March 18, 2013 8:30 to 9:30
Porters Lodge
 
 
Session ID 40: Plenary 2: Keynote 'Conflict, climate and economic development in Africa'
March 18, 2013 9:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: James Fenske, University of Oxford
 

1.
Presented by:
   Edward Miguel, University of California, Berkeley
 
Session ID 27: Coffee
March 18, 2013 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer
 
 
Session ID 28: Coffee
March 18, 2013 10:30 to 11:00
Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session ID 2: Credit and Savings
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Catia Batista, Nova University of Lisbon
 

1. Small wonders? A randomized controlled trial of village savings and loans associations in Burundi.
By Tom Bundervoet; World Bank
   Presented by: Tom Bundervoet, World Bank
   Discussant:   Catia Batista, Nova University of Lisbon
 

2. Market Structure and Borrower Welfare in Microfinance
By Jonathan de Quidt; London School of Economics
Thiemo Fetzer; London School of Economics
Maitreesh Ghatak; Department of Economics
   Presented by: Jonathan de Quidt, London School of Economics
 

3. Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment
By Catia Batista; Nova University of Lisbon
Pedro Vicente; Nova University of Lisbon
   Presented by: Catia Batista, Nova University of Lisbon
   Discussant:   Jonathan de Quidt, London School of Economics
 
Session ID 5: Agriculture: Climate and the environment
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Jonathan Colmer, LSE
 

1. Optimum Fisheries Management under Climate Variability: Evidence from Artisanal Marine Fisheries in Ghana
By Wisdom Akpalu; SUNY-Farmingdale
Isaac Dasmani; University of Cape Coast
Ametefee Normanyo; Ho Polytechnic
   Presented by: Ametefee Normanyo, Ho Polytechnic
   Discussant:   Mintewab Bezabih, University of Sussex
 

2. Don’t Worry, Be Happy: The Impact of Climate Variability on the Subjective Well-Being of Smallholder Farmers in Rural Ethiopia
By Jonathan Colmer; LSE
   Presented by: Jonathan Colmer, LSE
   Discussant:   Ametefee Normanyo, Ho Polytechnic
 

3. Local Social Networks,climate change and soil conservation investment in the Highlands of Ethiopia
By Mintewab Bezabih; University of Sussex
   Presented by: Mintewab Bezabih, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Jonathan Colmer, LSE
 
Session ID 11: Health: Delivery 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: onisanwa idowu, university of ibadan
 

1. A Comparison of oath and certainty calibration in contingent valuation method: An application to community health fund
By Raphael Macha; The University of Dodoma
Hermann Donfouet; University of Yaoundé II-Faculty of Economics
Pierre-Alexandre Mahieu; University of Nantes
   Presented by: Raphael Macha, The University of Dodoma
   Discussant:   onisanwa idowu, university of ibadan
 

2. Health Care Expenditures and GDP in Sub-Saharan African Countries: Evidence from Panel Data
By onisanwa idowu; university of ibadan
   Presented by: onisanwa idowu, university of ibadan
   Discussant:   Raphael Macha, The University of Dodoma
 
Session ID 18: Health: Responses to shocks 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Christine Valente, University of Bristol
 

1. The long-term cognitive consequences of early childhood malnutrition: the case of famine in Ghana
By Samuel Ampaabeng; Clark University
Chih Ming Tan; Clark University
   Presented by: Samuel Ampaabeng, Clark University
   Discussant:   Christine Valente, University of Bristol
 

2. Civil Conflict, Gender-Specific Fetal Loss, and Selection: A new test of the Trivers-Willard hypothesis
By Christine Valente; University of Bristol
   Presented by: Christine Valente, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Samuel Ampaabeng, Clark University
 
Session ID 19: International Macroeconomics
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Owen Nyang`oro, University of Nairobi
 

1. Forward Rate Bias and Currency Swings: Evidence from Developed and Developing Countries
[slides]
By Olesia Kozlova; University of New Hampshire
   Presented by: Olesia Kozlova, University of New Hampshire
   Discussant:   Owen Nyang`oro, University of Nairobi
 

2. Foreign Portfolio Flows and Stock Market Performance in Kenya: Case of Nairobi Securities Exchange
By Owen Nyang`oro; University of Nairobi
   Presented by: Owen Nyang`oro, University of Nairobi
   Discussant:   Olesia Kozlova, University of New Hampshire
 
Session ID 48: Firms 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Vijaya Ramachandran, Center for Global Development
 

1. Financial Constraints and Firm Level Investment in Nigeria
By Tochukwu Nwachukwu; Budget Office of the Federation
   Presented by: Tochukwu Nwachukwu, Budget Office of the Federation
   Discussant:   Vijaya Ramachandran, Center for Global Development
 

2. Determinants of Mergers and Acquisitions Targeting Africa 1990-2011
By Desire Vencatachellum; Universite de Montreal
Kasyoka Wilson; University of Johannesburg
   Presented by: Kasyoka Wilson, University of Johannesburg
   Discussant:   Tochukwu Nwachukwu, Budget Office of the Federation
 

3. Does Poor Mean Cheap? A Comparative Look at Africa's Industrial Labor Costs
[slides]
By Alan Gelb; Center for Global Development
Christian Meyer; Center for Global Development
Vijaya Ramachandran; Center for Global Development
   Presented by: Christian Meyer, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Kasyoka Wilson, University of Johannesburg
 

4. Stunted Growth: A micro-level inquiry into the determinants of slower growth of African firms
By Leonardo Iacovone; World Bank
Vijaya Ramachandran; Center for Global Development
   Presented by: Vijaya Ramachandran, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Christian Meyer, Center for Global Development
 
Session ID 65: Labour 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Paolo Falco, Oxford University, Centre for the Study of African Economies
 

1. The Inability of Small Firms to Generate Employment in a High Wage Regime: the South African Wage Curve Revisited
By Dieter von Fintel; University of Stellenbosch
   Presented by: Dieter von Fintel, University of Stellenbosch
   Discussant:   Paolo Falco, Oxford University, Centre for the Study of African Economies
 

2. Double-edged sword: Segmentation within the South African informal sector
By Nwabisa Makaluza; Stellenbosch University
   Presented by: Nwabisa Makaluza, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Dieter von Fintel, University of Stellenbosch
 

3. South African labour market transitions during the global financial and economic crisis: Micro-level evidence from the NIDS panel
[slides]
By Dennis Essers; University of Antwerp
   Presented by: Dennis Essers, University of Antwerp
   Discussant:   Nwabisa Makaluza, Stellenbosch University
 

4. Entrepreneurship versus Joblessness: Explaining the Rise in Self-Employment
By Paolo Falco; Oxford University, Centre for the Study of African Economies
Luke Haywood; Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Paolo Falco, Oxford University, Centre for the Study of African Economies
   Discussant:   Dennis Essers, University of Antwerp
 
Session ID 75: Households 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Isabelle Bonjean, University of Namur
 

1. Allocation of schooling in polygynous households: the case of rural Senegal
[slides]
By Alexis Le Nestour; University of Otago
   Presented by: Alexis Le Nestour, University of Otago
   Discussant:   Isabelle Bonjean, University of Namur
 

2. The effect of the number of siblings on education in sub-Saharan Africa: evidence from a natural experiment
By Michel Tenikue; CEPS/INSTEAD and University of Namur
   Presented by: Michel Tenikue, CEPS/INSTEAD and University of Namur
   Discussant:   Alexis Le Nestour, University of Otago
 

3. Extended families and redistributive pressures in Cameroon
[slides]
By jean-marie baland; CRED, University of Namur
Isabelle Bonjean; University of Namur
   Presented by: Isabelle Bonjean, University of Namur
   Discussant:   Michel Tenikue, CEPS/INSTEAD and University of Namur
 
Session ID 78: Fiscal Policy 1
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Florian Misch, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
 

1. Fiscal composition and aid effectiveness: a political-economy model
By Blessing Chiripanhura; Institute for Capacity Development
Paul Mosley; University of Sheffield
   Presented by: Paul Mosley, University of Sheffield
   Discussant:   Florian Misch, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
 

2. Real-Time Macro Monitoring and Fiscal Policy
By Eduardo Ley; The World Bank
Florian Misch; Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
   Presented by: Florian Misch, Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim
   Discussant:   Paul Mosley, University of Sheffield
 
Session ID 90: Conflict Macro
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Anja Shortland, Brunel University
 

1. Measuring the Economic Cost of the 2007/08 Post-Election Violence in Kenya
By Laura Guibert; Navarra Center for International Development
Gabriel Perez-Quirós; Banco de España and CEPR
   Presented by: Laura Guibert, Navarra Center for International Development
   Discussant:   Anja Shortland, Brunel University
 

2. Macro shocks, regulatory quality, and costly political action
By Michael Dorsch; The American University of Paris
Karl Dunz; The American University of Paris
Paul Maarek; Universite de Cergy-Pontoise
   Presented by: Michael Dorsch, The American University of Paris
   Discussant:   Laura Guibert, Navarra Center for International Development
 

3. War and Famine, Peace and Light? The Economic Dynamics of Conflict in Somalia 1993-2009
[slides]
By Anja Shortland; Brunel University
   Presented by: Anja Shortland, Brunel University
   Discussant:   Michael Dorsch, The American University of Paris
 
Session ID 97: Migration issues
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
 

1. Intra-Household Selection into Migration: Evidence from a Matched Sample of Migrants and Origin Households in Senegal
By Isabelle Chort; Université Paris-Dauphine
Jean-Noël Senne; Paris School of Economics - CREST(INSEE)
   Presented by: Jean-Noël Senne, Paris School of Economics - CREST(INSEE)
   Discussant:   Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
 

2. How does migration influence the provision of local public goods in Mali?
By lisa chauvet; DIAL
Flore Gubert; DIAL
Marion Mercier; DIAL - PSE
Sandrine Mesplé-Somps; DIAL, IRD Paris
   Presented by: Lisa CHAUVET, DIAL, IRD, Université Paris-Dauphine
   Discussant:   Jean-Noël Senne, Paris School of Economics - CREST(INSEE)
 

3. Will they return? Evidence on Internal Return Migration in Rural Tanzania
By Helene Bie Lilleør; Rockwool Foundation
Kalle Hirvonen; University of Sussex
   Presented by: Helene Bie Lilleør, Rockwool Foundation
   Discussant:   Lisa CHAUVET, DIAL, IRD, Université Paris-Dauphine
 

