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Development Economics Conference 2022

The Centre for Economic and Policy Centre (CEPR) symposium of the Development Economics program will be hosted by the Stockholm School of Economics on Thursday 19 May and Friday 20 May 2022. The conference is organised by Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets (Misum), Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and CEPR.

The conference will cover topics within the research field of Development Economics and will combine presentations of academic papers and contributions from researchers around the world.

Scientific Organisers

Please note: This is a closed conference for invited guests only.


Thursday, 19 May 2022

8:30-9:00 Registration and coffee at Stockholm School of Economics
9:00-9:05 Welcome:

Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University, LEAP and CEPR

Session 1

Chair: Eliana La Ferrara, Bocconi University, LEAP and CEPR
9:05-9:55 Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya

Jack Willis, Columbia University and CEPR (joint with Michelle Acampora and Lorenzo Casaburi)

9:55-10:45 Time is Not Money: An Experiment with Community Contribution Requirements in Cash and Labour

Anna Tompsett, Stockholm University (joint with Serena Cocciolo, Selene Ghisolfi, and Md. Ahasan Habib)

10:45-11:00 Coffee break

Session 2

Chair: Jonathan Lehne, SITE and MISUM
11:00-11:50 Financial Incentives in Multi-layered Organizations: An Experiment in the Public Sector

Erika Deserranno, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University and CEPR (joint with Stefano Caria, Philipp Kastrau, Gianmarco León-Ciliotta)

11:50-12:40 Modernizing the State During War: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan

Stefano Fiorin, Bocconi University and CEPR (joint with Joshua Blumenstock, Michael Callen, Anastasiia Faikina, and Tarek Ghani)

12:40-14:00 Lunch at Stockholm School of Economics

Session 3

Chair: Pamela Campa, SITE, CEPR and MISUM
14:00-14:50 Terms of Engagement: Migration, Dowry, and Love in Indian Marriages

Rossella Calvi, Rice University and CEPR (joint with Andrew Beauchamp and Scott Fulford)

14:50-15:40 Learning to See the World’s Opportunities: The Impact of Imagery on Entrepreneurial Success

Alexia Delfino, Bocconi University and CEPR (joint with Nava Ashraf, Gharad Bryan, Emily Holmes, Leonardo Iacovone, and Ashley Pople)

15:40-16:00 Coffee break

Session 4

Chair: Anders Olofsgård, SITE and MISUM
16:00-16:25 *The Long-Run Effects of Psychotherapy on Depression, Beliefs, and Economic Outcomes

Jonathan de Quidt and CEPR, Institute for International Economic Studies (joint with Bhargav Bhat, Johannes Haushofer, Vikram Patel, Gautam Rao, Frank Schilbach, and Pierre-Luc Vautrey)

16:25-16:50 *Informing Risky Migration: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Guinea

Giacomo Battiston, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen and LEAP (joint with Lucia Corno, Eliana La Ferrara)

16:50:17:15 *Artisanal Gold Mining in Africa

Victoire Girard, Nova SBE (joint with Teresa Molina-Millan and Guillaume Vic)

17:15-17:40 *Production Networks and War

Alexey Makarin, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance and CEPR (joint with Vasily Korovkin)


Friday, 20 May 2022

Session 1

Chair: David McKenzie, World Bank and CEPR
09:30-10:20 Regulation by Reputation? Intermediaries, Labor Abuses, and International Migration

A. Nilesh Fernando, University of Notre Dame (joint with Niharika Singh)

10:20-11:10 Rural-Urban Migration, Informality and Firm Dynamics

Gabriel Ulyssea, University College London (joint with Clement Imbert)

11:10-11:30 Coffee break

Session 2

Chair: Abhijeet Singh, SSE and MISUM
11:30-11:55 *Improving Parenting Practices for Early Child Development: Experimental Evidence from Rwanda

Marinella Leone, Università degli Studi di Pavia (joint with  Patricia Justino, Marinella Leone, Pierfrancesco Rolla, Monique Abimpaye, Caroline Dusabe, Marie Uwamahoro, and Richard Germond)

11:55:12:45 Childcare, Labor Supply, and Business Development: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Selim Gulesci, Trinity College Dublin (joint with Kjetil Bjorvatn, Denise Ferris, Arne Nasgowitz, Vincent Somville, and Lore Vandewalle)

12:45-13:10  *Parents’ Effective Time Endowment and Divorce: Evidence from Extended School Days

Cecilia Peluffo, University of Florida (jont with Marıa Padilla-Romo and Mariana Viollaz)

13:10-14:10 Lunch at Stockholm School of Economics

Session 3

Chair: Martina Björkman Nyqvist, SSE, MISUM, and CEPR
14:10-14:35 *The Bright Side of Discretion in Public Procurement

Dimas Fazio, National University of Singapore

14:35-15:00 *Information Systems, Service Delivery, and Corruption: Evidence From the Bangladesh Civil Service

Martin Mattsson, National University of Singapore


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