Detailed Agenda

SESSION 1: SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016   Download a PDF of the detailed schedule here
9:00-10:40 AM
Session Title Paper # Paper Title Author Discussant
1.       HUMAN CAPITAL: EDUCATION & THE  LABOR MARKET 616 Educational Investments and Roads to Labor Markets: Evidence from India Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College) Ruixue Jia (UC San Diego)
CHAIR: MICHAEL KREMER
Location: Room 276
258 Wage risk, labor supply and human capital accumulation in India Esther Gehrke (German Development Institute) Pablo Egana del Sol (Columbia University)
135 Access to Elite Education, Wage Premium and Social Mobility: The Truth and Illusion of China’s College Entrance Exam Ruixue Jia (UC San Diego) Esther Gehrke (German Development Institute)
107 Affective Neuroscience meets Labor Economics: Assessing Non-Cognitive skills on Late Stage Investment on at-Risk Youth Pablo Egana del Sol (Columbia University) Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College)
 
 
2.       SUBSIDIES AND INCENTIVES FOR HEALTH BEHAVIOR 26 Subsidies, Information, and the Timing of Children’s Healthcare in Mali  Anja Sautmann (Brown University) William Masters (Tufts University)
CHAIR: RACHEL GLENNERSTER
Location: Room 233
333 Attrition and economic incentives to reduce risks for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections in Mexico City Omar Galarraga (Brown University) Nele Warrinnier (KULeuven)
491 From Quantity to Quality: Delivering a Home-based Parenting Intervention through China’s Family Planning Workers Nele Warrinnier (KULeuven) Omar Galarraga (Brown University)
33 Impact of caregiver incentives on child health: Evidence from an experiment with Anganwadi workers in India William Masters (Tufts University)  Anja Sautmann (Brown University)
   
   
3.       ETHNIC RELATIONS (1) 563 Barriers to Inter-Ethnic Interactions in Healthcare: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Nepal Yubraj Acharya (University of Michigan) Girija Borker (Brown University)
CHAIR: STELIOS MICHALOPOULOS
Location: Room 262
486 Tribal Identity in Education: Does Teacher Ethnicity Affect Student Performance? Girija Borker (Brown University) Yubraj Acharya (University of Michigan)
36 Building national identity? The causal effect of homogenization policies in Alsace-Lorraine Kai Gehring (Heidelberg University) Andrew Dickens (York University)
273 Ethnolinguistic Favoritism in African Politics Andrew Dickens (York University) Kai Gehring (Heidelberg University)
 
 
4.       TRADE, NATURAL RESOURCES & VIOLENCE 108 Security, Trade, and Political Violence Francesco Amodio (McGill University) Benjamin Crost (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
CHAIR: ANDREW FOSTER
Location: Room 250
127 Export Crops and Civil Conflict Benjamin Crost (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Francesco Amodio (McGill University)
282 Resource Accumulation, Conflict, and the Development of Africa Anant Nyshadham (Boston College) Samuel Asher (University of Oxford)
361 Dirty Politics: Mining Booms and Politician Behavior in India Samuel Asher (University of Oxford) Anant Nyshadham (Boston College)
 
 
5.       PEER EFFECTS IN THE WORKPLACE 556 Searching with friends Stefano Caria (University of Oxford) Jun Goto (Hitotsubashi University)
CHAIR: ESTHER DUFLO
Location: Room 223
72 Peers and Motivation at Work: Evidence from a Firm Experiment in Malawi Lasse Brune (Yale University) Emily Breza (Harvard University)
254 Do Peers Mitigate Moral Hazard? Experimental Evidence from the Philippines Jun Goto (Hitotsubashi University) Stefano Caria (University of Oxford)
391 Workplace Signaling and Financial Commitment: Evidence from a Field Experiment Emily Breza (Harvard University) Lasse Brune (Yale University)
 
