NEUDC 2015 Brown University

Providence, RI

 
November 7, 2015
 
07:30 to 09:00Breakfast and Registration, Barus and Holley
 
 
09:00 to 10:50Parallel Session I, Barus and Holley
 
 
10:50 to 11:10Coffee/Tea Break, Barus and Holley
 
 
11:10 to 13:00Parallel Session II, Barus and Holley
 
 
13:00 to 14:00Lunch, Barus and Holley
 
 
14:00 to 15:50Parallel Session III, Barus and HOlley
 
 
15:50 to 16:10Coffee Break
 
 
16:10 to 18:00Parallel Session IV, Barus and Holley
 
 
18:00 to 21:00Poster Sessions and Dinner Reception, Sayles Hall
 
 
20:00 to 23:55 Waterfire: Cedar fires, glittering water, enchanting music, and 30,000 people, Downtown Providence
 
 
 
November 8, 2015
 
07:30 to 08:30Breakfast and Registration, Barrus and Holley
 
 
08:30 to 10:20Parallel Session V, Barus and Holley
 
 
10:20 to 10:40Coffee Break, Barus and Holley
 
 
10:40 to 12:30Parallel Session VI, Barus and Holley
 
 
12:30 to 13:30Lunch, Barus and Holley
 
 
13:30 to 15:20Parallel Session VII, Barus and Holley
 
 
15:20 to 15:40Coffee Break, Barus and Holley
 
 
15:40 to 17:30Parallel Session VII, Barus and Holley
 
 

 

Program Notes and Index of Sessions

Parallel Session I
Barus and Holley
November 7, 2015 09:00 to 10:50
 
Improving Education in Africa, B&H 141
Labor shocks and policies, B&H 153
Savings and Insurance, B&H 155
Fetal origins and Sanitation, B&H 157
Finance and Development, B&H 158
Voting, Revenue, and Service Delivery, B&H 159

Parallel Session II
Barus and Holley
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
 
Information, Expectations, and the Returns to Schooling, B&H 141
Labor allocation, B&H 153
History: Trade, Diversification, and Growth, B&H 155
Formal and Informal Risk Sharing and Savings, B&H 157
Fertility Choices, B&H 158
Identifying (nonstandard) preferences and their implications, B&H 159

Parallel Session III
Barus and HOlley
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
 
Interrelationships between Elections and Corruption, B&H 141
Intrahousehold allocation: Complex households, B&H 153
Poverty, Inequality, and Transfers, B&H 155
Behavioral Labor, B&H 157
Natural Resources Management and Economics, B&H 158
Firm adaptations, B&H 159
Politicians, B&H 161

Parallel Session IV
Barus and Holley
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
 
Intrahousehold allocation: Spouses, B&H 141
Understanding and Preventing Corruption, B&H 153
The Historical Origins of Growth and Development , B&H 155
Poverty / income mobility / methods, B&H 157
Household Behavior and the Environment, B&H 158
Industry, B&H 159
State Capacity, B&H 161

Poster Sessions and Dinner Reception
Sayles Hall
November 7, 2015 18:00 to 21:00
 
Poster Session, Sayles Hall

Parallel Session V
Barus and Holley
November 8, 2015 08:30 to 10:20
 
Nutrition and Obesity, B&H 141
Effects of Conflict, B&H 153
Trade, Technology and Infrastructure, B&H 155
Agricultural Policy Interventions, B&H 157
Migration impacts, B&H 158
Experiments on uncertainty and expectations, B&H 159
Intrahousehold bargaining, B&H 161

Parallel Session VI
Barus and Holley
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
 
Networks and Women's Health, B&H 141
Sources of Conflict, B&H 153
Trade and Macro, B&H 155
Migration decisions, B&H 157
Rural Growth, B&H 158
Institutions and Development, B&H 159
Schools, B&H 161

Parallel Session VII
Barus and Holley
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
 
Health & Development: Incentives and Information, B&H 141
Microfinance and Contracts, B&H 153
Influencing Education, B&H 155
Public Sector, B&H 157
Firms and Markets, B&H 158
Methods: Surveys and Statistics, B&H 159

Parallel Session VII
Barus and Holley
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
 
Effects of Financial Intermediation, B&H 141
Providing Education, B&H 153
Technology spillovers, B&H 155
Gender, B&H 157
Farmers, B&H 158
Political Economy, B&H 159

 

Summary of All Sessions

Click here for an index of all participants

#Date/TimeLocationTitlePapers
1November 7, 2015
9:00-10:50
B&H 141 Improving Education in Africa4
2November 7, 2015
9:00-10:50
B&H 153 Labor shocks and policies4
3November 7, 2015
9:00-10:50
B&H 155 Savings and Insurance4
4November 7, 2015
9:00-10:50
B&H 157 Fetal origins and Sanitation4
5November 7, 2015
9:00-10:50
B&H 158 Finance and Development4
6November 7, 2015
9:00-10:50
B&H 159 Voting, Revenue, and Service Delivery4
7November 7, 2015
11:10-13:00
B&H 141 Information, Expectations, and the Returns to Schooling4
8November 7, 2015
11:10-13:00
B&H 153 Labor allocation4
9November 7, 2015
11:10-13:00
B&H 155 History: Trade, Diversification, and Growth4
10November 7, 2015
11:10-13:00
B&H 157 Formal and Informal Risk Sharing and Savings4
11November 7, 2015
11:10-13:00
B&H 158 Fertility Choices4
12November 7, 2015
11:10-13:00
B&H 159 Identifying (nonstandard) preferences and their implications4
13November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 141 Interrelationships between Elections and Corruption4
14November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 153 Intrahousehold allocation: Complex households4
15November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 155 Poverty, Inequality, and Transfers4
16November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 157 Behavioral Labor4
17November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 158 Natural Resources Management and Economics3
18November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 159 Firm adaptations4
19November 7, 2015
14:00-15:50
B&H 161 Politicians4
20November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 141 Intrahousehold allocation: Spouses4
21November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 153 Understanding and Preventing Corruption4
22November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 155 The Historical Origins of Growth and Development 4
23November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 157 Poverty / income mobility / methods4
24November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 158 Household Behavior and the Environment4
25November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 159 Industry4
26November 7, 2015
16:10-18:00
B&H 161 State Capacity4
27November 7, 2015
18:00-21:00
Sayles Hall Poster Session15
28November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 141 Nutrition and Obesity4
29November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 153 Effects of Conflict4
30November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 155 Trade, Technology and Infrastructure4
31November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 157 Agricultural Policy Interventions4
32November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 158 Migration impacts4
33November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 159 Experiments on uncertainty and expectations4
34November 8, 2015
8:30-10:20
B&H 161 Intrahousehold bargaining4
35November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 141 Networks and Women's Health4
36November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 153 Sources of Conflict4
37November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 155 Trade and Macro4
38November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 157 Migration decisions4
39November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 158 Rural Growth4
40November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 159 Institutions and Development4
41November 8, 2015
10:40-12:30
B&H 161 Schools4
42November 8, 2015
13:30-15:20
B&H 141 Health & Development: Incentives and Information4
43November 8, 2015
13:30-15:20
B&H 153 Microfinance and Contracts4
44November 8, 2015
13:30-15:20
B&H 155 Influencing Education4
45November 8, 2015
13:30-15:20
B&H 157 Public Sector4
46November 8, 2015
13:30-15:20
B&H 158 Firms and Markets4
47November 8, 2015
13:30-15:20
B&H 159 Methods: Surveys and Statistics4
48November 8, 2015
15:40-17:30
B&H 141 Effects of Financial Intermediation4
49November 8, 2015
15:40-17:30
B&H 153 Providing Education4
50November 8, 2015
15:40-17:30
B&H 155 Technology spillovers4
51November 8, 2015
15:40-17:30
B&H 157 Gender4
52November 8, 2015
15:40-17:30
B&H 158 Farmers4
53November 8, 2015
15:40-17:30
B&H 159 Political Economy3
 

53 sessions, 221 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


 

