Workshop

STEG Thematic Workshop on Agriculture, Sectoral and Spatial Frictions, and Trade (Themes 3 and 4)

STEG Theme workshop series 2021

at 14:00 BST, London

After the success of last year, each of the six STEG Themes will host online workshops in September 2021. These workshops will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions.

This joint workshop with Theme 3 & Theme 4 focused on how market integration – both internal and global -- shapes the structural transformation process in developing countries.

If you missed the workshop you can watch the recording from day one here and day two here

Programme: 

Day 1 - Thursday 16 September 

14:00   Welcoming remarks

Capital and development chaired by Laura Alfaro (CEPR & Harvard)

14:05   Structural Change, Inequality, and Capital Flows - Florian Trouvain (University of Michigan)

14:45   Forgone Investment: Civil Conflict and Agricultural Credit in Colombia - Luis Martinez (University of Chicago) & Nicolás de Roux (Universidad de Los Andes) Presentation Slides

15:25   Break  

Firms: domestic, export and input markets chaired by Stefania Garetto (BU)

15:35   Spatial Production Networks Costas Arkolakis (Yale), Federico Huneeus (Yale University, Central Bank of Chile) & Yuhei Miyauchi (Boston University) Presentation Slides

16:15   FDI Inflows and Domestic Firms: Adjustments to New Export Opportunities - Brian McCaig (Wilfrid Laurier University), Nina Pavcnik (Dartmouth, BREAD, CEPR, IZA, NBER) Woan Foong Wong (University of Oregan)

16:55   Break 

Agricultural Productivity and Structural Change chaired by Meredith Startz (Dartmouth)

17:05   The Long-run Development Impacts of Agricultural Productivity Gains: Evidence from Irrigation Canals in India - Sam Asher (University of Oxford, Johns Hopkins University), Alison Campion (Development Data Lab) Douglas Gollin (University of Oxford, CEPR) & Paul Novosad (Dartmouth College) Presentation Slides 

17:45   Uneven Product Diversification and Declining Expenditure Shares on Agricultural Products - Guzman Ourens (Tilburg University) Presentation Slides 

18:25   Closing Remarks

18:30   Workshop Close


Day 2 - Friday 17 September 

14:00   Welcoming remarks

Agriculture and Trade chaired by Cecilia Fieler (Yale)

14:05   The Distributional Consequences of Trade: Evidence from the Repeal of Corn Laws- Stephan Heblich (University of Toronto), Stephen Redding (Princeton University & CEPR), Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol) Presentation Slides

14:45   Trade, Technology, and Agricultural Productivity - Farid Farrokhi (Purdue Krannert School of Management) & Heitor Pellegrina (NYU Abu Dhabi)

15:25   Break  

Information Technology chaired by Paul Gaggl (UNC Charlotte)

15:35   Access to Information, Technology Adoption and Productivity: Large-Scale Evidence from Agriculture in India - Aproov Gupta (Dartmouth), Jacopo Ponticelli (Northwestern University & CEPR) & Andrea Tesei (Queen Mary University London & CEPR)

16:15   The IT Boom and Other Unintended Consequences of Chasing the American Dream - Gaurav Khanna (University of California, San Diego) & Nicolas Morales (Richmond Fed) Presentation Slides

16:55   Break 

Spatial frictions, migration and trade chaired by Melanie Morten (CEPR & Stanford)

17:05   Migration, Trade, and Structural Change - Tomas Budi-Ors (CEMFI) & Josep Pijoan-Mas (CEMFI & CEPR)

17:45   Perpetual Motion: Human Mobility and Spatial Frictions in Three African Countries - Paul Blanchard (Trinity College Dublin), Douglas Gollin (University of Oxford, CEPR) & Martina Kirchberger (Trinity College Dublin)

18:25   Closing Remarks

18:30   Workshop Close

If you missed the workshop you can watch the recording from day one here and day two here

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