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Friday, April 17

8:30am-10:30am Session 1: Resources

Moderator: Jonathan Bauchet

Children's Sleep and Human Capital Production

Maulik Jagnani
Discussant: Charuta Parkhi

When Goal Setting Forges Ahead but Stops Short

Deepak Saraswat
Discussant: Maulik Jagnani

Heterogeneous adaptations to climate change: evidence from cattle production in the Brazilian Amazon

Marin Skidmore
Discussant: Deepak Saraswat

Climate risk, adaptation, and technology adoption in the midstream of crop value chains: Evidence from Nigerian maize traders

Charuta Parkhi
Discussant: Marin Skidmore

8:30am-10:30am Session 2: Agriculture and trade

Moderator: Jacob Ricker-Gilbert

Impact of India’s demonetization on domestic agricultural markets

Sudha Narayanan
Discussant: Sarah Janzen

Influence of Tea plantations on local economic outcomes: Evidence from Kenya

Anurag Deb
Discussant: Sudha Narayanan

“Sell Low, Buy High?” - A New Explanation for a Persistent Puzzle

Lila Cardell
Discussant: Anurag Deb

Pay it forward: Impacts of a rural livelihoods program with built-in spillovers

Sarah Janzen
Discussant: Lila Cardell

8:30am-10:30am Session 3: Gender

Moderator: Gerald Shively

Do marriage markets respond to a natural disaster? The Impact of Flooding of River Kosi in India

Nishtha Kochhar
Discussant: Shatanjaya Dasgupta

Who Walks for Water? Water Consumption and Labor Supply Response to Rainfall Scarcity in Uganda

Akito Kamei
Discussant: Nishtha Kochhar

Intergroup Contact and its Effects on Discriminatory Attitudes: Evidence from India

Shreya Bhattacharya
Discussant: Akito Kamei

Marriage Market Responses in the Wake of a Natural Disaster in India

Shatanjaya Dasgupta
Discussant: Shreya Bhattacharya

10:45am-12:45pm Session 4: Competition

Moderator: Meilin Ma

Lasting Effects of Electoral Gender Quotas

Swapnil Motghare
Discussant: Meilin Ma

Enhanced Early Warning of Food Insecurity Using Machine Learning and High-Frequency Data in Malawi

Tess Lallemant
Discussant: Swapnil Motghare

Does Intergovernmental Competition Improve the Business Environment?

Tejaswi Velayudhan
Discussant: Tess Lallemant

Farm Investment under Insecure Land Rights: New Insights and Evidence from Large Farms in China

Meilin Ma
Discussant: Tejaswi Velayudhan

10:45am-12:45pm Session 5: Governance/Political economy

Moderator: Gerald Shively

The Silenced Women: Can Public Activism Stimulate Reporting of Violence Against Women?

Abhilasha Sahay
Discussant: Saini Das

Why Pay The Chief? Land Rents and Political Selection in Indonesia

Jia De Gedeon Lim
Discussant: Abhilasha Sahay

Political Machines and Persistent Policy Distortions

Laura Zimmermann
Discussant: Jia De Gedeon Lim

Disruptive Technological Change, Factor Accumulation and Inequality: Evidence from the Green Revolution

Saini Das
Discussant: Laura Zimmermann

10:45am-12:45pm Session 6: Resources/Environment

Moderator: Jacob Ricker-Gilbert

The Impact of Environmental Regulation on Product Quality: Evidence from China

Longzhou Wang
Discussant: Jeffrey Pagel

Mining and Poverty and Inequality in West Africa: Evidence from Mali

Jeremy Foltz
Discussant: Longzhou Wang

Beyond the “inverse relationship”: Area mismeasurement affects actual productivity, not just how we understand it

Stephen Morgan
Discussant: Jeremy Foltz

Aid Against Trees? Evidence from a Community Driven Development Program in the Philippines