 
6.   WORKFARE AND MIGRATION 40 Income Shocks, Consumption Smoothing, and Financial Market Transactions: Evidence from Indian Villages Christian Oldiges (University of Oxford) Clement Imbert (Warwick University)
CHAIR: JOHN HODDINOTT
Location: Room 221
71 Workfare Programmes and their Impact on the Labour Market: Effectiveness of “Construyendo Perú” Veronica Escudero (ILO) Christian Oldiges (University of Oxford)
510 Short-term Migration Costs: Evidence from India’s Employment Guarantee Clement Imbert (Warwick University) Syon Bhanot (Swarthmore College)
371 Workfare for Welfare: Wellbeing and Consumption Among Kenya’s Urban Poor Syon Bhanot (Swarthmore College) Veronica Escudero (ILO)
 
 
BREAK: 10:40-11:00 AM
 
 
SESSION 2: SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
11:00-12:40 PM
 
7.       THE PROVISION OF EDUCATION: TECHNOLOGY & PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT 359 Parent–Teacher Meetings and Student Outcomes: Evidence from Field Experiments in Remote Communities Asadul Islam (Monash University)  Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies)
CHAIR: FRANK SCHILBACH
Location: Room 223
461 Teaching all students, and not just the top of the class: Experimental evidence on technology-led education in India Alejandro Ganimian (JPAL) Priya Mukherjee (College of William and Mary)
645 DVD-based Distance-learning Program for University Entrance Exams: RCT Experiments in Rural Bangladesh  Abu Shonchoy (Institute of Developing Economies) Asadul Islam (Monash University)
392 Pricing of Private Education in India: Demand, Use and Impact Priya Mukherjee (College of William and Mary) Alejandro Ganimian (JPAL)
 
 
8.       HEALTH-TECH 92 When Less is More: Can Reduced Health Monitoring Improve Medication Adherence? Fernanda Marquez-Padilla (Princeton Universtiy)  Sveta Milusheva (Brown University)
CHAIR: JENNY AKER
Location: Room 276
335 Handwashing and Habit Formation Reshmaan Hussam (Yale) Vincent Pons (Harvard Business School)
628 Less Bite for Your Buck: Using Cell Phone Data to Target Disease Prevention  Sveta Milusheva (Brown University) Fernanda Marquez-Padilla (Princeton Universtiy)
65 Biometric Monitoring Improves Healthcare Provision and Reduces Misreporting – Experimental Evidence from Tuberculosis Control in India Vincent Pons (Harvard Business School) Reshmaan Hussam (Yale)
 
 
9.       ETHNIC RELATIONS (2) 115 Ethnic Favoritism in Democracy: The Political Economy of Land and Labor in South Africa Giorgio Chiovelli (London Business School) Alexander Rothenberg (RAND Corporation)
CHAIR: STELIOS MICHALOPOULOS
Location: Room 233
165 One Team, One Nation: Football, Ethnic Identity, and Conflict in Africa  Emilio Depetris-Chauvin (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)  Oliver Vanden Eynde (Paris School of Economics)
411 Trickle-Down Ethnic Politics: Drunk and Absent in the Kenya Police Force (1957-1970)  Oliver Vanden Eynde (Paris School of Economics)  Emilio Depetris-Chauvin (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
472 Ethnic Diversity and Nation Building: Evidence from Population Resettlement in Indonesia Alexander Rothenberg (RAND Corporation) Giorgio Chiovelli (London Business School)
 
 
10.   POLITICAL ECONOMY OF SERVICE DELIVERY 531 Political Turnover, Bureaucratic Turnover, and the Quality of Public Services Mitra Akhtari (Harvard University) Burke Gao (Brown Univsersity)
CHAIR: NANCY QIAN
Location: Room 262
588 Can Patients’ Reports Improve Health Providers’ Performance? Experimental Evidence from Kenya Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia) Andreas Stegmann (CEMFI)
185 The Role of Trust in Demand for Health Services: Evidence from Vaccinations in Pakistan Andreas Stegmann (CEMFI) Isaac Mbiti (University of Virginia)
222 Does a History of Public Health Success Lead to Improvements in Public Health Efficacy?: Evidence from the WHO Smallpox Eradication Program in India Burke Gao (Brown Univsersity) Mitra Akhtari (Harvard University)
 
