Programme

3rd PODER Summer School​
"New Data in Development Economics"

27-30 June, University of Namur

Main Speakers
Emily Breza (Columbia)
Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford and CEPR)
Mariaflavia Harari (Wharton School of Management)
Henrik Kleven (LSE and CEPR)
Renaud Lambiotte (UNamur)

Programme

Monday 27 June

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-12:00

Issues in Network Data
Marcel Fafchamps, Stanford University & CEPR
Slides
Second presentation slides

12:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:20

Child Nutritional Status and Intergenerational Transmission of Health: Evidence from Indian Migrants in England
Caterina Alacevich, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (with Alessandro Tarozzi)

14:20-14:40

Mobile Money and Risk Sharing Against Aggregate Shocks
Emma Riley, Oxford University 

14:40-15:00

Banking and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Regression Discontinuity Analysis in India
Nathaniel Young, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

15:00-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-15:50

Disenfranchisement and political participation: evidence from the Brazilian Dictatorship
Luis Meloni, Bocconi University (with Alexsandros Cavgias)

15:50-16:10

Internal Migration and Firm Growth: Evidence from China
Marlon Seror, Paris School of Economics (with Clement Imbert, Yifan Zhang and Yanos Zylberberg)

16:10-16:30

We Don’t Need No Education: Reconstruction and Conflict across Afghanistan
Travers Barclay Child, Tinbergen Institute and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

19:30

Welcome Dinner

Tuesday 28 June

09:00-12:00

Spatial Methods in Development Economics
Mariaflavia Harari, University of Pennsylvania
Slides

12:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:20

Ethnolinguistic Favoritism in African Politics
Andrew Dickens, York University, Canada

14:20-14:40

Using Cell Phone Data to Improve Disease Targeting and Mitigate the Negative Externality of Internal Population Movement
Sveta Milusheva, Brown University

14:40-15:00

The hidden value and cost of participatory decision-making: Evidence from a lab-in-the- field experiment in Bangladesh
Serena Cocciolo, Stockholm University

15:00-15:20

Rainfall Inequality, Political Power, and Ethnic Conflict in Africa
Andrea Guariso, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (with Thorsten Rogall)

15:20-15:50

Coffee Break

15:50-16:10

The Effect of Aspirations on Investment in Human Capital: Empirical Evidence from UK State Schools
Ruth Fortmann, Universidade Nova de Lisboa

16:10-16:30

Measuring Trust in Institutions: An Experimental Study Using Time Preference Elicitation
Maria Isabel Santana, University of Mannheim

16:30-16:50

Do the effects of labour market interventions spill over through social networks? Experimental evidence from urban Ethiopia
Marc Witte, University of Oxford (with Stefano Caria, Simon Franklin)

16:50-17:10

The test effect: Behavioral change and potential biases due to (biomedical) testing in surveys
Zlata Tanovic, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

17:10-17:30

Informality In Africa: Institutions and Social Capital
Sara Tonini, Università di Trento

19:30

Professor’s Dinner

Wednesday 29 June

09:00-12:00

Taxation and Development: What Can Be Learned From Large Administrative Data Sets?
Henrik Kleven, London School of Economics & CEPR
Slides

12:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-14:20

Aspirations and Human Capital Investment: Evidence from Indian Adolescents
Phillip Ross, Boston University

14:20-14:40

Conservation: For Love or Fame?
Samantha De Martino, University of Sussex (with Kerri Brick and Martine Visser)

14:40-15:00

The Persistent Effect of Gender Division of Labour: African American Women After Slavery​
Anna Baiardi, University of Warwick

15:00-15:20

Culture, Diffusion, and Economic Development
Ani Harutyunyan, LICOS at KU Leuven (with Ömer Özak)

15:20-15:50

Coffee Break

15:50-16:10

History and access to land on the frontier
Margaux Vinez, Paris School of Economics

16:10-16:30

Households in Times of War: Adaptation Strategies during the Nepal Civil War
Francois Libois, University of Namur

16:30-16:50

Beyond profits. The non-monetary benefits of cattle rearing. Evidence from Uganda
Olivia Bertelli, Paris School of Economics

16:50-17:10

Neighborhood Effect in Bureaucracy: The Case of Chinese Coalmine Safety
Xiangyu Shi, Peking University (with Tianyang Xi)

19:30

Dinner

Thursday 30 June

09:00-12:00

Social Networks and Development
Emily Breza (Columbia University)

12:00-14:00

Lunch

14:00-17:30

Mining large-scale social networks
Renaud Lambiotte, University of Namur
Slides