NEUDC 2015 Brown University

Detailed List of Sessions

 
Session 1: Improving Education in Africa
November 7, 2015 9:00 to 10:50
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
 

1. Powering Education
   Presented by: Fadi Hassan, Trinity College Dublin
   Discussant:   Jenny Aker, Tufts University
 

2. Can Government School Upgrades Up Grades? Evidence from a School Promotion Program in Kenya
   Presented by: Andrew Brudevold-Newman, University of Maryland
   Discussant:   Fadi Hassan, Trinity College Dublin
 

3. Financial Constraints and Girls' Secondary Education: Evidence from School Fee Elimination in The Gambia
   Presented by: Todd Pugatch, Oregon State University; IZA
   Discussant:   Andrew Brudevold-Newman, University of Maryland
 

4. “Call Me Educated: Evidence from a Mobile Monitoring Experiment in Niger”
   Presented by: Jenny Aker, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Todd Pugatch, Oregon State University; IZA
 
Session 2: Labor shocks and policies
November 7, 2015 9:00 to 10:50
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Jason Russ, George Washington University
 

1. Maternity Leave Legislation, Prohibition of Night-Work and Women's Labour Market Outcomes
   Presented by: salma ahmed, Deakin University
   Discussant:   Jason Russ, George Washington University
 

2. Maternity and Labor Markets: Impact of Legislation in Colombia
   Presented by: Carmina Vargas, Banco de la República de Colombia
   Discussant:   salma ahmed, Deakin University
 

3. Economic Shocks and Labour Market Flexibility
   Presented by: Simon Franklin, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Carmina Vargas, Banco de la República de Colombia
 

4. The Long-Term Economic Effect of High Temperatures: Evidence from Earnings Data in Ecuador
   Presented by: Jason Russ, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Simon Franklin, University of Oxford
 
Session 3: Savings and Insurance
November 7, 2015 9:00 to 10:50
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Dyotona Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
 

1. Mobile-izing Savings with Automatic Contributions: Experimental Evidence on Dynamic Inconsistency and the Default Effect in Afghanistan
   Presented by: Tarek Ghani, Princeton University
   Discussant:   Dyotona Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
 

2. Saving by Default: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Rural India
   Presented by: Vincent Somville, Chr. Michelsen Institute
   Discussant:   Tarek Ghani, Princeton University
 

3. Insurance against cognitive droughts
   Presented by: Guilherme Lichand, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Vincent Somville, Chr. Michelsen Institute
 

4. Dynamic Incentives and Compulsory Savings in Microfinance
   Presented by: Dyotona Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
   Discussant:   Guilherme Lichand, Harvard University
 
Session 4: Fetal origins and Sanitation
November 7, 2015 9:00 to 10:50
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Anant Nyshadham, Boston College
 

1. The Nutritional Impacts Of Sanitation At Scale: Ethiopia, 2000-2011
   Presented by: Derek Headey, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
   Discussant:   Anant Nyshadham, Boston College
 

2. La Niña Y Los Niños: Effects of an Unexpected Winter on Early Life Human Capital and Family Responses
   Presented by: Rafael Santos Villagran, Universidad de los Andes
   Discussant:   Derek Headey, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
 

3. Violence and Child Health Outcomes: Evidence from Mexican Drug War
   Presented by: Muhammad Nasir, Clark University
   Discussant:   Rafael Santos Villagran, Universidad de los Andes
 

4. Fetal Origins of Mental Health: Evidence from Africa
   Presented by: Anant Nyshadham, Boston College
   Discussant:   Muhammad Nasir, Clark University
 
Session 5: Finance and Development
November 7, 2015 9:00 to 10:50
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Daniel Schwartz, MasterCard
 

1. Status and Bribery: Evidence from the Revealed Accounting Records of Two South Korean Presidents
   Presented by: Yujin Jeong, American University
   Discussant:   Daniel Schwartz, MasterCard
 

2. Financial Development, Employment Heterogeneity, and Sectoral Dynamics
   Presented by: Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Yujin Jeong, American University
 

3. Doing Well by Doing Good? Empirical Evidence from Microfinance
   Presented by: Catalina Martinez, University of Zurich
   Discussant:   Alan Finkelstein Shapiro, Tufts University
 

4. The Technology to Advance Equal Financial Opportunity: How emerging electronic payment technology can provide financial services to underserved communities
   Presented by: Daniel Schwartz, MasterCard
   Discussant:   Catalina Martinez, University of Zurich
 
Session 6: Voting, Revenue, and Service Delivery
November 7, 2015 9:00 to 10:50
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Luis Martinez, London School of Economics and Political Science
 

1. Resource Transfers to Local Governments: Evidence of Political Manipulation and Effects on Voting Patterns in West Bengal
   Presented by: Anusha Nath, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Luis Martinez, London School of Economics and Political Science
 

2. On the Political Economy of Urbanization: Evidence from Africa
   Presented by: Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Anusha Nath, University of Minnesota
 

3. The One Child Policy and Promotion of Mayors in China
   Presented by: Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
   Discussant:   Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick
 

4. Sources of revenue and government performance: theory and evidence from Colombia
   Presented by: Luis Martinez, London School of Economics and Political Science
   Discussant:   Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
 
Session 7: Information, Expectations, and the Returns to Schooling
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Alex Eble, Brown University
 

1. Benefits to elite schools and the formation of expected returns to education: Evidence from Mexico City
   Presented by: Jérémie Gignoux, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Alex Eble, Brown University
 

2. The Effects of a Centralized College Admission Mechanism on Migration and College Enrollment: Evidence from Brazil
   Presented by: Cecilia Machado, Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV-EPGE
   Discussant:   Jérémie Gignoux, Paris School of Economics
 

3. Bride Price and the Returns to Education for Women
   Presented by: Natalie Bau, University of Toronto
   Discussant:   Cecilia Machado, Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV-EPGE
 

4. Demand for schooling, returns to schooling, and the role of credentials
   Presented by: Alex Eble, Brown University
   Discussant:   Natalie Bau, University of Toronto
 
Session 8: Labor allocation
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Emily Conover, Hamilton College
 

1. Work Incentives and Welfare Programs. Evidence on Real and Reporting Effects in Uruguay
   Presented by: Guillermo Cruces, CEDLAS-Universidad Nacional de La Plata
   Discussant:   Slesh Shrestha, National University of Singapore
 

2. The Productivity Effects of Labour Reallocation: Evidence from India
   Presented by: Jonathan Colmer, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Guillermo Cruces, CEDLAS-Universidad Nacional de La Plata
 

3. Missing Men and Female Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from Large-Scale Mexican Migration
   Presented by: Emily Conover, Hamilton College
   Discussant:   Jonathan Colmer, London School of Economics
 

4. Pay and Mission: The Impact of Performance Incentives on Organizational Goals, Mission, and Worker Motivation
   Presented by: Slesh Shrestha, National University of Singapore
   Discussant:   Emily Conover, Hamilton College
 
Session 9: History: Trade, Diversification, and Growth
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Ömer Özak, Southern Methodist University
 

1. Textiles and the Historical Emergence of Gender Equality in China
   Presented by: Melanie Meng Xue, UCLA Anderson School of Management
   Discussant:   Ömer Özak, Southern Methodist University
 

2. Dense Enough To Be Brilliant: Patents, Urbanization, and Transportation in Nineteenth Century America
   Presented by: Elisabeth Perlman, Boston University
   Discussant:   Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics
 

3. Population Diversity and the Emergence of Trade and the State
   Presented by: Ömer Özak, Southern Methodist University
   Discussant:   Elisabeth Perlman, Boston University
 

4. THE CULTURAL DIFFUSION OF THE FERTILITY TRANSITION: EVIDENCE FROM INTERNAL MIGRATION IN 19TH CENTURY FRANCE
   Presented by: Hillel Rapoport, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Melanie Meng Xue, UCLA Anderson School of Management
 
Session 10: Formal and Informal Risk Sharing and Savings
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Matthieu Delpierre, LISER
 

