2021 Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference

Boston University


Program Notes and Index of Sessions


Summary of All Sessions

November 5, 2021
1A: Intrahousehold Allocation4
November 5, 2021
1B: Fertility4
November 5, 2021
1C: Firms4
November 5, 2021
1D: Youth employment4
November 5, 2021
1E: Early Childhood Development in Developing Countries4
November 5, 2021
1F: Agriculture, Environment, and Climate Change4
November 5, 2021
1G: Political Economy4
November 5, 2021
1H: Economic geography4
November 5, 2021
1I: History, Culture, and Insitutions4
November 5, 2021
2A: Gender, Education, and Finance4
November 5, 2021
2B: Water, Sanitation, and Heatlh4
November 5, 2021
2C: Macroeconomics 4
November 5, 2021
2E: Behavioural issues in human capital4
November 5, 2021
2F: Environment3
November 5, 2021
2G: Elections4
November 5, 2021
2H: Finance4
November 5, 2021
3A: Marriage4
November 5, 2021
3B: Pollution and Health4
November 5, 2021
3C: Urban Economics4
November 5, 2021
3D: Political Economy and International Economics4
November 5, 2021
3E: Responses to Education Interventions4
November 5, 2021
3F: Small-Scale Agriculture4
November 5, 2021
3G: Special Interests and Corruption4
November 5, 2021
3H: Microfinance4
November 6, 2021
4 Keynote Lecture: The Cultural Evolution of Psychology and Institutions1
November 6, 2021
4A: Consequences of Violence4
November 6, 2021
4B: Health care delivery4
November 6, 2021
4C: Macro-development4
November 6, 2021
4D: Migration4
November 6, 2021
4E: Schools and Human Capital Formation4
November 6, 2021
4F: Agricultural Economics4
November 6, 2021
4G: State Institutions4
November 6, 2021
4H: Behavior and Learning4
November 6, 2021
4I: Institutions and Culture4
November 6, 2021
5A: Gender and Family Economics4
November 6, 2021
November 6, 2021
5C: Microfoundations of Structural Transformation4
November 6, 2021
5D: Labour and Development4
November 6, 2021
5E: School Choice and Peer Effects4
November 6, 2021
5G: Clientelism4
November 6, 2021
5H: Poverty measurement4
November 6, 2021
5I: History and Development4
November 6, 2021
6A: Intimate Partner Violence4
November 6, 2021
6B: Food & Nutrition4
November 6, 2021
6C: Entrepreneurship4
November 6, 2021
6D: Trade and labour markets4
November 6, 2021
6E: Human capital4
November 6, 2021
6I: Social Integration3

48 sessions, 187 papers, and 0 presentations with no associated papers


2021 Northeast Universities Development Consortium (NEUDC) Conference

Detailed List of Sessions

Session: 1A: Intrahousehold Allocation
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Andrew D. Foster, Brown University

Women's Autonomy, Social Networks, and Access to Family Planning: Experimental Evidence from India
   presented by: S Anukriti, The World Bank

Are Cash Transfers Effective at Empowering Mothers? A Structural Evaluation of Mexico's Oportunidades
   presented by: Andrea Flores, Washington University in St. Louis

The Effect of Violent Crime on Intra-household Resource Allocation and Bargaining Power
   presented by: Maria Hernandez-de-Benito, University of Alicante

Do Property Rights Affect the Efficiency and Intrahousehold Labor Allocations of Rural Ethiopian Households?
   presented by: Caitlin Kieran, University of California Davis
Session: 1B: Fertility
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Jessica Cohen, Harvard University

The Media or the Message? Experimental Evidence on Mass Media and Modern Contraception Uptake in Burkina Faso
   presented by: Rachel Glennerster, Chief Economist, DFiD

Agricultural Technological Change, Female Earnings, and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil
   presented by: Vivek Moorthy, University of Notre Dame

Can improved counseling increase willingness to pay for modern contraceptives?
   presented by: Luca Parisotto, The World Bank

