Papers and presentations - Public economics for development

Paper submissions for the conference listed based on the programme.

Presentations will be uploaded during and after the conference.

Wednesday 5 July

Keynote 1
Michael Keen Thinking about tax administration Presentation  
1.1 SOUTHMOD tax-benefit microsimulation special session
Jukka Pirttilä / Pia Rattenhuber Quantifying the impacts of expanding social protection on efficiency and equity: evidence from a behavioral microsimulation model for Ghana Presentation  
Gemma Wright / Vincent Leyaro Policy transparency in the public sector: the case of social benefits in Tanzania mainland Presentation  
Mauricio Cuesta Poverty and vulnerability to poverty in Ecuador: a microsimulation estimation Presentation Paper
Gemma Wright Exploring options for delivering and financing a universal child benefit in South Africa Presentation  
1.2 State capacity
Roel Dom Semi-autonomous revenue authorities in sub-Saharan Africa: silver bullet or white elephant Presentation Paper
Sanjay Jain Reforming the public sector: state capacity and special interests Presentation Paper
Anna Kochanova Does e-government improve government capacity? Evidence from tax compliance costs and public procurement competitiveness Presentation Paper
1.3 Social Protection I
Damian Clarke Growing together: the importance of a large early-life social inclusion program on neonatal health outcomes in Latin America Presentation Paper
Kelly Kilburn Short-term Impacts of an unconditional cash transfer program on child schooling: experimental evidence from Malawi Presentation Paper
Miguel Niño-Zarazúa Natural resources, electoral behaviour and social assistance in Latin America Presentation Paper
1.4 Local public sector and effectiveness
Min Hein Myanmar real estate holding tax: a modest proposal for municipal finance in Myanmar Presentation Paper
Maty Konte How do education resources respond to the quality of local governance? evidence from Africa Presentation Paper
Sam Jones Efficiency and equity in public service delivery in Mozambique: 1997-2014 Presentation  
2.1 Employment and labour income
Albrecht Bohne Learning dynamics in tax bunching at the kink: evidence from Ecuador Presentation Paper
Clemente Pignatti Do public employment services improve employment outcomes? Evidence from Colombia Presentation Paper
Dario Tortarolo The response of salaried workers to the personal income tax: evidence from a regression discontinuity design in Argentina Presentation Paper
2.2 Political economy
Biniam Bedasso Remittances and taxation in developing countries Presentation Paper
Roberto Ricciuti How do political institutions affect fiscal capacity? Explaining taxation in developing economies Presentation Paper
2.3 Social protection II
Noemi Pace Making the right livelihood choice: how do cash transfers help? Presentation Paper
Ervin Prifti Risk-related effects of cash transfers on modern inputs demand Presentation Paper
Alma Santillan The electoral impact of a conditional cash transfer: the case of Mexico’s Progresa-Oportunidades programme Presentation  
2.4 Local government and decentralization
Pablo Evia Increased decentralization, basic services, and nutrition: evidence from Bolivia Presentation Paper
Tewodaj Mogues Decentralization without representation (or mobility): implications for rural public service delivery    
Thursday 6 July

3.1 Using revenue authorities’ administrative data for research purposes – In collaboration with ICTD
Giulia Mascagni African revenue administrations and tax researchers    
Elizabeth Gavin / Jukka Pirttilä UNU-WIDER research programme on using administrative data: lessons learnt and the way forward Presentation / Presentation  
Ronald Waiswa Using revenue administrative data for research: practical experiences and research in the Ugandan context Presentation  
3.2 Labour market and household welfare impacts of cash transfer programmes
Silvio Daidone A dose-response function approach for labour supply and cash transfers: the case of Zambia Presentation Paper
María Gabriela Palacio Institutionalising segregation: conditional cash transfers and employment choices Presentation Paper
Guido Neidhöfer The long-lasting effects of a conditional cash transfer on children’s human capital Presentation Paper
Carla Canelas Schooling and labour market impacts of Bolivia’s Bono Juancito Pinto Presentation Paper
3.3 Nutritional and health outcomes
Temidayo Apata Can social assistance programmes stimulate fairness of access to Agricultural Inputs Acquisition and reduce poverty among small-scale farmers in Southwestern, Nigeria? Presentation Paper
Andrea Guariso Reducing child mortality in the last mile: a randomized social entrepreneurship intervention in Uganda Presentation Paper
Tara Kaul Household responses to food subsidies: evidence from India Presentation  
3.4 Inequality and wellbeing
Ira Neal Gang Inequality, good governance and endemic corruption Presentation  
Armand Mboutchouang Kountchou The impact of oil exploitation on wellbeing in Chad Presentation Paper
Carlos Gradín Occupational gender segregation in post-apartheid South Africa Presentation Paper
4.1 Taxation: The data and research agenda
Kyle McNabb Toward closer cohesion of international tax statistics: the ICTD-UNU-WIDER Government Revenue Dataset 2017 Presentation  
Tony Addison / Jörgen Levin Taxation and development Presentation  
4.2 Commitment to equity (Distributional Impact of Fiscal Policies in Africa) – In collaboration with the World Bank
Alejandro De La Fuente Impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty in Zambia Presentation Paper
Tomomi Tanaka Income tax policy, non-compliance, and its redistributive effects in Ghana Presentation Paper
Ryoko Sato The impacts of external funding for district governments on tax collection and public goods provision in Ghana Presentation Paper
Sandra Martinez The distributional impact of taxes and social spending in Senegal Presentation Paper
4.3 Taxation of firms
Xiaoguan Chen Taxation like predation: the case in China Presentaion Paper
Giulia Mascagni One size does not fit all: a field experiment on the drivers of tax compliance and delivery methods in Rwanda Presentation  
4.4 Experimental approaches
Karine Marazyan Income hiding and informal redistribution: a lab-in-the-field experiment in Senegal Presentation Paper
Karim Khan Moral hazard, monitoring and punishment: evidence from a field experiment Presentation Paper
Arne Wiig How do voters respond to information on self‐serving elite behaviour? Evidence from a randomized survey experiment in Tanzania Presentation Paper
5.1 Multinationals
Pamina Koenig The geography of NGO activism against multinational corporations Presentation Paper
Miroslav Palanský Estimating the scale of corporate profit shifting: tax revenue losses related to foreign direct investment Presentation Paper
Ludvig Wier Tax motivated transfer price manipulation in South Africa Presentation Paper
5.2 Informality and taxation
Pierre Nguimkeu An estimated model of informality and entrepreneurship Presentation Paper
Rudi Rocha de Castro Do lower taxes reduce informality? Evidence from Brazil Presentation Paper
Bassirou Sarr Value-added tax remittance responsibility, firm compliance, and production decisions Presentation Paper
5.3 Social protection III
Silvio Daidone Does ‘soft conditionality’ increase the impact of cash transfers on desired outcomes? Evidence from a randomized control trial in Lesotho Presentation Paper
Richard De Groot Overview of transfer project research in sub-Saharan Africa and highlights from ‘From Evidence to Action’ Presentation Paper
Caroline Tassot Can investments in social protection contribute to subjective wellbeing? A cross-country analysis Presentation Paper
5.4 Transfers
Marina Dodlova The politics of social fund allocation: evidence from Kenya Presentation  
Abel Fumey Intergovernmental fiscal transfers and tactical political maneuverings: evidence from Ghana’s district assemblies common fund Presentation Paper
Anubhab Gupta Heterogeneous spillovers from SCTs: evidence from Lesotho Presentation Paper
Keynote 2
John Page 'How to spend it': Financing Africa’s infrastructure gap Presentation