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8a-10a: Sessons
10:15a-12:15p: Sessions
12:15p-1:30p: Lunch
1:30p-3:30p: Sessions
3:45p-5:45p: Sessions
6p-6:45p: Reception
6:45p-8:30p: Dinner and Keynote


8a-10a: Sessons
10:15a-12:15p: Sessions
12:15p-1:30p: Lunch

Friday, April 26

8:00am-10:00am Session 1 Room 1: Education

Moderator: Paul Glewwe

Long-term and Intergenerational Effects of Education: Evidence from School Construction in Indonesia

Richard Akresh
Discussant: Emily Beam

The Impact of Summer Employment for Low-Income Youth: Experimental Evidence from the Philippines

Emily Beam
Discussant: Vinish Shrestha

Awareness and Demand for Sanitary Pads: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Communities of Nepal

Vinish Shrestha
Discussant: Paul Glewwe

What Explains Vietnam’s Exceptional Performance in Education Relative to Other Countries? Analysis of the Young Lives Data from Ethiopia, Peru, India and Vietnam

Paul Glewwe
Discussant: Richard Akresh

8:00am-10:00am Session 1 Room 2: Environment

Moderator: Jeremy Foltz

Mitigation of Long-Term Human Capital Losses from Natural Disasters: Evidence from the Philippines

Catalina Herrera Almanza
Discussant: Fanny Moffette

Deforestation Policies: a Tool to Shape Productivity?

Fanny Moffette
Discussant: Leonardo Bonilla

Illegal Mining and Human Capital Accumulation: Evidence from the Colombian Gold Rush

Leonardo Bonilla
Discussant: Jeremy Foltz

Temperatures, Productivity, and Firm Competitiveness in Developing Countries: Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire

Jeremy Foltz
Discussant: Catalina Herrera Almanza

8:00am-10:00am Session 1 Room 3: Social Capital

Moderator: Stefano Fiorin

(Not) Playing Favorites: An Experiment on Parental Preferences for Educational Investment

Maulik Jagnani
Discussant: Muhammad Haseeb

Scarcity and Inter-village Cooperation

Muhammad Haseeb
Discussant: Jeffrey Bloem

Dream Homes: Aspirations and Real Estate Investments in Rural Myanmar

Jeffrey Bloem
Discussant: Stefano Fiorin

Reporting Peers’ Misbehavior: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan

Stefano Fiorin
Discussant: Maulik Jagnani

10:15am-12:15pm Session 2 Room 1: Governance

Moderator: Edoardo Teso

Impact of Local Public-Sector Governance on the Business Registration Compliance: Evidence from Vietnam

Anh Pham
Discussant: Anusha Nath

Resource Transfers to Local Governments: Political Manipulation and Household Responses in West Bengal

Anusha Nath
Discussant: Marc Rockmore

Election Cycles in Public Credit: Credit Provision and Default Rates in Pakistan

Marc Rockmore
Discussant: Edoardo Teso

Patronage and Selection in Public Sector Organizations

Edoardo Teso
Discussant: Anh Pham

10:15am-12:15pm Session 2 Room 2: Conflict

Moderator: Paul Christian

How Do Firms Respond to Insecurity? Evidence from Afghan Phone Records

Sylvan Herskowitz
Discussant: Mitchell Morey

No Lost Generation: Supporting the School Participation of Displaced Syrian Children in Lebanon

Mitchell Morey
Discussant: Jonah Rexer

The Brides of Boko Haram: Economic Shocks, Marriage Practices, and Insurgency in Nigeria

Jonah Rexer
Discussant: Paul Christian

Spurious Regressions and Panel IV Estimation: Revisiting the Causes of Conflict

Paul Christian
Discussant: Sylvan Herskowitz

10:15am-12:15pm Session 2 Room 3: Cash Transfers

Moderator: Tobias Pfutze

School, Shocks, and Safety Nets: Can Conditional Cash Transfers Protect Human Capital Investments During Rainfall Shocks?

