Download a PDF of the draft schedule here.  The final schedule (with session chairs, locations and papers) will be posted by October 23rd, 2017.

Each paper presentation will be 15 minutes long, with 5 minutes of discussion and 5 minutes of questions/comments from the audience.

Saturday, November 4, 2017
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast and Registration, Fletcher School Hall of Flags
09:00 to 10:40 Parallel Session 1, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls
10:40 to 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:10 to 12:40 Parallel Session 2, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls
12:40 to 2:00 Lunch
2:00 to 3:40 Parallel Session 3, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls
3:40 to 4:00 Coffee Break, Fletcher School Hall of Flags
4:00 to 5:40 Parallel Session 4, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls
5:40 to 9:00 Poster Sessions and Dinner Cocktail
Sunday, November 5, 2017
08:00 to 09:00 Breakfast and Registration, Fletcher School Hall of Flags
09:00 to 10:40 Parallel Session 5, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls
10:40 to 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break, Fletcher School, Second Floor Gallery
11:00 to 12:40 Parallel Session 6, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls
12:40 to 2:00 Lunch, Fletcher School, Hall of Flags
2:00 to 3:40 Parallel Session 7, Fletcher School, Mugar and Cabot Halls

 


SESSION 1: SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2017

09:00-10:40 AM

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
1.      AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY 126 Agricultural Productivity and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Mussolini’s Battle for Grain Mario Francesco Carillo; Brown University Jacob Moscona
Chair:

Location:

161 The Impact of India’s Green Revolution: An Empirical Investigation of Modern Agricultural Development Jacob Moscona; MIT Marlo Franceso Carillo
353 Relaxing Constraints for Family Farmers: Providing Capital and Information in Malawi Kate Ambler; IFPRI
Alan de Brauw; IFPRI
Susan Godlonton; Williams College
Avinash Kishore
302 Can Information Help Reduce Imbalanced Application of Fertilizers in India? Experimental Evidence from Bihar, India Ram Fishman; Tel Aviv University
Avinash Kishore; IFPRI
Yoav Rothler; Tel Aviv University
Patrick Ward; International Food Policy Research Institute
Susan Godlonton

 

 

2.      CASH TRANSFERS 303 Household Micro-entrepreneurial Activity and Child Wellbeing: Evidence from Two Cash Transfer Experiments Jacobus de Hoop; UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Valeria Groppo; UNICEF Office of Research – Innocenti
Sudhanshu Handa; University of North Carolina
Cecilia Machado
Chair:

Location:

377 Youth Responses to Cash Transfers: Evidence from Brazil Cecilia Machado; Getulio Vargas Foundation FGV-EPGE
Valdemar Pinho Neto; Fundação Getulio Vargas-FGV
Christiane Szerman; Princeton University
Jacobus de Hoop
465 Cash transfers and labor supply: evidence from a large-scale program in Iran Djavad Salehi-Isfahani; Virginia Tech and the Brookings Institute
Mohammad Hadi Mostafavi-Dehzooei; World Bank
Michael Walker
553 Taxation and Unconditional Cash Transfers in Kenya Michael Walker; UC Berkeley Mohammed Hadi Mostafavi-Dehzooei

 

 

3.      CHILD HEALTH 30 The Effect of Antimalarial Campaigns on Child Mortality and Fertility in Sub-Saharan Africa Joshua Wilde; University of South Florida
Bénédicte Apouey; Paris School of Economics – CNRS
Joseph Coleman; University of South Florida
Gabriel Picone; University of South Florida
Amy Ramnarine
Chair:

Location:

37 The Effect of Child Marriage on Children’s Health Outcomes: Evidence from Bangladesh Amy Ramnarine; Florida International University
Mihaela Pintea; Florida International University
Joshua Wilde
294 Modern Crop Variety Diffusion and Infant Mortality in the Developing World, 1961-2000 Prabhat Barnwal; Michigan State University Anaka Aiyar
502 Age-Profile Estimates of the Relationship Between Economic Growth and Child Health Anaka Aiyar; Cornell University
Joseph Cummins; University of California, Riverside
Prabhat Barnwal

 

 

4.      CONFLICT 258 The Seasonality of Conflict Jenny Guardado; Georgetown University
Steven Pennings; World Bank
Stephan Kyburz
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Location:

429 Does Democracy Moderate Resource-induced Conflicts? Thiemo Fetzer; University of Warwick
Stephan Kyburz; London School of Economics
Steven Pennings
472 Aid and conflict at the local level  – Mechanisms and causality Lennart Kaplan; Georg-August University Göttingen Benjamin Laughlin
535 Border Fences and the Mexican Drug War Benjamin Laughlin; University of Rochester Lennart Kapan

 

 

5.      YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT 417 A Firm of One’s Own: Experimental Evidence on Credit Constraints and Occupational Choice Andrew Brudevold-Newman; American Institutes for Research
Maddalena Honorati; World Bank
Pamela Jakiela; University of Maryland
Owen Ozier; The World Bank
Susan Parker
Chair:

Location:

346 Do Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Economic Outcomes in the Next Generation? Evidence from Mexico Susan Parker; CIDE
Tom Vogl; Princeton University
Owen Ozier
438 Tackling Youth Unemployment: Evidence from a Labor Market Experiment in Uganda Oriana Bandiera
Vittorio Bassi; University of Southern California
Robin Burgess
Imran Rasul; University College London
Munshi Sulaiman; Save the Children
Pamela Jakiela
337 Can Participants Estimate Program Impacts? Evidence from a Labor Market Intervention Andrew Brudevold-Newman; American Institutes for Research
Maddalena Honorati; World Bank
Pamela Jakiela; University of Maryland
Owen Ozier; The World Bank
Vittorio Bassi

 

 

6.   LOYALTY, NORMS AND CORRUPTION 537 Insurgent Predation and Wartime Informing Austin Wright; University of Chicago
Alexei Zakharov; Higher School of Economics
Emanuele Colonnelli
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Location:

203 Bribes vs. Taxes: Market Structure and Incentives Francesco Amodio; McGill University
Giacomo De Giorgi; GSEM University of Geneva
Aminur Rahman; World Bank Group
Edoardo Teso
432 Corruption and Firms Emanuele Colonnelli; Stanford University Austin Wright
467 PATRONAGE IN THE ALLOCATION OF PUBLIC SECTOR JOBS Edoardo Teso; Harvard University
Emanuele Colonnelli; Stanford University
Mounu Prem; Universidad del Rosario
Francesco Amodio

 

 

 

BREAK: 10:40- 11:00 AM

 

 


SESSION 2: SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2017

11:00-12:40 PM

 

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
7.      CREDIT 263 Credit Scoring Meets Agricultural Lending: Exogenous Shocks, Recovery, and Access to Formal Credit Nicolás de Roux; Universidad de los Andes Diego Jimenez Hernandez
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Location:

277 Mitigating the Risks of Financial Inclusion with Loan Contract Terms: Experimental Evidence from Mexico Sara Gabriela Castellanos; Banco de México
Diego Jimenez Hernandez; Stanford University
Aprajit Mahajan; UC-Berkeley
Enrique Seira; ITAM
Nicolas de Roux
371 Screening by the price you take: Evidence from repayment flexibility in microfinance loans Giorgia Barboni; Princeton University Vaishnavi Surendra
530 Relief from Usury: Impact of a Self-Help Group Lending Program in Rural India Vivian Hoffmann; IFPRI
Vijayendra Rao; The World Bank
Vaishnavi Surendra; University of California Berkeley
Upamanyu Datta; World Bank
Giorgia Barboni

 

 

8.      EXPOSURE TO VIOLENCE IN CHILDHOOD 31 Domestic Violence and Childhood Exposure to Armed Conflict:  Attitudes and Experiences Giulia La Mattina; University of South Florida
Olga Shemyakina; Georgia Institute of Technology
Pinar Keskin
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Location:

76 Breaking the Cycle? Education and the Intergenerational Transmission of Violence Bilge Erten; Northeastern University
Pinar Keskin; Wellesley College
Olga Sehmyakina
342 Making a Narco: Childhood Exposure to Illegal Labor Markets and Criminal Life Paths Maria Sviatschi; Princeton University Lelys Dinarte Diaz
394 Peer Effects in After School Programs. Experimental Evidence in El Salvador Lelys Dinarte Diaz; Pontifical Catholic University of Chile Maria Sviatschi

 

 

9.     EDUCATION AND TEACHERS 13 Stereotypes and Self-Stereotypes: Evidence from Teachers’ Gender Bias Michela Carlana; Bocconi University Jacobus Cilliers
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Location:

110 Monitoring Teachers and Changing Teaching Practice: Evidence from a Field Experiment. Jacobus Cilliers; Georgetown University
Stephen Taylor; Department of Basic Education
Michela Carlana
311 Peer Effects in the Application to a Voluntary Teaching Award Samuel Berlinski; Inter-American Development Bank
Alejandra Ramos Moreno; Trinity College Dublin
Alejandro Ganimian
425 Teaching with the Test: Experimental Evidence on Diagnostic Feedback and Capacity-Building for Public Schools in Argentina Rafael De Hoyos; The World Bank
Alejandro Ganimian; New York University
Peter Holland; The World Bank
Alejandra Ramos Moreno

 

 

10.      CULTURE AND SOCIETY 28 Media and Crime Perceptions: Evidence from Mexico Aurora Alejandra Ramírez Álvarez; El Colegio de México Martin Fiszbein
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Location:

252 Frontier Culture: Historical Roots and Persistence of Martin Fiszbein; Boston University Aurora Alejandra Ramirez Alvarez
554 Autocratic Rule and Social Capital: Evidence from Imperial China Mark Koyama; George Mason University
Melanie Meng Xue
Jonathon Weigal
395 Building State and Citizen: Experimental Evidence on Taxation and Political Engagement in the D.R. Congo Jonathan Weigel; Harvard Mark Koyama

 

 

11.      ELECTIONS 68 The Perils of Voter Mobilization Benjamin Marx; MIT
Vincent Pons; Harvard Business School
Tavneet Suri; MIT
Stefanus Leeffers
Chair:

Location:

100 Does Electoral Observation Influence Electoral Results? Experimental Evidence for Domestic and International Observers in Mozambique Stefanus Leeffers; Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Pedro Vicente; Universidade Nova de Lisboa and BREAD
Tavneet Suri
286 Competition and the Progression of Women’s Political Participation Ryan Brown; University of Colorado Denver
Hani Mansour; University of Colorado Denver
Stephen O’Connell; Massachusetts Inst. of Technology
Clement Imbert
318 Entry, Exit and Candidate Selection: Evidence from India Abhijit Banerjee; MIT
Esther Duflo; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Clement Imbert; University of Warwick
Rohini Pande; Harvard University,
Stephen O’Connell

 

 

12.      GENDER AND INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE  5 Transfers, behavior change communication, and intimate partner violence: Post-program evidence from rural Bangladesh Shalini Roy; IFPRI
Melissa Hidrobo; IFPRI
John Hoddinott; Cornell University
Akhter Ahmed; IFPRI
Gunjan Sharma
Chair:

Location:

35 The Effectiveness and Effects of Alcohol Regulation: Evidence from India Dara Luca; Mathematica Policy Research
Emily Owens; University of California, Irvine
Gunjan Sharma; Jack Welch College of Business
John Hoddinott
105 Misreporting in Sensitive Health Behaviors and its Impact on Treatment Effects: An Application to Intimate Partner Violence Veronica Frisancho; Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
Jorge Aguero; University of Connecticut
Aixa Maria Garcia-Ramos
239 Divorce laws and intimate partner violence: Evidence from Mexico Aixa Maria Garcia-Ramos; University of Birmingham Veronica Frisancho

 

 

LUNCH: 12:40- 2:00 PM

 

 


SESSION 3: SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2017

2:00-3:40 PM

 

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
13.      FIRMS 137 Management skill, entrepreneurial motivation, and enterprise survival: Evidence from randomized experiments and repeated surveys in Vietnam Yuki Higuchi; Nagoya City University Ajay Shenoy
Chair:

Location:

401 Estimating the Production Function When Firms Are Constrained Ajay Shenoy; University of California Santa Cruz Yuki Higuchi
419 The Impact of Local Trade Barriers on Export Activities, Firm Performance, and Resource Misallocation Jie Bai; Harvard University Munir Squires
470 Kinship Taxation as an Impediment to Growth: Experimental Evidence from Kenyan Microenterprises Munir Squires; UBC Economics Jie Bai

 

 

14.     ETHNICITY, CASTE AND COLLECTIVISM 1 Growing Collectivism: Irrigation, Group Conformity and Long-Run Technological Divergence Johannes Buggle; University of Lausanne Emily Beam
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Location:

94 Inter-ethnic Fertility Spillovers and the Role of Forward-looking Behavior: Evidence from Peninsular Malaysia Emily Beam; University of Vermont
Slesh Shrestha; National University of Singapore
Johannes Buggle
262 A (Paid) Passage to India:  Migration and revealed willingness to pay for upper-caste status Alexander Persaud; University of North Carolina Asheville Matt Lowe
449 Types of Contact: A Field Experiment on Collaborative and Adversarial Caste Integration Matt Lowe; MIT Alexander Persaud

