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Jan 25, 2019 (All day) to Jan 26, 2019 (All day)

Conference on Behavioral Economics and Development

Conference on Behavioral Economics and Development

The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) and the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development are pleased to announce a Conference on Behavioral Economics and Development that will be hosted by Stanford University on Friday January 25 and Saturday January 26, 2019. 

Keynote speakers at the conference will include Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics), Stefano DellaVigna (UC Berkeley), and Betsy Paluck (Princeton University).

The Scientific Organizers of the Conference are: Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University), Ray Fisman (Boston University), Pamela Jakiela (University of Maryland) and Gautam Rao (Harvard University).

Please note that this conference is only open to faculty, current PhD students, and postdocs.

Conference
Location: 
Koret-Taube Conference Center
Contact: 
Alexandra Lisonek
(650) 723-3859
a.lisonek@stanford.edu

January 25, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am
Registration and breakfast
9:00am to 10:00am
Matrilineal Kinship and Spousal Cooperation: Evidence from the Matrilineal Belt

Presenter(s):

Sara Lowes

10:00am to 11:00am
Gendered Language

Presenter(s):

Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier

11:00am to 11:30am
Session break / Coffee and tea
11:30am to 12:30pm
Keynote

Presenter(s):

Betsy Paluck

12:30pm to 1:30pm
Lunch
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply

Presenter(s):

Emily Breza, Supreet Kaur, and Nandita Krishnaswamy

2:30pm to 3:30pm
More Money, More Problems: Expectations, Wage Hikes, and Worker Voice

Presenter(s):

Achyuta Adhvaryu, Teresa Molina, and Anant Nyshadham

3:30pm to 4:00pm
Session break / Coffee and Tea
4:00pm to 5:00pm
A Cross-Societal Comparison of Cooperative Dispositions and Norm Enforcement

Presenter(s):

Till Olaf Weber, Simon Gachter, Benjamin Beranek, Fatima Lambarraa, and Jonathan Schulz

5:00pm to 6:00pm
Keynote

Presenter(s):

Stefano DellaVigna

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dinner

January 26, 2019

8:30am to 9:30am
Breakfast and discussion panel
Behavioral Economics and Development
9:30am to 10:00am
Session break / Coffee and tea
10:00am to 11:00am
When Nudge Comes to Shove: Demand for Commitment in Microfinance Contracts

Presenter(s):

Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d'Adda, Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn, and Farah Said

11:00am to 12:00pm
The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans

Presenter(s):

Kevin Carney, Xinyue Lin, Michael Kremer, and Gautam Rao

12:00pm to 1:00pm
Lunch
1:00pm to 2:00pm
What Motivates Health Behavior: Preferences, Constraints, or Beliefs? Evidence from Psychological Interventions in Kenya

Presenter(s):

Johannes Haushofer, Anett John, and Kate Orkin

2:00pm to 3:00pm
Keynote

Presenter(s):

Nava Ashraf

3:00pm to 3:30pm
Session break / Coffee and tea
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Motivating Bureaucrats with Non-monetary Incentives When State Capacity is Weak: Evidence from Large-scale Field Experiments in Peru

Presenter(s):

Andrew Dustan, Stanislao Maldonado, and Juan Manuel Hernandez-Agramonte

4:30pm to 5:30pm
Motivating Political Candidacy and Performance: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan

Presenter(s):

Saad Gulzar and Muhammad Yasir Khan