Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference 2013

Kennedy School, Center for International Development, Harvard University

 
November 2, 2013
 
08:00 to 09:00BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION, FORUM
 
 
09:00 to 10:40SECTION 1
 
 
10:40 to 11:00BREAK
 
 
11:00 to 12:40SECTION 2
 
 
12:40 to 14:00LUNCH, FORUM
 
 
14:00 to 15:40SECTION 3
 
 
15:40 to 16:00BREAK
 
 
16:00 to 17:40SECTION 4
 
 
17:40 to 20:00RECEPTION and POSTER SESSION, FORUM
 
 
 
November 3, 2013
 
08:00 to 09:00BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION, FORUM
 
 
09:00 to 10:40SECTION 5
 
 
10:40 to 11:00BREAK
 
 
11:00 to 12:40SECTION 6
 
 
12:40 to 14:00LUNCH, FORUM
 
 
14:00 to 15:40SECTION 7
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

SECTION 1
November 2, 2013 09:00 to 10:40
 
Agriculture and the Environment
Determinants of Education Choice
Foreign Aid
Savings, Credit, and Psychological Aspects of Poverty
Early life adversity and child development
Industrial Policy, Trade and Economic Growth
Democracy and property rights in the process of development

SECTION 2
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Health: Information, Targeting and Spillovers
Conflict, human capital, and labor markets
Non-traditional Determinants of Employment
The Determinants and Effects of Fertility Change
Technology and Economic Development
Intra-household Bargaining and Women's Well-being
Firms, Finance and Incentives

SECTION 3
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Education: Alternative Ways to Subsidize Education and to Teach
International Trade, FDI & Outsourcing
Estimating The Impact of Environmental Regulation
Conflict, politics, and the economy
Health and Health Systems
Household Decision Making on Fertility and Children
Information, IT and Media

SECTION 4
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
HIV, Health, and Development
Institutions and Women's Well-being
Intergenerational Effects of Education
Clientelism and Electoral Incentives in Maturing Democracies
Historical Factors in Economic Development
Urbanization and Economic Development
The Environment and Economic Growth

RECEPTION and POSTER SESSION
FORUM
November 2, 2013 17:40 to 20:00
 
POSTERS

SECTION 5
November 3, 2013 09:00 to 10:40
 
Economics of the Public Sector
Effects from large scale education reforms
Interventions for Health and their Effect on Development
Crime, Rent-seeking and Corruption
Economic Development in the Middle East
Migration and Labor Mobility
Culture, Ethnicity and Institutions

SECTION 6
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Microfinance and Entrepreneurship
Educational Enrollment & Investments in South Asia
Health and Nutrition
International Trade and Economic Development
Corruption and politicians
Public goods
Family, Culture, and Persistence

SECTION 7
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Education and Educational Quality
Risk and Insurance
Governance and Institutions
Psychology and Economics
Entrepreneurship and adjustment to shocks
Inequality and Intergenerational Changes

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

#Date/TimeJELTitlePapers
1November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
O13 Agriculture and the Environment4
2November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
I25 Determinants of Education Choice4
3November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
F35 Foreign Aid4
4November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
O16, D84 Savings, Credit, and Psychological Aspects of Poverty4
5November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
I12, O15 Early life adversity and child development3
6November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
F1, O1 Industrial Policy, Trade and Economic Growth4
7November 2, 2013
9:00-10:40
D72, P16 Democracy and property rights in the process of development3
8November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
I15, H75 Health: Information, Targeting and Spillovers4
9November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
I2, D74 Conflict, human capital, and labor markets4
10November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
J24 Non-traditional Determinants of Employment4
11November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
J13, O15 The Determinants and Effects of Fertility Change4
12November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
O33 Technology and Economic Development 4
13November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
J12, D13 Intra-household Bargaining and Women's Well-being4
14November 2, 2013
11:00-12:40
O16 Firms, Finance and Incentives4
15November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
I2, C93 Education: Alternative Ways to Subsidize Education and to Teach4
16November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
F10, L14 International Trade, FDI & Outsourcing4
17November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
Q2, Q4, K Estimating The Impact of Environmental Regulation4
18November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
D74, N4 Conflict, politics, and the economy4
19November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
I12, I15 Health and Health Systems3
20November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
D13, J13 Household Decision Making on Fertility and Children4
21November 2, 2013
14:00-15:40
D7, D8 Information, IT and Media4
22November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
I15 HIV, Health, and Development4
23November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
J16, P14 Institutions and Women's Well-being4
24November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
I25, O15 Intergenerational Effects of Education4
25November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
D72 Clientelism and Electoral Incentives in Maturing Democracies4
26November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
N00, O43 Historical Factors in Economic Development4
27November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
R0, O47 Urbanization and Economic Development4
28November 2, 2013
16:00-17:40
Q5, O13 The Environment and Economic Growth4
29November 2, 2013
17:40-20:00
  POSTERS11
30November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
H2, O23 Economics of the Public Sector4
31November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
I25, O15 Effects from large scale education reforms4
32November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
I18, I38 Interventions for Health and their Effect on Development4
33November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
K42, D72 Crime, Rent-seeking and Corruption4
34November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
N35, I25 Economic Development in the Middle East4
35November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
F22, O15 Migration and Labor Mobility4
36November 3, 2013
9:00-10:40
Z10 Culture, Ethnicity and Institutions4
37November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
O16 Microfinance and Entrepreneurship4
38November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
I25 Educational Enrollment & Investments in South Asia4
39November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
I15 Health and Nutrition4
40November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
F1 International Trade and Economic Development4
41November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
D73, P26 Corruption and politicians4
42November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
H4, D7 Public goods4
43November 3, 2013
11:00-12:40
J13, Z12 Family, Culture, and Persistence4
44November 3, 2013
14:00-15:40
I21, I25 Education and Educational Quality4
45November 3, 2013
14:00-15:40
G22 Risk and Insurance4
46November 3, 2013
14:00-15:40
H00, P4 Governance and Institutions4
47November 3, 2013
14:00-15:40
D03 Psychology and Economics4
48November 3, 2013
14:00-15:40
L26, E24 Entrepreneurship and adjustment to shocks4
49November 3, 2013
14:00-15:40
I25, J62 Inequality and Intergenerational Changes4
 

49 sessions, 200 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


 

Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference 2013

Detailed List of Sessions

                                                                                                  
 
Session 1: Agriculture and the Environment
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Rema Hanna, Harvard University
Session JEL code: O13
 

1. A Flood of Investments: Flood-Tolerant Rice and Farm Investment in India
JEL codes: O3D, O1R
By Alain de Janvry; University of California at Berkeley
   Presented by: Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley
   Discussant:   Ahmed Mobarak, Yale University
 

2. Leveling with Friends: Social Networks and Indian Farmers’ Demand for Agricultural Custom Hire Services
JEL codes: O13, O14, Q16
By Travis Lybbert; University of California, Davis
Nicholas Magnan; University of Georgia
David Spielman; International Food Policy Research Insti
   Presented by: Nicholas Magnan, University of Georgia
   Discussant:   Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley
 

3. The Impact of India's Rural Employment Guarantee on Demand for Agricultural Technology
JEL codes: D, J, O1
By Anil Bhargava; UC Davis
   Presented by: Anil Bhargava, UC Davis
   Discussant:   Nicholas Magnan, University of Georgia
 

4. Communicating with Farmers through Social Networks
JEL codes: O33, O13, Q16
By Ariel BenYishay; University of New South Wales
Ahmed Mobarak; Yale University
   Presented by: Ahmed Mobarak, Yale University
   Discussant:   Anil Bhargava, UC Davis
 
Session 2: Determinants of Education Choice
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Isaac Mbiti, Southern Methodist University
Session JEL code: I25
 

1. The Curse of Low Aspirations: Remedial Education and Perceived Returns to Education of Roma People
JEL codes: I25, J13, D04
By Marianna Battaglia; University of Alicante
Lara Lebedinski; Bocconi University
   Presented by: Marianna Battaglia, University of Alicante
   Discussant:   Isaac Mbiti, Southern Methodist University
 

2. A look at the mechanics of compulsory primary education expansion
JEL codes: JEL1:O15, 2:I25
By Alex Eble; Brown University
Feng Hu; University of Science&Technology Beijing
   Presented by: Alex Eble, Brown University
   Discussant:   Marianna Battaglia, University of Alicante
 

3. Do Parents' Perceptions About their Children's Ability Affect Investments in Education? Experimental Evidence from Malawi
JEL codes: I24,I25,O15
By Rebecca Dizon-Ross; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Presented by: Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   Alex Eble, Brown University
 

4. Vocational Education In Kenya: Evidence From A Randomized Evaluation Among Youth
JEL codes: O15, I25, J24
By Joan Hicks; UC Berkeley CEGA
Michael Kremer; Harvard University
Isaac Mbiti; Southern Methodist University
Edward Miguel; University of California, Berkeley
   Presented by: Isaac Mbiti, Southern Methodist University
   Discussant:   Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Session 3: Foreign Aid
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Eric Werker, Harvard Business School
Session JEL code: F35
 

1. Aiding repression: The impact of U.S. foreign aid on political rights
JEL codes: F35,O1,P16,H27
By Faisal Ahmed; Oxford University
   Presented by: Faisal Ahmed, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego
 

2. Does Aid Promote or Hinder Industrial Development? Quake Lessons from China
JEL codes: O23; O14
By Xiaobo Zhang; International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
   Presented by: Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
   Discussant:   Faisal Ahmed, Oxford University
 

3. Female Legislators and Foreign Aid: The Influence of Preferences on the Level and Composition of Aid
JEL codes: F35,J16,D7,H84
By Daniel Hicks; University of Oklahoma
Joan Hicks; UC Berkeley CEGA
Beatriz Maldonado; College of Charleston
   Presented by: Beatriz Maldonado, College of Charleston
   Discussant:   Xiaobo Zhang, International Food Policy Research Institute, USA
 

4. A Theory of Good Intentions
JEL codes: D64, O1
By Paul Niehaus; UC San Diego
   Presented by: Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego
   Discussant:   Beatriz Maldonado, College of Charleston
 
