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NEUDC 2007
Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference
Friday, 26 October - Saturday, 27 October 2007
 

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Schedule:
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NOTE: Each paper is allotted 25 minutes; 15 for the paper presentation and 10 for the discussant presentation and discussion.

Brief Schedule
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FRIDAY, 26 October 2007

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast and Registration

9:00 - 10:40 AM

Session 1
Economic Growth
Education in Latin America
Cash Transfer Programs
South Asia
Corruption, Crime, and the Underground Economy
10:40 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM Session 2
Contracts and Incentives
Intra-household Allocations
Innovation and Technology Adoption
Identity, Ethnicity and Social Networks
Risk and Vulnerability
12:40 - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 - 3:40 PM

Session 3
Health
Microfinance

Conflict
Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Migration and Displacement

3:40 - 4:00 PM Break
4:00 - 5:40 PM Session 4
Labor
International Finance
Measurement and Evaluation
Political Economy
Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
6:00 - 7:30 PM

 
Buffet Dinner and Poster Session

SATURDAY, 27 October 2007

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00 - 10:40 AM

Session 5
Finance
Gender Bias
Industrial Organization, Entrepreneurship and the Firm in Developing Countries
Foreign Aid and Refugees
10:40 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 AM - 12:40 PM Session 6
Education 
Poverty, Inequality and Distribution
Institutions and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
Trade
Water, Pollution, and the Environment

 

Detailed Schedule

 

FRIDAY, 26 October 2007

 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:    Breakfast and Registration

Pre-registered participants: Ground Floor, Taubman Bldg., KSG

New Registrations: 5th Floor, Taubman Bldg. KSG

Breakfast on both the Ground and 5th Floors

 

9:00 - 10:40 AM:        Session 1

       

        Section: Economic Growth                                                Chair:  Lisa Cook

           
Location: Alison Dining Room, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"A Tale of Markets and Jungles in a Simple Model of Growth" Thomas Gall, University of Bonn;
Paolo Masella, London School of Economics
Dani Rodrik, Harvard University 
"Male Circumcision and AIDS: The Macroeconomic Impact of a Health Crisis" Amrita Ahuja, Harvard Business School;
Brian Wendell, Lehman Brothers;
Eric Werker, Harvard Business School
Paolo Masella, London School of Economics
"The Real Exchange Rate and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence" Dani Rodrik, Harvard University Eric Werker, Harvard Business School

       

        Section: Education in Latin America                                          Chair: Dan Levy

            Location: Kennedy A, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Empowering Parents to Improve Education: Evidence from Rural Mexico" Paul Gertler, UC Berkeley;
Harry Patrinos, World Bank;
Marta Rubio-Codina, University College London
Katja Maria Kaufmann, Stanford University
"The Effects of User Fee Reductions on Enrollment: Evidence from a quasi-experiment" Felipe Barrera-Osorio, World Bank;
Leigh L. Linden, Columbia University;
Miguel Urquiola, Columbia University
Ricardo Madeira, University of São Paulo
"Marginal Returns to Schooling, Credit Constraints, and Subjective Expectations of Earnings" Katja Maria Kaufmann, Stanford University Marta Rubio-Codina, University College London
"The Effects of Decentralization on Schooling: Evidence From the Sao Paulo State's Education Reform" Ricardo Madeira, University of São Paulo Stephen Litschig, Columbia University

       

        Section: Cash Transfer Programs                                    Chair: Erica Field

            Location: Nye A, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Must Conditional Cash Transfer Programs Be Conditioned To Be Effective? The Impact of Conditioning Transfers on School Enrollment in Mexico" Alan de Brauw, IFPRI
John Hoddinott, IFPRI
Juan Carlos Chavez-Martin, del Campo Universidad de Guanajuato

 

"Using Conditional Transfers in Education to Investigate Intra Family Decisions: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment" Felipe Barrera-Osorio, World Bank;
Marianne Bertrand, Chicago GSB;
Leigh L. Linden, Columbia;
Francisco Perez, Ministry of Education, Colombia
Mette E. Nielsen, Princeton University

