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CAGE Workshop in Applied Economics 2018

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CAGE Workshop in Applied Economics 2018

The 5th CAGE Workshop in Applied Economics took place at the Warwick in Venice venue at the end of June 2018, and was funded by the ESRC Centre for Competitive Advantage in Global Economics, the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and the European Research Council through ERC Advanced Grant 323439. The conference featured a range of academics from across the world presenting papers on a number of topics.

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Friday, 29 June

9:00 – 9:10

Arrival: Registration, Coffee and Welcome

Session 1: Immigration and Discrimination

9:10 - 10:00

“Charity Begins at Home (and in School): Religion-Based Discrimination”
Victor Lavy, University of Warwick
(joint with Edith Sand and Moses Shayo)

10:00 - 10:50

“Access to Citizenship and the Social Integration of Immigrant”
Christina Gathmann, Heidelberg
(joint with Nicolas Keller and Ole Monscheuer)

10:50 - 11:00

Coffee break

Session 2: Investments in Health

11:10 - 12:00 “Demand Estimation with Strategic Complementarities: Sanitation in Bangladesh”
Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale

12:00 - 12:50

Demand for Information on Environmental Health Risk, Mode of Delivery and Behavioral Change: Evidence from Sonargaon, Bangladesh”
Alessandro Tarozzi, Universitat Pompeu Fabra
(joint with Ricardo Maertens, Kazi Matin Ahmed and Alexander van Geen)

12:50 - 14:30

Lunch at Trattoria Storica, Salizada Seriman, 4858, 30100 Cannaregio, Venice

Session 3: Inequalities in Human Capital

14.30 - 15.20

"What Have We Learned About Inequality in Education"
Susan Dynarski, University of Michigan

15:20 - 16:10

“Grandparents, Moms or Dads? Why Children of Teen Mothers do Worse in Life”
Kjell Salvanes, Norwegian School of Economics
(joint with Anna Aizer and Paul Devereux)

16:10 - 16:30

Coffee break

Session 4: Insurance

16:30 - 17:20 "Spatial Search Strategies of Job Seekers and the Role of Unemployment Insurance"
Rafael Lalive, University of Lausanne
(joint with Elisa Guglieminetti, Philippe Ruh and Etienne Wasmer)
17:20 - 18:10 "Risk Adjustment vs. Subsidies in the Design of Health Insurance Exchanges"
Liran Einav, Stanford University
(joint with Amy Finkelstein and Pietro Tebaldi)
20:30 onwards Evening dinner at Ristorante Vecia Cavana, Via Tera Santi Apostoli, 4624, 30121, Venice

Saturday, 30 June

Session 5: Investments in Human Capital

9:00 - 9:50

“Cumulative Impacts of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Experimental Evidence from Indonesia”
Rema Hanna, Harvard University

9:50 - 10:40

“Distant learning in higher education. Evidence from a randomised experiment”
Michele Pellizzari, University of Geneva

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee break

Session 6: Financial Incentives

11:00 - 11:50

"The Endowment Effect and Collateralized Loans"
Michael Kremer, Harvard University
(joint with Kevin Carney, Xinyue Lin and Gautam Rao)
11:50 - 12:40 "Lift and Shift: The Effect of Fundrasing Interventions in Charity Space and Time"
Sarah Smith, University of Bristol
(joint with Kimberley Scarf and Mark Ottoni-Wilhelm)
12:40 - 14:20 Lunch at Trattoria Storica, Salizada Seriman, 4858, 30100 Cannaregio, Venice
Session 7: Firm Behaviour
14:20 - 15:10 "Capitalists in the Twenty-First Century"
Owen Zidar, Princeton University
(joint with Matthew Smith, Danny Yagan, Eric Zwick)
15:10 - 16:00 "Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from Value-Added Taxes in India"
Lucie Gadenne, University of Warwick
(joint with Roland Rathelot and Tushar Nandi)