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Session 10: Development Economics

September 13 - 14, 2018

Organized by:

  • Arun Chandrasekhar, Stanford University
  • Pascaline Dupas, Stanford University
  • Melanie Morten, Stanford University
  • Meredith Startz, Stanford University
  • Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley
  • Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton University


The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers working on both theoretical and empirical analyses of economic development. In the past we have had a specific theme but this year we are accepting papers on all domains within development.

In this Session

Sep 13 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Information Frictions in Migration: Evidence from Brazil

Presented by: Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton University
Co-Author(s): Eduardo Morales, Charly Porcher, Princeton University
Sep 13 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

No Bulls: Asymmetric Information in the Market for Artificial Insemination in Pakistan

Presented by: Arman Rezaee, University of California, Davis
Sep 13 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences

Presented by: Rebecca Dizon-Ross, The University of Chicago
Co-Author(s): Shilpa Aggarwal, Indian School of Business; Ariel Zucker, MIT
Sep 13 | 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm

Noise, Cognitive Function, and Worker Productivity

Presented by: Josh Dean, Institute for Behavior and Inequality
Sep 13 | 3:40 pm to 4:40 pm

Authentication and Targeted Transfers: Experimental Evidence from India

Presented by: Paul Niehaus, University of California, San Diego
Sep 13 | 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Political Parties in Developing Countries: Personal Rule, Clientelism and Corruption

Presented by: Patrick Francois, University of British Columbia
Sep 14 | 9:30 am to 10:30 am

Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Demand Shocks

Presented by: Supreet Kaur, University of California, Berkeley
Co-Author(s): Emily Breza, Harvard; Yogita Shamdasani, University of Pittsburgh
Sep 14 | 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Welfare Consequences Of Formalizing Developing Country Cities: Evidence From The Mumbai Mills Redevelopment

Presented by: Michael Gechter, Pennsylvania State University
Co-Author(s): Nick Tsivanidis, Dartmouth College and University of California, Berkeley
Sep 14 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Knowing What’s Good for You: Can a repayment flexibility option in microfinance contracts improve repayment rates and business outcomes?

Presented by: Giorgia Barboni, University of Warwick
Co-Author(s): Parul Agarwal, IFMR-LEAD
Sep 14 | 2:20 pm to 3:20 pm

Barriers to Mobility or Sorting? Sources and Aggregate Implications of Income Gaps across Sectors and Locations in Indonesia

Presented by: Tomas Swiecki, The University of British Columbia
Co-Author(s): Jose Pulido, University of British Columbia
Sep 14 | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Presented by: Ray Fisman, Boston University
Co-Author(s): Arkodipta Sarkar, London Business School; Janis Skrastins, Washington University in St. Louis; Vikrant Vig, London Business School