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May 6, 2017 (All day)

Development and Political Economics Graduate Student Conference (DEVPEC)

Development and Political Economics Graduate Student Conference (DEVPEC)

Conference
Location: 
Koret-Taube Conference Center  
Admission: 

By invitation only

Contact: 
Alexandra Lisonek
(650) 723-3859
alisonek@stanford.edu
This event aims to give PhD students from U.S. institutions a chance to present their research and learn about what other students are working on in applied micro topics related to development economics and political economy. Participants will also interact with each other as well as faculty members in an informal and relaxed environment. This will be a fantastic chance for students from the East Coast and the West Coast to create and strengthen professional relationships.
Event Sponsor(s): 
Stanford Center for International Development
Berkeley Center for Economics and Politics

May 6, 2017

8:00am to 8:30am
Breakfast and Registration
8:30am to 8:40am
Welcome and Introductions
8:40am to 9:15am
Opening Speech

Presenter(s):

Raúl Sánchez de la Sierra (UC Berkeley)

9:15am to 10:55am
Session I
The Intended and Unintended Impacts of a Merit-Based Financial Aid Program for the Poor

Presenter(s):

Juliana Londoño-Vélez (UC Berkeley)


Simplified Income Taxation of Firms: Evidence from a Rwandan Reform

Presenter(s):

Gabriel Tourek (Harvard Kennedy School)

10:55am to 11:10am
Coffee Break
11:10am to 12:50pm
Session II
Patronage in the Allocation of Public Sector Jobs

Presenter(s):

Edoardo Teso (Harvard University)


The Political Economy of Slow-Onset Disasters: Evidence from the Ebola Outbreak

Presenter(s):

Elisa Maffioli (Duke University)

12:50pm to 1:50pm
Lunch
1:50pm to 3:30pm
Session III
Corruption and Firms

Presenter(s):

Emanuele Colonelli (Stanford University)


The Effect of District Attorneys on Local Criminal Justice and Economic Outcomes

Presenter(s):

Sam Krumholz (UC San Diego)

3:30pm to 3:45pm
Coffee Break
3:45pm to 5:25pm
Session IV
Campaign Spending Caps and Political Competition

Presenter(s):

Carlos Varjao (Stanford GSB)


1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Media Censorship in China

Presenter(s):

David Yang (Stanford University)

5:25pm to 6:25pm
Keynote

Presenter(s):

Rohini Pande (Harvard Kennedy School)

6:25pm to 6:30pm
Closing Remarks
7:00pm to 9:30pm
Dinner for presenters and faculty at MacArthur Park