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Dec 6, 2018 | 12:00 am to 11:55 pm

Conference on Firms, Trade and Development

Conference on Firms, Trade and Development

On December 6, the Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development and the International Growth Centre (IGC) hosted a one-day conference at Stanford on the theme of “Firms, Trade and Development.” The event was organized by Nick Bloom, Dave Donaldson, Pete Klenow, Andres Rodriguez-Clare, Eric Verhoogen, and Chris Woodruff.

Koret-Taube Conference Center
Alexandra Lisonek
(650) 723-3859

December 6, 2018

8:30am to 8:55am
Registration and breakfast
9:00am to 9:45am
A New Engel on Measuring Price Indices and Welfare


David Atkin (MIT)

Benjamin Faber (UC Berkeley)

Thibault Fally (UC Berkeley)

Marco Gonzalez-Navarro (UC Berkeley)

9:45am to 9:55am
Session break / Coffee & Tea
10:00am to 10:45am
Knowledge Exchange and Productivity Spill-overs in Bangladeshi Garment Factories


Andreas Menzel (CERGE-EI Prague)

10:45am to 10:55am
Session break / Coffee & Tea
11:00am to 11:45am
Financial Technology Adoption and Retailer Competition


Sean Higgins (UC Berkeley)

11:45am to 1:30pm
Lunch keynote
The Effects of Trade Policy: A Global Perspective


Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth)

1:30pm to 2:15pm
Financial Constraints and Propagation of Shocks in Production Networks


Banu Demir (Bilkent University)

Beata Javorcik (Oxford)

Tomasz Michalski (HEC Paris)

Evren Örs (HEC Paris)

2:15pm to 2:30pm
Session break / Coffee & Tea
2:30pm to 3:15pm
Eliminating Uncertainty in Market Access: The Impact of New Bridges in Rural Nicaragua


Wyatt Brooks (Notre Dame)

Kevin Donovan (Notre Dame)

3:15pm to 3:30pm
Session break / Coffee & Tea
3:30pm to 4:15pm
I've Been Waiting on the Railroad: The Effects of Congestion on Firm Production


John Firth (Notre Dame)

4:15pm to 4:30pm
Session break / Coffee & Tea
4:30pm to 5:15pm
The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages


Alonso Alfaro-Ureña (Banco Central de Costa Rica)

Isabela Manelici (UC Berkeley)

Jose Vasquez (UC Berkeley)

6:00pm to 7:55pm
Faculty and Presenter Dinner