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SI 2018 Productivity, Development, and Entrepreneurship

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

July 18, 2018

Charles Room

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 17
5:15 pm
Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel (Grand Ballroom Foyer)
Wednesday, July 18
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Ruochen Dai, Peking University
Dilip Mookherjee, Boston University and NBER
Kaivan Munshi, Yale University
Xiaobo Zhang, Peking University
Community Networks and the Growth of Private Enterprise in China (slides)
Discussant: Emily Breza, Harvard University and NBER
9:45 am
Natalia Rigol, Harvard University
Benjamin N. Roth, Harvard University
Reshmaan N. Hussam, Harvard University
Targeting High Ability Entrepreneurs Using Community Information: Mechanism Design in The Field
Discussant: Jonathan Zinman, Dartmouth College and NBER
10:30 am
Break
11:00 am
Vittorio Bassi, University of Southern California
Aisha Nansamba, BRAC
Screening and Signaling Non-Cognitive Skills: Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Discussant: Jie Bai, Harvard University and NBER
11:45 am
Melissa Dell, Harvard University and NBER
Benjamin Feigenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
Kensuke Teshima, Hitotsubashi University
The Violent Consequences of Trade-Induced Worker Displacement in Mexico
Discussant: Mirko Draca, Warwick University
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Giorgia Barboni, Princeton University
Parul Agarwal, IFMR-LEAD
Knowing What’s Good for You: Can a Repayment Flexibility Option in Microfinance Contracts Improve Repayment Rates and Business Outcomes?
Discussant: Natalia Rigol, Harvard University
2:15 pm
Andrew Foster, Brown University and NBER
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University and NBER
Are There Too Many Farms in the World? Labor-Market Transaction Costs, Machine Capacities and Optimal Farm Size
Discussant: Diego Restuccia, University of Toronto and NBER
3:00 pm
Break
3:15 pm
Michael D. Gechter, Pennsylvania State University
Nick Tsivanidis, University of California at Berkeley
The Welfare Consequences of Formalizing Developing Country Cities: Evidence from the Mumbai Mills Redevelopment
Discussant: Stephen J. Redding, Princeton University and NBER
4:00 pm
Adjourn
 
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