CSAE Conference 2017: Economic Development in Africa

St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK

 
March 19, 2017
 
08:30 to 14:00Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
 
10:30 to 11:00COFFEE, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
11:00 to 13:00Parallel Sessions 1, Various
 
 
13:00 to 14:00LUNCH, Dining Hall
 
 
14:00 to 16:00Parallel Sessions 2, Various
 
 
16:00 to 16:30TEA, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
16:30 to 18:00Plenary 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
18:00 to 19:00Book Launch, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
19:00 to 21:00DINNER, Dining Hall
 
 
 
March 20, 2017
 
08:30 to 09:30Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
 
09:30 to 10:30Plenary 2: Keynote, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
10:30 to 11:00COFFEE, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
11:00 to 13:00Parallel Sessions 3, Various
 
 
13:00 to 14:00LUNCH, Dining Hall
 
 
14:00 to 16:00Parallel Sessions 4, Various
 
 
16:00 to 16:30TEA, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
16:30 to 18:30Parallel Sessions 5, Various
 
 
19:00 to 21:00DINNER, Dining Hall
 
 
 
March 21, 2017
 
08:30 to 10:30Parallel Sessions 6, Various
 
 
10:30 to 11:00COFFEE, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
11:00 to 13:00Parallel Sessions 7, Various
 
 
13:00 to 14:00LUNCH, Dining Hall
 
 
14:00 to 16:00Parallel Sessions 8, Various
 
 
16:00 to 16:30TEA, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
16:30 to 18:00Plenary 3, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Registration
Porter's Lodge
March 19, 2017 08:30 to 14:00
 
Registration, St Catherine's College Lodge
 
Everyone must register in person for the conference at the Porters' Lodge.

COFFEE
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 19, 2017 10:30 to 11:00
 
Coffee, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 1
Various
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
 
Health 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Food and Nutrition 1, Bernard Sunley A
Foreign Aid 1, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 1, Bernard Sunley D
Poverty and Inequality 1, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Conflict 1, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Social Networks and Households 1, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Fiscal, Arumugam First Floor
Trade 1, Arumugam Second Floor

LUNCH
Dining Hall
March 19, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
 
Lunch, St Catherine's College Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 2
Various
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
 
Time Preferences 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Rural Households 1, Bernard Sunley A
Health 2, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 2, Bernard Sunley D
Poverty and Inequality 2, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Firms 1, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Social Networks and Households 2, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Migration 1, Arumugam First Floor
Macroeconomics 1, Arumugam Second Floor

TEA
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 19, 2017 16:00 to 16:30
 
Tea, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Plenary 1
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 19, 2017 16:30 to 18:00
 
Plenary 1: 'African Refugees and Migrants'
 
Live video of this session will be shown in Bernard Sunley A and Bernard Sunley C.

Book Launch
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 19, 2017 18:00 to 19:00
 
Book Launch: 'Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development', Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

DINNER
Dining Hall
March 19, 2017 19:00 to 21:00
 
Dinner, St Catherine's College Dining Hall

Registration
Porter's Lodge
March 20, 2017 08:30 to 09:30
 
Registration, St Catherine's College Lodge

Plenary 2: Keynote
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 20, 2017 09:30 to 10:30
 
Plenary 2: Keynote 'Reflections on evidence in the age of fake news and discredi...
 
Live video of this session will be shown in Bernard Sunley A and Bernard Sunley C.

COFFEE
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 20, 2017 10:30 to 11:00
 
Coffee, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 3
Various
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
 
Macroeconomics 2, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Rural Households 2, Bernard Sunley A
Health 3, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 3, Bernard Sunley D
Poverty and Inequality 3, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Firms 2, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Social Networks and Households 3, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Migration 2, Arumugam First Floor
Trade 2, Arumugam Second Floor
Labour 1, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 1, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 1, Manor Road Seminar C
Education 1, Manor Road Seminar G

LUNCH
Dining Hall
March 20, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
 
Lunch, St Catherine's College Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 4
Various
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
 
Public Finance 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Food and Nutrition 2, Bernard Sunley A
Health 4, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 4, Bernard Sunley D
Firms 3, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 4, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Social Networks and Households 4, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Monetary Policy 1, Arumugam First Floor
Macroeconomics 3, Arumugam Second Floor
Labour 2, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 2, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 2, Manor Road Seminar C
Education 2, Manor Road Seminar G

TEA
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 20, 2017 16:00 to 16:30
 
Tea, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 5
Various
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
 
Rural Households 3, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Foreign Aid 2, Bernard Sunley A
Health 5, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 5, Bernard Sunley D
Poverty and Inequality 5, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Firms 4, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Social Networks and Households 5, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Monetary Policy 2, Arumugam First Floor
Macroeconomics 4, Arumugam Second Floor
Labour 3, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 3, Manor Road Seminar A
Natural Resources 1, Manor Road Seminar C
Education 3, Manor Road Seminar G

DINNER
Dining Hall
March 20, 2017 19:00 to 21:00
 
Dinner, St Catherine's College Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 6
Various
March 21, 2017 08:30 to 10:30
 
Firms 5, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Rural Households 4, Bernard Sunley A
Health 6, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 6, Bernard Sunley D
Poverty and Inequality 6, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Conflict 2, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Education 4, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Monetary Policy 3, Arumugam First Floor
Trade 3, Arumugam Second Floor
Labour 4, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 4, Manor Road Seminar A
Natural Resources 2, Manor Road Seminar C

COFFEE
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 21, 2017 10:30 to 11:00
 
Coffee, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 7
Various
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
 
Labour 5, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Rural Households 5, Bernard Sunley A
Health 7, Bernard Sunley C
Agriculture 7, Bernard Sunley D
Poverty and Inequality 7, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Firms 6, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Institutions 1 , Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Migration 3, Arumugam First Floor
Trade 4, Arumugam Second Floor
Time Preferences 2, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 5, Manor Road Seminar A
Natural Resources 3, Manor Road Seminar C

LUNCH
Dining Hall
March 21, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
 
Lunch, St Catherine's College Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 8
Various
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
 
Education 5, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Health 8, Bernard Sunley C
Poverty and Inequality 8, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Firms 7, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Institutions 2 , Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Public Finance 2, Arumugam First Floor
Macroeconomics 5, Arumugam Second Floor
Labour 6, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 6, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 3, Manor Road Seminar C

TEA
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 21, 2017 16:00 to 16:30
 
Tea, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Plenary 3
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 21, 2017 16:30 to 18:00
 
Plenary 3: 'The Future of Donor Agencies in Africa'

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

Date/TimeLocationTitlePapers
March 19, 2017
8:30-14:00
St Catherine's College Lodge Registration0
March 19, 2017
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Health 14
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Food and Nutrition 13
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Foreign Aid 14
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 13
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 14
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Conflict 14
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Social Networks and Households 14
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Fiscal4
March 19, 2017
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Trade 14
March 19, 2017
13:00-14:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall Lunch0
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Time Preferences 13
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Rural Households 12
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 24
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 22
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 24
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Firms 14
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Social Networks and Households 24
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Migration 13
March 19, 2017
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Macroeconomics 13
March 19, 2017
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
March 19, 2017
16:30-18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Plenary 1: 'African Refugees and Migrants'0
March 19, 2017
18:00-19:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Book Launch: 'Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development'0
March 19, 2017
19:00-21:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall Dinner0
March 20, 2017
8:30-9:30
St Catherine's College Lodge Registration0
March 20, 2017
9:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Plenary 2: Keynote 'Reflections on evidence in the age of fake news and discredited expertise'0
March 20, 2017
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 23
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Rural Households 24
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 34
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 34
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 34
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Firms 24
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Social Networks and Households 34
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Migration 23
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Trade 24
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Labour 13
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar A Political Economy 12
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 14
March 20, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar G Education 14
March 20, 2017
13:00-14:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall Lunch0
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Public Finance 13
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Food and Nutrition 23
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 44
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 44
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Firms 33
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 44
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Social Networks and Households 44
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Monetary Policy 14
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Macroeconomics 34
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Labour 24
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar A Political Economy 23
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 23
March 20, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar G Education 23
March 20, 2017
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Rural Households 34
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley A Foreign Aid 24
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley C Health 53
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 53
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 54
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Firms 43
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Social Networks and Households 54
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Arumugam First Floor Monetary Policy 24
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Arumugam Second Floor Macroeconomics 44
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Labour 34
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar A Political Economy 34
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar C Natural Resources 14
March 20, 2017
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar G Education 33
March 20, 2017
19:00-21:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall Dinner0
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Firms 53
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley A Rural Households 44
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley C Health 63
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 63
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Conflict 24
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 64
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Education 43
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Arumugam First Floor Monetary Policy 33
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Arumugam Second Floor Trade 34
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Labour 43
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Seminar A Political Economy 44
March 21, 2017
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Seminar C Natural Resources 24
March 21, 2017
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Labour 54
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Rural Households 53
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 74
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Agriculture 73
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 74
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Firms 64
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Institutions 1 3
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Migration 34
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Trade 42
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Time Preferences 24
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar A Political Economy 54
March 21, 2017
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar C Natural Resources 34
March 21, 2017
13:00-14:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall Lunch0
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Education 54
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 85
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 84
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Firms 73
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Institutions 2 3
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Public Finance 23
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Macroeconomics 53
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Labour 64
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar A Political Economy 64
March 21, 2017
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 34
March 21, 2017
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
March 21, 2017
16:30-18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Plenary 3: 'The Future of Donor Agencies in Africa'0
 

108 sessions, 326 papers, and 7 presentations with no associated papers


 

CSAE Conference 2017: Economic Development in Africa

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session: Registration
March 19, 2017 8:30 to 14:00
St Catherine's College Lodge
 
 
Session: Coffee
March 19, 2017 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session: Health 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University & World Bank Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab
 

Malaria Infection and Infant Mortality during the War: Evidence from Liberia
   presented by: Yuya Kudo, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
   Discussant:   Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University & World Bank Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab
 

Malaria Control and Infant Mortality in Africa
   presented by: Pauline Rossi, University of Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Yuya Kudo, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
 

The population health impact of the distribution of free antiretroviral medication in South Africa
   presented by: Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Pauline Rossi, University of Amsterdam
 

A New Econometric Method for Estimating Disease Prevalence: An Application to Multi-Drug Resistant Tuberculosis
   presented by: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University & World Bank Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab
   Discussant:   Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
 
Session: Food and Nutrition 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Hannah Ameye, LICOS, KU Leuven
 

From Corn to Popcorn? Urbanization and food consumption in Sub-Sahara Africa: Evidence from rural-urban migrants in Tanzania
   presented by: Lara Cockx, University of Leuven
   Discussant:   Hannah Ameye, LICOS, KU Leuven
 

Market Access, Well-Being, and Nutrition: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: David Stifel, Lafayette College
   Discussant:   Lara Cockx, University of Leuven
 

Urbanization and the Two Tails of Malnutrition in Tanzania
   presented by: Hannah Ameye, LICOS, KU Leuven
   Discussant:   David Stifel, Lafayette College
 
Session: Foreign Aid 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Nathalie Ferrière, Paris School of Economics - RITM, Université Paris-Sud
 

