Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Christopher Blattman, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Fiona Burlig, University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy
Development Day brought together the growing community of development economists at institutions in the Midwest for a series of talks on ongoing research. The agenda included presentations by seven Midwest universities, as well as a session for job market candidates to give a brief (three-minute) presentation on their research agenda.
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago
9:45 – 10:25 a.m.
Trading with the Enemy: The Impact of Conflict on Trade Transactions in Non-Conflict Areas
Alexey Makarin, Northwestern University
10:25 – 10:40 a.m. Break
10:40 – 11:00 a.m.
Job Market Presentations
The Effects of Permanent and Temporary Foreign Aid on Fiscal Decisions: Empirical Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa
Loujaina Abdelwahed, University of Illinois at Chicago
How does relative performance feedback affect beliefs and academic decisions? Evidence from a field experiment
Catalina Franco, University of Michigan
Misallocation or Misreporting?: Evidence from a Value Added Tax in India
Tejaswi Velayudhan, University of Michigan
11:00 – 11:40 a.m.
Michigan State University
Green Revolution and Infant Mortality: Evidence from 600,000 Births
Prabhat Barnwal, Michigan State University
Subways and Road Congestion
Ben Zou, Michigan State University
11:40 – 11:55 a.m. Break
11:55 a.m. – 12:35 p.m.
University of Notre Dame
Regulation by reputation? Quality revelation of labor intermediaries in International Migration
Nilesh Fernando, University of Notre Dame
12:35 – 1:55 p.m. Lunch
1:55 – 2:35 p.m.
University of Illinois at Chicago
Improving Job Matching Among Youth
Benjamin Feigenberg, University of Illinois at Chicago
2:35 - 2:50 p.m. Break
2:50 – 3:30 p.m.
University of Chicago
Incentivizing behavioral change: The role of time preferences
Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago
Psychological Operations and Civilian Collaboration During War
Austin Wright, University of Chicago
3:30 – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 – 4:25 p.m.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Long-term and Intergenerational Effects of Education: Evidence from School Construction in Indonesia
Richard Akresh, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Daniel Halim, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marieke Kleemans, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Effect of Political Quotas on Candidate Attributes and the Provision of Public Good
Chitra Jogani, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
4:25 – 4:40 p.m. Break
4:40 – 5:20 p.m.
University of Michigan
Having It At Hand: How Small Search Frictions Impact Bureaucratic Efficiency
Yusuf Neggers, University of Michigan
The Price of Power: Costs of Political Corruption in Indian Electricity
Meera Mahadevan, University of Michigan
5:20 – 5:30 p.m.
Fiona Burlig, University of Chicago
5:30 p.m. Conference adjourns
Saieh Hall for Economics, Room 112