4. Exodus:An Empirical Investigation of Global Migration
By Paul Collier; University of Oxford
Anke Hoeffler; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Helene Bie Lilleør, Rockwool Foundation
 
Session ID 101: Institutions 2
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Bereket Kebede, University of East Anglia
 

1. Supporting Conservation and Limiting Elite Capture in Community Projects
By Erwin Bulte; Wageningen University
Ty Turley; Chicago University
Maarten Voors; University of Cambridge
   Presented by: Maarten Voors, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Bereket Kebede, University of East Anglia
 

2. The Origins of Social Contracts: Attitudes toward Taxation in Urban Nigeria
By Adrienne LeBas; American University
Cristina Bodea; Michigan State University
   Presented by: Adrienne LeBas, American University
   Discussant:   Maarten Voors, University of Cambridge
 

3. Public goods, inequality and social pressure: An experimental study from Rwanda
By Bereket Kebede; University of East Anglia
   Presented by: Bereket Kebede, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   Adrienne LeBas, American University
 
Session ID 110: Natural Resources 1
March 18, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Anja Tolonen, University of Gothenburg
 

1. Mining, Pollution and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from Ghana
By Juan Pablo Rud; Royal Holloway, University of London
   Presented by: Juan Pablo Rud, Royal Holloway, University of London
   Discussant:   Anja Tolonen, University of Gothenburg
 

2. A DSGE-based Debt Sustainability Framework for Resource-Rich Low-Income Countries
By Andrew Berg; IMF
Giovanni Melina; International Monetary Fund
Shu-Chun Yang; International Monetary Fund
Luis-Felipe Zanna; IMF
   Presented by: Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Juan Pablo Rud, Royal Holloway, University of London
 

3. Mines and Female Employment
By Anja Tolonen; University of Gothenburg
Andreas Kotsadam; University of Oslo
   Presented by: Anja Tolonen, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
 
Session ID 29: Lunch
March 18, 2013 13:00 to 14:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session ID 3: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Michael King, Trinity College Dublin
 

1. Climate Change, Weather Variability and Food Consumption: a Multidisciplinary study of Rural Uganda.
[slides]
By Sara Lazzaroni; Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
   Presented by: Sara Lazzaroni, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
   Discussant:   Karlijn Morsink, University of Oxford
 

2. Is Mobile Banking Breaking the Tyranny of Distance to Bank Infrastructure? Evidence from Kenya
By Michael King; Trinity College Dublin
   Presented by: Michael King, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant:   Joseph Akotey, Catholic University College of Ghana
 

3. Farm investments by Ethiopian smallholder farmers under indemnity and index insurance
By Karlijn Morsink; University of Oxford
Tagel Gebrehiwot Gidey; University of Twente
Peter Geurts; University of Twente
Anne Veen, van der; University of Twente
   Presented by: Karlijn Morsink, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Sara Lazzaroni, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
 

4. The financial performance of life insurance companies in Ghana
By Joseph Akotey; Catholic University College of Ghana
Frank Sackey; Catholic University College of Ghana
Lordina Amoah; University of Ghana Business School
Richard MANSO; University of Ghana Business School
   Presented by: Joseph Akotey, Catholic University College of Ghana
   Discussant:   Michael King, Trinity College Dublin
 
Session ID 6: Agriculture: Extension and technology 1
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Valerie Mueller, International Food Policy Research Inst.
 

1. The impact of public-private agricultural extension on welfare of marginalised households: Evidence from Uganda
By Geofrey Okoboi; Economic Policy Research Centre
Annette Kuteesa; Economic Policy Research Centre
Mildred Barungi; Economic Policy Research Centre
   Presented by: Geofrey Okoboi, Economic Policy Research Centre
   Discussant:   Valerie Mueller, International Food Policy Research Inst.
 

2. The Effect of Land Scarcity on Farm Structure: Empirical Evidence from Mali
[slides]
By Catherine Guirkinger; University of Namur
Jean-Philippe Platteau; University of Namur
   Presented by: Jean-Philippe Platteau, University of Namur
   Discussant:   Geofrey Okoboi, Economic Policy Research Centre
 

3. Irrational Financial Decision Making? Evidence From a Field Experiment in Rural Nigeria
By Lisette Swart; VU University Amsterdam
   Presented by: Lisette Swart, VU University Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Jean-Philippe Platteau, University of Namur
 

4. Seeing is Believing? Evidence from a Demonstration Plot Experiment in Mozambique
By Florence Kondylis; World Bank
Valerie Mueller; International Food Policy Research Inst.
   Presented by: Valerie Mueller, International Food Policy Research Inst.
   Discussant:   Lisette Swart, VU University Amsterdam
 
Session ID 12: Health: Delivery 3
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Bill Kinsey, Ruzivo Trust
 

1. Fighting child malnutrition in Indonesia: evaluation of two recent pro-poor policies.
[slides]
By Francesco Berlingieri; ZEW Mannheim
   Presented by: Francesco Berlingieri, ZEW Mannheim
   Discussant:   Bill Kinsey, Ruzivo Trust
 

2. An Unexpected Paradox: The Two-Decade-Long Decline in Nutritional Levels under Zimbabwe's Land Reform Program
[slides]
By Bill Kinsey; Ruzivo Trust
   Presented by: Bill Kinsey, Ruzivo Trust
   Discussant:   Francesco Berlingieri, ZEW Mannheim
 
Session ID 43: Aid 1
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Andreas Fuchs, Princeton University
 

1. Evaluation of Development Programs: Using Regressions to Assess the Impact of Complex Interventions
By Chris Elbers; VU University Amsterdam
Jan Willem Gunning; VU University Amsterdam
   Presented by: Jan Willem Gunning, VU University Amsterdam
                         Chris Elbers, VU University Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Andreas Fuchs, Princeton University
 

2. Does Foreign Aid Induce Increases in Fertility? A New Test of the Malthusian Model
By David Cuberes; University of Sheffield
   Presented by: David Cuberes, University of Sheffield
   Discussant:   Jan Willem Gunning, VU University Amsterdam
 

3. Rogue Aid? The Determinants of China's Aid Allocation
By Axel Dreher; Heidelberg University
Andreas Fuchs; Princeton University
   Presented by: Andreas Fuchs, Princeton University
   Discussant:   David Cuberes, University of Sheffield
 
Session ID 49: Firms 3
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Neil Rankin, Stellenbosch University
 

1. The role of management skill training in enterprise development: The case of the shoemaking enterprises in Ethiopia
By Girum Tefera; Ethiopian Development Research Institute
tetsushi sonobe; GRIPS
   Presented by: Girum Tefera, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
   Discussant:   Neil Rankin, Stellenbosch University
 

2. Which Firms Create The Most Jobs? Evidence From Tunisia
[slides]
By Hassen AROURI; INS-Tunisia
   Presented by: Hassen AROURI, INS-Tunisia
   Discussant:   Girum Tefera, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
 

3. Productivity, wages and technology choice in South African manufacturing firms
By Neil Rankin; Stellenbosch University
Jean-Philippe Stijns; OECD
   Presented by: Neil Rankin, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Hassen AROURI, INS-Tunisia
 
Session ID 55: Youth
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Volker Schoer, AMERU - Wits University
 

1. Who finances youth consumption in the context of high youth unemployment? Evidence for Nigeria Using Overlapping Generations Model
[slides]
By Lanre Olaniyan; (HPTRP) University of Ibadan
Adedoyin Soyibo; University of Ibadan
Akanni Lawanson; University of Ibadan
   Presented by: onisanwa idowu, university of ibadan
   Discussant:   Volker Schoer, AMERU - Wits University
 

2. The slow transition into the labor market and post-secondary institutions in Ghana: Ability bias and high returns
By Christopher Ksoll; University of Ottawa
Kim Lehrer; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Christopher Ksoll, University of Ottawa
   Discussant:   onisanwa idowu, university of ibadan
 

3. Labour Market Entry and Earnings: Evidence from Tanzanian Retrospective Data
By Alessio Gaggero; The University of Nottingham
Trudy Owens; University of Nottingham
   Presented by: Alessio Gaggero, The University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Christopher Ksoll, University of Ottawa
 

4. Job search behaviour and labour market transitions of young African job seekers during the financial crisis
By Volker Schoer; AMERU - Wits University
   Presented by: Volker Schoer, AMERU - Wits University
   Discussant:   Alessio Gaggero, The University of Nottingham
 
Session ID 58: Conflict Micro 2
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp
 

1. A socio-economic characterization of returnee households in the Nuba Mountains
By Asha Abdel Rahim; University of Juba
Dany Jaimovich; Goethe University Frankfurt
Aleksi Ylonen; Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF)
   Presented by: Asha Abdel Rahim, University of Juba
   Discussant:   Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp
 

2. Mental Health, Conflict and Economic Performance: Micro Evidence from Rwanda
By Pieter Serneels; University of East Anglia
Nele Warrinnier; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Nele Warrinnier, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Asha Abdel Rahim, University of Juba
 

3. Armed conflict, sex ratio and marital outcomes: Evidence from Rwanda
By Kati Schindler; DIW Berlin
Marijke Verpoorten; University of Antwerp
   Presented by: Marijke Verpoorten, University of Antwerp
   Discussant:   Nele Warrinnier, London School of Economics
 
Session ID 59: Education 1
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

1. Returns to Education in Sri Lanka: A Pseudo Panel Approach
By harsha aturupane; world bank
Rozana Himaz; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Rozana Himaz, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

2. Higher Education Quality and Graduate Labour Market Status in South Africa.pdf
[slides]
By Hendrik van Broekhuizen; Stellenbosch University
   Presented by: Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Rozana Himaz, University of Oxford
 

3. The Unintended Consequences of Education Policies on South African Participation and Unemployment
By Rulof Burger; Stellenbosch University
   Presented by: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Hendrik van Broekhuizen, Stellenbosch University
 
Session ID 66: Labour 3
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Giacomo De Luca, University of York
 

1. Labour market dynamics in times of crisis: evidence from Uganda
By Eria Hisali; Makerere University
Bruno Yawe; Makerere University
John Ddumba; Makerere University
   Presented by: Eria Hisali, Makerere University
   Discussant:   Giacomo De Luca, University of York
 

2. Impact of civil war on labour market outcomes in Northern Uganda: Evidence from the 2004-2008 Northern Uganda Panel Survey
By IBRAHIM KASIRYE; ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH CENTRE
Geofrey Okoboi; Economic Policy Research Centre
   Presented by: IBRAHIM KASIRYE, ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH CENTRE
   Discussant:   Eria Hisali, Makerere University
 

