CSAE Conference 2018: Economic Development in Africa

St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, UK

 
March 18, 2018
 
08:30 to 16:30Registration, 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 19:00Special Event, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
19:00 to 21:00DINNER, Dining Hall
 
 
 
March 19, 2018
 
08:30 to 16:30Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
 
09:00 to 11:00Parallel Sessions 3, Various
 
 
11:00 to 11:30COFFEE, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
11:30 to 13:00Plenary 2: Keynote, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
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 20, 2018
 
08:30 to 16:00Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
 
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 18, 2018 08:30 to 16:30
 
Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
Everyone must register in person for the conference at the Porters' Lodge.

COFFEE
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 18, 2018 10:30 to 11:00
 
Coffee, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 1
Various
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
 
Trade 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Institutions 1 , Bernard Sunley A
Health 1, Bernard Sunley C
Education 1, Bernard Sunley D
Macroeconomics 1, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Fiscal Policy, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 1, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Households and Social Networks 1, Arumugam First Floor
Natural Resources 1, Arumugam Second Floor

LUNCH
Dining Hall
March 18, 2018 13:00 to 14:00
 
Lunch, Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 2
Various
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
 
Labour 1, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Agriculture 1, Bernard Sunley A
Nutrition 1, Bernard Sunley C
Education 2, Bernard Sunley D
Macroeconomics 2, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 1, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 2, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Migration 1, Arumugam First Floor
Rural Households 1, Arumugam Second Floor

TEA
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 18, 2018 16:00 to 16:30
 
Tea, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Plenary 1
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 18, 2018 16:30 to 18:00
 
Opening Plenary: Recent IMF Research on Inclusive Growth and Low-Income Countrie...
 
Live video of this session will be shown in Bernard Sunley A and Bernard Sunley C.

Special Event
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 18, 2018 18:00 to 19:00
 
Special Event: Elsevier Atlas Award, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre

DINNER
Dining Hall
March 18, 2018 19:00 to 21:00
 
Dinner, Dining Hall

Registration
Porter's Lodge
March 19, 2018 08:30 to 16:30
 
Registration, Porter's Lodge
 
Everyone must register in person for the conference at the Porters' Lodge.

Parallel Sessions 3
Various
March 19, 2018 09:00 to 11:00
 
Institutions 2 , Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Agriculture 2, Bernard Sunley A
Health 2, Bernard Sunley C
Education 3, Bernard Sunley D
Macroeconomics 3, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Public Finance, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 3, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Foreign Aid 1, Arumugam First Floor
Rural Households 2, Arumugam Second Floor
Firms 1, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Labour 2, Manor Road Seminar A
Conflict 1, Manor Road Seminar C

COFFEE
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 19, 2018 11:00 to 11:30
 
Coffee, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Plenary 2: Keynote
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 19, 2018 11:30 to 13:00
 
Keynote Speech: 'Using evidence to inform policy'
 
Live video of this session will be shown in Bernard Sunley A and Bernard Sunley C.

LUNCH
Dining Hall
March 19, 2018 13:00 to 14:00
 
Lunch, Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 4
Various
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
 
Political Economy 2, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Agriculture 3, Bernard Sunley A
Health 3, Bernard Sunley C
Education 4, Bernard Sunley D
Macroeconomics 4, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Trade 2, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 4, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Households and Social Networks 2, Arumugam First Floor
Rural Households 3, Arumugam Second Floor
Firms 2, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Labour 3, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 1, Manor Road Seminar C

TEA
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 19, 2018 16:00 to 16:30
 
Tea, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 5
Various
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
 
Agriculture 4, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Institutions 3, Bernard Sunley A
Nutrition 2, Bernard Sunley C
Education 5, Bernard Sunley D
Monetary Policy, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 3, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Electricity Access in Africa, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Households and Social Networks 3, Arumugam First Floor
Natural Resources 2, Arumugam Second Floor
Firms 3, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Conflict 2, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 2, Manor Road Seminar C

DINNER
Dining Hall
March 19, 2018 19:00 to 21:00
 
Dinner, Dining Hall

Registration
Porter's Lodge
March 20, 2018 08:30 to 16:00
 
Registration, Porter's Lodge

Parallel Sessions 6
Various
March 20, 2018 08:30 to 10:30
 
AERC Session, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Agriculture 5, Bernard Sunley A
Health 4, Bernard Sunley C
Education 6, Bernard Sunley D
Macroeconomics 5, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Trade 3, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 5, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Migration 2, Arumugam First Floor
Rural Households 4, Arumugam Second Floor
Firms 4, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Labour 4, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 3, Manor Road Seminar C

COFFEE
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 20, 2018 10:30 to 11:00
 
Coffee, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Parallel Sessions 7
Various
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
 
Labour 5, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Agriculture 6, Bernard Sunley A
Health 5, Bernard Sunley C
Education 7, Bernard Sunley D
Macroeconomics 6, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Trade 4, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 6, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Households and Social Networks 4, Arumugam First Floor
Foreign Aid 2, Arumugam Second Floor
Firms 5, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Conflict 3, Manor Road Seminar A
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 4, Manor Road Seminar C

LUNCH
Dining Hall
March 20, 2018 13:00 to 14:00
 
Dining Hall, Dining Hall

Parallel Sessions 8
Various
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
 
Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 5, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
Institutions 4, Bernard Sunley A
Health 6, Bernard Sunley C
Macroeconomics 7, Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
Political Economy 4, Mary Sunley Seminar Room
Poverty and Inequality 7, Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
Households and Social Networks 5, Arumugam First Floor
Rural Households 5, Arumugam Second Floor
Firms 6, Manor Road Lecture Theatre
Labour 5, Manor Road Seminar A

TEA
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
March 20, 2018 16:00 to 16:30
 
Tea, Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer

Plenary 3
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
March 20, 2018 16:30 to 18:00
 
Closing Plenary Panel: Limits to evidence-based interventions for development in...
 
Live video of this session will be shown in Bernard Sunley A and Bernard Sunley C.

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

#Date/TimeLocationTitlePapers
1March 18, 2018
8:30-16:30
Porter's Lodge Registration0
2March 18, 2018
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
3March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Trade 14
4March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Institutions 1 4
5March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 14
6March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 13
7March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 14
8March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Fiscal Policy4
9March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 14
10March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Households and Social Networks 14
11March 18, 2018
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Natural Resources 14
12March 18, 2018
13:00-14:00
Dining Hall Lunch0
13March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Labour 14
14March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Agriculture 14
15March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Nutrition 13
16March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 24
17March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 24
18March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Political Economy 14
19March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 24
20March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Migration 14
21March 18, 2018
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Rural Households 12
22March 18, 2018
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
23March 18, 2018
16:30-18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Opening Plenary: Recent IMF Research on Inclusive Growth and Low-Income Countries0
24March 18, 2018
18:00-19:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Special Event: Elsevier Atlas Award0
25March 18, 2018
19:00-21:00
Dining Hall Dinner0
26March 19, 2018
8:30-16:30
Porter's Lodge Registration0
27March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Institutions 2 4
28March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Bernard Sunley A Agriculture 24
29March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 22
30March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 34
31March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 33
32March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Public Finance4
33March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 34
34March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Arumugam First Floor Foreign Aid 13
35March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Arumugam Second Floor Rural Households 23
36March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Firms 14
37March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Manor Road Seminar A Labour 24
38March 19, 2018
9:00-11:00
Manor Road Seminar C Conflict 14
39March 19, 2018
11:00-11:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
40March 19, 2018
11:30-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Keynote Speech: 'Using evidence to inform policy'0
41March 19, 2018
13:00-14:00
Dining Hall Lunch0
42March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Political Economy 22
43March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Agriculture 34
44March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 34
45March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 44
46March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 43
47March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Trade 23
48March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 44
49March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Households and Social Networks 24
50March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Rural Households 33
51March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Firms 24
52March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar A Labour 33
53March 19, 2018
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 13
54March 19, 2018
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
55March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Agriculture 43
56March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley A Institutions 33
57March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley C Nutrition 24
58March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Bernard Sunley D Education 53
59March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Monetary Policy4
60March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Political Economy 34
61March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Electricity Access in Africa4
62March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Arumugam First Floor Households and Social Networks 33
63March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Arumugam Second Floor Natural Resources 24
64March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Firms 34
65March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar A Conflict 24
66March 19, 2018
16:30-18:30
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 22
67March 19, 2018
19:00-21:00
Dining Hall Dinner0
68March 20, 2018
8:30-16:00
Porter's Lodge Registration0
69March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre AERC Session3
70March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley A Agriculture 54
71March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley C Health 44
72March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Bernard Sunley D Education 64
73March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 52
74March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Trade 34
75March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 54
76March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Arumugam First Floor Migration 23
77March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Arumugam Second Floor Rural Households 44
78March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Firms 44
79March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Seminar A Labour 42
80March 20, 2018
8:30-10:30
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 34
81March 20, 2018
10:30-11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Coffee0
82March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Labour 54
83March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley A Agriculture 64
84March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 54
85March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Bernard Sunley D Education 73
86March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 64
87March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Trade 44
88March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 63
89March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Arumugam First Floor Households and Social Networks 43
90March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Arumugam Second Floor Foreign Aid 23
91March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Firms 54
92March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar A Conflict 34
93March 20, 2018
11:00-13:00
Manor Road Seminar C Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 43
94March 20, 2018
13:00-14:00
Dining Hall Dining Hall0
95March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 54
96March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley A Institutions 43
97March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Bernard Sunley C Health 64
98March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre Macroeconomics 74
99March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room Political Economy 44
100March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre Poverty and Inequality 74
101March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Arumugam First Floor Households and Social Networks 54
102March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Arumugam Second Floor Rural Households 54
103March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre Firms 63
104March 20, 2018
14:00-16:00
Manor Road Seminar A Labour 54
105March 20, 2018
16:00-16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer Tea0
106March 20, 2018
16:30-18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre Closing Plenary Panel: Limits to evidence-based interventions for development in Africa?0
 

106 sessions, 317 papers, and 9 presentations with no associated papers


 

CSAE Conference 2018: Economic Development in Africa

Detailed List of Sessions

 
 
Session 1: Registration
March 18, 2018 8:30 to 16:30
Porter's Lodge
 
 
Session 2: Coffee
March 18, 2018 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session 3: Trade 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Matthew Collin, World Bank
 

What is the impact of drought on prices: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Habtamu Fuje, World Bank
   Discussant:   Matthew Collin, World Bank
 

Temperatures, Productivity, and Firm Competitiveness in Developing Countries: Evidence from Africa
   presented by: Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Habtamu Fuje, World Bank
 

The impact of armed conflict on local cross-border trade: Evidence from the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo
   presented by: Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

The Impact of Anti-Money Laundering Regulation on Payment Flows: Evidences from SWIFT Data
   presented by: Matthew Collin, World Bank
   Discussant:   Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz, University of Sussex
 
Session 4: Institutions 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Faraz Usmani, Duke University
 

Group Trust in Youth Business Groups: Influenced by Risk Tolerance and Expected Trustworthiness
   presented by: Stein Holden, norwegian university of life sciences
   Discussant:   Faraz Usmani, Duke University
 

Management, Supervision, and Health Care: A Field Experiment
   presented by: David Evans, World Bank
   Discussant:   Stein Holden, norwegian university of life sciences
 