 

 

15.     GOVERNANCE AND BUREAUCRACY  211 The Costs of Bureaucratic Rigidity: Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service Guo Xu; University of California Berkeley Mattea Stein
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Location:

349 Reforming the Speed of Justice: Evidence from an Event Study in Senegal Florence Kondylis; World Bank
Mattea Stein; Paris School of Economics
Guo Xu
403 Adjudication Institutions James Choy; University of Warwick Yusuf Neggers
521 Having it at Hand: How Small Search Frictions Impact Bureaucratic Efficiency Yusuf Neggers; Brown University
Rohini Pande; Harvard University
James Choy

 

 

16.      HEALTHCARE DELIVERY 240 Inputs, Monitoring, and Crowd-out in India’s School-Based Health Interventions James Berry; Cornell University
Priya Mukherjee; College of William and Mary
Gauri Shastry; Wellesley College
Adrian Rubli
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Location:

341 Low-Cost, Limited-Service Private Healthcare Providers: Evidence from Mexico Adrian Rubli; Brown University Gauri Shastry
416 Improving Bureaucratic Performance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Two Nigerian States Varun Gauri; The World Bank
Julian Jamison; The World Bank
Nina Mazar; University of Toronto
Owen Ozier; The World Bank
Anne Fitzpatrick
457 Barriers to Enrolling in Health Insurance: Estimates on the Value of Time Anne Fitzpatrick; University of Massachusetts, Boston
Rebecca Thornton; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champai
Owen Ozier

 

 

17.      INCENTIVES AND BEHAVIOR 473 A Spoonful of Sugar: The Effect of Non-Monetary Lottery Incentives on Medication Adherence among HIV-positive Youth in Uganda Haijing Huang; Pardee RAND Graduate School
Sebastian Linnemayr; RAND Corporation
Anik Ashraf
Chair:

Location:

468 Do Rank Incentives Increase Productivity? Evidence from a Sweater Factory Anik Ashraf; University of Warwick Hajjing Huang
496 Intrinsic Incentives: A Field Experiment on Leveraging Intrinsic Motivation in Public Service Delivery Scott Lee; Harvard University Maria Palacios
508 Endogenous Pricing and Multitasking: Evidence from a Mexican Firm Maria Palacios; Boston University Scott Lee

 

 

18.      EDUCATION AND LEARNING 81 Cognitive, Socioemotional and Behavioral Returns to College Quality Utteeyo Dasgupta; Wagner College
Subha Mani; Fordham University
Smriti Sharma; United Nations University – WIDER
Saurabh Singhal; UNU-WIDER
Raissa Fabregas
Chair:

Location:

127 When Student Incentives Don’t Work: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Malawi James Berry; University of Delaware
Hyuncheol Bryant Kim; Cornell University
Hyuk Son; Cornell University
Phillip Ross
204 The Effects of Education on Financial Outcomes: Evidence from Kenya Kehinde Ajayi; Boston University
Phillip Ross; Boston University
James Berry
534 A Better School but a Worse Position? The Effects of Marginal School Admissions in Mexico City Raissa Fabregas; Harvard University Smriti Sharma

 

 

BREAK: 3:40- 4:00 PM

 

 


SESSION 4: SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2017

4:00-5:40 PM

 

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
19.                  INTERGENERATIONAL TRANSMISSION 49 First and Second Generation Impacts of the Biafran War Marinella Leone; Institute of Development Studies Paul Novosad
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Location:

238 The transmission of health across 7 generations in China, 1789-1906 Jean-Francois Maystadt; Lancaster University Management School
Giuseppe Migali; Lancaster University and Magna Graecia University
Leah Bevis
319 Estimating Intergenerational Mobility with Coarse Data: A Nonparametric Approach Sam Asher; World Bank
Paul Novosad; Dartmouth College
Charlie Rafkin; National Bureau of Economic Research
Marinella Leone
531 Intergenerational Transmission of Mother-to-Child Health: Evidence from Cebu, the Philippines Leah Bevis; Ohio State University
Kira Villa; University of New Mexico
Jean-Francois Maystadt

 

 

20.      FIRMS AND EMPLOYMENT 6 Does Informal Employment Respond to Growth Opportunities? Trade-Based Evidence from Bangladesh Prodyumna Goutam; Pardee RAND Graduate School
Italo Gutierrez; RAND Corporation
Krishna Kumar; RAND Corporation
Shanthi Nataraj; RAND Corporation
Tenzin Yindok
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Location:

269 A Structural Econometric Analysis of Entrepreneurs with Multiple Occupations Tenzin Yindok; Colgate University Shanthi Nataraj
474 The Role of Moral Hazard in Explaining High Transport Costs: Evidence from an Experiment in Liberia Golvine de Rochambeau; Columbia University Shan Aman Rana
486 Networks at Work: How Entry-level Job Links Shape Civil Servants’ Careers and Performance Shan Aman Rana; London School of Economics & Political Science Golvine de Rochambeau

 

 

21.      METHODOLOGY AND REPLICATION 42 Revisiting the Effect of Food Aid on Conflict: A Methodological Caution Paul Christian; World Bank
Christopher Barrett; Cornell University
Rachael Meager
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Location:

170 Vitamin A Supplements Often Substantially Reduce Child Mortality, But Their Impact Is Heterogeneous: Resolving A Controversy In Meta-Analysis Rachael Meager; London School of Economics Christopher Barrett
325 Measuring Cross-Country Differences in Misallocation Martin Rotemberg; New York University
Kirk White; U.S. Census Bureau
Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan
444 Program Evaluation in the Presence of Strategic Interactions Daron Acemoglu; Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Camilo Garcia-Jimeno; University of Pennsylvania
Rossa O’Keeffe-O’Donovan; University of Oxford
Martin Rotemberg

 

 

22. MIGRATION 169 Diasporas, return migration and comparative advantage: a natural experiment of Yugoslavian refugees in Germany Dany Bahar; The Brookings Institution
Andreas Hauptmann; IAB Institute for Employment Research
Cem Ozguzel; Paris School of Economics
Hillel Rapoport; Paris School of Economics
Gaurav Khanna
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Location:

236 The IT Boom and Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream Gaurav Khanna; University of California, San Diego
Nicolas Morales; University of Michigan
Dany Bahar
275 Displacement and Development: Long Term Impacts of the Partition of India Prashant Bharadwaj; University of Calfornia San Diego
Rinchan Mirza; University of Namur
Caroline Theoharides
393 The International Migration of Healthcare Professionals and the Supply of Educated Individuals Left Behind Paolo Abarcar; Mathematica Policy Research
Caroline Theoharides; Amherst College
Rinchan Mirza

 

 

23. MARKETS, MOBILITY AND MOBILE MONEY 273 Selling Low and Buying High: An Arbitrage Puzzle in Kenyan Villages Marshall Burke; Stanford University
Lauren Bergquist; University of Chicago
Edward Miguel; University of California, Berkeley
Jonathon Robinson
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517 Market Access, Trade Costs, and Technology Adoption: Evidence from Northern Tanzania Shilpa Aggarwal; Indian School of Business
Brian Giera; UC Santa Cruz
Dahyeon Jeong; UC Santa CruzJonathan Robinson; UC Santa Cruz
Alan Spearot; UC Santa Cruz
Lauren Bergquist
356 Mobile money and risk sharing against aggregate shocks Emma Riley; University of Oxford Abu Shonchoy
376 Poverty and Migration in the Digital Age: Experimental Evidence on Mobile Banking in Bangladesh Jean Lee; New York University
Jonathan Morduch; New York University
Saravana Ravindran; New York University
Abu Shonchoy; New York University and Institute of Developing Economies (IDE) JETRO
Hassan Zaman; World Bank
Emma Riley

 

 

24.      POLITICAL ECONOMY 185 The political economy of slow-onset disasters: Evidence from the Ebola outbreak Elisa Maffioli; Duke University Siddarth George
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433 Understanding the economic impacts of political dynasties: evidence from India Siddharth George; Harvard University Elisa Maffioli
541 No Kin in the Game? Moral Hazard and War in the U.S. Congress Eoin McGuirk; Yale University Ceren Baysan
543 Voter Preferences and Politician Strategy in a Time of Coup Attempts Ceren Baysan; UC Berkeley Eoin McGuirk

 

 


SESSION 5: SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017

09:00-10:40 AM

 

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
25.      PUBLIC SERVICE DELIVERY 124 So fresh and so clean: urban community engagement to improve the sustainability of drainage infrastructure Tara Mitchell; Trinity College Dublin William Violette
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Location:

133 Social accountability and service delivery:  Evidence from a large-scale experiment in Uganda Nathan Fiala; University of Connecticut
Patrick Premand; The World Bank
Annemie Maertens
157 Public Good Provision and Deliberative Democracy: Evidence from Malawi Vesall Nourani; Cornell University
Annemie Maertens; University of Sussex
Hope Michelson;  University of Illinois
Nathan Fiala
525 Optimal Water Pricing in the Presence of Shared Connections William Violette; Brown University Tara Mitchell

