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NORTHEAST UNIVERSITIES DEVELOPMENT CONSORTIUM CONFERENCE 2011

**ON SITE REGISTRATION--CASH ONLY**

November 12-13, 2011
Economic Growth Center, Yale University , New Haven, CT

Timings: Each paper is allotted 25 minutes, 15 for the presentation, 5 for the discussant, 5 for questions

Please email neudc11@yale.edu if you have any questions

November 12-13, 2011, Economic Growth Center, Yale University, WL Harkness Hall, 100 Wall Street & SSS

Each paper is allotted 25 minutes: 15 for the presentation, 5 for the discussant, 5 for questions.  Presenters
indicated in bold for multi-authored papers. 

SATURDAY, November 12th     [SUNDAY, November 13th]

8:00 – 9:00 AM:  Breakfast & Registration,  Location: Commons, 168 Grove Street

9:00 – 10:40 AM:  SECTION 1

SESSION 1: HEALTH: INCENTIVES, CHAIR: Paul Schultz
Location: Room WLH 116

Paper Authors Discussant
A Cluster Randomized Trial of Provider Incentives for Anemia Reduction in Rural China Sean Sylvia, University of Maryland Joao Montalvao
Performance Pay and Information: Reducing Child Malnutrition in Urban Slums Prakarsh Singh, Amherst College Andrea Locatelli
Do Public Health Interventions Crowd Out Private Health Investments? Malaria Control Policies in Eritrea Pedro Carneiro, UCL; Andrea Locatelli, University College London Prakarsh Singh
Integration of Microfinance and Health Education: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Rural India Joao Montalvao, University College London Sean Sylvia

SESSION 2: SOCIAL CAPITAL, CHAIR: Chris Udry
Location: Room WLH 119

Paper Authors Discussant
The Diffusion of Microfinance Abhijit Banerjee, MIT; Arun Chandrasekhar, MIT; Esther Duflo, MIT; Matthew O. Jackson, Stanford University Chutima Tontarawongsa
Network Effect and Technology Adoption: Anti-Malarial bed nets and Insecticide Treatments in Orissa, India Chutima Tontarawongsa, Duke University; Alessandro Tarozzi, Duke University; Aprajit Mahajan, Stanford University Arun Chandrasekhar
Social Interactions and Individual Reproductive Decisions Muthoni Ngatia, Yale University Garance Genicot
Tolerance and Compromise in Social Networks Garance Genicot, Georgetown University Muthoni Ngatia

SESSION 3: EDUCATION IMPACT EVALUATION, CHAIR: Andrew Foster
Location: Room WLH 114

Paper Authors Discussant
The Short-Term Impacts of the One Laptop per Child Program: A Randomized Evaluation Julian Cristia, Inter-American Development Bank; Pablo Ibarraran, Inter-American Development Bank; Santiago Cueto, GRADE; Ana Santiago, Inter-American Development Bank; Eugenio Severin, Inter-American Development Bank Gunther Fink
Testing for Heterogeneous Treatment Effects in Experimental Data: False Discovery Risks and Correction Procedures Gunther Fink, Harvard University; Margaret McConnell, Harvard University; Sebastian Vollmer, Harvard University Andriana Camacho
Assessing the Long-term Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers on Human Capital: Evidence from Colombia Adriana Camacho, Universidad de los Andes; Javier Baez, The World Bank Julian Cristia

SESSION 4: INTRA-HOUSEHOLD, CHAIR: Nancy Qian
Location: Room WLH 117

Paper Authors Discussant
Grandfathers and Grandsons: Should cash transfers be targeted to women? Emilio Gutierrez Fernandez, ITAM
Laura Juarez, Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico, Adrian Rubli, ITAM
Slesh Shrestha
Sibling Rivalry in Education: Estimation of Intra-household Trade-offs in Human Capital Investment Slesh Shrestha, University of Michigan John Michael Ian Salas
Is Couple's Joint Decision Making Associated with Favorable Household Consumption Patterns for Children? Evidence from Cebu, Philippines John Michael Ian Salas, University of California, Irvine Adrian Rubli