Measuring Trust in Institutions
   presented by: Tewodros Tesemma, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   David Evans, World Bank
 

NGOs and the effectiveness of interventions
   presented by: Faraz Usmani, Duke University
   Discussant:   Tewodros Tesemma, University of Gothenburg
 
Session 5: Health 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Wei Fan, Heriot-watt University
 

Cholera in Times of Floods. Weather Shocks and Health in Dar es Salaam.
   presented by: Pascal Jaupart, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Wei Fan, Heriot-watt University
 

The effect of weather shocks during conception and pregnancy on under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa: does maternal education modify the effect?
   presented by: Liliana Andriano, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Pascal Jaupart, University of Oxford
 

Does a mother's exposure to drought in utero increase the resistance of her offspring to in utero shocks?
   presented by: Yaya Jallow, University of Leicester
   Discussant:   Liliana Andriano, University of Oxford
 

Reinforcement or Compensation? Parental Responses to Children's Revealed Human Capital Levels in Ethiopia
   presented by: Wei Fan, Heriot-watt University
   Discussant:   Yaya Jallow, University of Leicester
 
Session 6: Education 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Fei Yuan, World Bank
 

Mother-tongue Instruction and Later Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Ethiopia
   presented by: Yared Seid, International Growth Center
   Discussant:   Fei Yuan, World Bank
 

Compulsory High Schooling, Over-crowding and Violent Youth Crime- Evidence from A Recent Constitutional Amendment in Brazil
   presented by: Sarmistha Pal, University of Surrey
   Discussant:   Yared Seid, International Growth Center
 

The Economic Returns to Interventions that Increase Learning
   presented by: Fei Yuan, World Bank
 
Session 7: Macroeconomics 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
 

Drivers of high public wages in SACU countries
   presented by: Carine Meyimdjui, CERDI (Center of Research and Studies on
   Discussant:   Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
 

Macroeconomic dynamics in a dollarised economy: A BVAR Approach
   presented by: Prudence Moyo, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and University of Pretoria
   Discussant:   Carine Meyimdjui, CERDI (Center of Research and Studies on
 

Inflation Persistence In Ghana: Aggregate And Sectorial Level Analyses
   presented by: Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie, University of Stellenbosch
   Discussant:   Prudence Moyo, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe and University of Pretoria
 

The Distributional Effects of Government Spending Shocks in Developing Economies
   presented by: Giovanni Melina, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Emmanuel Oduro-Afriyie, University of Stellenbosch
 
Session 8: Fiscal Policy
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Dan Pavelesku, World Bank
 

The Distributional Impacts of Fiscal Consolidation in Uganda
   presented by: Corti Lakuma, Economic Policy Research Centre
   Discussant:   Dan Pavelesku, World Bank
 

Assessing Fiscal Space in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Punam Chuhan-Pole, World Bank Group
   Discussant:   Corti Lakuma, Economic Policy Research Centre
 

(At Least) Four Theories for Sovereign Default in Developing Economies
   presented by: Markus Eberhardt, University of Nottingham
   Discussant:   Punam Chuhan-Pole, World Bank Group
 

Income tax evasion in Ghana
   presented by: Dan Pavelesku, World Bank
   Discussant:   Markus Eberhardt, University of Nottingham
 
Session 9: Poverty and Inequality 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT
 

Wage Differentials and Workers’ Effort: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: John Sseruyange, Makerere University
   Discussant:   Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT
 

Wage inequality within and between firms in South Africa
   presented by: Andrew Kerr, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   John Sseruyange, Makerere University
 

Gender Inequality and Marketisation Hypothesis in sub- Saharan Africa
   presented by: Tendai Zawaira, University of Pretoria
   Discussant:   Andrew Kerr, University of Cape Town
 

Polarising or unifying? The impact of priming on attitudes towards women empowerment in Tunisia
   presented by: Eleonora Nillesen, UNU-MERIT
   Discussant:   Tendai Zawaira, University of Pretoria
 
Session 10: Households and Social Networks 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Inês Vilela, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 

Peer effects and externalities in technology adoption: Evidence from community reporting in Uganda
   presented by: Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant:   Inês Vilela, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 

Program Evaluation in the Presence of Strategic Interactions
   presented by: Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
 

Social Learning in Experimental Games: Evidence from Rwanda
   presented by: Alexander Coutts, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
   Discussant:   Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, University of Oxford
 

Adopting a new Development Technology – Testing the Rivalry Hypothesis
   presented by: Inês Vilela, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
   Discussant:   Alexander Coutts, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 
Session 11: Natural Resources 1
March 18, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Tara Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin
 

The Ecological Footprint of Transportation Infrastructure
   presented by: Teevrat Garg, UCSD
   Discussant:   Tara Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin
 

Forest Loss from Oil Activities: A Matter of Democracy
   presented by: James Cust, World Bank and OxCarre
   Discussant:   Teevrat Garg, UCSD
 

Land Demarcation and Deforestation: Experimental Evidence from Benin
   presented by: Liam Wren-Lewis, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   James Cust, World Bank and OxCarre
 

So fresh and so clean: urban community engagement to improve the sustainability of drainage infrastructure
   presented by: Tara Mitchell, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant:   Liam Wren-Lewis, Paris School of Economics
 
Session 12: Lunch
March 18, 2018 13:00 to 14:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session 13: Labour 1
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Ketki Sheth, UC Merced
 

Share the Love: Parental Bias, Women Empowerment and Intergenerational Mobility
   presented by: Théophile Azomahou, Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics; University of Clermont Auvergne, CERDI
   Discussant:   Ketki Sheth, UC Merced
 

Gendered Language
   presented by: Pamela Jakiela, University of Maryland
   Discussant:   Théophile Azomahou, Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics; University of Clermont Auvergne, CERDI
 

Bargaining to work: the effect of female autonomy on female labour supply
   presented by: Atika Pasha, University of Mannheim
   Discussant:   Pamela Jakiela, University of Maryland
 

Leadership and Gender Discrimination: Experimental Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Ketki Sheth, UC Merced
   Discussant:   Atika Pasha, University of Mannheim
 
Session 14: Agriculture 1
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Yele Batana, World Bank
 

Subsidies for agricultural technology adoption: Evidence from randomized experiment in Uganda
   presented by: Oluwatoba Omotilewa, Purdue University
   Discussant:   Yele Batana, World Bank
 

Money Matters: The Role of Yields and Profits in Agricultural Technology Adoption
   presented by: Jeffrey Michler, University of Saskatchewan
   Discussant:   Oluwatoba Omotilewa, Purdue University
 

In the Weeds: Effects of Temperature on Agricultural Input Decisions in Moderate Climates
   presented by: Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Jeffrey Michler, University of Saskatchewan
 

More Fertilizer or More Improved Farming Techniques? The Effect of Fertilizer Subsidies on Rice and Maize Outcomes in Mali
   presented by: Yele Batana, World Bank
   Discussant:   Christopher Barrett, Cornell University
 
Session 15: Nutrition 1
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Lisa Oberlander, Paris School of Economics
 

Impact of Ethiopia’s 2015-drought on child undernutrition
   presented by: Kalle Hirvonen, IFPRI
 

Shelter from the Storm? Household-Level Impacts of, and Responses to, the 2015 Floods in Malawi
   presented by: Alejandro de la Fuente, World Bank
   Discussant:   Kalle Hirvonen, IFPRI
 

TV reception, consumption, and health outcomes in Indonesia
   presented by: Lisa Oberlander, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Alejandro de la Fuente, World Bank
 
Session 16: Education 2
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Martin Wiegand, VU University Amsterdam
 

Mobile Money, Risk Sharing and Educational Investment: Panel Evidence from Rural Uganda
   presented by: Rayner Tabetando, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
   Discussant:   Martin Wiegand, VU University Amsterdam
 

Opportunity Cost, Market Returns and Post-Primary Schooling: Evidence from Ghana
   presented by: Clifford Afoakwah, University of South Australia
   Discussant:   Rayner Tabetando, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

Expected fertility and educational investment: Evidence from the One-child-policy in China
   presented by: Eva Raiber, Toulouse School of Economics
   Discussant:   Clifford Afoakwah, University of South Australia
 

Closing the tap: How school enrollment is affected when conditional cash transfer payments break off
   presented by: Martin Wiegand, VU University Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Eva Raiber, Toulouse School of Economics
 
Session 17: Macroeconomics 2
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Luis-Diego Barrot, The World Bank
 

On the inflation and inflation uncertainty nexus: Evidence from quantile regression
   presented by: George Marbuah, Swedish Uni. of Agricultural Sciences
   Discussant:   Luis-Diego Barrot, The World Bank
 

Spatial Diffusion of Economic Shocks in Networks
   presented by: Ashani Amarasinghe, Monash University
   Discussant:   George Marbuah, Swedish Uni. of Agricultural Sciences
 

Time-Varying Predictors of Export Volatility in Africa's Largest Economy: Empirical Evidences and Critical Policy Implications.
   presented by: Olushina Awe, Anchor University Lagos
   Discussant:   Ashani Amarasinghe, Monash University
 

Openness, Specialization, and the External Vulnerability of Developing Countries
   presented by: Luis-Diego Barrot, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Olushina Awe, Anchor University Lagos
 
Session 18: Political Economy 1
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Michael Mbate, London School of Economics
 

Overcoming Barriers to Voter Registration: A Field Experiment in Kenya
   presented by: J. Andrew Harris, New York University Abu Dhabi
   Discussant:   Michael Mbate, London School of Economics
 

The Health Costs of Ethnic Distance: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Joseph Gomes, University of Navarra
   Discussant:   J. Andrew Harris, New York University Abu Dhabi
 

Everybody loves a winner: A field experiment providing information on polls in South Africa
   presented by: Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Joseph Gomes, University of Navarra
 

Politically Induced Budgetary Distortions: Evidence from Kenya
   presented by: Michael Mbate, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Kate Orkin, University of Oxford
 
Session 19: Poverty and Inequality 2
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Elliott Collins, UC Berkeley
 

Intra-household Resource Allocation and Poverty: The Ghanaian Case
   presented by: Theophiline Bose-Duker, University of Birmingham
   Discussant:   Elliott Collins, UC Berkeley
 

Measuring Poverty With Noisy and Corrected Estimates of Annual Consumption: Evidence from Nigeria
   presented by: John Gibson, Univ of Waikato
   Discussant:   Theophiline Bose-Duker, University of Birmingham
 

A role for universal pension? Simulating universal pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa
   presented by: Pia Rattenhuber, UNU-WIDER
   Discussant:   John Gibson, Univ of Waikato
 

Modeling Welfare and Uncertainty in a Randomized Asset Transfer Program
   presented by: Elliott Collins, UC Berkeley
   Discussant:   Pia Rattenhuber, UNU-WIDER
 
Session 20: Migration 1
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Edward Asiedu, University of Ghana
 

The Impact of Refugee Return on Land Access and Food Insecurity
   presented by: Carlos Vargas-Silva, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Edward Asiedu, University of Ghana
 

Leaving work behind? The impact of emigration on female labour force participation in Morocco
   presented by: Anda David, Agence Française de Développement
   Discussant:   Carlos Vargas-Silva, University of Oxford
 

The Timing of Return Migration after Conflict
   presented by: Moritz Poll, Busara
   Discussant:   Anda David, Agence Française de Développement
 