1. The impact of index-based insurance on informal risk-sharing arrangements
   Presented by: Matthieu Delpierre, LISER
   Discussant:   Brian Quistorff, University of Maryland
 

2. Does group inclusion hurt financial inclusion? Evidence from ultra-poor members of Ugandan savings groups
   Presented by: Alfredo Burlando, University of Oregon
   Discussant:   Matthieu Delpierre, LISER
 

3. Does Financial Inclusion Exclude? The Effect of Access to Savings on Informal Risk-Sharing in Kenya
   Presented by: Felipe Dizon, University of California- Davis
   Discussant:   Alfredo Burlando, University of Oregon
 

4. Credit Constraints, Discounting and Investment in Health: Evidence from Micropayments for Clean Water in Dhaka
   Presented by: Brian Quistorff, University of Maryland
   Discussant:   Felipe Dizon, University of California- Davis
 
Session 11: Fertility Choices
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Shamma Alam, Dickinson College
 

1. A Macrosimulation Model of the Effect of Fertility on Economic Growth: Evidence from Nigeria
   Presented by: Mahesh Karra, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Shamma Alam, Dickinson College
 

2. Missing Girls: Ultrasound Access, Fertility, and Gender Discrimination
   Presented by: S Anukriti, Boston College
   Discussant:   Mahesh Karra, Harvard University
 

3. Family Size and the Demand for Sex Selection: Evidence From China
   Presented by: Sam Marden, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   S Anukriti, Boston College
 

4. Income Shocks, Contraceptive Use and Timing of Fertility
   Presented by: Shamma Alam, Dickinson College
   Discussant:   Sam Marden, London School of Economics
 
Session 12: Identifying (nonstandard) preferences and their implications
November 7, 2015 11:10 to 13:00
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Michael Callen, Harvard Kennedy School
 

1. Measuring Trust in Institutions: An Experimental Study Using Time Preference Elicitation
   Presented by: Maria Isabel Santana, University of Mannheim
   Discussant:   Michael Callen, Harvard Kennedy School
 

2. Catching Up or Pulling Down? Experimental Evidence on Interpersonal Comparisons, Effort, and Destructive Actions among Dairy Farmers in Bolivia
   Presented by: Eliana Zeballos, UC Davis
   Discussant:   Maria Isabel Santana, University of Mannheim
 

3. Can Rationality Be Taught? Experimental Evidence from India
   Presented by: Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Eliana Zeballos, UC Davis
 

4. Using Preference Estimates to Customize Incentives: An Application to Polio Vaccination Drives in Pakistan
   Presented by: Michael Callen, Harvard Kennedy School
   Discussant:   Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex
 
Session 13: Interrelationships between Elections and Corruption
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Giacomo De Luca, University of York
 

1. Political Dynasties and the Quality of Government
   Presented by: Arthur Braganca, CEDEPLAR / UFMG
   Discussant:   Giacomo De Luca, University of York
 

2. The Impacts of Local Control over Political Institutions: Evidence from State Splitting in India
   Presented by: Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
   Discussant:   Arthur Braganca, CEDEPLAR / UFMG
 

3. Do Criminally Accused Politicians Affect Economic Outcomes? Evidence from India
   Presented by: Yogesh Uppal, Youngstown State University
   Discussant:   Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
 

4. Ethnic Favoritism: An Axiom of Politics?
   Presented by: Giacomo De Luca, University of York
   Discussant:   Yogesh Uppal, Youngstown State University
 
Session 14: Intrahousehold allocation: Complex households
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Marie Boltz, Paris School of Economics
 

1. Business is tough, but family is worse: The role of family constraints on microenterprise development in Uganda
   Presented by: Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
   Discussant:   Marie Boltz, Paris School of Economics
 

2. Gender-Neutral Inheritance Laws, Family Structure, and Women's Social Status in India
   Presented by: Sulagna Mookerjee, Georgetown University SFS-Q
   Discussant:   Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
 

3. Norms of Allocation within Nuclear and Extended-Family Households
   Presented by: Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University
   Discussant:   Sulagna Mookerjee, Georgetown University SFS-Q
 

4. Income Hiding and Informal Redistribution: A Lab-in-the-field Experiment
   Presented by: Marie Boltz, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University
 
Session 15: Poverty, Inequality, and Transfers
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Stephen Smith, George Washington University
 

1. The Contribution of Increased Equity to the Estimated Social Benefits from a Transfer Program: An Illustration from PROGRESA
   Presented by: Harold Alderman, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Jeremy Shapiro, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
 

2. Cash or Stuff: Benchmarking Aid Programs with a Preference-Based Approach
   Presented by: Jeremy Shapiro, Busara Center for Behavioral Economics
   Discussant:   Harold Alderman, IFPRI
 

3. Your Gain Is My Pain: Negative Psychological Externalities of Cash Transfers
   Presented by: Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University
   Discussant:   Stephen Smith, George Washington University
 

4. Person Equivalent Headcount Measures of Poverty
   Presented by: Stephen Smith, George Washington University
   Discussant:   Johannes Haushofer, Princeton University
 
Session 16: Behavioral Labor
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Jonathan Robinson, UC Santa Cruz
 

1. Measuring Household Labor on Tanzanian Farms
   Presented by: Vellore Arthi, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Jonathan Robinson, UC Santa Cruz
 

2. The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality
   Presented by: Yogita Shamdasani, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Vellore Arthi, University of Oxford
 

3. When No Bad Deed Goes Punished: A Relational Contracting Experiment in Ghana
   Presented by: Elwyn Davies, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Yogita Shamdasani, Columbia University
 

4. The Daily Grind: Cash Needs, Labor Supply and Self-Control
   Presented by: Jonathan Robinson, UC Santa Cruz
   Discussant:   Elwyn Davies, University of Oxford
 
Session 17: Natural Resources Management and Economics
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Raymond Guiteras, University of Maryland
 

1. Mining, local employment, and gender: evidence from the closure of UK coal mines
   Presented by: Fernando Aragon Sanchez, Simon Fraser University
   Discussant:   Raymond Guiteras, University of Maryland
 

2. Deforestation political business cycles in the Brazilian Amazon
   Presented by: Sharon Pailler, Clark University
   Discussant:   Fernando Aragon Sanchez, Simon Fraser University
 

3. Routine Disasters: Floods, Human Capital and Adaptation in Bangladesh
   Presented by: Amir Jina, University of Chicago
   Discussant:   Sharon Pailler, Clark University
 
Session 18: Firm adaptations
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Morgan Hardy, Brown University
 

1. Firm and Market Response to Saving Constraints: Evidence from the Kenyan Dairy Industry
   Presented by: Lorenzo Casaburi, Stanford University
   Discussant:   Morgan Hardy, Brown University
 

2. Management and Shocks to Worker Productivity: Evidence from Air Pollution Exposure
   Presented by: Namrata Kala, Yale university
   Discussant:   Lorenzo Casaburi, Stanford University
 

3. Melons as Lemons: Asymmetric Information, Consumer Learning and Seller Reputation
   Presented by: Jie Bai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   Namrata Kala, Yale university
 

4. It Takes Two: Experimental Evidence on the Determinants of Technology Diffusion
   Presented by: Morgan Hardy, Brown University
   Discussant:   Jie Bai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Session 19: Politicians
November 7, 2015 14:00 to 15:50
B&H 161
 
Session Chair: Yu-Hsiang Lei, London School of Economics
 

1. Female Legislators and Economic Growth: Evidence from State Elections in India
   Presented by: Thushyanthan Baskaran, University of Goettingen
   Discussant:   Yu-Hsiang Lei, London School of Economics
 

2. An Empirical Investigation of the Legacies of Non-Democratic Regimes: The Case of Soeharto's Mayors in Indonesia
   Presented by: Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary
   Discussant:   Thushyanthan Baskaran, University of Goettingen
 

3. Political dynasties and female political representation in the Philippines
   Presented by: Sahar Parsa, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary
 