Session 4: Savings, Credit, and Psychological Aspects of Poverty
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Dina Pomeranz, Harvard
Session JEL code: O16, D84
 

1. Impacts of Unconditonal Cash Transfers: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Kenya
JEL codes: O12
By Johannes Haushofer; MIT
Jeremy Shapiro; unaffiliated
   Presented by: Johannes Haushofer, MIT
   Discussant:   Helene Bie Lilleør, Rockwool Foundation
 

2. Learning with Others: A Field Experiment on the Formation of Aspirations in Rural Ethiopia
JEL codes: D84
By Tanguy Bernard; IFPRI
Stefan Dercon; DFID and University of Oxford
Kate Orkin; University of Cambridge
Alemayheu Seyoum Taffesse; IFPRI
   Presented by: Kate Orkin, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Johannes Haushofer, MIT
 

3. Savings Monitors
JEL codes: D14 O16 D03 Z13
By Emily Breza; Columbia Business School
Arun Chandrasekhar; Stanford
   Presented by: Emily Breza, Columbia Business School
   Discussant:   Kate Orkin, University of Cambridge
 

4. Impact of Village Savings and Loans Associations: Evidence from a Cluster Randomized Trial
JEL codes: O16, O13, D53
By Christopher Ksoll; University of Ottawa
Helene Bie Lilleør; Rockwool Foundation
Jonas Helth Lønborg
Ole Dahl Rasmussen; University of Southern Denmark
   Presented by: Helene Bie Lilleør, Rockwool Foundation
   Discussant:   Emily Breza, Columbia Business School
 
Session 5: Early life adversity and child development
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Gunther Fink, Harvard School of Public Health
Session JEL code: I12, O15
 

1. Cognitive Skill Formation and Physical Growth of Boys: Long-term Experimental Evidence on Critical Ages for Early Childhood Interventions
JEL codes: I12, J13, O15
By Tania Barham; University of Colorado, Boulder
Karen Macours; Paris School of Economics
John Maluccio; Middlebury College
   Presented by: John Maluccio, Middlebury College
   Discussant:   Maria Rosales-Rueda, University of Chicago
 

2. The Impact of a Natural Disaster on Child Health
JEL codes: I10,I12,I15
By Elizabeth Frankenberg; Duke University
Jed Friedman; The World Bank
Nicholas Ingwersen; Duke University
Duncan Thomas; Duke University
   Presented by: Nicholas Ingwersen, Duke University
   Discussant:   John Maluccio, Middlebury College
 

3. Impact of In-Utero and Early-life Shocks on Human Capital Formation: Evidence from El Niño in Ecuador
JEL codes: J13,Q54,O12
By Maria Rosales-Rueda; University of Chicago
   Presented by: Maria Rosales-Rueda, University of Chicago
   Discussant:   Nicholas Ingwersen, Duke University
 
Session 6: Industrial Policy, Trade and Economic Growth
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Petia Topalova,
Session JEL code: F1, O1
 

1. Trade Patterns after the Expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences
JEL codes: F13, O19
By Shushanik Hakobyan; Fordham University
   Presented by: Shushanik Hakobyan, Fordham University
   Discussant:   Lourenco Paz, Syracuse University
 

2. Location Based Tax Incentives: Evidence from India
JEL codes: R58, H25, O25
By Ritam Chaurey; Columbia University
   Presented by: Ritam Chaurey, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Shushanik Hakobyan, Fordham University
 

3. Product Mix and Misallocation: Evidence from India’s Product Reservation Policy
JEL codes: O1, O4, L1, L5
By Ishani Tewari; Yale University
Joshua Wilde; University of South Florida
   Presented by: Joshua Wilde, University of South Florida
   Discussant:   Ritam Chaurey, Columbia University
 

4. The Effects of Exchange Rate on the Exporter Wage Premium: An evaluation using the Brazilian 1999 exchange rate depreciation.
JEL codes: F16, F66
By Lourenco Paz; Syracuse University
   Presented by: Lourenco Paz, Syracuse University
   Discussant:   Joshua Wilde, University of South Florida
 
Session 7: Democracy and property rights in the process of development
November 2, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: David Evans, World Bank
Session JEL code: D72, P16
 

1. Voter Registration Costs and Disenfranchisement: Experimental Evidence from France
JEL codes: D72, D83, C93
By Céline Braconnier; Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Jean-Yves Dormagen; Université Montpellier 1
Vincent Pons; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Presented by: Vincent Pons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   David Evans, World Bank
 

2. Local Elections and Corruption during Democratization: Evidence from Indonesia
JEL codes: D73; D72; P16
By Michele Valsecchi; University of Gothenburg
   Presented by: Michele Valsecchi, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Vincent Pons, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

3. Crowding Out Trust and Money? Evidence from a Community-Run Conditional Cash Transfer Program in Tanzania
JEL codes: I38, H75
By David Evans; World Bank
Katrina Kosec; IFPRI
Stephanie Hausladen; International Food Policy Research Insti
   Presented by: David Evans, World Bank
   Discussant:   Michele Valsecchi, University of Gothenburg
 
Session 8: Health: Information, Targeting and Spillovers
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Jessica Cohen, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I15, H75
 

1. Household Responses to Information on Child Nutrition: Experimental Evidence from Malawi
JEL codes: D10, I15, I18
By Emla Fitzsimons; IFS
Bansi Malde; Institute for Fiscal Studies
Alice Mesnard; Institute for Fiscal Studies
Marcos Vera-Hernandez; University College London
   Presented by: Bansi Malde, Institute for Fiscal Studies
   Discussant:   Michael Kremer, Harvard University
 

2. Health Spillover Effects of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program
JEL codes: I15, I38, O1, C
By Diana Contreras Suarez; Monash University
Pushkar Maitra; Monash University
   Presented by: Diana Contreras Suarez, Monash University
   Discussant:   Bansi Malde, Institute for Fiscal Studies
 

3. Can In-kind Transfers be Self-Targeting if Beneficiaries Jointly Choose the Provided Good?: Evidence from a Randomized Trial of a Food Security Program in Rural India
JEL codes: H42, Q18, O12
By Paul Christian; Brown University
   Presented by: Paul Christian, Brown University
   Discussant:   Diana Contreras Suarez, Monash University
 

4. Free provision, micro ordeals, and targeting for preventive health
JEL codes: C93, H75, Q25,
By Pascaline Dupas; Stanford University
Vivian Hoffmann; University of Maryland
Michael Kremer; Harvard University
Alix Zwane; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
   Presented by: Michael Kremer, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Paul Christian, Brown University
 
Session 9: Conflict, human capital, and labor markets
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Melissa Dell, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I2, D74
 

1. War and the Destruction of Human Capital
JEL codes: O12,O15,I15,120
By Farhan Majid; University of Pennsylvania
   Presented by: Farhan Majid, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant:   Andrea Velasquez, Duke University
 

2. Gender-Differential Effects of Conflict on Education: The Case of the 1981-1993 Punjab Insurgency
JEL codes: I2, J1, O1
By Prakarsh Singh; Amherst College
Olga Shemyakina; Georgia Institute of Technology
   Presented by: Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   Farhan Majid, University of Pennsylvania
 

3. School's out - the war on drugs and educational performance in Mexico
JEL codes: I24, I25, O12
By Maren Michaelsen; Ruhr University Bochum
Paola Salardi; University of Sussex
   Presented by: Maren Michaelsen, Ruhr University Bochum
   Discussant:   Olga Shemyakina, Georgia Institute of Technology
 

4. The Economic Burden of Crime: Evidence from Mexico
JEL codes: D74, J22, O12
By Andrea Velasquez; Duke University
   Presented by: Andrea Velasquez, Duke University
   Discussant:   Maren Michaelsen, Ruhr University Bochum
 
Session 10: Non-traditional Determinants of Employment
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Ahmed Mobarak, Yale University
Session JEL code: J24
 

1. Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: Theory and evidence from India
JEL codes: J41, D82, O17
By Amrita Dhillon; University of Warwick
Vegard Iversen; University of Manchester
Gaute Torsvik; Department of Economics
   Presented by: Amrita Dhillon, University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Victor Orozco, World Bank
 

2. Sex Workers, Stigma and Self-Belief: Evidence from a Psychological Training Program in India
JEL codes: O12, I30, D87
By Sayantan Ghosal; University of Warwick
Smarajit Jana; Durbar
Anandi Mani; The University of Warwick
Sandip Mitra; Indian Statistical Institute
Sanchari Roy; University of Warwick
   Presented by: Sanchari Roy, University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Amrita Dhillon, University of Warwick
 

3. Height and Cognition at Work: Labor market performance in a low income setting
JEL codes: O15, I15, J24
By Daniel LaFave; Colby College
Duncan Thomas; Duke University
   Presented by: Daniel LaFave, Colby College
   Discussant:   Sanchari Roy, University of Warwick
 

4. Gender Differences in the Effects of Vocational Training: Constraints on Women and Drop-out Behavior
JEL codes: O15, J24, I15
By Ahmed Mobarak; Yale University
Victor Orozco; World Bank
   Presented by: Victor Orozco, World Bank
   Discussant:   Daniel LaFave, Colby College
 
Session 11: The Determinants and Effects of Fertility Change
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: David Yanagizawa-Drott, Harvard University
Session JEL code: J13, O15
 

1. The Twin Instrument and the Fertility Investment Tradeoff
JEL codes: O12, O15, I25
By Damian Clarke; The University of Oxford
Sonia Bhalotra; University of Bristol
   Presented by: Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
 

2. Fertility Change and Household Savings in China: Evidence from a General Equilibrium Model and Micro Data
JEL codes: O11
By Abhijit Banerjee; MIT
Xin Meng; ANU
Tommaso Porzio; Yale University
Nancy Qian; Yale University
   Presented by: Tommaso Porzio, Yale University
   Discussant:   Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
 