Exploring User-Centered Counseling in Contraceptive Decision-Making: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Urban Malawi
   presented by: Kexin Zhang, Boston University
Session: 1C: Firms
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Kevin Donovan, Yale University

Group Identity and Agency Frictions: Evidence using Big Data
   presented by: Jitendra Aswani, Fordham University

Unreliable Firms: Evidence from Rwanda
   presented by: Vishan Nigam, MIT

Worker Mobility and Domestic Production Networks
   presented by: Cian Ruane, International Monetary Fund

The cultural origins of family firms
   presented by: Jian Xie, University of Warwick
Session: 1D: Youth employment
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Caroline Theoharides, Amherst College

Can Temporary Wage Incentives Increase Formal Employment? Experimental Evidence from Mexico
   presented by: Martin Abel, Middlebury College

No Parent Present: Evidence on Child Fostering in Sub-Saharan Africa from 30 years of Household Surveys and Weather Shocks
   presented by: Tamara McGavock, Grinnell College

Seasonality, Academic Calendar and School Drop-outs in Developing Countries
   presented by: Abu Shonchoy, Florida International University

The Effect of Microinsurance on Child Work and Schooling: Evidence from northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia
   presented by: Hyuk Son, Cornell University
Session: 1E: Early Childhood Development in Developing Countries
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Bilge Erten, Northeastern University

Grandfathers and Grandsons: Social Security Expansion and Child Health in China
   presented by: Xi Chen, Yale University

Early Childhood Human Capital Formation at Scale
   presented by: Akib Khan, Uppsala University

Family Planning Services and Children's Human Capital: Experimental Evidence from Urban Malawi
   presented by: Daniel Maggio, Cornell University

Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees
   presented by: Asad Islam, Monash University
Session: 1F: Agriculture, Environment, and Climate Change
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Ariel Ortiz-Bobea, Cornell University

Export crop price stabilization, land use change, and forest loss: evidence from Ghana
   presented by: Kwabena Krah, UIUC

Inappropriate Technology: Evidence from Global Agriculture
   presented by: Jacob Moscona, Harvard and J-PAL

Temperature, effort, and achievement: Evidence from a large-scale standardized exam in Brazil
   presented by: Ana Paula Melo, Howard University

Learning is Caring: Soil Heterogeneity, Social Learning and the Formation of Close-knit Communities
   presented by: Itzchak Raz, Hebrew University
Session: 1G: Political Economy
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Siddharth George, Boston University

Managers' Productivity and Recruitment in the Public Sector: The Case of School Principals
   presented by: Mounu Prem, Universidad del Rosario

A tale of gold and blood: The unintended consequences of market regulation on local violence
   presented by: Rafael Pucci, Climate Policy Initiative - PUC Rio

Age Set vs. Kin: Culture and Financial Ties in East Africa
   presented by: Awa Ambra Seck, Harvard University

Got (Clean) Milk? Governance, Incentives, and Collective Action in Indian Dairy Cooperatives
   presented by: Ashish Shenoy, UC Davis
Session: 1H: Economic geography
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Adam Storeygard, Tufts University

The Long-run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India
   presented by: Alison Campion, Development Data Lab

Road Endpoints and City Sizes
   presented by: Bruno Barsanetti, Fundacao Getulio Vargas

Climate Change and Migration: the case of Africa
   presented by: Bruno Conte, Università di Bologna

Endogenous Spatial Production Networks: Quantitative Implications for Trade and Productivity
   presented by: Piyush Panigrahi, Yale University
Session: 1I: History, Culture, and Insitutions
November 5, 2021 10:00 to 12:00
Session Chair: Nancy Qian, Northwestern University

Fiscal Legibility and State Development: Theory and Evidence from Colonial Mexico
   presented by: Francisco Garfias, University of California, San Diego

