The Economics of Asset Accumulation and Poverty Traps

Christopher B. Barrett, Michael Carter, and Jean-Paul Chavas, Organizers

June 28-29, 2016

The Almas Conerence Center-Aduacent to the hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Duncan Thomas, Duke University and NBER
Elizabeth Frankenberg, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and NBER

Shocks and Nutrition, Health and Human Capital
Heather Schofield, Cornell University
Frank N. Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Cognitive Poverty Traps
Jonathan de Quidt, Institute for International Economic Studies
Johannes Haushofer, Stockholm University and NBER

Depression for Economists
Travis Lybbert, University of California at Davis
Bruce Wydick, University of San Francisco

Poverty, Aspirations, and the Economics of Hope: A Framework for Study with Preliminary Results from the Oaxaca Hope Project
Francisco J. Buera, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER
Joseph P. Kaboski, University of Notre Dame and NBER
Yongseok Shin, Washington University in St. Louis and NBER

Taking Stock of the Evidence on Micro-Financial Interventions
Michael Carter, University of California, Davis and NBER
Munenobu Ikegami, Hosei University
Christopher Barrett, Cornell University

Poverty Traps and the Social Protection Paradox
Paulo Santos, Monash University
Christopher Barrett, Cornell University

Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: The Role ofRisk and Ability
Karen Macours, Paris School of Economics
Renos Vakis, The World Bank

Medium-term Impacts of a Productive Safety Net on Aspirations and Investments
Norbert Schady, The World Bank
Francisco Ferreira, London School of Economics

Cash Transfers and Poverty Traps: A Tale of Two Generations