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SI 2018 Development Economics

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David Atkin, Pascaline Dupas, Andrew Foster, Sebastian Galiani, Costas Meghir, and Duncan Thomas, Organizers

July 22-24, 2018

Parkview Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel
40 Edwin H. Land Blvd.
Cambridge, MA

Sunday, July 22
12:00 noon
Lunch
1:00 pm
Esther Duflo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Master Lecture: "Machinistas meet Randomistas: Some useful ML tools for RCT researchers" (slides)
2:30 pm
Break
3:00 pm
Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics
Robin Burgess, London School of Economics
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern University
Ricardo Morel, Innovations for Poverty Action
Imran Rasul, University College London
Munshi Sulaiman, IPA
Social Ties, Identity and the Delivery of Public Services
Discussant: Erica M. Field, Duke University and NBER
4:15 pm
Mauricio Romero, ITAM
Justin Sandefur, Center for Global Development
Wayne A. Sandholtz, University of California at San Diego
Outsourcing Service Delivery in a Fragile State: Experimental Evidence from Liberia (slides)
Discussant: Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER
5:30 pm
Adjourn
Monday, July 23
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Ruochen Dai, Peking University
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University and NBER
Kaivan Munshi, University of Cambridge
Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University
Community Networks and the Growth of Private Enterprise in China (slides)
Discussant: Daniel Xu, Duke University and NBER
10:15 am
Break
10:45 am
David Atkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Benjamin Faber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Thibault Fally, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, University of California at Berkeley
A New Engel on the Gains from Trade
Discussant: Ethan Ligon, University of California at Berkeley
12:00 noon
Lunch
1:00 pm
Natalia Rigol, Microsoft New England
Benjamin N. Roth, Harvard University
Reshmaan N. Hussam, Harvard University
Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design in The Field
Discussant: Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford and NBER
2:15 pm
Stefano Caria, University of Bristol
Girum Abebe, Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Esteban Ortiz-Ospina, University of Oxford
The Selection of Talent. Experimental and Structural Evidence from Ethiopia
Discussant: Rocco Macchiavello, London School of Economics
3:30 pm
Break
4:00 pm
Yusuke Narita, Yale University
Toward an Ethical Experiment
Discussant: Gerard Padró I Miquel, Yale University and NBER
5:15 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 24
8:00 am
Coffee and Pastries
8:30 am
Fabian Eckert, Yale University
Michael Peters, Yale University and NBER
Spatial Structural Change
Discussant: Andrew Foster, Brown University and NBER
9:45 am
Nick Tsivanidis, Dartmouth College
The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Urban Transit Infrastructure: Evidence from Bogota’s TransMilenio
Discussant: David Atkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
11:00 am
Break
11:30 am
Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Yale University and NBER
Master Lecture: "Firms in Developing Countries: Can Trade Policy Serve as Competition Policy?" (slides)
1:00 pm
Adjourn and Lunch
 
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