Does remittance to Africa really reduce labor force participation and increase reservation wage? A Quasi-experimental evidence from Ghana
   presented by: Edward Asiedu, University of Ghana
   Discussant:   Moritz Poll, Busara
 
Session 21: Rural Households 1
March 18, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Liz Ignowski, KU Leuven
 

Stronger Together: Intra-Household Cooperation and Household Welfare in Malawi
   presented by: Nancy McCarthy, LEAD Analytics, Inc
 

Intra-household Expenditures and Transfers: Evidence From a Choice Experiment in Tanzania
   presented by: Liz Ignowski, KU Leuven
   Discussant:   Nancy McCarthy, LEAD Analytics, Inc
 
Session 22: Tea
March 18, 2018 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session 23: Opening Plenary: Recent IMF Research on Inclusive Growth and Low-Income Countries
March 18, 2018 16:30 to 18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chairs:
1. Christopher Adam, University of Oxford
2. Benno Ndulu,
 

Presented by:
   Jonathan D Ostry, International Monetary Fund
 

Presented by:
   Chris Papageorgiou, International Monetary Fund
 

Presented by:
   Stefania Fabrizio, International Monetary Fund
 

Presented by:
   Davide Furceri, International Monetary Fund
 
Session 24: Special Event: Elsevier Atlas Award
March 18, 2018 18:00 to 19:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 
Session 25: Dinner
March 18, 2018 19:00 to 21:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session 26: Registration
March 19, 2018 8:30 to 16:30
Porter's Lodge
 
 
Session 27: Institutions 2
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Alexander Moradi, University of Sussex
 

Colonial legacies: Shaping African cities
   presented by: Cong Peng, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Alexander Moradi, University of Sussex
 

Africa’s Growth Tragedy, 20 years later
   presented by: Gwen-Jiro Clochard, CREST
   Discussant:   Cong Peng, London School of Economics
 

Improving Bureaucratic Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Two Nigerian States
   presented by: Owen Ozier, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Gwen-Jiro Clochard, CREST
 

The Economics of Missionary Expansion and the Compression of History
   presented by: Alexander Moradi, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Owen Ozier, The World Bank
 
Session 28: Agriculture 2
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Sunghun Lim, University of Minnesota
 

Impact of Rhizobium Inoculant Knowledge Dissemination via Videos and Radio Listening Clubs on Smallholders Inoculant Adoption, Crop Yields and Incomes
   presented by: Louis Hodey, University of Ghana
   Discussant:   Sunghun Lim, University of Minnesota
 

How do farmers learn from extension services? Evidence from Malawi
   presented by: Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Louis Hodey, University of Ghana
 

Do Mobile Phone Voice Message Reminders Following Face-to-Face Training Improve Adoption and Smallholder Farmer Outcomes? Evidence from Mali
   presented by: Fred Dzanku, University of Ghana, Legon
   Discussant:   Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
 

Risk Aversion, Crop-Diversity, and Food Security: Evidence from Rural Ethiopia
   presented by: Sunghun Lim, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Fred Dzanku, University of Ghana, Legon
 
Session 29: Health 2
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Gordon McCord, University of California, San Diego
 

Violence and Child Health Outcomes: Evidence from Mexican Drug War
   presented by: Muhammad Nasir, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
   Discussant:   Gordon McCord, University of California, San Diego
 

Modern Crop Variety Diffusion and Infant Mortality in the Developing World, 1961-2000
   presented by: Gordon McCord, University of California, San Diego
   Discussant:   Muhammad Nasir, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
 
Session 30: Education 3
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Augustino Mayai, University of Juba
 

School or work? The role of weather shocks in Madagascar
   presented by: Francesca Marchetta, Université Clermont Auvergne
   Discussant:   Augustino Mayai, University of Juba
 

Temperature and Human Capital in India
   presented by: Maulik Jagnani, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Francesca Marchetta, Université Clermont Auvergne
 

No Lost Generation: Supporting the School Participation of Displaced Syrian Children in Lebanon
   presented by: Jacobus de Hoop, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti
   Discussant:   Maulik Jagnani, Cornell University
 

The Impact of War on Schooling in South Sudan, 2013-2016
   presented by: Augustino Mayai, University of Juba
   Discussant:   Jacobus de Hoop, UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti
 
Session 31: Macroeconomics 3
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Eric Opoku, City University of Hong Kong
 

The effect of exchange rate regimes on growth under financial development and trade openness
   presented by: Emmanuel Lartey, World Bank
   Discussant:   Eric Opoku, City University of Hong Kong
 

Blinded by the light? Heterogeneity across countries in the relationship between luminosity and GDP, and economic growth in Africa
   presented by: Lionel Roger, University of Nottingham
 

Industrialization Drive and Economic Growth in Africa
   presented by: Eric Opoku, City University of Hong Kong
   Discussant:   Emmanuel Lartey, World Bank
 
Session 32: Public Finance
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Michael Walker, UC Berkeley
 

Quantifying the Impacts of Expanding Social Protection on Efficiency and Equity: Evidence from a Behavioral Microsimulation Model for Ghana
   presented by: Jukka Pirttila, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER
   Discussant:   Michael Walker, UC Berkeley
 

Technology, Taxation and Corruption: Experimental Evidence from the Introduction of Electronic Tax Filing
   presented by: Victor Pouliquen, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Jukka Pirttila, University of Tampere and UNU-WIDER
 

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Field Experiment on the Drivers of Tax Compliance and Delivery Methods in Rwanda
   presented by: Giulia Mascagni, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Victor Pouliquen, Paris School of Economics
 

Informal Taxation and Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya
   presented by: Michael Walker, UC Berkeley
   Discussant:   Giulia Mascagni, University of Sussex
 
Session 33: Poverty and Inequality 3
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Habtamu Fuje, The World Bank, Columbia University
 

Build back better? The Long-lasting impact of the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti.
   presented by: Claire Zanuso, University of Paris Dauphine / DIAL
   Discussant:   Habtamu Fuje, The World Bank, Columbia University
 

Tracing Back the Weather Origins of Human Welfare: Evidence from Mozambique
   presented by: Javier Baez, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Claire Zanuso, University of Paris Dauphine / DIAL
 

Shocks, Resilience and the Dynamics of Well-being, Evidence from Malawi
   presented by: Erwin Knippenberg, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Javier Baez, The World Bank
 

Recent Welfare Dynamics and Drought in Ethiopia
   presented by: Habtamu Fuje, The World Bank, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Erwin Knippenberg, Cornell University
 
Session 34: Foreign Aid 1
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Eva Vivalt, Australian National University
 

Low Income Countries and External Financing: Does Debt Relief Change Anything?
   presented by: Marin Ferry, Université Paris-Dauphine, LEDa, UMR DIAL, PSL, IRD
   Discussant:   Yashodhan Ghorpade, World Bank
 

Aid and Political Attitudes: Micro-Level Evidence from Pakistan
   presented by: Yashodhan Ghorpade, World Bank
   Discussant:   Eva Vivalt, Australian National University
 

How Do Policymakers Update?
   presented by: Eva Vivalt, Australian National University
   Discussant:   Marin Ferry, Université Paris-Dauphine, LEDa, UMR DIAL, PSL, IRD
 
Session 35: Rural Households 2
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Bethelhem Legesse Debela, University of Goettingen
 

Crop Choice Restrictions and Household Labor Allocation: Evidence using panel data from rural Vietnam
   presented by: Nguyen Lan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
   Discussant:   Bethelhem Legesse Debela, University of Goettingen
 

Drought indicators and drought impact. The case of the 2015-drought in Ethiopia
   presented by: Thomas Pave Sohnesen, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Nguyen Lan, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

Food for Work and Diet Diversity in Ethiopia
   presented by: Bethelhem Legesse Debela, University of Goettingen
   Discussant:   Thomas Pave Sohnesen, University of Copenhagen
 
Session 36: Firms 1
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Christian Darko, University of Birmingham
 

Allocative Efficiency Within and Between Formal and Informal Manufacturing Sector Firms in Zimbabwe
   presented by: Godfrey Kamutando, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Christian Darko, University of Birmingham
 

Productivity Determinants in the Manufacturing Sector in Ethiopia: Evidence from the Textile and Garment Industries
   presented by: Tsegay Tekleselassie, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
   Discussant:   Godfrey Kamutando, University of Cape Town
 

Misallocation of Resources and Productivity: The Case of Ghana
   presented by: Charles Ackah, University of Ghana
                         Derrick Abudu, University of Nottingham, UK
   Discussant:   Tsegay Tekleselassie, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
 

The impact of Chinese penetration on productivity and skills in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Christian Darko, University of Birmingham
   Discussant:   Charles Ackah, University of Ghana
 
Session 37: Labour 2
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Giulio Schinaia, Ministry of Education of Guinea-Bissau
 

Divorce laws and intimate partner violence: Evidence from Mexico
   presented by: Aixa Maria Garcia-Ramos, University of Birmingham
   Discussant:   Giulio Schinaia, Ministry of Education of Guinea-Bissau
 

Tied Labour, Savings and Rural Labour Market Wages: Evidence from a Framed Field Experiment
   presented by: Aisha Nanyiti, Makerere University
   Discussant:   Aixa Maria Garcia-Ramos, University of Birmingham
 

The joint effects of a health insurance and a public works scheme in rural Ethiopia
   presented by: Christoph Strupat, German Development Institute
   Discussant:   Aisha Nanyiti, Makerere University
 

Labour Market Effects of Social Programmes: Evidence from Ethiopia’s Productive Safety Net
   presented by: Giulio Schinaia, Ministry of Education of Guinea-Bissau
   Discussant:   Christoph Strupat, German Development Institute
 
Session 38: Conflict 1
March 19, 2018 9:00 to 11:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Giorgio Chiovelli, London Business School
 

Firemen need fire: Pro-government militias as risk factors for conflict recurrences
   presented by: Christoph Steinert, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Giorgio Chiovelli, London Business School
 

The Reach of Radio: Defection Messaging and Armed Group Behavior
   presented by: Alex Armand, University of Navarra
   Discussant:   Christoph Steinert, University of Oxford
 

The Dual Legacy of Colonial Cash Crop Production: State Capacity, Resource Dependence, and the Risk of Conflict
   presented by: Yannick Pengl, ETH Zurich
   Discussant:   Alex Armand, University of Navarra
 

Land Mines and Spatial Development
   presented by: Giorgio Chiovelli, London Business School
   Discussant:   Yannick Pengl, ETH Zurich
 
Session 39: Coffee
March 19, 2018 11:00 to 11:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session 40: Keynote Speech: 'Using evidence to inform policy'
March 19, 2018 11:30 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
 

Presented by:
   Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, DFiD
 
Session 41: Lunch
March 19, 2018 13:00 to 14:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session 42: Political Economy 2
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Stephan Kyburz, Center for Global Development
 

There is No Place Like Home: Theory and Evidence on Decentralization and Politician Preferences
   presented by: Michael Kremer, Harvard University
 

Local Elections, State Capture, and Development in Nigeria: Is Manna from Heaven Devilish?
   presented by: Stephan Kyburz, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Michael Kremer, Harvard University
 
Session 43: Agriculture 3
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Kibrom Abay, University of Copenhagen
 

Measuring farm labor: survey experimental evidence from Ghana
   presented by: Amparo Palacios-Lopez, World Bank
   Discussant:   Kibrom Abay, University of Copenhagen
 