3. Civil War and Political Participation: Evidence from Uganda
By Giacomo De Luca; University of York
Marijke Verpoorten; University of Antwerp
   Presented by: Giacomo De Luca, University of York
   Discussant:   IBRAHIM KASIRYE, ECONOMIC POLICY RESEARCH CENTRE
 
Session ID 72: Trade 1
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Edgar Cooke, University of Sussex
 

1. What Drives Foreign Direct Investments in Africa? An Empirical Investigation with Panel Data
By Abdoul Mijiyawa; African Center for Economic Transformation
   Presented by: Abdoul Mijiyawa, African Center for Economic Transformation
   Discussant:   Edgar Cooke, University of Sussex
 

2. The rise and fall of (Chinese) African apparel exports
By Lorenzo Rotunno; The Graduate Institute, Geneva
Pierre-Louis Vezina; Oxford
Zheng Wang; University of Nottingham Ningbo China
   Presented by: Lorenzo Rotunno, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
   Discussant:   Abdoul Mijiyawa, African Center for Economic Transformation
 

3. Is the impact of AGOA heterogeneous
By Edgar Cooke; University of Sussex
   Presented by: Edgar Cooke, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Lorenzo Rotunno, The Graduate Institute, Geneva
 
Session ID 77: Fiscal Policy 2
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Ingrid Sjursen, Chr. Michelsen Institute
 

1. Mobilizing Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical norms and Key Determinants
[slides]
By Paulo Drummond; IMF
Nandini Srivastava; University of Cambridge
Wendell Daal; IMF
Luis Oliveira; IMF
   Presented by: Paulo Drummond, IMF
   Discussant:   Ingrid Sjursen, Chr. Michelsen Institute
 

2. Resource dependence and fiscal effort in sub-Saharan Africa
By alun thomas; imf
juan trevino; IMF
   Presented by: alun thomas, imf
   Discussant:   Paulo Drummond, IMF
 

3. Investing volatile oil revenues in capital-scarce economies: an application to Angola
By Christine Richmond; International Monetary Fund
Irene Yackovlev; International Monetary Fund
Shu-Chun Yang; International Monetary Fund
   Presented by: Irene Yackovlev, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   alun thomas, imf
 

4. Factors affecting tax compliance attitude in Africa: Evidence from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and South Africa
By Merima Ali; Chr. Michelsen Institute
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad; Chr. Michelsen Institute
Ingrid Sjursen; Chr. Michelsen Institute
   Presented by: Ingrid Sjursen, Chr. Michelsen Institute
   Discussant:   Irene Yackovlev, International Monetary Fund
 
Session ID 93: Growth 1
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Davide Fiaschi, University of Pisa
 

1. Crises, Economic Integration and Growth Collapses in African Countries
By Abdi Ali; University of Manchester
Katsushi Imai; University of Manchester
   Presented by: Abdi Ali, University of Manchester
   Discussant:   Davide Fiaschi, University of Pisa
 

2. The Rising Resilience of Emerging Market and Developing Economies
[slides]
By Abdul Abiad; International Monetary Fund
John Bluedorn; International Monetary Fund
Jaime Guajardo; International Monetary Fund
Petia Topalova; International Monetary Fund
   Presented by: John Bluedorn, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Abdi Ali, University of Manchester
 

3. Inequality Accounting for a Large Cross-Section of Countries
By Davide Fiaschi; University of Pisa
Angela Parenti; Università di Pisa
   Presented by: Davide Fiaschi, University of Pisa
   Discussant:   Markus Eberhardt, University of Nottingham
 

4. The Magnitude of the Task Ahead: Productivity Analysis With Heterogeneous Technology
By Markus Eberhardt; University of Nottingham
Francis Teal; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Markus Eberhardt, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   John Bluedorn, International Monetary Fund
 
Session ID 102: Institutions 3
March 18, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Sarmistha Pal, University of Surrey
 

1. Land Rights and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Pakistan
By Ali Cheema
Ali Asjad Naqvi; Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan
Muhammad Farooq Naseer; Lahore University of Management Sciences
Bilal Siddiqi; Stanford University
   Presented by: Bilal Siddiqi, Stanford University
   Discussant:   Sarmistha Pal, University of Surrey
 

2. Land Policies and Labor Allocation: Evidence from Ethiopia
By Kenneth Houngbedji; Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Kenneth Houngbedji, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Bilal Siddiqi, Stanford University
 

3. Fiscal Decentralisation, Local Institutions and Public Goods
By Sarmistha Pal; University of Surrey
Zaki Wahhaj; University of Kent
   Presented by: Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent
   Discussant:   Kenneth Houngbedji, Paris School of Economics
 
Session ID 30: Tea
March 18, 2013 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer
 
 
Session ID 31: Tea
March 18, 2013 16:00 to 16:30
Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session ID 13: Health: Delivery 4
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Jörg Peters, RWI
 

1. A Recipe for Success? Randomized Free Distribution of Improved Cooking Stoves in Senegal
[slides]
By Gunther Bensch; RWI
Jörg Peters; RWI
   Presented by: Jörg Peters, RWI
   Discussant:   Elena Gross, University of Göttingen
 

2. Cooking Fuel and Respiratory Health: Evidence from Indonesia
By andrew mckay; University of Sussex
Ani Silwal; University of Sussex
   Presented by: Ani Silwal, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Jörg Peters, RWI
 

3. Water Supply and Water Handling in rural Benin – Complements or Substitutes for Quality Improvements
By Elena Gross; University of Göttingen
Isabel Guenther; D-GESS
Youdi Schipper; VU University
   Presented by: Elena Gross, University of Göttingen
   Discussant:   Ani Silwal, University of Sussex
 
Session ID 44: Aid 2
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Pieter Van der Windt, Columbia University
 

1. Is cheap aid money good for the poor ?
[slides]
By Frédéric Gaspart; Université catholique de Louvain
Jean-Philippe Platteau; University of Namur
   Presented by: Frédéric Gaspart, Université catholique de Louvain
   Discussant:   Pieter Van der Windt, Columbia University
 

2. Behavioral Economics and Public Sector Reform -- An Accidental Experiment and Lessons from Cameroon
By Gael Raballand; World Bank
Anand Rajaram
   Presented by: Anand Rajaram,
                         Gael Raballand, World Bank
   Discussant:   Frédéric Gaspart, Université catholique de Louvain
 

3. 'White man's Burden?' A Field Experiment on Generosity and Foreigner Presence
By Erasmus Cilliers; University of Oxford
Oeindrila Dube; New York University
Bilal Siddiqi; Stanford University
   Presented by: Erasmus Cilliers, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Gael Raballand, World Bank
 

4. Social and Economic Impacts of Tuungane: The Effects of a Community Driven Reconstruction Program in Congo
By Macartan Humphreys; Columbia University
Raul Sanchez de la Sierra; Columbia University
Pieter Van der Windt; Columbia University
   Presented by: Pieter Van der Windt, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Erasmus Cilliers, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 50: Social Networks 1
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Annika Mueller, Harvard University
 

1. The Indirect Effects of Subsidised Health Insurance in Rural Ghana
By Timothy Powell-Jackson; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
   Presented by: Timothy Powell-Jackson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
   Discussant:   Annika Mueller, Harvard University
 

2. Social Networks, Financial Literacy And Index Insurance
By Muthoni Ngatia; J-PAL Africa
   Presented by: Muthoni Ngatia, J-PAL Africa
   Discussant:   Timothy Powell-Jackson, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
 

3. In the Public Eye - Sharing Behavior under Asymmetric Information: Evidence from Rural Malawi
By Annika Mueller; Harvard University
   Presented by: Annika Mueller, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Muthoni Ngatia, J-PAL Africa
 
Session ID 60: Education 2
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Kim Lehrer, University of Oxford
 

1. Imperfect Information and School Choice in Ghana
By Kehinde Ajayi; Boston University
Henry Telli; International Growth Centre, (LSE and Oxford)
   Presented by: Kehinde Ajayi, Boston University
   Discussant:   Kim Lehrer, University of Oxford
 

2. Aspirations, Poverty and Education
By Pieter Serneels; University of East Anglia
   Presented by: Pieter Serneels, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   Kehinde Ajayi, Boston University
 

3. Learning from Peers: Experimental Evidence of Group Learning in Senior High School in Ghana
By Christopher Ksoll; University of Ottawa
Kim Lehrer; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Kim Lehrer, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Pieter Serneels, University of East Anglia
 
Session ID 67: Labour 4
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Vellore Arthi, University of Oxford
 

1. Altruism and Self-Selection into Rural Jobs in Developing Countries: Evidence from Nurses in South Africa
By Mylene Lagarde; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Duane Blaauw; University of Witwatersrand
   Presented by: Mylene Lagarde, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
   Discussant:   Vellore Arthi, University of Oxford
 

2. Labour and Health in Colonial Nigeria
[slides]
By James Fenske; University of Oxford
Vellore Arthi; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Vellore Arthi, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Mylene Lagarde, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
 
Session ID 71: Trade 2
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Inma Martinez-Zarzoso, University of Goettingen
 

1. Does migration foster exports? An African perspective
By Helene EHRHART; Banque de France
Maëlan Le Goff; CEPII
Raju Singh; World Bank
   Presented by: Helene EHRHART, Banque de France
   Discussant:   Inma Martinez-Zarzoso, University of Goettingen
 

2. Foreign direct investment, openness and export promotion in sub-Saharan Africa
[slides]
By Robert Nyambati; University College London (UCL)
   Presented by: Robert Nyambati, University College London (UCL)
   Discussant:   Helene EHRHART, Banque de France
 

3. Exporting and productivity: Evidence for Egypt and Morocco
By Inma Martinez-Zarzoso; University of Goettingen
   Presented by: Inma Martinez-Zarzoso, University of Goettingen
   Discussant:   Robert Nyambati, University College London (UCL)
 
Session ID 73: Markets
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Moussa Blimpo, The University of Oklahoma
 

1. Review of marketing board policy : comparative analysis cocoa pricing eras in Nigeria
[slides]
By Opeyemi Ayinde; University of Ilorin
Kehinde Egbugo; University of Ilorin
grace akinsola; UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, NIGERIA
Matthew Adewumi; University of Ilorin
Job Nmadu; Federal University of Technology, Minna
   Presented by: Opeyemi Ayinde, University of Ilorin
   Discussant:   Moussa Blimpo, The University of Oklahoma
 