SESSION 5: SELF-EMPLOYMENT, CHAIR: Eric Edmonds
Location: Room WLH 207

Paper Authors Discussant
Self Employment in Developing Countries: a Search-Equilibrium Approach Renata Narita, World Bank Anant Nyshadham
Self-employment and Informality in Africa: Panel Evidence from Satisfaction Data Bob Rijkers, World Bank, Paolo Falco, Oxford University, Centre for the Study of African Economies, William Maloney, World Bank; Mauricio Sarrias, Universidad Catolica del Norte  
Determinants of income in informal self-employment: new evidence from a long African panel Paolo Falco,Oxford University; Centre for the Study of African Economies Bob Rijkers
Learning about Comparative Advantage in Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Thailand Anant Nyshadham, Yale University Renata Narita

SESSION 6: POLITICAL ECONOMY: NETWORKS, CHAIR: Eric Weese
Location: Room WLH 208

Paper Authors Discussant
Law and Identity Manipulation: Evidence from a Natural Experiment Guilhem Cassan, Paris School of Economics Elisabeth Sadoulet
Why Are Land Reforms Granting Complete Property Rights Politically Risky? Electoral Outcomes of Mexico‚?™s Second Land Reform Alain de Janvry, University of California at Berkeley, Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, University of Toronto, Elisabeth Sadoulet, University of California at Berkeley Guilhem Cassan

SESSION 7: CORRUPTION, CHAIR: Rema Hanna
Location: Room WLH 113

Paper Authors Discussant
Can Developing Countries Export Corruption? Evidence from Corporate Tax Evasion in the United States Ngoc Anh Tran, Indiana University Stephan Litschig
Audit Risk and Rent Extraction: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Brazil Stephan Litschig, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Yves Zamboni, Controladoria-Geral da Uniao Ngoc Anh Tran
Institutional Corruption and Election Fraud: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan Michael Callen, UCSD, James Long, UCSD Ngoc Anh Tran
One Mandarin Benefits the Whole Clan: Panel Data Evidence from Hometown Infrastructure in an Autocracy Kieu-Trang Nguyen, Indiana University
Quoc-Anh Do, Singapore Management University, Anh Tran, Indiana University
Michael Callen

10:40 – 11:00 AM:  BREAK

11:00 – 12:40 PM:  SECTION 2

SESSION 8:  AGRICULTURE, CHAIR: Tavneet Suri
Location: Room WLH 119

Paper Authors Discussant
Estimation of a Dynamic Agricultural Production Model with Observed, Subjective Distributions Brian Dillon, Cornell University Francesca de Nicola
How Accurate Is Recall Data? Evidence from Coastal India Francesca de Nicola, IFPRI, Xavier Gine, The World Bank Emily Conover
The Impact of Receiving Price and Weather Information in Colombia’s Agricultural Sector Adriana Camacho, Universidad de los Andes. Emily Conover, Hamilton College Brian Dillon

SESSION 9:  TRADE, CHAIR: Eric Verhoogen
Location: Room WLH 208

Paper Authors Discussant
Information Frictions in Trade Treb Allen, Yale University Shushanik Hakobyan
Export markets, Household Businesses, and Formal Jobs: Evidence from the U.S.-Vietnam Bilateral Trade Agreement Brian McCaig, Australian National University. Nina Pavcnik, Dartmouth College Treb Allen
Export Competitiveness of Developing Countries and US Trade Policy Shushanik Hakobyan, Middlebury College Brian McCaig

SESSION 10:  CONFLICT, CHAIR: Chris Blattman
Location: Room WLH 117

Paper Authors Discussant
Inciting Riots: Testing Whether Rainfall is a Valid Instrument when looking at Civil Conflict Heather Sarsons, Harvard University Christopher Paik
Civil War, Social Capital and Market Development: Experimental and Survey Evidence on the Negative Consequences of Violence Pauline Grosjean, University of New South Wales; Sam Whitt, US Dept of State Oliver Vanden Eynde
Targets of Violence: Evidence from India's Naxalite Conflict Oliver Vanden Eynde, LSE Sam Whitt
Altitude, Genes and Town Names: A Study of Historical Influence and Political Mobilization Christopher Paik, Princeton University Heather Sarsons

SESSION 11:  CHILDREN’S HUMAN CAPITAL, CHAIR: Cristian Pop-Eleches
Location: Room WLH 114

