SI 2021 Development Economics

David Atkin, Frederico Finan, Andrew Foster, Rema Hanna, Seema Jayachandran, Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, and Shing-Yi Wang, Organizers

July 26-27, 2021


Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 26
11:00 am
Clare A. Balboni, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Robin Burgess, London School of Economics
Benjamin A. Olken, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

The Origins and Control of Forest Fires in the Tropics
11:50 am
Lightning Round 1
Allan J. Hsiao, Princeton University

Coordination and Commitment in International Climate Action: Evidence from Palm Oil
Nicholas Ryan, Yale University and NBER

Holding Up Green Energy (slides)
Grant Miller, Stanford University and NBER
Áureo de Paula, University College London
Christine Valente, University of Bristol

Subjective Expectations and Demand for Contraception
12:20 pm
12:50 pm
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern University
Stefano Caria, University of Warwick
Philipp M. Kastrau, IDinsight
Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

Financial Incentives in Multi-layered Organizations: An Experiment in the Public Sector (slides)
1:40 pm
Lightning Round 2
Sonia R. Bhalotra, University of Warwick
Diogo Britto, Bocconi University
Paolo Pinotti, Bocconi University
Breno Sampaio, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco

Job Displacement, Unemployment Benefits and Domestic Violence
Laura E. Boudreau, Columbia University
Rocco Macchiavello, London School of Economics
Virginia Minni, London School of Economics
Mari Tanaka, Hitotsubashi University

Union Leaders: Experimental Evidence from Myanmar
Augustin Bergeron, University of Southern California and NBER
Gabriel Z. Tourek, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan L. Weigel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence from Randomized Tax Abatements in the DRC
2:10 pm
2:30 pm
Reshmaan N. Hussam, Harvard University and NBER
Erin M. Kelley, World Bank
Gregory V. Lane, University of Chicago and NBER
Fatima T. Zahra, Harvard University

The Psychosocial Value of Employment (slides)
3:20 pm
Adjourn and informal get-together on Wonder
Tuesday, July 27
11:00 am
Master Lecture
Beyond the Market: Economic Disparities and Conflict
Debraj Ray, New York University and NBER

Debraj's talk will focus on conceptual and modeling issues rather than a review of the large empirical literature. Here is a review paper that won't be covered, but gives the backdrop for the talk
12:00 pm
12:10 pm
Paolo Abarcar, Mathematica
Caroline B. Theoharides, Amherst College

Medical Worker Migration and Origin-Country Human Capital: Evidence from U.S. Visa Policy (slides)
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
Ellora A. Derenoncourt, Princeton University and NBER
François Gerard, Queen Mary University of London
Lorenzo Lagos, Brown University
Claire Montialoux, University of California at Berkeley

Racial Inequality, Minimum Wages, and the Informal Sector (slides)
2:20 pm
2:30 pm
Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Duke University and NBER
Pinelopi K. Goldberg, Yale University and NBER
Costas Meghir, Yale University and NBER
Gabriel Ulyssea, University College London

Trade and Informality in the Presence of Labor Market Frictions and Regulations (slides)
3:20 pm