Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and Economic Outcomes

Shilpa Aggarwal and Amit Seru, Organizers

December 17-18, 2022

AC8 Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Indian School of Business, Gachibowli, Hyderabad, INDIA

Conference Code of Conduct

Friday, December 16
6:30 pm
Welcome Dinner
Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel, 115/1 Nanakramguda, Gachibowli, Hyderabad
Saturday, December 17
9:00 am
Bhagwan Chowdhry, Indian School of Business
John Lipsky, NBER
9:15 am
Conference Overview
Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business
Amit Seru, Stanford University and NBER
9:30 am
Meera Mahadevan, University of California at Irvine

You Get What You Pay For: Electricity Quality and Firm Response (slides)
Discussant: Shawn Cole, Harvard University and NBER
10:30 am
Ritam Chaurey, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Ryan Kim, Johns Hopkins University
Pravin Krishna, Johns Hopkins University and NBER

Demonetization and Firm Exports (slides)
Discussant: Raghuram Rajan, University of Chicago and NBER
11:30 am
12:00 noon
Pulak Ghosh, India Institute of Management Bangalore
Nishant Vats, Washington University in St Louis

Safety Nets, Credit, and Investment: Evidence from a Guaranteed Income Program (slides)
Discussant: Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego and NBER (slides)
1:00 pm
2:15 pm
Jessica Bai, Harvard University
Shai Bernstein, Harvard University and NBER
Abhishek Dev, Yale University
Josh Lerner, Harvard University and NBER

The Dance Between Government and Private Investors: Public Entrepreneurial Finance around the Globe (slides)
Discussant: Per Stromberg, Stockholm School of Economics
3:15 pm
3:45 pm
Aarushi Kalra, Brown University

Local Elections, Leader Identity, and Hate Speech in Rural India (slides)
Discussant: Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business
4:45 pm
Terry Moon, University of British Columbia
Yige Duan, University of British Columbia

Tax Cuts, Firm Growth, and Worker Earnings: Evidence from Small Businesses in Canada (slides)
Discussant: James Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
6:00 pm
Dinner Followed by Optional Concert on ISB Campus
Sunday, December 18
9:00 am
Lakshmi Naaraayanan, London Business School

Women's Inheritance Rights and Entrepreneurship Gender Gap
Discussant: Manju Puri, Duke University and NBER
10:00 am
Sampreet Singh Goraya, Stockholm School of Economics

How Does Caste Affect Entrepreneurship? Birth versus Worth (slides)
Discussant: Vikrant Vig, Northwestern University and NBER
11:00 am
11:30 am
Sandhya Garg, Institute of Economic Growth
Samarth Gupta, Ahmedabad University
Sushanta Mallick, Queen Mary, University of London

Financial Access and Gender-wise Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Rural India (slides)
Discussant: Bhagwan Chowdhry, Indian School of Business
12:30 pm
Anusha Chari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NBER
Lakshita Jain, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Nirupama Kulkarni, CAFRAL

The Unholy Trinity: Regulatory Forbearance, Government-Owned Banks and Zombie Firms (slides)
Discussant: Nagpurnanand R. Prabhala, Johns Hopkins University
1:30 pm
Closing Remarks
Bhagwan Chowdhry, Indian School of Business
James Poterba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
1:45 pm
2:15 pm
Depart for High Tea at Falaknuma Palace