 

 

26.     INFORMATION AND MARKET ACCESS IN AGRICULTURE 511 Paying for Digital Information: Assessing Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for a Digital Agriculture and Nutrition Service in Ghana Jenny Aker; Tufts University
Daniel Gilligan; International Food Policy Research Institute
Melissa Hidrobo; International Food Policy Research Institute
Giordano Palloni; International Food Policy Research Institute
Annemie Maertens
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Location:

189 How do farmers learn from extension services? Evidence from Malawi Annemie Maertens; University of Sussex
Hope Michelson;  University of Illinois
Giordano Palloni
27 Rural Road Infrastructure and Agricultural Production: Evidence from India Yogita Shamdasani; Columbia University Brian Dillon
548 Telephone Directories for Mobile Phone Networks Brian Dillon; University of Washington
Jenny Aker; Tufts University
Joshua Blumenstock; U.C. Berkeley
Yogita Shamdasani

 

 

27.      RISK AND RESILIENCE 84 Do Asset Transfers Build Household Resilience? Lokendra Phadera; University of Illinois Elliott Collins
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Location:

383 Modeling Welfare and Uncertainty in a Randomized Asset Transfer Program Elliott Collins; UC Berkeley Lokendra Phadera
208 Labor Supply Responses to Illness Shocks: Evidence from High-Frequency Labor Market Data in Urban Ghana Rachel Heath; University of Washington
Ghazala Mansuri; World Bank
Bob Rijkers; World Bank
Silvia Prina
527 Consumption Smoothing and Economic Behavior in the Presence of Expected and Unexpected Shocks Manuela Angelucci; University of Michigan
Carlos Chiapa; Bates White, LLC
Silvia Prina; Case Western Reserve University
Ruben Rojas Valdes; UC Davis
Rachel Heath

 

 

28.      MARRIAGE 235 The Effect of Women’s Education on Polygyny: Schools, Matching and the marriage market in Cameroon Pierre Andre; University of Cergy-Pontoise
Yannick Dupraz; University of Warwick
Duman Bahrami-Rad
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257 Dowry: Household Responses to Expected Marriage Payments S Anukriti; Boston College
Sungoh Kwon; University of Connecticut
Nishith Prakash; University of Connecticut
Jeff Weaver
382 Female Inheritance, In-marriage, and Gender Norms Duman Bahrami-Rad; Simon Fraser University Yannick Dupraz
498 Marriage Markets and the Rise of Dowry in India Gaurav Chiplunkar; Yale University
Jeff Weaver; University of California, San Diego
S Anukruti

 

 

29.       TAXATION AND FISCAL POLICY 62 VAT in Emerging Economies: Does Third Party Verification Matter? Shekhar Mittal; UCLA-Anderson
Aprajit Mahajan; UC-Berkeley
Luis Alejos
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Location:

201 There is No Place Like Home: Theory and Evidence on Decentralization and Politician Preferences Vivian Hoffmann; IFPRI
Pamela Jakiela; University of Maryland
Michael Kremer; Harvard University
Ryan Sheely; Harvard University
308 The Effects of A Temporary Corporate Income Tax Cut and Deferral: Evidence from Vietnam Anh Pham; George Mason University
431 Firms’ (mis)reporting under a minimum tax:  Evidence from Guatemalan corporate tax returns Luis Alejos; University of Michigan Shekhar Mittal

 

 

30.      BELIEFS AND BEHAVIOR 80 Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap? The Effect of Plan-Making Prompts on Job Search and Employment Martin Abel; Middlebury College
Rulof Burger; Stellenbosch University
Eliana Carranza; World Bank
Patrizio Piraino; University of Cape Town
Kate Orkin
Chair:

Location:

386 The Future in Mind: Long-Run Impacts of an Aspirations Intervention in Rural Ethiopia Tanguy Bernard; IFPRI
Stefan Dercon; University of Oxford
Kate Orkin; University of Oxford
Alemayehu Seyoum Taffesse; International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
Martin Abel
499 Behavioral Dynamics in Transitions from College to the Workforce Meera Mahadevan; University of Michigan Alex Eble
178 Stereotypes, Role Models, and the Formation of Beliefs Alex Eble; Columbia University
Feng Hu; University of Science & Technology Beijing
Meera Mahadevan

 

 

BREAK: 10:40-11:00 AM

 

 