The Legacy of the Spanish Conquista in the Andes: Beliefs, Social Unrest, and Long-Run Economic Development
   presented by: Cesar Huaroto, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change and Conflict in Africa
   presented by: Eoin McGuirk, Tufts University

Frontier planters, immigrants, and the abolition of slavery in Brazil
   presented by: François Seyler, Université Laval
Session: 2A: Gender, Education, and Finance
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College

Gendered Mobile Banking to Expand Women’s Financial Inclusion: Experimental Evidence from Mozambique
   presented by: Margaret McConnell, Harvard University

Wheels of Change: Transforming Girl's Lives with Bicycles
   presented by: Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut

Influencing youths' aspirations and gender attitudes through role models: Evidence from Somali schools
   presented by: Danila Serra, Texas A&M University

Access to Finance and Women’s Employment: Experimental Evidence from Rural India
   presented by: Vaishnavi Surendra, University of California Berkeley
Session: 2B: Water, Sanitation, and Heatlh
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Namrata Kala, MIT

Gender Disparities in the Prevalence of Undernutrition in India: The Unexplored Effects of Drinking Contaminated Water
   presented by: Khushboo Aggarwal, Rishihood University

Coordination and the Poor Maintenance Trap: an Experiment on Public Infrastructure in India
   presented by: Alex Armand, Nova School of Business and Economics, CEPR, Institute for Fiscal Studies

The Political Consequences of Resource Scarcity: Targeted Spending in a Water-Stressed Democracy
   presented by: Meera Mahadevan, University of California, Irvine

Unintended Consequences of Sanitation: Externalities on Water Quality and Health in India
   presented by: Kazuki Motohashi, Tufts University
Session: 2C: Macroeconomics
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Pascual Restrepo, BU

Credit Creation, Credit Destruction, and Credit Reallocation: Evidence from India
   presented by: Seema Saini, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur

Financial Development, Firm Growth, and Aggregate Productivity Divergence in Europe
   presented by: Xiaomei Sui,

Is Capital Reallocation Really Procyclical?
   presented by: Lingyan Yang, Arizona State University

Simulating Endogenous Global Automation
   presented by: Victor Ye, Boston University
Session: 2E: Behavioural issues in human capital
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Gautam Rao, Harvard University

The Economic Impact of Depression Treatment in India*
   presented by: Manuela Angelucci, University of Texas

Healthy, nudged, and wise: Experimental evidence on the role of cost reminders in healthy decision-making
   presented by: Adnan Fakir, University of Western Australia

Non-Cognitive Skills Development and School-BasedViolence Reduction in Central America
   presented by: Claudia Martinez, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

Cognitive Limitation in Complex Decision-Making: Evidence from Centralized College Admission
   presented by: Ao Wang, UC Berkeley
Session: 2F: Environment
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Nicholas Ryan, Yale

The Presource Curse? Anticipation, Disappointment, and Governance after Oil Discoveries
   presented by: Erik Katovich, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Climate Anomalies and International Migration: A Disaggregated Analysis for West Africa
   presented by: Sveta Milusheva, World Bank

Citizen Participation and Government Accountability: National-Scale Experimental Evidence from Pollution Appeals in China
   presented by: Shaoda Wang, University of Chicago
Session: 2G: Elections
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Ajay Shenoy, University of California Santa Cruz

Social Media Echo Chambers: Experimental Evidence from an Indian Election
   presented by: Kevin Carney, Harvard University

Watching the Vote: Are Transparency Technologies Good for (Non-)Democracy?
   presented by: Anastasiia Faikina, UC San Diego

Political Campaign Attacks: Theory and Evidence
   presented by: Marcos Nakaguma, Sao Paulo School of Economics, FGV

Ignorance is Not Bliss: Experimental Evidence on Voter Information and Political Selection in India
   presented by: Yusuf Neggers, University of Michigan
Session: 2H: Finance
November 5, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Apoorv Gupta, Dartmouth College

