SI 2019 Productivity, Development, and Entrepreneurship

Nicholas Bloom, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Tavneet Suri, and Christopher Woodruff, Organizers

July 17, 2019

Charles Room B

Royal Sonesta Hotel, 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA

Conference Code of Conduct

Tuesday, July 16
5:15 pm
Reception at the Royal Sonesta Hotel
Wednesday, July 17
8:30 am
Coffee & Pastries
9:00 am
Namrata Kala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

Workhorses or White Elephants: The Impacts of Earned Autonomy on State-Owned Enterprises
Discussant: Andrea Prat, Columbia University
9:45 am
Johannes Boehm, Sciences Po
Swati Dhingra, London School of Economics
John M. Morrow, London School of Economics

The Comparative Advantage of Firms
Discussant: Claudia Steinwender, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
10:30 am
11:00 am
Jing Cai, University of Maryland and NBER
Adam Szeidl, Central European University

Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs
Discussant: Antoinette Schoar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
11:45 am
Sascha Kerbert, University of Sydney
Russell Toth, University of Sydney

Banking on Persistence: The Impacts of a Credit Guarantee on Bank Lending in Indonesia
Discussant: Tavneet Suri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
Laura E. Boudreau, Columbia University

Multinational Enforcement of Labor Law: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh's Apparel Sector
Discussant: Daniela Scur, Cornell University
2:15 pm
Erin M. Kelley, World Bank
Gregory V. Lane, University of Chicago
David Schoenholzer, University of California at Berkeley

The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenya's Transit Industry
Discussant: Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University and NBER
3:00 pm
3:15 pm
Leonardo Iacovone, The World Bank
David McKenzie, The World Bank

Shortening the Supply Chain: Experimental Evidence for Fruit and Vegetable Vendors in Bogota's Slums (slides)
Discussant: Lauren F. Bergquist, Yale University and NBER
4:00 pm