4. Harvesting Connections in A Crony Economy: Evidence from China
   Presented by: Yu-Hsiang Lei, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Sahar Parsa, Tufts University
 
Session 20: Intrahousehold allocation: Spouses
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Rachel Heath, University of Washington
 

1. Status Inheritance Rules and Intrahousehold Bargaining
   Presented by: Li Han, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
   Discussant:   Rachel Heath, University of Washington
 

2. Measuring and Changing Control: Women’s Empowerment and Targeted Transfers
   Presented by: Alex Armand, University of Navarra
   Discussant:   Li Han, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
 

3. Strategic Choices in Polygamous Households: Theory and Evidence from Senegal
   Presented by: Pauline Rossi, PSE-CREST
   Discussant:   Alex Armand, University of Navarra
 

4. Worth Fighting For: Daughters Improve their Mothers' Autonomy in South Asia
   Presented by: Rachel Heath, University of Washington
   Discussant:   Pauline Rossi, PSE-CREST
 
Session 21: Understanding and Preventing Corruption
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Clément Imbert, Oxford University
 

1. Social Monitoring and Electoral Fraud: Evidence from a Spatial Regression Discontinuity Design in Afghanistan
   Presented by: Robert Gonzalez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
   Discussant:   Clément Imbert, Oxford University
 

2. Jobs for Sale: Bribery and Misallocation in Government Recruitment in India
   Presented by: Jeff Weaver, Yale University
   Discussant:   Robert Gonzalez, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
 

3. Political Connections and Tariff Evasion: Evidence from Tunisia
   Presented by: Bob Rijkers, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Jeff Weaver, Yale University
 

4. Can E-Governance Reduce Capture of Public Programs? Experimental Evidence from a Financial Reform of India's Employment Guarantee
   Presented by: Clément Imbert, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Bob Rijkers, The World Bank
 
Session 22: The Historical Origins of Growth and Development
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Ben Zou, Michigan State University
 

1. Instrumental Variables and Long-Run Economic Growth
   Presented by: Greg Casey, Brown University
   Discussant:   Ben Zou, Michigan State University
 

2. How much long-run economic growth happens at the country level?
   Presented by: Diego Anzoategui, New York University
   Discussant:   Greg Casey, Brown University
 

3. Economic Growth among a Network of Industries
   Presented by: Will Johnson, Boston University
   Discussant:   Diego Anzoategui, New York University
 

4. Industrialization from Scratch: The Persistent Effects of China's "Third Front Movement"
   Presented by: Ben Zou, Michigan State University
   Discussant:   Will Johnson, Boston University
 
Session 23: Poverty / income mobility / methods
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

1. Estimating Poverty with Panel Data, Comparably: An Example from Jordan
   Presented by: Umar Serajuddin, World Bank
   Discussant:   Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

2. On the construction of synthetic panels
   Presented by: Hector Moreno, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Umar Serajuddin, World Bank
 

3. When Measure Matters: Coresident Sample Selection Bias in Estimating Intergenerational Mobility in Developing Countries
   Presented by: M. Shahe Emran, Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University
   Discussant:   Hector Moreno, Paris School of Economics
 

4. Estimating Income Mobility when Income is Measured with Error: The Case of South Africa
   Presented by: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   M. Shahe Emran, Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University
 
Session 24: Household Behavior and the Environment
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Joshua Wilde, University of South Florida
 

1. Economics Of A Light Bulb: Experimental Evidence On Cfls And End-User Behavior
   Presented by: Robyn Meeks, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Joshua Wilde, University of South Florida
 

2. Understanding the Influence of Government Controlled Media: Evidence from Air Pollution in China
   Presented by: Jie Bai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   Robyn Meeks, University of Michigan
 

3. Out of the Darkness and Into the Light?: Development Effects of Rural Electrification in India
   Presented by: Louis Preonas, UC Berkeley
   Discussant:   Jie Bai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

4. Heat Waves at Conception and Later Life Outcomes
   Presented by: Joshua Wilde, University of South Florida
   Discussant:   Louis Preonas, UC Berkeley
 
Session 25: Industry
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Pierre Bachas, UC Berkeley
 

1. Business as Unusual. An Explanation of the Increase of Private Economic Activity in High-Conflict Areas in Afghanistan
   Presented by: Tommaso Ciarli, University of Sussex
   Discussant:   Pierre Bachas, UC Berkeley
 

2. The Misallocation of Land and Other Factors of Production in India
   Presented by: Arti Grover, World Bank
   Discussant:   Tommaso Ciarli, University of Sussex
 

3. Extractive Industries, Production Shocks, and Criminality: Evidence from a Middle-Income Country
   Presented by: Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Arti Grover, World Bank
 

4. Not(ch) your average tax system: corporate taxation under weak enforcement
   Presented by: Pierre Bachas, UC Berkeley
   Discussant:   Anja Tolonen, Barnard College, Columbia University
 
Session 26: State Capacity
November 7, 2015 16:10 to 18:00
B&H 161
 
Session Chair: Sanjay Jain, Cambridge University
 

1. The persistence of state capacity in Rwanda
   Presented by: Leander Heldring, Oxford University
   Discussant:   Sanjay Jain, Cambridge University
 

2. Enfranchising Your Own? Experimental Evidence on Polling Officer Identity and Electoral Outcomes in India
   Presented by: Yusuf Neggers, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Leander Heldring, Oxford University
 

3. Fixing Broken Windows: The Effect of Government Maintenance Work on Citizens’ Complaints
   Presented by: Laura Trucco, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Yusuf Neggers, Harvard University
 

4. State Capacity, Redistributive Compensation, and the Political Economy of Economic Policy Reform
   Presented by: Sanjay Jain, Cambridge University
   Discussant:   Laura Trucco, Harvard University
 
Session 27: Poster Session
November 7, 2015 18:00 to 21:00
Sayles Hall
 
Session Chair: Andrew Foster, Brown University
 

1. Christianity and Infant Health in India
   Presented by: Kathleen McQueeney, Brandeis
 

2. Adapting to the Sea: The Rise of Individualism in Maritime Societies
   Presented by: Anne Sofie Knudsen, University of Copenhagen
 

3. Impact of Violent Crime on Risk Aversion: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War
   Presented by: Veronica Montalva, Duke University
 

4. Do You Really Know the Salary of Your Spouse?
   Presented by: ADAN SILVERIO MURILLO, University of Minnesota
 

5. Public Pain and Private Gain: An Analysis of Moonlighting of Public Health Professionals
   Presented by: Sarmistha Pal, University of Surrey
 

6. Islamic Law and Child Outcomes: Evidence from the Sharia Introduction in Nigeria
   Presented by: Marco Alfano, University College London
 

7. Long-Lasting Income Shock and Adaptations: Evidence from Coral Bleaching in Indonesia
   Presented by: Pasita Chaijaroen, University of Washington
 

8. Political Connections and Rent-seeking: Evidence from China’s Land Market
   Presented by: Ting Chen, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
 

9. Learning About Oneself: The Effects of Signaling Academic Ability on School Choice
   Presented by: Veronica Frisancho, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
 

10. The Impact of Mass Bed Net Distribution Programs on Politics: Evidence from Tanzania
   Presented by: Kevin Croke, Harvard School of Public Health
 

11. Crowdsourcing government accountability: Experimental evidence from Pakistan
   Presented by: Arman Rezaee, University of California, San Diego
 

12. To live in villages is an order: The long-term consequences of villagization in Tanzania
   Presented by: Ani Silwal, University of Sussex
 

13. Pathways to Preventive Health, Evidence from India's Rural Roads Program
   Presented by: Ashish Sachdeva, University of Southern California
 

14. The good, the bad, and the ugly test effect: Does biomedical testing in surveys change health care seeking behavior?
   Presented by: Zlata Tanovic, AIID, VU University Amsterdam
 

15. Using Technology to Strengthen Democracy
   Presented by: Sisir Debnath, Indian School of Business
 
Session 28: Nutrition and Obesity
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Emilio Gutierrez, ITAM
 