2. Information sources, ICTs and price information in rural agricultural markets
By Giacomo Zanello; University of Oxford
Chittur Srinivasan; University of Reading
   Presented by: Chittur Srinivasan, University of Reading
   Discussant:   Opeyemi Ayinde, University of Ilorin
 

3. Trust and Moral Hazard: An Analysis of the Motorcycle-taxi Market in Togo and Benin
By Moussa Blimpo; The University of Oklahoma
   Presented by: Moussa Blimpo, The University of Oklahoma
   Discussant:   Chittur Srinivasan, University of Reading
 
Session ID 74: Gender
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Thierry KANGOYE, African Development Bank
 

1. Empowering Adolescent Girls: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda
By Oriana Bandiera; LSE
Niklas Buehren; The World Bank
Robin Burgess; London School of Economics
Markus Goldstein; World Bank
Selim Gulesci; Bocconi University
Imran Rasul; University College London
Munshi Sulaiman; BRAC
   Presented by: Niklas Buehren, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Thierry KANGOYE, African Development Bank
 

2. The Impact of an Adolescent Girls Empowerment Program: The EPAG project in Liberia
By Shubha Chakravarty; World Bank
Mattias Lundberg; World Bank
Dala Korkoyah, Jr.; Ministry of Gender and Development of Liberia
Franck Adoho; World Bank
   Presented by: Shubha Chakravarty, World Bank
   Discussant:   Niklas Buehren, The World Bank
 

3. Gender Gap In Employment And Entrepreneurship In Swaziland
[slides]
By Zuzana Brixiova; UNDP
Thierry KANGOYE; African Development Bank
   Presented by: Thierry KANGOYE, African Development Bank
   Discussant:   Shubha Chakravarty, World Bank
 
Session ID 83: Monetary Policy 1
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Romain Houssa, University of Namur
 

1. Monetary Policy Evaluation and Economic Development in Africa: Evidence through Monte-Carlo Markov-Chain method of a DSGE model in BEAC issuing Zone
By THIERY KAME BABILLA; UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE II SOA
   Presented by: THIERY KAME BABILLA, UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE II SOA
   Discussant:   Bin Li, International Monetary Fund
 

2. Evaluating the VAR Evidence on Monetary Transmission in LICs
By Bin Li; International Monetary Fund
   Presented by: Bin Li, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Romain Houssa, University of Namur
 

3. Monetary Transmission Mechanism in the East African Community: An Empirical Investigation
By Hamid Davoodi
   Presented by: Hamid Davoodi,
   Discussant:   THIERY KAME BABILLA, UNIVERSITY OF YAOUNDE II SOA
 

4. Credit Shocks and Macroeconomic Fluctuations in Emerging and Low Income Economies
By Romain Houssa; University of Namur
Jolan Monhimont; University of Namur
Chris Otrok; University of Missouri and Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis
   Presented by: Romain Houssa, University of Namur
   Discussant:   Hamid Davoodi,
 
Session ID 92: Growth 2
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Pablo Selaya, Harvard University
 

1. Reconciling conflicting evidence on the origins of comparative development: A finite mixture model approach
[slides]
By Tom McDermott; LSE
   Presented by: Tom McDermott, LSE
   Discussant:   John Dunne, University of Cape Town
 

2. Eye disease and development
By Thomas Andersen; Department of Business and Economics
Carl-Johan Dalgaard; University of Copenhagen
Pablo Selaya; Harvard University
   Presented by: Pablo Selaya, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Tom McDermott, LSE
 

3. Military spending, conflict and economic growth in Africa
By John Dunne; University of Cape Town
Nan Tian; University of Cape Town
   Presented by: John Dunne, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Pablo Selaya, Harvard University
 
Session ID 103: Institutions 4
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Japheth Awiti, University of Nairobi
 

1. Client power and access to Quality Health care: An assessment of Ghana's health insurance scheme
By Isaac Osei-Akoto; University of Ghana
Clement Adamba; University of Ghana
Dela Tsikata; University of Ghana
   Presented by: Isaac Osei-Akoto, University of Ghana
   Discussant:   Japheth Awiti, University of Nairobi
 

2. Effective Service Delivery of Nigeria's Public Primary Education- How Active are Non-State Actors?
By Tayo George; Covenant University,Ota
Wumi Olayiwola; ECOWAS Commission
MUSILIU ADEWOLE; COVENANT UNIVERSITY
Evans Osabuohien; Covenant University
   Presented by: Tayo George, Covenant University,Ota
   Discussant:   Isaac Osei-Akoto, University of Ghana
 

3. Institutions and Performance of Services Funded by the Constituencies Development Fund (CDF) in Kenya
By Japheth Awiti; University of Nairobi
   Presented by: Japheth Awiti, University of Nairobi
   Discussant:   Tayo George, Covenant University,Ota
 
Session ID 109: Development Success: Strategies and Lessons from Advanced Countries and the Developing World
March 18, 2013 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Augustin Fosu, UN University-WIDER
 

1.
Presented by:
   Paul Collier, University of Oxford
 

2.
Presented by:
   Ronald Findlay, Columbia University
 

3.
Presented by:
   Augustin Fosu, UN University-WIDER
 

4.
Presented by:
   Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 32: Dinner and Speech: 'The End of Poverty'
March 18, 2013 19:00 to 21:00
Dining Hall
 
 

1.
Presented by:
   Marcelo Giugale, The World Bank
 
Session ID 8: Agriculture: Extension and technology 2
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Elisabetta De Cao, University of Groningen
 

1. Funding Farmers to innovate: Evidence from Randomized Control Trial in Ethiopia
[slides]
By Niklas Buehren; The World Bank
Markus Goldstein; World Bank
Tigist Ketema; World Bank
Amare Yirbecho; The World Bank
   Presented by: Tigist Ketema, World Bank
   Discussant:   Elisabetta De Cao, University of Groningen
 

2. Is there a farm size-productivity relationship in Africa? Evidence from Rwanda
By Daniel Ayalew Ali; World Bank
Klaus Deininger; World Bank
   Presented by: Daniel Ayalew Ali, World Bank
   Discussant:   Tigist Ketema, World Bank
 

3. The effects of zero grazing in Ethiopia
By Elisabetta De Cao; University of Groningen
Marrit van den Berg; Wageningen University
Chilot Tizale; Ethiopian Institute of Agricultural Research
Wondwosen Tefera; IFPRI Addis Ababa
   Presented by: Elisabetta De Cao, University of Groningen
   Discussant:   Daniel Ayalew Ali, World Bank
 
Session ID 14: Health: Delivery 5
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University
 

1. Impacts of an HIV Counseling and Testing Initiative: Results from an Experimental Intervention in a Large Firm in South Africa
By Yutaka Arimoto; Hitotsubashi University
narumi hori; St. Lukes Nursing College
Seiro Ito; Institute of Developing Economies
Yuya Kudo; Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
kazunari tsukada; IDE
   Presented by: Seiro Ito, Institute of Developing Economies
   Discussant:   Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University
 

2. HIV Prevention: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment on Lottery Incentives
By Lucia Corno; University College London
   Presented by: Lucia Corno, University College London
   Discussant:   Seiro Ito, Institute of Developing Economies
 

3. Dietary diversity and child Growth in rural and urban Ethiopia
[slides]
By Tassew Woldehanna; Addis Ababa University
   Presented by: Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University
   Discussant:   Lucia Corno, University College London
 
Session ID 51: Social Networks 2
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva
 

1. Effects of social network structure on diffusion and adoption of agricultural technology: Evidence from rural Ethiopia
[slides]
By Petr Matous; University of Tokyo
Yasuyuki Todo; University of Tokyo
   Presented by: Petr Matous, University of Tokyo
   Discussant:   Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva
 

2. The Role of Peer Effects in the Diffusion of Development Programme Information to the Elderly and Disabled in Tanzania
By Bet Caeyers; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Bet Caeyers, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Petr Matous, University of Tokyo
 

3. Trading-Off Human Capital versus Social Capital: Family Ties and Schooling Decisions
By Salvatore Di Falco; University of Geneva
   Presented by: Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva
   Discussant:   Bet Caeyers, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 56: Labour 5
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Raphael Babatunde, University of Ilorin
 

1. Disability grant and intra-household labour force participation in South Africa
By George Mutasa; University of Cape Town
   Presented by: George Mutasa, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Raphael Babatunde, University of Ilorin
 

2. A Note on Female Economic Activity in Rural Malawi
By Asma Hyder; Karachi School for Business and leadership
Jere Behrman; University of Pennsylvania, USA
   Presented by: Asma Hyder, Karachi School for Business and leadership
   Discussant:   George Mutasa, University of Cape Town
 

3. The impact of cash transfers on productive activities and labor supply. The case of LEAP program in Ghana
[slides]
By Silvio Daidone; FAO
Benjamin Davis; FAO
   Presented by: Silvio Daidone, FAO
   Discussant:   Asma Hyder, Karachi School for Business and leadership
 

4. On-farm and Off-farm works: Complements or Substitutes? Evidence from Rural Nigeria
By Raphael Babatunde; University of Ilorin
   Presented by: Raphael Babatunde, University of Ilorin
   Discussant:   Silvio Daidone, FAO
 
Session ID 61: Education 3
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Damien de Walque, The World Bank
 

1. Long Run Educational Benefits of Malaria Control Programs in Tanzania: Preliminary Results
[slides]
By Kevin Croke; World Bank
   Presented by: Kevin Croke, World Bank
   Discussant:   Damien de Walque, The World Bank
 

2. Shocks and Primary School Drop-out Rates : A Study of 20 Sentinel Sites in Ethiopia
By Adiam Hailemicheal; Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Tassew Woldehanna; Addis Ababa University
   Presented by: Adiam Hailemicheal, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
   Discussant:   Kevin Croke, World Bank
 

3. Lengthening the School Day and Children's Achievement in Ethiopia
By Kate Orkin; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Adiam Hailemicheal, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
 

4. Cash Transfers and Child Schooling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Role of Conditionality
By Richard Akresh; University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Damien de Walque; The World Bank
Harounan Kazianga; Oklahoma State University
   Presented by: Damien de Walque, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 76: Conflict Micro 3
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: James Fenske, University of Oxford
 

1. Conflict Commodities Coercion
By Erasmus Cilliers; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Erasmus Cilliers, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   James Fenske, University of Oxford
 

