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Nov 5, 2020 | 8:00 am to Nov 6, 2020 | 1:00 pm

2020 Conference on Firms, Trade and Development

2020 Conference on Firms, Trade and Development

The International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Stanford King Center on Global Development will be hosting a two-day virtual conference on November 5 and 6 on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.” Please see Conference Agenda below.
The event will be organized by David Atkin (MIT), Dave Donaldson (MIT), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Pete Klenow (Stanford), Imran Rasul (UCL), Meredith Startz (Dartmouth), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), and Chris Woodruff (Oxford). 
Registration is required to join the Webinar for this online conference, and to be able to ask question. Or watch the livestream during the conference below.

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Conference Agenda
All times listed in Pacific Time, and subject to change.

Thursday, November 5
8:00 am - 9:00 am  •  Lucie Gadenne (University of Warwick)  •  Taxation and Supplier Networks: Evidence from India


9:00 am - 10:00 am  •  Ben Olken (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)  •  Tax Administration vs. Tax Rates: Evidence from Corporate Taxation in Indonesia


10:00 am - 10:30 am  •  Break


10:30 - 11:45 am  •  Panel Discussion: Doug Irwin (Dartmouth College), Beata Javorcik (EBRD and Oxford University), Dani Rodrik (Harvard University)  •  Industrial Policy in Developing Countries: Historical Perspectives and New Thinking


11:45 am - 12:45 am  •  Francisco Buera (Washington University in St. Louis)  •  Big Push in Distorted Economies

Friday, November 6
8:00 am - 9:00 am  •  Jing Cai (University of Maryland)  •  Direct and Indirect Effects of Financial Access on SMEs


9:00 am -10:00 am  •  Daniel Yi Xu (Duke University)  •  O-Ring Production Networks


10:00 am - 10:30 am  •  Break


10:30 am - 11:30 am  •  Felipe Brugues (Brown University)  •  Take the Goods and Run: Contracting Frictions and Market Power in the Ecuadorian Supply Chain


11:30 am - 12:30 pm  •  Martina Kirchberger (Trinity College Dublin)  •  Concrete Thinking about Development


Open to students and researchers working in these fields

Zoom registration required

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