 
11.   SEARCH 431 Information Frictions in the Labor Market: Evidence from a Field Experiment Vittorio Bassi (Institute for Fiscal Studies) Martin Abel (Harvard University)
CHAIR: DANIEL KENISTON
Location: Room 250
536 All the Fun of the (Job) Fair: Matching Firms and Workers in a Field Experiment in Ethiopia Simon Franklin (London School of Economics) Prithwiraj Choudhury (Harvard)
126 The Value of Reference Letters Martin Abel (Harvard University) Vittorio Bassi (Institute for Fiscal Studies)
103 Hiring Big from Small Towns—Evidence from a Natural Experiment in India Prithwiraj Choudhury (Harvard) Simon Franklin (London School of Economics)
 
 
12.   TIMING 88 Delayed Premium Payment, Insurance Adoption, and Household Investment in Rural China Yanyan Liu (International Food Policy Research Institute) Jérémie Gross (University of Namur)
CHAIR: DILIP MOOKHERJEE
Location: Room 221
272 Time vs. State in Insurance: Experimental Evidence from Contract Farming in Kenya Jack Willis (Harvard University) Brian Dillon (University of Washington)
297 Activation of Food Markets and Food Security: Impacts of Cereal Banks in Northern Burkina Faso Jérémie Gross (University of Namur) Yanyan Liu (International Food Policy Research Institute)
569 Selling early to pay for school: A large-scale natural experiment in Malawi Brian Dillon (University of Washington) Jack Willis (Harvard University)
 
 
LUNCH: 12:40-2:00 PM
 
 
SESSION 3: SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
2:00-3:40 PM
 
13.   LONG TERM IMPACTS 30 The Medium-Term Impacts of Girl-Friendly Schools: 7-Year Evidence from School Construction in Burkina Faso Harounan Kazianga (Oklahoma State University)  Patrick Turner (University of Colorado Boulder)
CHAIR: MICHAEL KREMER
Location: Room 233
208 Can Educational Voucher Programs Pay for Themselves Michael Kremer (Harvard University) Guenther Fink (Harvard)
516 Long-Term Effects of Early Childhood Interventions on Migration and Labor Market Outcomes: Evidence from a Quasi-Random Child Health and Family Planning Program in Bangladesh Patrick Turner (University of Colorado Boulder) Harounan Kazianga (Oklahoma State University) 
199 Do it well or not at all? Early life malaria, immune system learning, and child development in Zambia Guenther Fink (Harvard) Michael Kremer (Harvard University)
 
 
14.   SHOCKS AND THE IMPACTS ON HEALTH 67 Local Industrial Shocks and Infant Mortality Anja Tolonen (Barnard College, Columbia University) Seollee Park (Cornell University)
CHAIR: SIMONE SCHANER
Location: Room 221
521 What can we learn from babies born during health-worker strikes? Anthony Keats (Wesleyan University) Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
214 Drivers of Nutritional Change among Children: Evidence from 47 Developing Countries Seollee Park (Cornell University) Anja Tolonen (Barnard College, Columbia University)
51 Child Height and Intergenerational Transmission of Health: Evidence from Indian Migrants in England Alessandro Tarozzi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) Anthony Keats (Wesleyan University)
 
 
15.    PROTESTS AND COMPLAINTS 642 The Effect of Government Maintenance Work on Citizens’ Complaints: Evidence from a Randomized Controlled Trial Laura Trucco (NYU/Harvard) Alexey Makarin (Northwestern University)
CHAIR: ESTHER DUFLO
Location: Room 276
375 Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia Alexey Makarin (Northwestern University) Laura Trucco (NYU/Harvard)
286 Robin Hood on the Grand Canal: Economic Shock and Rebellions in Qing China, 1650-1911 Yiming Cao (Boston University) Travers Child (Tinbergen Institute, VU University)
182 We Don’t Need No Education: Reconstruction and Conflict across Afghanistan Travers Child (Tinbergen Institute, VU University) Yiming Cao (Boston University)
 
16.   ELECTRIFICATION 261 Increasing Child Immunisation through Uninterrupted Power Yvonne Chen (National University of Singapore) Morgan Hardy (NYU Abu Dhabi)
CHAIR: KELSEY JACK
Location: Room 250
435 Rural Electrification: the Potential and Limitations of Solar Power Anna Aevarsdottir (IIES, Stockholm University) Francisco Costa (Getulio Vargas Foundation)
57 Lights on, Lights off: The Effects of Electricity Shortages on Small Firms Morgan Hardy (NYU Abu Dhabi) Yvonne Chen (National University of Singapore)
606 Local Impacts of Brazilian Hydroelectric Power Plants Francisco Costa (Getulio Vargas Foundation) Anna Aevarsdottir (IIES, Stockholm University)
 