1. Soda Consumption in the Tropics: The Trade-Off between Obesity and Diarrhea in Developing Countries
   Presented by: Patricia Ritter Burga, University of Chicago
   Discussant:   Emilio Gutierrez, ITAM
 

2. Fetal Origins of Personality: Effects of early life circumstances on adult personality traits
   Presented by: Sofya Krutikova, Institute for Fiscal Studies
   Discussant:   Patricia Ritter Burga, University of Chicago
 

3. Nutrition incentives in dairy contract farming in Northern Senegal
   Presented by: Melissa Hidrobo, International Food Policy Research Institute
   Discussant:   Sofya Krutikova, Institute for Fiscal Studies
 

4. Taxing Calories
   Presented by: Emilio Gutierrez, ITAM
   Discussant:   Melissa Hidrobo, International Food Policy Research Institute
 
Session 29: Effects of Conflict
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Owen Ozier, The World Bank
 

1. Long Run Effects Of Wartime Institutions In Post-War Angola
   Presented by: Wolfgang Stojetz, Yale University
   Discussant:   Owen Ozier, The World Bank
 

2. Can the Wounds of War be Healed? Experimental Evidence on Reconciliation in Sierra Leone
   Presented by: Jacobus Cilliers, Georgetown
   Discussant:   Wolfgang Stojetz, Yale University
 

3. Preparing for Genocide: Community Work in Rwanda
   Presented by: Miri Stryjan, Stockholm University
   Discussant:   Jacobus Cilliers, Georgetown
 

4. The Impact of Violence on Individual Risk Preferences: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
   Presented by: Owen Ozier, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Miri Stryjan, Stockholm University
 
Session 30: Trade, Technology and Infrastructure
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
 

1. Foreign Employees as Channel for Technology Transfer: Evidence From MNC’s Subsidiaries in Mexico
   Presented by: Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, ESSEC Business School and THEMA
   Discussant:   Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
 

2. Chinese Roads in India: The Effect of Transport Infrastructure on Economic Development
   Presented by: Simon Alder, University of North Carolina at Chapel H
   Discussant:   Estefania Santacreu-Vasut, ESSEC Business School and THEMA
 

3. International Technology Transfer and Domestic Innovation: Evidence from the High-Speed Rail Sector in China
   Presented by: Yu Qin, National University of Singapore
   Discussant:   Simon Alder, University of North Carolina at Chapel H
 

4. The Heterogeneous Effects of Transportation Investments: Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa
   Presented by: Adam Storeygard, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Yu Qin, National University of Singapore
 
Session 31: Agricultural Policy Interventions
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
 

1. Protecting the Breadbasket with Trees? The Effect of the Great Plains Shelterbelt Project on Agricultural Production
   Presented by: Tianshu Li, University of Virginia
   Discussant:   Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
 

2. Estimating the Short Term Impacts of a Fruit Fly Eradication Program in Peru: A Geographical Regression Discontinuity Approach
   Presented by: Marcos Agurto Adrianzén, Universidad de Piura - Virginia Tech
   Discussant:   Tianshu Li, University of Virginia
 

3. How Sustainable Are Benefits from Extension for Smallholder Women Farmers? Evidence from a ‘Reverse-Randomized Control Trial’ in Uganda
   Presented by: Vida Bobic, The George Washington University
   Discussant:   Marcos Agurto Adrianzén, Universidad de Piura - Virginia Tech
 

4. Seasonal liquidity constraints and agricultural productivity: Evidence from Zambia
   Presented by: Kelsey Jack, Tufts University
   Discussant:   Vida Bobic, The George Washington University
 
Session 32: Migration impacts
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Sveta Milusheva, Brown University
 

1. Do Employers Value Return Migrants? An Experiment on the Returns to Foreign Work Experience
   Presented by: Paolo Abarcar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
   Discussant:   Sveta Milusheva, Brown University
 

2. Does It Matter Where You Came From? Ancestry Composition and Economic Performance of U.S. Counties, 1850-2010
   Presented by: Scott Fulford, Boston College
   Discussant:   Paolo Abarcar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 

3. Individual Migration and Household Incomes
   Presented by: Julia Garlick, Yale University
   Discussant:   Scott Fulford, Boston College
 

4. The Health Cost of Internal Migration: Measuring the Effect of Visits on Malaria Incidence
   Presented by: Sveta Milusheva, Brown University
   Discussant:   Julia Garlick, Yale University
 
Session 33: Experiments on uncertainty and expectations
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Michala Riis-Vestergaard, Princeton University
 

1. Debiasing on a Roll: Changing Gambling Behavior through Experiential Learning
   Presented by: Martin Abel, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Michala Riis-Vestergaard, Princeton University
 

2. Cooperation and Expectations in Networks: Evidence from a Network Public Good Experiment in Rural India
   Presented by: Stefano Caria, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Martin Abel, Harvard University
 

3. The Effect of Lottery-Incentives on Labor Supply: A Firm Experiment in Malawi
   Presented by: Lasse Brune, Yale University
   Discussant:   Stefano Caria, University of Oxford
 

4. The Social Cost of Randomization
   Presented by: Michala Riis-Vestergaard, Princeton University
   Discussant:   Lasse Brune, Yale University
 
Session 34: Intrahousehold bargaining
November 8, 2015 8:30 to 10:20
B&H 161
 
Session Chair: Robert Garlick, Duke University
 

1. His and Her Fertility Preferences: An Experimental Evaluation of Asymmetric Information in Family Planning
   Presented by: Aine McCarthy, University of Minnesota
   Discussant:   Robert Garlick, Duke University
 

2. Why Are Older Women Missing in India? The Age Profile of Bargaining Power and Poverty
   Presented by: Rossella Calvi, Boston College
   Discussant:   Aine McCarthy, University of Minnesota
 

3. Intrahousehold Effects Of A Child Labour Ban: Evidence From Brazil
   Presented by: Caio Piza, World Bank
   Discussant:   Rossella Calvi, Boston College
 

4. Heterogeneity in the Efficiency of Intrahousehold Resource Allocation: Empirical Evidence and Implications for Investment in Children
   Presented by: Robert Garlick, Duke University
   Discussant:   Caio Piza, World Bank
 
Session 35: Networks and Women's Health
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
 

1. Externalities and Complementarities of HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs: Evidence from Secondary Schools in Malawi
   Presented by: Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, Cornell University
   Discussant:   Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
 

2. Peer Effects on Vaccine Take-up among Women: Experimental Evidence from Rural Nigeria
   Presented by: Ryoko Sato, National University of Singapore
   Discussant:   Hyuncheol Bryant Kim, Cornell University
 

3. Early Life Experience and Adult Fertility Preferences and Behavior: Evidence from Indonesia
   Presented by: Dhanushka Thamarapani, Clark University
   Discussant:   Ryoko Sato, National University of Singapore
 

4. Maternal Mortality and Female Life Expectancy: The Importance of Gender Inequality
   Presented by: Damian Clarke, The University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Dhanushka Thamarapani, Clark University
 
Session 36: Sources of Conflict
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Eoin McGuirk, Brown University
 

1. Mining Royalties and Incentives for Security Operations: Evidence from India’s Red Corridor
   Presented by: Oliver Vanden Eynde, Paris School of Economics
   Discussant:   Eoin McGuirk, Brown University
 

2. Take what you can: property rights, contestability and conflict
   Presented by: Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick
   Discussant:   Oliver Vanden Eynde, Paris School of Economics
 

3. Local Government Proliferation, Diversity, and Conflict
   Presented by: Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
   Discussant:   Thiemo Fetzer, University of Warwick
 

4. Economic Shocks and Varieties of Conflict: Global Prices, Real Income, and Local Violence in Africa
   Presented by: Eoin McGuirk, Brown University
   Discussant:   Samuel Bazzi, Boston University
 
Session 37: Trade and Macro
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Martin Rotemberg, Harvard University
 

1. Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Trial
   Presented by: Adam Osman, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
   Discussant:   Martin Rotemberg, Harvard University
 

