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Dec 6, 2018 (All day)

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 9:00am
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 10:00am
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 11:00am
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 8:00pm
Faculty and Presenter Dinner