SI 2017 Development Economics

David Atkin, Pascaline Dupas, Andrew Foster, sebastina_galiami, Duncan Thomas, and Christopher R. Udry, Organizers

July 23-25, 2017

Longfellow Room

Royal Sonesta Hotel

Conference Code of Conduct

Sunday, July 23
12:00 noon
1:00 pm
Master Lecture: “Migration and Risk”
Mark Rosenzweig, Yale University and NBER
2:30 pm
Costas Meghir, Yale University and NBER
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER
Corina D. Mommaerts, University of Wisconsin-Madison and NBER
Melanie Morten, Stanford University and NBER

Migration and Consumption Insurance in Bangladesh
Discussant: Andrew Foster, Brown University and NBER
Melissa Dell, Harvard University and NBER
Benjamin A. Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

The Development Effects of the Extractive Colonial Economy: The Dutch Cultivation System in Java
Discussant: Richard Hornbeck, University of Chicago and NBER
5:30 pm
Monday, July 24
7:45 am
Coffee and pastries
Meredith Startz, Dartmouth College and NBER

The Value of Face-to-Face: Search and Contracting Problems in Nigerian Trade
Discussant: Treb Allen, Dartmouth College and NBER
Konrad B. Burchardi, IIES, Stockholm University
Selim Gulesci, Trinity College Dublin
Benedetta Lerva, IIES, Stockholm
Munshi Sulaiman, IPA

Moral Hazard: Experimental Evidence from Tenancy Contracts
Discussant: Seema Jayachandran, Princeton University and NBER
10:45 am
Ruben Durante, National University of Singapore
Emilio Depetris-Chauvin, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

One Team, One Nation: Football, Ethnic Identity, and Conflict in Africa
Discussant: Leonard Wantchekon, Princeton University and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Jeff B. Weaver, University of Southern California

Jobs for Sale: Corruption and Misallocation in Hiring
Discussant: Benjamin A. Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Terence R. Johnson, University of Virginia
Molly Lipscomb, University of Virginia

Pricing people into the Market: Mechanism Design in Development
Discussant: Pascaline Dupas, Princeton University and NBER
4:00 pm
4:15 pm
Christopher Blattman, University of Chicago and NBER
Donald Green, Columbia University
Daniel Ortega, Instituto de Estudios Superior de Administracion
Santiago Tobón, Universidad EAFIT

State Building in the City: The Effects of Public Security and Services on Crime, Violence and State Legitimacy in Bogotá
Discussant: Claudio Ferraz, University of British Columbia and NBER
5:30 pm
Tuesday, July 25
7:45 am
Coffee and pastries
Karthik Muralidharan, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Paul Niehaus, University of California, San Diego and NBER
Sandip Sukhtankar, University of Virginia and NBER

General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India
Discussant: Clement Imbert, University of Warwick
10:00 am
10:30 am
Master Lecture: “Behavioral Economics and Development”
Michael Kremer, Harvard University and NBER
12:00 noon
Lunch and Adjourn