Paper Authors Discussant
Oportunidades and its Impact on Child Nutrition Gabriela Farfan, Duke University Tomas Rau
Son-Preference, Gender Differentials in Child Labor and Schooling, and Efficiency Alok Kumar, University of Victoria Kaveh Majlesi
Lead Exposure and its Effects on Academic Achievement: Evidence from an Environmental Negligence Tomas Rau, Universidad Catolica de Chile, Loreto Reyes, Ministry of Finance, Sergio Urzua, University of Maryland Gabriela Farfan
Labor Market Opportunities and (Sex-Specific) Investment in Children's Human Capital: Evidence from Mexico Kaveh Majlesi, University of Texas at Austin Alok Kumar

SESSION 12:  PROPERTY RIGHTS, CHAIR: Chris Udry
 Location: Room WLH 20

Paper Authors Discussant
States, Law, and Property Rights in West Africa Ryan Bubb, NYU School of Law Ren Mu
Land Property Rights and International Migration: Evidence from Mexico Michele Valsecchi, University of Gothenburg Ryan Bubb
Village Political Economy, Land Tenure Insecurity and the Rural to Urban Migration Decision: Evidence from China John Giles, World Bank; Ren Mu, Texas A&M University Michele Valsecchi

SESSION 13: POLITICAL ECONOMY: ELECTIONS, CHAIR: Elisabeth Sadoulet
Location: Room WLH 113

Paper Authors Discussant
The Local Electoral Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfers. Evidence from a Field Experiment Julien Labonne, Oxford University Matthias Schundein
Deterring or Displacing Electoral Irregularities? Spillover Effects of Observers in a Randomized Field Experiment in Ghana Matthias Schundeln, Goethe University Frankfurt; Nahomi Ichino, Harvard University Julien Labonne
Incentives to Vote, Political Preferences and Information: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Peru Gianmarco Leon, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley Marco Gonzalez-Navarro
Provision of Infrastructure and Electoral Support: Experimental Evidence from Street Pavement Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, University of Toronto Gianmarco Leon

SESSION 14: PROBLEMS OF CREDIT MARKETS, CHAIR: Ashok Rai
Location: Room WLH 116

Paper Authors Discussant
What Does Debt Relief Do for Development? Evidence from a Large-Scale Policy Experiment Martin Kanz, The World Bank Jonathan Morduch
Strategic Default in Joint Liability Groups: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India Xavier Gine, The World Bank; Karuna Krishnaswamy, CGAP; Alejandro Ponce, World Justice Project Hunt Allcott
Impact Assessment of an Asset Transfer Program to the Ultra Poor Shamika Ravi, Indian School of Business; Jonathan Morduch, NYU; Jonathan Bauchet, NYU Martin Kanz
External Validity and Partner Selection Bias Hunt Allcott, New York University; Sendhil Mullainathanm Harvard University Xavier Gine

12:40 – 2:00 PM:  LUNCH, Commons, 168 Grove Street

 12:40 – 2:00 PM:  NEUDC COMMITTEE MEETING

2:00 – 3:40 PM:  SECTION 3

SESSION 15: HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT, CHAIR: Timothy Guinnane
Location: Room WLH 207

Paper Authors Discussant
Why is Polygyny More Prevalent in Western Africa? An African Slave Trade Perspective John Dalton, Wake Forest University; Tin Cheuk Leung Alexander Moradi
Borders that Divide: Education and Religion in Ghana and its Neighbors since Colonial Times Denis Cogneau, Paris School of Economics; Alexander Moradi, University of Sussex John Dalton
Why Is African Urbanization Different? Evidence from Resource Experts in Ghana and Ivory Coast Remi Jedwab, London School of Economics/PSE Jordi Vidal-Robert
War and Inquisition: Social Control in the Spanish Empire Jordi Vidal-Robert, Boston University Remi Jedwab

SESSION 16: SAVINGS, CHAIR: Dan Keniston
Location: Room WLH 208

Paper Authors Discussant
Commitments to Save: A Field Experiment in Rural Malawi Dean Yang, University of Michigan Silvia Prina
Revising Commitments: Time Preference and Time-Inconsistency in the Field Xavier Gine, The World Bank; Jessica Goldberg, University of Maryland; Dan Silverman, University of Michigan; Dean Yang, University of Michigan Alejandrina Salcedo
Do Simple Savings Accounts Help the Poor to Save? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nepal Silvia Prina, Case Western Reserve University Dean Yang
On the Impact of Mandatory Basic Accounts on Financial Development:  Evidence from Mexico Karen Kaiser, Banco de Mexico; Carlos Lever, Banco de Mexico; Alejandrina Salcedo, Banco de Mexico Jessica Goldberg

