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India-China Conference 2019

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India-China Conference 2019

The Centre for Competitive Advantage will be host the 2019 India - China Conference 1st - 2nd July 2019 at Radcliffe Conference Centre, The University of Warwick (Invitation Only).

Academic organiser: Clement Imbert


CEPREMAP India-China Conference @ Warwick

Monday, 1st July and Tuesday, 2nd July 2019

Monday 1st July 2019

8.30 – 9.00 Registration and Coffee

9.00 – 9.15 Introduction: Clement Imbert

Session 1 Chair: Thomas Vendyes

9.15 – 10.00 Robin Burgess (London School of Economics)

“Social Proximity and Bureaucrat Performance: Evidence from India” (with Marianne Bertrand and Guo Xu)

 Discussant: Anandi Mani (University of Oxford)

10.00 – 10.45 Yu Zheng (Queen Mary University)

“A Model of Tournament Incentives with Corruption” (with Bin Wang)

 Discussant: Maitreesh Ghatak (London School of Economics)

10.45 – 11.15 Coffee Break

Session 2 Chair: Oliver Vanden Eynden

11.15 –11.45 Karmini Sharma (University of Warwick)
“Tackling Sexual Harassment: Evidence from India”

11.45–12.15 Veronique Gille (IRD)

“Female labour, Status and Decision Power”

12.15 – 13.30 Lunch

Session 3 Chair: Clement Imbert

13.30 – 14.15 Rossella Calvi (Rice University)

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 Discussant: Maelys De La Rupelle (University of Cergy-Pontoise)

14.15 –15.00 Sylvie Demurger (GATE Lyon)

“Employer Learning and the Dynamics of Returns to Universities: Evidence from Chinese Elite Education during University Expansion” (with Eric Hanushek, and Lei Zhang)

 Discussant: Abhijeet Singh (Stockholm School of Economics)

15.00 –15.30 Tea Break

 Session 4 Chair: Maelys de la Ruppelle

15.30 –16.15 Amrit Amirapu (University of Kent)

“Child Marriage Law, Gender Norms and Marriage Customs”

 Discussant: Siwan Anderson (University of British Columbia)

16.15 –17.00 Lingwei Wu (University of Bonn)

“The Economic Motives for Foot-binding” (with Xinyu Fan)

 Discussant: Debraj Ray (New York University)

19.00 Conference Dinner

Tuesday 2nd July 2019

Session 5 Chair: Clement Imbert

9.15 – 10.00 Patrick François (University of British Columbia)
“Reservations and the Politics of Fear”

 Discussant: Oliver Vanden Eynden (Paris School of Economics)

10.00 – 10.45 Rikhil Bhavani (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

“Does Affirmative Action Worsen Bureaucratic Performance? Evidence from the Indian Administrative Service”

 Discussant: Subhasish Dey (University of Warwick)

10.45 –11.15 Coffee Break

Session 6 Chair: Maelys de la Rupelle

11.15 –11.45 Nitin Kumar (Paris School of Economics)

“Wealth Inequality, Caste and Class in India 1961-2012”

11.45 –12.15 Clement Imbert (University of Warwick)

“Migration in India: Ticket to Evidence”

12.15 –13.15 Lunch

Session 7 Chair: Oliver Vanden Eynden

13.15 –14.00 Marlon Seror (University of Bristol)

“Random River: Trade and Rent Extraction in Imperial China”

 Discussant: James Fenske (University of Warwick)

14.00 –14.45 Yu-Hsiang Lei (Yale-NUS College)

“How Does Communication Infrastructure Affect Markets? Evidence from the Telegraph Network in China”

 Discussant: Thomas Vendryes (ENS Cachan)

14.45 –15.15 Tea Break

Session 8 Chair: Thomas Vendryes

15.15 –16.00 Chris Woodruff (University of Oxford)

“The Health Effects of Urban Industrial Employment” (with Abu Shonchoy)

17.30 Drinks