2. Trade Liberalization and Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in Urban India
   Presented by: Reshad Ahsan, University of Melbourne
   Discussant:   Adam Osman, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
 

3. Revenue Mobilization through the VAT in Low-Income Countries
   Presented by: Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
   Discussant:   Reshad Ahsan, University of Melbourne
 

4. Are We Undercounting Reallocation's Contribution to Growth?
   Presented by: Martin Rotemberg, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Marina Mendes Tavares, ITAM and IMF
 
Session 38: Migration decisions
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Ashesh Prasann, Michigan State University
 

1. Get rich or die tryin’: Perceived earnings, perceived mortality rate and the value of statistical life of potential work-migrants from Nepal
   Presented by: Maheshwor Shrestha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
   Discussant:   Joseph-Simon Gorlach, University College London
 

2. Migration decisions and persistent earnings differentials: Evidence from Thailand
   Presented by: Ashish Shenoy, MIT
   Discussant:   Maheshwor Shrestha, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 

3. The Spillover Effects of Public Works on Labor Allocation and Wages: Evidence from National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, India
   Presented by: Ashesh Prasann, Michigan State University
   Discussant:   Ashish Shenoy, MIT
 

4. Migration under Borrowing Constraints
   Presented by: Joseph-Simon Gorlach, University College London
   Discussant:   Ashesh Prasann, Michigan State University
 
Session 39: Rural Growth
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Margarita Gafaro, Brown University
 

1. Market Access and Occupational Choice: Evidence from Rural Roads in India
   Presented by: Samuel Asher, University of Oxford
   Discussant:   Margarita Gafaro, Brown University
 

2. Returns to Capital and Ability: A Natural Experiment in Aceh, Indonesia
   Presented by: Po Yin Wong, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
   Discussant:   Samuel Asher, University of Oxford
 

3. Fuelling Development: Sugarcane Expansion Impacts in Brazil
   Presented by: Priscila Souza, CPI / PUC-Rio
   Discussant:   Po Yin Wong, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
 

4. Collective Property Rights and Agriculture
   Presented by: Margarita Gafaro, Brown University
   Discussant:   Priscila Souza, CPI / PUC-Rio
 
Session 40: Institutions and Development
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Matthew Collin, Center for Global Development
 

1. When too much punishment decreases legality. The case of coca reducing policies in Colombia
   Presented by: Juanita Vasquez-Escallon, Universität Mannheim
   Discussant:   Matthew Collin, Center for Global Development
 

2. Decentralization Without Representation (or Mobility): Implications for Rural Public Service Delivery
   Presented by: Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Juanita Vasquez-Escallon, Universität Mannheim
 

3. The effects of communal land certification on land use: Evidence from Mexico
   Presented by: Daley Kutzman, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant:   Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
 

4. Falling Off the Map: The Impact of Formalizing (Some) Informal Settlements in Tanzania
   Presented by: Matthew Collin, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Daley Kutzman, University of California, Berkeley
 
Session 41: Schools
November 8, 2015 10:40 to 12:30
B&H 161
 
Session Chair: Isaac Mbiti, University of Virginia
 

1. Buddha’s Grace Illuminates All: Temple Destruction, School Construction, and Economic Growth in the 20th Century China
   Presented by: Shaoda Wang, UC Berkeley
   Discussant:   Isaac Mbiti, University of Virginia
 

2. Economic Restructuring and Children's Educational Attainment: Lessons from China's State-owned Enterprises Reform in the Mid-1990s
   Presented by: Renjie Ge, Georgetown University
   Discussant:   Shaoda Wang, UC Berkeley
 

3. School Reputation and School Choice in Brazil: a Regression Discontinuity Design
   Presented by: Andrea Lepine, University of São Paulo
   Discussant:   Renjie Ge, Georgetown University
 

4. Inputs, Incentives, and Complementarities in Primary Education: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania
   Presented by: Isaac Mbiti, University of Virginia
   Discussant:   Andrea Lepine, University of São Paulo
 
Session 42: Health & Development: Incentives and Information
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Nicholas Wilson, Reed College
 

1. Risk Vulnerability and Health Behavior: Evidence from Mexico’s Drug War
   Presented by: Shanthi Manian, University of California San Diego
   Discussant:   Nicholas Wilson, Reed College
 

2. Impact of an interactive mobile phone reproductive health program on knowledge and behavior among adolescent girls: a cluster-randomized trial
   Presented by: Slawa Rokicki, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Shanthi Manian, University of California San Diego
 

3. Cash Transfers and Health: Mechanisms and Impacts
   Presented by: Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
   Discussant:   Slawa Rokicki, Harvard University
 

4. Money, Masculinity, and Men's Health: Experimental Evidence on Demand for a Preventive Health Input
   Presented by: Nicholas Wilson, Reed College
   Discussant:   Katrina Kosec, IFPRI
 
Session 43: Microfinance and Contracts
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Daniel Bjorkegren,
 

1. Migration, Liquidity Constraints, and Income Generation: Evidence from Randomized Credit Access in China
   Presented by: Shu Cai, Hong Kong University of Science & Tech
   Discussant:   Daniel Bjorkegren,
 

2. Moral Incentives: Experimental Evidence from Repayments of an Islamic Credit Card
   Presented by: Martin Kanz, The World Bank
   Discussant:   Shu Cai, Hong Kong University of Science & Tech
 

3. Commercialization and the Decline of Joint Liability Microcredit
   Presented by: Jonathan de Quidt, Institute for International Economic Stu
   Discussant:   Martin Kanz, The World Bank
 

4. Behavior Revealed in Mobile Phone Usage Predicts Loan Repayment
   Presented by: Daniel Bjorkegren,
   Discussant:   Jonathan de Quidt, Institute for International Economic Stu
 
Session 44: Influencing Education
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Bryce Steinberg, Harvard University
 

1. The Great Expectations: Impact of One-Child Policy on Education of Girls
   Presented by: Ang Sun, Renmin University of China
   Discussant:   Bryce Steinberg, Harvard University
 

2. The Intergenerational Impact of Early Life Adversity: Evidence from the Send-down Policy in China
   Presented by: Weina Zhou, Dalhousie University
   Discussant:   Ang Sun, Renmin University of China
 

3. The Effects of Social Identity on Aspirations and Learning Outcomes: A Field Experiment in Rural India
   Presented by: Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary
   Discussant:   Weina Zhou, Dalhousie University
 

4. Workfare and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from India
   Presented by: Bryce Steinberg, Harvard University
   Discussant:   Priya Mukherjee, College of William and Mary
 
Session 45: Public Sector
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

1. The Buck Stops Where? Federalism and Investment in Public Utilities: Evidence from the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector
   Presented by: Evan Plous, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
 

2. Delivering the Vote: The Political Effect of Free Mail Delivery in Early Twentieth Century America
   Presented by: Steven Sprick Schuster, Colgate University
   Discussant:   Evan Plous, Columbia University
 

3. Does Public Healthcare Provision Spill Over Onto the Private Sector? Evidence from the Ugandan Antimalarial Market.
   Presented by: Anne Fitzpatrick, University of Massachusetts, Boston
   Discussant:   Steven Sprick Schuster, Colgate University
 

4. Does insurance affect health care utilisation if the health system is polarised? Evidence from a South African natural experiment
   Presented by: Rulof Burger, Stellenbosch University
   Discussant:   Anne Fitzpatrick, University of Massachusetts, Boston
 
Session 46: Firms and Markets
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Adrian Rubli, Brown University
 

1. Human Capital, Technology Adoption and Firm Performance: Impacts of China's Higher Education Expansion in the Late 1990s
   Presented by: Lei Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
   Discussant:   Adrian Rubli, Brown University
 

2. Demand Forces of Technical Change - Evidence from the Chinese Manufacturing Industry
   Presented by: Andreas Beerli, ETH Zurich
   Discussant:   Lei Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
 

3. Middleman Minorities and Intergroup Conflict
   Presented by: Seyhun SAKALLI, Paris School of Economics, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
   Discussant:   Andreas Beerli, ETH Zurich
 