SESSION 17:  GROWTH, CHAIR: Douglas Gollin
Location: Room WLH 119

Paper Authors Discussant
Growth and Factor Misallocations: Quantifying and Decomposing Aggregate Allocative Efficiency Ajay Shenoy, University of Michigan Gunjan Sharma
Heterogeneous Mark-Ups and Endogenous Misallocation Michael Peters, MIT Joshua Wilde
How Substitutable are Fixed Factors in Production?  Evidence from Pre-Industrial England Joshua Wilde, University of South Florida Michael Peters
India's Mysterious Manufacturing Miracle Albert Bollard, Stanford University; Peter Klenow, Stanford University; Gunjan Sharma, University of Missouri Ajay Shenoy

SESSION 18: MIGRATION & MOBILITY, CHAIR: Mark Rosenzweig
Location: Room WLH 116

Paper Authors Discussant
Magical Transition? Intergenerational Educational and Occupational Mobility in Rural China: 1988-2002 M. Shahe Emran, George Washington University, Yan Sun, George Washington University Christine Binzel
Decline in Social Mobility: Unfulfilled Aspirations among Egypt's Educated Youth Christine Binzel, University of Heidelberg Yan Sun
Mexicans in America Maria Genoni, Duke University, Luis Rubalcava, CIDE, Graciela Teruel, Calif. Center for Population Research; Duncan Thomas, Duke University Joyce Chen
Chinese Immigration to the United States: History, Selectivity and Human Capital Joyce Chen, Ohio State University Maria Genoni

SESSION 19: HEALTH: OUTCOMES, CHAIR: John Strauss
Location: Room WLH 113

Paper Authors Discussant
The Effect of Access to AIDS Treatment on Employment Outcomes in South Africa Zoe McLaren, University of Michigan Gunther Fink
Exploiting Externalities to Estimate the Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Deworming Owen Ozier, UC Berkeley Rudi Rocha
Early Life Health and Educational Performance: Evidence From Rainfall Fluctuations in the Brazilian Northeast Rudi Rocha, PUC-Rio; Rodrigo Soares, PUC-Rio Owen Ozier
Health Investment and Agricultural Productivity: Evidence from a Cluster-randomized Controlled Trial in Katete District, Zambia Gunther Fink, Harvard University; Felix Masiye, University of Zambia Zoe McLaren

SESSION 20:  EDUCATION, CHAIR: Rema Hanna
Location: Room WLH 117

Paper Authors Discussant
Are Returns to Education on the Decline in Venezuela and Does Mission Sucre Have a Role to Play? Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere, Georgia Institute of Technology; Naihobe Gonzalez Yong Suk Lee
Public Education Quality and Private School Enrollment Fernanda Estevan, University of Ottawa Natalie Bau
Buy More, Pay Less:  Measuring the Performance of Pakistani Contract Teachers Natalie Bau, Harvard University; Jishnu Das, World Bank Fernanda Estevan
Educational Tracking, Residential Sorting, and Intergenerational Economic Mobility: Evidence from South Korea Yong Suk Lee, Brown University Ruth Uwaifo Oyelere

SESSION 21:  LABOR: INCENTIVES, CHAIR: Paul Schultz
Location: Room WLH 114

Paper Authors Discussant
Efficient Non-market Institution with Imperfect Labor Market: Cooperative Sharing for Tropical Forest Clearing Yoshito Takasaki, University of Tsukuba; Oliver Coomes, McGill University; Christian Abizaid, University of Toronto; Stephanie Brisson, McGill University Celment Imbert
Bidding Up Agricultural Wages: Public Works and Rural Labor Markets Clement Imbert, Paris School of Economics Yoshito Takasaki
Incentives and Social Preferences in a Traditional Labor Contract: Evidence from Rice Planting Field Experiments in the Philippines Jun Goto, University of Tokyo; Takeshi Aida, University of Tokyo; Keitaro Aoyagi, University of Tokyo; Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo Jane Zhang
Do Women in China Compete Just as Much as Men?  Experimental Evidence from a Cultural Laboratory Jane Zhang, UC Berkeley Yasuyuki Sawada