 
17.   INCENTIVES FOR PUBLIC WORKERS 374 The Selection and Causal Effects of Work Incentives on Labor Productivity: Evidence from a Two-stage Randomized Controlled Trial in Malawi Bryant Hyuncheol Kim (Cornell University) Guojun He (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
CHAIR: ASIM KHWAJA
Location: Room 223
257 Discretion in Public Service Delivery: Evidence from a Field Experiment Florian Blum (London School of Economics) Anusha Nath (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota)
70 Do College Graduates Serving as Village Officials Help Rural China Guojun He (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Bryant Hyuncheol Kim (Cornell University)
591 Politician Incentives and Bureaucrat Reassignments: Evidence from India Anusha Nath (Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis and University of Minnesota) Florian Blum (London School of Economics)
 
 
18.   GENDER POLICY 6 Quota policies and career advancement: Evidence from Indian politics Stephen O’Connell (MIT) Sutanuka Roy (London School of Economics and Political Science)
CHAIR: NANCY QIAN
Location: Room 262
195 Women Legislators: A tradeoff between pro-female policies and economic growth? Yogesh Uppal (Youngstown State University) Stephen O’Connell (MIT)
216 British colonial gender laws and gender differential human capital investment in India Sutanuka Roy (London School of Economics and Political Science) Sabyasachi Das (Indian Statistical Institute Delhi)
439 Credit Groups, Women’s Political Engagement and Public Goods Provision Sabyasachi Das (Indian Statistical Institute Delhi) Yogesh Uppal (Youngstown State University)
 
BREAK: 3:40-4:00 PM
 
 
SESSION 4: SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016
4:00-5:40 PM
 
19.   ASPIRATIONS AND SOCIAL PREFERENCES 168 Aspirations Formation and Failure in Rural Nepal William Thompson (University of Georgia) Eve Sihra (Sciences Po Paris)
CHAIR: FRANK SCHILBACH
Location: Room 221
485 The Cost of Relative Deprivation: Social Subsistence and Malnutrition in India Eve Sihra (Sciences Po Paris) William Thompson (University of Georgia)
501 Public Recognition and Student Performance Diana Moreira (Harvard University) Phillip Ross (Boston University)
215 Aspirations and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Indian Adolescents Phillip Ross (Boston University) Diana Moreira (Harvard University)
 
 
20.   DEMAND FOR HEALTH AND HEALTH INSURANCE 44 Causal effects of universal health insurance: Evidence on child health in Mexico Gina Turrini (Duke University) Cecilia Peluffo (Northwestern University)
CHAIR: JOHN HODDINOTT
Location: Room 276
585 Social Safety Net for the Elderly and Women’s Empowerment Cecilia Peluffo (Northwestern University) Gina Turrini (Duke University)
345 Non-Contributory Health Insurance and Household Labor Supply: Evidence from Mexico Rita Ginja (Uppsala University) Travis Lybbert (UC Davis)
624 The dynamics of household demand for child micronutrient supplementation Travis Lybbert (UC Davis) Rita Ginja (Uppsala University)
 
 
21.   AUDITS 396 Supreme Audit Institutions and Deterrence: Experimental Evidence from Chile Tomas Rau (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) Emanuele Colonnelli (Stanford University)
CHAIR: REMA HANNA
Location: Room 233
37 Priors rule: When do malfeasance revelations help and hurt incumbent parties? Eric Arias (New York University) Dina Pomeranz  (Zurich)
349 Revealing Corporate Misconduct: Anti-corruption Audits and the Private Sector Emanuele Colonnelli (Stanford University) Tomas Rau (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
593 Evaluating Transfer Pricing Reform: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Chile Dina Pomeranz  (Zurich) Eric Arias (New York University)
 
