The 8th NCID Research Workshop on Development Economics will take place on April 4th-5th, 2019 at Fundación Ramón Areces in Madrid, Spain. This year’s event will be devoted to the topic “Political Economy of Development”.
Our Keynote Speaker this year will be Romain Wacziarg, Professor of Economics, since 2015 Hans Hufschmid Chair in Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management, and current Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He is an American economist and Ph.D. in Harvard, his research areas include international economics, development, and economic growth. Prof. Wacziarg is interested in what explains economic performance, causes and effects of the global spread of democracy over the last few decades, and how rooted features of societies affect their economic performance.
At 19:30 on Thursday, Prof. Wacziarg will deliver his Keynote Address. The title of the conference is Historical Barriers to the Wealth of Nations and it will be divided between a presentation of his research on the topic first and a conversation afterwards with a journalist.
The program of the the event with all confirmed speakers and their presentations is as follows:
09:45 - Introduction Prof. Luis Ravina, Director of the Navarra Center for International Development
10:00 - Justin Sandefur, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development - Outsourcing Service Delivery in a Fragile State: Experimental Evidence from Liberia
10:45 - Christelle Dumas, University of Fribourg - Better Roads, Better Off? Evidence of Improving Roads in Tanzania
11:30 - Coffee Break
12:·00 - Rohini Somanathan, Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics - Meritocracy in the Face of Group Inequality
12:45 - Pedro Vicente, Associate Professor at Universidade Nova de Lisboa and Scientific Director at Novafrica - Does Information Break the Political Resource Curse? Experimental Evidence from Mozambique
13:30 - Lunch Break
15:00 - Marta Reynal-Querol, ICREA Research Professor at the Department of Economics and Business at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and Director of the IPEG - Early Human Capital and Development: the case of Latin America
15:45 - Julien Labonne, Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford - Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises
16:30 - Coffee Break
17:00 - Stephane Straub, Toulouse School of Economics - Voting Corrupt Politicians Out of Office? Evidence from an Experiment in Paraguay
17:45 - Nicolas Berman, Aix Marseille School of Economics - Natural resources and ethnic identity
18:30 - Break
19:30 - Keynote Address - Romain Wacziarg, UCLA - Historical Barriers to the Wealth of Nations
10:00 - Jonathan Lehne, Paris School of Economics - An opium curse? The long-run economic effects of narcotics cultivation in British India
10:45 - Ada González-Torres, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev - Local Media and the Spread of Ebola: Evidence from Guinea
11:30 - Coffee Break
12:00 - Stefan Klonner, Heidelberg University - Ethnic Favoritism in Targeted Welfare Programs
12:45 - Oscar Barrera, Paris School of Economics - Voting for war. The effect of electoral outcomes on conflict, evidence from Colombia
There are no registration fees, but participants will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses.
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