 

"Do Conditional Cash Transfers Crowd Out Private Transfers? Evidence from Randomized Trials in Honduras and Nicaragua" Mette E. Nielsen, Princeton University;
Pedro Olinto, World Bank
Norbert Schady, Development Research Group, World Bank

 

"Does Money Matter? The Effect of Cash Transfers on Child Health and Development in Rural Ecuador" Christina Paxson, Center for Health and Wellbeing, Princeton University;
Norbert Schady, Development Research Group, World Bank
Leigh L. Linden, Columbia

       


        Section: South Asia                                                          Chair: Rohini Pande

            Location: Kennedy B, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"The Economics of Consanguineous Marriages" Quy-Toan Do, The World Bank;
Sriya Iyer, University of Cambridge; Shareen Joshi, University of Chicago
Saumitra Jha, Harvard University

 

"Caste Discrimination in School Admissions: Evidence from Test Scores" Alaka Holla, Innovations for Poverty Action Sudeshna Maitra, York University

 

"Trade, Institutions and Religious Tolerance: Evidence from India" Saumitra Jha, Harvard University Sriya Iyer, University of Cambridge
"Political Reservations and Rural Public Good Provision in India" Nandini Krishnan, Boston University Nishith Prakash, University of Houston

   

    Section:
Corruption, Crime, and the Underground Economy
                                                                                                     Chair: Ben Olken

        Location: Nye B, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"It Matters How You Sell It: Lojack in Mexico" Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Princeton University Maggie Mcmillan, Tufts University
"Manipulation of a Poverty Index?" Emily Conover, UC Berkeley
Adriana Camacho, Brown University
Neha, Boston University
"Profit Sharing Between Governments and Multinationals in Natural Resource Extraction: Evidence from a Firm Level Panel" Maggie Mcmillan, Tufts University; Andrew Waxman, World Bank Claudio Ferraz, Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada
"Electoral Politics and Bureaucratic Discretion: Evidence from Environmental Licenses and Local Elections in Brazil" Claudio Ferraz, Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada Emily Conover, UC Berkeley

 

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM:        Break

 

11:00 AM - 12:40 PM:        Session 2

            

        Section: Contracts and Incentives        
                                                                                                    Chair:  Asim Khwaja

            Location: Alison Dining Room, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Climate Forecasts and Livestock Disease Disclosure: A Shepherd's Dilemma" Glenn Sheriff, Columbia University;
Daniel Osgood, Columbia University
Andrew W. Horowitz, Department of Economics, University of Arkansas
"The Political Economy of Debt Bondage" Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal, Frankfurt University; Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University Tom Wilkening, MIT
"Testing between Competing Theories of Reverse Share Tenancy" Marc F. Bellemare, Duke University Ulf von Lilienfeld-Toal, Frankfurt University
"Protecting Antiquities: A Role for Long-Term Leases?" Michael Kremer, Harvard;
Tom Wilkening, MIT
Marc F. Bellemare, Duke University


        Section: Intra-household Allocations
                                                                                                   Chair:  Esther Duflo

            Location: Kennedy A, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Moving Women: Household Competition, Labor Demand and Crop Choice" Isaac Mbiti, Brown University Vivian Hoffmann, Cornell University
"Limited Insurance Within the Household: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Western Kenya" Jonathan Robinson
University of California, Santa Cruz
Jean Lee, Harvard University
"Mental Accounts, Gender, or Both? The Intra-Household Allocation of Free and Purchased Mosquito Nets " Vivian Hoffmann, Cornell University Jonathan Robinson
University of California, Santa Cruz
"Gender, Intrahousehold Decisionmaking, and the Demand for Children" Nava Ashraf, Harvard Business School;
Erica Field, Harvard University;
Jean Lee, Harvard University;
Isaac Mbiti, Southern Methodist University

        
 

   Section: Innovation and Technology Adoption
                                                                                                       Chair:  Diego Comin