Government-owned Banks and Development: on Unintended Consequences of Bank Privatizations.
   presented by: Lucas Mariani, Economic Research Southern Africa

Welfare Impacts of Digital Credit: A Randomized Evaluation in Nigeria
   presented by: Suraj R Nair, UC Berkeley

Bank Deposit Franchise, Interest Rate Risk, and Default Risk
   presented by: Akshat Singh, University of Oxford

Branch Location Strategies and Financial Service Access in Thai Banking
   presented by: Christoph Walsh, Tilburg University
Session: 3A: Marriage
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Rachel Brule, Boston University

Terms of Engagement: Migration, Dowry, and Love in Indian Marriages
   presented by: Rossella Calvi, Rice University

Colonial Institutions, Marriage Markets, and HIV: Evidence from Mozambique
   presented by: Jon Denton-Schneider, University of Michigan

Polygyny, Timing of Marriage and Economic Shocks in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Augustin Tapsoba, Toulouse School of Economics

Does early marriage shape gender role attitudes? Evidence from a schooling reform in China
   presented by: Huali Wu, ESSEC Business School
Session: 3B: Pollution and Health
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Randall Ellis, Boston University

Translating Information into Action: A Public Health Experiment in Bangladesh
   presented by: Reshmaan Hussam, Harvard Business School

Pollution in Ugandan Cities: Do Managers Avoid it or Adapt in Place?
   presented by: Jeanne Sorin, University of Chicago

Air Pollution, Traffic, and Retail Business
   presented by: Xiangrui Wang, Renmin University of China

Unequal Households or Communities? Decomposing the Inequality in Nutritional Status in South Asia
   presented by: Caitlin Brown, University of Manchester
Session: 3C: Urban Economics
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Yuhei Miyauchi, Boston University

Estimating the Economic Value of Zoning Reform
   presented by: Santosh Anagol, Wharton

The Other Side of the Fence: Existing Obesity Rates & Predatory Location Choice of Fast Food Chain Franchisees
   presented by: Ryka Chopra, William Hopkins Junior High School

Digital Infrastructure and Local Economic Growth: Early Internet in Sub-Saharan Africa
   presented by: Valentin Lindlacher, ifo Institute Munich

How Do Consumers Respond to Fuel Standard Regulation: Evidence from Gas Stations at City Boundaries
   presented by: Liyang Zhou, University of Pittsburgh
Session: 3D: Political Economy and International Economics
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Kevin Gallagher, Boston University

Filling the decency gap? Donors' reaction to the US policy on international family planning aid
   presented by: Nathalie Ferrière, Sciences Po Aix and Aix Marseille Univ, CNRS, AMSE, Marseille, France

China's Foreign Aid: Political Determinants, Economic Effects
   presented by: Joris Mueller, Northwestern University

Malaria and Chinese Economic Activities in Africa
   presented by: Song Yuan, The University of Warwick

I'll pay you later: Relational Contracts in the Oil Industry
   presented by: Gerhard Toews, New Economic School
Session: 3E: Responses to Education Interventions
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Marc Rockmore, US Government

School's Out: Experimental Evidence on Limiting Learning Loss Using “Low- Tech” in a Pandemic
   presented by: Noam Angrist, Oxford

Perceptions, Information Interventions and Graduation: Experimental Evidence from High-schools in Argentina
   presented by: Carolina Lopez, Brown University

Conditional Cash Transfers and Labor Market Conditions
   presented by: Teresa Molina, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Supply-side Responses to Targeted Vouchers
   presented by: Cristian Sanchez, ITAM
Session: 3F: Small-Scale Agriculture
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Jenny Aker, Tufts University

Valuation of Public Information: Bidding for Soil Fertility Testing in Malawi
   presented by: Julia Berazneva, Middlebury College

Returns to Quality in Rural Agricultural Markets: Evidence from Wheat Markets in Ethiopia
   presented by: Jeremy Do Nascimento Miguel, University of Bordeaux