3. An Urban Legend?! Power Rationing, Fertility and its Effects on Mothers
JEL codes: J13,J16,O18,H41
By Amar Shanghavi; LSE
Thiemo Fetzer; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Amar Shanghavi, LSE
   Discussant:   Tommaso Porzio, Yale University
 

4. Land Reform and Sex Selection in China
JEL codes: I15,I25,I32,J13
By Shuang Zhang; University of Colorado Boulder
   Presented by: Shuang Zhang, University of Colorado Boulder
   Discussant:   Amar Shanghavi, LSE
 
Session 12: Technology and Economic Development
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Tavneet Suri, MIT
Session JEL code: O33
 

1. Enhanced Own-learning and Technology Adoption
JEL codes: I15, Q25, O10
By Agha Akram; Yale University
   Presented by: Agha Akram, Yale University
   Discussant:   Daniel Bjorkegren,
 

2. Introducing Mobile Money in Rural Mozambique: Evidence from a Field Experiment
JEL codes: O12 O33 G20 R23
By Catia Batista; Nova University of Lisbon
Pedro Vicente; Nova University of Lisbon
   Presented by: Catia Batista, Nova University of Lisbon
   Discussant:   Agha Akram, Yale University
 

3. The Process of Electricity Adoption and Its Effects on Energy Use
JEL codes: Q53, Q56
By Manuel Barron; University of California, Berkeley
   Presented by: Manuel Barron, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant:   Catia Batista, Nova University of Lisbon
 

4. The Adoption of Network Goods: Evidence from the Spread of Mobile Phones in Rwanda
JEL codes: O33, L96
By Daniel Bjorkegren
   Presented by: Daniel Bjorkegren,
   Discussant:   Manuel Barron, University of California, Berkeley
 
Session 13: Intra-household Bargaining and Women's Well-being
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: J.M. Ian Salas, Harvard School of Public Health
Session JEL code: J12, D13
 

1. Gender Roles and Non-Cooperative Behavior: Field Experiment on the Effect of Asymmetric Information on Intra-Household Allocation
JEL codes: D13, D82, J12
By Carolina Castilla; Colgate University
Thomas Walker; The World Bank
   Presented by: Carolina Castilla, Colgate University
   Discussant:   Martín Valdivia, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo
 

2. Work and Young Women's Well-being: Evidence from Textile Mill Employment in India
JEL codes: J16, O12, J12
By Anitha Sivasankaran; Harvard University
   Presented by: Anitha Sivasankaran, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Carolina Castilla, Colgate University
 

3. The Puzzle of Marriage Migration in India
JEL codes: O15; J12; J16
By Scott Fulford; Boston College
   Presented by: Scott Fulford, Boston College
   Discussant:   Anitha Sivasankaran, Harvard University
 

4. BUSINESS TRAINING PLUS FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP? EVIDENCE FROM A FIELD EXPERIMENT IN PERU
JEL codes: C93, D1, D22, J
By Martín Valdivia; Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo
   Presented by: Martín Valdivia, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo
   Discussant:   Scott Fulford, Boston College
 
Session 14: Firms, Finance and Incentives
November 2, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University
Session JEL code: O16
 

1. Family connections and entrepreneurial human capital: the uncertain destiny of proprietary capitalism
JEL codes: J62, L26, O40
By Vincenzo Lombardo; University of Naples Parthenope
Maria Rosaria Carillo; University of Naples Parthenope
Alberto Zazzaro; Università Politecnica delle Marche
   Presented by: Vincenzo Lombardo, University of Naples Parthenope
   Discussant:   Karna Basu, Hunter College, City University of New York
 

2. Risk, Incentives, and Contracting Relationships
JEL codes: O1, O16, O17
By Xiao Yu Wang; Duke University
   Presented by: Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
   Discussant:   Vincenzo Lombardo, University of Naples Parthenope
 

3. Microfinance loan portfolios and the social investor
JEL codes: O16; G2; D82
By Eric Van Tassel; Florida Atlantic University
   Presented by: Eric Van Tassel, Florida Atlantic University
   Discussant:   Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
 

4. Sticking to the Contract: Non-Profi…t vs For-Pro…fit Banks and Hyperbolic Discounters
JEL codes: O16, D03, D18
By Karna Basu; Hunter College, City University of New York
Jonathan Conning; Hunter College, City University of New York
   Presented by: Karna Basu, Hunter College, City University of New York
   Discussant:   Eric Van Tassel, Florida Atlantic University
 
Session 15: Education: Alternative Ways to Subsidize Education and to Teach
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Rachel Glennerster, Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab/MI
Session JEL code: I2, C93
 

1. Subsidizing Remittances for Education: A Field Experiment Among Migrants from El Salvador
JEL codes: C93 F22 F24 I22
By Kate Ambler; IFPRI
Dean Yang; University of Michigan
Diego Aycinena; Universidad Francisco Marroquin
   Presented by: Kate Ambler, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Subha Mani, Fordham University
 

2. Cash Transfers and Child Schooling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Role of Conditionality
JEL codes: I2; J1; O1
By Richard Akresh; University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Damien de Walque; The World Bank
Harounan Kazianga; Oklahoma State University
   Presented by: Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University
   Discussant:   Kate Ambler, IFPRI
 

3. Pedagogical Change in Mathematics Teaching: Evidence from a Randomized Control Trial
JEL codes: C93, I21, I28,
By Samuel Berlinski; Inter-American Development Bank
Matias Busso; Inter-American Development Bank
   Presented by: Samuel Berlinski, Inter-American Development Bank
   Discussant:   Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University
 

4. Learning and Earning: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in India
JEL codes: I21, J19, J24,
By Pushkar Maitra; Monash University
Subha Mani; Fordham University
   Presented by: Subha Mani, Fordham University
   Discussant:   Samuel Berlinski, Inter-American Development Bank
 
Session 16: International Trade, FDI & Outsourcing
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Dave Donaldson, MIT
Session JEL code: F10, L14
 

1. Tropical Lending: International Prices, Strategic Default and Credit Constraints among Coffee Washing Stations
JEL codes: O12, O16, L14,
By rocco macchiavello; warwick university
   Presented by: rocco macchiavello, warwick university
   Discussant:   Raluca Dragusanu, Harvard University
 

2. Do Prices Determine Vertical Integration? Evidence from Trade Policy
JEL codes: D2, L2
By Laura Alfaro; Harvard Business School
Paola Conconi; Universite Libre de Bruxelles (ECARES)
Harald Fadinger; University of Vienna
Andrew Newman; Boston University, CEPR
   Presented by: Andrew Newman, Boston University, CEPR
   Discussant:   Alessandro Barattieri, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
 

3. The Determinants of Cross-Border M&A in Services: Geography, Policy, and Inter-Sectoral Linkages
JEL codes: F13, F21, L80
By Alessandro Barattieri; University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
Ingo Borchert; University of Sussex
Aaditya Mattoo; World Bank
   Presented by: Alessandro Barattieri, University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM)
   Discussant:   rocco macchiavello, warwick university
 

4. Firm-to-Firm Matching Along the Global Supply Chain
JEL codes: F1, F10, F14
By Raluca Dragusanu; Harvard University
   Presented by: Raluca Dragusanu, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Andrew Newman, Boston University, CEPR
 
Session 17: Estimating The Impact of Environmental Regulation
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Sponsored by the Sustainability Science Program of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at the Kennedy School of Government.
Session Chair: Richard Hornbeck, Harvard University and NBER
Session JEL code: Q2, Q4, K
 

1. DETERring Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon: Environmental Monitoring and Law Enforcement
JEL codes: K42,
By Juliano Assuncao; PUC-Rio
Clarissa Gandour; Climate Policy Initiative / PUC-Rio
Romero Rocha; CPI-Rio / PUC-Rio
   Presented by: Juliano Assuncao, PUC-Rio
   Discussant:   Nicholas Ryan, Harvard University
 

2. Dirty Little Secrets: Inferring Fossil-Fuel Subsidies from Patterns in Emission Intensities
JEL codes: O13,O4,Q4,Q5,H2
By Radek Stefanski; Laval University
   Presented by: Radek Stefanski, Laval University
   Discussant:   Juliano Assuncao, PUC-Rio
 

3. Impact of Risk and Time Preferences on Responses to Forest Land Tenure Reform: Empirical Evidence from Fujian, China
JEL codes: Q23, D81,
By Karen Sullivan; US EPA
Thomas Sproul; University of Rhode Island
Emi Uchida; University of Rhode Island
Jintao Xu; Peking University
   Presented by: Emi Uchida, University of Rhode Island
   Discussant:   Radek Stefanski, Laval University
 

4. Does Energy-Efficiency Save Energy? Experimental Evidence from Indian Manufacturing Plants
JEL codes: O14, Q41, D24,
By Nicholas Ryan; Harvard University
   Presented by: Nicholas Ryan, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Emi Uchida, University of Rhode Island
 
Session 18: Conflict, politics, and the economy
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Melissa Dell, Harvard University
Session JEL code: D74, N4
 

1. Can Workfare Programs Moderate Violence? Evidence from India
JEL codes: D74, Q00, Q19
By Thiemo Fetzer; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Thiemo Fetzer, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan
 

2. Rainfall and Conflict: A Cautionary Tale
JEL codes: D74, C26
By Heather Sarsons; Harvard University
   Presented by: Heather Sarsons, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Thiemo Fetzer, London School of Economics
 

3. Election Fraud and Post-Election Conflict: Evidence from the Philippines
JEL codes: D72, D73, D74
By Benjamin Crost; University of Colorado Denver
Joseph Felter; Hoover Institution
Hani Mansour; University of Colorado Denver
Daniel Rees; University of Colorado Denver
   Presented by: Benjamin Crost, University of Colorado Denver
   Discussant:   Heather Sarsons, Harvard University
 

4. War, Resilience, and Political Engagement in Africa
JEL codes: O12, D71, N47
By Achyuta Adhvaryu; University of Michigan
James Fenske; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Achyuta Adhvaryu, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Benjamin Crost, University of Colorado Denver
 
Session 19: Health and Health Systems
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Jessica Cohen, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I12, I15
 

