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NGO Conference: Non-Profits, Governments and organisation

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NGO Conference: Non-Profits, Governments and organisation

N.G.O. - Non-Profits, Governments and Organizations

11th and 12th June (accommodation available 10th & 11th June)
University of Warwick
Scarman House Conference Centre

Organisers: Kim Scharf (U of Warwick), Gani Aldashev (U of Namur), Emmanuelle Auriol (TSE), Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE) and Thierry Verdier (PSE).

If you have requested accommmodation at Scarman House Conference Centre, please see
delegate information and Campus Map.

For further details please contact Jane Snape

Programme (PDF Document)

Wednesday, June 11

08:45 – 09:00 Registration & coffee
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and opening remarks

SESSION 1 (Junior) Chair: Gani Aldashev

09:15 – 09:50 Lea Cassar (PhD student, U of Zurich): “Contract Design with Motivated Agent: An Experimental Study”

09:50 – 10:25 Zaki Wahhaj (Asst. Prof., U of Kent): “Should Good Guys Be Punished? An Anomaly in a Principal-Agent Model with Altruistic Agents”

10:25 – 11:00 Elena Vallino (Post-doc, U of Turin): “NGOs and participatory conservation in developing countries: why are there inefficiencies?”

11:00 – 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 – 11:55 Ester Manna (PhD student, ECARES): “Customer-Oriented Employees: Blessing or Curse for Firms?”

11:55 – 12:30 Devesh Rustagi (Asst. Prof., U of Frankfurt): “Behavioral Origins of Institutions: Evidence from Ethiopia”

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch

SESSION 2 Chair: Jean-Philippe Platteau

14:00 – 15:00 Vijayendra Rao (World Bank): “The Anatomy of Failure: An Ethnography of a Randomized Trial to Deepen Democracy in Rural India”

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15 Rune Jansen Hagen (U of Bergen): “Why Northern NGOs hire too many Expatriates and what Southern Governments Can Do about It”

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 Ragan Petrie (George Mason U): “Social Motives to Giving and Fundraising in Online Peer-to-Peer Networks”

19:30 Conference dinner

Thursday, June 12

08:45 – 09:00 Morning coffee

SESSION 3 Chair: Emmanuelle Auriol

09:00 – 10:00 Nick Zubanov (U of Frankfurt): "The Power of Recognition"

10:00 - 10:15 Coffee break

10:15 – 11:15 Kimberley Scharf (U of Warwick): "Are Donors Afraid of Charities’ Core Costs? Scale Economies in Nonprofit Provision, Technology Adoption and Entry"

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

11:30 - 12:45 Invited lecture: David Baron (Stanford GSB): "The Private Politics Market" presentation slides.

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

SESSION 4 Chair: Thierry Verdier

14:00 – 15:00 Jonathan Meer (Texas A&M U): "It's the Thought that Counts: A Field Experiment on Gift Exchange and Giving at a Public University"

15:00 - 15:15 Coffee break

15:15 – 16:15 Abigail Payne (McMaster U):"Does Income Inequality Increase Charitable Giving?"

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break

16:30 - 17:30 Sarah Smith (U of Bristol): "Not-for-profit as a signal of quality - evidence from a star-rating system for nursing homes"

17:30 - 17:40 Closing remark