2. The Welfare Cost of Lawlessness: Evidence from Somali Piracy
By Tim Besley; London School of Economics
Thiemo Fetzer; London School of Economics
Hannes Mueller; Institute of Economic Analysis (IAE/CSIC
   Presented by: Thiemo Fetzer, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Erasmus Cilliers, University of Oxford
 

3. Climate, ecosystem resilience and the slave trade
[slides]
By James Fenske; University of Oxford
Namrata Kala; Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
   Presented by: James Fenske, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Thiemo Fetzer, London School of Economics
 
Session ID 85: Poverty 1
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Isis Gaddis, The World Bank
 

1. Productivity-Shocks and Aspirations: Evidence from Pakistan
By Katrina Kosec; IFPRI
Cecilia Mo; Vanderbilt University
Stephanie Hausladen; International Food Policy Research Insti
   Presented by: Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
                         Stephanie Hausladen, International Food Policy Research Insti
 

2. Mapping Multidimensional and Monetary Poverty: The Case of Uganda
[slides]
By Isis Gaddis; The World Bank
Stephan Klasen; University of Goettingen
   Presented by: Isis Gaddis, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
 
Session ID 87: Migration
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
 

1. The unintended consequences of hosting refugees
By Jean-Francois Maystadt; International Food Policy Rsearch Institute (IFPRI)
   Presented by: Jean-Francois Maystadt, International Food Policy Rsearch Institute (IFPRI)
   Discussant:   Jenny Aker, Tufts University
 

2. Diaspora Investments and Firm Export Performance in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries
By Amadou Boly; UNIDO
   Presented by: Amadou Boly, UNIDO
   Discussant:   Jean-Francois Maystadt, International Food Policy Rsearch Institute (IFPRI)
 

3. Asymmetry of Information and Transfers within Extended Family Networks
By Joachim De Weerdt; EDI
Garance Genicot; Georgetown University
Alice Mesnard; City University, London
   Presented by: Alice Mesnard, City University, London
   Discussant:   Amadou Boly, UNIDO
 

4. Caught in the Middle of a Revolution: The Impact of the Libyan Arab Spring on Migrants from Niger
By Jenny Aker; Tufts University
   Presented by: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Alice Mesnard, City University, London
 
Session ID 88: Agriculture Macro
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Patricia (Tracy) Jones,
 

1. Evaluating macroeconomic impacts, risks and fiscal sustainability: the case of Malawi's farm input subsidy program
By Mathilde Douillet; FARM/Cirad
Karl Pauw; International Food Policy Research Insti
James Thurlow; UNU
   Presented by: Mathilde Douillet, FARM/Cirad
   Discussant:   Patricia (Tracy) Jones,
 

2. Human Capital, Public Infrastructure and Structural Transformation
[slides]
By Mihaela Pintea; Florida International University
   Presented by: Mihaela Pintea, Florida International University
   Discussant:   Mathilde Douillet, FARM/Cirad
 

3. Political Elites, Agricultural Policy, and Economic Development
By Patricia (Tracy) Jones
   Presented by: Patricia (Tracy) Jones,
   Discussant:   Mihaela Pintea, Florida International University
 
Session ID 91: Measurement issues
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Catherine Porter, Oxford University
 

1. Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The contribution of capital transmission in rural Philippines
[slides]
By Leah Bevis; Cornell University
Christopher Barrett; Cornell University
   Presented by: Leah Bevis, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Catherine Porter, Oxford University
 

2. Chronic Poverty in Ethiopia- a fuzzy solution to measurement error
By Catherine Porter; Oxford University
Gaston Yalonetzky; University of Leeds
   Presented by: Catherine Porter, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Leah Bevis, Cornell University
 

3. Income Convergence in South Africa: Fact or Measurement Error?
[slides]
By Asmus Zoch; University Stellenbosch
Tobias Lechtenfeld; University of Göttingen
   Presented by: Asmus Zoch, University Stellenbosch
   Discussant:   MANJULA R, Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

4. Talking to ghosts: Quantifying forged employment records
By Erlend Berg; University of Oxford
Durgam Rajasekhar; Institute for Social and Economic Change
MANJULA R; Institute for Social and Economic Change
   Presented by: MANJULA R, Institute for Social and Economic Change
   Discussant:   Asmus Zoch, University Stellenbosch
 
Session ID 104: Institutions 5
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Olivier Sterck, Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
 

1. Public Works, Local Democratic Institutions and Climate-Smart Agriculture: Lessons from India
By Durgam Rajasekhar; Institute for Social and Economic Change
Erlend Berg; University of Oxford
MANJULA R; Institute for Social and Economic Change
   Presented by: Durgam Rajasekhar, Institute for Social and Economic Change
   Discussant:   Samantha Torrance, University of Nottingham
 

2. Who Benefits from Customary Justice ? Rent-seeking, Bribery and Criminality in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Olivier Sterck; Université catholique de Louvain (UCL)
Olivia D'Aoust; Université libre de Bruxelles
   Presented by: Olivia D'Aoust, Université libre de Bruxelles
   Discussant:   Durgam Rajasekhar, Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

3. I know my rights, but am I better off?: Institutions and Disability in Uganda
By Trudy Owens; University of Nottingham
Samantha Torrance; University of Nottingham
   Presented by: Samantha Torrance, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Olivia D'Aoust, Université libre de Bruxelles
 
Session ID 106: Natural Resources 2
March 19, 2013 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford
 

1. Real Exchanges Rates, Commodity Prices and Structural Factors in Developing Countries
[slides]
By Vincent Bodart; UCL
Bertrand Candelon; university maastricht
Jean-François Carpantier; University of Luxembourg
   Presented by: Jean-François Carpantier, University of Luxembourg
   Discussant:   Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford
 

2. Commodity Price Shocks and Fiscal Outcomes
By Nikola Spatafora; IMF
Issouf Samake; IMF
   Presented by: Issouf Samake, IMF
                         Nikola Spatafora, IMF
   Discussant:   Jean-François Carpantier, University of Luxembourg
 

3. Urbanization without Structural Transformation: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
By Douglas Gollin; University of Oxford
Remi Jedwab; George Washington University and LSE
Dietrich Vollrath; University of Houston
   Presented by: Douglas Gollin, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Issouf Samake, IMF
 
Session ID 33: Coffee
March 19, 2013 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer
 
 
Session ID 34: Coffee
March 19, 2013 10:30 to 11:00
Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session ID 9: Agriculture: Extension and technology 3
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Rachid Laajaj, Paris School of Economics, INRA
 

1. The Heterogeneous Impact of Agro-Input Subsidies on Maize Production: A Field Experiment in Mozambique
By Michael Carter; University of California at Davis
Rachid Laajaj; Paris School of Economics, INRA
Dean Yang; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Rachid Laajaj, Paris School of Economics, INRA
   Discussant:   Lulit Beyene, Institute for Economic and Social Development Research
 

2. Impacts of Agricultural Extension on Crop Productivity, Poverty and Vulnerability: Evidence from Uganda
By Md. Hasan; Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University
Katsushi Imai; University of Manchester
Takahiro Sato; Kobe University
   Presented by: Katsushi Imai, University of Manchester
   Discussant:   Rachid Laajaj, Paris School of Economics, INRA
 

3. Public investment in irrigation and training for an agriculture-led development: a CGE approach for Ethiopia
By Lulit Beyene; Institute for Economic and Social Development Research
   Presented by: Lulit Beyene, Institute for Economic and Social Development Research
   Discussant:   Katsushi Imai, University of Manchester
 
Session ID 15: Health: Economic impacts
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Marcella Alsan, NBER
 

1. The Effect of the TseTse Fly on African Development
[slides]
By Marcella Alsan; NBER
   Presented by: Marcella Alsan, NBER
   Discussant:   Willa Friedman, UC Berkeley
 

2. The macro-economic impact of reducing malaria: an application of a dynamic general equilibrium modelling to Ghana
By Erez Yerushalmi; The University of Warwick
Priscillia Hunt; RAND
   Presented by: Erez Yerushalmi, The University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Marcella Alsan, NBER
 

3. Antiretroviral drug access and behavior change
By Willa Friedman; UC Berkeley
   Presented by: Willa Friedman, UC Berkeley
   Discussant:   Erez Yerushalmi, The University of Warwick
 
Session ID 45: Political Economy 1
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Sonia Bhalotra, University of Bristol
 

1. Local Political Business Cycles. Evidence from Philippine Municipalities
By Julien Labonne; Oxford University
   Presented by: Julien Labonne, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Sonia Bhalotra, University of Bristol
 

2. Guns and Butter? Fighting Violence with the Promise of Development
[slides]
By Laura Zimmermann; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Laura Zimmermann, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Julien Labonne, Oxford University
 

3. Patronage and the Poor: Evidence from Rural Punjab, Pakistan
By Kate Vyborny; Oxford
   Presented by: Kate Vyborny, Oxford
   Discussant:   Laura Zimmermann, University of Michigan
 

4. Path-Breakers: How Does Women's Political Participation Respond to Electoral Success?
By Sonia Bhalotra; University of Bristol
   Presented by: Sonia Bhalotra, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Kate Vyborny, Oxford
 
Session ID 52: Social Networks 3
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
 

1. The formation of job referral networks. Experimental evidence from Ethiopia
By Stefano Caria; Oxford University
Ibrahim Hassen; IFPRI
   Presented by: Ibrahim Hassen, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
 

2. Networks and Manufacturing Firms in Africa: Initial Results from a Randomised Experiment
By Marcel Fafchamps; Oxford University
Simon Quinn; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Ibrahim Hassen, IFPRI
 
Session ID 62: Education 4
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Abhijeet Singh, University of Oxford
 

1. Promotion incentives in the public sector: evidence from Chinese schools
[slides]
By Naureen Karachiwalla; University of Oxford
Albert Park; HKUST
   Presented by: Naureen Karachiwalla, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Abhijeet Singh, University of Oxford
 

2. A Microeconometric Evaluation of the Impacts of Large-Scale Public and Private Sector
By MUSILIU ADEWOLE; COVENANT UNIVERSITY
   Presented by: MUSILIU ADEWOLE, COVENANT UNIVERSITY
   Discussant:   Naureen Karachiwalla, University of Oxford
 

3. The Private School Premium: Size and sources of the private school advantage in test scores in India
By Abhijeet Singh; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Abhijeet Singh, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   MUSILIU ADEWOLE, COVENANT UNIVERSITY
 