1. Getting the Poor to Enroll in Health Insurance and Its Effects on their Health: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in Ghana
JEL codes: I13, I18
By Patrick Asuming; Columbia University
   Presented by: Patrick Asuming, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Damien de Walque, The World Bank
 

2. Absolute versus Relative Performance Pay: Evidence from an Experiment targeting Child Malnutrition in West Bengal
JEL codes: M52; I12; I38
By Prakarsh Singh; Amherst College
Sandip Mitra; Indian Statistical Institute
   Presented by: Prakarsh Singh, Amherst College
   Discussant:   Patrick Asuming, Columbia University
 

3. Information is Power: Experimental Evidence of the Long Run Impact of Community Based Monitoring
JEL codes: O12 , I15
By Martina Bjorkman-Nyqvist; Stockholm School of Economics
Damien de Walque; The World Bank
Jakob Svensson; IIES, Stockholm University
   Presented by: Damien de Walque, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Prakarsh Singh, Amherst College
 
Session 20: Household Decision Making on Fertility and Children
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Nava Ashraf, Harvard Business School
Session JEL code: D13, J13
 

1. Sons as Widowhood Insurance: Evidence from Senegal
JEL codes: D13, I15, J13
By Sylvie Lambert; INRA, PSE
Pauline Rossi; PSE-CREST
   Presented by: Pauline Rossi, PSE-CREST
   Discussant:   Alfredo Burlando, University of Oregon
 

2. Perverse Consequences of Well-Intentioned Regulation: Evidence from India's Child Labor Ban
JEL codes: I38 J22 J82 O12
By Prashant Bharadwaj; University of California San Diego
Leah Lakdawala; Michigan State University
   Presented by: Leah Lakdawala, Michigan State University
   Discussant:   Pauline Rossi, PSE-CREST
 

3. The Effect of Having Children on Women’s Marital Status: Evidence from Vietnam
JEL codes: J12, J13, I12.
By Cuong Nguyen; Wageningen University
Anh Tran; Indiana University
   Presented by: Anh Tran, Indiana University
   Discussant:   Leah Lakdawala, Michigan State University
 

4. Power Outages, Power Externalities, and Baby Booms
JEL codes: J13, J22, O12,
By Alfredo Burlando; University of Oregon
   Presented by: Alfredo Burlando, University of Oregon
   Discussant:   Anh Tran, Indiana University
 
Session 21: Information, IT and Media
November 2, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
Session JEL code: D7, D8
 

1. The role of media networks in compensating political biases: evidence from radio networks in Brazil
JEL codes: H84, D72, I38
By Horacio Larreguy Arbesú; Harvard University
Joana Monteiro; FGV
   Presented by: Joana Monteiro, FGV
   Discussant:   Eduardo Nakasone, University of Maryland / IFPRI
 

2. Asymmetric Information and Middleman Margins: An Experiment with West Bengal Potato Farmers
JEL codes: O120, L140
By Sandip Mitra; Indian Statistical Institute
Dilip Mookherjee; Boston University
Maximo Torero; IFPRI
Sujata Visaria; Hong Kong Univ of Science & Tech
   Presented by: Sujata Visaria, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Tech
   Discussant:   Joana Monteiro, FGV
 

3. Personalities and Public Sector Performance: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan
JEL codes: D73, D78
By Michael Callen; UCLA
Saad Gulzar; New York University
Ali Hasanain; Lahore University of Management Sciences
Yasir Khan; International Growth Center
Arman Rezaee; University of California, San Diego
   Presented by: Arman Rezaee, University of California, San Diego
   Discussant:   Sujata Visaria, Hong Kong Univ of Science & Tech
 

4. The Role of Price Information in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Rural Peru
JEL codes: Q13,Q12,O32,O13
By Eduardo Nakasone; University of Maryland / IFPRI
   Presented by: Eduardo Nakasone, University of Maryland / IFPRI
   Discussant:   Arman Rezaee, University of California, San Diego
 
Session 22: HIV, Health, and Development
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: Daniel Bennett, University of Chicago
Session JEL code: I15
 

1. Ordeal Mechanisms and Information in the Promotion of Health Goods in Developing Countries: Short and Medium Term Evidence
JEL codes: C93, D12, H42,
By Xiaochen Ma; UC Davis
   Presented by: Xiaochen Ma, UC Davis
   Discussant:   Daniel Bennett, University of Chicago
 

2. Knowledge of HIV-Negative Status and Household Decision-making: Experimental Evidence from Malawi
JEL codes: J12
By Katherine Eriksson; California Polytechnic State University
Veronica Sovero; Wake Forest University
   Presented by: Katherine Eriksson, California Polytechnic State University
   Discussant:   Xiaochen Ma, UC Davis
 

3. Human Recognition among HIV-Infected Adults: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Kenya
JEL codes: O15, I31, I15
By Tony Castleman; George Washington University
   Presented by: Tony Castleman, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Katherine Eriksson, California Polytechnic State University
 

4. The Market for High-Quality Medicine
JEL codes: I15, I11, I18
By Daniel Bennett; University of Chicago
Wesley Yin; Boston University
   Presented by: Daniel Bennett, University of Chicago
   Discussant:   Tony Castleman, George Washington University
 
Session 23: Institutions and Women's Well-being
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: Rohini Pande, Harvard University
Session JEL code: J16, P14
 

1. Business Skills, Capital and Control Constraints in Small Enterprise Development: Midterm Results from an Experiment in Uganda
JEL codes: O12, O16, C93
By Nathan Fiala; DIW Berlin
   Presented by: Nathan Fiala, DIW Berlin
   Discussant:   Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown University
 

2. Property Rights and Gender Bias: Evidence from Land Reform in West Bengal
JEL codes: I14, I24, J71
By Sonia Bhalotra; University of Bristol
Abhishek Chakravarty; University of Essex
   Presented by: Abhishek Chakravarty, University of Essex
   Discussant:   Nathan Fiala, DIW Berlin
 

3. Women's Inheritance Rights and Bargaining Power: evidence from Kenya
JEL codes: J12,J16,K36,O12
By Mariaflavia Harari; MIT
   Presented by: Mariaflavia Harari, MIT
   Discussant:   Abhishek Chakravarty, University of Essex
 

4. The price of empowerment: experimental evidence on the demand for land titles and female co-titling in urban Tanzania
JEL codes: P14, Q15, D10
By Daniel Ayalew Ali; World Bank
Matthew Collin; CSAE
Justin Sandefur; Center for Global Development
Andrew Zeitlin; Georgetown University
   Presented by: Andrew Zeitlin, Georgetown University
   Discussant:   Mariaflavia Harari, MIT
 
Session 24: Intergenerational Effects of Education
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I25, O15
 

1. Additional Returns to Investing in Girls' Education: Impact on Younger Sibling Human Capital
JEL codes: I2, D1
By Javaeria Qureshi; University of Illinois at Chicago
   Presented by: Javaeria Qureshi, University of Illinois at Chicago
   Discussant:   Catalina Herrera Almanza , Cornell University
 

2. Can Education Reduce Teenage Pregnancy? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean
JEL codes: I25, J13,O10
By Edgar Villa; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
Maria Laura Alzua; CEDLAS -Universidad Nacional de La Plata -Conicet
Catherine Rodriguez; Universidad de los Andes
   Presented by: Edgar Villa, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
   Discussant:   Javaeria Qureshi, University of Illinois at Chicago
 

3. Peer Networks and School Choice under Incomplete Information
JEL codes: O15, I20
By Andrew Dustan; University of California, Berkeley
   Presented by: Andrew Dustan, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant:   Edgar Villa, Pontificia Universidad Javeriana
 

4. The Impact of Early Childbearing on Schooling and Cognitive Skills among Young Women in Madagascar
JEL codes: I25, J13, 015
By Catalina Herrera Almanza ; Cornell University
   Presented by: Catalina Herrera Almanza , Cornell University
   Discussant:   Andrew Dustan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Session 25: Clientelism and Electoral Incentives in Maturing Democracies
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: Filipe Campante, Harvard University
Session JEL code: D72
 

1. Monitoring Political Brokers: Evidence from Clientelistic Networks in Mexico
JEL codes: D72, D78, O17
By Horacio Larreguy Arbesú; Harvard University
   Presented by: Horacio Larreguy Arbesú, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Thomaz Gemignani, University of Sao Paulo (USP)
 

2. The Role of Labor Unions as Political Machines: Evidence from the Case of the Mexican Teachers' Union
JEL codes: D72, J51
By Horacio Larreguy Arbesú; Harvard University
Cesar Montiel Olea; NYU
Pablo Querubin; New York University
   Presented by: Pablo Querubin, New York University
   Discussant:   Georgi Boichev, Simon Fraser University
 

3. Political Learning and Officials' Motivations: An Empirical Analysis of the Education Reform in the State of São Paulo
JEL codes: D78, D83, I28
By Thomaz Gemignani; University of Sao Paulo (USP)
Ricardo Madeira; University of São Paulo
   Presented by: Thomaz Gemignani, University of Sao Paulo (USP)
   Discussant:   Horacio Larreguy Arbesú, Harvard University
 

4. Do Re-election Concerns Cause Coalition Governments to Spend Less: Methodology and Evidence from Spanish Municipalities
JEL codes: D72, H41, H76,
By Georgi Boichev; Simon Fraser University
   Presented by: Georgi Boichev, Simon Fraser University
   Discussant:   Pablo Querubin, New York University
 
Session 26: Historical Factors in Economic Development
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard Business School
Session JEL code: N00, O43
 

1. The Cultural Transmission of Knowledge: The Historical Origins and Deep Economic Consequences of Diversity
JEL codes: J15, J24, Z13
By Arthur Blouin
   Presented by: Arthur Blouin,
   Discussant:   Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, Brown University
 

2. For Want of a Cup: The Rise of Tea in England and the Impact of Water Quality on Economic Development
JEL codes: N53, Q25, Q56
By Francisca Antman; University of Colorado Boulder
   Presented by: Francisca Antman, University of Colorado Boulder
   Discussant:   Arthur Blouin,
 

