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Workshop on Development Economics

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Workshop on Development Economics


20th - 22nd August 2013
Monash University

Location: Level 9, Room N902, Building 11 (Menzies Building) Monash University, Clayton Campus

Programme (PDF Document)

Tuesday 20th August 2013

9:45 Opening by Professor Colm Kearney, Dean,
Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University

Morning Session Chair: Pushkar Maitra

10:00 Jordi Vidal-Robert (CAGE, University of Warwick )
Habemus Papam? Polarization and Conict in the Papal States

11:00 Morning Tea

11:15 Lata Gangadharan (CDE, Monash University)
Letting the Briber Go Free: An Experiment on Mitigating Harassment Bribes

12:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session Chair: Michael Ward

13:30 Dennis Novy (CAGE, University of Warwick )
Trade and Uncertainty

14:30 Afternoon Tea

14:45 Paulo Santos (CDE, Monash University)
Investment, wealth shocks and preferences

15:45 Brett Inder (CDE, Monash University)
Coffee, Poverty and Consumption Smoothing in Timor-Leste

Wednesday 21 August 2013

Morning Session Chair: Youjin Hahn

10:00 Patricio Dalton (CAGE, Tilburg University )
Does the Unemployment Benefit Institution affect Workers' Productivity? Evidence from a Field Experiment in Colombia

11:00 Morning Tea

11:15 Asad Islam (CDE, Monash University)
Improving educational outcomes through parental involvement: Evidence from randomized experiments in Bangladesh

12:15 Lunch and Poster Session for Ph.D. students

Afternoon Session Chair: Ranjan Ray

14:15 Sanchari Roy (CAGE, University of Warwick)
Aspirations and Poverty: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment in India

15:15 Afternoon Tea

15:30 Gaurav Datt (CDE, Monash University)
Schooling outcomes in the developing world: a new measure

18:30 Workshop Dinner (by Invitation) TBA

Thursday 22 August 2013

Morning Session Chair: Ranjan Ray

10:00 Lisa Cameron (CDE, Monash University)
Social Capital's Role in Community Driven Development

11:00 Morning Tea

11:15 Vera Troeger (CAGE, University of Warwick)
The Politics of Electoral Engineering and Strategic Budgeteering

12:15 Lunch

Afternoon Session Chair: Russell Smyth

13:45 Victor Lavy (CAGE, University of Warwick)
How responsive is investment in schooling to changes in Redistributive policies and in returns

14:45 Afternoon Tea

15:00 Choon Wang (CDE, Monash University)
International migration, gender imbalances, and marriage market outcomes in the Philippines

16:00 Workshop Close
Closing Remarks: Russell Smyth