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Summer School in International Development co-sponsored by LEAP
| 21.07.2020
Summer School in International Development co-sponsored by LEAP



Investment Choices in Development Economics

Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak and Cynthia Kinnan

Friday 4 September 2020

Join Zoom Meeting (open link): https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89674970202
Meeting ID: 896 7497 0202

Zoom virtual session organised by Lucia Corno (LEAP and Cattolica University) and
Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano)

Organisers: Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano, LEAP – Bocconi University, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), DEMM - University of Milan, DEMS  University of Milan Bicocca, Cattolica University, Vilfredo Pareto Doctoral Program in Economics of the University of Turin.

Lecturers: Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University and CEPR Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University 

Scientific Committee: Lucia Corno (Cattolica University and LEAP), Giovanna d'Adda (University of Milan and LdA), Daniela Del Boca (University of Turin and Collegio Carlo Alberto), Eliana La Ferrara (Bocconi University and LEAP), Mariapia Mendola (University of Milan Bicocca, IZA and LdA).

3.00 – 3.40 p.m. Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale University and CEPR): "Covid response in Bangladesh and other poor countries" (tbc)

3.40 – 4.10 p.m. Augustin Bergeron (Harvard University): "The State Capacity Ceiling on Tax Rates: Evidence from Randomized Tax Abatements in the DRC" (with Gabriel Toureky and Jonathan Weigelz)

4.10 – 4.40 p.m. Joshua W. Deutschmann (University of Wisconsin-Madison): "Contracting and quality upgrading with biocontrol technology: evidence from a pilot experiment in Senegal" (withTanguy Bernard, Laura Schechter, and Ouambi Yameogo)

4.40 – 4.50 p.m. Virtual Coffee Break

4.50 – 5.20 p.m. Luciana Etcheverry (University of Oregon): "Work half-time, receive full-time pay: Effect of novel family policy on female labor market outcomes"

5.20 – 5.50 p.m. Juni Singh (Paris School of Economics): "Endogenous Institutions: a network experiment in Nepal" (with Giulio Iacobelli)

5.50 – 6.30 p.m. Cynthia Kinnan (Tufts University): "Propagation of shocks through local economic networks" (tbc)

6.30 – 7.00 p.m. Chat on the Job Market & wrap-up

Download the Programme of the Summer School here.