3:40 – 4:00 PM:  BREAK

4:00 – 5:40 PM:  SECTION 4

SESSION 22: POLITICAL ECONOMY, CHAIR: Eric Weese
Location:  Room WLH 113

Paper Authors Discussant
Redistributive Politics and Cash Transfer Programs Matteo Bobba, Paris School of Economics Ameet Morjaria
Political Connection and Government Patronage: Evidence from Chinese Manufacturing Firms Bei Qin, Stockholm University Pablo Querubin
Political Reform and Elite Persistence: Term Limits and Political Dynasties in the Philippines Pablo Querubin, MIT Bei Qin
Electoral Competition and Deforestation: Micro Evidence from Kenya Ameet Morjaria, Harvard University Matteo Bobba

SESSION 23: HEALTH: LEARNING & BELIEFS, CHAIR: Andrew Foster
Location: Room WLH 207

Paper Authors Discussant
Mother's Education and Infant Health: Evidence from Closure of High Schools in China Shuang Zhang,Cornell University Achyuta Adhvaryu
How Perceptions of HIV Risk Exposure Affect Life-Cycle Fertility: Evidence from Rural Malawi Gil Shapira, The World Bank Nicholas Wilson
Learning, Misallocation, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from New Malaria Therapy in Tanzania Achyuta Adhvaryu, Yale University Shuang Zhang
Is Sex Like Driving? Risk Compensation Associated with Randomized Male Circumcision in Kisumu, Kenya Nicholas Wilson, Williams College; Wentao Xiong, Harvard Business School Gil Shapira

SESSION 24: RISK, CHAIR: Ethan Ligon
Location:  Room WLH 119

Paper Authors Discussant
Incentivizing Calculated Risk-Taking Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School; Martin Kanz, World Bank; Leora Klapper, World Bank Joshua Blumenstock
How Does Risk Management Influence Production Decisions? Evidence from a Field Experiment Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School; Xavier Gine, The World Bank; James Vickery, Federal Reserve Bank of New York Martin Kanz
Risk and Reciprocity Over the Mobile Phone Network: Evidence from Rwanda Joshua Blumenstock, UC Berkeley; Nathan Eagle, Santa Fe Institute; Marcel Fafchamps, Oxford University Shawn Cole

SESSION 25: FIRMS, CHAIR: Eric Verhoogen
Location: Room WLH 117

Paper Authors Discussant
Success and Failure of African Exporters Leonardo Iacovone, World Bank Jeremy Magruder
Can Minimum Wages Cause a Big Push? Evidence from Indonesia Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley Mongoljin Batsaikhan
Schumpeterian Growth for Micro Enterprises in Developing Countries:  Evidence from Phone Card Wholesalers in Mongolia Mongoljin Batsaikhan, Brown University Leonardo Iacovone

SESSION 26:  MIGRATION, CHAIR: Mushfig Mobarak
Location: Room WLH 208

Paper Authors Discussant
Undocumented Migration with Endogenous Coyote Prices Aureo de Paula, University of Pennsylvania; Timothy Halliday, University of Hawaii at Manoa Jenny Aker
Transnational Trafficking, Law Enforcement and Victim Protection: A  Middleman’s Perspective Randall Akee, Tufts University Devesh Kapur
Remittances and Rashomon Devesh Kapur Randall Akee
Mobiles and Mobility: The Effect of Mobile Phones on Migration in Niger Jenny Aker, Tufts University, Center for Global Development; Michael Clemens, Center for Global Development; Christopher Ksoll, University of Oxford Aureo de Paula

SESSION 27: INSTITUTIONS, CHAIR: Richard Hornbeck
Location: Room WLH 114

Paper Authors Discussant
Women’s Marriage Migration as Old Age Insurance: Evidence from Rural Tanzania Yuya Kudo, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) James Choy
Crime and Microenterprise Growth: Evidence from Mexico Ariel BenYishay, University of New South Wales, Sarah Pearlman, Vassar College Sonja Fagernas
Group Size and Cooperation: Theory and Evidence from Nepal James Choy, Yale University Yuya Kudo
Protection through Proof of Age. Birth Registration and Child Labor in Early 20th Century USA Sonja Fagernas, University of Sussex Ariel BenYishay