Blowing in the Wind: The Quest for Accurate Crop Variety Identification in Field Research, with an Application to Maize in Uganda
   presented by: Talip Kilic, World Bank
   Discussant:   Amparo Palacios-Lopez, World Bank
 

Farm Size and Productivity: A “Direct-Inverse-Direct” Relationship
   presented by: Sara Savastano, World Bank
   Discussant:   Talip Kilic, World Bank
 

Correlated Non-Classical Measurement Errors, ‘Second Best’ Policy Inference and the Inverse Size-Productivity Relationship in Agriculture
   presented by: Kibrom Abay, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Sara Savastano, World Bank
 
Session 44: Health 3
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Saurabh Singhal, UNU-WIDER
 

The Effect of Antimalarial Campaigns on Child Mortality and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Gabriel Picone, University of South Florida
   Discussant:   Saurabh Singhal, UNU-WIDER
 

Community Health Educators and Maternal Health: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial
   presented by: Jessica Leight, American University
   Discussant:   Gabriel Picone, University of South Florida
 

Fishermen's wives: On the cultural origins of violence against women
   presented by: Pablo Selaya, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Jessica Leight, American University
 

Income generation, intra-household allocation and malaria
   presented by: Saurabh Singhal, UNU-WIDER
   Discussant:   Pablo Selaya, University of Copenhagen
 
Session 45: Education 4
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Yasmine Bekkouche, Paris School of Economics
 

The ‘Martha Effect’: The Compounding Female Advantage in South African Higher Education
   presented by: Nicholas Spaull, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Yasmine Bekkouche, Paris School of Economics
 

Vouchers for Low-Cost Private Schools: Six-Year Impacts from a Lottery in Delhi
   presented by: Lee Crawfurd, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Nicholas Spaull, Stellenbosch University
 

The Impacts of Interactive Smartboards on Learning Achievement in Senegalese Primary Schools
   presented by: Kim Lehrer, Université de Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Lee Crawfurd, University of Sussex
 

Student performance in primary school: A comparative study of Francophone and Anglophone Cameroon
   presented by: Yasmine Bekkouche, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Kim Lehrer, Université de Sherbrooke
 
Session 46: Macroeconomics 4
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Manoj Atolia, Florida State University
 

The Elusive Question of Structural Transformation in Africa: Is Tunisia Another Exception?
   presented by: Tarek Harchaoui, University of Groningen
   Discussant:   Manoj Atolia, Florida State University
 

Credit Market Frictions and Business Cycle Dynamics in an Oil-Rich Emerging Economy
   presented by: Fred Iklaga, Central Bank of Nigeria
   Discussant:   Tarek Harchaoui, University of Groningen
 

Premature Deindustrialization, Structural Transformation, and Economic Development: Review and Policy Analysis
   presented by: Manoj Atolia, Florida State University
 
Session 47: Trade 2
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Ana M Fernandes, The World Bank
 

Revisiting the Trade Impact of AGOA: A Synthetic Control Approach
   presented by: Woubet Kassa, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Ana M Fernandes, The World Bank
 

Differentiated Impact of AGOA and EBA on West African Countries
   presented by: Souleymane Coulibaly, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Woubet Kassa, The World Bank
 

Collusion in Customs: Evidence from Madagascar
   presented by: Ana M Fernandes, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Souleymane Coulibaly, The World Bank
 
Session 48: Poverty and Inequality 4
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Samson Mbewe, SouthSouthNorth
 

Financial Access Expansion and Welfare Gains: Evidence from Zambia
   presented by: Elizabeth Nanziri, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Samson Mbewe, SouthSouthNorth
 

How Household Characteristics Shape Programme Access and Asset Accumulation: A Mixed Method Analysis of the VUP in Rwanda
   presented by: Renate Hartwig, University of Namur
   Discussant:   Elizabeth Nanziri, University of Oxford
 

The Persistence of Energy Poverty: A Dynamic Probit Analysis
   presented by: Eyoual Demeke, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Renate Hartwig, University of Namur
 

Investigating household energy poverty in South Africa by using unidimensional and multidimensional measures
   presented by: Samson Mbewe, SouthSouthNorth
   Discussant:   Eyoual Demeke, University of Gothenburg
 
Session 49: Households and Social Networks 2
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Amma Panin, Nuffield College
 

Only women can whisper to gods: Voodoo, menopause and women’s autonomy
   presented by: Sahawal Alidou, University of Antwerp
   Discussant:   Amma Panin, Nuffield College
 

Preferences over Leisure and Consumption of Siblings and Intra-Household Allocation
   presented by: Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant:   Sahawal Alidou, University of Antwerp
 

Spousal Communication and Intra-HH Allocation in Kenya
   presented by: Carolina Castilla, Colgate University
   Discussant:   Martina Kirchberger, Trinity College Dublin
 

God Insures Those Who Pay? Formal insurance and religious offerings in Ghana
   presented by: Amma Panin, Nuffield College
   Discussant:   Carolina Castilla, Colgate University
 
Session 50: Rural Households 3
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Adina Rom, ETH Zurich
 

Powering the Powerless: Economic Impact of Rural Electrification in Ghana
   presented by: George Adu, Kwame Nkrumah Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
   Discussant:   Adina Rom, ETH Zurich
 

Informal trade and agricultural household welfare: empirical evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Jade Siu, University of Birmingham
   Discussant:   George Adu, Kwame Nkrumah Univ. of Sci. & Tech.
 

Adoption and Impact of Solar Lighting : A Randomized Field Experiment in Rural Kenya
   presented by: Adina Rom, ETH Zurich
   Discussant:   Jade Siu, University of Birmingham
 
Session 51: Firms 2
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Mulalo Mamburu, National Treasury of South Africa
 

Social networks, geographic proximity, and firm performance in Viet Nam
   presented by: Emma Howard, Dublin Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   Mulalo Mamburu, National Treasury of South Africa
 

Re-forming links: Effects of a randomized training on business network changes among small enterprises in Uganda
   presented by: Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Emma Howard, Dublin Institute of Technology
 

Firm Dynamics in South Africa
   presented by: Veron Vukeya, National Treasury
   Discussant:   Mattea Stein, Paris School of Economics
 

On the Persistence of Growth for South African Firms
   presented by: Mulalo Mamburu, National Treasury of South Africa
   Discussant:   Veron Vukeya, National Treasury
 
Session 52: Labour 3
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Andy McKay, University of Sussex
 

Reducing Public-Private Sector Pay Differentials: The Single Spine Pay Policy as a Natural Experiment in Ghana
   presented by: Akwasi Ampofo, University of Adelaide
   Discussant:   Andy McKay, University of Sussex
 

What constrains the demand for labour in firms in Sub-Saharan Africa? Some evidence from Ghana.
   presented by: Francis Teal, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Akwasi Ampofo, University of Adelaide
 

Gender gaps in work outcomes after 19 years: analysis based on the Kagera Panel 1991-2010
   presented by: Andy McKay, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Francis Teal, University of Oxford
 
Session 53: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 1
March 19, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Felipe Dizon, World Bank
 

Credit-Induced Moral Hazard in Insurance: Theory and Empirical Evidence
   presented by: Francis Annan, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Felipe Dizon, World Bank
 

Social Protection in Niger: What has Shocks & Time Got to Say?
   presented by: Aly Sanoh, World Bank
   Discussant:   Francis Annan, Columbia University
 

The Effect of Promoting Savings on Informal Risk-Sharing: Experimental Evidence from Vulnerable Women in Kenya
   presented by: Felipe Dizon, World Bank
   Discussant:   Aly Sanoh, World Bank
 
Session 54: Tea
March 19, 2018 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session 55: Agriculture 4
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Lotta Takala-Greenish, UWE Bristol and University of Johannesburg
 

Selling Low and Buying High: An Arbitrage Puzzle in Kenyan villages
   presented by: Lauren Bergquist, University of Chicago
   Discussant:   Lotta Takala-Greenish, UWE Bristol and University of Johannesburg
 

The Emergence of New Markets for Agricultural Technologies: The Case of Cowpea Storage in West Africa
   presented by: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Lauren Bergquist, University of Chicago
 

Exploring the scope for regional industrial development through the case study of soy agro-processing in South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe
   presented by: Lotta Takala-Greenish, UWE Bristol and University of Johannesburg
   Discussant:   Jenny Aker, Tufts University
 
Session 56: Institutions 3
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Ana Garcia Hernandez, NOVA SBE and WZB
 

Sharia Law and Economic Growth
   presented by: Gabriele Lattanzio, The University of Oklahoma
   Discussant:   Ana Garcia Hernandez, NOVA SBE and WZB
 

Gender, Crime and Punishment: Evidence from Women Police Stations in India
   presented by: Sofia Amaral, University of Essex
   Discussant:   Gabriele Lattanzio, The University of Oklahoma
 

Assessing “Good” and “Bad” Gender Gaps: Job Duty Performance and Substantive Representation among Ugandan Politicians
   presented by: Ana Garcia Hernandez, NOVA SBE and WZB
   Discussant:   Sofia Amaral, University of Essex
 
Session 57: Nutrition 2
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Nkechi Owoo, University of Ghana
 

The effect of old age pensions on child deprivation: revisiting the role of gender
   presented by: Chloé van Biljon, ReSEP, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Nkechi Owoo, University of Ghana
 

Cash Transfers and Nutrient Intake in Africa: Missing the Link
   presented by: Georg Schmerzeck,
   Discussant:   Chloé van Biljon, ReSEP, Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University
 

ICC Values in International Development: Evidence across Many Domains in sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: David Seidenfeld, American Institute for Research
   Discussant:   Georg Schmerzeck,
 

Food Insecurity and Family Structure in Nigeria
   presented by: Nkechi Owoo, University of Ghana
   Discussant:   David Seidenfeld, American Institute for Research
 
Session 58: Education 5
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Tessa Bold, IIES, Stockholm University
 

Teachers Pay and Educational Outcomes: Evidence from the Rural Hardship Allowance in Zambia
   presented by: Miquel Pellicer, University of Duisburg
   Discussant:   Tessa Bold, IIES, Stockholm University
 

Designing Teacher Performance Pay Programs: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Youdi Schipper, Twaweza
   Discussant:   Miquel Pellicer, University of Duisburg
 

The Lost Human Capital: Teacher Knowledge and Student Achievement in Africa
   presented by: Tessa Bold, IIES, Stockholm University
   Discussant:   Youdi Schipper, Twaweza
 
Session 59: Monetary Policy
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Ouedraogo Daniel, University of Paris-Dauphine
 

The role of Trade Openness in the Effectiveness of Monetary Policy in Ghana
   presented by: Ferdinand Ahiakpor, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
   Discussant:   Ouedraogo Daniel, University of Paris-Dauphine
 

Monetary Policy Credibility and Exchange Rate Pass-Through in South Africa?
   presented by: Montfort Mlachila, IMF
   Discussant:   Ferdinand Ahiakpor, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast
 

The Impact of Financial Inclusion on the Interest Rate Channel of the Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanism
   presented by: Doreen Rubatsimbira, Bank of Uganda
   Discussant:   Montfort Mlachila, IMF
 

Monetary policy and inflation in the west African economic and monetary union: An analysis of the bank lending channel
   presented by: Ouedraogo Daniel, University of Paris-Dauphine
   Discussant:   Doreen Rubatsimbira, Bank of Uganda
 