Bundling Stress Tolerant Seeds and Insurance for More Resilient and Productive Small-scale Agriculture
   presented by: Jonathan Malacarne, University of Maine

The curse of good soil? Land fertility, roads, and rural poverty in Africa
   presented by: Sabrin Beg, university of delaware
Session: 3G: Special Interests and Corruption
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Nishith Prakash, University of Connecticut

The Social Costs of Patronage Ties: Lessons from the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake
   presented by: Yiming Cao, Boston University

Cutting Special Interests by the Roots: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon
   presented by: Ricardo Dahis, PUC-Rio

Hidden moral costs of control: Field evidence from performance appraisals in the public sector
   presented by: Jan Priebe, German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Buying a Blind Eye: Campaign Donations, Forbearance, and Deforestation in Colombia
   presented by: David Vargas, Inter-american Development Bank
Session: 3H: Microfinance
November 5, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Ben Roth, Harvard Business School

Rural Banks Can Reduce Poverty: Experimental Evidence from 870 Indian Villages
   presented by: Giorgia Barboni, University of Warwick

Microcredit and Informal Risk Sharing: Experimental Evidence from the Village Banking Program in China
   presented by: Shu Cai, Jinan University

Microequity and Mutuality: Experimental Evidence on Credit with Performance-Contingent Repayment
   presented by: Muhammad Meki, University of Oxford

The Impact of Financial Education and Spill-Over Effects: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
   presented by: Yuanwei Xu, Leibniz University Hannover
Session: 4 Keynote Lecture: The Cultural Evolution of Psychology and Institutions
November 6, 2021 9:00 to 10:15
Session Chair: Martin Fiszbein, Boston University

The Cultural Evolution of Psychology and Institutions
   presented by: Joseph Henrich, Harvard University

Discussant:   Nathan Nunn, Harvard University
Session: 4A: Consequences of Violence
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Matthew Pecenco, Brown University

Country of Women? Repercussions of the Triple Alliance War in Paraguay
   presented by: Felipe Valencia Caicedo, University of British Columbia

Reparations as Development: Evidence from the Victims of the Colombian Armed Conflict
   presented by: Arlen Guarin Galeano, Universidad de California Berkeley

Forgone Investment: Civil Conflict and Agricultural Credit in Colombia
   presented by: Nicolás de Roux, Universidad de los Andes

Market Structure and Extortion: Evidence from 50,000 Extortion Payments
   presented by: Carlos Schmidt-Padilla,
Session: 4B: Health care delivery
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Susan Godlonton, Williams College

Women Left Behind: Gender Disparities in Utilization of Government Health Insurance in India
   presented by: Radhika Jain, Stanford University

Information, Loss Framing, and Spillovers in Pay-for-Performance Contracts: Evidence from Nigerian Health Workers
   presented by: Eeshani Kandpal, The World Bank

Why is the Vaccination Rate Low in India?
   presented by: Pramod Kumar Sur, Asian Growth Research Institute (AGI)

Procurement Institutions and Essential Drug Supply in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
   presented by: Lucy Xiaolu Wang, UMass Amherst; Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition
Session: 4C: Macro-development
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Cory Smith, University of Maryland

Entry Deregulation, Market Turnover, and Efficiency: China’s Business Registration Reform
   presented by: Luming Chen, Cornell University

The Value of Trademarks: Micro Evidence from Chinese Exports to Africa
   presented by: Yusuke Kuroishi, Hitotsubashi University

The Plant-Level View of an Industrial Policy: The Korean Heavy Industry Drive of 1973
   presented by: Munseob Lee, University of California San Diego

Financial Development, Firm Growth, and Aggregate Productivity Divergence in Europe
   presented by: Xiaomei Sui, University of Rochester
Session: 4D: Migration
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Kaivan Munshi, Yale University

The impact of return migration on school-work tradeoff and labor outcomes of adolescents
   presented by: Avinandan Chakraborty, University of New Mexico

