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    International Workshop on Development Economics “Challenges and opportunities for policy making and growth in Africa”: 21-22 March 2019

    21-22 March 2019
    University of Milano Bicocca
    Sala Rodolfi, U-6 4th floor


    Thursday 21 March

    9:30 – 9:45 Welcoming remarks

    9:45 – 10:55 Keynote address: Markus Goldstein (the World Bank)
    Property Rights, Growth and Welfare in Africa

    10:55 – 11:20 Coffee break

    Session 1: Labor Markets and Entrepreneurship

    11:20 – 12:10 Peer Networks and Entrepreneurship: a Pan-African RCT
    *Diego Ubfal (Bocconi University), joint with Fernando Vega Redondo (Bocconi University), Cristiana Benedetti-Fasil (European Commission), Charles Brummit (Harvard University), Gaia Rubera (Bocconi University) and Paolo Pin (Bocconi University)

    12:10 – 13:00 Anonymity or Distance? Experimental Evidence on Obstacles to Youth Employment Opportunities
    *Stefano Caria (University of Bristol), joint with Girum Abebe (Ethiopian Development Research Institute), Simon Franklin (LSE), Simon Quinn (University of Oxford), Marcel Fafchamps (Stanford University), Paolo Falco (OECD), and Forhad Shilpi (the World Bank)

    13:00 – 14:00 Buffet lunch

    Session 2: Health and Fertility

    14:00 – 14:50 Non-financial Incentives of Community Health Workers in Guinea-Bissau
    *Teresa Molina (Nova SBE & NOVAFRICA), joint with Mattia Fracchia (Nova SBE) and Pedro Vicente (Nova SBE & NOVAFRICA)

    14:50 – 15:40 Maternal Mortality Risk and the Gender Gap in Desired Fertility
    *Roberta Ziparo (Aix-Marseille School of Economics), joint with Nava Ashraf (London School of Economics), Erica Field (Duke University) and Alessandra Voena (University of Chicago)

    15:40 – 16:10 Coffee break

    Session 3: Field and Lab Experiments in Agriculture

    16:10 – 17:00 Agricultural Transformation and Farmers’ Expectations: Randomized Experimental Evidence from Uganda
    *Jacopo Bonan (Politecnico di Milano and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano), joint with Harounan Kazianga (Oklahoma State University) and Mariapia Mendola (Università Milano Bicocca and Centro Studi Luca d’Agliano)

    17:00 – 17:50 Cheap Talk and Coordination in the Lab and in the Field: Collective Commercialization in Senegal
    *Tanguy Bernard (University of Bordeaux, GREThA), joint with Fo Kodjo Dzinyefa Aagah (University of Maryland) and Angelino Viceisza (Spelman College)

    20:00 Social dinner

    Friday 22 March

    9:30 – 10:40 Keynote address: Tessa Bold (IIES- Stockholm University)
    The Lost Human Capital: Low Education Quality and What to Do About It

    10:40 – 11:10 Coffee break

    Session 1: Human capital investment

    11:10 – 12:00 Present-bias
    *Guilherme Lichand (University of Zurich), joint with Juliette Thibaud (University of Zurich)

    12:00 – 12:50 Liquidity and the Demand for Education: Evidence from Tanzania
    *Selim Gulesci (Bocconi University), joint with Konrad Burchardi (IIES – Stockholm University) and Jon de Quidt (IIES – Stockholm University)

    12.50 – 14:00 Buffet lunch and wrap up

    * Indicates the presenter. Each presenter has 50 minutes, including questions from the floor.

    Organising board:
    Mariapia Mendola (Università Milano Bicocca), Jacopo Bonan (Politecnico di Milano), Francesco Campo (Università Milano Bicocca), Harounan Kazianga (Oklahoma State University)

    Econometric Models of Climate Change Conference: 29-30 August 2019

    The Center for European Studies (CefES) and the Department of Economics, Management and Statistics (DEMS) at the University of Milan-Bicocca, together with CREATES at Aarhus University, the Department of Economics and Finance (DEF) at the University of Rome-Tor Vergata, Climate Econometrics at the University of Oxford and the Department of Economics at the University of Victoria, are hosting the 4th Conference on “Econometric Models of Climate Change” at the University of Milan-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) on 29-30 August 2019.

    Official site

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