3. The Long Term Impact of the Send-down Program during the Chinese Cultural Revolution
JEL codes: O15, O53, N95
By Weina Zhou; Dalhousie University
   Presented by: Weina Zhou, Dalhousie University
   Discussant:   Francisca Antman, University of Colorado Boulder
 

4. Local State History and Contemporary Conflict: Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
JEL codes: N47, O43, O55
By Emilio Depetris-Chauvin; Brown University
   Presented by: Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, Brown University
   Discussant:   Weina Zhou, Dalhousie University
 
Session 27: Urbanization and Economic Development
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: William Masters, Tufts University
Session JEL code: R0, O47
 

1. Rural Push, Urban Pull or... Urban Push? New Historical Evidence from 40 Developing Countries
JEL codes: J21 O18 R11 R2
By Luc Christiaensen; World Bank
Marina Gindelsky; George Washington University
Remi Jedwab; George Washington University and LSE
   Presented by: Marina Gindelsky, George Washington University
   Discussant:   William Masters, Tufts University
 

2. Is Urbanization in Sub-Saharan Africa Different?
JEL codes: O10, O55, R12
By J. Vernon Henderson; London School of Economics
Mark Roberts; World Bank
Adam Storeygard; Tufts University
   Presented by: Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Marina Gindelsky, George Washington University
 

3. Africa Rising? Using Micro Surveys to Correct Macro Time Series
JEL codes: E31, I32, O47
By Justin Sandefur; Center for Global Development
   Presented by: Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
 

4. Agriculture, Transportation and the Timing of Urbanization: Global Analysis at the Grid Cell Level
JEL codes: C21 N50 O11 O1
By Mesbah Motamed; Economic Research Service
Raymond Florax; Purdue University
William Masters; Tufts University
   Presented by: William Masters, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
 
Session 28: The Environment and Economic Growth
November 2, 2013 16:00 to 17:40
 
Session Chair: Richard Hornbeck, Harvard University and NBER
Session JEL code: Q5, O13
 

1. Mineral Mining and Female Employment
JEL codes: J21, O13,
By Anja Tolonen; University of Gothenburg
Andreas Kotsadam; University of Oslo
   Presented by: Anja Tolonen, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Ram Fishman, George Washington University
 

2. Groundwater Depletion, Adaptation and Migration: Evidence from Gujarat, India
JEL codes: O13, O15, Q15
By Ram Fishman; George Washington University
Meha Jain; Columbia University
Avinash Kishore; IFPRI
   Presented by: Ram Fishman, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Anja Tolonen, University of Gothenburg
 

3. The Economic Impacts of Temperature on Industrial Productivity: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing
JEL codes: Q54,Q56
By Anant Sudarshan; Harvard University / IFMR
   Presented by: Anant Sudarshan, Harvard University / IFMR
   Discussant:   Martin Fiszbein, Brown University
 

4. Agricultural Diversification and Development. Evidence from U.S. History
JEL codes: N11, O11, N51
By Martin Fiszbein; Brown University
   Presented by: Martin Fiszbein, Brown University
   Discussant:   Anant Sudarshan, Harvard University / IFMR
 
Session 29: POSTERS
November 2, 2013 17:40 to 20:00
 
Session Chair: Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
 

1. Cost-reducing R&D in the presence of an appropriation allternative: an application to the resource curse
JEL codes: O13, P48, Q33
By Klarizze Puzon; LAMETA; Université Montpellier I
   Presented by: Klarizze Puzon, LAMETA; Université Montpellier I
 

2. Geopolitics, Aid and Growth
JEL codes: F35
By Kai Gehring; Heidelberg University
   Presented by: Kai Gehring, Heidelberg University
 

3. The Effect of School Interruption on Child Human Capital Accumulation
JEL codes: I21, I22, J24
By Magda Tsaneva; University of Maryland
   Presented by: Magda Tsaneva, University of Maryland
 

4. “No County Left Behind?” The Distributional Impact of High-Speed Rail Upgrade in China
JEL codes: O18
By Yu Qin; Cornell University
   Presented by: Yu Qin, Cornell University
 

5. After Apartheid: The Effects of ANC Power
JEL codes: O12, H11, N47
By Jonas Poulsen; Uppsala University
   Presented by: Jonas Poulsen, Uppsala University
 

6. Can Self-Help Groups Really Be Self-Help
JEL codes: O1,O12,O16
By Eva Van Leemput; University of Notre Dame
   Presented by: Eva Van Leemput, University of Notre Dame
 

7. Cash transfers and teen pregnancy in South Africa: evidence from a natural experiment
JEL codes: I15, I38, J13
By Jacob Bor; Boston University
   Presented by: Jacob Bor, Boston University
 

8. Do Health Care Providers Respond to Demand-Side Incentives? Evidence from Indonesia
JEL codes: I1, I3, O1
By Margaret Triyana; Stanford University
   Presented by: Margaret Triyana, Stanford University
 

9. Do Rural Roads create Pathways out of Poverty?: Evidence from India
JEL codes: O18, F15
By Shilpa Aggarwal; UCSC
   Presented by: Shilpa Aggarwal, UCSC
 

10. The Effect of International Migration on Origin-Country Educational Attainment
JEL codes: O12, F22, I25
By Caroline Theoharides; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Caroline Theoharides, University of Michigan
 

11. Heterogeneous firms and informality: the effects of trade liberalization on labor markets
JEL codes: F12, F16, O17
By Dennis Becker; Cornell University
   Presented by: Dennis Becker, Cornell University
 
Session 30: Economics of the Public Sector
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Dina Pomeranz, Harvard
Session JEL code: H2, O23
 

1. The Economic Consequences of a Borrower Bailout: Evidence from an Emerging Market
JEL codes: G21, O16, O23
By Xavier Gine; World Bank
Martin Kanz; The World Bank
   Presented by: Martin Kanz, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Dina Pomeranz, Harvard
 

2. CONSUMERS AS TAX AUDITORS
JEL codes: H26, H25, O17
By Joana Naritomi; Harvard University
   Presented by: Joana Naritomi, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Martin Kanz, The World Bank
 

3. LOCAL GOVERNMENT SPENDING AND THE LABOR-MARKET MULTIPLIER: EVIDENCE FROM BRAZIL
JEL codes: O11, O54 H72
By Breno Braga; University of Michigan
Diogo Guillen; Princeton University
Benjamin Thompson; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Benjamin Thompson, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Joana Naritomi, Harvard University
 

4. Tax Me if You Can: Third Party Cross-Checks and Evasion Substitution*
JEL codes: H25, H26, O23
By Paul Carrillo; George Washington University
Dina Pomeranz; Harvard
Monica Singhal; Harvard University and NBER
   Presented by: Dina Pomeranz, Harvard
   Discussant:   Benjamin Thompson, University of Michigan
 
Session 31: Effects from large scale education reforms
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I25, O15
 

1. How Price Sensitive is Primary and Secondary School Enrollment? Evidence from Nationwide Tuition Fee Reforms in South Africa
JEL codes: I25, O15
By Robert Garlick; Duke University / World Bank
   Presented by: Robert Garlick, Duke University / World Bank
   Discussant:   Stephan Litschig, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
 

2. Priced Out: Equilibrium Dynamics in the Chilean Private School Voucher Market
JEL codes: I24,I25,L1,O15
By Benjamin Feigenberg; MIT
   Presented by: Benjamin Feigenberg, MIT
   Discussant:   Robert Garlick, Duke University / World Bank
 

3. Rules Rather Than Discretion: Teacher Hiring and Rent Extraction
JEL codes: I20, D82, J23
By Ricardo Estrada; Paris School of Economics
   Presented by: Ricardo Estrada, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Benjamin Feigenberg, MIT
 

4. The Long-run and Intergenerational Education Impacts of Intergovernmental Transfers
JEL codes: H40, H72, I21
By Irineu de Carvalho Filho; IMF
Stephan Litschig; Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Presented by: Stephan Litschig, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
   Discussant:   Ricardo Estrada, Paris School of Economics
 
Session 32: Interventions for Health and their Effect on Development
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: David Canning, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I18, I38
 

1. Conditional Cash Transfers to Improve Child Health: Evidence from a Cluster-Randomized Experiment in Zambia
JEL codes: I18, I38, J13
By Peter Rockers; Harvard University
   Presented by: Peter Rockers, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Edward Okeke, RAND
 

2. The effect of cash, vouchers, and food transfers on intimate partner violence: Evidence from a randomized experiment in Northern Ecuador
JEL codes: I10, D13
By Melissa Hidrobo; International Food Policy Research Institute
Amber Peterman; University of North Carolina
Lori Heise
   Presented by: Melissa Hidrobo, International Food Policy Research Institute
   Discussant:   Peter Rockers, Harvard University
 

3. Salt Iodization and the Enfranchisement of the American Worker
JEL codes: I12, N32, O12
By Achyuta Adhvaryu; University of Michigan
Teresa Molina; University of Southern California
Anant Nyshadham; University of Southern California
   Presented by: Teresa Molina, University of Southern California
   Discussant:   Melissa Hidrobo, International Food Policy Research Institute
 

4. Hospital Births, Adverse Selection and Infant Mortality
JEL codes: C93, D01, D03
By Edward Okeke; RAND
Amalavoyal Chari; RAND
   Presented by: Edward Okeke, RAND
   Discussant:   Teresa Molina, University of Southern California
 
Session 33: Crime, Rent-seeking and Corruption
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Leandro Carvalho, University of Southern California
Session JEL code: K42, D72
 

1. Can we fight drugs using communication campaigns?
JEL codes: A13, G11, H 43,
By Marcela Ibanez; Courant Research Centre Poverty Equity and Growth
Juanita Vasquez; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
   Presented by: Juanita Vasquez, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
   Discussant:   Leandro Carvalho, University of Southern California
 

2. Dirty Politics: Natural Resource Wealth and Politics in India
JEL codes: O13, D72, P16
By Samuel Asher; Oxford University
   Presented by: Samuel Asher, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Juanita Vasquez, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
 

