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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 hosted 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 was 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). 
Zoom registration was open to students and researchers working in the field, and a livestream was available on this page during the conference.

Watch the recording of each session on this YouTube playlist.

Conference Agenda
All times listed in Pacific Time.


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 am - 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 Economics

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. LiveStream available on this page.

Leslie Murray