SESSION 28: POVERTY, CHAIR: Dan Keniston
Location: Room WLH 116

Paper Authors Discussant
Multidimensional Poverty and Interlocking Poverty Traps: Framework and Application to Ethiopian Household Panel Data Sungil Kwak, George Washington University; Stephen Smith, George Washington University Christopher Blattman
Can Social Benefits Reach the Poorest Families? Michael Amior, UCL; Pedro Carneiro, UCL; Emanuela Galasso, The World Bank; Rita Ginja, Uppsala University Rachel Heath
Can Employment Programs Reduce Poverty and Social Instability? Experimental Evidence from a Ugandan Aid Program Christopher Blattman, Yale University; Nathan Fiala, World Bank; Sebastian Martinez, World Bank Stephen Smith
Supply and Demand Constraints on Educational Investment: Evidence from Garment Sector Jobs and the Female Stipend Program in Bangladesh Rachel Heath, University of Washington and the World Bank; Ahmed Mobarak, Yale School of Management Rita Ginja

6:00 – 8:00 PM:  DINNER & POSTER SESSION, Commons, 168 Grove Street

Poster Authors
The Two Sides of Envy Boris Gershman, Brown University
Mobilizing Investment Through Social Networks: Evidence from a Lab Experiment in the Field Emily Breza, MIT, Arun Chandrasekhar, MIT, Horacio Larreguy Arbesu, (PhD students at) MIT
Public Good Provision in Indian Rural Areas: the Returns to Collective Action by Self-Help Groups Paolo Casini, Ku Leuven; Lore Vandewalle, FUNDP
The Impact of Young Cohort Size on Adult Educational Upgrading: Evidence from Population Control Policies in China Tianran Dai, Brown University
The Impact of Drinking Water Infrastructure on Labor Allocation and Farm Production: Evidence from the Kyrgyz Republic Robyn Meeks, Harvard
Are Survey Measures of Trust Correlated with Experimental Trust? Evidence from Cameroon Alvin Etang Ndip,Yale University
TESTING MODELS OF SOCIAL LEARNING ON NETWORKS: EVIDENCE FROM A FRAMED FIELD EXPERIMENT Juan Xandri, MIT; Arun Chandrasekhar, MIT; Horacio Larreguy Arbesu,  MIT
The Effect of Trade Liberalization on Child Mortality and Sex Ratios: Evidence from Rural India S. Anukriti, Columbia University; Todd Kumler, Columbia University
The Bargaining Power of Missing Women: Evidence from Indian Sanitation Policy Yaniv Stopnitzky, Yale University
El Nino and Mexican Children: Medium-term Effects of Early-life Weather Shocks on Cognitive and Health Outcomes Arturo Aguilar Esteva, Harvard University; Marta Vicarelli, Yale University

SUNDAY, November 13th    [SATURDAY, November 12th]

8:00 – 9:00 AM:  BREAKFAST, Commons, 168 Grove Street

9:00 10:40 AM: SECTION 5

SESSION 29: LABOR MARKETS, DISASTER & RISK, CHAIR: Eric Edmonds
Location: Room WLH 117

Paper Authors Discussant
Natural Disasters and Labor Markets Martina Kirchberger, University of Oxford Susan Godlonton
Job Uncertainty: The Implications of Uncertain Employment in a Development Setting Susan Godlonton, University of Michigan Christine Valenta
Children of the Revolution: Fetal and Child Health amidst Violent Civil Conflict Christine Valente, University of Sheffield Martina Kirchberger

SESSION 30: POLITICAL ECONOMY & DECENTRALIZATION, CHAIR: Nancy Qian
Location: Room WLH 211

Paper Authors Discussant
The Adverse Effects of Sunshine: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Legislative Transparency in an Authoritarian Assembly Edmund Malesky, UC San Diego; Ngoc Anh Tran, Indiana University Pierre Andre
Tax Me, But Spend Wisely : The Political Economy of Taxes, Theory and Evidence from Brazilian Local Governments Lucie Gadenne, Paris School of Economics Ngoc Anh Tran
Politics and the Geographic Allocation of Public Funds in a Semi-democracy. The Case of Ghana, 1996-2004 Pierre Andre, University of Cergy-Pontoise; Sandrine Mesple-Somps, DIAL, IRD Paris Lucie Gadeene

SESSION 31: HEALTH: LONG RUN INVESTMENT, CHAIR: Achyuta Adhvaryu
Location: Room WLH 208