        Location: Nye A, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Productivity Revolutions and Science Driven Growth" Phillip Garner, Brigham Young University Diego Comin, Harvard University
"Smithian Growth through Creative Organization" Patrick Legros, Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
Andrew F. Newman, Boston University;
Eugenio Proto
Phillip Garner, Brigham Young University
"The Product Space Conditions the Development of Nations" Cesar A. Hidalgo, Notre Dame;
Bailey Klinger, Harvard University;
A.L. Barabási, Notre Dame;
Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University
Andrew F. Newman, Boston University
"Was the Wealth of Nations Determined in 1000 B.C.?" Diego Comin, Harvard University Ricardo Hausmann, Harvard University



       Section: Identity, Ethnicity and Social Networks   
                                                                                            Chair: Sendhil Mullainathan

            Location: Kennedy B, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Intergenerational Networks, Unemployment, and Persistent Inequality in South Africa" Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley Stelios Michalopoulos,
Brown University
"Why Does Ethnic Diversity Affect Public Good Provision? An Empirical Analysis of Water Provision in Africa"

Ken Jackson, University of British Columbia

Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley
"Family Networks and Orphan Caretaking in Tanzania: Effects on Health and Education" Christopher Ksoll, Oxford University Masayuki Kudamatsu, Stockholm University
"The Origins of Ethnolinguistic Diversity: Theory and Evidence" Stelios Michalopoulos,
Brown University
Ken Jackson, University of British Columbia


    Section: Risk and Vulnerability                                          Chair:  Quy-Toan Do

        Location: Nye B, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Rational Expectations? Evidence from Planting Decisions in Semi-Arid India" Xavier Gine, World Bank;
Robert M. Townsend, U. of Chicago;
James Vickery, New York Fed
Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School
"Risk Aversion & Intertemporal Substitution Among Kenyan Pastoralists: Two Sides of the Same Coin?" Travis J. Lybbert, University of California, Davis;
John McPeak, Syracuse University
Sonia Bhalotra, Department of Economics, University of Bristol
"Weather Insurance: Managing Risk Through an Innovative Retail Derivative" Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School;
Jeremy Tobacman, Oxford University;
Petia Topalova, IMF
Travis J. Lybbert, University of California, Davis
"Fatal Fluctuations: Cyclicality in Infant Mortality in India" Sonia Bhalotra
Department of Economics
University of Bristol
Daniel Osgood, Columbia University

 

12:40 - 2:00 PM:                Lunch

Ground Floor and 5th Floor, Taubman Bldg., KSG

 

2:00 - 3:40 PM:                Session 3

       

        Section: Health I                                                              Chair:  Radha Iyengar

            Location: Nye B, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Sobering Up: The Impact of the 1985-1988 Russian Anti-Alcohol Campaign on Child Health" Andreea Balan Cohen,
Tufts University
Grant Miller, Stanford Medical School
"Does Decentralization Hurt Childhood Immunization?" Joanne Yoong, Stanford University Mauricio Reis, Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada
"Child Health, Household Income and the Local Public Provision of Health Care in Brazil" Anna Crespo, Princeton University;
Mauricio Reis, Instituto de Pesquisa Economica Aplicada
Joanne Yoong, Stanford University
"Time vs. Money in Child Health Production: The Case of Coffee Price Fluctuations and Child Survival in Colombia" Grant Miller, Stanford Medical School; Piedad Urdinola, National University of Colombia Andreea Balan Cohen,
Tufts University

       

        Section: Microfinance                                                      Chair:  Shawn Cole

            Location: Kennedy A, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Luck or Skill? MFI Performance in Macroeconomic Context" Christian Ahlin, Michigan State University;
Jocelyn Lin, University of Chicago
Willene Johnson, Komaza, Inc.
"Pretending To Be Poor: Borrowing To Escape Forced Solidarity in Credit Cooperatives in Cameroon" Jean-Marie Baland, University of Namur;
Catherine Guirkinger, University of Namur;
Charlotte Mali, University of Namur
Jonathan Haughton,
Suffolk University
"A Behavioral Model of Simultaneous Borrowing and Saving" Karna Basu, University of Chicago Sarah Pearlman, Vassar College
"Does the Village Fund Matter in Thailand?" Jirawan Boonperm
National Statistics Office, Thailand;
Jonathan Haughton,
Suffolk University; Shahidur Khandker,
World Bank
Dean Karlan, Yale University

