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Nov 19, 2015 | 9:00 am to Nov 20, 2015 | 4:00 pm

SCID-IGC 2015 Conference on Firms, Trade, and Development

SCID-IGC 2015 Conference on Firms, Trade, and Development

This conference is jointly hosted by SCID and the International Growth Centre (IGC).

 

Conference highlights

Esther Duflo addresses weak enforcement of environmental regulation in India

Kalina Manova provides the first evidence on how management practices affect exporting

Conference
Location: 
SIEPR, Room 120
Contact: 
Geraldine Solon
(650) 723-3859
gsolon@stanford.edu

November 19, 2015

11:15am
Registration
11:30am to 12:00pm
Lunch
12:00pm to 12:50pm
Session
Tourism and Economic Development: Evidence from Mexico’s Coastline

Presenter(s):

Benjamin Faber (Berkeley) and Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley)

12:50pm to 1:10pm
Session Break
1:10pm to 2:00pm
Session
Accounting for the New Gains from Trade Liberalization

Presenter(s):

Chang-Tai Hsieh (Chicago Booth), Nicholas Li, (Toronto), Ralph Ossa (Chicago Booth), and Mu-Jeung Yang (Washington)

2:00pm to 2:20pm
Session Break
2:20pm to 3:10pm
Session
Managing Trade: Evidence from China and the US

Presenter(s):

Kalina Manova (Oxford), John van Reenen (LSE), and Zhihong Yu (Nottingham)

3:10pm to 3:30pm
Session Break
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Session
Keynote: The Value of Regulatory Discretion: Estimates from Environmental Inspections in India

Presenter(s):

Esther Duflo (MIT)

5:00pm to 5:30pm
Reception
6:15pm
Dinner in Palo Alto (location TBD)

November 20, 2015

8:30am to 9:00am
Breakfast
9:00am to 9:50am
Session
Lack of Selection and Limits to Delegation: Firm Dynamics in Developing Countries

Presenter(s):

Ufuk Ackigit (Chicago), Harun Alp (Pennsylvania), and Michael Peters (Yale)

9:50am to 10:10am
Session Break
10:10am to 11:00am
Session
The Morale Effects of Pay Inequality

Presenter(s):

Emily Breza (Columbia), Supreet Kaur (Columbia), and Yogita Shamdasani (Columbia)

11:00am to 11:20am
Session Break
11:20am to 12:10pm
Session
Joint Liability, Asset Collateralization, and Credit Access: Evidence from Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in Kenya

Presenter(s):

William Jack (Georgetown), Michael Kremer (Harvard), Joost de Laat (World Bank),  and Taveneet Suri (MIT)

12:10pm to 12:30pm
Lunch
12:30pm to 1:30pm
Session
Keynote: Scaling Up Small Firms in Developing Countries

Presenter(s):

David McKenzie (World Bank)