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Apr 12, 2019 (All day)

Development and Political Economics Graduate Student Conference (DEVPEC)

Development and Political Economics Graduate Student Conference (DEVPEC)

This event aims to give PhD students from U.S. institutions a chance to present their research and learn about what other students are working on in applied micro topics related to development economics and political economy. Participants will also interact with each other as well as faculty members in an informal and relaxed environment. This will be a fantastic chance for students from the East Coast and the West Coast to create and strengthen professional relationships. This year’s conference will feature a keynote presentation by Marcella Alsan, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Stanford School of Medicine and Core Faculty Member at the Center for Health Policy / Primary Care and Outcomes Research.
Event Sponsor(s): 
Stanford Center on Global Poverty and Development
Berkeley Center for Economics and Politics
Conference
Location: 
Landau Economics Building, Lucas Room A  
Admission: 

By invitation only

Contact: 
I Lin Chen
(650) 724-5482
ilinchen@stanford.edu

April 12, 2019

9:00am to 9:30am
Breakfast and registration
9:30am to 10:20am
Session I
Political Opposition, Legislative Oversight, and the Performance of the Executive Branch

Presenter(s):

Alexander Poulsen

Discussant(s):

Giacomo Battiston

10:20am to 11:10am
Session I
Political Connections and Misallocation of Procurement Contracts: Evidence from Ecuador

Presenter(s):

Samuele Giambra 

 

Discussant(s):

Alexander Poulsen

11:10am to 11:20am
Break
11:20am to 12:10pm
Session II
Microenterprises and the Lure of Wage Work: Theory and Evidence from Mexican Export Manufacturing

Presenter(s):

Michael Koelle


Discussant(s):

Samuele Giambra

12:10pm to 1:00pm
Session II
The effects of subsidized assets for sale: Evidence from an affordable housing program in Mumbai

Presenter(s):

Tanu Kumar

Discussant(s):

Michael Koelle

1:00pm to 2:00pm
Lunch
2:00pm to 2:50pm
Session III
The Silenced Women: an Investigation on Reporting of Violence Against Women

Presenter(s):

Abhilasha Sahay


Discussant(s):

Tanu Kumar

2:50pm to 3:40pm
Session III
The Brides of Boko Haram: Economic Shocks, Marriage Practices, and Insurgency in Nigeria

Presenter(s):

Jonah Rexer

Discussant(s):

Abhilasha Sahay

3:40pm to 3:50pm
Break
3:50pm to 4:40pm
Session IV
Rescue on Stage: Border Enforcement and Public Attention in the Mediterranean

Presenter(s):

Giacomo Battiston

Discussant(s):

Jonah Rexer

4:40pm to 5:00pm
Break
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Keynote: The History of Racial Health Inequality in the United States

Presenter(s):

6:00pm to 8:00pm
Reception and dinner