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SI 2016 Productivity, Development, and Entrepreneurship

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

July 20, 2016

Royal Sonesta Hotel
Parkview Room
40 Edwin H. Land Boulevard
Cambridge, Massachusetts



Wednesday, July 20



8:00 am

Coffee and Pastries

8:30 am

Benjamin Faber, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Cecile Gaubert, University of California at Berkeley and NBER
Tourism and Economic Development: Evidence from Mexico's Coastline

Discussant: Steve Redding, Princeton University and NBER

9:15 am

David Atkin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER
Amit Khandelwal, Columbia University and NBER
Adam Osman, Yale University
Exporting and Firm Performance: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment

Discussant: Chad Syversson, University of Chicago and NBER

10:00 am


10:30 am

Albert Bollard, Stanford University
Peter J. Klenow, Stanford University and NBER
Huiyu Li, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Entry Costs Rise with Development

Discussant: Ariel Burstein, University of California at Los Angeles and NBER

11:15 am

Gilles Duranton, University of Pennsylvania
Ejaz Ghani, The World Bank
Arti Grover Goswami, The World Bank
William R. Kerr, Harvard University and NBER
Factor Misallocation in India

Discussant: Jan De Loecker, Princeton University and NBER

12:00 n



Joint session with the Innovation group

1:00 pm

Abhishek Nagaraj, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Private Impact of Public Maps: Landsat Satellite Imagery and Gold Exploration

Discussant: Robin Burgess, London School of Economics

1:45 pm

Joan Farre-Mensa, Harvard University
Deepak Hegde, New York University
Alexander Ljungqvist, New York University and NBER
The Bright Side of Patents

Discussant: Heidi Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and NBER

2:30 pm


3:00 pm

Michela Giorcelli, University of California at Los Angeles
The Long-Term Effects of Management and Technology Transfers

Discussant: Raffaella Sadun, Harvard University and NBER

3:45 pm

Jonas Hjort, Columbia University and NBER
Jonas Poulsen, Uppsala University
The Arrival of Fast Internet and Skilled Job Creation in Africa

Discussant: Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and NBER

4:30 pm


6:00 pm

Clambake at the Royal Sonesta Hotel