This event is taking place virtually on Friday, April 30 and May 1. All times listed are CDT. Zoom links to Rooms A, B, and C will be provided to those who register the week of the event.

Each presenter has 20 minutes to present, each discussant will have 5 minutes, and each paper will have a 5 minute Q&A following the discussant. All presenters, discussants, and chairs should enter their assigned Zoom Room at least 10 minutes prior to their session’s scheduled start time. Chairs will introduce the session & speakers at the start time and keep time. If you have questions or need assistance please email

Friday, April 30

Friday Zoom Room A Zoom Room B Zoom Room C
7:50 - 8:00am LOG IN TO ZOOM ROOMS
8:00 - 10:00am
Labor Education 1 Corruption
10:00 - 10:15am BREAK
10:15 - 12:15pm
Health 1 Government Financial Inclusion
1:30 - 3:30pm
Financial Development Agriculture 1 Conflict
3:30 - 3:45pm BREAK
3:45 - 5:45pm
Firms, Markets, and Contracts Environment Gender

Saturday, May 1

Saturday Zoom Room A Zoom Room B Zoom Room C
7:50 - 8:00am LOG IN TO ZOOM ROOMS
8:00 - 10:00am
Firms and Entrepreneurship Agriculture 2 IPV
10:00 - 10:15am BREAK
10:15 - 12:15pm
Education 2 Health 2 Public
12:15 - 12:30pm BREAK

Friday, April 30

8:00am-10:00am Session 1: Labor - Room A

Chair: Ben Zou

Labor Rationing

Yogita Shamdasani
Discussant: Ben Zou

The Impact of Labor Law Reforms in Frictional Labor Markets

Gaurav Chiplunkar
Discussant: Yogita Shamdasani

Land Concentration and Rural Labor Markets: Theory and Evidence From Colombia

Karen Ortiz-Becerra
Discussant: Gaurav Chiplunkar

Home Location Choices and the Gender Commute Gap

Ben Zou
Discussant: Karen Ortiz-Becerra

8:00am-10:00am Session 1: Education 1 - Room B

Chair: Travis Lybbert

Promoting Parental Involvement in Schools: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments

Nozomi Nakajima
Discussant: Travis Lybbert

Learning to Teach by Learning to Learn

Vesall Nourani
Discussant: Nozomi Nakajima

Affirmative action, college access and major choice: Redistribution and opportunity for social mobility

Ana Paula Melo
Discussant: Vesall Nourani

Shedding an Oppositional Identity: Religiosity and Educational Attainment Among the Roma

Travis Lybbert
Discussant: Ana Paula Melo

8:00am-10:00am Session 1: Corruption - Room C

Chair: Xin Jin

Optimal Monitoring and Bureaucrat Adjustments

Wendy Wong
Discussant: Xin Jin

Road Construction, Bargaining, and Bribes: Spatial Allocation of Checkpoints and Highway Corruption in West Africa

Kangli Li
Discussant: Wendy Wong

Valuing Connections to Corrupt Politicians: Evidence from Brazil

Rebecca Scurlock
Discussant: Kangli Li

Incentivizing Corruption: An Unintended Consequence of Bureaucratic Promotions in China

Xin Jin
Discussant: Rebecca Scurlock

10:15am-12:15pm Session 2: Health 1 - Room A

Chair: Tania Barham

10:15am-12:15pm Session 2: Government - Room B

Chair: Ajay Shenoy

10:15am-12:15pm Session 2: Financial Inclusion - Room C

Chair: Jose Galdo

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3: Financial Development - Room A

Chair: Sean Higgins

Community Membership and Reciprocity in Lending: Evidence from Informal Markets

Regina Wittenberg-Moerman

The effects of relaxing information and credit constraints on productivity: 5-Year experimental evidence from self-reported, GPS-based, and remotely sensed data

Abdulrazzak Tamim
Discussant: Sean Higgins

Using Mobile Salary Payments to Reduce Corruption and Promote Financial Development in Afghanistan

Anastasiia Faikina
Discussant: Abdulrazzak Tamim

Towards a Cashless Economy? Evidence from the Elasticity of Cash Deposits of Mexican Firms

Sean Higgins
Discussant: Anastasiia Faikina

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3: Agriculture 1 - Room B

Chair: Eduardo Montero

No Small Potatoes: Agricultural Risk and Investment under Uncertainty

Zachary Barnett-Howell
Discussant: Eduardo Montero

Smallholder Market Participation and Choice of Marketing Channel in the Presence of Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Zambian Maize Markets

Aakanksha Melkani
Discussant: Zachary Barnett-Howell

Trade-Induced Urbanization and the Making of Modern Agriculture

Yuan Tian
Discussant: Aakanksha Melkani

Religious Festivals and Economic Development: Evidence from Catholic Saint Day Festivals in Mexico

Eduardo Montero
Discussant: Yuan Tian

1:30pm-3:30pm Session 3: Conflict - Room C

Chair: Michael Poyker

The Effect of Violent Crime on Intra-household Resource Allocation and Bargaining Power

Maria Hernandez de Benito
Discussant: Michael Poyker

Spatial Mobility, Economic Opportunity, and Crime

Daniel Ramos-Menchelli
Discussant: Maria Hernandez de Benito

The Causes and Consequences of Myanmar’s Internal Conflict

C. Austin Davis
Discussant: Daniel Ramos-Menchelli

Civil Conflict and Demand for Identity: Evidence from Political Instability in Mali