Aid and Growth in Malawi
   presented by: Alex Trew, University of St Andrews
   Discussant:   Nathalie Ferrière, Paris School of Economics - RITM, Université Paris-Sud
 

The donor footprint and gender gaps
   presented by: Anders Olofsgård, Stockholm School of Economics
   Discussant:   Alex Trew, University of St Andrews
 

Measuring the Effectiveness of Non-Randomized Policy Interventions with Heterogeneous Treatment Effect
   presented by: Melinda Vigh, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Anders Olofsgård, Stockholm School of Economics
 

To give or not to give? How do donors react to European food aid allocation?
   presented by: Nathalie Ferrière, Paris School of Economics - RITM, Université Paris-Sud
   Discussant:   Melinda Vigh, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
 
Session: Agriculture 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Jeffrey Michler, University of Illinois
 

Impact of climate change, weather extremes, and price risk on global food supply
   presented by: Mekbib Haile, Center for Development Research (ZEF), B
   Discussant:   Jeffrey Michler, University of Illinois
 

Trade and Climate Change as Determinants of Changes in Cropping Pattern and Land-Use in Ethiopia: Evidence from Panel Data, 1994-2009
   presented by: Adugna Lemi, University of Massachusetts Boston
   Discussant:   Mekbib Haile, Center for Development Research (ZEF), B
 

Conservation Agriculture and Climate Resilience
   presented by: Jeffrey Michler, University of Illinois
   Discussant:   Adugna Lemi, University of Massachusetts Boston
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Atika Pasha, University of Göttingen
 

Urbanization and Vulnerability in Africa: Evidence from Farm Households in Peri-urban Ethiopia
   presented by: Tsega Mezgebo, Mekelle University
   Discussant:   Atika Pasha, University of Göttingen
 

Impact of Land Degradation on Household Poverty: Evidence from Panel Data Simultaneous Equation Models
   presented by: Oliver Kirui, Center for Development Research
   Discussant:   Tsega Mezgebo, Mekelle University
 

The Curse of Good Soil? Land Fertility, Roads, and Rural Poverty in Africa
   presented by: Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University
   Discussant:   Oliver Kirui, Center for Development Research
 

Impact of cash grants on Multidimensional Poverty in South Africa
   presented by: Atika Pasha, University of Göttingen
   Discussant:   Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University
 
Session: Conflict 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Anouk Rigterink, University of Oxford
 

The War in Your Head: On The Origins of Domestic Violence
   presented by: Wolfgang Stojetz, Humboldt-University of Berlin
   Discussant:   John Dunne, University of Cape Town
 

One Team, One Nation: Football, Ethnic Identity, and Conflict in Africa
   presented by: Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
   Discussant:   Wolfgang Stojetz, Humboldt-University of Berlin
 

Related how? Diamonds and violent conflict.
   presented by: Anouk Rigterink, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
 

Legacies of Civil Wars: The Health Costs Long After the Fighting Ends
   presented by: John Dunne, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Anouk Rigterink, University of Oxford
 
Session: Social Networks and Households 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Marc Witte, University of Oxford
 

Subsidies for Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Rural Cameroon
   presented by: Erwin Bulte, Wageningen University
   Discussant:   Marc Witte, University of Oxford
 

Passive Learning and Incentivized Communication: A Randomized Controlled Trial in India
   presented by: Yonas Alem, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Erwin Bulte, Wageningen University
 

Social Interaction and Technology Adoption: Experimental Evidence from Improved Cookstoves in Mali
   presented by: Jacopo Bonan, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
   Discussant:   Yonas Alem, University of Gothenburg
 

Searching with friends
   presented by: Marc Witte, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Jacopo Bonan, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
 
Session: Fiscal
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Rafael López-Monti, George Washington University
 

Growth Effects of the Allocation of Government Expenditure in an Endogenous Growth Model with Physical and Human Capital
   presented by: Christine Awiti, World Bank Group
   Discussant:   Rafael López-Monti, George Washington University
 

Aid, Taxes and Government Spending: a Heterogeneous, Cointegrated Panel Analysis
   presented by: Abrams Mbu Enow Tagem, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Christian Senga, University of Antwerp
 

Sub-Saharan sovereign Eurobond yields: What really matters beyond global factors?
   presented by: Christian Senga, University of Antwerp
   Discussant:   Abrams Mbu Enow Tagem, University of Nottingham
 

Cyclicality of Fiscal Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Magnitude and Evolution
   presented by: Rafael López-Monti, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Christine Awiti, World Bank Group
 
Session: Trade 1
March 19, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
 

How to give a proper 12 miles an hour handshake ? An exploration of the determinants of bribery in Benin's transborder trade
   presented by: Sami Bensassi, University of Birmingham
   Discussant:   Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
 

Global Value Chain and Foreign Investors: An empirical analysis on Sub Saharan Africa and Vietnam
   presented by: Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Sami Bensassi, University of Birmingham
 

Trade Liberalization, Productivity, and Firm Exit in Ethiopian Manufacturing firms
   presented by: Dawit Zenebe, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
 

Trade, Growth, and Welfare Impacts of the CFTA in Africa
   presented by: Nicolas Depetris Chauvin, University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland
   Discussant:   Dawit Zenebe, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Session: Lunch
March 19, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall
 
 
Session: Time Preferences 1
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: David Kunst, VU Amsterdam
 

Are the poor really so present-biased? Evidence from an experiment in Pakistan
   presented by: Rachel Cassidy, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   David Kunst, VU Amsterdam
 

Can Patience Predict Savings Mechanism and Quality of Life: Evidence from Zambia
   presented by: Elizabeth Nanziri, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Rachel Cassidy, University of Oxford
 

Intertemporal Allocations of Gifts versus Earnings: Non-fungibility in a Lab-in-the-Field Experiment in Kenya
   presented by: David Kunst, VU Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Elizabeth Nanziri, University of Oxford
 
Session: Rural Households 1
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Carolina Castilla, Colgate University
 

Physical activity, energy expenditure and time-use in agricultural and rural livelihoods: Protocols and preliminary findings from a pilot study in northern Ghana
   presented by: Paul Nkegbe, University for Development Studies
 

Share and Share Alike: The Impact of Rainfall on Gendered Income Allocation in Malawi
   presented by: Anna Josephson, Purdue University
   Discussant:   Paul Nkegbe, University for Development Studies
 
Session: Health 2
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Wiktoria Tafesse, University of Sussex
 

Maternal education and child mortality: Evidence from a quasi-experiment in Malawi and Uganda
   presented by: Liliana Andriano, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Wiktoria Tafesse, University of Sussex
 

Local Industrial Shocks and Infant Mortality
   presented by: Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Liliana Andriano, University of Oxford
 

Dietary Pattern, Socioeconomic Status and Child Health Outcomes in Ghana: Application of Multilevel Analysis
   presented by: Jacob Nunoo, University of Cape Coast
   Discussant:   Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
 

Causal effect of iodine deficiency in early life on test scores in rural India
   presented by: Wiktoria Tafesse, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Jacob Nunoo, University of Cape Coast
 
Session: Agriculture 2
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Kibrom Abay, University of Copenhagen
 

The Impact of the Use of New Technologies on Farmers’ Wheat Yield in Ethiopia: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial
   presented by: Gashaw Abate, IFPRI
 

Locus of Control and Technology Adoption in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Kibrom Abay, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Gashaw Abate, IFPRI
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 2
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Catherine Porter, Heriot-Watt University
 

Intrahousehold inequalities and poverty in Senegal
   presented by: Sylvie Lambert, PSE-INRA
   Discussant:   Catherine Porter, Heriot-Watt University
 

Untangling Disability and Poverty: A Matching Approach Using Large-scale Data in South Africa
   presented by: Kengo Igei, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute
   Discussant:   Sylvie Lambert, PSE-INRA
 

Social Class, Life Chances and Vulnerability to Poverty in South Africa
   presented by: Rocco Zizzamia, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Kengo Igei, Japan International Cooperation Agency Research Institute
 

Vulnerability in Senegal - multidimensional estimates
   presented by: Catherine Porter, Heriot-Watt University
   Discussant:   Rocco Zizzamia, University of Oxford
 
Session: Firms 1
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Jonathan Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
 

Beyond the Stars: a New Method for Assessing the Economic Importance of Variables in Regressions
   presented by: Olivier Sterck, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Jonathan Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
 

State Capacity and Taxation: A Comparative Analysis of Small-Scale Firms in Togo, Ghana and Benin
   presented by: Moussa Blimpo, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Olivier Sterck, University of Oxford
 

Distortions, Social Infrastructures and Tax Evasion
   presented by: Wilfried Kouamé, Sherbrooke University
   Discussant:   Moussa Blimpo, The World Bank
 

Demand or supply side of corruption: what drives firms' tax evasion in developing countries?
   presented by: Jonathan Goyette, Université de Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Wilfried Kouamé, Sherbrooke University
 
Session: Social Networks and Households 2
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Tessa Bold, IIES, Stockholm University
 

The Evolution of Networks During the Development Process: Evidence from Rural Gambia
   presented by: Dany Jaimovich, Goethe University Frankfurt
   Discussant:   Tessa Bold, IIES, Stockholm University
 

Sharing Pressure and Involuntary Giving in Social Networks: Lab-Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva
   Discussant:   Dany Jaimovich, Goethe University Frankfurt
 

Rural Electrification and Domestic Violence in Sub Saharan Africa
   presented by: Maximiliane Sievert, RWI
   Discussant:   Salvatore Di Falco, University of Geneva
 

Rural Electrification: the Potential and Limitations of Solar Power
   presented by: Tessa Bold, IIES, Stockholm University
   Discussant:   Maximiliane Sievert, RWI
 
Session: Migration 1
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut
 

What Makes "Brain Drain" More Likely? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Romuald Meango, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
   Discussant:   Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut
 

The Geography of Educated Elites: Development Implications and Long-Run Prospects
   presented by: Christoph Deuster, Université catholique de Louvain
   Discussant:   Romuald Meango, Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy
 

You’re Now Free to Move About the Country: The Effect of Schooling on Migration
   presented by: Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut
   Discussant:   Christoph Deuster, Université catholique de Louvain
 
Session: Macroeconomics 1
March 19, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Filiz Unsal, International Monetary Fund
 

Do remittance flows stabilize developing countries in the aftermath of sovereign defaults?
   presented by: Immaculate Machasio, Justus-Liebig University-Giessen
 

The ghost of a rating downgrade: What happens to borrowing costs when a government loses its investment grade credit rating?
   presented by: Yashvir Algu, World Bank
   Discussant:   Filiz Unsal, International Monetary Fund
 

Macroprudential Policy, Incomplete Information and Inequality: The case of Low Income and Developing Countries
   presented by: Filiz Unsal, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Immaculate Machasio, Justus-Liebig University-Giessen
 
Session: Tea
March 19, 2017 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session: Plenary 1: 'African Refugees and Migrants'
March 19, 2017 16:30 to 18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford
 

Presented by:
   Isabel Ruiz, University of Oxford
 

Presented by:
   Philip Verwimp, Université Libre de Bruxelles
 

Presented by:
   Tuesday Reitano, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime
 
