Economics of Culture and Institutions

Alberto Bisin and Paola Giuliano, Organizers

April 30, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, April 30
Meeting format - presentation: 30 minutes; discussion: 15 minutes; questions from the floor: 15 minutes
10:00 am
Sebastian Hohmann, Stockholm School of Economics SITE
Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown University and NBER
Elias Papaioannou, London Business School

Religion and Educational Mobility in Africa
Discussant: Nathan Nunn, University of British Columbia and NBER
11:00 am
Diego Ramos-Toro, Dartmouth College

Self-Emancipation and Progressive Politics: The Legacy of Civil War Refugee Camps
Discussant: Ilyana Kuziemko, Princeton University and NBER
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago and NBER
Thomas Chaney, Sciences Po
Tarek Alexander Hassan, Boston University and NBER
Aakaash Rao, Harvard University

The Immigrant Next Door: Exposure, Prejudice, and Altruism
Discussant: Vasiliki Fouka, Stanford University and NBER
1:30 pm
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
James A. Robinson, University of Chicago and NBER

Culture, Institutions and Social Equilibria: A Framework
Discussant: Thierry Verdier, Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques
2:30 pm
2:45 pm
Samuel Bazzi, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Masyhur Hilmy, Boston University
Benjamin Marx, Boston University

Islam and the State: Religious Education in the Age of Mass Schooling
Discussant: Natalie Bau, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
3:45 pm
Marciano Siniscalchi, Northwestern University
Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago and NBER

Self-image Bias and Lost Talent
Discussant: Laura Veldkamp, Columbia University and NBER
4:45 pm
5:00 pm
Etienne Le Rossignol, University of Namur
Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Nathan Nunn, University of British Columbia and NBER

Traditional Supernatural Beliefs and Prosocial Behavior (not livestreamed)
Discussant: Jared Rubin, Chapman University
6:00 pm