       


     Section: Conflict                                                               Chair: Quy-Toan Do

         Location: Nye A, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Conflict Displacement and Labour Market Outcomes: Evidence from Post-war Bosnia & Herzegovina" Florence Kondylis, Columbia University and CEP, London School of Economics Oeindrila Dube, Harvard University
"Reducing Intergroup Conflict with the Media: A Field Experiment in Rwanda" Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University Dan Li, Boston University
"The Economic Effects of Civil War: Evidence from Chinese National Railroads, 1906 - 1923" Dan Li, Boston University Florence Kondylis, Columbia University and CEP, London School of Economics
"Commodity Price Shocks and Civil Conflict: Evidence from Colombia" Oeindrila Dube, Harvard University;
Juan Vargas, UCLA
Elizabeth Levy Paluck, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University

   

        Section:
 Economic Growth and Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
                                                                                             Chair: Matthais Schuendeln

            Location: Kennedy B, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Taboos, Agriculture and Poverty" David Stifel, Lafayette College;
Marcel Fafchamps, Oxford University);
Bart Minten , IFPRI
Richard Akresh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Health and Civil War in Rural Burundi" Tom Bundervoet, Vrije Universiteit Brussel;
Philip Verwimp,  Universite Libre de Bruxelles;
Richard Akresh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Catherine Porter, University of Oxford
"Is Vote Buying Effective? Evidence from a Field Experiment in West Africa" Pedro C. Vicente,
University of Oxford
Christopher McKelvey, University of Maryland
"Circumcision and the Labor Market Consequences of HIV in Developing Countries" Christopher McKelvey, University of Maryland David Stifel, Lafayette College

  

   Section:
 Migration and Displacement                                Chair: Eric Werker

        Location: Alison Dining Room, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Who Cares for the Elderly? Intrafamily Resource Allocation and Migration in Mexico" Francisca Antman, University of Colorado at Boulder Prabal K. De, New York University
"Social Pensions, Migration and the Anticipation Effect" Mark N. Harris, Monash University
Brett Inder, Monash University;
Pushkar Maitra, Monash University
Francisca Antman, University of Colorado at Boulder
"Workers without Borders? Culture, Migration and the Political Limits to Globalization" Sanjay Jain,
University of Virginia;
Sharun W. Mukand,
Tufts University
Michael A. Clemens, Center for Global Development
"Is Migration Development? Global Estimates of Income Per Natural" Michael A. Clemens, Center for Global Development;
Lant Pritchett, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Sanjay Jain,
University of Virginia

 

3:40 - 4:00 PM:                Break

 

4:00 - 5:40 PM:                Session 4


        Section: Labor                                                        Chair:  Sendhil Mullainathan

            Location: Nye B, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Was it Discrimination or the Market? Female Employment and the Wage Gap" Michelle Rendall, University of Texas at Austin Katherine Terrell,
University of Michigan
"Factor Supply Response to Globalization: Information Technology and Education in India" Gauri Kartini Shastry, Harvard University Taryn Dinkelman, University of Michigan
"Minimum Wages and the Welfare of Workers in Honduras" T. H. Gindling,
University of Maryland;
Katherine Terrell,
University of Michigan
Gauri Kartini Shastry, Harvard University
"The Effects of Rural Electrification on Employment: New Evidence from South Africa" Taryn Dinkelman, University of Michigan Michelle Rendall, University of Texas at Austin



        Section: International Finance                                                            Chair:  Gita Gopinath