SESSION 6: SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017

11:00-12:40 PM

 

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
31.      EDUCATION DELIVERY
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384 The Impacts of Free Secondary Education: Evidence from Kenya Andrew Brudevold-Newman; American Institutes for Research
436 Delivering Education to the Underserved through a Public-Private Partnership Program in Pakistan Felipe Barrera; Harvard University Mauricio Romero
484 Outsourcing Education in a Fragile State: Experimental Evidence from Liberia Mauricio Romero; UC San Diego
Justin Sandefur; Center for Global Development
Wayne Sandholtz; UC San Diego
Felipe Barrera

 

 

32.      INTRA-HOUSEHOLD DECISION MAKING 88 Women’s Empowerment and Family Health: Estimating LATE with Mismeasured Treatment Rossella Calvi; Rice University
Arthur Lewbel; Boston College
Denni Tommasi; Université Libre de Bruxelles
Victoria Baranov
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Location:

193 His, Hers, or Ours: Impacts of a Training and Asset Transfer Program on Intra-household Decision-making in Zambia Kashi Kafle; International Fund for Agricultural Development
Hope Michelson;  University of Illinois
Alex Winter-Nelson; University of Illinois
Karlijn Morsink
296 Maternal Depression, Women’s Empowerment, and Parental Investment: Evidence from a Large Randomized Control Trial Victoria Baranov; University of Melbourne
Sonia Bhalotra; University of Essex UK
Pietro Biroli; University of Zurich
Joanna Maselko; Duke University
Rossella Calvi
313 The Power to Protect: Household Bargaining and Female Condom Use Rachel Cassidy, University of Oxford

Marije Groot Bruinderink, Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development

Wendy Janssens, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Karlijn Morsink, University of Oxford

Kashi Kafle

 

 

33.      CREDIT AND RISK 279 The Reach of Radio: Defection Messaging and Armed Group Behavior Alex Armand; University of Navarra
Paul Atwell; University of Michigan
Joseph Gomes; University of Navarra
Nicola Limodio
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Location:

48 Deposit Volatility, Liquidity and Long-Term Investment: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Pakistan Nicola Limodio; Bocconi University Alex Armand
51 Creditor Rights, Threat of Liquidation, and Labor-Capital Choice of Firms Shashwat Alok; Indian School of Business
Ritam Chaurey; Binghamton University
Vasudha Nukala; Indian School of Business
Francis Annan
55 Buying Contracts on Credit: Liquidity Constraints & Moral Hazard in Insurance Francis Annan; Columbia University Ritam Chaurey

 

 

34.       CONGESTION 446 Noise, Cognitive Function and Worker Productivity Joshua Dean; MIT Gabriel Kreindler
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219 I’ve Been Waiting on the Railroad: The Economic Consequences of Congestion in Trade Networks John Firth, MIT Nick Rsivanidis
251 The Aggregate and Distributional Effects of Urban Transit Networks: Evidence from Bogotá’s TransMilenio Nick Tsivanidis; University of Chicago John Firth
536 Road Traffic Congestion Charging: Experimental Evidence from Bangalore Gabriel Kreindler; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Joshua Dean

 

 

35.      LABOR MARKETS AND SEARCH FRICTIONS 165 The Selection of Talent: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Girum Abebe; Ethiopian Development Research Institute
Stefano Caria; University of Oxford
Esteban Ortiz Ospina; University of Oxford
Gaurav Chiplunkar
Chair:

Location:

408 How important are matching frictions in the labor market? Experimental and non-experimental evidence from India Abhijit Banerjee; MIT
Gaurav Chiplunkar; Yale University
Steano Caria
459 Microenterprises and the Lure of Wage Work: Theory and Evidence from Mexican Export Manufacturing Michael Koelle; University of Oxford Federico Rossi
497 The Relative Efficiency of Skilled Labor across Countries: Measurement and Interpretation Federico Rossi; LSE Michael Koelle

 

 

36.      MIGRATION 38 The Geography of Social Change Alessandra Fogli; Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank
Stefania Marcassa; Université de Cergy-Pontoise
Ruben Romas Valdes
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260 The Dynamic Migration Game: A Structural Econometric Model and Application to Rural Mexico Ruben Rojas Valdes; UC Davis
C.-Y. Cynthia Lin Lawell; Cornell University
J Edward Taylor; UC Davis
Alessandra Fogli
368 Inequality of opportunities in Africa Samuel Kofi Tetteh-Baah, ETH-Zurich Nilesh Fernando
529 Adverse Selection, Firm Reputations and Regulatory Policy: Evidence from Migrant Recruitment in Sri Lanka A. Nilesh Fernando; University of Notre Dame
Niharika Singh; Harvard University
Samuel Kofi Tetteh-Baah