Michael Poyker
Discussant: C. Austin Davis

3:45pm-5:45pm Session 4: Firms, Markets and Contracts - Room A

Chair: Ameet Morjaria

Take the Goods and Run: Contracting Frictions and Market Power in Supply Chains

Felipe Brugues
Discussant: Marta Troya-Martinez

The Local Advantage: Corruption, Organized crime, and Indigenization in the Nigerian oil sector

Jonah Rexer
Discussant: Alexey Makarin

Unfair Trade? Market Power in Agricultural Value Chains

Lucas Zavala
Discussant: Shoumitro Chatterjee

Acquisitions, Management and Efficiency: Evidence from Rwanda’s Coffee Industry

Ameet Morjaria
Discussant: Michela Giorcelli

3:45pm-5:45pm Session 4: Environment - Room B

Chair: Maulik Jagnani

Mining pollution and morbidity: Evidence from Mongolia

Odmaa Narantungalag
Discussant: Maulik Jagnani

A Natural Resource Curse: The Unintended Effects of Gold Mining on Malaria

Jeffrey Pagel
Discussant: Odmaa Narantungalag

The Heterogeneous Impacts of Natural Disasters on Risk Preferences

Helene Purcell
Discussant: Jeffrey Pagel

Agricultural Labor Exits Increase Crop Fires

Maulik Jagnani
Discussant: Helene Purcell

3:45pm-5:45pm Session 4: Gender - Room C

Chair: Seema Jayachandran

Saturday, May 1

8:00am-10:00am Session 5: Firms and Entrepreneurship - Room A

Chair: John Morrow

Firms amid the War: Performance, Production Inputs, and Market Competition

Davide Del Prete
Discussant: John Morrow

How does Caste affect Entrepreneurship? Birth vs Worth

Sampreet Goraya
Discussant: Davide Del Prete

Contracting and quality upgrading: Evidence from an experiment in Senegal

Joshua Deutschmann
Discussant: Sampreet Goraya

The Comparative Advantage of Firms

John Morrow
Discussant: Joshua Deutschmann

8:00am-10:00am Session 5: Agriculture 2 - Room B

Chair: Brian Dillon

Filling a Niche? The Maize Productivity Impacts of Adaptive Breeding by a Local Seed Company in Kenya

Samuel Bird
Discussant: Brian Dillon

Social learning in agriculture: does smallholder heterogeneity impede technology diffusion in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Jeremie Gignoux
Discussant: Samuel Bird

Fertilizer Subsidies as a Driver of Migration and Technology Adoption: Theory and Evidence from the Zambian Fertilizer Support Program

Binta Zahra Diop
Discussant: Jeremie Gignoux

How Important is the Yellow Pages? Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

Brian Dillon
Discussant: Binta Zahra Diop

8:00am-10:00am Session 5: IPV - Room C

Chair: Sonia Bhalotra

Do Domestic Violence Laws Protect Women From Domestic Violence? Evidence From Rwanda

Deniz Sanin
Discussant: Sonia Bhalotra

'Til Dowry Do Us Part: Bargaining and Violence in Indian Families

Rossella Calvi
Discussant: Deniz Sanin

Using List Experiments to Measure Intimate Partner Violence (IPV): Evidence from rural Burkina Faso

Sarah Deschênes
Discussant: Rossella Calvi

Job Displacement, Unemployment Benefits and Domestic Violence

Sonia Bhalotra
Discussant: Sarah Deschênes

10:15am-12:15pm Session 6: Education 2 - Room A

Chair: Paul Glewwe

Supporting Learning In and Out of School: Experimental Evidence from India

Andrea Guariso
Discussant: Paul Glewwe

Too Little Too Late: Improving Post-Primary Learning Outcomes in India

Gaurav Chiplunkar
Discussant: Andrea Guariso

Refugees and the Education of Host Populations: Evidence from the Syrian Inflow to Jordan

Thomas Ginn
Discussant: Gaurav Chiplunkar

Public Servants Under Pressure: Experimental Evidence on Efforts to Improve Teaching in India

Paul Glewwe
Discussant: Thomas Ginn

10:15am-12:15pm Session 6: Health 2 - Room B

Chair: Alan De Brauw

Do Roads Bring Junk Food? Evidence from Nepal using OpenStreetMap Data

Kichan Kim
Discussant: Alan De Brauw

Information and the trade-off between food safety and food security in rural markets: Experimental evidence from Malawi

Jacob Ricker-Gilbert
Discussant: Kichan Kim

The importance of nutrition education in achieving food security and adequate nutrition of the poor: Experimental evidence from rural Bangladesh

Salauddin Tauseef
Discussant: Jacob Ricker-Gilbert

Telescoping Causes Overstatement in Recalled Food Consumption: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Ethiopia

Alan De Brauw
Discussant: Salauddin Tauseef

10:15am-12:15pm Session 6: Public - Room C

Chair: Laura Schechter

Children on the Move: Progressive Redistribution of Humanitarian Cash Transfers among Refugees

Berk Ozler
Discussant: Laura Schechter

Payroll Taxes and Informal Employment: Evidence from Argentina

Maximiliano Lauletta
Discussant: Berk Ozler

The $100 Million Nudge: Increasing Tax Compliance of Businesses and the Self-Employed using a Natural Field Experiment

Justin Holz
Discussant: Maximiliano Lauletta

Brokering votes with information spread via social networks

Laura Schechter
Discussant: Justin Holz

12:30pm Keynote by Eliana La Ferrara – Room A

Introduction by Chris Udry