Session: Book Launch: 'Poverty Reduction in the Course of African Development'
March 19, 2017 18:00 to 19:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
Session: Dinner
March 19, 2017 19:00 to 21:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall
 
 
Session: Registration
March 20, 2017 8:30 to 9:30
St Catherine's College Lodge
 
 
Session: Plenary 2: Keynote 'Reflections on evidence in the age of fake news and discredited expertise'
March 20, 2017 9:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford
 

Presented by:
   Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
 
Session: Coffee
March 20, 2017 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session: Macroeconomics 2
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Tim Willems, IMF
 

Stylized Facts about Business Cycles in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Tim Willems, IMF
 

Emissions and Growth:Who is to blame and how to improve?
   presented by: Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
   Discussant:   Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
 

Evaluating the Impact of IMF Programs Using the Synthetic Control Method
   presented by: Tim Willems, IMF
   Discussant:   Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
 
Session: Rural Households 2
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Kholekile Malindi, Stellenbosch University
 

Measuring Women's Agency
   presented by: Aletheia Donald, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Kholekile Malindi, Stellenbosch University
 

Gender-Oriented Languages and Female Labour Force Participation: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Michelle Rao, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Aletheia Donald, The World Bank
 

Effects of Female Education on Brideprice: a Regression Discontinuity Analysis using Universal Primary Education in Uganda
   presented by: Masaru Nagashima, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
   Discussant:   Michelle Rao, University of Oxford
 

Wage effects of on-the-job training for South African workers
   presented by: Kholekile Malindi, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Masaru Nagashima, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 
Session: Health 3
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Kim Lehrer, Université de Sherbrooke
 

Child Disability and Siblings’ Healthcare Expenditures in a Context of Child Fostering
   presented by: Simo Arlette, University of the Witwatersrand
   Discussant:   Kim Lehrer, Université de Sherbrooke
 

The Perils of Climate Change: In Utero Exposure to Temperature Variability and Birth Outcomes in the Andean Region
   presented by: Oswaldo Molina, Universidad del Pacifico
   Discussant:   Simo Arlette, University of the Witwatersrand
 

Impact evaluation of the registration policy for female sex workers in Senegal on physical and mental health
   presented by: Aurelia Lepine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
   Discussant:   Oswaldo Molina, Universidad del Pacifico
 

The Impact of Laws Against Female Genital Mutilation in Africa
   presented by: Kim Lehrer, Université de Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Aurelia Lepine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
 
Session: Agriculture 3
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Aurelie Harou, McGill University
 

Risk-related effects of cash transfers on modern inputs demand
   presented by: Ervin Prifti, FAO of the United Nations
   Discussant:   Aurelie Harou, McGill University
 

Agricultural Extension Messages Using Video on Portable Devices Increase Knowledge about Seed Selection and Seed Storage & Handling among Smallholder Potato Farmers in Southwestern Uganda
   presented by: Senne Vandevelde, KULeuven
   Discussant:   Ervin Prifti, FAO of the United Nations
 

Do beliefs about agricultural inputs counterfeiting correspond with actual rates of counterfeiting? Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
   Discussant:   Senne Vandevelde, KULeuven
 

The Effect of Soil Information on Small Farmer Agricultural Investment and Productivity
   presented by: Aurelie Harou, McGill University
   Discussant:   Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 3
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Yoseph Getachew, University of Pretoria
 

Is Poverty in Africa Mostly Chronic or Transient? Evidence from Synthetic Panel Data
   presented by: Hai Anh Dang, World Bank
   Discussant:   Yoseph Getachew, University of Pretoria
 

Ethical Poverty Lines: Existence and Implications
   presented by: Laurence Roope, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Hai Anh Dang, World Bank
 

What is poverty convergence?
   presented by: Konstantin Wacker, University of Mainz
   Discussant:   Laurence Roope, University of Oxford
 

Redistributive Innovation Policy, Inequality and Growth
   presented by: Yoseph Getachew, University of Pretoria
   Discussant:   Konstantin Wacker, University of Mainz
 
Session: Firms 2
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Patricia Jones, University of Oxford
 

Firm Size, Employment and Value-added in African Manufacturing Firms: Why Ghana needs its 1 per cent
   presented by: Francis Teal, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Patricia Jones, University of Oxford
 

Continuity and Change in South African Labor Market Regulations: the Impact of Employment Equity Act of 1998 on Employment Strategies of Firms.
   presented by: Wayde Flowerday, University of the Witwatersrand
   Discussant:   Francis Teal, University of Oxford
 

The effect of a currency depreciation on importers: a firm-level analysis of Indonesian firms
   presented by: Anisha Sharma, Ashoka University
   Discussant:   Wayde Flowerday, University of the Witwatersrand
 

Selection, Firm Turnover, and Productivity Growth: Do Emerging Cities Speed up the Process?
   presented by: Patricia Jones, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Anisha Sharma, Ashoka University
 
Session: Social Networks and Households 3
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Uzma Afzal, University of Nottingham
 

The Effect of Women’s Education on Polygyny: Schools, Matching and the Marriage Market in Cameroon
   presented by: Yannick Dupraz, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Uzma Afzal, University of Nottingham
 

Early Marriage, Social Networks and the Transmission of Norms
   presented by: Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent
   Discussant:   Yannick Dupraz, Paris School of Economics
 

Not compromising: measuring the impact of a poverty graduation program on empowerment using experiments
   presented by: Paulo Santos, Monash University
   Discussant:   Zaki Wahhaj, University of Kent
 

Gender and Agency within the Household: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
   presented by: Uzma Afzal, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Paulo Santos, Monash University
 
Session: Migration 2
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Ayala Wineman, Michigan State University
 

The impact of hosting refugees on the intra-household allocation of tasks and time: A gender perspective
   presented by: Carlos Vargas-Silva, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Julia Garlick, University of Iowa
 

Intra-rural migration and pathways to greater well-being: Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Ayala Wineman, Michigan State University
   Discussant:   Carlos Vargas-Silva, University of Oxford
 

Individual Migration and Household Income
   presented by: Julia Garlick, University of Iowa
   Discussant:   Ayala Wineman, Michigan State University
 
Session: Trade 2
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Christian Viegelahn, ILO
 

On the Dispensability of New Technologies: Evidence From Colonial Railroads in Nigeria
   presented by: Dozie Okoye, Dalhousie University
   Discussant:   Christian Viegelahn, ILO
 

Fossil fuel Subsidy Reforms, Spatial Market Integration, and Welfare: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ethiopia
   presented by: Habtamu Fuje, The World Bank, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Dozie Okoye, Dalhousie University
 

Within and Between Country Price Dispersion in Developing Countries. The Role of Borders, Geography and Exchange Rate Variability
   presented by: Mike Nyawo, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Habtamu Fuje, The World Bank, Columbia University
 

Jobs, FDI and Institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Firm-Level Data
   presented by: Christian Viegelahn, ILO
   Discussant:   Mike Nyawo, Stellenbosch University
 
Session: Labour 1
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: William Seitz, World Bank
 

The Public-Private Sector Wage Gap: Evidence from Kenyan Teachers
   presented by: Nicholas Barton, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
   Discussant:   Lukas Hensel, University of Oxford
 

The Impact of Economic Shocks on Wage Dynamics in Indonesia
   presented by: Lukas Hensel, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   William Seitz, World Bank
 

Measuring Employment in Developing Countries: Evidence from a Survey Experiment
   presented by: William Seitz, World Bank
   Discussant:   Nicholas Barton, Goethe Universität Frankfurt
 
Session: Political Economy 1
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Anandi Mani, The University of Warwick
 

Making a (Vice-) President: Party Politics, Ethnicity, Village Loyalty and Community-Driven Development
   presented by: Jean-Pierre Tranchant, Institute of Development Studies
   Discussant:   Anandi Mani, The University of Warwick
 

The Electoral Incentive to be Clean: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
   presented by: Kelly Zhang, Stanford University
   Discussant:   Jean-Pierre Tranchant, Institute of Development Studies
 
Session: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 1
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Mahreen Mahmud, University of Oxford
 

Formal Insurance and Informal Risk-Sharing: Experimental Evidence from Insurance Decisions by Ethiopian Farmers
   presented by: Michael Blake, International Growth Centre
   Discussant:   Mahreen Mahmud, University of Oxford
 

Socially embedded risky choice: Fairness, efficiency and social distance
   presented by: Ben D'Exelle, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   Michael Blake, International Growth Centre
 

Sharing Norms and Saving Behaviour
   presented by: Hanna Fromell, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Ben D'Exelle, University of East Anglia
 

Agency and Female Enterpreneurs: Evidence from a field experiment in Pakistan
   presented by: Mahreen Mahmud, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Hanna Fromell, University of Nottingham
 
Session: Education 1
March 20, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Ingrid Sjursen, Norwegian School of Economics
 

The Aspirations Gap and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Indian Adolescents
   presented by: Phillip Ross, Boston University
   Discussant:   Ingrid Sjursen, Norwegian School of Economics
 

Family size and schooling in Sub Saharan Africa: Testing the quantity-quality trade-off
   presented by: Sahawal Alidou, University of Antwerp
   Discussant:   Phillip Ross, Boston University
 

Do different types of assets have differential effects on child education? Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Kashi Kafle, International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD)
   Discussant:   Sahawal Alidou, University of Antwerp
 

Gender and bargaining power in the household: Effects on investments in children’s education
   presented by: Ingrid Sjursen, Norwegian School of Economics
   Discussant:   Kashi Kafle, International Fund for Agricultural Development(IFAD)
 
Session: Lunch
March 20, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall
 
 
Session: Public Finance 1
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Giulia Mascagni, University of Sussex
 

Optimal Income Taxation in Developing Economies
   presented by: Kwadwo Opoku, GRIPS
   Discussant:   Giulia Mascagni, University of Sussex
 

Taxation, Information and Withholding: Evidence from Costa Rica
   presented by: Anne Brockmeyer, World Bank
   Discussant:   Kwadwo Opoku, GRIPS
 

The Corporate Tax Burden in Ethiopia: Evidence from Anonymised Tax Returns
   presented by: Giulia Mascagni, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Anne Brockmeyer, World Bank
 
Session: Food and Nutrition 2
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Dean Jolliffe, World Bank
 

Can Food Safety Shortfalls Disrupt ‘Ag for Nutrition’ Gains? Evidence from Eid al-Adha
   presented by: Benjamin Schwab, Kansas State University
   Discussant:   Dean Jolliffe, World Bank
 

Building Resilience in Ethiopia: Impact of the Productive Safety Net Program on households' response to drought
   presented by: Erwin Knippenberg, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Benjamin Schwab, Kansas State University
 

Food Insecurity and Rising Food Prices: What do we learn from experiential measures?
   presented by: Dean Jolliffe, World Bank
   Discussant:   Erwin Knippenberg, Cornell University
 
Session: Health 4
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Laura Anselmi, University of Manchester
 

Sub-national perspectives on aid effectiveness: Impact of aid on health outcomes in Uganda
   presented by: Tonny Odokonyero, Economic Policy Research Centre
   Discussant:   Laura Anselmi, University of Manchester
 