Jeffrey Pagel
Discussant: Stephen Morgan

1:15pm-3:15pm Session 7: Crime/Conflict

Moderator: Jonathan Bauchet

The Welfare Effects of Victimization in Conflict Zones

Heidi Kaila
Discussant: Marc Rockmore

Civil Conflict and Later Life Crime

Raisa Sara
Discussant: Heidi Kaila

The Long-Run Impact of Losing Siblings During a Civil Conflict

Thomas Gautier
Discussant: Raisa Sara

Crime and Political Participation in Africa: The Role of Insecurity

Marc Rockmore
Discussant: Thomas Gautier

1:15pm-3:15pm Session 8: Education

Moderator: Joseph Balagtas

Searching for Answers: The Impact of Student Access to Wikipedia

Catherine Michaud Leclerc
Discussant: Ahmad Shah Mobariz

An aspiring friend is a friend indeed: school peers and college aspirations in Brazil

Jessica Gagete-Miranda
Discussant: Catherine Michaud Leclerc

Parental Investments and Early Childhood Development: Short and Long Run Evidence from India

Saravana Ravindran
Discussant: Jessica Gagete-Miranda

Impact Evaluation of an MP Education Program in Afghanistan

Ahmad Shah Mobariz
Discussant: Saravana Ravindran

1:15pm-3:15pm Session 9: Adoption and technological change in agriculture

Moderator: Jacob Ricker-Gilbert

Technology Adoption, Transaction Costs, and Input Subsidies in Smallholder Agriculture: Theory and Evidence from Western Kenya

Samuel Bird
Discussant: Naureen Karachiwalla

Watching the State: Can New Technologies Promote (a Sense of) Democracy?

Anastasiia Faikina
Discussant: Samuel Bird

Beliefs and the demand for (fake?) fertilizer

Benjamin Norton
Discussant: Anastasiia Faikina

Product Assurance and Product Quality: Evidence from Agricultural Technologies

Naureen Karachiwalla
Discussant: Benjamin Norton

1:15pm-3:15pm Session 10: Labor

Moderator: Gerald Shively

Creating (Digital) Labor Markets in Rural Tanzania

Dahyeon Jeong
Discussant: Hang Yu

Missing and Fired: Worker Absence, Labor Regulation, and Firm Outcomes

Nandita Krishnaswamy
Discussant: Dahyeon Jeong

Quality of the Physician and birth outcomes: experimental evidence

Christian Posso
Discussant: Nandita Krishnaswamy

Social Stigma as a Barrier to HIV Testing: Evidence from a Randomized Experiment in Mozambique

Hang Yu
Discussant: Christian Posso

3:30pm-5:30pm Session 11: Credit/Finance

Moderator: Jonathan Bauchet

How to Interpret the Commercialization of Microfinance: Mission Drift or Mission Division?

Piruz Saboury
Discussant: Riley League

Why do banks not lend: An experiment testing contractual frictions

Anil Jain
Discussant: Piruz Saboury

Divergent Paths: Nigeria’s Experience with Sharia Law

Uchechukwu Jarrett
Discussant: Anil Jain

Early-Life Shocks and Childhood Social Programs: Evidence of Potential Catch-Up in Brazil

Riley League
Discussant: Uchechukwu Jarrett

3:30pm-5:30pm Session 12: Migration

Moderator: Meilin Ma

Spousal Communication and Information Sharing: Evidence from Migrant Workers and their Spouses

Obeid Ur Rehman
Discussant: Christian Ambrosius

Barriers to Labor Migration for the Rural Poor: Experimental Evidence from a Vocational Training Program in Bangladesh

Discussant: Obeid Ur Rehman

Migration, Violence and the Boomerang of Deportation Policies

Christian Ambrosius
Discussant: ABU SHONCHOY

3:30pm-5:30pm Session 13: Behavioral

Moderator: Jacob Ricker-Gilbert

Improving SME tax compliance without increasing revenue? Evidence from a population-wide randomized controlled trial in Papua New Guinea

Christopher Hoy
Discussant: Deepak Saraswat

NGOs and the effectiveness of interventions

Faraz Usmani
Discussant: Christopher Hoy

Gender Composition of Children and Sanitation Behavior in India

Deepak Saraswat
Discussant: Faraz Usmani

3:30pm-5:30pm Session 14: Infrastructure

Moderator: Joseph Balagtas

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