Session 60: Political Economy 3
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Oyebola Okunogbe, World Bank Research Group
 

Political competition and government responsiveness: Evidence from rural India
   presented by: Subham Kailthya, University of Reading
   Discussant:   Oyebola Okunogbe, World Bank Research Group
 

Does Polarizing Information Matter for Reform? A Comparative Study between Egypt and USA
   presented by: Sarah Mansour, Cairo University
                         Mazen Hassan, Cairo University
   Discussant:   Subham Kailthya, University of Reading
 

Call Your Leader: Does the Mobile Phone Affect Policymaking?
   presented by: Jahen Rezki, University of York
   Discussant:   Sarah Mansour, Cairo University
 

Does Exposure to Other Ethnic Groups Promote National Integration? Evidence from Nigeria
   presented by: Oyebola Okunogbe, World Bank Research Group
   Discussant:   Jahen Rezki, University of York
 
Session 61: Electricity Access in Africa
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Moussa Blimpo, The World Bank
 

Jobs! Electricity Shortages and Unemployment in Africa
   presented by: Justice Tei Mensah, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
   Discussant:   Moussa Blimpo, The World Bank
 

Electricity Access Charges and Tariff Structure in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Jevgenijs Steinbuks, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Justice Tei Mensah, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
 

Why is Household Electricity Uptake Low in Sub-Saharan Africa?
   presented by: Agnieszka Postepska, University of Groningen
   Discussant:   Jevgenijs Steinbuks, The World Bank
 

Electricity Provision and Tax Mobilization in Africa
   presented by: Moussa Blimpo, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Agnieszka Postepska, University of Groningen
 
Session 62: Households and Social Networks 3
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Rozenn Hotte, Paris School of Economics
 

Women Empowerment and Domestic Abuse: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Vietnam
   presented by: Robert Lensink, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business
   Discussant:   Rozenn Hotte, Paris School of Economics
 

Identity and Female Enterprise: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
   presented by: Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
   Discussant:   Robert Lensink, University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business
 

Marital transfers and Wife's Welfare: All you need is love
   presented by: Rozenn Hotte, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
 
Session 63: Natural Resources 2
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Chomba Kalunga, University of Glasgow
 

Priority roads: The Political Economy of Connecting Mines Versus Cities
   presented by: Steven Poelhekke, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
   Discussant:   Chomba Kalunga, University of Glasgow
 

Boom Goes the Price: Giant Resource Discoveries and Real Exchange Rate Appreciation
   presented by: Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews
   Discussant:   Steven Poelhekke, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
 

Colonialism, Institutional Quality and the Resource Curse
   presented by: Jubril Animashaun, University of Manchester
   Discussant:   Radek Stefanski, University of St Andrews
 

Natural Resources and Living Standards: An Empirical Analysis Applied to the Case of Copper Mining in Zambia
   presented by: Chomba Kalunga, University of Glasgow
   Discussant:   Jubril Animashaun, University of Manchester
 
Session 64: Firms 3
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Muhammad Meki, University of Oxford
 

Trade Liberalization, Infrastructure and Firm Performance: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Matteo Fiorini, European University Institute
   Discussant:   Muhammad Meki, University of Oxford
 

The Dynamics of Bank Competition in Kenya
   presented by: Mdoe Jackson, Kenyatta University
   Discussant:   Matteo Fiorini, European University Institute
 

Local financial development and firm performance: Evidence from Vietnam
   presented by: Yabibal Walle, Georg-August-University of Goettingen
   Discussant:   Mdoe Jackson, Kenyatta University
 

Equity-like Financing for Microenterprises in Developing Countries
   presented by: Muhammad Meki, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Yabibal Walle, Georg-August-University of Goettingen
 
Session 65: Conflict 2
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Lennart Kaplan, Georg-August University Goettingen
 

Does Social Contact Reduce Prejudice and Discrimination? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nigeria
   presented by: Alexandra Scacco, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
   Discussant:   Lennart Kaplan, Georg-August University Goettingen
 

Competition and Conflict: Evidence from a Community Driven Development Program in Indonesia
   presented by: Stefania Lovo, University of Reading
   Discussant:   Alexandra Scacco, WZB Berlin Social Science Center
 

Does Democracy Moderate Resource-induced Conflicts?
   presented by: Stephan Kyburz, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Stefania Lovo, University of Reading
 

Aid and conflict at the local level - The Role of Traditional and Emerging Donors
   presented by: Lennart Kaplan, Georg-August University Goettingen
   Discussant:   Stephan Kyburz, Center for Global Development
 
Session 66: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 2
March 19, 2018 16:30 to 18:30
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Mahreen Mahmud, University of Oxford
 

Interest Rates in Savings Groups: Thrift or Threat?
   presented by: Olivier Sterck, University of Oxford
 

Repaying Microcredit Loans: A Natural Experiment on Liability Structure
   presented by: Mahreen Mahmud, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Olivier Sterck, University of Oxford
 
Session 67: Dinner
March 19, 2018 19:00 to 21:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session 68: AERC Session
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Witness Simbanegavi, AERC
 

Growth and Fiscal Consequences of Terrorism in Nigeria
   presented by: Chuku Chuku, African Development Bank
   Discussant:   Mamello Nchake, University of Cape Town
 

Distributional changes in the gender wage gap in Post-Apartheid South Africa
   presented by: Jacqueline Mosomi, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Chuku Chuku, African Development Bank
 

Time-Dependent or State-Dependent pricing? Evidence from Retail Firms in Lesotho
   presented by: Mamello Nchake, University of Cape Town
   Discussant:   Jacqueline Mosomi, University of Cape Town
 
Session 69: Registration
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 16:00
Porter's Lodge
 
 
Session 70: Agriculture 5
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Margaret Akuriba, University for Development Studies
 

Modelling extensive livestock operations which utilise common pastures and face weather risk in Ferlo, Senegal
   presented by: Jarkko Niemi, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
   Discussant:   Margaret Akuriba, University for Development Studies
 

Linking Soil Suitability and Crop Productivity in Africa: Evidence from Maize Farmers in Uganda
   presented by: Sydney Gourlay, World Bank
   Discussant:   Jarkko Niemi, Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)
 

Farmer forecast and planting stage investments: evidence from Niger
   presented by: Fleur Wouterse, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Sydney Gourlay, World Bank
 

Irrigation governance and performance: the case of smallholder irrigated agriculture in northern Ghana
   presented by: Margaret Akuriba, University for Development Studies
   Discussant:   Fleur Wouterse, IFPRI
 
Session 71: Health 4
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Masaru Nagashima, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

Economic and Health Impacts of the 2011 Post Electoral Crisis in Côte d’Ivoire: Evidence from Microdata
   presented by: Miron Tequame, CEIS-University of Rome Tor Vergata
   Discussant:   Masaru Nagashima, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

Reflecting on major life decisions: Changing your mind and not recalling it
   presented by: Maximilian Mueller, University of California at Berkeley
   Discussant:   Miron Tequame, CEIS-University of Rome Tor Vergata
 

Income Shocks, Contraceptive Use, and Timing of Fertility
   presented by: Shamma Alam, Dickinson College
   Discussant:   Maximilian Mueller, University of California at Berkeley
 

Pregnant in haste? Evidence of reproductive behaviours in Uganda
   presented by: Masaru Nagashima, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
   Discussant:   Shamma Alam, Dickinson College
 
Session 72: Education 6
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut
 

Knowledge is Power: School Construction & Intergenerational Human Capital
   presented by: Naveen Sunder, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut
 

Preschool Attendance, School Progression, and Cognitive Skills in East Africa
   presented by: Jan Bietenbeck, Lund University and IZA
   Discussant:   Naveen Sunder, Cornell University
 

Early Life Determinants of Cognitive Ability: A Comparative Study on Madagascar and Senegal
   presented by: Naveen Sunder, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Jan Bietenbeck, Lund University and IZA
 

The Intergenerational Transmission of Schooling among the Education-Rationed
   presented by: Jorge Aguero, University of Connecticut
   Discussant:   Naveen Sunder, Cornell University
 
Session 73: Macroeconomics 5
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Immaculate Machasio, Justus-Liebig University-Giessen
 

The Welfare Cost of Business Cycles in Developing Countries: Do Currency Unions Matter?
   presented by: Ibrahima Kaba, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT
 

Remittance Inflows and State-Dependent Monetary Policy Transmission in Developing Countries
   presented by: Immaculate Machasio, Justus-Liebig University-Giessen
   Discussant:   Ibrahima Kaba, Maastricht University and UNU-MERIT
 
Session 74: Trade 3
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Anna Folke Larsen, University of Copenhagen
 

Importing under trade policy uncertainty: Evidence from China
   presented by: Michele Imbruno, CERDI Université Clermont Auvergne and GEP
   Discussant:   Anna Folke Larsen, University of Copenhagen
 

Information Friction, Market Integration and Price Pass-through: The Case of Commodity Prices in Africa
   presented by: Tewodros Dessie, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
   Discussant:   Michele Imbruno, CERDI Université Clermont Auvergne and GEP
 

Trade Liberalization and Local Labor Market Adjustment in South Africa
   presented by: Jessica Leight, American University
   Discussant:   Tewodros Dessie, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
 

A spatial analysis of price environments in Tanzania
   presented by: Anna Folke Larsen, University of Copenhagen
   Discussant:   Jessica Leight, American University
 
Session 75: Poverty and Inequality 5
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Annekathrin Schoofs, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)
 

Multidimensional Impact Evaluation: A Randomized Control Trial on Conflict-affected Women in Northern Uganda
   presented by: Eustace Uzor, CSEA
   Discussant:   Annekathrin Schoofs, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)
 

Monetary and non-monetary poverty in urban slums in Accra: Combining geospatial data and machine learning to study urban poverty
   presented by: Tomomi Tanaka, World Bank
   Discussant:   Eustace Uzor, CSEA
 

Patterns of Poverty in South Africa: A Mixed-Methods Investigation
   presented by: Rocco Zizzamia, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Tomomi Tanaka, World Bank
 

Financial literacy and Intra-household Decision Making: Evidence from Rwanda
   presented by: Annekathrin Schoofs, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (RWI)
   Discussant:   Rocco Zizzamia, University of Oxford
 
Session 76: Migration 2
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Tijan L. Bah, Nova School of Business and Economics
 

The internal migration choices of Ghanaian youths
   presented by: Anne Duplantier, Université de Sherbrooke
   Discussant:   Tijan L. Bah, Nova School of Business and Economics
 

Should I Stay or Should I Go: Microeconomic determinants of migration
   presented by: Zack Barnett-Howell, University of Wisconsin - Madison
   Discussant:   Anne Duplantier, Université de Sherbrooke
 

Understanding Willingness to Migrate Illegally: Evidence from a Lab-in-the Field Experiment
   presented by: Tijan L. Bah, Nova School of Business and Economics
   Discussant:   Zack Barnett-Howell, University of Wisconsin - Madison
 
Session 77: Rural Households 4
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Sreelakshmi Papineni, World Bank
 

Increasing female education, stagnating female labor force participation, and gains from marriage: the case of rural Bangladesh
   presented by: Tomomi Tanaka, GRIPS
   Discussant:   Sreelakshmi Papineni, World Bank
 

Market exposure makes females behave more competitively and closes the gender gap
   presented by: Kacana Sipangule, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
   Discussant:   Tomomi Tanaka, GRIPS
 

