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7th Development Economics Workshop

Tilburg University / DFID-UK / Wageningen University / Lucerne University

10-11 March 2016 / Room C186, Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University

Organizing team:

Thorsten Beck, Erwin Bulte, Patricio S. Dalton, Manuel Oechslin and Burak Uras

Funding:

This workshop is co-sponsored by Tilburg University (Department of Economics), the Wageningen University (Development Economics Group), University of Lucerne (Department of Economics) and the DFID Research Program "Coordinated Country Case Studies - Innovation and Growth: Raising Productivity in Low Income Countries. We are grateful to these organizations for their financial and nonfinancial support.

09.00-09.30 Welcome / Coffee
09.30-10.30 Paper 1: William Jack. Joint Liability, Asset Collateralization, and Credit Access: Evidence from Rainwater Harvesting Tanks in Kenya
Discussant: Haki Pamuk
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-12.00 Paper 2: Menno Pradhan. Double for Nothing? Experimental Evidence on the Impact of an Unconditional Teacher Salary Increase on Student Performance in Indonesia
Discussant: Erwin Bulte
12.00-13.00 Paper 3: Esteban Jaimovich. From Process to Product Innovation along the Path of Development
Discussant: Gonzague Vannoorenberghe
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.30 DFID Early Research
Presentation 1: Mikael Homanen Demand for Skilled Labour and Financial Constraints. Evidence from SMEs in Uganda.
Presentation 2: Burak Uras. Mobile Money Adoption. Evidence from SMEs in Kenya
Presentation 3: Patricio S. Dalton. Poverty, Income Variability and Cognitive Function: Evidence from Small Retailers in Vietnam
15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-17.00 Paper 4: Ola Olsson. Tolling on the River: Trade and Informal Taxation on the Congo
Discussant: Robert Sparrow
17.00-18.00 Paper 5: Matteo Millone. Show Me Yours and I’ll Show You Mine: Sharing Borrower Information in a Competitive Credit Market
Discussant: Thorsten Beck
19.00- Dinner

Notes:

  • All presentations are Room C.186, Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University.
  • Each paper (except for the papers in the Early Research sessions) is allotted 60 minutes, 40 for the paper presentation, 10 for the discussant presentation and 10 for general discussion.
  • The papers in the Early Research session are allotted 30 minutes each, 15-20 minutes for the paper presentation, and 10-15 minutes for general discussion.

09.00-10.00 Paper 6: Thorsten Beck. Keep Walking? Geographical Proximity, Religion and Relationship Banking.
10.00-11.00 Paper 7: Robert Lensink. The Signaling Effect of Household’s Informal Indebtedness in Bank Credit Allocation: Evidence from China
Discussant: Mohammad Hoseini
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-12.30 Paper 8: Mathieu Couttenier. Fertile Ground for Conflict
Discussant: Manuel Oechslin
12.30- Lunch
12.30-13.30 Paper 9: Tiago Cavalcanti. (Mis)Allocation Effects of an Overpaid Public Sector
Discussant: Burak Uras

Notes:

  • All presentations are Room C.186, Cobbenhagen building, Tilburg University.
  • Each paper (except for the papers in the Early Research sessions) is allotted 60 minutes, 40 for the paper presentation, 10 for the discussant presentation and 10 for general discussion.
  • The papers in the Early Research session are allotted 30 minutes each, 15-20 minutes for the paper presentation, and 10-15 minutes for general discussion.






When: 10 March 2016 09:00

End date: 11 March 2016 13:30