Urban Labor Supply Responses to Rural Drought Shocks on Rideshare Platforms
   presented by: Aleksandr Michuda, Cornell University

Unpacking the political impact of low-skilled immigration
   presented by: Wagner Oliveira, FGV

Life Out of the Shadows: Impacts of Amnesty Programs on Migrant’s Life
   presented by: Sandra Rozo, USC, Marshall School of Business
Session: 4E: Schools and Human Capital Formation
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Silvia Prina, Northeastern University

Mind the Gap: Schooling, Informality and Fiscal Externalities in Nepal
   presented by: Bhanu Gupta, Ashoka University

Crowding in Private Quality: The Equilibrium Effects of Public Spending in Education
   presented by: Naureen Karachiwalla, International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Public School Quality and Student Outcomes: Evidence from Model Schools in India
   presented by: Naveen Kumar, University of California San Diego

Centrality-Based Spillover Effect
   presented by: Michael Vlassopoulos, University of Southampton
Session: 4F: Agricultural Economics
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Tavneet Suri, MIT

Watering the Seeds of the Rural Economy:Impact of Tube-well Irrigation in India
   presented by: Andre Butler, University of Edinburgh

Two Heads are Better than One: Couples' Training, Agricultural Production and Investment in Côte d’Ivoire
   presented by: Aletheia Donald, The World Bank

Correcting False Beliefs
   presented by: Annemie Maertens, University of Sussex

Impact of Market Information on Cashew Producers in Guinea-Bissau
   presented by: Giulio Schinaia, University of Oxford
Session: 4G: State Institutions
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Sandip Sukhtankar, University of Virginia

Optimal Assignment of Bureaucrats: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Tax Collectors in the DRC
   presented by: Augustin Bergeron, Stanford University

Formality Costs, Registration and Development of Microentrepreneurs: Evidence from Brazil
   presented by: Roberto Hsu Rocha, UC Berkeley

Do Contributory Pension Programs Crowd Out Labor Supply in Developing Countries? Evidence from Rural China
   presented by: Plamen Nikolov, State University of New York (at Binghamton) & IZA

Production Responses from the Decentralized Adoption of a Value Added Tax in India
   presented by: Laura Zimmermann, University of Georgia
Session: 4H: Behavior and Learning
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: Linh Tô, Boston University

Imperfect information and learning: Evidence from cotton cultivation in Pakistan
   presented by: Amal Ahmad, University of Gottingen

Poor but Working Hard for the Family
   presented by: Imran Aziz, Yorkville University

Risk Preference Adaptation to Climate Change
   presented by: Remy Levin, University of Connecticut

Behavioral Biases among Producers: Experimental Evidence of Anchoring in Procurement Auctions
   presented by: Pallavi Shukla, Johns Hopkins University
Session: 4I: Institutions and Culture
November 6, 2021 10:30 to 12:30
Session Chair: James Feigenbaum, Boston University

Religious Divisions, Production Technology and Firm Productivity: Experimental Evidence from India
   presented by: Arkadev Ghosh, University of British Columbia

Political Reservations as Term-Limits
   presented by: Nishtha Kochhar, Georgetown University

Religious Media, Conversion and its Socio-Economic Consequences: The Rise of Pentecostals in Brazil
   presented by: Marcela Mello, Brown University

The Political Scar of Epidemics
   presented by: Orkun Saka, City, University of London & LSE
Session: 5A: Gender and Family Economics
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Frank Schilbach, MIT

The Role of Mothers-in-Law in Determining Women's Work: Evidence from India
   presented by: Madhulika Khanna, Georgetown University

Words Matter: Gender, Jobs and Applicant Behavior
   presented by: Kanika Mahajan, Ashoka University

Learning in the Household
   presented by: John Conlon, Harvard University

Globalization and Female Outcomes: Evidence from China
   presented by: Xianqiang Zou, Renmin University of China
Session: 5B: COVID
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: John Hoddinott, Cornell University

