Development Program Meeting

Lori A. Beaman, Erica M. Field, Asim Ijaz Khwaja, Benjamin A. Olken, Cristian Pop-Eleches, and Nancy Qian, Organizers

December 2, 2022

Royal Sonesta Hotel, Cambridge and on Zoom

Conference Code of Conduct

Thursday, December 1
6:00 pm
Dinner, Royal Sonesta Hotel, Somerset Room
Friday, December 2
8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
8:45 am
Michael Greenstone, University of Chicago and NBER
Rohini Pande, Yale University and NBER
Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER
Anant Sudarshan, University of Chicago

Can Pollution Markets Work in Developing Countries? Experimental Evidence from India
9:35 am
Allan Hsiao, Princeton University

Educational Investment in Spatial Equilibrium: Evidence from Indonesia
10:25 am
10:50 am
Gedeon J. Lim, The University of Hong Kong

Local Elites, Land Rents and Incentives for Development: Evidence from Village Chiefs in Indonesia
11:40 am
Lightning Round 1
11:41 am
Jacob Moscona, Harvard University
Awa Ambra Seck, Harvard University

Age Set vs. Kin: Culture and Financial Ties in East Africa
11:50 am
Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago and NBER
Sam Asher, Imperial College Business School
Kritarth Jha, Development Data Lab
Paul Novosad, Dartmouth College
Brandon Tan, International Monetary Fund

Residential Segregation and Unequal Access to Local Public Services in India: Evidence from 1.5m Neighborhoods
12:00 pm
Guthrie Gray-Lobe, University of Chicago
Anthony Keats, Wesleyan University
Michael Kremer, University of Chicago and NBER
Isaac Mbiti, University of Virginia and NBER
Owen Ozier, Williams College

Can Education be Standardized? Evidence from Kenya
12:10 pm
James Ji, University of Florida
Amanda Guimbeau, Université de Sherbrooke
Zi Long, Brandeis University
Nidhiya Menon, Brandeis University

Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink? Ocean Salinity, Early-Life Health, and Adaptation
12:20 pm
Lunch - Skyline Room
1:20 pm
Sofia Amaral, The World Bank
Girija Borker, The World Bank
Nathan Fiala, University of Connecticut
Nishith Prakash, Northeastern University
Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University and NBER

Sexual Harassment in Public Spaces and Police Patrolling: Experimental Evidence from Urban India
2:10 pm
Lightning Round 2
2:11 pm
Karmini Sharma, Stanford University

Tackling Sexual Harassment: Short and Long Run Experimental Evidence from India
2:20 pm
James Dzansi, International Growth Centre
Anders Jensen, Harvard University and NBER
David Lagakos, Boston University and NBER
Henry Telli, International Growth Centre

Technology and Tax Capacity: Evidence from Local Governments in Ghana
2:30 pm
Oyebola Okunogbe, World Bank Research Group

Becoming Legible to the State: The Role of Detection and Enforcement Capacity in Tax Compliance
2:40 pm
3:10 pm
Matthieu Chemin, McGill University
Daniel L. Chen, Toulouse School of Economics
Vincenzo Di Maro, The World Bank
Paul Kimalu, Judiciary of Kenya
Manuel Maqueda, The World Bank
Momanyi Mokaya, Conference Board of Canada

Data Science for Justice: Evidence from a Randomized Judicial Reform in Kenya
4:00 pm
Suresh Naidu, Columbia University and NBER
Yaw Nyarko, New York University and NBER
Shing-Yi Wang, University of Pennsylvania and NBER

The Benefits and Costs of Guest Worker Programs: Experimental Evidence from The India-UAE Migration Corridor
4:50 pm