Evaluating the Impact of Performance-Based Financing in Healthcare Provision: A Case Study in Uganda
   presented by: Jan Duchoslav, Wageningen University
   Discussant:   Tonny Odokonyero, Economic Policy Research Centre
 

The effects of Performance Incentives to Cooperatives of Community Health Workers in Rwanda
   presented by: Gil Shapira, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Jan Duchoslav, Wageningen University
 

Understanding causal pathways within health systems policy evaluation through mediation analysis: an application to payment for performance (P4P) in Tanzania
   presented by: Laura Anselmi, University of Manchester
   Discussant:   Gil Shapira, The World Bank
 
Session: Agriculture 4
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Talip Kilic, World Bank
 

On the Farm Size and Returns to Productivity Relationship: Evidence from Ghana
   presented by: Michael Tuffour, ISSER/PUCGH
   Discussant:   Talip Kilic, World Bank
 

Close to the Edge: Do Behavioral Explanations Account for the Inverse Productivity Relationship?
   presented by: Leah Bevis, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Michael Tuffour, ISSER/PUCGH
 

Land productivity and plot size: Is measurement error driving the inverse relationship?
   presented by: Sam Desiere, KU Leuven
   Discussant:   Leah Bevis, Cornell University
 

Could the Debate Be Over? Errors in Farmer-Reported Crop Production and Their Implications for Inverse Scale-Productivity Relationship in Uganda
   presented by: Talip Kilic, World Bank
   Discussant:   Sam Desiere, KU Leuven
 
Session: Firms 3
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Lena Song, New York University
 

Shaking Out or Shaking In: The Impact of Zimbabwe's Economic Crisis on the Country's Manufacturing Sector Allocative Efficiency
   presented by: Nicholas Masiyandima, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Lena Song, New York University
 

Sources of Productivity Growth in Uganda:The role of Interindustry and Intra industry Misallocation in the 2000s
   presented by: Taye Mengistae, World Bank
   Discussant:   Nicholas Masiyandima, University of Cape Town
 

Organizational Culture and Monetary Incentives: Management Practices in an Identity-Based Principal-Agent Framework
   presented by: Lena Song, New York University
   Discussant:   Taye Mengistae, World Bank
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 4
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Eeshani Kandpal, The World Bank
 

The redistributive effects of a mixed pension system in Peru
   presented by: Javier Olivera, LISER
   Discussant:   Eeshani Kandpal, The World Bank
 

One plus one can be greater than two: evaluating synergies of development programs in Malawi
   presented by: Noemi Pace, University Ca' Foscari of Venice (and FAO of the United Nations)
   Discussant:   Javier Olivera, LISER
 

Pushing Welfare: Encouraging Awareness and Uptake of Social Benefits in South India
   presented by: Erlend Berg, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Noemi Pace, University Ca' Foscari of Venice (and FAO of the United Nations)
 

Local Spillovers from Cash Transfer Programs: Food Price Increases and Nutrition Impacts on Non-beneficiary Children
   presented by: Eeshani Kandpal, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Erlend Berg, University of Bristol
 
Session: Social Networks and Households 4
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Louise Fox, USAID
 

Do Incentives matter for Knowledge Diffusion? Experimental Evidence from Uganda.
   presented by: John Sseruyange, Makerere University
   Discussant:   Louise Fox, USAID
 

Investment Behaviour and Village Networks: Evidence from Rural Uganda
   presented by: Ben D'Exelle, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   John Sseruyange, Makerere University
 

When Solidarity Fails: Heteregenous Effects of Orphanhood in Senegalese Households
   presented by: Björn Nilsson, Université Paris-Dauphine
   Discussant:   Ben D'Exelle, University of East Anglia
 

In the Mind, the Household or the Market? Concepts and Measurement of Women's Economic Empowerment
   presented by: Louise Fox, USAID
   Discussant:   Björn Nilsson, Université Paris-Dauphine
 
Session: Monetary Policy 1
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Lemma Senbet, Executive Director, AERC
 

Excess Reserves in Uganda's Banking System and the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy
   presented by: Kenneth Egesa, Bank of Uganda
   Discussant:   Dorothy Nampewo, Bank of Uganda
 

Banks and monetary policy transmission in West African Economic and Monetary Union
   presented by: Kouame Kanga, ENSEA
   Discussant:   Magdalene Wilson, University of Johannesburg
 

Determinants of Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions in Africa 2000-2014: The Role Regional Integration
   presented by: Magdalene Wilson, University of Johannesburg
   Discussant:   Kouame Kanga, ENSEA
 

Sectoral Effects of Monetary Policy in Uganda: A DSGE Analysis
   presented by: Dorothy Nampewo, Bank of Uganda
   Discussant:   Kenneth Egesa, Bank of Uganda
 
Session: Macroeconomics 3
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Chris Papageorgiou, IMF
 

Investing in Public Infrastructure: Roads or Schools
   presented by: Ricardo Marto, IMF
   Discussant:   Viacheslav Yakubenko, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
 

Optimal Public Investment in Resource-Rich Low-Income Countries
   presented by: Aliya Algozhina, CERGE-EI
   Discussant:   Ricardo Marto, IMF
 

Giants and midgets: the effect of public goods’ provision on urban population concentration
   presented by: Viacheslav Yakubenko, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
   Discussant:   Chris Papageorgiou, IMF
 

Non-FDI Capital Inflows in Low-Income Countries: Catching the Wave?
   presented by: Chris Papageorgiou, IMF
   Discussant:   Aliya Algozhina, CERGE-EI
 
Session: Labour 2
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
 

How complete are labor markets in sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from panel data in four countries
   presented by: Peter Brummund, University of Alabama
   Discussant:   Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
 

Fiscal Policy and Labor Markets in Low Income Economies
   presented by: Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Peter Brummund, University of Alabama
 

Educated unemployment in urban West Africa: Why do educated workers not grade down?
   presented by: Esther Mirjam Girsberger, University of Lausanne
   Discussant:   Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Tufts University
 

Self-Employment, Capital and Job Search: Evidence from a Structural Model
   presented by: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Esther Mirjam Girsberger, University of Lausanne
 
Session: Political Economy 2
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Clément Imbert, University of Warwick
 

Electoral rules and leader selection: experimental evidence from Ugandan community groups
   presented by: Miri Stryjan, Ben Gurion University
   Discussant:   Clément Imbert, University of Warwick
 

Are Educated Leaders Good for Education? Evidence from India
   presented by: Soham Sahoo, University of Goettingen
   Discussant:   Miri Stryjan, Ben Gurion University
 

Entry, Exit and Candidate Selection: Evidence from India
   presented by: Clément Imbert, University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Soham Sahoo, University of Goettingen
 
Session: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 2
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Maria Bernedo, Georgia State University
 

Likelihoods and Livelihoods: Probability Weighting among Ugandan Farmers
   presented by: Arjan Verschoor, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   Maria Bernedo, Georgia State University
 

Smallholder Farmer’s Risk Attitudes in Northern Ghana - Expected Utility Theory or Prospect Theory: Experimental Evidence
   presented by: Francis Kemeze, University of Ghana
   Discussant:   Arjan Verschoor, University of East Anglia
 

Household Time and Risk Preferences and Adaptation to Climate Change
   presented by: Maria Bernedo, Georgia State University
   Discussant:   Francis Kemeze, University of Ghana
 
Session: Education 2
March 20, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Abhijeet Singh, University College London
 

Powering Education
   presented by: Fadi Hassan, Trinity College Dublin, CEP
   Discussant:   Abhijeet Singh, University College London
 

Testing for Black-White Convergence in South African Education after Apartheid
   presented by: Alpi Patel, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Fadi Hassan, Trinity College Dublin, CEP
 

Disrupting Education? Experimental Evidence on Technology-Aided Instruction in India
   presented by: Abhijeet Singh, University College London
   Discussant:   Alpi Patel, University of Bristol
 
Session: Tea
March 20, 2017 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session: Rural Households 3
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Niklas Buehren, World Bank
 

Infrastructure Deficiencies and Adoption of Mobile Money in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Onkokame Mothobi, UCT
   Discussant:   Niklas Buehren, World Bank
 

Potential Uptake Determinants of Climate Smart Agricultural Practices to Supply Carbon Emissions Offsets in Drier-Agro Ecological Zones of Ethiopia
   presented by: Nigussie Abadi Mistru, Mekelle University
   Discussant:   Onkokame Mothobi, UCT
 

Crop Prices and the Demand for Titled Land: Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Viviana Perego, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Nigussie Abadi Mistru, Mekelle University
 

The Effects of Land Title Registration on Tenure Security, Access to Credit, Investment and Production: Evidence from Ghana
   presented by: Niklas Buehren, World Bank
   Discussant:   Viviana Perego, University of Oxford
 
Session: Foreign Aid 2
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Jonathan Temple, University of Bristol
 

Turning the paradigm of aid allocation on its head
   presented by: Stefan Thewissen, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Eivind Olsen, University of Oslo
 

On a Mission from God: The historical roots of development aid allocation
   presented by: Eivind Olsen, University of Oslo
   Discussant:   Sarah Langlotz, University of Heidelberg
 

Does Aid Help Refugees Stay? Does Aid Keep Refugees Away?
   presented by: Sarah Langlotz, University of Heidelberg
   Discussant:   Jonathan Temple, University of Bristol
 

Does capital mobility undermine the case for aid?
   presented by: Jonathan Temple, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Stefan Thewissen, University of Oxford
 
Session: Health 5
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Josephine Gakii, University of Gothenburg
 

Private Health Investments under Competing Risks: Evidence from Malaria Control in Senegal
   presented by: Paola Villar, Paris School of Economics - INED
   Discussant:   Charles Okyere, ZEF, University of Bonn
 

Social Connections and Primary Health Care Delivery: Evidence from Rural Kenya
   presented by: Josephine Gakii, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Paola Villar, Paris School of Economics - INED
 

Household Water Quality Testing and Information: Identifying Impacts on Health Outcomes, and Sanitation and Hygiene-related Risk-mitigating Behaviors
   presented by: Charles Okyere, ZEF, University of Bonn
   Discussant:   Josephine Gakii, University of Gothenburg
 
Session: Agriculture 5
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
 

Formalizing Rural Land Rights: Long-Run Evidence from a Policy Experiment in Benin
   presented by: Michael O'Sullivan, World Bank
   Discussant:   Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
 

Revisiting the old debate: on the relationship between size and productivity in Tanzania
   presented by: Basile Boulay, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Michael O'Sullivan, World Bank
 

Contract Farming as Partial Insurance
   presented by: Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Basile Boulay, University of Nottingham
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 5
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, DIAL, IRD Paris
 

The Impact of Climate Change on Agricultural Production, Trade and Food Security in Selected East Africa Community (EAC) Countries
   presented by: Miriam Omolo, African Policy Research Institute
   Discussant:   Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, DIAL, IRD Paris
 

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Fan Yang, University of Delaware
   Discussant:   Miriam Omolo, African Policy Research Institute
 