 
22.   MARKETS 320 Are Rural Markets Complete? Prices, Profits, and Recursion Daniel LaFave (Colby College) Peter Brummond (University of Alabama)
CHAIR: ANDREW FOSTER
Location: Room 250
128 Allocative Efficiency of Non-Farm Enterprises in Agricultural Households: Evidence from Malawi Peter Brummond (University of Alabama) Daniel LaFave (Colby College)
118 Competition and Interlinkages in Agricultural Markets: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone Lorenzo Casaburi (University of Zurich)  Vasily Korovkin (UCLA)
627 Corruption vs Collusion: Evidence from Russian Procurement Auctions  Vasily Korovkin (UCLA) Lorenzo Casaburi (University of Zurich)
 
 
23.   FIRMS 73 The Dynamics of Inter-Firm Skill Transmission among Kenyan Microenterprises Terence Johnson (University of Notre Dame) Jing Cai (University of Michigan)
CHAIR: ABHIJIT BANERJEE
Location: Room 262
545 Are microentrepreneurs constrained by their lack of knowledge or motivation? Lessons from a randomized experiment in Chile Jose Tessada (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile) Namrata Kala (Harvard, J-PAL)
248  Interfirm Relationships and Business Performance Jing Cai (University of Michigan) Terence Johnson (University of Notre Dame)
597 Soft Skills to Pay the Bills: Evidence from Female Garment Workers Namrata Kala (Harvard, J-PAL) Jose Tessada (Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile)
 
 
24.   THE ECONOMICS OF THE HOUSEHOLD AND GENDER BASED VIOLENCE 204 A Sharing Model of the Household: Explaining the Deaton-Paxson Paradox and Contesting the Collective Model   Federico Gutierrez (Vanderbilt University) Alejandra Ramos Moreno (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
CHAIR: DILIP MOOKHERJEE
Location: Room 223
517 Happily ever after? Domestic violence, women´s empowerment, and stress after CCTs Adriana Camacho (Universidad de los Andes)  Arturo Aguilar Esteva (ITAM)
372 Household Decision Making with Violence: Implications for a Transfer Program in Northern Ecuador Alejandra Ramos Moreno (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) Adriana Camacho (Universidad de los Andes)
102 Gender Segregation in Public Transportation, Sexual Harassment, and Physical Violence: Evidence from Mexico City’s Subway System  Arturo Aguilar Esteva (ITAM) Federico Gutierrez (Vanderbilt University)
 
 
POSTER SESSION & DINNER: SATURDAY 5 NOVEMBER 2016, 5:40-9:00 pm 226 School Management and Autonomous Schools in Uganda Lee Crawfurd (University of Sussex)
235 Railroads, Technology Adoption, and Modern Economic Development: Evidence from Japan Junichi Yamasaki (LSE)
267 Partners in crime? A theory of corruption as a criminal network Romain Ferrali (Princeton University)
310 Teacher Performance Pay and Student Learning: Evidence from a Nationwide Program in Peru Maria Lombardi (UPF)
318 Mobile Technology in Microfinance: A cautionary tale from the Philippines Tomoko Harigaya (Harvard University)
427 Economic Outcomes of India’s Silent Revolution: Impact of Political Mobilization on Disadvantaged Populations Ritadhi Chakravarti (UC Berkeley)
529 Pass the Salt: Credit and Salinity in Rural India David Glick (Brown University)
478 Why Did Sugarcane Growers Suddenly Adopt Old Technology? Austin Davis (University of Michigan)
610 Risk mitigation and selection under forward contracts: 19th-century Indian indentureship Alexander Persaud (University of Michigan)
503 The Reinvestment Puzzle: Evidence from a Field Experiment with Micro-Entrepreneurs in Urban Ethiopia Brian Giera (UCSC)
157 War and Political Participation in Bosnia and Herzegovina Caterina Alacevich (UPF)
 
 
SESSION 5: SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2016
9:00-10:40 AM
 
25.   METHODS: PANEL DATA AND META-ANALYSES 626 Panel Data and the Design of Experiments Fiona Burlig (UC Berkeley) Hai Anh Dang (World Bank)
CHAIR: TAVNEET SURI
Location: Room 276
150 Welfare Dynamics with Synthetic Panels: The Case of the Arab World in Transition Hai Anh Dang (World Bank) Fiona Burlig (UC Berkeley)
398 Aggregating Distributional Treatment Effects: A Bayesian Hierarchical Analysis of the Microcredit Literature Rachael Meager (MIT) Joan Hicks (Berkeley)
468 Does Mass Deworming Affect Child Nutrition? Meta-Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, and Statistical Power   Joan Hicks (Berkeley) Rachael Meager (MIT)
 