Do Social Networks Promote Mobile Money Usage for Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa? Evidence from Rural Uganda
   presented by: George Okello, Makerere University Business School
   Discussant:   Kacana Sipangule, Kiel Institute for the World Economy
 

Are cash transfers better chunky or smooth? Impact evaluation of an unconditional cash transfer program to women in northwest Nigeria
   presented by: Sreelakshmi Papineni, World Bank
   Discussant:   George Okello, Makerere University Business School
 
Session 78: Firms 4
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Morgan Hardy, New York University - Abu Dhabi
 

Identifying dynamic and constrained entrepreneurs in low income countries: evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Girum Abebe, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
   Discussant:   Morgan Hardy, New York University - Abu Dhabi
 

Man vs. Machine in Predicting Successful Entrepreneurs: Evidence from a Business Plan Competition in Nigeria
   presented by: Dario Sansone, Georgetown University
   Discussant:   Girum Abebe, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
 

An Internship Programme for Young Ethiopian Entrepreneurs
   presented by: Michael Koelle, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Dario Sansone, Georgetown University
 

If She Builds It, They Won't Come: Experimental Evidence of Demand-Side Constraints in the Gender Profit Gap
   presented by: Morgan Hardy, New York University - Abu Dhabi
   Discussant:   Michael Koelle, University of Oxford
 
Session 79: Labour 4
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Marlon Seror, Paris School of Economics
 

Can the New Economic Geography explain regional wage disparities in South Africa?
   presented by: Gibson Mudiriza, UCT
 

Migrants and Firms: Evidence from China
   presented by: Marlon Seror, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Gibson Mudiriza, UCT
 
Session 80: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 3
March 20, 2018 8:30 to 10:30
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Julia Garlick, University of Iowa
 

Loan Contract Structure and Adverse Selection: Survey Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Miri Stryjan, Ben Gurion University
   Discussant:   Julia Garlick, University of Iowa
 

Microfinance for Startups: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
   presented by: Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
   Discussant:   Miri Stryjan, Ben Gurion University
 

Benefits and Risks of Access to Finance: Loan-Level Evidence on a Banking Expansion Program
   presented by: Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
 

Occupation Choices and Education Investments: Unintended Effects of Microcredit
   presented by: Julia Garlick, University of Iowa
   Discussant:   Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
 
Session 81: Coffee
March 20, 2018 10:30 to 11:00
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session 82: Labour 5
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

Transitions into informal employment: An analysis of South African panel data, 2008 - 2012
   presented by: Takudzwa Mutize, The African Capacity Building Foundation
   Discussant:   Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap? The Effect of Plan-Making Prompts on Job Search and Employment
   presented by: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Takudzwa Mutize, The African Capacity Building Foundation
 

Job Search and Matching with Two-sided Limited Information
   presented by: Robert Garlick, Duke University
   Discussant:   Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

A Structural Approach to Modelling Employment Transitioning in South Africa
   presented by: Cobus Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Robert Garlick, Duke University
 
Session 83: Agriculture 6
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Dedevi Apedo-Amah, Stanford University
 

The Impact of Agro-dealer Training on Input Adoption and Farmers’ Productivity in Niger: Has the Investment in Agro-dealer Networks Worked?
   presented by: Pokuaa Adu, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
   Discussant:   Dedevi Apedo-Amah, Stanford University
 

Education and Agriculture
   presented by: Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
   Discussant:   Pokuaa Adu, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER)
 

Can Referral Improve Targeting? Evidence from a Vocational Training Experiment
   presented by: Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford University
   Discussant:   Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 

Gender, Information and the Efficiency of Households’ Productive Decisions: an Experiment in Rural Togo
   presented by: Dedevi Apedo-Amah, Stanford University
   Discussant:   Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford University
 
Session 84: Health 5
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Anne Karing, UC Berkeley
 

Image Motivation and the Willingness to Pay for Preventative Heatlh Care: The Impact of Conformity and Status Seeking
   presented by: Salma Khalid, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Anne Karing, UC Berkeley
 

Health Certification in the Market for Sex Work: A Field Experiment in Dakar, Senegal
   presented by: Shanthi Manian, Washington State University
   Discussant:   Salma Khalid, International Monetary Fund
 

Causal Effect of Psychic Costs on Vaccination Take up: Evidence from Rural Nigeria
   presented by: Ryoko Sato, World Bank
   Discussant:   Shanthi Manian, Washington State University
 

The Role of Social Signaling in Community Deworming: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya
   presented by: Anne Karing, UC Berkeley
                         Karim Naguib, Evidence Action
   Discussant:   Ryoko Sato, World Bank
 
Session 85: Education 7
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Bernard Sunley D
 
Session Chair: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
 

A Global Dataset on Education Quality (1965-2015)
   presented by: Noam Angrist, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
 

Dark Side of Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial in Uganda
   presented by: Dagmara Celik Katreniak, National Research Univeristy Higher School of Economics
   Discussant:   Noam Angrist, Oxford University
 

Outsourcing Service Delivery in a Fragile State: Experimental Evidence from Liberia
   presented by: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Dagmara Celik Katreniak, National Research Univeristy Higher School of Economics
 
Session 86: Macroeconomics 6
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Angelica Martinez Leyva, IMF
 

Structural Reform Packages, Sequencing, and the Informal Economy
   presented by: Zsuzsa Munkacsi, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   King Yoong Lim, Lancaster University Management School
 

The Dynamics of Corruption and Unemployment in a Growth Model with Heterogeneous Labour
   presented by: King Yoong Lim, Lancaster University Management School
   Discussant:   Zsuzsa Munkacsi, International Monetary Fund
 

The Costs of Consumption Smoothing: Less Schooling and Less Nutrition
   presented by: Leandro De Magalhaes, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Angelica Martinez Leyva, IMF
 

Globalization and Inclusive Growth: Can they Go Hand in Hand in Developing Countries?
   presented by: Angelica Martinez Leyva, IMF
   Discussant:   Leandro De Magalhaes, University of Bristol
 
Session 87: Trade 4
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Ali Yibrie Esmaile, Bahir Dar University
 

The analysis of border effects in intra-African trade
   presented by: Alain Pholo Bala, University of Johannesburg
 

Does trade policy impact food and agriculture global value chain participation of Sub-Saharan African countries?
   presented by: Pierluigi Montalbano, Università La Sapienza
   Discussant:   Alain Pholo Bala, University of Johannesburg
 

Financial Constraints, Foreign Trade, and Firm Survival in Ethiopia: Evidence from Manufacturing Firm data
   presented by: Ali Yibrie Esmaile, Bahir Dar University
   Discussant:   Pierluigi Montalbano, Università La Sapienza
 

Trade facilitation, transport costs and the price of trucking services in East Africa
   presented by: Andreas Eberhard-Ruiz, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Ali Yibrie Esmaile, Bahir Dar University
 
Session 88: Poverty and Inequality 6
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
 

Inequality of opportunities in Africa
   presented by: Samuel Kofi Tetteh-Baah,
   Discussant:   Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
 

How polarized is the global income distribution?
   presented by: Miguel Nino-Zarazua,
   Discussant:   Samuel Kofi Tetteh-Baah,
 

The Distribution of Gains from Globalization
   presented by: Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
   Discussant:   Miguel Nino-Zarazua,
 
Session 89: Households and Social Networks 4
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Natalie Quinn, University of Oxford
 

Demand for Insurance and Within-Kin-Group Marriage: Evidence from a West African Country
   presented by: Rozenn Hotte, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Natalie Quinn, University of Oxford
 

The causal effect of early fertility and marriage on education and employment among young women in Kenya
   presented by: Jane Mariara, University of Nairobi & PEP
   Discussant:   Rozenn Hotte, Paris School of Economics
 

Women's Empowerment in Tunisia: A Discrete Choice Experiment to Elicit Weights for a Multidimensional Index
   presented by: Natalie Quinn, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Jane Mariara, University of Nairobi & PEP
 
Session 90: Foreign Aid 2
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Philip Roessler, College of William and Mary
 

Financial Silk Road to Africa
   presented by: Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Andreas Fuchs, Heidelberg University
 

Aid, China, and Growth: Evidence from a New Global Development Finance Dataset
   presented by: Andreas Fuchs, Heidelberg University
   Discussant:   Philip Roessler, College of William and Mary
 

The Effects of Chinese Aid on State Legitimacy in Africa: Cross-National and Sub-National Evidence from Surveys, Survey Experiments, and Behavioral Games
   presented by: Philip Roessler, College of William and Mary
   Discussant:   Andrea Presbitero, International Monetary Fund
 
Session 91: Firms 5
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Quynh Hoang, Paris Dauphine University, DIAL/IRD
 

Short- and Medium-Run Impacts of Management Training: An Experiment in Tanzania
   presented by: Yuki Higuchi, Nagoya City University
   Discussant:   Quynh Hoang, Paris Dauphine University, DIAL/IRD
 

Training mentors? Experimental evidence from female owned microenterprises in Ethiopia
   presented by: Gautam Bastian, The World Bank Group
   Discussant:   Yuki Higuchi, Nagoya City University
 

Reference Points and Entrepreneurship: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Aspirations, Goal Setting, and Business Skills
   presented by: Julia Seither, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
   Discussant:   Gautam Bastian, The World Bank Group
 

How important are management practices for SME's productivity?
   presented by: Quynh Hoang, Paris Dauphine University, DIAL/IRD
   Discussant:   Julia Seither, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
 
Session 92: Conflict 3
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Benedict Makanga, Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

Analyzing the Impact of Dodd Frank Mining Legislation on Sexual Violence in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo
   presented by: Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Benedict Makanga, Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
 

Adolescent Girls’ Empowerment in Conflict-Affected Settings: Experimental Evidence from South Sudan
   presented by: Niklas Buehren, World Bank
   Discussant:   Jeremy Foltz, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 

Fear not for Man? Armed conflict and social capital in Mali
   presented by: Thomas Calvo, PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine, IRD
   Discussant:   Niklas Buehren, World Bank
 

Armed Conflict on Risk and Time Preferences: Evidence from Northern Uganda
   presented by: Benedict Makanga, Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
   Discussant:   Thomas Calvo, PSL, Université Paris-Dauphine, IRD
 
Session 93: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 4
March 20, 2018 11:00 to 13:00
Manor Road Seminar C
 
Session Chair: Joao Montalvao, World Bank
 

The Endowment Effect and Savings Decisions of the Poor
   presented by: Lisa Spantig, LMU Munich
   Discussant:   Joao Montalvao, World Bank
 

Can mobile money help overcome temptation spending and social pressures among micro finance clients?
   presented by: Emma Riley, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Lisa Spantig, LMU Munich
 

Short-Term Impacts of Improved Access to Mobile Savings, with and without Business Training: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
   presented by: Joao Montalvao, World Bank
   Discussant:   Emma Riley, University of Oxford
 
Session 94: Dining Hall
March 20, 2018 13:00 to 14:00
Dining Hall
 
 
Session 95: Credit, Savings, Risk and Insurance 5
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Francesco Cecchi, Groningen University
 

Insurance Networks and Poverty Traps
   presented by: Arun Advani, Warwick/IFS
   Discussant:   Francesco Cecchi, Groningen University
 

Risk Sharing and Demand for Insurance: an Experimental Analysis
   presented by: Borja Perez-Viana Martinez, University of East Anglia
   Discussant:   Arun Advani, Warwick/IFS
 