Ceilings or floors? Recent evidence on gender wage gaps in Ghana
   presented by: Derek Asuman, University of Ghana
   Discussant:   Fan Yang, University of Delaware
 

The dynamics of villages, towns and cities in sub-Saharan Africa: The case of Mali
   presented by: Sandrine Mesplé-Somps, DIAL, IRD Paris
   Discussant:   Derek Asuman, University of Ghana
 
Session: Firms 4
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Nihar Shembavnekar, University of Sussex
 

Does crime deter South Africans from self-employment?
   presented by: Katharina Grabrucker, University of Passau
   Discussant:   Nihar Shembavnekar, University of Sussex
 

Small Firms, Structural Change and Labor Productivity Growth in Africa: Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Josaphat Kweka, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
   Discussant:   Katharina Grabrucker, University of Passau
 

In with the Tiny: India’s Small Scale Dereservation Reform and Informal Enterprises
   presented by: Nihar Shembavnekar, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Josaphat Kweka, Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF)
 
Session: Social Networks and Households 5
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
 

Where did it go wrong? Marriage and divorce in Malawi
   presented by: Selma Walther, University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
 

Do Mothers-In-Law Ruin Efficiency? Evidence from Rural India
   presented by: Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Selma Walther, University of Warwick
 

Does Marriage Work as a Savings Commitment Device? Experimental Evidence from Vietnam
   presented by: Hisaki Kono, Kyoto University
   Discussant:   Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
 

Women's Willingness to Accept Intimate Partner Violence
   presented by: Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Hisaki Kono, Kyoto University
 
Session: Monetary Policy 2
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: R. Armando Morales, IMF
 

Inflation-Output Trade-Off in South Africa: Is the Phillips Curve Symmetric?
   presented by: Harold Ngalawa, University of KwaZulu-Natal
   Discussant:   R. Armando Morales, IMF
 

Threshold Effects in Food Price Inflation in Ghana
   presented by: Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie, University of Stellenbosch
   Discussant:   Helen Offiong Solomon, DeMontford University
 

Monetary Policy and the Banking Sector in South Africa
   presented by: Helen Offiong Solomon, DeMontford University
   Discussant:   Harold Ngalawa, University of KwaZulu-Natal
 

Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve: The case of Kenya
   presented by: R. Armando Morales, IMF
   Discussant:   Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie, University of Stellenbosch
 
Session: Macroeconomics 4
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
 

Equilibrium Exchange Rates and Misalignment: The Case of Homogeneous Emerging Economies
   presented by: Mulatu Zerihun, Tshwane University of Technology
   Discussant:   Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
 

A New Currency for the East African Community? Support from a Time Series Study
   presented by: Hector Carcel, University of Navarra
   Discussant:   Mulatu Zerihun, Tshwane University of Technology
 

The South African Rand and Fundamentals
   presented by: Xolani Ndlovu, Wits Business School, Johannesburg
   Discussant:   Hector Carcel, University of Navarra
 

Commodity Prices and Bank Lending in Low-Income Countries
   presented by: Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Xolani Ndlovu, Wits Business School, Johannesburg
 
Session: Labour 3
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Simon Franklin, London School of Economics
 

Agricultural Worker Productivity and Health: Alternative Productivity Measures using Physical Activity
   presented by: Pieter Serneels, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   Racky Balde, UNU-MERIT
 

Informal vs formal skills and earnings for low educated : Evidence from Senegal
   presented by: Racky Balde, UNU-MERIT
   Discussant:   Anne Hilger, Paris School of Economics and DIAL
 

Cognitive and non-cognitive skills, hiring channels, and wages in Bangladesh
   presented by: Anne Hilger, Paris School of Economics and DIAL
   Discussant:   Simon Franklin, London School of Economics
 

Job Fairs: Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia
   presented by: Simon Franklin, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Pieter Serneels, University of East Anglia
 
Session: Political Economy 3
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
 

The Microeconomic Impact of Political Instability: Firm-Level Evidence from Tunisia
   presented by: Samer Matta, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
 

The Politics of Partial Liberalization: Cronyism and Non-Tariff Protection in Mubarak's Egypt
   presented by: Adeel Malik, Department of International Development
   Discussant:   Samer Matta, University of Nottingham
 

On the Economic Consequences of Political Instability: Evidence from Mozambican Firms
   presented by: Felipe Starosta de Waldemar, Université Paris Sud
   Discussant:   Adeel Malik, Department of International Development
 

Democracy’s Achilles Heel: Structural Causes of Flawed Elections and their Consequences for Citizen Trust
   presented by: Anke Hoeffler, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Felipe Starosta de Waldemar, Université Paris Sud
 
Session: Natural Resources 1
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Mary Karumba, University of Cape Town
 

Neighborhood effects in the Brazilian Amazônia: protected areas and deforestation
   presented by: Johanna Choumert Nkolo, Economic Development Initiatives
   Discussant:   Mary Karumba, University of Cape Town
 

Does it Work to Pay to be Green? Evidence from Brazil's Bolsa Verde Program
   presented by: Po Yin Wong, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
   Discussant:   Johanna Choumert Nkolo, Economic Development Initiatives
 

(Not So) Gently Down the Stream: River Pollution and Health in Indonesia
   presented by: Teevrat Garg, UCSD
   Discussant:   Po Yin Wong, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
 

The impact of micro hydro electricity on household welfare indicators
   presented by: Mary Karumba, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Teevrat Garg, UCSD
 
Session: Education 3
March 20, 2017 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar G
 
Session Chair: Julie Buhl-Wiggers, University of Copenhagen
 

School Management and Public-Private Partnerships in Uganda
   presented by: Lee Crawfurd, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Julie Buhl-Wiggers, University of Copenhagen
 

Helping teachers teach well: school management and teacher effectiveness in Indian schools
   presented by: Daniela Scur, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Lee Crawfurd, University of Sussex
 

The Impact of Teacher Effectiveness on Student Learning in Africa
   presented by: Julie Buhl-Wiggers, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Daniela Scur, University of Oxford
 
Session: Dinner
March 20, 2017 19:00 to 21:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall
 
 
Session: Firms 5
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Victor Pouliquen, Paris School of Economics
 

Personality vs. Practices in the Making of an Entrepreneur: Experimental Evidence from Togo
   presented by: Markus Goldstein, World Bank
   Discussant:   Victor Pouliquen, Paris School of Economics
 

Microenterprises and the Lure of Wage Work: Theory and Evidence from Mexican Export Manufacturing
   presented by: Michael Koelle, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Markus Goldstein, World Bank
 

Can Enhancing the Benefits of Formalization Induce Informal Firms to become Formal? Experimental Evidence from Benin
   presented by: Victor Pouliquen, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Michael Koelle, University of Oxford
 
Session: Rural Households 4
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Juan Bonilla, American Institutes for Research
 

Does 'soft conditionality' increase the impact of cash transfers on desired outcomes? Evidence from a randomized control trial in Lesotho
   presented by: Noemi Pace, University Ca' Foscari of Venice (and FAO of the United Nations)
   Discussant:   Juan Bonilla, American Institutes for Research
 

Agricultural Community Training and Local Governance: Experimental Evidence from Liberia
   presented by: Gonne Beekman, Wageningen University
   Discussant:   Noemi Pace, University Ca' Foscari of Venice (and FAO of the United Nations)
 

The Savings and Investment effects of a Cash Transfer Program: Evidence from rural Zambia
   presented by: Luisa Natali, UNICEF Office of Research
   Discussant:   Gonne Beekman, Wageningen University
 

Consumption Smoothing and Productive Investments in Rural Zambia
   presented by: Juan Bonilla, American Institutes for Research
   Discussant:   Luisa Natali, UNICEF Office of Research
 
Session: Health 6
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Natalie Simeu, University of Sherbrooke
 

Birth order, Sex Composition and Risky Behaviour of Adolescent Girls in Nigeria
   presented by: Michel Tenikue, LISER
   Discussant:   Natalie Simeu, University of Sherbrooke
 

Early Life Experiences and Adult Fertility Behavior: Evidence from Indonesia
   presented by: Dhanushka Thamarapani, California State University, Chico
   Discussant:   Michel Tenikue, LISER
 

Parental disability, child labour and human capital in Ethiopia
   presented by: Natalie Simeu, University of Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Dhanushka Thamarapani, California State University, Chico
 
Session: Agriculture 6
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Kwaw Andam, International Food Policy Research Institute
 

Agricultural Productivity and Child Nutrition
   presented by: Hope Michelson, University of Illinois
 

Agricultural Productivity and Deforestation: Evidence from Input Subsidies and Ethnic Favoritism in Malawi
   presented by: Conor Carney, University of California, Santa Barbara
   Discussant:   Hope Michelson, University of Illinois
 

Observing Ghana’s food system transformation through an assessment of processed food retail in four major cities
   presented by: Kwaw Andam, International Food Policy Research Institute
   Discussant:   Conor Carney, University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Session: Conflict 2
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Eoin McGuirk, Yale University
 

Childhood aspirations, occupational outcomes and exposure to violence: Evidence from Burundi
   presented by: Lionel Jeusette, University of Luxembourg
   Discussant:   Eoin McGuirk, Yale University
 

Unintended Consequences of Economic Sanctions for Human Rights: Conflict Minerals and Infant Mortality in the Congo
   presented by: Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Lionel Jeusette, University of Luxembourg
 

Armed Conflicts, Children’s Education and Mortality : New Evidence from Ivory Coast
   presented by: Idrissa Ouili, Université de Ouagadougou
   Discussant:   Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

The Economic Origins of Conflict in Africa
   presented by: Eoin McGuirk, Yale University
   Discussant:   Idrissa Ouili, Université de Ouagadougou
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 6
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Jörg Peters, RWI Essen
 

Using Remote Sensing and Census Data to Estimate the Welfare and Migration Effects of Land Reform in Zimbabwe
   presented by: Tawanda Chingozha, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Jörg Peters, RWI Essen
 

Mobile Infrastructure and Rural Business Enterprises: Evidence from SIM Registration Mandate in Niger
   presented by: Francis Annan, World Bank
   Discussant:   Tawanda Chingozha, Stellenbosch University
 

Unconditional Cash Transfer and Household Resilience: Results from the Malawi Cash Transfer Program
   presented by: Frank Otchere, UNC - CH
   Discussant:   Francis Annan, World Bank
 

Demand for solar off-grid electricity - Experimental evidence from Rwanda
   presented by: Jörg Peters, RWI Essen
   Discussant:   Frank Otchere, UNC - CH
 
Session: Education 4
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Luke Chicoine, DePaul University
 

Education Benefits of Universal Primary Education Program: Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Esther Delesalle, University of Cergy-Pontoise, DIAL
   Discussant:   Luke Chicoine, DePaul University
 

The Effects of Universal Fee-Free Secondary Education Program on Students' Access, Composition, and Achievement: Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Kazuya Masuda, Hitotsubashu University
   Discussant:   Esther Delesalle, University of Cergy-Pontoise, DIAL
 

Free Primary Education, Schooling, and Fertility: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Luke Chicoine, DePaul University
   Discussant:   Kazuya Masuda, Hitotsubashu University
 
Session: Monetary Policy 3
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Threza Mtenga, Jordan University College
 