Dylan Fitz
Discussant: Joeri Smits

Too Much of a Good Thing? The Encouraging and Distortionary Effects of Conditional Cash Transfers

Joeri Smits
Discussant: Jose Casco

Conditional Cash Transfers, Household Time Allocation and Bargaining Power: The Human Development Bonus in Ecuador

Jose Casco
Discussant: Tobias Pfutze

Should Program Graduation be Better Targeted? The Other Schooling Outcomes of Mexico's Oportunidades.

Tobias Pfutze
Discussant: Dylan Fitz

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3 Room 1: Infrastructure

Moderator: Ben Zou

Rural Roads, Agricultural Extension, and Productivity

Mesay Gebresilasse
Discussant: Yogita Shamdasani

Rural Road Infrastructure & Agricultural Production: Evidence from India

Yogita Shamdasani
Discussant: Srinivasan Vasudevan

Radio and Technology Adoption During India' Green Revolution: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Srinivasan Vasudevan
Discussant: Ben Zou

Subways and Road Congestion

Ben Zou
Discussant: Mesay Gebresilasse

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3 Room 2: Migration

Moderator: Ariell Zimran

Autocracies and Policies to Induce Remittances and Emigration

Zachary Barnett-Howell
Discussant: Bolun Li

Ex Ante Evaluation of the Effects of Migration Policy on Children's Cognitive Achievements

Bolun Li
Discussant: Suparna Chakraborty

Migrants and Exports: Decomposing the Link (formerly titled: Ties that Bind, but for How Long? Immigrant Networks, Assimilation & Export Participation Probability of Domestic Firms)

Suparna Chakraborty
Discussant: Ariell Zimran

The Economic Assimilation of Irish Famine Migrants to the United States

Ariell Zimran
Discussant: Zachary Barnett-Howell

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3 Room 3: Intra-household

Moderator: Aine McCarthy

Gender and Land in Mexico

Matthew Klein
Discussant: Joao Montalvao

Incentives for Joint Land Titling: Experimental Evidence from Uganda

Joao Montalvao
Discussant: Lokendra Phadera

Unfortunate Moms and Unfortunate Children: Impact of Nepalese Civil War on Women’s Stature and Intergenerational Health

Lokendra Phadera
Discussant: Aine McCarthy

Multiplying Siblings: The Trade-off Between Family Size and Child Education Quality in Rural Bangladesh

Aine McCarthy
Discussant: Matthew Klein

3:45pm-5:45pm Session 4 Room 1: Environment and Migration

Moderator: Valerie Mueller

Anticipatory Migration and Local Labor Responses to Rural Climate Shocks

Esteban J. Quiñones
Discussant: Jon Einar Flatnes

Credit Access, Migration, and Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Bangladesh

Jon Einar Flatnes
Discussant: Marieke Kleemans

The Effect of Internal Migration on Crime and Violence: Evidence from Indonesia

Marieke Kleemans
Discussant: Valerie Mueller

Temporary Migration and Climate Variation in Eastern Africa

Valerie Mueller
Discussant: Esteban J. Quiñones

3:45pm-5:45pm Session 4 Room 2: Credit and Insurance

Moderator: Julia Garlick

Are Psychometric Tools a Viable Screening Method for Small and Medium-Size Enterprise Lending? Evidence from Peru

Claudia Ruiz Ortega
Discussant: Jian Chen

Group Lending without Joint Liability: Behavioral Insights from a Framed Field Experiment in Rural China

Jian Chen
Discussant: Carolin Sjöholm

The Policy Implications of Price Sensitivity of Demand for Health Insurance - Evidence from Community Based Health Insurance in Rwanda

Carolin Sjöholm
Discussant: Julia Garlick

Occupation Choices and Education Investments: Trade-offs in a Changing Financial Environment

Julia Garlick
Discussant: Claudia Ruiz Ortega

3:45pm-5:45pm Session 4 Room 3: Gender

Moderator: Bradford Barham

Gender Bias and Male Backlash as Drivers of Crime Against Women: Evidence from India

James Jones
Discussant: Sadia Priyanka

Do female politicians matter for female labor market outcomes? Evidence from state legislative elections in India

