SI 2022 Development Economics

Jishnu Das, Benjamin Faber, Eric V. Edmonds, Seema Jayachandran, Costas Meghir, Dilip Mookherjee, Melanie Morten, and Tom Vogl, Organizers

July 25-26, 2022

Parkview Room

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

Conference Code of Conduct

Monday, July 25
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Michael L. Anderson, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Jeremy Magruder, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Highly Powered Analysis Plans
9:50 am
Maria Micaela Sviatschi, Princeton University and NBER
Carlos Schmidt-Padilla, Stanford University
Nikita Melnikov, Nova School of Business and Economics

Gangs, Labor Mobility and Development
10:40 am
Break
11:10 am
Joseph P. Kaboski, University of Notre Dame and NBER
Molly Lipscomb, University of Virginia
Virgiliu Midrigan, New York University and NBER
Carolyn Pelnik, Tufts University

How Important are Investment Indivisibilities for Development? Experimental Evidence from Uganda
Lightning Round:
12:00 pm
Eliana Carranza, The World Bank
Aletheia A. Donald, The World Bank
Florian Grosset, Columbia University
Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

The Social Tax: Redistributive Pressure and Labor Supply
Eoin F. McGuirk, Tufts University
Nathan Nunn, University of British Columbia and NBER

Transhumant Pastoralism, Climate Change and Conflict in Africa
Kelsey Jack, University of California, Santa Barbara and NBER
Seema Jayachandran, Princeton University and NBER
Namrata Kala, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Rohini Pande, Yale University and NBER

Money (Not) to Burn: Payments for Ecosystem Services to Reduce Crop Residue Burning
12:30 pm
Lunch
1:30 pm
Matteo Bobba, Toulouse School of Economics
Tim Ederer, University of Toulouse
Gianmarco Leon-Ciliotta, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Christopher Neilson, Yale University and NBER
Marco G. Nieddu, University of Cagliari

Teacher Compensation and Structural Inequality: Evidence from Centralized Teacher School Choice in Peru
2:20 pm
Gaurav Khanna, University of California, San Diego
Emir Murathanoglu, University of Michigan
Caroline B. Theoharides, Amherst College
Dean Yang, University of Michigan and NBER

Abundance from Abroad: Migrant Income and Long-Run Economic Development
3:10 pm
Break
3:40 pm
Natalie Bau, University of California, Los Angeles and NBER
Gaurav Khanna, University of California, San Diego
Corinne Low, University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Alessandra Voena, Stanford University and NBER

Cultural Institutions and Structural Change: Dowries as Pensions When Sons Migrate
4:30 pm
Adjourn
Tuesday, July 26
8:30 am
Coffee and Pastries
9:00 am
Master Lecture: Firm-Level Upgrading in Developing Countries (slides)
Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University and NBER
10:00 am
Break
10:30 am
Alonso Alfaro-Urena, Central Bank of Costa Rica
Benjamin Faber, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Cecile Gaubert, University of California, Berkeley and NBER
Isabela Manelici, London School of Economics
Jose P. Vasquez, London School of Economics

Responsible Sourcing? Theory and Evidence from Costa Rica
11:20 am
Remi Jedwab, George Washington University
Federico Haslop, George Washington University
Roman Zarate, The World Bank
Carlos Rodriguez-Castelan, The World Bank

The Real Effects of Climate Change in the Poorest Countries: Evidence from the Permanent Shrinking of Lake Chad
12:10 pm
Lunch
Lightning Round:
1:15 pm
Ana Paula Melo, Howard University
Ursula M. Mello, Institute for Economic Analysis

Affirmative Action and Demand for Schooling: Evidence from Nationwide Policies
Enrique Seira, Michigan State University
Christopher Woodruff, University of Oxford
Joyce Sadka, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

Information and Bargaining through Agents: Experimental Evidence from Mexico’s Labor Courts
Asadul Islam, Monash University
Tanvir Ahmed Mozumder, BRAC University
Tabassum Rahman, University of Newcastle
Tanvir Shatil, BRAC University
Abu Siddique, King's College London

Forced Displacement, Mental Health, and Child Development: Evidence from the Rohingya Refugees
1:45 pm
Augustin Bergeron, University of Southern California
Pedro Bessone, Uber Technologies
John Kabeya Kabeya, Provincial Tax Ministry of Kasai-Central, DRC
Gabriel Z. Tourek, University of Pittsburgh
Jonathan L. Weigel, University of California, Berkeley and NBER

Optimal Assignment of Bureaucrats: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Tax Collectors in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2:35 pm
Break
3:05 pm
Mayara Felix, Princeton University

Trade, Labor Market Concentration, and Wages
Lightning Round:
3:55 pm
Veda Narasimhan, University of Zurich
Jeffrey Weaver, University of Southern California

Political Decentralization and Public Goods Provision: Evidence from India
Rachel Glennerster, University of Chicago and NBER
Joanna Murray, Development Media International
Victor Pouliquen, University of Oxford

The Media or the Message? Experimental Evidence on Mass Media and Modern Contraception Uptake in Burkina Faso
Jonathan de Quidt, Institute for International Economic Studies
Johannes Haushofer, Stockholm University and NBER
Gautam Rao, Harvard University and NBER
Frank Schilbach, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Pierre-Luc P. Vautrey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Long-Run Effects of Psychotherapy on Depression and Beliefs
4:25 pm
Adjourn