Monetary Reactions in the West African Monetary Zone: Evaluation of Homogeneity and Expected Loss of Monetary Independence
   presented by: Peter Mogaji, University of Sunderland in London
   Discussant:   Threza Mtenga, Jordan University College
 

Exchange rate and inflation dynamics in Zambia
   presented by: Lionel Roger, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Peter Mogaji, University of Sunderland in London
 

The Role of the Exchange Rate and Dollarization in the MonetaryTransmission Mechanism: The case of Tanzania
   presented by: Threza Mtenga, Jordan University College
   Discussant:   Lionel Roger, University of Nottingham
 
Session: Trade 3
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Michele Imbruno, CERDI Université d'Auvergne and GEP Nottingham University
 

Impact of Chinese competition on Africa’s manufacturing
   presented by: Ping Hua, CERDI, Auvergne University
   Discussant:   Michele Imbruno, CERDI Université d'Auvergne and GEP Nottingham University
 

How Much Labor do South African Exports Contain?
   presented by: Claire Hollweg, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Ping Hua, CERDI, Auvergne University
 

Expediting Trade: Impact Evaluation of an In-House Clearance Program
   presented by: Ana M Fernandes, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Claire Hollweg, The World Bank
 

Microeconomic mechanisms behind export spillovers from FDI: Evidence from Bulgaria
   presented by: Michele Imbruno, CERDI Université d'Auvergne and GEP Nottingham University
   Discussant:   Ana M Fernandes, The World Bank
 
Session: Labour 4
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Alicia Marguerie, CREST - U. Paris-Saclay -ENSAE Paristech
 

Large-scale social transfer and labor market outcomes: The case of the South African pension program
   presented by: Norihiko Matsuda, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Alicia Marguerie, CREST - U. Paris-Saclay -ENSAE Paristech
 

The Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers on Informality: Evidence from South Africa's Child Support Grant
   presented by: Alessandro Tondini, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Norihiko Matsuda, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Contemporaneous and Post-Program Impacts of a Public Works Program: Evidence from Cote d'Ivoire.
   presented by: Alicia Marguerie, CREST - U. Paris-Saclay -ENSAE Paristech
   Discussant:   Alessandro Tondini, Paris School of Economics
 
Session: Political Economy 4
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Michael Schleicher, University of Heidelberg
 

Room for Discretion? The Political Economy of the World Bank-IMF Debt Sustainability Analysis
   presented by: Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Michael Schleicher, University of Heidelberg
 

Ethnic Power Sharing Coalitions in Africa: Linking Resource Booms to More Political Power
   presented by: Nemera Mamo, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
 

Ethnic Favoritism in Democracy: The Political Economy of Land and Labor in South Africa
   presented by: Giorgio Chiovelli, London Business School
   Discussant:   Nemera Mamo, University of Sussex
 

Favoritism and Discrimination in Local Political Decision Making: Evidence from Burkina Faso
   presented by: Michael Schleicher, University of Heidelberg
   Discussant:   Giorgio Chiovelli, London Business School
 
Session: Natural Resources 2
March 21, 2017 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Nouf Alsharif, University of Sussex
 

Government Misallocation and the Resource Curse
   presented by: Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews
   Discussant:   Nouf Alsharif, University of Sussex
 

Resource Discoveries and the Political Fortunes of National Leaders'
   presented by: Michael Keller, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews
 

Resource discoveries and growth disappointments
   presented by: James Cust, World Bank and OxCarre
   Discussant:   Michael Keller, University of Sussex
 

Oil Booms, Dutch Disease and Manufacturing Growth
   presented by: Nouf Alsharif, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   James Cust, World Bank and OxCarre
 
Session: Coffee
March 21, 2017 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session: Labour 5
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Ababacar Gueye, CERDI - University of Auvergne
 

Application Incentives and the Allocation of Talent Experimental Evidence
   presented by: Stefano Caria, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University & World Bank Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab
 

The Value of Reference Letters: Experimental Evidence from South Africa
   presented by: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University & World Bank Africa Region Gender Innovation Lab
   Discussant:   Stefano Caria, University of Oxford
 

Job Flows, Worker Flows and Churning in South Africa
   presented by: Andrew Kerr, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Ababacar Gueye, CERDI - University of Auvergne
 

Decent work or migration: what is the best strategy to fight poverty and to promote children’s education?
   presented by: Ababacar Gueye, CERDI - University of Auvergne
   Discussant:   Andrew Kerr, University of Cape Town
 
Session: Rural Households 5
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Aissatou Ouedraogo, Michigan State University
 

Analysis of Household Income Diversification into Rural Non-Farm activities in Ethiopia: What Determines Participation and Returns?
   presented by: Zerihun Weldegebriel, Addis Ababa University
   Discussant:   Aissatou Ouedraogo, Michigan State University
 

The Impact of Agriculture Technology Adoption on Farmers’ Welfare in Uganda and Tanzania
   presented by: Bethuel Kinuthia, University of Nairobi
   Discussant:   Zerihun Weldegebriel, Addis Ababa University
 

How Do Nuclear and Extended-Family Households Differ in Labor Allocation Decisions due to Agricultural Technology Adoption? Evidence from Burkina Faso
   presented by: Aissatou Ouedraogo, Michigan State University
   Discussant:   Bethuel Kinuthia, University of Nairobi
 
Session: Health 7
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Niklas Heusch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

Retention of doctors in Malawi: a cost-effectiveness analysis
   presented by: Kate Mandeville, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medi
   Discussant:   Niklas Heusch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

Historical Migration Flows and Global Health Differences
   presented by: Pablo Selaya, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Kate Mandeville, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medi
 

Toxic roads: Unearthing Hazardous Waste Dumping
   presented by: Caterina Gennaioli, Queen Mary University of London
   Discussant:   Pablo Selaya, University of Copenhagen
 

Informal medical providers in developing countries: What do they know, do, and profit from?
   presented by: Niklas Heusch, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Discussant:   Caterina Gennaioli, Queen Mary University of London
 
Session: Agriculture 7
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Frances Cossar, University of Oxford
 

The impact of agricultural extension and input subsidies on knowledge, input use and food security in Eastern DRC
   presented by: Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT
   Discussant:   Frances Cossar, University of Oxford
 

The Impact of Strengthening Agricultural Extension Services: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Julia Vaillant, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT
 

The Role of Social Capital in the Tractor Service Rental Market: A Case Study from Northern Ghana
   presented by: Frances Cossar, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Julia Vaillant, The World Bank
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 7
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Idrissa Ouili, Université de Ouagadougou
 

Most of Africa's Nutritionally Vulnerable Women and Children are Not Found in Poor Households
   presented by: Dominique van de Walle, World Bank
   Discussant:   Idrissa Ouili, Université de Ouagadougou
 

The effect of survey design on household consumption estimates and poverty: Case of Diary versus Recall in Kenya
   presented by: Ayago Wambile, World Bank
   Discussant:   Dominique van de Walle, World Bank
 

Nighttime light intensity as a proxy for economic and social development at the local level
   presented by: Anna Bruederle, University St. Gallen
   Discussant:   Ayago Wambile, World Bank
 

Measurement and Socio-Demographic Determinants of Child Multidimensional Poverty in Senegal
   presented by: Idrissa Ouili, Université de Ouagadougou
   Discussant:   Anna Bruederle, University St. Gallen
 
Session: Firms 6
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Sreelakshmi Papineni, World Bank
 

Imported Inputs, Government Support and Performance of Manufacturing Exporters
   presented by: Peter Wankuru, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Sreelakshmi Papineni, World Bank
 

The Productivity Gaps of Female-Owned Firms: Evidence from Ethiopian Census Data
   presented by: Kelbesa Megersa, University of Antwerp
   Discussant:   Peter Wankuru, University of Cape Town
 

Defining High Growth Firms in South Africa
   presented by: Mulalo Mamburu, National Treasury of South Africa
   Discussant:   Kelbesa Megersa, University of Antwerp
 

Crossovers: female entrepreneurs who enter male sectors. Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Sreelakshmi Papineni, World Bank
   Discussant:   Mulalo Mamburu, National Treasury of South Africa
 
Session: Institutions 1
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics
 

Does corruption breed corruption? (A macro-level study of corruption's persistence and the role of social capital)
   presented by: Davina Osei, UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Grad. School of Governance
   Discussant:   Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics
 

Trickle-Down Ethnic Politics: Drunk and Absent in the Kenya Police Force (1957-1970)
   presented by: Oliver Vanden Eynde, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Davina Osei, UNU-MERIT/Maastricht Grad. School of Governance
 

Reforming the Speed of Justice: Evidence from an Event Study in Senegal
   presented by: Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Oliver Vanden Eynde, Paris School of Economics
 
Session: Migration 3
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Zaneta Kubik, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
 

Understanding permanent migration response to natural disasters: evidence from Indonesia
   presented by: Stefania Lovo, University of Reading
   Discussant:   Zaneta Kubik, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
 

Commodity Price Volatility and Migration: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia
   presented by: Yu Na Lee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
   Discussant:   Stefania Lovo, University of Reading
 

Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind
   presented by: Andre Groeger, Goethe University Frankfurt
   Discussant:   Yu Na Lee, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
 

Weather risk, Internal Migration and Urbanization: Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Zaneta Kubik, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
   Discussant:   Andre Groeger, Goethe University Frankfurt
 
Session: Trade 4
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Martha Woldemichael, CERDI, Université d'Auvergne
 

International Trade and the GATT/WTO: Has membership Benefited Africa?
   presented by: Gertrude Nakakeeto, Texas Tech University
   Discussant:   Martha Woldemichael, CERDI, Université d'Auvergne
 

Put the Pedal to the Metal: Launching Export Accelerations in Latin America and the World
   presented by: Martha Woldemichael, CERDI, Université d'Auvergne
 
Session: Time Preferences 2
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Kewan Mertens, University of Leuven
 

Over-optimism: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment in Bolivia
   presented by: Francesco Cecchi, Groningen University
   Discussant:   Kewan Mertens, University of Leuven
 

Locus of Control, Hyperbolic Preferences, and Demand for Commitment and Savings:Evidence from Rural Ethiopia
   presented by: Guush Berhane, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Francesco Cecchi, Groningen University
 

The Future in Mind: Aspirations and Forward-Looking Behaviour in Rural Ethiopia
   presented by: Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Guush Berhane, IFPRI
 

Lower risk reduction intentions among households exposed to landslide risk: a tentative explanation
   presented by: Kewan Mertens, University of Leuven
   Discussant:   Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
 
Session: Political Economy 5
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Vesall Nourani, Cornell University
 

Social accountability and service delivery: Experimental evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
   Discussant:   Vesall Nourani, Cornell University
 

Subnational Diversity in Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from a New Dataset
   presented by: Boris Gershman, American University
   Discussant:   Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
 

The Geography of Linguistic Diversity and the Provision of Public Goods
   presented by: Joseph Gomes, University of Navarra
   Discussant:   Boris Gershman, American University
 

Public Good Provision and Deliberative Democracy: Evidence from Malawi
   presented by: Vesall Nourani, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Joseph Gomes, University of Navarra
 