 
26.   POLLUTION 147 (Not So) Gently Down The Stream: River Pollution and Health in Indonesia Evan Plous [Kresch] (Oberlin College) Yatang Lin (London School of Economics)
CHAIR: REMA HANNA
Location: Room 221
441 Media Control and Medical Expenses: When Pollution Occurs in China Zheng Xu (Harvard University) Raymond Guiteras (NC State University)
417 The Hidden Cost of Industrial Pollution: Environmental Amenities and the Location of Service Jobs Yatang Lin (London School of Economics) Evan Plous [Kresch] (Oberlin College)
388 Microcredit and Willingness to Pay for Environmental Quality: Evidence from a Randomized-Controlled Trial of Finance for Sanitation in Rural Cambodia Raymond Guiteras (NC State University) Zheng Xu (Harvard University)
 
 
27.   STATE EFFECTIVENESS 496 Local incentives and national tax evasion: The response of illegal mining to a tax reform in Colombia Santiago Saavedra (Stanford University) Jeff Weaver (Yale University)
CHAIR: BEN OLKEN
Location: Room 233
522 Sources of Variation in State Effectiveness and Consequences for Policy Design Michael Best (Stanford University) Shaoda Wang (UC Berkeley)
311 Jobs for Sale: Corruption and Allocational Efficiency in Government Hiring Jeff Weaver (Yale University) Santiago Saavedra (Stanford University)
53 Fiscal Competition and Coordination: Evidence from China Shaoda Wang (UC Berkeley) Michael Best (Stanford University)
 
 
28.   INNOVATION IN MEASUREMENT 142 When and where do night lights reflect development? Andreas Backhaus (LMU Munich)  Andrew Simons (Fordham University)
CHAIR: SAM BAZZI
Location: Room 262
316 Predictable Violence? Evidence from Machine Learning in Indonesia Samuel Bazzi (Boston University) Yuhei Miyauchi  (MIT)
220 Using Unobtrusive Sensors to Measure and Minimize Hawthorne Effects: Evidence from Cookstoves  Andrew Simons (Fordham University) Andreas Backhaus (LMU Munich)
625 Quantifying Urban Commuting and Economic Activity using Cell Phone Data Yuhei Miyauchi  (MIT) Samuel Bazzi (Boston University)
 
 
29.   COORDINATION (AND LACK THEREOF) 601 Intentions to coordinate in the field Fo Kodjo D. Aflagah (University of Maryland, College Park) Saher Asad (GWU)
CHAIR: DAVID ATKIN
Location: Room 223
600 How Important is Coordination for Perishable Commodity Markets? Evidence from Micro-Transactions in Agricultural Markets in Pakistan Saher Asad (GWU) Karla Hoff (World Bank)
644 Provoking or Deterring Destructive Actions? Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Introducing an Improved Technology and Switching the Earning-Generating Process Eliana Zeballos (UC Davis) Fo Kodjo D. Aflagah (University of Maryland, College Park)
537 Can the culture of honor lead to inefficient conventions? Experimental evidence from India Karla Hoff (World Bank) Eliana Zeballos (UC Davis)
 
 
30.   GENDER NORMS 449 Kinship Systems, Gender Norms, and Household Bargaining: Evidence from the Matrilineal Belt Sara Lowes (Harvard University) Lindsey Novak (University of Minnesota)
CHAIR: NAMRATA KALA
Location: Room 250
622 Cultural Assimilation, Peer Effects and the Evolution of the Gender Gap in Risk Preferences Sharon Zuo (University of Houston) Lingwei Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
497 School of Thought: The Role of Education in Changing the Preference for Female Genital Cutting in Burkina Faso Lindsey Novak (University of Minnesota) Sara Lowes (Harvard University)
251 The Economic Motives of Foot-binding Lingwei Wu (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) Sharon Zuo (University of Houston)
 
 
BREAK: 10:40-11:00 AM
 
 
SESSION 6: SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2016
11:00-12:40 PM
 
