Programme
Programme - NCDE2018

Programme for the 2018 Nordic conference on development economics. Last updated 7 June 2018.

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Monday 11 June
TIME ROOM 1 ROOM 2 ROOM 3 ROOM 4
08:15-09:00 Registration | Entrance hall, 1st floor
09:00-10:30 Opening, welcome and keynote 1
Chair: Finn Tarp

Opening and welcome: Finn Tarp, Director, UNU-WIDER
Keynote 1: Bretton Woods and World Bank at seventy-five by Ravi Kanbur
10:30-11:00 Coffee | Nokia hall lounge, 2nd floor
11:00-12:30 Parallel 1.1
Gender
Chair: Edgar Salgado

Luke Chicoine, Bates College
Free primary education, fertility, and women's access to the labor market: evidence from Ethiopia

Sarah Deschênes, Paris School of Economics
Assessing the effects of education on women’s wellbeing in Western Africa: evidence from a new method

Edgar Salgado, University of Sussex
Female genital cutting and education: theory and causal evidence from Senegal
Parallel 1.2
Aid interventions
Chair: Melinda Vigh

Javier Abellán Sánchez, Complutense University of Madrid
The impact of foreign aid on access to water and sanitation: a perspective from the demand

Ines Afonso Roque Ferreira, University of East Anglia
Handle with care: Is foreign aid less effective in fragile states?

Melinda Vigh, Vrije University Amsterdam
The complementarity of community-based water and sanitation interventions: evidence from Mozambique
Parallel 1.3
Schooling I
Chair: Caroline Schimanski

Kasper Brandt, University of Copenhagen
An improved value-added model: private versus public schools

Caroline Schimanski, UNU-WIDER
Race based educational, occupational and industry segregation and wages gaps in Trinidad and Tobago

Parallel 1.4
Political economy
Chair: Jahen Rezki

Miguel Niño-Zarazúa, UNU-WIDER
Campaign externalities, programmatic spending, and voting preferences in rural Mexico: The case of Progresa-Oportunidades-Prospera programme

Juan Sebastian Morales, Collegio Carlo Alberto
Jam-barrel politics: road building and legislative voting in Colombia

Jahen Rezki, University of York
Call your leader: Does the mobile phone affect policymaking?
12:30-13:30 Lunch | Nokia hall lounge, 2nd floor
13:30-15:00 Parallel 2.1
Poverty and Inequality
Chair: Maria Jouste

Carlos Gradín, UNU-WIDER
Quantifying the contribution of a subpopulation to inequality: an application to Mozambique

Maria Jouste, University of Turku
A role for universal pension? Simulating universal pensions in Ecuador, Ghana, Tanzania and South Africa
Parallel 2.2
Environmental economics
Chair: Peter Fisker

Fenella Carpena, Oslo Business School
The adverse effects of electrification: evidence from India

Souvik Datta, University of Glasgow
Centimeters and kilograms lost to smoke: household air pollution, stunting and wasting in Indian children

Peter Fisker, University of Copenhagen
Predicted greenness: refining the econometrics of global drought measurement
Parallel 2.3
Health I
Chair: Willa Friedman

Britta Augsburg, Institute for Fiscal Studies
Are households credit constrained for sanitation? Experimental evidence from India

Susmita Baulia, University of Turku
Household shocks and preventive healthcare for children: evidence from Ugandan panel survey

Willa Friedman, University of Houston
What can we learn from babies born during health-worker strikes?
Parallel 2.4
Preferences
Chair: Joseph Vecci

Stein Holden, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
Gender differences in risk tolerance, trust and trustworthiness: Are they related?

Smriti Sharma, UNU-WIDER
Social identity, behavior, and personality: evidence from India

Joseph Vecci, University of Gothenburg
Stability of preferences and personality: new evidence from developing and developed countries
15:00-15:30 Coffee | Nokia hall lounge, 2nd fl oor
15:30-17:30 Parallel 3.1
Firms
Chair: Milenko Fadic

Sameer Ahmad Azizi, Roskilde University
Mapping the technological capabilities of Kenyan-owned floriculture firms

Hanna Berkel, University of Copenhagen
The costs and benefits of formalization for Mozambican enterprises

Rute Martins Caeiro, Nova School of Business and Economics
Agricultural innovations and social networks in Guinea-Bissau

Milenko Fadic, OECD
The effects of demand shocks on the growth of small firms
Parallel 3.2
Global economy
Chair: Lindsay Whitfield

Janne Niemi, VATT Institute for Economic Research
Trade liberalisation, institutions and persistent habits – a CGE model analysis for developing countries

Mika Nieminen, University of Jyväskylä
Patterns of international capital flows and their implications for developing countries

Stefan Pahl, University of Groningen
Do global value chains enhance economic upgrading? A long view

Lindsay Whitfield, Roskilde University
Conceptualizing and measuring technological capabilities within global value chains: African owned firms in floriculture and apparel export sectors
Parallel 3.3
Mobility
Chair: Jakob Schwab

Kashi Kafle, International Fund for Agricultural Development
Does relative deprivation induce migration? Evidence from Sub-Saharan Africa

Tharcisio Leone, Free University of Berlin
The Geography of intergenerational mobility: evidence of educational persistence in Brazil

Tseday Mekasha, Copenhagen University
Land Tenure Security and Internal Migration in Tanzania

Jakob Schwab, German Development Institute
Accounting for Intergenerational social mobility in low and middle-income countries: evidence from the poorest in Ethiopia, Peru, and Viet Nam
Parallel 3.4
Discrimination
Chair: Jordan Loper

Subha Mani, Fordham University
Discrimination at the extensive and intensive margin