            Location: Nye A, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Intra Industry Foreign Direct Investment" Laura Alfaro, Harvard Business School;
Andrew Charlton, London School of Economics
Brian McCaig, University of Toronto
"Exporting Out of Poverty: Provincial Poverty in Vietnam and U.S. Market Access" Brian McCaig, University of Toronto Yao Lu, University of Michigan
"Is Cheaper Always More Attractive? Tobin's Q of the Target and Gains from Takeovers in Different Legal Environments" Yao Lu, University of Michigan Laura Alfaro, Harvard Business School
"Do Foreign Banks in Emerging Markets Mitigate Credit Supply Shocks?" Philipp Schnabl,
Harvard University
M. Shahe Emran, George Washington University

 

        Section: Measurement and Evaluation                                              Chair: Michael Kremer

            Location: Alison Dining Room, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Measuring Microenterprise Profits: Must We Ask How the Sausage Is Made?" Suresh de Mel, University of Peradeniya;
David McKenzie, World Bank;
Christopher Woodruff, UCSD
Randall Akee, Institute for the Study of Labor
"Program Evaluation Using Spatial Instruments: Evidence from Indonesia" Mark Pitt, Brown University;
Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University
Alessandro Tarozzi, Duke University
"Using Census and Survey Data to Estimate Poverty and Inequality for Small Areas" Alessandro Tarozzi,Duke University;
Angus Deaton, Princeton University
David McKenzie, World Bank
"The Risk of Asking: Measurement Effects from a Baseline Survey in an Insurance Takeup Experiment" Xavier Gine, World Bank;
Dean Karlan, Yale University;
Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College
Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University

 

        Section: Political Economy                                                                     Chair: Ben Olken

            Location: Kennedy A, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Political Institutions and Local Public Goods: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Indonesia" Benjamin A. Olken, Harvard University Eugenio Proto, Warwick University
"The Transition to Democracy: Collective Action and Intra-elite Conflict" Sayantan Ghosal and Eugenio Proto, Warwick University Madiha Afzal, Yale University
"Women's Suffrage, Political Responsiveness, and Child Survival in American History" Grant Miller, Stanford Medical School Benjamin A. Olken, Harvard University
"Voter Rationality and Politician Incentives: Exploiting Luck in Indian and Pakistani Elections" Madiha Afzal, Yale University
 
Grant Miller, Stanford Medical School

 

        Section: Health in Sub-Saharan Africa                                  Chair:  Erica Field

            Location: Kennedy B, Lobby Level, Charles Hotel

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Improving Health Outcomes by Choosing Better Doctors: Evidence of Social Learning about Doctor Quality from Rural Tanzania" Kenneth L. Leonard, University of Maryland Celine Ferre,
University of California Berkeley
"Improving Nutritional Status through Behavioral Change: Lessons from Madagascar" Emanuela Galasso,  World Bank;
Nithin Umapathi, University College London
Martina Bjorkman, University of Bocconi
"Power to the People: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment of a Community-Based Monitoring Project in Uganda" Martina Bjorkman, University of Bocconi;
Jakob Svensson, Stockholm University
Kenneth L. Leonard, University of Maryland
"Age at First Child: Does Education Delay Fertility Timing? The Case of Kenya" Celine Ferre,
University of California Berkeley
Per Pettersson Lidbom, Department of Economics, University of Stockholm