Paper Authors Discussant
Height, Height Shrinkage and Health at Older Ages: Evidence from China Wei Huang, Peking University and Harvard; Xiaoyan Lei, Peking University; Geert Ridder, University of Southern California; John Strauss, University of Southern California, Yaohui Zhao, Peking University Ava Gail Cas
Keeping the Doctor Away: Experimental Evidence on Investment in Preventative Health Products Jennifer Meredith, University of Washington; Jonathan Robinson, UC Santa Cruz; Sarah Walker, University of Wisconsin; Bruce Wydick, University of San Francisco Katrina Kosec
The Child Health Implications of Privatizing the Urban Water Supply in Africa Katrina Kosec, IFPRI Sarah Walker
Early Life Public Health Intervention and Adolescent Cognition: Evidence from a Safe Motherhood Program in Indonesia Ava Gail Cas, Duke University John Strauss

SESSION 32: MICROCREDIT, CHAIR: Ashok Rai
Location: Room WLH 119

Paper Authors Discussant
Funding Microfinance under Asymmetric Information Eric Van Tassel, Florida Atlantic University Andreas Madestam
Does Flexibility in Microfinance pay off? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Rural India Kristina Czura, Goete University Frankfurt; Dean Karlan, Yale University; Sendhil Mullainathan; Harvard University Kristin Johnson
On the Impact of Microcredit: Evidence from a Randomized Intervention in Rural Ethiopia Jaikishan Desai, Children and Youth Unit, Human Development Network; Kristin Johnson, Duke University; Alessandro Tarozzi, Duke University Kristina Czura
Sex and Credit: Is There a Gender Bias in Microfinance? Thorsten Beck, Tilburg University; Patrick Behr, Brazilian School of Public and Business Administration; Andreas Madestam, Bocconi University Eric Van Tassel

SESSION 33: NATURAL RESOURCES, CHAIR: Tavneet Suri
Location: Room SSS 114

Paper Authors Discussant
The Evolving Impact of the Ogallala Aquifer: Agricultural Adaptation to Groundwater and Climate Richard Hornbeck, Harvard University and NBER; Pinar Keskin, Wellesley College Francois Libois
Evolving Patterns of Firewood Collections in Nepal: A Household Panel Analysis 1995-2003 Jean Marie Baland, Department of Economics; Francois Libois, University of Namur, Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University Pinar Keskin
Forest Conservation and Slippage: Evidence from Mexico's National Payments for Ecosystem Services Program Jennifer Alix-Garcia, University of Wisconsin; Elizabeth Shapiro,Duke University; Katharine Sims, Amherst College Fernando Aragon Sanchez
Natural Resources and Local Communities: Evidence from a Peruvian Gold Mine Fernando Aragon Sanchez, Simon Fraser University, Juan Pablo Rud, Royal Holloway, University of London Katharine Sims

SESSION 34: INEQUALITY, CHAIR: Alain deJanvry
Location: Room WLH 207

Paper Authors Discussant
Consumption and Social Identity: Evidence from India Zahra Siddique, IZA Lant Pritchett
The Conditional Gini:Estimation and Application to the Relationship between Wealth, Financial Use, and Income Inequality Christian Ahlin, Michigan State University Zahra Siddique
Measuring Risk by Looking at Changes in Inequality Ethan Ligon, UC Berkeley Christian Ahlin
It's All About MeE Lant Pritchett, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Salimah Samji Ethan Ligon

10:40 – 11:00 AM:  BREAK

11:00 – 12:40 PM:  Yale Economic Growth Center 50th Anniversary Plenary Session
Location: Room SSS 114

What Have We Learned from Development Economics?
Speakers: Daron Acemoglu, Abhijit Banerjee, Angus Deaton, and Alain deJanvry

12:40 – 2:00 PM:  LUNCH, Commons, 168 Grove Street

2:00 – 3:40 PM:  SECTION 6

SESSION 36: FIRMS & CAPITAL, CHAIR: David Atkin
Location: Room SSS 114 

Paper Authors Discussant
When Is Capital Enough to Get Female Microenterprises Growing? Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Ghana Marcel Fafchamps, Oxford University; David McKenzie, The World Bank; Simon Quinn, University of Oxford; Christopher Woodruff, University of Warwick Russell Toth
Ownership Structure and Economic Outcomes: The Case of Sugarcane Mills in India Sendhil Mullainathan, Harvard University; Sandip Sukhtankar, Dartmouth College Daniel Keniston
Experimental vs. Structural Estimates of the Return to Capital in Microenterprises Daniel Keniston, Yale Sandip Sukhtankar
Credit Misplaced? Testing for Household-level Financial Constraints to Enterprise Activity Russell Toth, University of Sydney Simon Quinn