Session ID 68: Labour 6
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

1. Household Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa:Why They Matter for Growth, Jobs, and Livelihoods
By Louise Fox; World Bank
Thomas Sohnesen; World Bank
   Presented by: Thomas Sohnesen, World Bank
   Discussant:   Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

2. Entrepreneurship training and self-employment among university graduates: Evidence from a randomized trial in Tunisia
By Patrick Premand; The World Bank
Stefanie Brodmann; The World Bank
Rita Almeida; World Bank
Rebekka Grun; The World Bank
Mahdi Barouni; Centre des recherches et des études sociales
   Presented by: Patrick Premand, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Thomas Sohnesen, World Bank
 

3. South African Returns to education: a multiple instrument analysis
By Kathryn McDermott; Stellenbosch University
   Presented by: Kathryn McDermott, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Patrick Premand, The World Bank
 

4. Using discrete choice dynamic programming to model job search and reservation wages in South Africa
By Cobus Burger; Stellenbosch University
   Presented by: Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Kathryn McDermott, Stellenbosch University
 
Session ID 79: Growth Theory
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Gilles Dufrenot, Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), & EHESS & CNR
 

1. Fiscal policy, income distribution, and macroeconomic performance in low income countries.
By Adrian Peralta-Alva; International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
   Presented by: Adrian Peralta-Alva, International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
   Discussant:   Gilles Dufrenot, Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), & EHESS & CNR
 

2. POPULATION DENSITY, OPTIMAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
[slides]
By Sumit DEOLE; Toulouse School of Economics
   Presented by: Sumit DEOLE, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant:   Adrian Peralta-Alva, International Monetary Fund and Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
 

3. Tax evasion and corruption in a two-country stochastic growth model
By Fred Celimene; Université des Antilles-Guyane
Gilles Dufrenot; Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), & EHESS & CNR
gisele mophou; Université des Antilles-Guyane
Gaston N'Guerekata; Morgan State University, Baltimore
   Presented by: Gilles Dufrenot, Aix-Marseille University (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), & EHESS & CNR
   Discussant:   Sumit DEOLE, Toulouse School of Economics
 
Session ID 81: Monetary Policy 2
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Rafael Portillo, IMF
 

1. Early Warning System for Macroeconomic Vulnerability in Kenya
By Lydia Ndirangu; Central Bank of Kenya
Conrado Garcia Corado; United States Agency for International Development
Morekwa Nyamongo; Central Bank of Kenya
Ciliaka GITAU; University of Nairobi
   Presented by: Lydia Ndirangu, Central Bank of Kenya
   Discussant:   Rafael Portillo, IMF
 

2. Farms, Fertiliser, and Financial Frictions - Yields from a DSGE Model
By Sebastien Walker; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Sebastien Walker, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Lydia Ndirangu, Central Bank of Kenya
 

3. IMF Lending and Banking Crises
By Luca Papi; Università Politecnica delle Marche
Andrea Presbitero; Università Politecnica delle Marche
Alberto Zazzaro; Università Politecnica delle Marche
   Presented by: Andrea Presbitero, Università Politecnica delle Marche
   Discussant:   Sebastien Walker, University of Oxford
 

4. On the implications of structural transformation for inflation and monetary policy
[slides]
By Rafael Portillo; IMF
Luis-Felipe Zanna; IMF
   Presented by: Rafael Portillo, IMF
   Discussant:   Andrea Presbitero, Università Politecnica delle Marche
 
Session ID 86: Inequality
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Suman Seth, University of Oxford
 

1. Parental Background and Children's Human Capital Development Throughout Childhood: Evidence from Four Low and Middle Income Countries
[slides]
By Andreas Georgiadis; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Andreas Georgiadis, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Suman Seth, University of Oxford
 

2. The making of middle class in Africa
By Abebe Abebe; African Development Bank
   Presented by: Abebe Abebe, African Development Bank
   Discussant:   Andreas Kotsadam, University of Oslo
 

3. Violence against women in Sub-Saharan Africa
By Sara Cools; University of Oslo
Andreas Kotsadam; University of Oslo
   Presented by: Andreas Kotsadam, University of Oslo
   Discussant:   Andreas Georgiadis, University of Oxford
 

4. Analysis of Inequality across the Multi-dimensionally Poor and across Population Subgroups for Counting Approaches
[slides]
By Sabina Alkire; University of Oxford
Suman Seth; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Suman Seth, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Abebe Abebe, African Development Bank
 
Session ID 94: Infrastructure 1
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Liam Wren-Lewis, Paris School of Economics; ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
 

1. Uganda's Electricity Sector Reforms: Lessons and Challenges
By Lawrence Bategeka; Economic Policy Research Centre
Joseph Mawejje; Economic Policy Research Centre
Ezra Munyambonera; Economic Policy Research Centre
   Presented by: Joseph Mawejje, Economic Policy Research Centre
   Discussant:   Liam Wren-Lewis, Paris School of Economics; ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
 

2. Electricity Cost and Firm Performance: Evidence from India
By Ama Baafra Abeberese; Columbia University
   Presented by: Ama Baafra Abeberese, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Joseph Mawejje, Economic Policy Research Centre
 

3. Economic Costs of Unsupplied Electricity: Evidence from Backup Generation Among African Firms
By Musiliu Oseni; University of Cambridge
   Presented by: Musiliu Oseni, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Ama Baafra Abeberese, Columbia University
 

4. Hold-up problems in international electricity trade
[slides]
By Liam Wren-Lewis; Paris School of Economics; ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
   Presented by: Liam Wren-Lewis, Paris School of Economics; ECARES, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
   Discussant:   Musiliu Oseni, University of Cambridge
 
Session ID 95: Poverty 2
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Koen Leuveld, Wageningen University
 

1. Global extreme poverty rates for children, adults and the elderly
[slides]
By Yele Batana; World Bank
Maurizio Bussolo; World Bank
John Cockburn; Université Laval
   Presented by: John Cockburn, Université Laval
   Discussant:   Koen Leuveld, Wageningen University
 

2. The impact of the food, fuel and financial crises in Nigeria: A retrospective approach for research enquiry
[slides]
By Blessing Chiripanhura; Institute for Capacity Development & Polytechnic of Namibia
Miguel Nino Zarazua; WIDER
   Presented by: Blessing Chiripanhura, Institute for Capacity Development & Polytechnic of Namibia
   Discussant:   John Cockburn, Université Laval
 

3. The Persistence of Shocks in Northern Uganda: Studying Welfare Dynamics in the Absence of Credit and Insurance
By Erwin Bulte; Wageningen University
Rob Kuijpers; Wageningen University
Koen Leuveld; Wageningen University
   Presented by: Rob Kuijpers, Wageningen University
   Discussant:   Rob Kuijpers, Wageningen University
 
Session ID 98: Remittances
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Richard Brown, University of Queensland
 

1. Remittances and the Voter Turnout in Sub-Saharan Africa: Empirical Evidence from Macro and Micro Level Data
By Christian Ebeke; International Monetary Fund
   Presented by: Christian Ebeke, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Richard Brown, University of Queensland
 

2. The impact of natural disasters on remittance inflows to developing countries
[slides]
By Giulia Bettin; Università Politecnica delle Marche
Alberto Zazzaro; Università Politecnica delle Marche
   Presented by: Giulia Bettin, Università Politecnica delle Marche
   Discussant:   Bertrand Verheyden, CEPS/INSTEAD
 

3. Remittances as pure or precautionary investment? Risk, savings and return migration
[slides]
By Bertrand Verheyden; CEPS/INSTEAD
   Presented by: Bertrand Verheyden, CEPS/INSTEAD
   Discussant:   Giulia Bettin, Università Politecnica delle Marche
 

4. Sharing Norm Pressures and Community Remittances: Evidence from a Natural Disaster in the Pacific Islands
By Richard Brown; University of Queensland
   Presented by: Richard Brown, University of Queensland
   Discussant:   Christian Ebeke, International Monetary Fund
 
Session ID 107: Natural Resources 3
March 19, 2013 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Michael O'Sullivan, The World Bank
 

1. Impact of a shade coffee certification program on forest conservation: A case study from a wild coffee forest in Ethiopia
By Ryo Takahashi; The University of Tokyo
Yasuyuki Todo; The University of Tokyo
   Presented by: Ryo Takahashi, The University of Tokyo
   Discussant:   Michael O'Sullivan, The World Bank
 

2. To fish or not to fish? Resource degradation and income diversification in Benin
By Nik Stoop; University of Leuven
Romain Houssa; Centre of Economic Studies
Marijke Verpoorten; University of Antwerp
   Presented by: Nik Stoop, University of Leuven
   Discussant:   Ryo Takahashi, The University of Tokyo
 

3. Formalizing rural land rights in West Africa: Evidence from a randomized impact evaluation in Benin
[slides]
By Markus Goldstein; World Bank
Kenneth Houngbedji; Paris School of Economics
Florence Kondylis; The World Bank
Michael O'Sullivan; The World Bank
Harris Selod; The World Bank
   Presented by: Michael O'Sullivan, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Nik Stoop, University of Leuven
 
Session ID 35: Lunch
March 19, 2013 13:00 to 14:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session ID 20: Property Rights
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Anthony Harris, University of Oxford
 

1. City Structure and Informal Property Rights in West Africa
By Harris Selod; The World Bank
Lara Tobin; Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Lara Tobin, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Anthony Harris, University of Oxford
 

2. Peer effects in the adoption of property rights: experimental evidence from urban Tanzania
By Matthew Collin; CSAE
   Presented by: Matthew Collin, CSAE
   Discussant:   Lara Tobin, Paris School of Economics
 

3. Land expropriation and investment in Ethiopia
By Anthony Harris; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Anthony Harris, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Matthew Collin, CSAE
 
Session ID 46: Political Economy 2
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Bob Rijkers, The World Bank
 

1. The Determinants of Sanction Threats and the Use of Coercive Economic Statecraft
By William Seitz; Centre for the Study of African Economies
   Presented by: William Seitz, Centre for the Study of African Economies
   Discussant:   Bob Rijkers, The World Bank
 

2. Public Sector Management and Service Delivery: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil Service
By Imran Rasul; University College London
Dan Rogger; University College London
   Presented by: Dan Rogger, University College London
   Discussant:   William Seitz, Centre for the Study of African Economies
 

3. Occupations, Diversity and Public Goods: Evidence from Pakistan through Partition
[slides]
By Rinchan Mirza; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Rinchan Mirza, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Dan Rogger, University College London
 