6:00 - 7:30 PM:                Buffet Dinner and Poster Session

            Location: John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, Littauer Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors
"The Punctuality Prisoners’ Dilemma: Can Current Punctuality Initiatives in Low-Income Countries Succeed?" Andrew M. Horowitz, University of Arkansas
"Does Political Reservation for Minorities Reduce Poverty?" Nishith Prakash, University of Houston
"Population Growth and Local Home Environment Externality in an Endogenous Growth Model with Two Engines of Growth" Shiru Kuwahara, University of Tsukuba and Katsunori Tamada, Osaka University
"Does Conditionality Generate Heterogeneity and Regressivity in Program Impacts? The Progresa Experience" Juan Carlos Chavez-Martin del Campo, Universidad de Guanajuato
"Ethnic Favoritism: Micro Evidence from Guinea" Masayuki Kudamatsu, Stockholm University
"Moral Hazard, Heterogeneous Agents, and Imperfect Monitoring: A Structural Approach" Xiaoyong Zheng, North Carolina State University;
Marc F. Bellemare, Duke University
"Separation Hypothesis with Farmer Heterogeneity" Kien Trung Le, University of Virginia
"Are Returns to Mothers' Human Capital Realized in the Next Generation? The Impact of Mothers' Intellectual Human Capital and Long-Run Nutritional Status on Child Human Capital in Guatemala" Jere R. Behrman, University of Pennsylvania;
Alexis Murphy and Agnes R. Quisumbing, IFPRI;
Usha Ramakrishnan and Kathryn Yount, Emory University
"The Long-term Impact of Credit Constraints on Assets, Intergenerational Transfers, and Consumption: Evidence from Bukidnon, Philippines" Agnes R. Quisumbing, IFPRI
"Errors in Self-Reported Earnings: The Role of Previous Earnings Volatility" Randall Akee, Institute for the Study of Labor
"Too Vulnerable for Microfinance? Risk and Vulnerability as Determinants of Microfinance Selection" Sarah Pearlman, Vassar College
"Efficiency of Rice Farming Households in Vietnam: A DEA with Bootstrap and Stochastic Frontier Application" Ling Hoang Vu, University of Minnesota
"A Structural Model of Markets in Madagascar" J. S. Butler, University of Kentucky;
Christine Moser, Western Michigan University/span>
"Is There Complete, Partial or No Recovery from Childhood Malnutrition? Empirical Evidence from Indonesia" Subha Mani, University of Southern California
"Does Child Spacing Affect Children's Outcomes? Evidence from a Swedish Reform" Per Pettersson-Lidbom and Peter Skogman Thoursie, Department of Economics, University of Stockholm
"Farmers' Subjective Valuation of Subsistence Crops: The Case of Traditional Maize in Mexico" Aslihan Arslan, University of California at Davis
"Who are the Indian Middle Class? An EM Approach Using Durables Ownership" Sudeshna Maitra, York University
"International Migration and Women's Reproductive Health in Mexico" Prabal K. De, New York University
"Industrial Deregulation, Skill Upgrading, and Wage Inequality in India" Rubiana Chamarbagwala, Indiana University;
Gunjan Sharma, University of Missouri
"Coordinating Units: Farmers' Cooperatives in China - A Comparative Study of Organizational Design in Agriculture Between China and Japan" Dongxue Zhang, Kyoto University
"The Long Run Impact of Severe Shocks in Childhood: Evidence from the Ethiopian Famine of 1984" Catherine Porter, University of Oxford
"Long-Term Consequences of Droughts in Brazil" Valerie A. Mueller and Daniel E. Osgood, Earth Institute at Columbia University
"Learning, Risk, and Credit in Households' New Technology Investments: The Case of Aquaculture in Rural Indonesia" Sachiko Miyata, IFPRI;
Yasuyuki Sawada, University of Tokyo
"Does Capital Structure Affect the Financial Sustainability of Microfinance Institutions?" Vicki Bogan, Cornell University;
Willene Johnson, Komaza, Inc.;
Nomathemba Mhlanga, Cornell University
"Identity, Interest and Information Search in Rural Ghana" Paulo Santos, University of Sydney;
Christopher B. Barrett, Cornell University
"Health and Aging in Mexico" Franque Grimard, Sonia Laszio, and Wilfredo Lim, McGill University
"Time to Change What to Sow: Risk Preferences and Technology Adoption Decisions of Cotton Farmers in China" Elaine Liu, Princeton University
"Participatory Governance and Pro-Poor Targeting: Evidence from Central India" Neha, Boston University
"Cereal Market Performance during Food Crises: The Case of Niger 2005" Jenny C. Aker, University of California at Berkeley
"Money Matters: Estimating the Effect of Federal Transfers on Local Education Spending and Schooling Using an RD Design" Stephan Litschig, Columbia University

 

 

SATURDAY, 27 October 2007

 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM:    Breakfast

 

9:00 - 10:40 AM:        Session 5

 

        Section: Finance                                                              Chair:  Shawn Cole