3. Drugs, Guns and Early Motherhood in Colombia
JEL codes: K42, J13, C41
By Jaime Millán Quijano; UCL
   Presented by: Jaime Millán Quijano, UCL
   Discussant:   Samuel Asher, Oxford University
 

4. Living on the Edge: Youth Entry, Career and Exit in Drug-Selling Gangs
JEL codes: J4, K42, O15
By Leandro Carvalho; University of Southern California
Rodrigo Soares; PUC-Rio
   Presented by: Leandro Carvalho, University of Southern California
   Discussant:   Jaime Millán Quijano, UCL
 
Session 34: Economic Development in the Middle East
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
This session is sponsored by the Middle East Initiative at The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Session Chair: Eric Chaney, Harvard
Session JEL code: N35, I25
 

1. The Distributional Consequences of Economic Growth and Public Spending Programs in Iran
JEL codes: H53, O15, O53
By Hadi Esfahani; University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapign
   Presented by: Hadi Esfahani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapign
   Discussant:   Filipe Campante, Harvard University
 

2. The Impact of Female Education on Fertility: Evidence From Turkey
JEL codes: I25, J13, O10
By Pinar Gunes; University of Maryland, College Park
   Presented by: Pinar Gunes, University of Maryland, College Park
   Discussant:   Hadi Esfahani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamapign
 

3. Can Hiring Quotas Work? The Effect of the Nitaqat Program on the Saudi Private Sector
JEL codes: J88 N35
By Jennifer Peck; MIT
   Presented by: Jennifer Peck, MIT
   Discussant:   Pinar Gunes, University of Maryland, College Park
 

4. Does Religion Affect Economic Growth and Happiness? Evidence from Ramadan
JEL codes: J20, O43, Z12
By Filipe Campante; Harvard University
David Yanagizawa-Drott; Harvard University
   Presented by: Filipe Campante, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Jennifer Peck, MIT
 
Session 35: Migration and Labor Mobility
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Hillel Rapoport, Bar-Ilan University
Session JEL code: F22, O15
 

1. The Return Motivations of Legal Permanent Migrants: Evidence from Exchange Rate Shocks and Immigrants in Australia
JEL codes: O15, F22, J15
By Paolo Abarcar; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
   Presented by: Paolo Abarcar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
   Discussant:   Hillel Rapoport, Bar-Ilan University
 

2. Unilateral Facilitation Does Not Raise International Labor Migration from the Philippines
JEL codes: O15, F22, O15
By Emily Beam; National University of Singapore
David Mckenzie; The World Bank
Dean Yang; University of Michigan
   Presented by: Emily Beam, National University of Singapore
   Discussant:   Paolo Abarcar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 

3. Wage Gaps, Migration, and Development: A View from Both Sides of the Border
JEL codes: F22, J15
By Michael Good; Florida International University
   Presented by: Michael Good, Florida International University
   Discussant:   Emily Beam, National University of Singapore
 

4. The Impact of Labor Migration on the Diffusion of Democracy: Evidence from a Former Soviet Republic
JEL codes: F22, D72, O1
By Toman Omar Mahmoud; Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Hillel Rapoport; Bar-Ilan University
Andreas Steinmayr; University of St. Gallen
Christoph Trebesch; University of Munich
   Presented by: Hillel Rapoport, Bar-Ilan University
   Discussant:   Michael Good, Florida International University
 
Session 36: Culture, Ethnicity and Institutions
November 3, 2013 9:00 to 10:40
 
Session Chair: Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University
Session JEL code: Z10
 

1. Confucianism and Preferences: Evidence from Lab Experiments in Taiwan and China
JEL codes: C91, Z10
By Elaine Liu; University of Houston
Juanjuan Meng; Peking University
Joseph Tao-yi Wang; National Taiwan University
   Presented by: Elaine Liu, University of Houston
   Discussant:   Xi Chen, Yale University
 

2. Clash of Brothers in a Contagious World: Wars to Avoid Diffusion
JEL codes: F51, H56, N40
By Akos Lada; Harvard University
   Presented by: Akos Lada, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Elaine Liu, University of Houston
 

3. Teacher Absenteeism and the Salience of Local Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from African Districts
JEL codes: O15; I25; H41
By Eoin McGuirk; Trinity College Dublin; UC Berkeley
   Presented by: Eoin McGuirk, University of Gothenburg
   Discussant:   Akos Lada, Harvard University
 

4. Costly Posturing: Ceremonies and Early Child Development in China
JEL codes: D13,I14,I32,O15
By Xi Chen; Yale University
   Presented by: Xi Chen, Yale University
   Discussant:   Eoin McGuirk, University of Gothenburg
 
Session 37: Microfinance and Entrepreneurship
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Manuela Angelucci, University of Michigan
Session JEL code: O16
 

1. Saving for a (not so) Rainy Day: A Randomized Evaluation of Savings Groups in Mali
JEL codes: O16
By Lori Beaman; Northwestern University
Dean Karlan; Yale University
Bram Thuysbaert; Innovations for Poverty Action; Yale University
   Presented by: Lori Beaman, Northwestern University
   Discussant:   Manuela Angelucci, University of Michigan
 

2. A Theory of Interactions Between MFIs and Informal Lenders
JEL codes: D82, O16
By Dilip Mookherjee; Boston University
Alberto Motta; University of New South Wales
   Presented by: Alberto Motta, University of New South Wales
   Discussant:   Lori Beaman, Northwestern University
 

3. Generating skilled self-employment in developing countries: Experimental evidence from Uganda
JEL codes: J24, O12, D13
By Christopher Blattman; Columbia University
Nathan Fiala; DIW Berlin
Sebastian Martinez; World Bank
   Presented by: Christopher Blattman, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Alberto Motta, University of New South Wales
 

4. Win Some Lose Some? Evidence from a Randomized Microcredit Program Placement Experiment by Compartamos Banco
JEL codes: D12; D22; G21;
By Manuela Angelucci; University of Michigan
Dean Karlan; Yale University
Jonathan Zinman; Dartmouth College
   Presented by: Manuela Angelucci, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Christopher Blattman, Columbia University
 
Session 38: Educational Enrollment & Investments in South Asia
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Sponsored by the South Asia Institute at Harvard University
Session Chair: Sandra Sequeira, Harvard Kennedy School
Session JEL code: I25
 

1. Cycling to School: Increasing Secondary School Enrollment for Girls in India
JEL codes: H42, I2, O15
By Karthik Muralidharan; UCSD
Nishith Prakash; University of Connecticut
   Presented by: Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut
   Discussant:   Guo Xu, London School of Economics
 

2. Admission is Free Only if Your Dad is Rich! Distributional Effects of Corruption in Schools in Developing Countries
JEL codes: O15, O12, K42,
By M. Shahe Emran; George Washington University
Asadul Islam; Monash University
Forhad Shilpi; World Bank
   Presented by: M. Shahe Emran, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut
 

3. Incentivizing Standards or Standardizing Incentives? Affirmative Action in India
JEL codes: J15,J68,I24,I25
By Gaurav Khanna; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
   Presented by: Gaurav Khanna, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
   Discussant:   M. Shahe Emran, George Washington University
 

4. Rewarding Schooling Success and Perceived Returns to Education: Evidence from India
JEL codes: D84, I25, J24
By Sandra Sequeira; London School of Economics
Johannes Spinnewijn; London School of Economics
Guo Xu; London School of Economics
   Presented by: Guo Xu, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Gaurav Khanna, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 
Session 39: Health and Nutrition
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Erick Gong, Middlebury College
Session JEL code: I15
 

1. Improving Maternal Health with Incentives to Mothers vs. Health Workers: Evidence from India
JEL codes: I38, I10
By Sisir Debnath; Indian School of Business
   Presented by: Sisir Debnath, Indian School of Business
   Discussant:   Erick Gong, Middlebury College
 

2. Syphilis, Antenatal Testing Laws, and the Neonatal Mortality Gap
JEL codes: I1, I18, J13
By Winnie Fung; Wheaton College
Omar Robles; Harvard University
   Presented by: Winnie Fung, Wheaton College
   Discussant:   Sisir Debnath, Indian School of Business
 

3. Nutrition in India: Consequences and Causes of Low Caloric Intake
JEL codes: I15, J24
By Heather Schofield; Harvard University
   Presented by: Heather Schofield , Harvard University
   Discussant:   Winnie Fung, Wheaton College
 

4. The Heterogeneous Effects of HIV Testing
JEL codes: D84, I18, O12
By Sarah Baird; George Washington University
Erick Gong; Middlebury College
Craig McIntosh; University of California, San Diego
Berk Ozler; University of Otago
   Presented by: Erick Gong, Middlebury College
   Discussant:   Heather Schofield , Harvard University
 
Session 40: International Trade and Economic Development
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Garth Frazer, University of Toronto
Session JEL code: F1
 

1. How can China invest in Countries where others are Expropriated?
JEL codes: F21, F23, F34
By Rodrigo Wagner; Tufts University
   Presented by: Rodrigo Wagner, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Garth Frazer, University of Toronto
 

2. Productivity Differences Between and Within Firms
JEL codes: F14, O33
By Rahul Giri; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Kensuke Teshima; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
   Presented by: Kensuke Teshima, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
   Discussant:   Rodrigo Wagner, Tufts University
 

3. Endogenous Transportation Costs
JEL codes: F13, F15, D43
By Jose Asturias; Georgetown University
Scott Petty; University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Jose Asturias, Georgetown University
   Discussant:   Kensuke Teshima, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
 

4. Imports, Import Sources and Skill Utilization
JEL codes: F14 F16 O14 O55
By Garth Frazer; University of Toronto
   Presented by: Garth Frazer, University of Toronto
   Discussant:   Jose Asturias, Georgetown University
 
Session 41: Corruption and politicians
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
Session JEL code: D73, P26
 

1. Women Political Leaders, Corruption and Learning: Evidence from a Large Public Program in India
JEL codes: P26, I38
By Farzana Afridi; Indian Statistical Institute
vegard iversen; University of Manchester
M.R. Sharan; JPAL
   Presented by: Farzana Afridi, Indian Statistical Institute
   Discussant:   Ruixue Jia, UCSD
 