4. Predictably Protracted: Firm-level Evidence on Corruption and Policy Implementation Times
By Caroline Freund; The World Bank
Mary Hallward-Driemeier; The World Bank
Bob Rijkers; World Bank
   Presented by: Bob Rijkers, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Rinchan Mirza, University of Oxford
 
Session ID 53: Social Networks 4
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Pedro Vicente, Nova University of Lisbon
 

1. Crowding Out Trust and Money: Evidence from Tanzania
By David Evans; World Bank
Stephanie Hausladen; International Food Policy Research Insti
Katrina Kosec; IFPRI
   Presented by: Stephanie Hausladen, International Food Policy Research Insti
                         Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Pedro Vicente, Nova University of Lisbon
 

2. Elite Capture Revisited: Does Community Driven Development Improve Inclusiveness?: Evidence from Senegal
By Natascha Wagner; Erasmus University Rotterdam
Jean-Louis Arcand; Graduate Institute, Geneva
   Presented by: Natascha Wagner, Erasmus University Rotterdam
   Discussant:   Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
 

3. Voting and Peer Effects: Experimental Evidence from Mozambique
By Marcel Fafchamps; Oxford University
Ana Vaz; University of Oxford
Pedro Vicente; Nova University of Lisbon
   Presented by: Pedro Vicente, Nova University of Lisbon
   Discussant:   Natascha Wagner, Erasmus University Rotterdam
 
Session ID 63: Education 5
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Shalini Roy, IFPRI (Intl Food Policy Research Inst)
 

1. The Impact of Childhood Income Shocks on Non-Cognitive Skills in Adulthood
By Sofya Krutikova; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Sofya Krutikova, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Shalini Roy, IFPRI (Intl Food Policy Research Inst)
 

2. Child Labor, Schooling, and Child Ability
By Richard Akresh; University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Emilie Bagby; Mathematica
Damien de Walque; The World Bank
Harounan Kazianga; Oklahoma State University
   Presented by: Richard Akresh, University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
   Discussant:   Sofya Krutikova, University of Oxford
 

3. Women's Schooling, Fertility, and Child Health Outcomes: Evidence from Uganda's Free Primary Education Program
By Anthony Keats; Wesleyan University
   Presented by: Anthony Keats, Wesleyan University
   Discussant:   Richard Akresh, University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
 

4. Resources, stimulation, and cognition: How transfer programs and preschool shape cognitive development in Uganda
By Daniel Gilligan; International Food Policy Research Insti
Shalini Roy; IFPRI (Intl Food Policy Research Inst)
   Presented by: Shalini Roy, IFPRI (Intl Food Policy Research Inst)
   Discussant:   Anthony Keats, Wesleyan University
 
Session ID 69: Labour 7
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: miracle benhura, University of the Witwatersrand
 

1. Different Dreams, Same Bed: Collecting, Using, and Interpreting Employment Statistics in Sub-Saharan Africa - The Case of Uganda
By Louise Fox; World Bank
Obert Pimhidzai; World Bank
   Presented by: Louise Fox, World Bank
   Discussant:   miracle benhura, University of the Witwatersrand
 

2. Employment Choice and Mobility in Multisector Labor Markets: Theoretical Model and Evidence from Ghana
By Olumide Taiwo; Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa
   Presented by: Olumide Taiwo, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa
   Discussant:   Louise Fox, World Bank
 

3. The Employment Intensity of Non-Agricultural Growth in Rwanda: analyzing the links between Growth, Non-Agricultural Employment, Productivity and Welfare in Rwanda
By Dickson Malunda; IPAR-Rwanda
   Presented by: Dickson Malunda, IPAR-Rwanda
   Discussant:   Olumide Taiwo, Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa
 

4. Unions and Intra-African earnings inequality in South Africa
By miracle benhura; University of the Witwatersrand
   Presented by: miracle benhura, University of the Witwatersrand
   Discussant:   Dickson Malunda, IPAR-Rwanda
 
Session ID 70: Trade 3
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Nikola Spatafora, IMF
 

1. Does Intra-Africa Regional Trade Cooperation Enhance Export Diversification?
By Dick Kamuganga; African Economic Research Bureau
   Presented by: Dick Kamuganga, African Economic Research Bureau
 

2. From an Agri-Based to a Service Sector Based economy: the Mauritian Success Story
By Matthew Lamport; University of Mauritius
Raja Sannassee; University of Mauritius
Boopen Seetanah; University of Mauritius
   Presented by: Boopen Seetanah, University of Mauritius
   Discussant:   Dick Kamuganga, African Economic Research Bureau
 

3. Economic Diversification in LICs: Stylized Facts and Macroeconomic Implications
[slides]
By Chris Papageorgiou; International Monetary Fund
Nikola Spatafora; IMF
   Presented by: Nikola Spatafora, IMF
   Discussant:   Boopen Seetanah, University of Mauritius
 
Session ID 80: Macroeconomic Policy
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Andrew Berg, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
 

1. The Current Account and Real Exchange Rate Dynamics in African Countries
By Ahmad Ahmad; University of Bath
   Presented by: Ahmad Ahmad, University of Bath
   Discussant:   Andrew Berg, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
 

2. A Sticky Information Phillips Curve for South Africa
By Monique Reid; Stellenbosch University
Gideon du Rand; Stellenbosch University
   Presented by: Gideon du Rand, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Ahmad Ahmad, University of Bath
 

3. Interest Rates Pass-Through: A South African Perspective
By Gideon Fadiran; Independent
Abel Ezeoha; Ebonyi State University
   Presented by: Abel Ezeoha, Ebonyi State University
   Discussant:   Gideon du Rand, Stellenbosch University
 

4. The Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism in Low-Income Countries is Alive and Kicking: Lessons from Case Studies
By Andrew Berg; International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Luisa Charry; International Monetary Fund
Rafael Portillo; IMF
   Presented by: Andrew Berg, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
   Discussant:   Abel Ezeoha, Ebonyi State University
 
Session ID 89: Social protection programmes in Africa
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Britta Augsburg, IFS
 

1. Livestock Asset Transfers and the Provision of Training: Evidence from Rwanda's One Cow Programme
By Britta Augsburg; IFS
Imran Rasul; University College London
   Presented by: Britta Augsburg, IFS
   Discussant:   Hosaena Ghebru, International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI
 

2. The impact of cash and food transfers: Evidence from a randomized intervention in Niger
By John Hoddinott; International Food Policy Research Insti
Susanna Sandstrom; Abo Akademi University, Turku, Finland
Joanna Upton; Cornell University
   Presented by: John Hoddinott, International Food Policy Research Insti
   Discussant:   Britta Augsburg, IFS
 

3. The short-term impact of public works on the welfare of rural households in Rwanda
By Renate Hartwig; Erasmus University Rotterdam
   Presented by: Renate Hartwig, Erasmus University Rotterdam
   Discussant:   John Hoddinott, International Food Policy Research Insti
 

4. Links between Tenure Security and Food Security: Evidence from Ethiopia
By Hosaena Ghebru; Int. Food Policy Research Inst. - IFPRI
Stein Holden; Norwegian University of Life Sciences
   Presented by: Hosaena Ghebru, International Food Policy Research Institute - IFPRI
   Discussant:   Renate Hartwig, Erasmus University Rotterdam
 
Session ID 96: Infrastructure 2
March 19, 2013 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Martina Kirchberger, University of Oxford
 

1. Assessing Regional Market Integration: Food Prices, Road Infrastructure, and Border Effects in Central and Eastern Africa
[slides]
By Paul Brenton; World Bank
Alberto Portugal Perez; World Bank
Julie Regolo; University of Geneva
   Presented by: Alberto Portugal Perez, World Bank
   Discussant:   Marie Gachassin Castaing, CES University Paris 1
 

2. Roads and Poverty: A Meta-Analysis of the Micro Relation
By Marie Gachassin Castaing; CES University Paris 1
   Presented by: Marie Gachassin Castaing, CES University Paris 1
 

 Discussants:
     1 Alberto Portugal Perez, World Bank
     2 Julie Regolo, University of Geneva
 

3. Is Small Better? A Comparison of the Effect of Large and Small Dams on Cropland Productivity in South Africa
By Eric Strobl; Ecole Polytechnique
   Presented by: Eric Strobl, Ecole Polytechnique
   Discussant:   Martina Kirchberger, University of Oxford
 

4. The Infrastructure Trap: how public infrastructure costs more in the countries that most need it
By Paul Collier; University of Oxford
Martina Kirchberger; University of Oxford
Mans Soderbom; University of Gothenburg
   Presented by: Martina Kirchberger, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Eric Strobl, Ecole Polytechnique
 
Session ID 36: Tea
March 19, 2013 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer
 
 
Session ID 37: Tea
March 19, 2013 16:00 to 16:30
Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session ID 41: Plenary 3: 'The Millennium Development Goals – Beyond 2015 '
March 19, 2013 16:30 to 18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Paul Collier, University of Oxford
 

1.
Presented by:
   James Foster, The George Washington University
 

2.
Presented by:
   Paul Glewwe, University of Minnesota
 

3.
Presented by:
   Charles Kenny, Center for Global Development
 

 

Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Disscussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
2Abdel Rahim, AshaD58, P58
3Abebe, AbebeD86, P86
4Abeberese, Ama BaafraD94, P94
5ADEWOLE, MUSILIUD62, P62
6Adewumi, MatthewD4, P4
7Adhvaryu, AchyutaD57, P57
8Ahmad, AhmadP80, D80
9Ajayi, KehindeD60, P60
10Aker, JennyC87, D87, P87
11Akotey, JosephD3, P3
12Akresh, RichardD63, P63
13Ali, AbdiD93, P93
14Ali, Daniel AyalewD8, P8
15Alsan, MarcellaC15, D15, P15
16Ampaabeng, SamuelD18, P18
17AROURI, HassenD49, P49
18Arthi, VelloreC67, P67, D67
19Asuming, PatrickC10, D10, P10
20Augsburg, BrittaP89, D89, C89
21Awiti, JaphethC103, D103, P103
22Ayinde, OpeyemiD73, P73
23Babatunde, RaphaelC56, D56, P56
24Batista, CatiaC2, D2, P2
25benhura, miracleC69, D69, P69
26Berg, AndrewD80, P80, C80
27Berlingieri, FrancescoD12, P12
28Bettin, GiuliaD98, P98
29Bevis, LeahD91, P91
30Beyene, LulitP9, D9
31Bezabih, MintewabD5, P5
32Bhalotra, SoniaC45, D45, P45
33Blimpo, MoussaP39, C73, D73, P73
34Bluedorn, JohnD93, P93
35Boly, AmadouD87, P87
36Bonjean, IsabelleC75, D75, P75
37Brown, RichardC98, D98, P98
38Buehren, NiklasD74, P74
39Bundervoet, TomP2
40Burger, RulofC59, D59, P59
41Burger, CobusC68, D68, P68
42Caeyers, BetD51, P51
43Carpantier, Jean-FrançoisD106, P106
44Chakravarty, ShubhaD74, P74
45Chama-Chiliba, ChitaluD10, P10
46CHAUVET, LisaD97, P97
47Chiripanhura, BlessingP95
48Cilliers, ErasmusD44, P44, D76, P76
49Clarke, DanielC1, P1
50Clarke, DamianC17, D17, P17
51Cockburn, JohnD95, P95
52Collier, PaulP109, C41
53Collin, MatthewD20, P20
54Colmer, JonathanC5, D5, P5
55Cooke, EdgarC72, D72, P72
56Corno, LuciaD14, P14
57Croke, KevinD61, P61
58Cuberes, DavidD43, P43
59D'Aoust, OliviaD104, P104
60Daidone, SilvioD56, P56
61Davoodi, HamidD83, P83
62De Cao, ElisabettaC8, D8, P8
63De Luca, GiacomoC66, D66, P66
64de Quidt, JonathanD2, P2
65de Walque, DamienC61, D61, P61
66Delpierre, MatthieuD1, P1
67DEOLE, SumitD79, P79
68Di Falco, SalvatoreC51, D51, P51
69Dorsch, MichaelD90, P90
70Douillet, MathildeD88, P88
71Drummond, PauloD77, P77
72du Rand, GideonP80, D80
73Dufrenot, GillesC79, D79, P79
74Dunne, JohnD92, P92
75Ebeke, ChristianD98, P98
76Eberhardt, MarkusD93, P93
77EHRHART, HeleneD71, P71
78Elbers, ChrisP43
79Essers, DennisD65, P65
80Ezeoha, AbelD80, P80
81Fafchamps, MarcelD1, P1
82Falco, PaoloC65, D65, P65
83Fenske, JamesC40, C76, D76, P76
84Fetzer, ThiemoD76, P76
85Fiala, NathanC47, D47, P47
86Fiaschi, DavideC93, D93, P93
87Findlay, RonaldP109
88Foster, JamesP41
89Fosu, AugustinC109, P109
90Fox, LouiseD69, P69
91Friedman, WillaD15, P15
92Fuchs, AndreasC43, D43, P43
93Gachassin Castaing, MarieP96, D96
94Gaddis, IsisC85, P85
95Gaggero, AlessioD55, P55
96Gaspart, FrédéricD44, P44
97George, TayoD103, P103
98Georgiadis, AndreasD86, P86
99Ghebru, HosaenaP89, D89
100Giugale, MarceloP32
101Glewwe, PaulP41
102Gollin, DouglasC106, D106, P106
103Goyette, JonathanC100, D100, P100
104Gross, ElenaD13, P13
105Guibert, LauraD90, P90
106Gunning, Jan WillemD43, P43
107Gutiérrez-Romero, RoxanaD57, P57
108Hailemicheal, AdiamD61, P61
109Handa, SudhanshuD54, P54
110Harris, AnthonyC20, D20, P20
111Hartwig, RenateP89, D89
112Hassen, IbrahimD52, P52
113Hausladen, StephanieP85, P53
114Himaz, RozanaD59, P59
115Hisali, EriaD66, P66
116Hoddinott, JohnP89, D89
117Hoeffler, AnkeC97, D97, P97, P109
118Hoel, JessicaC54, D54, P54
119Houngbedji, KennethD102, P102
120Houssa, RomainC83, D83, P83
121Hyder, AsmaD56, P56
122idowu, onisanwaC11, D11, P11, D55, P55
123Imai, KatsushiD9, P9
124Isaksson, Ann-SofieD100, P100
125Ito, SeiroD14, P14
126Johnson, DavidP39
127Jones, Patricia (Tracy)C88, D88, P88
128KAME BABILLA, THIERYD83, P83
129Kamuganga, DickD70, P70
130KANGOYE, ThierryC74, D74, P74
131Karachiwalla, NaureenD62, P62
132KASIRYE, IBRAHIMD66, P66
133Keats, AnthonyD63, P63
134Kebede, BereketC101, D101, P101
135Kenny, CharlesP41
136Ketema, TigistD8, P8
137King, MichaelC3, D3, P3
138Kinsey, BillC12, D12, P12
139Kirchberger, MartinaP96, D96, C96
140Kosec, KatrinaD85, P85, D53, P53
141Kotsadam, AndreasD86, P86
142Kozlova, OlesiaD19, P19
143Krutikova, SofyaD63, P63
144Ksoll, ChristopherD55, P55
145Kuijpers, RobD95, P95
146Laajaj, RachidC9, D9, P9
147Labonne, JulienD45, P45
148Lagarde, MyleneD67, P67
149Lazzaroni, SaraD3, P3
150Le Nestour, AlexisD75, P75
151LeBas, AdrienneD101, P101
152Lehrer, KimC60, D60, P60
153Leuveld, KoenC95, D95
154Leyaro, VincentD64, P64
155Li, BinD83, P83
156Lilleør, Helene BieD97, P97
157Macha, RaphaelD11, P11
158Makaluza, NwabisaD65, P65
159Malomo, FolaD47, P47
160Malunda, DicksonD69, P69
161Martinez-Zarzoso, InmaC71, D71, P71
162Matous, PetrD51, P51
163Mawejje, JosephD94, P94
164Maystadt, Jean-FrancoisD87, P87
165McDermott, TomD92, P92
166McDermott, KathrynD68, P68
167Melina, GiovanniD110, P110
168Menon, NidhiyaD17, P17
169Mesnard, AliceD87, P87
170Meyer, ChristianD48, P48
171Miguel, EdwardP40
172Mijiyawa, AbdoulD72, P72
173Mirza, RinchanD46, P46
174Misch, FlorianC78, D78, P78
175Morsink, KarlijnD3, P3
176Mosley, PaulD78, P78
177Mueller, ValerieC6, D6, P6
178Mueller, AnnikaC50, D50, P50
179Mutasa, GeorgeD56, P56
180Ndirangu, LydiaD81, P81
181Neelsen, SvenD10, P10
182Ngatia, MuthoniD50, P50
183Njikam, OusmanouD64, P64
184Normanyo, AmetefeeD5, P5
185Nwachukwu, TochukwuD48, P48
186Nyambati, RobertD71, P71
187Nyang`oro, OwenC19, D19, P19
188O'Sullivan, MichaelC107, D107, P107
189Okoboi, GeofreyD6, P6
190Orkin, KateD61, P61
191Osei-Akoto, IsaacD103, P103
192Oseni, MusiliuD94, P94
193Pal, SarmisthaC102, D102
194Peralta-Alva, AdrianD79, P79
195Peters, JörgC13, D13, P13
196Pintea, MihaelaD88, P88
197Platteau, Jean-PhilippeD6, P6
198Porter, CatherineC91, D91, P91
199Portillo, RafaelC81, D81, P81
200Portugal Perez, AlbertoP96, D96
201Powell-Jackson, TimothyD50, P50
202Premand, PatrickD68, P68
203Presbitero, AndreaD81, P81
204Quinn, SimonC39, C52, D52, P52
205R, MANJULAD91, P91
206Raballand, GaelD44, P44
207Rajaram, AnandP44
208Rajasekhar, DurgamD104, P104
209Ramachandran, VijayaC48, D48, P48
210Rankin, NeilC49, D49, P49
211Regolo, JulieD96
212Rijkers, BobC46, D46, P46
213Rogger, DanD46, P46
214Rotunno, LorenzoD72, P72
215Roy, ShaliniC63, D63, P63
216Rud, Juan PabloD110, P110
217Samake, IssoufD106, P106
218Sandefur, JustinC57, D57, P57
219Savage, DavidD17, P17
220Schoer, VolkerC55, D55, P55
221Seck, AbdoulayeD100, P100
222Seetanah, BoopenD70, P70
223Seitz, WilliamD46, P46
224Selaya, PabloC92, D92, P92
225Senne, Jean-NoëlD97, P97
226Serneels, PieterD60, P60
227Seth, SumanC86, D86, P86
228Shortland, AnjaC90, D90, P90
229Siddiqi, BilalD102, P102
230Silwal, AniD13, P13
231Singh, AbhijeetC62, D62, P62
232Sjursen, IngridC77, D77, P77
233Sohnesen, ThomasD68, P68
234Spatafora, NikolaP106, C70, P70
235Srinivasan, ChitturD73, P73
236Sterck, OlivierC104
237Stoop, NikD107, P107
238Strobl, EricP96, D96
239Subervie, JulieD4, P4
240Swart, LisetteD6, P6
241Taiwo, OlumideD69, P69
242Takahashi, RyoD107, P107
243Teal, FrancisC4, D4, P4, P39
244Tefera, GirumD49, P49
245Telalagic, SelmaD54, P54
246Tenikue, MichelD75, P75
247thomas, alunD77, P77
248Tobin, LaraD20, P20
249Toews, GerhardD54, P54
250Tolonen, AnjaC110, D110, P110
251Torrance, SamanthaD104, P104
252Twumasi Baffour, PriscillaC64, D64, P64
253Valente, ChristineC18, D18, P18
254van Broekhuizen, HendrikD59, P59
255Van der Windt, PieterC44, D44, P44
256Verheyden, BertrandD98, P98
257Verpoorten, MarijkeC58, D58, P58
258Vicente, PedroC53, D53, P53
259von Fintel, DieterD65, P65
260Voors, MaartenD101, P101
261Vyborny, KateD45, P45
262Wagner, NataschaD53, P53
263Wahhaj, ZakiP102
264Walker, SebastienD81, P81
265Warrinnier, NeleD58, P58
266Wick, KatharinaD57, P57
267Wilson, KasyokaD48, P48
268Wilson, NicholasD10, P10
269Woldehanna, TassewC14, D14, P14
270Wren-Lewis, LiamC94, P94, D94
271Yackovlev, IreneD77, P77
272Yerushalmi, ErezD15, P15
273Zimmermann, LauraD45, P45
274Zoch, AsmusD91, P91

 

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