Session: Natural Resources 3
March 21, 2017 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Victoire Girard, CES, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
 

Not Bad After All: Mining and Educational Outcomes in Ghana
   presented by: Justice Tei Mensah, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
   Discussant:   Victoire Girard, CES, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
 

Gold mining and education - a long-run resource curse in Africa?
   presented by: Arne Bigsten, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Justice Tei Mensah, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
 

Mining and Economic Development: Did China’s WTO Accession Affect African Local Economic Development?
   presented by: Anthony Mveyange, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Arne Bigsten, University of Gothenburg
 

The gold digger and the machine. Evidence from the artisanal and industrial gold rush in Burkina Faso
   presented by: Victoire Girard, CES, Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne
   Discussant:   Anthony Mveyange, The World Bank
 
Session: Lunch
March 21, 2017 13:00 to 14:00
St Catherine's College Dining Hall
 
 
Session: Education 5
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University
 

Combining pre-school teacher training with parenting education: A cluster-randomized controlled trial
   presented by: Berk Ozler, World Bank
   Discussant:   Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University
 

The Impact of Learning in Mother Tongue First: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ethiopia
   presented by: Yared Seid, International Growth Center
   Discussant:   Berk Ozler, World Bank
 

Effects of high versus low quality preschool: a longitudinal study in Mauritius
   presented by: Dirk Van de gaer, Ghent University
   Discussant:   Yared Seid, International Growth Center
 

Early Investment in preschool and Completion of Secondary Education in Ethiopia: Lessons drawn from Young Lives
   presented by: Tassew Woldehanna, Addis Ababa University
   Discussant:   Dirk Van de gaer, Ghent University
 
Session: Health 8
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Anthony Keats, Wesleyan University
 

Targeting of food aid in rural Ethiopia
   presented by: Elsa Valli, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Anthony Keats, Wesleyan University
 

Long-run Effects of the Yogyakarta Earthquake on Child Health Outcomes
   presented by: Dhanushka Thamarapani, California State University, Chico
   Discussant:   Elsa Valli, University of Sussex
 

Rainfall Shocks and Child Health in Rural Pakistan
   presented by: Hamna Ahmed, University of Kent
   Discussant:   Dhanushka Thamarapani, California State University, Chico
 

What can we learn from babies born during health worker strikes?
   presented by: Anthony Keats, Wesleyan University
   Discussant:   Hamna Ahmed, University of Kent
 

The Value of Roads: Distance to Market and the Impact of Rainfall on Children’s Health in West Africa
   presented by: Yuan Gu, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
 
Session: Poverty and Inequality 8
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Andy McKay, University of Sussex
 

Breaking Up The Relationship: Dichotomous Effects of Positive and Negative Growth on the Income of the Poor
   presented by: Moritz Poll, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Andy McKay, University of Sussex
 

Africa's Manufacturing Malaise
   presented by: Christopher Rooney, Development Policy Research Unit
   Discussant:   Moritz Poll, University of Oxford
 

The Macroeconomic and Distributional Effects of Public Investment in Developing Economies
   presented by: Bin Li, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Christopher Rooney, Development Policy Research Unit
 

Understanding the link between growth, poverty and inequality in fragile states
   presented by: Andy McKay, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Bin Li, International Monetary Fund
 
Session: Institutions 2
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: B. Kramer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 

Discrimination and Invisible Handshakes: Labour Institutions and Ethnicity among Miners in South Africa
   presented by: Chiara Ravetti, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   B. Kramer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 

History and Access to Land on The Frontier : Lessons from The Colonial Legacy in The Democratic Republic of Congo.
   presented by: Margaux Vinez, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Chiara Ravetti, University of Oxford
 

Liquid Milk: Cash Constraints and Day-to-Day Intertemporal Choice in Financial Diaries
   presented by: B. Kramer, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
   Discussant:   Margaux Vinez, Paris School of Economics
 
Session: Firms 7
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Elwyn Davies, University of Oxford
 

Firm Survival and Change in Ghana, 2003-2013
   presented by: Elwyn Davies, University of Oxford
 

Create or Buy: Internal vs. External Sources of Innovation and Firm Productivity
   presented by: Jieun Choi, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Elwyn Davies, University of Oxford
 

Investment Dynamics, Unobserved Heterogeneity and Endogenous Investment Regime Switching in Manufacturing
   presented by: Samuel Mhlanga, University of Swaziland
   Discussant:   Jieun Choi, University of Oxford
 
Session: Public Finance 2
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Hammed Amusa, Financial and Fiscal Commmission
 

The effects of mineral discovery on fiscal capacity building: Evidence from the British Cape Colony’s fiscal evolution, 1820-1910.
   presented by: Abel Gwaindepi, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Hammed Amusa, Financial and Fiscal Commmission
 

Shedding Light on Procurement Processes: Evidence from Road Contracts in Tanzania
   presented by: Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant:   Abel Gwaindepi, Stellenbosch University
 

The Contribution of Fiscal Decentralization to Regional Inequality: Empirical Results for South African Municipalities
   presented by: Hammed Amusa, Financial and Fiscal Commmission
   Discussant:   Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin
 
Session: Macroeconomics 5
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Montfort Mlachila, IMF
 

External Adjustment in Oil Exporters: The Role of Fiscal Policy and the Exchange Rate
   presented by: Armand Fouejieu, IMF
   Discussant:   Montfort Mlachila, IMF
 

Access to Financial Services and Working Poverty in Developing Countries
   presented by: Aïssata Coulibaly, CERDI - University of Auvergne
   Discussant:   Armand Fouejieu, IMF
 

Commodity Price Shocks and Financial Development
   presented by: Montfort Mlachila, IMF
   Discussant:   Aïssata Coulibaly, CERDI - University of Auvergne
 
Session: Labour 6
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Haki Pamuk, Wageningen University
 

Peers and Motivation at Work: Evidence from a Firm Experiment in Malawi
   presented by: Jason Kerwin, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Raymond Frempong, BIGSAS-University of Bayreuth
 

The Effect of Food Price Changes on Child Labour: Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Raymond Frempong, BIGSAS-University of Bayreuth
   Discussant:   Jason Kerwin, University of Minnesota
 

Inspiring women: Experimental evidence on sharing entrepreneurial skills in rural Uganda
   presented by: Gaia Narciso, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant:   Haki Pamuk, Wageningen University
 

Self-Image Motives and the Supply of Work Effort: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Haki Pamuk, Wageningen University
   Discussant:   Gaia Narciso, Trinity College Dublin
 
Session: Political Economy 6
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Toni Oki, University of Cambridge
 

What happens to cities when countries become democratic?
   presented by: Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Toni Oki, University of Cambridge
 

The Cost of Distance: Geography and Governance in Rural India
   presented by: Karan Nagpal, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Dzhamilya Nigmatulina, London School of Economics
 

Corruption: The long shadow of the Gulag
   presented by: Gerhard Toews, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Karan Nagpal, University of Oxford
 

Bandits on patrol: an analysis of petty corruption on West African roads
   presented by: Toni Oki, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Gerhard Toews, University of Oxford
 
Session: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 3
March 21, 2017 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Bansi Malde, University of Kent
 

Can microcredit impact the activity of small and medium enterprises? New evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Design in Panama
   presented by: Nènè Oumou Diallo, Université de Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Bansi Malde, University of Kent
 

Financial Inclusion, Shocks and Welfare: Evidence from the Expansion of Mobile Money in Tanzania
   presented by: Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner, University of Leicester
   Discussant:   Nènè Oumou Diallo, Université de Sherbrooke
 

Microcredit and Financial Distress
   presented by: Joeri Smits, ETH Zurich
   Discussant:   Martin Foureaux Koppensteiner, University of Leicester
 

Spillovers of Community-Based Health Interventions on Consumption Smoothing
   presented by: Bansi Malde, University of Kent
   Discussant:   Joeri Smits, ETH Zurich
 
Session: Tea
March 21, 2017 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session: Plenary 3: 'The Future of Donor Agencies in Africa'
March 21, 2017 16:30 to 18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Stefan Dercon, University of Oxford
 