31.   CREDIT 586 A Relationship Based Poverty Trap for Informal Lending Benjamin Roth (MIT) Julia Garlick (University of Iowa)
CHAIR: KYLE EMERICK
Location: Room 223
337 Timing Matters for Success: Political Cycle and Microfinance in China Yao Pan (Aalto University) Prachi Mishra
464  Occupation Choices and Education Investments: Unintended Effects of Microcredit Julia Garlick (University of Iowa) Benjamin Roth (MIT)
651 The Transmission of Monetary Policy Within Banks: Evidence from India Prachi Mishra Yao Pan (Aalto University)
 
 
32.   CLIMATE, LAND AND ENVIRONMENT 125 Optimal climate policy and the future of world economic development Mark Budolfson (Princeton) Torfinn Harding (Norwegian School of Economics)
CHAIR: ADAM STOREYGARD
Location: Room 250
69 A Drought-Induced African Slave Trade? Levi Boxell (Stanford University) Craig Palsson (Yale)
122 The Effects of Land Use Regulation on Deforestation: Evidence from the Brazilian Amazon Torfinn Harding (Norwegian School of Economics) Mark Budolfson (Princeton)
202 Breaking from Colonial Institutions: Haiti’s Idle Land, 1928-1950 Craig Palsson (Yale) Levi Boxell (Stanford University)
 
 
33.   VOTING AND ELECTION BEHAVIOR 319 Diminishing the Effectiveness of Vote Buying: Experimental Evidence from a Persuasive Radio Campaign in India Srinivasan Vasudevan (Wisconsin) Benjamin Marx (MIT)
CHAIR: BEN OLKEN
Location: Room 276
87 None Of The Above Votes in India and the Consumption Utility of Voting Andrea Szabo (University of Houston) Julien Labonne Oxford University)
474 Who Will Cut the Ribbon? Electoral Incentives and Project Implementation in Sub-Saharan Africa Benjamin Marx (MIT) Srinivasan Vasudevan (Wisconsin)
495 Family Networks and Distributive Politics Julien Labonne Oxford University) Andrea Szabo (University of Houston)
 
 
34.   URBANIZATION 403 What is Different About Urbanization in Rich and Poor Countries? Cities in Brazil, China, India and the United States Juan Pablo Chauvin (Harvard) Raimundo Undurraga (New York University)
CHAIR: PAUL NOVOSAD
Location: Room 233
508 Development Shadows: Positive and Negative Housing Spillover Effects in Mexican Slums Raimundo Undurraga (New York University) Juan Pablo Chauvin (Harvard)
494 Migrants, Information, and Working Conditions in Bangladeshi Garment Factories Rachel Heath (University of Washington) Clare Balboni (London School of Economics)
221 Living on the edge: infrastructure investments and the persistence of coastal cities Clare Balboni (London School of Economics) Rachel Heath (University of Washington)
 
 
35.   CASH TRANSFERS 466 Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation of the Household Welfare Impacts of Conditional and Unconditional Cash Transfers Given to Mothers or Fathers Richard Akresh (University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Eeshani Kandpal (World Bank)
CHAIR: ESTHER DUFLO
Location: Room 262
386 Local Spillovers from Cash Transfer Programs: Food Price Increases and Nutrition Impacts on Non-beneficiary Children Eeshani Kandpal (World Bank) Richard Akresh (University Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
76 Risk aversion, liquidity constraints and cash transfers: implications for agricultural decision-making in Lesotho Katia Covarrubias (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) Kate Ambler (IFPRI)
480 Cash Transfers and Crop Production in Senegal Kate Ambler (IFPRI) Katia Covarrubias (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)
 
 
36.       MIGRATION AND TRANSFORMATION 424 Labor Migration, Capital Accumulation and the Structure of Rural Labor Markets Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College) Agha Ali Akram (Evidence Action)
CHAIR: TARYN DINKLEMAN
Location: Room 221
520 Environmental Regulation, Technology Adoption and Structural Transformation: Evidence from the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Francisco Lima (Getulio Vargas Foundation) Marlon Seror (Paris School of Economics)
611 Effects of Migration on Rural Labor Markets Agha Ali Akram (Evidence Action) Taryn Dinkelman (Dartmouth College)
283 Internal Migration and Firm Growth: Evidence from China Marlon Seror (Paris School of Economics) Francisco Lima (Getulio Vargas Foundation)
 