SESSION 37: MIGRATION & RISK, CHAIR: Randall Akee
Location: Room WLH 207

Paper Authors Discussant
Labor Market Changes in Response to Immigration: Evidence from Internal Migration Driven by Weather Shocks in Indonesia Marieke Kleemans, UC Berkeley; Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley Melanie Morten
Do Natural Disasters Really Lead to More Migration? Evidence from Indonesia Chun Wing Tse, Boston University Shyamal Chowdhury
Migration and Risk Sharing Networks Melanie Morten, Yale University Marieke Kleemans
Underinvestment in Profitable Technologies when Experimentation is Costly: Evidence from a Migration Experiment in Bangladesh Gharad Bryan, LSE; Shyamal Chowdhury, University of Sydney; Ahmed Mobarak, School of Management Chung Wing Tse

SESSION 38: POLITICAL ECONOMY & ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, CHAIR: Eric Weese
Location: Room WLH 208

Paper Authors Discussant
Revisiting African Agriculture: Institutional Change and Productivity Growth Robert Bates, Harvard University; Steven Block, Tufts University Philip Osafo-Kwaako
Common Tongue: The Impact of Language on Economic Performance Tarun Jain, Indian School of Business Melissa Dell
The Economic and Spillover Effects of Organized Crime: Evidence from the Mexican Drug War Melissa Dell, MIT Tarun Jain
Long-run Effects of Villagization in Tanzania Philip Osafo-Kwaako, Harvard University Steven Block

SESSION 39: HEALTH: HIV/FERTILITY, CHAIR: Achyuta Adhvaryu
Location: Room WLH 211

Paper Authors Discussant
Fertility Responses to Prevention of Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) Scale-Up in Zambia Nicholas Wilson, Williams College Erick Gong
Income Shocks and HIV Erick Gong, Middlebury College; Kelly Jones, IFPRI & UC Berkeley; Marshall Burke, Berkeley or Stanford Achyuta Adhvaryu
Evaluating the Mexico City Policy: How International Aid Affects Fertility Outcomes in Ghana Kelly Jones, IFPRI & UC Berkeley Nicholas Wilson

SESSION 40: EDUCATION - TRANSITIONS, CHAIR: Cheryl Doss
Location: Room WLH 117

Paper Authors Discussant
Bumpy Rides: School to Work Transitions in South Africa Todd Pugatch, University of Michigan Alex Solis
Credit Constraints for Higher Education Alex Solis, UC Berkeley Ghazala Mansuri
Crossing Boundaries: Gender, Caste and Schooling in Rural Pakistan Hanan Jacoby, The World Bank; Ghazala Mansuri, The World Bank Todd Pugatch

SESSION 41: INSURANCE, CHAIR: Mushfiq Mobarak
Location: Room WLH 119

Paper Authors Discussant
Social Networks and the Development of Insurance Market: Evidence from Randomized Experiments in China Jing Cai, UC Berkeley Pamela Jakiela
Does Africa Need a Rotten Kin Theorem? Experimental Evidence from Village Economies Pamela Jakiela, Washington University in St. Louis;
Owen Ozier, UC Berkeley
Jing Cai
Social Networks, Financial Literacy and Index Insurance Xavier Gine, The World Bank; Dean Karlan, Yale University; Muthoni Ngatia, Yale University Maisy Wong
Evaluating Seasonal Food Security Programs in East Indonesia Karna Basu, Hunter College, CUNY; Maisy Wong, University of Pennsylvania Muthoni Ngatia

SESSION 42: IMPROVING CREDIT MARKETS, CHAIR: Timothy Guinnane
Location: Room WLH 116

Paper Authors Discussant
Moral Hindrance and the Value of Default: The Effect of Non-pecuniary Default Sanctions on Low-income Project Finance Christopher Robert, Harvard University Bilal Zia
The Role of Accountants in Indian Self-Help Groups: The Risk of Appropriating Unequal Shares of Bank Loans Lore Vandewalle, FUNDP Leah Nelson
From Loans to Labor: Microcredit, Entrepreneurship and Child Labor Leah Nelson, UC San Diego Lore Vandewalle
Unpacking the Casual Chain of Financial Literacy Fenella Carpena, UC Berkeley; Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School; Jeremy Shapiro, Yale University; Bilal Zia, World Bank Christopher Robert

 

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