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Session 9: Development Economics

August 31 - September 1
Organized by: 
  • Prashant Bharadwaj (University of California, San Diego)
  • Arun Chandrasekhar, Pascaline Dupas and Melanie Morten (Stanford University)
  • Seema Jayachandran (Northwestern University)

The purpose of this session is to bring together researchers working on both theoretical and empirical analyses of economic development. The theme for this year is “labor markets in developing countries”. Questions regarding barriers to labor market integration, discrimination in the labor market, dual labor markets and labor rationing are being given a fresh look with new data and methods and it seems time to take stock.

In this Session

Aug 31 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Industrial Policies and Economic Development

Presented by: Ernest Liu, MIT
Aug 31 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Asymmetric Non-Separation and Rural Labor Markets

Presented by: Peter Brummund, University of Alabama
Co-Author(s): Brian Dillon, University of Washington, Germano Mwabu, University of Nairobi
Aug 31 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Eliminating Uncertainty in Market Access - The Impact of New Bridges in Nicaragua

Presented by: Kevin Donovan, University of Notre Dame
Co-Author(s): Wyatt Brooks, University of Notre Dame
Aug 31 | 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm

Walls and Migration - Evidence from Mexico

Presented by: Melanie Morten, Stanford University
Aug 31 | 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm

Overcoming History? Propaganda and the Legacy of Forced Labour in Rwanda

Presented by: Sharon Mukand, University of Warwick
Co-Author(s): Arthur Blouin, University of Toronto
Aug 31 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Pass-through, Competition and Entry into Agricultural Markets

Presented by: Lauren Bergquist, University of Chicago
Sep 1 | 9:00 am to 10:00 am

Margins of Labor Market Adjustment to Trade

Presented by: Brian Kovak, Carnegie Mellon University and NBER
Co-Author(s): Rafael Dix-Carneiro, Duke University and BREAD
Sep 1 | 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Ethnic Favoritism in Democracy: The Political Economy of Land and Labor in South Africa

Presented by: Francesco Amodio, McGill University
Co-Author(s): Giorgio Chiovelli, London Business School
Sep 1 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Reevaluating Agricultural Productivity Gaps with Longitudinal Microdata

Presented by: Ted Miguel, University of California, Berkeley, National Bureau of Economic Research.
Co-Author(s): Joan Hamory Hicks, University of California, Berkeley, Marieke Kleemans, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Nicholas Li, University of California, Berkeley