 
LUNCH: 12:40-2:00 PM
 
 
SESSION 7: SUNDAY 6 NOVEMBER 2016
2:00-3:40 PM
 
37.   SAVINGS AND FINANCIAL PRODUCTS 86 Banking on Trust: How Debit Cards Enable the Poor to Save More Sean Higgins (UC Berkeley) Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland)
CHAIR: JENNY AKER
Location: Room 276
463 Endowment Effects and Usage of Financial Products: Evidence from Malawi Jessica Goldberg (University of Maryland) Sean Higgins (UC Berkeley)
415 Get Your Goat: Planning, Saving, and Ceremonial Spending Melita Sawyer (Tufts University) Sylvan Herskowitz (UC Berkeley)
589 Gambling, Saving, and Lumpy Goods: Sports Betting in Uganda Sylvan Herskowitz (UC Berkeley) Melita Sawyer (Tufts University)
 
 
38.   TECHNOLOGY ADOPTION 433 Social Network Effects of Technology Adoption: Investing with Family, Learning from Friends & Reacting to Acquaintances Vesall Nourani (Cornell University) Chaoran Chen (University of Toronto)
CHAIR: RACHEL GLENNERSTER
Location: Room 233
31 Capital Deepening, Technology Adoption, and Agricultural Productivity Chaoran Chen (University of Toronto) Vesall Nourani (Cornell University)
618 Who’s the boss? Intrahousehold valuation, preference heterogeneity, and demand of an agricultural technology in Bihar, India Kajal Gulati (UC Davis) A. Nilesh Fernando (University of Notre Dame)
639 Disruptive Development? The Effects of Technology on Social Interactions and Network Structure in Agriculture A. Nilesh Fernando (University of Notre Dame) Kajal Gulati (UC Davis)
 
 
39.   ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
CHAIR: ABHIJIT BANERJEE
Location: Room 223
546 Road Oft Taken: The Route to Spatial Development Gaurav Khanna (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor) Wyatt Brooks (University of Notre Dame)
111 The Global Spatial Distribution of Economic Activity: Nature, History, and the Role of Trade Adam Storeygard (Tufts) Ben Zou (Michigan State University)
45 The Alibaba Effect: Spatial Consumption Inequality and the Welfare Gains from e-Commerce Ben Zou (Michigan State University) Adam Storeygard (Tufts)
432 Growth Policy, Agglomeration, and (the Lack of) Competition Wyatt Brooks (University of Notre Dame) Gaurav Khanna (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor)
 
 
40.   SPECIALIZATION AND STRUCTURAL TRANSFORMATION 298 Complementarity between agricultural and industrial shocks in rural industrialization: Evidence from China Jessica Leight (Williams College) Nicholas Li (University of Toronto)
CHAIR: DAVID ATKIN
Location: Room 262
454 The Determinants and Policy Implications of Agricultural Specialization in Brazil Heitor Pellegrina (Brown) Meredith Startz (Yale)
513 Marketization Costs and Household Specialization: Evidence from Indian Farmers Nicholas Li (University of Toronto) Jessica Leigh (Williams College)
332 The value of face-to-face: Travel and the information costs of trade Meredith Startz (Yale) Heitor Pellegrina (Brown)
 
 
41.   INSURANCE 504 Intra-household labor allocation and evidence of risk insurance among extended family members in Mali Aissatou Ouedraogo (Michigan State University) Aaron Baum (Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai)
CHAIR: TAVNEET SURI
Location: Room 250
240 Credit demand among risk sharing groups under formal insurance: quasi-experimental evidence from Haiti Aaron Baum (Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai) Aissatou Ouedraogo (Michigan State University)
249 Does informal risk sharing induce lower efforts? Evidence from lab-in-the-field experiments in rural Mexico Josepa Miquel Florensa (Toulouse School of Economics) Alejandro del Valle (Georgia State University)
302 Insuring Growth: The Impact of Disaster Funds on Economic Reconstruction in Mexico Alejandro del Valle (Georgia State University) Josepa Miquel Florensa (Toulouse School of Economics)