Sadia Priyanka
Discussant: Madhulika Khanna

The Precocious Period: The Impact of Menarche on School Enrollment in India

Madhulika Khanna
Discussant: Bradford Barham

Point Estimates of Household Bargaining Power Using Outside Options

Bradford Barham
Discussant: James Jones

Saturday, April 27

8:00am-10:00am Session 5 Room 1: ICT

Moderator: Eduardo Nakasone

Computerization and Development: Formalizing Property Rights and its Impact on Land and Labor Allocation

Sabrin Beg
Discussant: Raissa Fabregas

Can SMS-extension increase farmer experimentation? Evidence from Six RCTs in East Africa

Raissa Fabregas
Discussant: Andrew Dustan

Motivating bureaucrats with non-monetary incentives when state capacity is weak: Evidence from large-scale field experiments in Peru

Andrew Dustan
Discussant: Eduardo Nakasone

Impact of Internet Access on Student Learning in Peruvian Schools

Eduardo Nakasone
Discussant: Sabrin Beg

8:00am-10:00am Session 5 Room 2: Firms

Moderator: Gaurav Chiplunkar

Keeping Up with the Joneses: Ranking Effects on Effort, Cooperation, and Firm Performance

Julia Seither
Discussant: Wenting Yu

A Tale of Many Cities: Industrial Networks and Urban Productivity

Wenting Yu
Discussant: Xin Jin

Is Cracking Down on Corruption Really Good for the Economy? Firm-Level Evidence from a Natural Experiment in China

Xin Jin
Discussant: Gaurav Chiplunkar

Equilibrium Effects of Size-based policies on Multiproduct firms

Gaurav Chiplunkar
Discussant: Julia Seither

8:00am-10:00am Session 5 Room 3: Agriculture

Moderator: Joshua Deutschmann

Do Farmers Use Tailored Recommendations? A Field Experiment in Bangladesh

Khandker Wahedur Rahman
Discussant: Hira Channa

Helping Smallholder Farmers Make the Most of Maize through Harvest Loans and Storage Technology: Insights from a Randomized Control Trial in Tanzania

Hira Channa
Discussant: Stephen Morgan

Farmer-led extension and smallholder valuation of new agricultural technologies in Tanzania

Stephen Morgan
Discussant: Joshua Deutschmann

Information, credit, and inputs: the impacts and mechanisms of a program to raise smallholder productivity

Joshua Deutschmann
Discussant: Khandker Wahedur Rahman

10:15am-12:15pm Session 6 Room 1: Labor

Moderator: Robert Garlick

Are Transparency and Accountability Enough? Open Corruption and Why It Exists

Laura Zimmermann
Discussant: T. Robert Fetter

Fracking, farmers, and rural electrification in India

T. Robert Fetter
Discussant: Arya Gaduh

Scores, Camera, Action? Incentivizing Teachers in Remote Areas

Arya Gaduh
Discussant: Robert Garlick

Job Search and Hiring with Two-sided Limited Information about Workseekers' Skills

Robert Garlick
Discussant: Laura Zimmermann

10:15am-12:15pm Session 6 Room 2: Markets and Trade

Moderator: Nguyen Vuong

Bottlenecks versus ripple effects: The role of linkages in India's Product Market Liberalization

Vybhavi Balasundharam
Discussant: Uchechukwu Jarrett

Risky Gravity: Making the case for the role of risk in trade

Uchechukwu Jarrett
Discussant: Bhanu Gupta

Auditing Away Tax Revenue - Impact of Third Party Audit on Firm Behavior in India

Bhanu Gupta
Discussant: Nguyen Vuong

Labor Market Impacts and Responses: The Economic Consequences of a Marine Environmental Disaster

Nguyen Vuong
Discussant: Vybhavi Balasundharam

10:15am-12:15pm Session 6 Room 3: Marriage

Moderator: Jessica Hoel

Female Labor, Status and Decision Power

Catherine Bros
Discussant: Jagori Saha

Women's Job Opportunities and Marriage Quality

Jagori Saha
Discussant: Tareena Musaddiq

Educate the Girls: Long run Effects of Secondary Schooling for Girls in Pakistan

Tareena Musaddiq
Discussant: Jessica Hoel

Cooperation, reciprocity, and efficiency in polygynous pastoralist households

Jessica Hoel
Discussant: Catherine Bros