2. Do Politicians' Relatives Get Better Jobs? Evidence from Municipal Elections in the Philippines
JEL codes: D72, D73, P16
By Marcel Fafchamps; Oxford University
Julien Labonne; Oxford University
   Presented by: Julien Labonne, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Farzana Afridi, Indian Statistical Institute
 

3. Office-Selling, Corruption and Long-Term Development in Peru
JEL codes: D73, N26, J15
By Jenny Guardado R.; New York University
   Presented by: Jenny Guardado R., New York University
   Discussant:   Julien Labonne, Oxford University
 

4. Complementary Roles of Connections and Performance in Political Selection in China
JEL codes: O53, P26
By Ruixue Jia; UCSD
Masayuki Kudamatsu ; Stockholm University
David Seim; Stockholm University
   Presented by: Ruixue Jia, UCSD
   Discussant:   Jenny Guardado R., New York University
 
Session 42: Public goods
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
Session JEL code: H4, D7
 

1. Network Structures and Public Good Provision: Evidence from village kinship networks in the Gambia
JEL codes: H41, D71
By Chutima Gift Tontarawongsa; Duke University
   Presented by: Chutima Gift Tontarawongsa, Duke University
   Discussant:   Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
 

2. Coping with Blackouts: Power outages and Firm Choices
JEL codes: O18, D22
By Muneeza Alam; Yale University
   Presented by: Muneeza Alam, Yale University
   Discussant:   Chutima Gift Tontarawongsa, Duke University
 

3. Can Electronic Procurement Improve Infrastructure Provision? Evidence from Public Works in India and Indonesia
JEL codes: H57, O12, O53
By Yusuf Neggers; Harvard University
   Presented by: Yusuf Neggers, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Muneeza Alam, Yale University
 

4. The Road to Riches: The Employment Effects of Road Construction in Rural India
JEL codes: O12/P16/D72
By Samuel Asher; Oxford University
Paul Novosad; Dartmouth College
   Presented by: Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
   Discussant:   Yusuf Neggers, Harvard University
 
Session 43: Family, Culture, and Persistence
November 3, 2013 11:00 to 12:40
 
Session Chair: Enrico Spolaore, Tufts University
Session JEL code: J13, Z12
 

1. All in the Family: Explaining the Persistence of Female Genital Cutting in the Gambia
JEL codes: I15, O10
By Marc Bellemare; University of Minnesota
   Presented by: Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Daniel Hicks, University of Oklahoma
 

2. Early Marriage, Polygamy and Religious Beliefs: Evidence from the Livingstonia Mission in Malawi
JEL codes: J12, N37, Z12
By Yuya Kudo; Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
   Presented by: Yuya Kudo, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
   Discussant:   Marc Bellemare, University of Minnesota
 

3. Seeing is Believing - Can increasing the number of female politicians reduce sex selection in rural India?
JEL codes: J13, J16
By Priti Kalsi; University of Colorado at Boulder
   Presented by: Priti Kalsi, University of Colorado at Boulder
   Discussant:   Yuya Kudo, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
 

4. Does Mother Tongue make for Women's Work? Linguistics and the Division of Household Labor
JEL codes: O12, O15, J22
By Daniel Hicks; University of Oklahoma
Estefania Santacreu-Vasut; ESSEC Business School and THEMA and Visiting at UC Berkeley BEHL
Amir Shoham; FOX school of Business Temple University
   Presented by: Daniel Hicks, University of Oklahoma
   Discussant:   Priti Kalsi, University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Session 44: Education and Educational Quality
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Asim Khwaja, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I21, I25
 

1. Social distance and learning outcomes: Evidence from Pakistan
JEL codes: I, I24, I25
By Naureen Karachiwalla; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
   Presented by: Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
   Discussant:   Tihtina Zenebe Gebre, University of Notre Dame
 

2. Bridging Gender Gaps in Developing Country Education: The Role of Female Teachers
JEL codes: I21, J16, O15
By Karthik Muralidharan; UCSD
Ketki Sheth; University of California, San Diego
   Presented by: Ketki Sheth, University of California, San Diego
   Discussant:   Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 

3. Size and sources of the Private School Premium in test scores in India
JEL codes: C33, I21, O15
By Abhijeet Singh; University of Oxford
   Presented by: Abhijeet Singh, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Ketki Sheth, University of California, San Diego
 

4. Effects of Mother-Tongue Education on Schooling and Adult Outcomes: Evidence from Ethiopia.
JEL codes: I24, I25, J13.
By Tihtina Zenebe Gebre; University of Notre Dame
   Presented by: Tihtina Zenebe Gebre, University of Notre Dame
   Discussant:   Abhijeet Singh, University of Oxford
 
Session 45: Risk and Insurance
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School
Session JEL code: G22
 

1. Networks, Finance, and Development: Evidence from Hunter-Gatherers
JEL codes: O12 ; O16
By Farzad Saidi; University of Cambridge
   Presented by: Farzad Saidi, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Anil Jain, MIT
 

2. Compound-risk Aversion and the Demand for Microinsurance: Evidence from a WTP Experiment in Mali
JEL codes: D81, G22, O12,
By Ghada Elabed; University of California, Davis
Michael Carter; Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics
   Presented by: Ghada Elabed, University of California, Davis
   Discussant:   Farzad Saidi, University of Cambridge
 

3. The Effects of Savings on Risk-Taking and Intertemporal Choice Behavior: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
JEL codes: O16, G2, G02
By Leandro Carvalho; University of Southern California
Silvia Prina; Case Western Reserve University
Justin Sydnor; University of Wisconsin, Madison
   Presented by: Silvia Prina, Case Western Reserve University
   Discussant:   Ghada Elabed, University of California, Davis
 

4. Asymmetric Information in Bank Lending with complex interfirm Relations
JEL codes: G14, 016
By Anil Jain; MIT
   Presented by: Anil Jain, MIT
   Discussant:   Silvia Prina, Case Western Reserve University
 
Session 46: Governance and Institutions
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Bilal Siddiqi, Stanford University
Session JEL code: H00, P4
 

1. Management of Bureaucrats and Public Service Delivery: Evidence from the Nigerian Civil Service
JEL codes: H00 H11 J33 J38
By Imran Rasul; University College London
Dan Rogger; University College London
   Presented by: Dan Rogger, University College London
   Discussant:   Bilal Siddiqi, Stanford University
 

2. State Capacity and Violence: Evidence from the Rwandan genocide
JEL codes: O1, N4, H7
By Leander Heldring; Oxford University
   Presented by: Leander Heldring, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Dan Rogger, University College London
 

3. Bandits or states? The Fiscal Determinants of Preliminary State Formation. Evidence from Armed Groups in Eastern Congo
JEL codes: O1,O2, P4
By Raul Sanchez de la Sierra; Columbia University
   Presented by: Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Leander Heldring, Oxford University
 

4. Delivering Justice to the Poor: Theory and Experimental Evidence from Liberia
JEL codes: C93 K40 O17 Z13
By Justin Sandefur; Center for Global Development
Bilal Siddiqi; Stanford University
   Presented by: Bilal Siddiqi, Stanford University
   Discussant:   Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, Columbia University
 
Session 47: Psychology and Economics
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Emily Conover, Hamilton College
Session JEL code: D03
 

1. Temptation Goods and Conditional Cash Transfers in Peru
JEL codes: D91, I38
By Rosamaria Dasso; IFPRI
Fernando Fernandez; Inter-American Development Bank
   Presented by: Fernando Fernandez, Inter-American Development Bank
   Discussant:   Emily Conover, Hamilton College
 

2. Financial Access and Non-Cognitive Skills: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment
JEL codes: D04, O15, O16
By Carlos Chiapa; El Colegio de Mexico
Adam Parker; University of Texas at Austin
Silvia Prina; Case Western Reserve University
   Presented by: Carlos Chiapa, El Colegio de Mexico
   Discussant:   Fernando Fernandez, Inter-American Development Bank
 

3. Forced Displacement and the Formation of Hopelessness and Pessimistic Expectations in Colombia
JEL codes: D03, D84, O12
By Andres Moya; Universidad de los Andes
   Presented by: Andres Moya, Universidad de los Andes
   Discussant:   Carlos Chiapa, El Colegio de Mexico
 

4. Conditional Cash Transfers, Political Participation, and Voting Behavior
JEL codes: O10, D72, P16
By Emily Conover; Hamilton College
   Presented by: Emily Conover, Hamilton College
   Discussant:   Andres Moya, Universidad de los Andes
 
Session 48: Entrepreneurship and adjustment to shocks
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Rodrigo Wagner, Tufts University
Session JEL code: L26, E24
 

1. Foreign Direct Investment and Wages: Does the Level of Ownership Matter?
JEL codes: C33; F23; J31
By Cagatay Bircan ; EBRD
   Presented by: Cagatay Bircan , EBRD
   Discussant:   Adam Osman, Yale University
 

2. Self-Employment and Business Cycle Persistence: Does the Composition of Employment Matter for Economic Recoveries?
JEL codes: E02, E24, E32
By Alan Finkelstein Shapiro; Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
   Presented by: Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
   Discussant:   Cagatay Bircan , EBRD
 

3. Booms, Busts, and Household Enterprise: Evidence from Coffee Farmers in Tanzania
JEL codes: D22,D92,L26,O12
By Namrata Kala; Yale university
   Presented by: Namrata Kala, Yale university
   Discussant:   Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
 

4. Occupational Choice under Credit and Information Constraints
JEL codes: J24L26E24G14O15
By Adam Osman; Yale University
   Presented by: Adam Osman, Yale University
   Discussant:   Namrata Kala, Yale university
 
Session 49: Inequality and Intergenerational Changes
November 3, 2013 14:00 to 15:40
 
Session Chair: Kiran Gajwani, Harvard University
Session JEL code: I25, J62
 

1. Intergenerational occupational mobility in India
JEL codes: J62
By Mehtabul Azam; Oklahoma State University
   Presented by: Mehtabul Azam, Oklahoma State University
   Discussant:   Jamele Rigolini, The World Bank
 

