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Nov 3, 2016 to Nov 4, 2016

SCID-IGC 2016 Conference on Trade, Firms, and Development

SCID-IGC 2016 Conference on Trade, Firms, and Development

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

Jointly hosted by SCID and the International Growth Centre (IGC), this two-day conference will bring together some of the world’s foremost researchers on firms, trade and development with the aim of furthering the knowledge frontier and generating interest for the research agenda. This year, the conference will also include a key note and following panel discussion with key policy makers from IGC partner countries and international organizations. The event will be organised by Nick Bloom, Pete Klenow, Andres Rodriguez-Clare, Eric Verhoogen, Chris Woodruff, and Dave Donaldson.

Admission is by invitation only.

November 3, 2016

11:30am
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the Sheraton Hotel to SIEPR building
11:45am
Registration
12:00pm to 1:10pm
Lunch
1:10pm to 2:00pm
Keynote
Jugaad

Presenter(s):

Chang-Tai Hsieh (Chicago Booth)

2:00pm to 2:20pm
Break
2:20pm to 3:10pm
Session I
Effects of Migration on Rural Labor Markets

Presenter(s):

Agha Ali Akram (Evidence Action), Shyamal Chowdhury (Sydney), and Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale)

3:10pm to 3:30pm
Break
3:30pm to 4:20pm
Session II
The Return of the Sea Turtles: Empirical Evidence from China on the Industry-Level Impacts of High-Skill Return Migration

Presenter(s):

Alex Petrillo (Sydney) and Russell Toth (Sydney)

 

4:20pm to 4:40pm
Break
4:40pm to 5:30pm
Session III
Vertical Integration, Supplier Behavior, and Quality Upgrading among Exporters

Presenter(s):

Christopher Hansman (Columbia), Jonas Hjort (Columbia), Gianmarco León (Barcelona), and Matthieu Teachout (Columbia)

5:45pm
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the SIEPR Building to Il Fornaio Restaurant
6:00pm
Dinner - Il Fornaio

November 4, 2016

7:30am
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the Sheraton Hotel to SIEPR building
7:50am to 9:00am
Breakfast
8:00am to 8:50am
Breakfast Roundtable Discussion on research and policy opportunities surrounding firms and markets in Ethiopia

Presenter(s):

Matt Butler (UKAid Ethiopia)
8:15am
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at the Sheraton hotel to SIEPR building
9:00am to 9:50am
Session II
The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect

Presenter(s):

Arnaud Costinot (MIT), Dave Donaldson (Stanford), Margaret Kyle (Mines ParisTech), and Heidi Williams (MIT)

9:50am to 10:10am
Break
10:10am to 11:00am
Session III
Market Access and Structural Transformation: Evidence from Rural Roads in India

Presenter(s):

Sam Asher (Oxford) and Paul Novosad (Dartmouth)

11:00am to 11:20am
Break
11:20am to 12:10pm
Session IV
Capital Allocation Across Sectors: Evidence from a Boom in Agriculture

Presenter(s):

Paula Bustos (CEMFI), Gabriel Garber (DEPEP), and Jacopo Ponticelli (Chicago Booth)

12:10pm to 12:40pm
Lunch
12:40pm to 1:30pm
Keynote
Production-Function Estimation and its Discontents

Presenter(s):

Eric Verhoogen (Columbia)

1:30pm
Marguerite Shuttle pick up at SIEPR building to the Sheraton hotel