Andy McKay, University of Sussex
Gender gaps in work outcomes after 19 years: analysis based on the Kagera Panel 1991-2010

Jordan Loper, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Traditional norms, access to divorce and women’s empowerment: evidence from Indonesia
19:00 Conference dinner | UNU-WIDER, Katajanokanlaituri 6 B, Helsinki
Tuesday 12 June
TIME ROOM 1 ROOM 2 ROOM 3 ROOM 4
09:00-09:15 Registration | Entrance hall, 1st floor
09:15-10:30 Keynote 2: Women legislators by Sonia Bhalotra
Chair: Pertti Haaparanta
10:30-11:00 Coffee | Nokia hall lounge, 2nd floor
11:00-12:30 Parallel 4.1
Conflicts
Chair: Helge Zille

Michael Mbate, London School of Economics and Political Science
The distortionary effects of partisanship on Political Corruption and Accountability: Evidence from Kenya

Anna Minasyan, University of Groningen
The role of conflict in sex discrimination: the case of missing girls

Helge Zille, UNU-WIDER
How does conflict affect trade? Measuring the effect of interstate violent conflict on third-country trade in a triadic country setting
Parallel 4.2
Poverty and labour markets
Chair: Tillmann von Carnap

Julius Ohrnberger, University of Manchester Heterogeneous effects of poverty alleviation programs on mental health: a case study of Malawi

Jukka Pirttilä, University of Tampere
The elasticity of formal work in African countries

Tillmann von Carnap, University of Stockholm
Urban proximity as a determinant of rural self-employment profitability: Evidence from Ethiopia and Tanzania
Parallel 4.3
Food security
Chair: Robert Rudolf

Yaya Saidou Jallow, University of Leicester
Does a mother’s exposure to drought in utero increase the resistance of her offspring to in utero shocks?

Robert Rudolf, Korea University
The Impact of food price shocks on food security: panel evidence from Tanzania
Parallel 4.4
UNICEF Invited session
Chair: Vincenzo Salvucci

Daniela Gregr, Unicef Mozambique
Linking child poverty and vulnerability mapping for risk-informed development programming in Mauritania

Vincenzo Salvucci, Unicef Mozambique
Multidimensional poverty of children in Mozambique
12:30-13:30 Lunch | Nokia hall lounge, 2nd floor
13:30-15:00 Parallel 5.1
Social protection
Chair: Ervin Prifti

Kyle McNabb, UNU-WIDER
Assessing social protection in Zambia: a tax-benefit microsimulation approach

Milla Nyyssölä, Aalto University
The Impact of conditional cash transfers on vulnerability to extreme poverty: evidence from Progresa

Ervin Prifti, FAO
Causal pathways of the productive impacts of cash transfers: experimental evidence from Lesotho
Parallel 5.2
Gender and affirmative action
Chair: Jordan Loper

Saher Asad, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Mystery of the evil digits: impact of reliable communication network on women’s economic participation in Pakistan

Arpita Bhattacharjee, University of Leeds
Cast into Castes? Targeting caste-based inequalities with affirmative action

Jordan Loper, Aix-Marseille School of Economics
Traditional norms, access to divorce and women's empowerment: evidence from Indonesia
Parallel 5.3
Schooling II
Chair: Virgi Sari

Esther Delesalle, University of Cergy-Pontoise
Good or bad timing? The pro-cyclical and counter-cyclical effects of shocks on education investment and on schooling performance

Pertti Haaparanta, Aalto University
Promoting Education under distortionary taxation: A comparison between equality of opportunity and welfarism

Virgi Sari, University of Manchester
Education assistance and quality in Indonesia: the role of decentralization
Parallel 5.4
Donors
Chair: Felipe Starosta de Waldemar

Canh Thien Dang, University of Nottingham
What motivates NGOs to diversify? Risk reduction or private gain?

Pascal Jaupart, University of Oxford
Aid & oil: measuring the impact of natural resources on Chinese official finance inflows using giant oil and gas discoveries

Felipe Starosta de Waldemar, University of Paris 11 Paris South
Donor national interests or recipient needs? Evidence from EU multinational tender procedures on foreign aid
15:00-15:30 Coffee | Nokia hall lounge, 2nd fl oor
15:30-17:00 Parallel 6.1
Health II
Chair: Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi

Carla Canelas, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
HIV/AIDS vulnerability and labour migration in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal

Laura Rodriguez Takeuchi, University of Manchester
Terrorist violence and newborn health. Estimates for Colombia
Parallel 6.2
Employment and enterprises
Chair: Helke Seitz

Sandra Kristine Halvorsen, Chr. Michelsen Institute
The short-term impacts of factory employment on the fertility choices of married women: evidence from Ethiopia using a randomized controlled trial

Ayu Pratiwi, Turku University of Applied Sciences
Does training location matter? Evidence from a randomized field experiment in Rural Indonesia

Helke Seitz, German Institute for Economic Research
Constraints to capital accumulation: evidence based on micro and small enterprises
Parallel 6.3
Human capital
Chair: Sofia Trommlerova

Saurabh Singhal, UNU-WIDER
The Long-term effects of delayed school-going age: evidence from Indonesia

Neda Trifkovic, University of Copenhagen
Entrepreneurship and human capital development in children

Sofia Trommlerova, International Institute of Social Studies
The effect of compulsory schooling expansion on mothers’ attitudes towards domestic violence in Turkey
Parallel 6.4
Politics
Chair: Lim Jia De Gedeon

Subhasish Dey, University of York
Do political parties practise partisan alignment in social welfare spending? Evidence from village council elections in India

Souvik Dutta, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Political economy of third party interventions

Lim Jia De Gedeon, Boston University
Village strongmen and state capacity: the persistence of Indonesia’s tanah bengkok