Emergency Cash Transfers for Informal Workers: Impact Evidence from Mexico
   presented by: Ana Canedo, The University of Texas at Austin

Telementoring and homeschooling during school closures: A randomized experiment in rural Bangladesh
   presented by: Abu Siddique, Technical University of Munich

Early Effects of the COVID-19 Lockdown on Children in Rural Bangladesh
   presented by: Momoe Makino, Institute of Developing Economies

The Gendered Impact of Covid-19 on Young Workers: Evidence from the Ugandan Shecession
   presented by: Sara Spaziani, Brown University
Session: 5C: Microfoundations of Structural Transformation
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Steven Block, Tufts University

The Impact of Drought on Structural Transformation in India
   presented by: Sayahnika Basu, University of California, San Diego

Poverty Traps, Structural Transformation, and Rural Land Concentration in India
   presented by: Prashant Bharadwaj, University of California San Diego

Gender Barriers, Structural Transformation and Economic Development
   presented by: Gaurav Chiplunkar, University of Virginia

Commodity Booms and Structural Transformation: The Role of Input Use and Land Inequality
   presented by: Andrei Laskievic, São Paulo School of Economics-FGV
Session: 5D: Labour and Development
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Nancy Chau, Cornell University

Formalized Employee Search and Labor Demand
   presented by: Lukas Hensel, Peking University

Do Part-time Jobs Attract Less Productive Workers?
   presented by: Hyunseob Kim, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Expect the Unexpected: Does Social Assistance Disincentivise Employment, Job Formality, and Mobility?
   presented by: Dyah Pritadrajati, Australian National University

AI, firms and wages: Evidence from India
   presented by: Alexander Copestake, University of Oxford
Session: 5E: School Choice and Peer Effects
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Emily Beam, University of Vermont

Strategic Decisions have “Major” Consequences: Gender Differences in College Major Choices
   presented by: Catalina Franco, Norwegian School of Economics

An Aspiring Friend Is a Friend Indeed: School Peers and College Aspirations in Brazil
   presented by: Jessica Gagete-Miranda, Bocconi University

Long-term outcomes of affirmative action - Evidence from a selective law school in Brazil
   presented by: Ana Trindade Ribeiro, Stanford University

The Effects of College Desegregation on Academic Achievement and Students’ Social Interactions: Evidence from Turnstile Data
   presented by: Tatiana Velasco-Rodriguez, Columbia University
Session: 5G: Clientelism
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Jaya Wen, Harvard Business School

Corruption as an informal fiscal system
   presented by: Shan Aman-Rana, University of Virginia

Politics never end: Patronage Effects of Increased Transparency
   presented by: Mariella Gonzales, University of Chicago

Infrastructure for Votes? Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Evidence From Mexico
   presented by: Wayne Sandholtz, Nova School of Business and Economics

The Workforce of Clientelism: The Case of Local Officials in the Party Machine
   presented by: Ajay Shenoy, University of California Santa Cruz
Session: 5H: Poverty measurement
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Christopher Barrett, Cornell University

The potential and limitations of big data in development economics: The use of cell phone data for the targeting and impact evaluation of a cash transfer program in Haiti
   presented by: Oscar Barriga Cabanillas, UC Davis

Long-term Economic Wellbeing After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
   presented by: Ralph Lawton, Harvard University

Small Area Estimation of Monetary Poverty in Mexico using Satellite Imagery and Machine Learning
   presented by: David Newhouse, World Bank Group

How much do our neighbors really know?: The Limits of Community-based Targeting
   presented by: Carly Trachtman, University of California, Berkeley
Session: 5I: History and Development
November 6, 2021 13:30 to 15:30
Session Chair: Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University

Schools, Language, and Nations: Evidence From a Natural Experiment in France
   presented by: Guillaume Blanc, Brown University

Overkill, Extinction and the Neolithic Revolution
   presented by: Motohiro Kumagai, Brown University