            Location: Nye B, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Adverse Selection, Moral Hazard and Credit Information Systems: Theory and Experimental Evidence" Craig McIntosh, Univ. of California at San Diego;
Bruce Wydick, Univ. of San Francisco
Philip Schable, Harvard University
"Financial Liberalization, Financial Restraint, and Entrepreneurial Development" M. Shahe Emran, George Washington University;
Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University
Ashok S. Rai, Williams College
"Does Collateral Reduce Overdues? A Regression Discontinuity Approach" Stefan Klonner, Cornell University
Ashok S. Rai, Williams College
Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School
"Are The Monitors Over-Monitored? Evidence from Corruption, Vigilance, and Lending in Indian Banks" Abhijit Banerjee, MIT;
Shawn Cole, Harvard Business School;
Esther Duflo, MIT
Bruce Wydick, Univ. of San Francisco

 

         Section: Gender Bias                                                      Chair:  Nancy Qian

            Location: Nye A, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Son Preference, Voting Behavior, and India's Missing Women" Rubiana Chamarbagwala, Indiana University;
Martin Ranger, University of Bonn
Yoo-Mi Chin,
Michigan State University
"Mother's Education and Female Child Survival: An empirical study from India" Shwetlena Sabarwal,
University of Minnesota
Alaka Holla, Innovations for Poverty Action
"Missing Students: Risk, Gender, and Human Capital Investment in India" Alaka Holla, Innovations for Poverty Action Shwetlena Sabarwal,
University of Minnesota
"Women's Working Status and Physical Spousal Violence in India" Yoo-Mi Chin,
Michigan State University
Rubiana Chamarbagwala, Indiana University



       
        Section: Industrial Organization, Entrepreneurship         
                      and the Firm in Developing Countries                 
                                                                                             Chair:  Mathais Schuendeln

            Location: Alison Dining Room, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"The Return to Capital for Small Retailers in Kenya: Evidence from Inventories" Michael Kremer, Harvard University;
Jean Lee, Harvard University;
Jonathan Robinson, University of California, Santa Cruz
Dean Karlan, Yale University
"Vertical Integration, Missing Middle and Investors Protection in Developing Countries" Rocco Macchiavello, University of Oxford Jan Svejnar, University of Michigan
"Foreign Investment, Corporate Ownership, and Development" Klara Sabirianova, Georgia State University;
Jan Svejnar, University of Michigan;
Katherine D. Terrell, University of Michigan
Rocco Macchiavello, University of Oxford
"Teaching Entrepreneurship: Impact of Business Training on Microfinance Clients and Institutions" Dean Karlan, Yale University;
Martín Valdivia, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo
Jean Lee, Harvard University

 
      
         Section: Foreign Aid and Refugees                                 Chair:  Eric Werker

              Location: Wiener Auditorium, Ground Fl., Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"The Economics of International Refugee Law" Ryan Bubb, Harvard University;
Michael Kremer, Harvard University;
David Levine, University of California at Berkeley
Devra C. Moehler, Cornell University
"How is Foreign Aid Spent? Evidence from a Natural Experiment" Eric Werker, Harvard Business School;
Faisal Ahmed, Harvard Business School;
Charles Cohen, Sankaty Advisers
Santanu Chatterjee,
University of Georgia
"Where Has All the Money Gone? Foreign Aid and the Quest for Growth" Santanu Chatterjee,
University of Georgia;
Paola Giuliano,
International Monetary Fund;
Ilker Kaya,
University of Georgia
Eric Werker, Harvard Business School
"The Puzzling Persistence of Semi-Permanent Refugee Camps: Analyzing Humanitarian Crises Using Bargaining Models" Devra C. Moehler, Cornell University;
David Backer, College of William & Mary
Ryan Bubb, Harvard University

 


11:00 - 12:40 PM:        Session 6




        Section: Education                                                  Chair:  Esther Duflo

            Location: Wiener Auditorium, Ground Fl., Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"The Impact of School Meals on School Participation: Evidence from Rural India" Farzana Afridi, Syracuse University Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College

 