4. Supply Regulations in the Market for Medicines: Evidence from an Antibiotics Law in Mexico
   Presented by: Adrian Rubli, Brown University
   Discussant:   Seyhun SAKALLI, Paris School of Economics, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
 
Session 47: Methods: Surveys and Statistics
November 8, 2015 13:30 to 15:20
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Ethan Ligon, University of California, Berkeley
 

1. Call Me Maybe: Experimental Evidence on Using Mobile Phones to Survey African Microenterprises
   Presented by: Kate Orkin, University of Cambridge
   Discussant:   Ethan Ligon, University of California, Berkeley
 

2. Exclusion Bias in the Estimation of Peer Effects
   Presented by: Bet Caeyers, Institute for Fiscal Studies
   Discussant:   Kate Orkin, University of Cambridge
 

3. Recovering individual's resource shares in a household: Trade-o potential in the estimation of DLP
   Presented by: Denni Tommasi, Université Libre de Bruxelles
   Discussant:   Bet Caeyers, Institute for Fiscal Studies
 

4. Estimating Changes in Marginal Utility from Disaggregated Expenditures
   Presented by: Ethan Ligon, University of California, Berkeley
   Discussant:   Denni Tommasi, Université Libre de Bruxelles
 
Session 48: Effects of Financial Intermediation
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
B&H 141
 
Session Chair: Rachael Meager,
 

1. Is informal risk-sharing less effective for the poor? Risk externalities and moral hazard in mutual insurance
   Presented by: Bertrand Verheyden, LISER
   Discussant:   Rachael Meager,
 

2. Measuring The Average Impacts Of Credit: Evidence From The Indian Microfinance Crisis
   Presented by: Cynthia Kinnan, Northwestern University
   Discussant:   Bertrand Verheyden, LISER
 

3. Lending in Developing and Developed Economies: Theory and Evidence from Hyderabad
   Presented by: Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
   Discussant:   Cynthia Kinnan, Northwestern University
 

4. Understanding the Impact of Microcredit Expansions: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of 7 Randomized Experiments
   Presented by: Rachael Meager,
   Discussant:   Xiao Yu Wang, Duke University
 
Session 49: Providing Education
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
B&H 153
 
Session Chair: Annie Duflo, Innovations for Poverty Action
 

1. Economies of Scale and Heterogeneity in Provision of Public Goods: Evidence from School Consolidation in China
   Presented by: Xiang Ma, Yale University
   Discussant:   Annie Duflo, Innovations for Poverty Action
 

2. Large-scale Education Reform in General Equilibrium: Regression Discontinuity Evidence from India
   Presented by: Gaurav Khanna, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
   Discussant:   Xiang Ma, Yale University
 

3. Incentives for Effort or Outputs? A Field Experiment to Improve Student Performance
   Presented by: Sarojini Hirshleifer, UC San Diego
   Discussant:   Gaurav Khanna, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
 

4. Every Child Counts: Adapting and Evaluating Targeted Instruction Approaches into a New Context through a Nationwide Randomized Experiment in Ghana
   Presented by: Annie Duflo, Innovations for Poverty Action
   Discussant:   Sarojini Hirshleifer, UC San Diego
 
Session 50: Technology spillovers
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
B&H 155
 
Session Chair: Emilia Tjernstrom, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 

1. The Crop Connection: Impact of Cell Phone Access on Crop Choice in Rural Pakistan
   Presented by: Saher Asad, GWU
   Discussant:   Emilia Tjernstrom, University of Wisconsin, Madison
 

2. Technology diffusion, outcome variability, and social networks: Evidence from a field experiment in Kenya
   Presented by: Andrew Crane-Droesch,
   Discussant:   Saher Asad, GWU
 

3. Spillovers and free riding in the provision of local public goods: a spatial network approach
   Presented by: Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, University of Pennsylvania
   Discussant:   Andrew Crane-Droesch,
 

4. Signals, Similarity and Seeds: Social Learning in the Presence of Imperfect Information and Heterogeneity
   Presented by: Emilia Tjernstrom, University of Wisconsin, Madison
   Discussant:   Rossa O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, University of Pennsylvania
 
Session 51: Gender
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
B&H 157
 
Session Chair: Theodore Talbot, Center for Global Development
 

1. Unintended Spillovers of a Girls’ Empowerment Program in Rural Rajasthan: Targeting Matters
   Presented by: Alan Griffith, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Theodore Talbot, Center for Global Development
 

2. A New Framework for Measuring Heterogeneity in Childbearing Strategies When Parents Want Sons and Daughters
   Presented by: Johannes Norling, University of Michigan
   Discussant:   Alan Griffith, University of Michigan
 

3. Are Gender Differences in Performance Innate or Socially Mediated?
   Presented by: Florence Kondylis, World Bank
   Discussant:   Johannes Norling, University of Michigan
 

4. Does anyone pay attention to age-of-marriage laws? Discontinuity evidence from 73 developing countries.
   Presented by: Theodore Talbot, Center for Global Development
   Discussant:   Florence Kondylis, World Bank
 
Session 52: Farmers
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
B&H 158
 
Session Chair: Heitor Pellegrina,
 

1. Income and Malaria: Evidence from an Agricultural Intervention in Uganda
   Presented by: Saurabh Singhal, UNU-WIDER
   Discussant:   Kathryn Vasilaky, Columbia University
 

2. Do Land Market Restrictions Hinder Structural Change in a Rural Economy? Evidence from Sri Lanka
   Presented by: Forhad Shilpi, World Bank
   Discussant:   Saurabh Singhal, UNU-WIDER
 

3. Agricultural Trade and the Spatial Allocation of Farmers: Implications for Deforestation in Brazil
   Presented by: Heitor Pellegrina,
   Discussant:   Forhad Shilpi, World Bank
 

4. Learning Digitally: Evaluating the Impact of Farmer Training via Mediated Videos
   Presented by: Kathryn Vasilaky, Columbia University
   Discussant:   Heitor Pellegrina,
 
Session 53: Political Economy
November 8, 2015 15:40 to 17:30
B&H 159
 
Session Chair: Shiyu Bo, London School of Economics
 

1. May There Be Victory: Government Election Performance and the World's Largest Public-Works Program
   Presented by: Laura Zimmermann, University of Georgia
   Discussant:   Shiyu Bo, London School of Economics
 

2. Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Development: Evidence from India
   Presented by: Saad Gulzar, New York University
   Discussant:   Laura Zimmermann, University of Georgia
 

3. The Value of Centralization: Evidence from a Political Hierarchy Reform in China
   Presented by: Shiyu Bo, London School of Economics
   Discussant:   Saad Gulzar, New York University
 