Solving Commitment Problems in Disaster Risk Finance
   presented by: Daniel Clarke, Centre for Global Disaster Protection
   Discussant:   Borja Perez-Viana Martinez, University of East Anglia
 

Trust, Liquidity Constraints and the Adoption of Index Insurance: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Ethiopia
   presented by: Francesco Cecchi, Groningen University
   Discussant:   Daniel Clarke, Centre for Global Disaster Protection
 
Session 96: Institutions 4
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley A
 
Session Chair: Karan Nagpal, University of Oxford
 

Can There Be Benefits from Competing Legal Regimes? The impact of legal pluralism in post-conflict Sierra Leone
   presented by: Pedro Guimaraes Naso, Graduate Institute of Geneva
   Discussant:   Karan Nagpal, University of Oxford
 

Justice Delayed is Growth Denied: The Effect of Slow Courts on Relationship-Specific Industries in India
   presented by: Amrit Amirapu, University of Kent
   Discussant:   Pedro Guimaraes Naso, Graduate Institute of Geneva
 

Property Titles and Housing Investment Among the Urban Poor
   presented by: Karan Nagpal, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Amrit Amirapu, University of Kent
 
Session 97: Health 6
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Bernard Sunley C
 
Session Chair: Cara Ebert, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
 

Child Marriage and Infant Mortality: Evidence from Ethiopia
   presented by: Jorge Garcia Hombrados, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Cara Ebert, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
 

Harmattan Winds, Disease and Gender Gaps in Human Capital Investment
   presented by: Belinda Archibong, Barnard College
   Discussant:   Jorge Garcia Hombrados, London School of Economics
 

Intergenerational Transmission of Mother-to-Child Health: Evidence from Cebu, the Philippines
   presented by: Leah Bevis, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Belinda Archibong, Barnard College
 

Early childhood development and the heterogeneity in son preferences for the next born child in India
   presented by: Cara Ebert, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
   Discussant:   Leah Bevis, Cornell University
 
Session 98: Macroeconomics 7
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Alessandro Cantelmo, International Monetary Fund
 

The puzzle of urban sprawl. Now in 3d
   presented by: Viacheslav Yakubenko, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
   Discussant:   Ferdinand Owoundi, CRIEF, University of Poitiers
 

On the relationship between Foreign Direct Investment and Urbanization in Africa
   presented by: Ferdinand Owoundi, CRIEF, University of Poitiers
   Discussant:   Viacheslav Yakubenko, Georg-August Universität Göttingen
 

Unraveling the Effects of Tropical Cyclones on Economic Sectors Worldwide
   presented by: Sven Kunze, Heidelberg University
   Discussant:   Alessandro Cantelmo, International Monetary Fund
 

Climate Change and Macroeconomic Outcomes in Low-Income Countries
   presented by: Alessandro Cantelmo, International Monetary Fund
   Discussant:   Sven Kunze, Heidelberg University
 
Session 99: Political Economy 4
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Mary Sunley Seminar Room
 
Session Chair: Alexandra Jarotschkin, Paris School of Economics - EHESS
 

Judiciary’s Achilles Heel: Executive Control via Appointment Power
   presented by: Sultan Mehmood, University of Paris Dauphine and Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Steven Pennings, World Bank
 

Shrinking Dictators: how much economic growth can we attribute to national leaders?
   presented by: Steven Pennings, World Bank
   Discussant:   Sultan Mehmood, University of Paris Dauphine and Paris School of Economics
 

Buying Votes and International Organizations
   presented by: Valentin Lang, University of Zurich
   Discussant:   Alexandra Jarotschkin, Paris School of Economics - EHESS
 

Diffusion of (non-)discriminatory culture: Evidence from Stalin’s ethnic deportations
   presented by: Alexandra Jarotschkin, Paris School of Economics - EHESS
   Discussant:   Valentin Lang, University of Zurich
 
Session 100: Poverty and Inequality 7
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Junior Common Room Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Erlend Berg, University of Bristol
 

How Subjective is Subjective Wellbeing?
   presented by: William Seitz, World Bank
   Discussant:   Erlend Berg, University of Bristol
 

PMT vulnerability to measurement errors: Evidence from a survey experiment in Tanzania
   presented by: Jules Gazeaud, CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne
   Discussant:   William Seitz, World Bank
 

Data Gaps, Data Incomparability, and Data Imputation: A Review of Poverty Measurement Methods for Data-Scarce Environments
   presented by: Hai-Anh Dang, World Bank
   Discussant:   Jules Gazeaud, CERDI, Université Clermont Auvergne
 

Cellfare: Delivering Self-Targeted Welfare Using Mobile Phones
   presented by: Erlend Berg, University of Bristol
   Discussant:   Hai-Anh Dang, World Bank
 
Session 101: Households and Social Networks 5
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam First Floor
 
Session Chair: Marc Witte, University of Oxford
 

Group Decision-Making: Evidence from a framed field experiment with community organisations in Pakistan
   presented by: Hamna Ahmed, Lahore School of Economics
   Discussant:   Marc Witte, University of Oxford
 

The determinants of trust: Evidence from rural South India
   presented by: Anne Hilger, Paris School of Economics and DIAL
   Discussant:   Hamna Ahmed, Lahore School of Economics
 

Can transfers increase social cohesion in refugee-hosting settings? Experimental evidence from Colombian refugees in northern Ecuador
   presented by: Elsa Valli, UNICEF Office of Research
   Discussant:   Anne Hilger, Paris School of Economics and DIAL
 

Job referrals and strategic network formation - Experimental evidence from urban neighbourhoods in Ethiopia
   presented by: Marc Witte, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Elsa Valli, UNICEF Office of Research
 
Session 102: Rural Households 5
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Arumugam Second Floor
 
Session Chair: Dietmar Fehr, University of Heidelberg
 

Cash-Plus: Impacts of Components and Variants of a Transfer-based Poverty Reduction Program
   presented by: Richard Sedlmayr, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Dietmar Fehr, University of Heidelberg
 

Violent Conflict and Household Risk Coping Strategies: Evidence from Nigeria
   presented by: Arinze Nwokolo, University of Navarra
   Discussant:   Richard Sedlmayr, University of Oxford
 

Microcredit and Microsaving for Households
   presented by: Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Arinze Nwokolo, University of Navarra
 

The Endowment Effect: Evidence from Small-Scale Farmers in Rural Zambia
   presented by: Dietmar Fehr, University of Heidelberg
   Discussant:   Simon Quinn, University of Oxford
 
Session 103: Firms 6
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Andre Steenkamp, National Treasury of South Africa
 

Credit risk and bank competition in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Alphonse Noah, Banque de France and University of Paris Nanterre (EconomiX)
 

Asymmetry in Civic Information: An Experiment on Tax Incidence among SMEs in Togo
   presented by: Paul Castañeda Dower, University of Wisconsin-Madison
   Discussant:   Alphonse Noah, Banque de France and University of Paris Nanterre (EconomiX)
 

Innovation activity in South Africa: Measuring the returns to R&D
   presented by: Andre Steenkamp, National Treasury of South Africa
   Discussant:   Paul Castañeda Dower, University of Wisconsin-Madison
 
Session 104: Labour 5
March 20, 2018 14:00 to 16:00
Manor Road Seminar A
 
Session Chair: Louise Fox, USAID
 

Intelligence, Work Ethic, or Personality? The Labour Market Returns to Cognitive and Noncognitive Skills in Latin America
   presented by: Peter Leighton, Institute for Fiscal Studies
   Discussant:   Louise Fox, USAID
 

They Got Mad Skills: The Effects of Training on Youth Employability and Resilience to the Ebola Shock
   presented by: Samantha Zaldivar Chimal, World Bank Group
   Discussant:   Peter Leighton, Institute for Fiscal Studies
 

Youth transitions to productive activities in Ethiopia: gendered path dependencies and reciprocal links in adolescents’ time allocation over time
   presented by: Yekaterina Chzhen, UNICEF Office of Research
   Discussant:   Samantha Zaldivar Chimal, World Bank Group
 

The evidence is in: How should youth employment programs in low-income countries be designed?
   presented by: Louise Fox, USAID
   Discussant:   Yekaterina Chzhen, UNICEF Office of Research
 
Session 105: Tea
March 20, 2018 16:00 to 16:30
Bernard Sunley Foyer and Junior Common Room Foyer
 
 
Session 106: Closing Plenary Panel: Limits to evidence-based interventions for development in Africa?
March 20, 2018 16:30 to 18:00
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre
 
