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SI 2014 Productivity, Development & Entrepreneurship

Nicholas Bloom, Chang-Tai Hsieh and Christopher Woodruff, Organizers

July 16, 2014

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Longfellow Room
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA



Wednesday, July 16

8:30 am

Coffee and Pastries

9:00 am

Chang-Tai Hsieh, University of Chicago and NBER
Benjamin Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
The Missing "Missing Middle"

Discussant: James R. Tybout, Pennsylvania State University and NBER

9:40 am

Francisco J. Buera, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and NBER
Roberto Fattal-Jaef, The World Bank
The Dynamics of Development: Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Reallocation

Discussant: Richard Rogerson, Princeton University and NBER

10:20 am


10:50 am

Ufuk Akcigit, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Harun Alp, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Peters, London School of Economics
Lack of Selection and Imperfect Managerial Contracts: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries

Discussant: Rasmus Lentz, University of Wisconsin, Madison and NBER

11:30 am

David McKenzie, The World Bank
Identifying and Spurring High-Growth Entrepreneurship: Experimental Evidence from a Business Plan Competition

Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

12:10 pm


The afternoon sessions are being held jointly with the Innovation Group

1:00 pm

David Atkin, Yale University and NBER
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University and NBER
Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University and NBER
Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan

Discussant: Rocco Macchiavello, Warwick University

1:45 pm

Bhaven Sampat, Columbia University and NBER
Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
How Do Patents Affect Follow-On Innovation? Evidence from the Human Genome

Discussant: Joshua Gans, University of Toronto and NBER

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Enrico Moretti, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Claudia Steinwender, Centre for Economic Performance
John Van Reenen, London School of Economics and NBER
The Intellectual Spoils of War? Defense R&D, Productivity and Spillovers

Discussant:  Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER

3:45 pm

Paula Bustos, CREI
Bruno Caprettini, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Jacopo Ponticelli, University of Chicago
Agricultural Productivity and Structural Transformation. Evidence from Brazil. .

Discussant: Joseph P. Kaboski, University of Notre Dame and NBER

4:30 pm


6:00 pm

Clambake - Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard, Cambridge, MA