 

 

LUNCH: 12:40-2:00 PM

 

 


SESSION 7: SUNDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2017

2:00-3:40 PM

 

Session Title Paper# Paper Title Author Discussant
37.      HEALTH 18 The Human Capital Legacy of a Trade Embargo Abhishek Chakravarty; University of Manchester
Matthias Parey; University of Essex
Greg Wright; University of California, Merced
Shinsuke Tanaka
Chair:

Location:

71 Water, Health and Wealth Nava Ashraf
Edward Glaeser; Harvard University
Bryce Steinberg; Brown University
Jessica Cohen
61 Enhancing Demand for High-Quality Maternity Care with Low-Cost Nudges: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial in Nairobi, Kenya Jessica Cohen; Harvard University Bryce Steinberg
331 Offshoring Health Risks: The Impact of the US Lead Regulation on Infant Health in Mexico Shinsuke Tanaka; Tufts University
Kensuke Teshima; Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Abhishek Chakravarty

 

 

38.       SHOCKS AND LABOR MARKETS 20 Microfinance and Vulnerability to Seasonal Famine in a Rural Economy: Evidence from Monga in Bangladesh Claudia Berg; International Monetary Fund
M. Shahe Emran; Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University
Andre Groger
Chair:

Location:

47 Shocks in the Cities: The Economic Impact of Water Shocks in Latin American Metropolitan Areas Sebastien Desbureaux; World Bank
Aude Sophie Rodella; World Bank
Lukas Hensel
151 Easy Come, Easy Go? Economic Shocks, Labor Migration and the Family Left Behind Andre Gröger; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Claudia Berg
222 The Impact of Economic Shocks on Wage Dynamics in Indonesia Lukas Hensel; University of Oxford Sebastian Desbureaux

 

 

39.      TIME AND RISK PREFERENCES 39 Can public policies change risk preferences? The effect of property titling on risk aversion Fernando Aragon Sanchez; Simon Fraser University
Oswaldo Molina; Universidad del Pacifico
Ingo W Outes-Leon; CSAE
Rachel Cassidy
Chair:

Location:

175 Are the poor really so present-biased? Experimental evidence from Pakistan Rachel Cassidy; University of Oxford Fernando Aragon Sanchez
338 How Soon Is Now?  Evidence of  Present Bias  from Convex Time Budget Experiments Uttara Balakrishnan; University of Maryland, College Park
Johannes Haushofer; Princeton University
Pamela Jakiela; University of Maryland
Lasse Brune
539 Pay Me Later: A Simple Employer-based Saving Scheme Lasse Brune; Northwestern University
Eric Chyn; University of Virginia
Jason Kerwin; University of Minnesota
Pamela Jakiela

 

 

40.      LABOR: EDUCATION AND PUBLIC WORKS 65 The Labor Market Effects of an Educational Expansion. The case of Brazil from 1995 to 2014 David Jaume; Cornell University Daniel Halm
Chair:

Location:

142 Preschool Availability and Female Labor Force Participation: Evidence from Indonesia Daniel Halim; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champain
Hillary Johnson; World Bank
Elizaveta Perova
David Jaume
150 The Effect of a Workfare Program on Psychological Well-being in India Uttara Balakrishnan; University of Maryland, College Park
Magda Tsaneva; Clark University
Alicia Marguerie
248 Contemporaneous and Post-Program Impacts of a Public Works Program: Evidence from Cote d’Ivoire Marianne Bertrand; Booth School of Business
Bruno Crepon; CREST
Alicia Marguerie; CREST – U. Paris-Saclay -ENSAE Paristech
Patrick Premand; The World Bank
Magda Tsaneva

 

 

41.      GROWTH 41 Government Purchases, Firm Growth and Industry Dynamics: Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Government Auctions Munseob Lee; University of California, San Diego Nathaniel Lane
Chair:

Location:

229 Manufacturing Revolutions – Industrial Policy and Networks in South Korea Nathaniel Lane; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Munseob Lee
370 Human Capital and Structural Change Gabriella Santangelo; Cambridge University
Tommaso Porzio; University of California, San Diego
Simon Alder
460 A theory of structural change that can fit the data Simon Alder; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Timo Boppart; IIES, Stockholm University
Andreas Mueller; University of Oslo
Gabriella Santangelo