"Helping Teach What Teachers Don’t Know: An Assessment of the Pratham English Language Program" Fang He, Columbia University;
Leigh Linden, Columbia University; Margaret MacLeod, Columbia University
Farzana Afridi, Syracuse University
"Peer Effects, Class Size, and Teacher Incentives: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya" Esther Duflo, MIT;
Pascaline Dupas, Dartmouth College; Michael Kremer, Harvard
Fang He, Columbia University
"Do Value Added Estimates Add Value? Accounting for Learning Dynamics" Tahir Andrabi, Pomona College; Jishnu Das, World Bank; Asim Khwaja, Harvard;
Tristan Zajonc, Harvard
Pascaline Dupas, Dartmouth College

 

        Section: Poverty, Inequality, and Distribution                 
                                                                                                   Chair:  Filipe Campante

            Location: Nye A, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"The Military, Wealth and Strategic Redistribution" Gabriel Leon,
London School of Economics
Chiara Binelli, University College London
"Intergenerational Occupational Mobility in a Rural Economy" M. Shahe Emran, George Washington University;
Forhad Shilpi, World Bank
Gayatri Koolwal, NERA
"Are Pro-Growth Policies Pro-Poor? Evidence from Bangladesh" Shahidur Khandker, World Bank;
Gayatri Koolwal, NERA
Gabriel Leon,
London School of Economics
"Wage Inequality and Education Choices in Latin America: a General Equilibrium Approach" Chiara Binelli, University College London Rubiana Chamarbagwala, Indiana University

      

        Section: Institutions and Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa
                                                                                                   Chair:  Tavneet Suri

            Location: T275, 2nd Fl., Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Localized Knowledge, Norms of Exclusion and the Emergence of Formal Property Rights" Paul Dower, New York University Jonathan Kaminski, Toulouse School of Economics
"Interlinked Agreements and Institutional Reform in the Cotton Sector of Burkina Faso" Jonathan Kaminski, Toulouse School of Economics Xavier Gine, World Bank
"Insurance, Credit, and Technology Adoption: Field Experimental Evidence from Malawi" Dean Yang, University of Michigan;
Xavier Gine, World Bank
Elaine Liu, Princeton University
"Finding Missing Markets: Evidence from an Export Crop Adoption and Marketing Intervention in Kenya" Nava Ashraf, Harvard Business School;
Xavier Gine, World Bank;
Dean Karlan, Yale University
Paul Dower, New York University



        Section: Trade                                                                 Chair:  Antara Dutta

            Location: Alison Dining Room, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Tariffs, Enforcement, and Customs Evasion: Evidence from India" Prachi Mishra,
Arvind Subramanian, and
Petia Topalova, IMF
Silvia Prina, Case Western Reserve University
"China's Experience Under the Multifiber Arrangement (MFA) and Agreement on Textile and Clothing (ATC)" Irene Brambilla, Yale University;
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia Business School;
Peter Schott, Yale School of Management
Prachi Mishra, IMF
"Agricultural Trade Liberalization in Mexico: Impact on Border Prices and Farmers' Income" Silvia Prina, Case Western Reserve University Amit Khandelwal, Columbia Business School



 Section: Water, Pollution, and the Environment                   
                                                                                                 Chair:  Rohini Pande

        Location: Nye B, 5th Fl. Taubman Bldg., KSG

Paper
 
Authors Discussants
"Clean Water Makes You Dirty: Water Supply and Sanitation Behavior in Metro Cebu, the Philippines" Daniel Bennett, Brown University Jessica Leino, Harvard University
"Can Higher Prices Stimulate Product Use? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Zambia" Nava Ashraf, Harvard Business School;
James Berry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology;
Jesse Shapiro, University of Chicago GSB
Daniel Bennett, Brown University
"Gender and Community Management of Water Infrastructure: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Kenya" Jessica Leino
University of California
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak,
Yale University
"Decentralization and Water Quality: Evidence from the Re-drawing of County Boundaries in Brazil" Molly Lipscomb,
University of Colorado, Boulder;
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak,
Yale University
James Berry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 

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