2. Decomposing Intergenerational Income Elasticity: The gender-differentiated contribution of capital transmission in rural Philippines
JEL codes: I24, I14, I32
By Christopher Barrett; Cornell University
Leah Bevis; Cornell University
   Presented by: Leah Bevis, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Mehtabul Azam, Oklahoma State University
 

3. Sons of the Soil: The Effect of Wealth on Occupational Choice in Rural India
JEL codes: O12,J24,C26,J62
By Asanga Fernando; Harvard University
   Presented by: Asanga Fernando, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Leah Bevis, Cornell University
 

4. Poverty, Inequality, and the Local Natural Resource Curse
JEL codes: D7, H7, O1, Q3
By Norman Loayza; World Bank
Alfredo Mier y Teran; Ministerio de Hacienda
Jamele Rigolini; The World Bank
   Presented by: Jamele Rigolini, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Asanga Fernando, Harvard University
 

49 sessions, 200 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Disscussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Abarcar, PaoloD35, P35
2Adhvaryu, AchyutaD18, P18
3Afridi, FarzanaD41, P41
4Aggarwal, ShilpaP29
5Ahmed, FaisalD3, P3
6Aker, JennyC21
7Akram, AghaD12, P12
8Alam, MuneezaD42, P42
9Ambler, KateD15, P15
10Angelucci, ManuelaC37, D37, P37
11Antman, FranciscaD26, P26
12Asher, SamuelD33, P33
13Ashraf, Nava C20
14Assuncao, Juliano D17, P17
15Asturias, JoseD40, P40
16Asuming, PatrickD19, P19
17Azam, MehtabulP49, D49
18Barattieri, AlessandroD16, P16
19Barrera-Osorio, FelipeC24, C31
20Barron, ManuelD12, P12
21Basu, KarnaD14, P14
22Batista, CatiaD12, P12
23Battaglia, MariannaD2, P2
24Beam, EmilyD35, P35
25Beaman, LoriD37, P37
26Becker, DennisP29
27Bellemare, MarcD43, P43
28Bennett, DanielC22, D22, P22
29Berlinski, SamuelD15, P15
30Bevis, LeahP49, D49
31Bhargava, AnilD1, P1
32Bircan , Cagatay D48, P48
33Bjorkegren, DanielD12, P12
34Blattman, ChristopherD37, P37
35Blouin, ArthurD26, P26
36Boichev, GeorgiD25, P25
37Bor, JacobP29
38Breza, EmilyD4, P4
39Burlando, AlfredoD20, P20
40Campante, FilipeC25, D34, P34
41Canning, David C32
42Carvalho, LeandroC33, D33, P33
43Castilla, CarolinaD13, P13
44Castleman, TonyD22, P22
45Chakravarty, AbhishekD23, P23
46Chaney, EricC34
47Chaurey, RitamD6, P6
48Chen, XiD36, P36
49Chiapa, CarlosP47, D47
50Christian, PaulD8, P8
51Clarke, DamianD11, P11
52Cohen, JessicaC8, C19
53Cole, ShawnC45
54Conover, EmilyP47, D47, C47
55Contreras Suarez, DianaD8, P8
56Crost, BenjaminD18, P18
57de Janvry, AlainD1, P1
58de Walque, DamienD19, P19
59Debnath, SisirD39, P39
60Dell, MelissaC9, C18
61Depetris-Chauvin, EmilioD26, P26
62Dhillon, AmritaD10, P10
63Dizon-Ross, RebeccaD2, P2
64Donaldson, DaveC16
65Dragusanu, RalucaD16, P16
66Dustan, AndrewD24, P24
67Eble, AlexD2, P2
68Elabed, GhadaD45, P45
69Emran, M. ShaheD38, P38
70Eriksson, KatherineD22, P22
71Esfahani, HadiD34, P34
72Estrada, Ricardo D31, P31
73Evans, DavidC7, D7, P7
74Feigenberg, BenjaminD31, P31
75Fernandez, FernandoP47, D47
76Fernando, AsangaP49, D49
77Fetzer, ThiemoD18, P18
78Fiala, NathanD23, P23
79Fink, GuntherC5
80Finkelstein Shapiro, AlanD48, P48
81Fishman, RamD28, P28
82Fiszbein, MartinD28, P28
83Frazer, GarthC40, D40, P40
84Fulford, ScottD13, P13
85Fung, WinnieD39, P39
86Gajwani, KiranC49
87Garlick, RobertD31, P31
88Gehring, KaiP29
89Gemignani, ThomazD25, P25
90Gindelsky, MarinaD27, P27
91Glennerster, Rachel C15
92Gong, ErickC39, D39, P39
93Good, MichaelD35, P35
94Guardado R., JennyD41, P41
95Gunes, PinarD34, P34
96Hakobyan, ShushanikD6, P6
97Hanna, RemaC1
98Harari, MariaflaviaD23, P23
99Haushofer, JohannesD4, P4
100Heldring, LeanderP46, D46
101Herrera Almanza , Catalina D24, P24
102Hicks, DanielD43, P43
103Hidrobo, MelissaD32, P32
104Hornbeck, RichardC17, C28
105Ingwersen, NicholasD5, P5
106Iyer, LakshmiC26
107Jain, AnilD45, P45
108Jia, RuixueD41, P41
109Kala, NamrataD48, P48
110Kalsi, PritiD43, P43
111Kanz, MartinD30, P30
112Karachiwalla, NaureenP44, D44
113Kazianga, HarounanD15, P15
114Khanna, GauravD38, P38
115Khwaja, AsimC44
116Kremer, MichaelD8, P8
117Kudo, YuyaD43, P43
118Labonne, JulienD41, P41
119Lada, AkosD36, P36
120LaFave, DanielD10, P10
121Lakdawala, LeahD20, P20
122Larreguy Arbesú, Horacio D25, P25
123Lilleør, Helene BieD4, P4
124Litschig, StephanP31, D31
125Liu, ElaineD36, P36
126Lombardo, VincenzoD14, P14
127Ma, XiaochenD22, P22
128macchiavello, roccoD16, P16
129Magnan, NicholasD1, P1
130Majid, FarhanD9, P9
131Malde, BansiD8, P8
132Maldonado, BeatrizD3, P3
133Maluccio, JohnD5, P5
134Mani, SubhaD15, P15
135Masters, WilliamC27, D27, P27
136Mbiti, IsaacC2, D2, P2
137McGuirk, EoinD36, P36
138Michaelsen, Maren D9, P9
139Millán Quijano, JaimeD33, P33
140Mobarak, Ahmed D1, P1, C10
141Molina, TeresaD32, P32
142Monteiro, JoanaD21, P21
143Mookherjee, DilipC14
144Motta, Alberto D37, P37
145Moya, AndresP47, D47
146Nakasone, EduardoD21, P21
147Naritomi, JoanaD30, P30
148Neggers, YusufD42, P42
149Newman, AndrewD16, P16
150Niehaus, PaulD3, P3
151Novosad, PaulC42, D42, P42
152Nunn, NathanC29, C41
153Okeke, EdwardD32, P32
154Orkin, KateD4, P4
155Orozco, VictorD10, P10
156Osman, AdamD48, P48
157Pande, RohiniC23
158Paz, LourencoD6, P6
159Peck, JenniferD34, P34
160Pomeranz, DinaD30, P30
161Pomeranz, DinaC4, C30
162Pons, VincentD7, P7
163Porzio, TommasoD11, P11
164Poulsen, JonasP29
165Prakash, NishithD38, P38
166Prina, SilviaD45, P45
167Puzon, KlarizzeP29
168Qin, YuP29
169Querubin, PabloD25, P25
170Qureshi, JavaeriaD24, P24
171Rapoport, HillelC35, D35, P35
172Rezaee, ArmanD21, P21
173Rigolini, JameleD49, P49
174Rockers, PeterD32, P32
175Rogger, DanP46, D46
176Rosales-Rueda, MariaD5, P5
177Rossi, PaulineD20, P20
178Roy, SanchariD10, P10
179Ryan, NicholasD17, P17
180Saidi, FarzadD45, P45
181Salas, J.M. IanC13
182Sanchez de la Sierra, RaulP46, D46
183Sandefur, JustinD27, P27
184Sarsons, HeatherD18, P18
185Schofield , Heather D39, P39
186Sequeira, SandraC38
187Shanghavi, AmarD11, P11
188Shemyakina, OlgaD9, P9
189Sheth, Ketki P44, D44
190Siddiqi, BilalP46, D46, C46
191Singh, PrakarshD19, P19
192Singh, AbhijeetP44, D44
193Sivasankaran, AnithaD13, P13
194Spolaore, EnricoC36, C43
195Stefanski, RadekD17, P17
196Storeygard, AdamD27, P27
197Sudarshan, AnantD28, P28
198Suri, TavneetC12
199Teshima, KensukeD40, P40
200Theoharides, CarolineP29
201Thompson, BenjaminD30, P30
202Tolonen, AnjaD28, P28
203Tontarawongsa, Chutima GiftD42, P42
204Topalova, PetiaC6
205Tran, AnhD20, P20
206Triyana, MargaretP29
207Tsaneva, MagdaP29
208Uchida, EmiD17, P17
209Valdivia, MartínD13, P13
210Valsecchi, MicheleD7, P7
211Van Leemput, EvaP29
212Van Tassel, EricD14, P14
213Vasquez, JuanitaD33, P33
214Velasquez, AndreaD9, P9
215Villa, EdgarD24, P24
216Visaria, SujataD21, P21
217Wagner, RodrigoD40, P40, C48
218Wang, Xiao YuD14, P14
219Werker, EricC3
220Wilde, JoshuaD6, P6
221Xu, GuoD38, P38
222Yanagizawa-Drott, David C11
223Zeitlin, AndrewD23, P23
224Zenebe Gebre, TihtinaP44, D44
225Zhang, ShuangD11, P11
226Zhang, XiaoboD3, P3
227Zhou, WeinaD26, P26

 

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