Session Chair: Hilary Greaves, Global Priorities Institute
 

Presented by:
   Michael Kremer, Harvard University
 

Presented by:
   Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
 

Presented by:
   Joseph Ssentongo, Global Innovation Fund
 

Presented by:
   Eva Vivalt, Australian National University
 

106 sessions, 317 papers, and 9 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Discussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
2Abay, KibromP43, D43, C43
3Abebe, GirumP78, D78
4Abudu, DerrickP36
5Ackah, CharlesP36, D36
6Adam, ChristopherC23
7Adu, GeorgeP50, D50
8Adu, PokuaaP83, D83
9Advani, ArunP95, D95
10Afoakwah, CliffordP16, D16
11Aguero, JorgeP72, D72, C72
12Ahiakpor, FerdinandP59, D59
13Ahmed, HamnaP101, D101
14Aker, JennyP55, D55
15Akuriba, MargaretP70, D70, C70
16Alam, ShammaP71, D71
17Alidou, SahawalP49, D49
18Amaral, SofiaP56, D56
19Amarasinghe, AshaniP17, D17
20Amirapu, AmritP96, D96
21Ampofo, AkwasiP52, D52
22Andriano, LilianaP5, D5
23Angrist, NoamP85, D85
24Animashaun, JubrilP63, D63
25Annan, FrancisP53, D53
26Apedo-Amah, DedeviP83, D83, C83
27Archibong, BelindaP97, D97
28Armand, AlexP38, D38
29Asiedu, EdwardP20, D20, C20
30Atolia, ManojP46, D46, C46
31Awe, OlushinaP17, D17
32Azomahou, ThéophileP13, D13
33Baez, JavierP33, D33
34Bah, Tijan L.P76, D76, C76
35Barnett-Howell, ZackP76, D76
36Barrett, ChristopherP14, D14
37Barrot, Luis-DiegoP17, D17, C17
38Bastian, GautamP91, D91
39Batana, YeleP14, D14, C14
40Bekkouche, YasmineP45, D45, C45
41Berg, ErlendP100, D100, C100
42Bergquist, LaurenP55, D55
43Bevis, LeahP97, D97
44Bietenbeck, JanP72, D72
45Blimpo, MoussaP61, D61, C61
46Bold, TessaP58, D58, C58
47Bose-Duker, TheophilineP19, D19
48Buehren, NiklasP92, D92
49Burger, CobusP82, D82, C82
50Burger, RulofP82, D82
51Calvo, ThomasP92, D92
52Cantelmo, AlessandroP98, D98, C98
53Castañeda Dower, PaulP103, D103
54Castilla, CarolinaP49, D49
55Cecchi, FrancescoP95, D95, C95
56Celik Katreniak, DagmaraP85, D85
57Chiovelli, GiorgioP38, D38, C38
58Chuhan-Pole, PunamP8, D8
59Chuku, ChukuP68, D68
60Chzhen, YekaterinaP104, D104
61Clarke, DanielP95, D95
62Clochard, Gwen-JiroP27, D27
63Collin, MatthewP3, D3, C3
64Collins, ElliottP19, D19, C19
65Coulibaly, SouleymaneP47, D47
66Coutts, AlexanderP10, D10
67Crawfurd, LeeP45, D45
68Cust, JamesP11, D11
69Dang, Hai-AnhP100, D100
70Daniel, OuedraogoP59, D59, C59
71Darko, ChristianP36, D36, C36
72David, AndaP20, D20
73de Hoop, JacobusP30, D30
74de la Fuente, AlejandroP15, D15
75De Magalhaes, LeandroP86, D86
76Debela, Bethelhem LegesseP35, D35, C35
77Demeke, EyoualP48, D48
78Dessie, TewodrosP74, D74
79Dizon, FelipeP53, D53, C53
80Duplantier, AnneP76, D76
81Dzanku, FredP28, D28
82Eberhard-Ruiz, AndreasP3, D3, P87
83Eberhardt, MarkusP8, D8
84Ebert, CaraP97, D97, C97
85Esmaile, Ali YibrieP87, D87, C87
86Evans, DavidP4, D4
87Fabrizio, StefaniaP23
88Fafchamps, MarcelP83, D83
89Fan, WeiP5, D5, C5
90Fehr, DietmarP102, D102, C102
91Fernandes, Ana MP47, D47, C47
92Ferry, MarinP34, D34
93Fiorini, MatteoP64, D64
94Foltz, JeremyP3, D3, P92, D92
95Fox, LouiseP104, D104, C104
96Fuchs, AndreasP90, D90
97Fuje, HabtamuP33, D33, C33
98Fuje, HabtamuP3, D3
99Furceri, DavideP23
100Garcia Hernandez, AnaP56, D56, C56
101Garcia Hombrados, JorgeP97, D97
102Garcia-Ramos, Aixa MariaP37, D37
103Garg, TeevratP11, D11
104Garlick, JuliaP80, D80, C80
105Garlick, RobertP82, D82
106Gazeaud, JulesP100, D100
107Ghorpade, YashodhanP34, D34
108Gibson, JohnP19, D19
109Glennerster, RachelP40
110Gomes, JosephP18, D18
111Gourlay, SydneyP70, D70
112Greaves, HilaryC106
113Grossman, GuyP10, D10
114Guimaraes Naso, PedroP96, D96
115Harchaoui, TarekP46, D46
116Hardy, MorganP78, D78, C78
117Harris, J. AndrewP18, D18
118Hartwig, RenateP48, D48
119Hassan, MazenP60
120Higuchi, YukiP91, D91
121Hilger, AnneP101, D101
122Hirvonen, KalleP15, D15
123Hoang, QuynhP91, D91, C91
124Hodey, LouisP28, D28
125Holden, SteinP4, D4
126Hotte, RozennP62, D62, C62, P89, D89
127Howard, EmmaP51, D51
128Ignowski, LizP21, C21
129Iklaga, FredP46
130Imbruno, MicheleP74, D74
131Jackson, MdoeP64, D64
132Jagnani, MaulikP30, D30
133Jakiela, PamelaP13, D13
134Jallow, YayaP5, D5
135Jarotschkin, AlexandraP99, D99, C99
136Jaupart, PascalP5, D5
137Kaba, IbrahimaP73, D73
138Kailthya, SubhamP60, D60
139Kalunga, ChombaP63, D63, C63
140Kamutando, GodfreyP36, D36
141Kaplan, LennartP65, D65, C65
142Karachiwalla, NaureenP83, D83
143Karing, AnneP84, D84, C84
144Kassa, WoubetP47, D47
145Kerr, AndrewP9, D9
146Khalid, SalmaP84, D84
147Kilic, TalipP43, D43
148Kirchberger, MartinaP49, D49
149Knippenberg, ErwinP33, D33
150Koelle, MichaelP78, D78
151Kremer, MichaelP42, D42, P106
152Kunze, SvenP98, D98
153Kyburz, StephanP42, C42, P65, D65
154Lakuma, CortiP8, D8
155Lan, NguyenP35, D35
156Lang, ValentinP99, D99
157Larsen, Anna FolkeP74, D74, C74
158Lartey, EmmanuelP31, D31
159Lattanzio, GabrieleP56, D56
160Lehrer, KimP45, D45
161Leight, JessicaP44, D44, P74, D74
162Leighton, PeterP104, D104
163Lensink, RobertP62, D62
164Lim, King YoongP86, D86
165Lim, SunghunP28, D28, C28
166Lovo, StefaniaP65, D65
167Machasio, ImmaculateP73, C73
168Maertens, AnnemieP28, D28
169Mahmud, MahreenP66, C66
170Makanga, BenedictP92, D92, C92
171Mamburu, MulaloP51, D51, C51
172Manian, ShanthiP84, D84
173Mansour, SarahP60, D60
174Marbuah, GeorgeP17, D17
175Marchetta, FrancescaP30, D30
176Mariara, JaneP89, D89
177Martinez Leyva, AngelicaP86, D86, C86
178Mascagni, GiuliaP32, D32
179Mayai, AugustinoP30, D30, C30
180Mbate, MichaelP18, D18, C18
181Mbewe, SamsonP48, D48, C48
182McCarthy, NancyP21, D21
183McCord, GordonP29, D29, C29
184McKay, AndyP52, D52, C52
185Mehmood, SultanP99, D99
186Meki, MuhammadP64, D64, C64
187Melina, GiovanniP7, D7, C7
188Mendes Tavares, MarinaP88, D88, C88
189Mensah, Justice TeiP61, D61
190Meyimdjui, CarineP7, D7
191Michler, JeffreyP14, D14
192Mitchell, TaraP11, D11, C11
193Mlachila, MontfortP59, D59
194Montalbano, PierluigiP87, D87
195Montalvao, JoaoP93, D93, C93
196Moradi, AlexanderP27, D27, C27
197Mosomi, JacquelineP68, D68
198Moyo, PrudenceP7, D7
199Mudiriza, GibsonP79, D79
200Mueller, MaximilianP71, D71
201Munkacsi, ZsuzsaP86, D86
202Mutize, TakudzwaP82, D82
203Nagashima, MasaruP71, D71, C71
204Nagpal, KaranP96, D96, C96
205Naguib, KarimP84
206Nanyiti, AishaP37, D37
207Nanziri, ElizabethP48, D48
208Nasir, MuhammadP29, D29
209Nchake, MamelloP68, D68
210Ndulu, BennoC23
211Niemi, JarkkoP70, D70
212Nillesen, EleonoraP9, D9, C9
213Nino-Zarazua, MiguelP88, D88
214Noah, AlphonseP103, D103
215Nwokolo, ArinzeP102, D102
216O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, RossaP10, D10
217Oberlander, LisaP15, C15
218Oduro-Afriyie, EmmanuelP7, D7
219Okello, GeorgeP77, D77
220Okunogbe, OyebolaP60, D60, C60
221Omotilewa, OluwatobaP14, D14
222Opoku, EricP31, D31, C31
223Orkin, KateP18, D18
224Ostry, Jonathan DP23
225Owoo, NkechiP57, D57, C57
226Owoundi, FerdinandP98, D98
227Ozier, OwenP27, D27
228Pal, SarmisthaP6
229Palacios-Lopez, AmparoP43, D43
230Panin, AmmaP49, D49, C49
231Papageorgiou, ChrisP23
232Papineni, SreelakshmiP77, D77, C77
233Pasha, AtikaP13, D13
234Pave Sohnesen, ThomasP35, D35
235Pavelesku, DanP8, D8, C8
236Pellicer, MiquelP58, D58
237Peng, CongP27, D27
238Pengl, YannickP38, D38
239Pennings, StevenP99, D99
240Perez-Viana Martinez, BorjaP95, D95
241Pholo Bala, AlainP87, D87
242Picone, GabrielP44, D44
243Pirttila, JukkaP32, D32
244Poelhekke, StevenP63, D63
245Poll, MoritzP20, D20
246Postepska, AgnieszkaP61, D61
247Pouliquen, VictorP32, D32
248Presbitero, AndreaP80, D80, P90, D90
249Quinn, NatalieP89, D89, C89
250Quinn, SimonP102, D102
251Raiber, EvaP16, D16
252Rattenhuber, PiaP19, D19
253Rezki, JahenP60, D60
254Riley, EmmaP93, D93
255Roessler, PhilipP90, D90, C90
256Roger, LionelP31
257Rom, AdinaP50, D50, C50
258Rubatsimbira, DoreenP59, D59
259Said, FarahP62, D62, P80, D80
260Sandefur, JustinP85, D85, C85, P106
261Sanoh, AlyP53, D53
262Sansone, DarioP78, D78
263Sato, RyokoP84, D84
264Savastano, SaraP43, D43
265Scacco, AlexandraP65, D65
266Schinaia, GiulioP37, D37, C37
267Schipper, YoudiP58, D58
268Schmerzeck, GeorgP57, D57
269Schoofs, AnnekathrinP75, D75, C75
270Sedlmayr, RichardP102, D102
271Seid, YaredP6, D6
272Seidenfeld, DavidP57, D57
273Seither, JuliaP91, D91
274Seitz, WilliamP100, D100
275Selaya, PabloP44, D44
276Seror, MarlonP79, C79
277Sheth, KetkiP13, D13, C13
278Simbanegavi, WitnessC68
279Singhal, SaurabhP44, D44, C44
280Sipangule, KacanaP77, D77
281Siu, JadeP50, D50
282Spantig, LisaP93, D93
283Spaull, NicholasP45, D45
284Ssentongo, JosephP106
285Sseruyange, JohnP9, D9
286Steenkamp, AndreP103, C103
287Stefanski, RadekP63, D63
288Stein, MatteaP51, D51
289Steinbuks, JevgenijsP61, D61
290Steinert, ChristophP38, D38
291Sterck, OlivierP66, D66
292Strupat, ChristophP37, D37
293Stryjan, MiriP80, D80
294Sunder, NaveenP72, P72, D72, D72
295Tabetando, RaynerP16, D16
296Takala-Greenish, LottaP55, D55, C55
297Tanaka, TomomiP75, D75
298Tanaka, TomomiP77, D77
299Teal, FrancisP52, D52
300Tekleselassie, TsegayP36, D36
301Tequame, MironP71, D71
302Tesemma, TewodrosP4, D4
303Tetteh-Baah, Samuel KofiP88, D88
304Usmani, FarazP4, D4, C4
305Uzor, EustaceP75, D75
306Valli, ElsaP101, D101
307van Biljon, ChloéP57, D57
308Vargas-Silva, CarlosP20, D20
309Vilela, InêsP10, D10, C10
310Vivalt, EvaP34, D34, C34, P106
311Vukeya, VeronP51, D51
312Walker, MichaelP32, D32, C32
313Walle, YabibalP64, D64
314Wiegand, MartinP16, D16, C16
315Witte, MarcP101, D101, C101
316Wouterse, FleurP70, D70
317Wren-Lewis, LiamP11, D11
318Yakubenko, ViacheslavP98, D98
319Yuan, FeiP6, D6, C6
320Zaldivar Chimal, SamanthaP104, D104
321Zanuso, ClaireP33, D33
322Zawaira, TendaiP9, D9
323Zizzamia, RoccoP75, D75

 

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