53 sessions, 221 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers
 
Index of Participants

Legend: C=chair, P=Presenter, D=Discussant
#ParticipantRoles in Conference
1Abarcar, PaoloD32, P32
2Abel, MartinD33, P33
3Agurto Adrianzén, MarcosD31, P31
4ahmed, salmaD2, P2
5Ahsan, ReshadD37, P37
6Aker, JennyC1, D1, P1
7Alam, ShammaC11, D11, P11
8Alder, SimonD30, P30
9Alderman, HaroldD15, P15
10Alfano, MarcoP27
11Anukriti, SD11, P11
12Anzoategui, DiegoD22, P22
13Aragon Sanchez, FernandoD17, P17
14Armand, AlexD20, P20
15Arthi, VelloreD16, P16
16Asad, SaherP50, D50
17Asher, SamuelD39, P39
18Özak, ÖmerC9, D9, P9
19Bachas, PierreC25, D25, P25
20Bai, JieD18, P18, D24, P24
21Baskaran, ThushyanthanD19, P19
22Bau, NatalieD7, P7
23Bazzi, SamuelD36, P36
24Beerli, AndreasD46, P46
25Bjorkegren, DanielC43, D43, P43
26Bo, ShiyuP53, D53, C53
27Bobic, VidaD31, P31
28Boltz, MarieC14, D14, P14
29Braganca, ArthurD13, P13
30Brudevold-Newman, AndrewD1, P1
31Brune, LasseD33, P33
32Burger, RulofC23, D23, P23, C45, D45, P45
33Burlando, AlfredoD10, P10
34Caeyers, BetP47, D47
35Cai, ShuD43, P43
36Callen, MichaelC12, D12, P12
37Calvi, RossellaD34, P34
38Caria, StefanoD33, P33
39Casaburi, LorenzoD18, P18
40Casey, GregD22, P22
41Chaijaroen, PasitaP27
42Chen, TingP27
43Ciarli, TommasoD25, P25
44Cilliers, JacobusD29, P29
45Clarke, DamianC35, D35, P35
46Collin, MatthewC40, D40, P40
47Colmer, JonathanD8, P8
48Conover, EmilyC8, D8, P8
49Crane-Droesch, AndrewP50, D50
50Croke, KevinP27
51Cruces, GuillermoD8, P8
52Dasgupta, DyotonaC3, D3, P3
53Davies, ElwynD16, P16
54De Luca, GiacomoC13, D13, P13
55de Quidt, JonathanD43, P43
56Debnath, SisirP27
57Delpierre, MatthieuC10, D10, P10
58Dizon, FelipeD10, P10
59Duflo, AnnieP49, D49, C49
60Eble, AlexC7, D7, P7
61Emran, M. ShaheD23, P23
62Fetzer, ThiemoD6, P6, D36, P36
63Fiala, NathanD14, P14
64Finkelstein Shapiro, AlanD5, P5
65Fitzpatrick, AnneD45, P45
66Foster, AndrewC27
67Franklin, SimonD2, P2
68Frisancho, VeronicaP27
69Fulford, ScottD32, P32
70Gafaro, MargaritaC39, D39, P39
71Garlick, JuliaD32, P32
72Garlick, RobertC34, D34, P34
73Ge, RenjieD41, P41
74Ghani, TarekD3, P3
75Gignoux, JérémieD7, P7
76Gonzalez, RobertD21, P21
77Gorlach, Joseph-SimonD38, P38
78Griffith, AlanP51, D51
79Grover, ArtiD25, P25
80Guiteras, RaymondC17, D17
81Gulzar, SaadP53, D53
82Gutierrez, EmilioC28, D28, P28
83Han, LiD20, P20
84Hardy, MorganC18, D18, P18
85Hassan, FadiD1, P1
86Haushofer, JohannesD15, P15
87Headey, DerekD4, P4
88Heath, RachelC20, D20, P20
89Heldring, LeanderD26, P26
90Hidrobo, MelissaD28, P28
91Hirshleifer, SarojiniP49, D49
92Imbert, ClémentC21, D21, P21
93Jack, KelseyC31, D31, P31
94Jain, SanjayC26, D26, P26
95Jeong, YujinD5, P5
96Jina, AmirP17
97Johnson, WillD22, P22
98Kala, NamrataD18, P18
99Kanz, MartinD43, P43
100Karra, MaheshD11, P11
101Kazianga, HarounanD14, P14
102Khanna, GauravP49, D49
103Kim, Hyuncheol BryantD35, P35
104Kinnan, CynthiaP48, D48
105Knudsen, Anne SofieP27
106Kondylis, FlorenceP51, D51
107Kosec, KatrinaD40, P40, D42, P42
108Krutikova, SofyaD28, P28
109Kutzman, DaleyD40, P40
110Lei, Yu-HsiangC19, D19, P19
111Lepine, AndreaD41, P41
112Li, TianshuD31, P31
113Lichand, GuilhermeD3, P3
114Ligon, EthanD47, P47, C47
115Ma, XiangP49, D49
116Machado, CeciliaD7, P7
117Maertens, AnnemieD12, P12
118Manian, ShanthiD42, P42
119Marden, SamD11, P11
120Martinez, LuisC6, D6, P6
121Martinez, CatalinaD5, P5
122Mbiti, IsaacC41, D41, P41
123McCarthy, AineD34, P34
124McGuirk, EoinC36, D36, P36
125McQueeney, KathleenP27
126Meager, RachaelP48, D48, C48
127Meeks, RobynD24, P24
128Mendes Tavares, MarinaD37, P37
129Milusheva, SvetaC32, D32, P32
130Montalva, VeronicaP27
131Mookerjee, SulagnaD14, P14
132Moreno, HectorD23, P23
133Mukherjee, PriyaD19, P19, D44, P44
134Nasir, MuhammadD4, P4
135Nath, AnushaD6, P6
136Neggers, YusufD26, P26
137Norling, JohannesP51, D51
138Novosad, PaulD13, P13
139Nyshadham, AnantC4, D4, P4
140O'Keeffe-O'Donovan, RossaP50, D50
141Orkin, KateD47, P47
142Osman, AdamD37, P37
143Ozier, OwenC29, D29, P29
144Pailler, SharonD17, P17
145Pal, SarmisthaP27
146Parsa, SaharD19, P19
147Pellegrina, HeitorP52, D52, C52
148Perlman, ElisabethD9, P9
149Piza, CaioD34, P34
150Plous, EvanD45, P45
151Prasann, AsheshC38, D38, P38
152Preonas, LouisD24, P24
153Pugatch, ToddD1, P1
154Qin, YuD30, P30
155Quistorff, BrianD10, P10
156Rapoport, HillelD9, P9
157Rezaee, ArmanP27
158Riis-Vestergaard, MichalaC33, D33, P33
159Rijkers, BobD21, P21
160Ritter Burga, PatriciaD28, P28
161Robinson, JonathanC16, D16, P16
162Rokicki, SlawaD42, P42
163Rossi, PaulineD20, P20
164Rotemberg, MartinC37, D37, P37
165Rubli, AdrianC46, D46, P46
166Russ, JasonC2, D2, P2
167Sachdeva, AshishP27
168SAKALLI, SeyhunD46, P46
169Santacreu-Vasut, EstefaniaD30, P30
170Santana, Maria IsabelD12, P12
171Santos Villagran, RafaelD4, P4
172Sato, RyokoD35, P35
173Schwartz, DanielC5, D5, P5
174Serajuddin, UmarD23, P23
175Shamdasani, YogitaD16, P16
176Shapiro, JeremyD15, P15
177Shenoy, AshishD38, P38
178Shilpi, ForhadP52, D52
179Shrestha, SleshD8, P8
180Shrestha, MaheshworD38, P38
181SILVERIO MURILLO, ADANP27
182Silwal, AniP27
183Singhal, SaurabhP52, D52
184Smith, StephenC15, D15, P15
185Somville, VincentD3, P3
186Souza, PriscilaD39, P39
187Sprick Schuster, StevenD45, P45
188Steinberg, BryceC44, D44, P44
189Stojetz, WolfgangD29, P29
190Storeygard, AdamC30, D30, P30
191Stryjan, MiriD29, P29
192Sun, AngD44, P44
193Talbot, TheodoreP51, D51, C51
194Tanovic, ZlataP27
195Thamarapani, DhanushkaD35, P35
196Tjernstrom, EmiliaP50, D50, C50
197Tolonen, AnjaD25, P25
198Tommasi, DenniP47, D47
199Trucco, LauraD26, P26
200Uppal, YogeshD13, P13
201Vanden Eynde, OliverD36, P36
202Vargas, CarminaD2, P2
203Vasilaky, KathrynP52, D52
204Vasquez-Escallon, JuanitaD40, P40
205Verheyden, BertrandP48, D48
206Wang, Xiao YuD6, P6, P48, D48
207Wang, ShaodaD41, P41
208Weaver, JeffD21, P21
209Wilde, JoshuaC24, D24, P24
210Wilson, NicholasC42, D42, P42
211Wong, Po YinD39, P39
212Xue, Melanie MengD9, P9
213Zeballos, ElianaD12, P12
214Zhang, LeiD46, P46
215Zhou, WeinaD44, P44
216Zimmermann, LauraP53, D53
217Zou, BenC22, D22, P22

 

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