Theme 1 Workshop 2020

STEG Theme workshop series 2020

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The STEG programme is structured around six themes. In August and September 2020, the six themes held online workshops. These workshops are a way of increasing the visibility of STEG within the research community and will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions.

The Theme 1 workshop focused on the roles of firms, frictions, spillovers, and industrial policy in structural transformation and economic growth, with a particular interest in understanding the challenges for the poorest countries. 


Thursday 3 September

15:00         Achieving Scale Collectively Tommaso Porzio (Columbia University) Recording    

15:55         Reallocation of Capital Across Space: The case of place based Industrial Policy in India  Tristan Reed (World Bank) Recording

17:15         Matching and Agglomeration: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Firm-to-Firm Trade Yuhei Miyauchi (Boston University) Recording

18:10         Concrete Thinking about Development Martina Kirchberger (Trinity College of Dublin) Recording

19:00         Breakout sessions

Friday 4 September

15:00        Cutting out the middleman: the structure of chains of intermediation Meredith Startz (Dartmouth College) Recording

15:55        Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China Martin Beraja (MIT) Recording

17:15         STEG Pathfinding Paper: Financial frictions, financial development, and macroeconomic development Joe Kaboski (CEPR & Notre Dame)

Respondents: Emily Breza (Harvard) and Juan Sanchez (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis) Recording

18:20         Open Discussion on Research Theme

19:00         Breakout sessions

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