Beasts of Burden, Trade, and Hierarchy: The Long Shadow of Domestication
   presented by: Andreas Link, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Delegating Governmental Authority to Private Actors: Lordships, State Capacity and Development
   presented by: Daniel Oto-Peralías, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Session: 6A: Intimate Partner Violence
November 6, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Arnab Basu, Cornell University

Trade-offs? The Impact of WTO Accession on Intimate Partner Violence in Cambodia
   presented by: Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College

Mining and Women's Agency: Evidence on Acceptance of Domestic Violence and Shared Decision-Making in India
   presented by: Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University

Reducing Intimate Partner Violence: A Randomized Evaluation of a Multifaceted Female Empowerment Program in urban Liberia
   presented by: David Sungho Park, University of California, Santa Cruz

Conditional Cash Transfers and Gender Based Violence – Does the Type of Violence Matter?
   presented by: Abhilasha Sahay, World Bank
Session: 6B: Food & Nutrition
November 6, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: William Masters, Tufts University

The Psychological Toll of Food Insecurity
   presented by: Jeffrey Bloem, USDA

The Effects of Universal Free Lunch Provision on Student Achievement: Evidence from South Korea
   presented by: Yoonjung Kim, University of California Irvine

The Effects of Hunger on Behavioral Outcomes: Evidence from a Lab-in-the-field Experiment in Ethiopia
   presented by: Seollee Park, Harvard University

Cash transfers and adolescent nutrition outcomes: Evidence from the Child Support Grant in South Africa
   presented by: Kritika Sen, University of New Mexico
Session: 6C: Entrepreneurship
November 6, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Daniel Bjorkegren, Brown University

Making Entrepreneurs: Returns to Training Youth in Hard Versus Soft Business Skills
   presented by: Laura Chioda, University of California, Berkeley

Entrepreneurial Reluctance: Talent and Firm Creation in China
   presented by: Ruixue Jia, UCSD

Caste, Courts and Business
   presented by: Anirban Mukherjee, University of Calcutta

Surviving Competition: Neighborhood Shops vs. Convenience Chains
   presented by: Miguel Talamas Marcos, Kellogg, Northwestern
Session: 6D: Trade and labour markets
November 6, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Joaquin Blaum, Boston University

Labour market adjustment to changes in export and import trade policy: Evidence from Vietnam
   presented by: Ramisha Asghar, Queen's University

Employment Effects of Economic Sanctions
   presented by: Roberto Nisticò, University of Naples Federico II

Trade Liberalization and Chinese Students in US Higher Education
   presented by: Kevin Shih, Queens College

Trade Shocks and Child Labor: Evidence from Brazil
   presented by: Arthur Viaro, Sao Paulo School of Economics
Session: 6E: Human capital
November 6, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Bryce Steinberg, Brown University

Adaptive Experiments for Policy Choice: Phone Calls to Encourage Home Reading with Children in Kenya
   presented by: Anja Sautmann, World Bank

Start What You Finish! Ex ante risk and schooling investments in the presence of dynamic complementarities
   presented by: Esther Gehrke, Wageningen University

Mobile Internet Has No Impact on Educational Outcomes: Evidence from Brazil
   presented by: Lisa Ho, MIT

Adjusting to Automation? Human Capital in the Age of Robots
   presented by: Wilman Iglesias Pinedo, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Session: 6I: Social Integration
November 6, 2021 16:00 to 18:00
Session Chair: Diego Ramos-Toro, Dartmouth College

Inter-group interaction and attitudes to migrants
   presented by: Ivar Kolstad, Norwegian School of Economics

What Determines Online Charitable Giving to Pandemic Victims? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Choice Overload & the Deserving-ness of Beneficiaries
   presented by: Gedeon Lim, The University of Hong Kong

Proximity and the Formation of Diverse Social Networks: Theory and Evidence
   presented by: Roman Andres Zarate, University of Toronto

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