Presented by:
   Lindy Cameron, DFID
 

Presented by:
   Albert Engel, GIZ
 

Presented by:
   Matthew Spencer, Oxfam
 

108 sessions, 326 papers, and 7 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Discussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
2Abate, GashawP16, D16
3Abay, KibromP16, C16
4Afzal, UzmaP35, D35, C35
5Aguero, JorgeP20, D20, C20
6Ahmed, HamnaP98, D98
7Alem, YonasP9, D9
8Algozhina, AliyaP51, D51
9Algu, YashvirP21
10Alidou, SahawalP41, D41
11Alsharif, NoufP82, D82, C82
12Ameye, HannahP4, D4, C4
13Amusa, HammedP102, D102, C102
14Andam, KwawP74, C74
15Andriano, LilianaP15, D15
16Annan, FrancisP76, D76
17Anselmi, LauraP45, D45, C45
18Arlette, SimoP31, D31
19Asuman, DerekP61, D61
20Awiti, ChristineP10, D10
21Balde, RackyP66, D66
22Barton, NicholasP38, D38
23Beekman, GonneP72, D72
24Bellemare, MarcP60, D60, C60
25Bensassi, SamiP11, D11
26Berg, ErlendP48, D48
27Berhane, GuushP93, D93
28Bernedo, MariaP54, D54, C54
29Bevis, LeahP46, D46
30Bigsten, ArneP95, D95
31Blake, MichaelP40, D40
32Blimpo, MoussaP18, D18
33Bold, TessaP19, D19, C19
34Bonan, JacopoP9, D9
35Bonilla, JuanP72, D72, C72
36Boulay, BasileP60, D60
37Brockmeyer, AnneP43, D43
38Bruederle, AnnaP88, D88
39Brummund, PeterP52, D52
40Buehren, NiklasP57, D57, C57
41Buhl-Wiggers, JulieP69, D69, C69
42Bulte, ErwinP9, D9
43Burger, RulofP3, D3, C3, P84, D84
44Burger, CobusP3, D3
45Cameron, LindyP108
46Carcel, HectorP65, D65
47Caria, StefanoP84, D84
48Carney, ConorP74, D74
49Cassidy, RachelP13, D13
50Castilla, CarolinaC14
51Cecchi, FrancescoP93, D93
52Chicoine, LukeP77, D77, C77
53Chingozha, TawandaP76, D76
54Chiovelli, GiorgioP81, D81
55Choi, JieunP101, D101
56Choumert Nkolo, JohannaP68, D68
57Cockx, LaraP4, D4
58Cossar, FrancesP87, D87, C87
59Coulibaly, AïssataP103, D103
60Crawfurd, LeeP69, D69
61Cust, JamesP82, D82
62D'Exelle, BenP40, D40, P49, D49
63Dang, Hai AnhP33, D33
64Davies, ElwynP101, D101, C101
65Delesalle, EstherP77, D77
66Depetris Chauvin, NicolasP11, D11, C11
67Depetris-Chauvin, EmilioP8, D8
68Dercon, StefanC23, C27, C108
69Desiere, SamP46, D46
70Deuster, ChristophP20, D20
71Di Falco, SalvatoreP19, D19
72Diallo, Nènè OumouP106, D106
73Donald, AletheiaP30, D30
74Duchoslav, JanP45, D45
75Dunne, JohnP8, D8
76Dupraz, YannickP35, D35
77Egesa, KennethP50, D50
78Engel, AlbertP108
79Fernandes, Ana MP79, D79
80Ferrière, NathalieP5, D5, C5
81Fiala, NathanP94, D94
82Finkelstein Shapiro, AlanP52, D52
83Flowerday, WaydeP34, D34
84Foltz, JeremyP75, D75
85Fouejieu, ArmandP103, D103
86Foureaux Koppensteiner, MartinP106, D106
87Fox, LouiseP49, D49, C49
88Franklin, SimonP66, D66, C66
89Frempong, RaymondP104, D104
90Fromell, HannaP40, D40
91Fuje, HabtamuP37, D37
92Gakii, JosephineP59, D59, C59
93Garg, TeevratP68, D68
94Garlick, JuliaP36, D36
95Gennaioli, CaterinaP86, D86
96Gershman, BorisP94, D94
97Getachew, YosephP33, D33, C33
98Girard, VictoireP95, D95, C95
99Girsberger, Esther MirjamP52, D52
100Goldstein, MarkusP71, D71
101Gomes, JosephP94, D94
102Goyette, JonathanP18, D18, C18
103Grabrucker, KatharinaP62, D62
104Groeger, AndreP91, D91
105Gu, YuanP98
106Gueye, AbabacarP84, D84, C84
107Gwaindepi, AbelP102, D102
108Haile, MekbibP6, D6
109Harou, AurelieP32, D32, C32
110Hassan, FadiP55, D55
111Hensel, LukasP38, D38
112Heusch, NiklasP86, D86, C86
113Hilger, AnneP66, D66
114Hoeffler, AnkeP67, D67, C67
115Hollweg, ClaireP79, D79
116Hua, PingP79, D79
117Humphreys, MacartanP27
118Igei, KengoP17, D17
119Imbert, ClémentP53, D53, C53
120Imbruno, MicheleP79, D79, C79
121Jaimovich, DanyP19, D19
122Jeusette, LionelP75, D75
123Jolliffe, DeanP44, D44, C44
124Jones, PatriciaP34, D34, C34
125Josephson, AnnaP14
126Kafle, KashiP41, D41
127Kandpal, EeshaniP48, D48, C48
128Kanga, KouameP50, D50
129Karachiwalla, NaureenP32, D32
130Karumba, MaryP68, D68, C68
131Keats, AnthonyP98, D98, C98
132Keller, MichaelP82, D82
133Kemeze, FrancisP54, D54
134Kerr, AndrewP84, D84
135Kerwin, JasonP104, D104
136Kilic, TalipP46, D46, C46
137Kinuthia, BethuelP85, D85
138Kirchberger, MartinaP102, D102
139Kirui, OliverP7, D7
140Knippenberg, ErwinP44, D44
141Koelle, MichaelP71, D71
142Kono, HisakiP63, D63
143Kouamé, WilfriedP18, D18
144Kramer, B.P100, D100, C100
145Kubik, ZanetaP91, D91, C91
146Kudo, YuyaP3, D3
147Kunst, DavidP13, D13, C13
148Kweka, JosaphatP62, D62
149Lambert, SylvieP17, D17
150Langlotz, SarahP58, D58
151López-Monti, RafaelP10, D10, C10
152Lee, Yu NaP91, D91
153Lehrer, KimP31, D31, C31
154Lemi, AdugnaP6, D6
155Lepine, AureliaP31, D31
156Li, BinP99, D99
157Lovo, StefaniaP91, D91
158Machasio, ImmaculateP21, D21
159Maertens, AnnemieP63, D63
160Mahmud, MahreenP40, D40, C40
161Malde, BansiP106, D106, C106
162Malik, AdeelP67, D67
163Malindi, KholekileP30, D30, C30
164Mamburu, MulaloP89, D89
165Mamo, NemeraP81, D81
166Mandeville, KateP86, D86
167Mani, AnandiD39, C39
168Marguerie, AliciaP80, D80, C80
169Marto, RicardoP51, D51
170Mascagni, GiuliaP43, D43, C43
171Masiyandima, NicholasP47, D47
172Masuda, KazuyaP77, D77
173Matsuda, NorihikoP80, D80
174Matta, SamerP67, D67
175Mbu Enow Tagem, AbramsP10, D10
176McGuirk, EoinP75, D75, C75
177McKay, AndyP99, D99, C99
178Meango, RomualdP20, D20
179Megersa, KelbesaP89, D89
180Melina, GiovanniP29, D29
181Mendes Tavares, MarinaP29, D29
182Mengistae, TayeP47, D47
183Mensah, Justice TeiP95, D95
184Mertens, KewanP93, D93, C93
185Mesplé-Somps, SandrineP61, D61, C61
186Mezgebo, TsegaP7, D7
187Mhlanga, SamuelP101
188Michelson, HopeP74, D74
189Michler, JeffreyP6, D6, C6
190Mistru, Nigussie AbadiP57, D57
191Mlachila, MontfortP103, D103, C103
192Mogaji, PeterP78, D78
193Molina, OswaldoP31, D31
194Morales, R. ArmandoP64, D64, C64
195Mothobi, OnkokameP57, D57
196Mtenga, ThrezaP78, D78, C78
197Mveyange, AnthonyP95, D95
198Nagashima, MasaruP30, D30
199Nagpal, KaranP105, D105
200Nakakeeto, GertrudeP92
201Nampewo, DorothyP50, D50
202Nanziri, ElizabethP13, D13
203Narciso, GaiaP104, D104
204Natali, LuisaP72, D72
205Ndlovu, XolaniP65, D65
206Ngalawa, HaroldP64, D64
207Nigmatulina, DzhamilyaP105, D105
208Nillesen, EleonoraP87, D87
209Nilsson, BjörnP49, D49
210Nkegbe, PaulP14, D14
211Nourani, VesallP94, D94, C94
212Nunoo, JacobP15, D15
213Nyawo, MikeP37, D37
214O'Sullivan, MichaelP60, D60
215Odokonyero, TonnyP45, D45
216Oduro-Afriyie, EmmanuelP64, D64
217Oki, ToniP105, D105, C105
218Okoye, DozieP37, D37
219Okyere, CharlesP59, D59
220Olivera, JavierP48, D48
221Olofsgård, AndersP5, D5
222Olsen, EivindP58, D58
223Omolo, MiriamP61, D61
224Opoku, KwadwoP43, D43
225Orkin, KateP93, D93
226Osei, DavinaP90, D90
227Otchere, FrankP76, D76
228Ouedraogo, AissatouP85, D85, C85
229Ouili, IdrissaP75, D75, P88, D88, C88
230Ozler, BerkP97, D97
231Pace, NoemiP48, D48, P72, D72
232Pamuk, HakiP104, D104, C104
233Papageorgiou, ChrisP51, D51, C51
234Papineni, SreelakshmiP89, D89, C89
235Pasha, AtikaP7, D7, C7
236Patel, AlpiP55, D55
237Perego, VivianaP57, D57
238Peters, JörgP76, D76, C76
239Poll, MoritzP99, D99
240Porter, CatherineP17, D17, C17
241Pouliquen, VictorP71, D71, C71
242Presbitero, AndreaP11, D11, P65, D65, C65, P81, D81
243Prifti, ErvinP32, D32
244Quinn, SimonP52, D52, C52
245Rao, MichelleP30, D30
246Ravetti, ChiaraP100, D100
247Reitano, TuesdayP23
248Rigterink, AnoukP8, D8, C8
249Roger, LionelP78, D78
250Rooney, ChristopherP99, D99
251Roope, LaurenceP33, D33
252Ross, PhillipP41, D41
253Rossi, PaulineP3, D3
254Ruiz, IsabelP23
255Sahoo, SohamP53, D53
256Santos, PauloP35, D35
257Schleicher, MichaelP81, D81, C81
258Schwab, BenjaminP44, D44
259Scur, DanielaP69, D69
260Seid, YaredP97, D97
261Seitz, WilliamP38, D38, C38
262Selaya, PabloP86, D86
263Senbet, LemmaC50
264Senga, ChristianP10, D10
265Serneels, PieterP66, D66
266Shapira, GilP45, D45
267Sharma, AnishaP34, D34
268Shembavnekar, NiharP62, D62, C62
269Sievert, MaximilianeP19, D19
270Simeu, NatalieP73, D73, C73
271Singh, AbhijeetP55, D55, C55
272Sjursen, IngridP41, D41, C41
273Smits, JoeriP106, D106
274Solomon, Helen OffiongP64, D64
275Song, LenaP47, D47, C47
276Spencer, MatthewP108
277Sseruyange, JohnP49, D49
278Starosta de Waldemar, FelipeP67, D67
279Stefanski, RadekP82, D82
280Stein, MatteaP90, D90, C90
281Sterck, OlivierP18, D18
282Stifel, DavidP4, D4
283Stojetz, WolfgangP8, D8
284Stryjan, MiriP53, D53
285Tafesse, WiktoriaP15, D15, C15
286Teal, FrancisP34, D34
287Temple, JonathanP58, D58, C58
288Tenikue, MichelP73, D73
289Thamarapani, DhanushkaP73, D73, P98, D98
290Thewissen, StefanP58, D58
291Toews, GerhardP105, D105
292Tolonen, AnjaP15, D15, P63, D63, C63
293Tondini, AlessandroP80, D80
294Tranchant, Jean-PierreP39, D39
295Trew, AlexP5, D5
296Tuffour, MichaelP46, D46
297Unsal, FilizP21, D21, C21
298Vaillant, JuliaP87, D87
299Valli, ElsaP98, D98
300Van de gaer, DirkP97, D97
301van de Walle, DominiqueP88, D88
302Vanden Eynde, OliverP90, D90
303Vandevelde, SenneP32, D32
304Vargas-Silva, CarlosP36, D36
305Verschoor, ArjanP54, D54
306Verwimp, PhilipP23
307Viegelahn, ChristianP37, D37, C37
308Vigh, MelindaP5, D5
309Villar, PaolaP59, D59
310Vinez, MargauxP100, D100
311Wacker, KonstantinP33, D33
312Wahhaj, ZakiP35, D35
313Walther, SelmaP63, D63
314Wambile, AyagoP88, D88
315Wankuru, PeterP89, D89
316Wantchekon, LeonardP7, D7
317Weldegebriel, ZerihunP85, D85
318Willems, TimP29, D29, C29
319Wilson, MagdaleneP50, D50
320Wineman, AyalaP36, D36, C36
321Witte, MarcP9, D9, C9
322Woldehanna, TassewP97, D97, C97
323Woldemichael, MarthaP92, D92, C92
324Wong, Po YinP68, D68
325Yakubenko, ViacheslavP51, D51
326Yang, FanP61, D61
327Zenebe, DawitP11, D11
328Zerihun, MulatuP65, D65
329Zhang, KellyP39
330Zizzamia, RoccoP17, D17

 

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