This workshop will focus 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.
14:00 Welcoming remarks - Francisco Buera (Washington University), Joseph Kaboski (Notre Dame & CEPR) & Ezra Oberfield (Princeton University)
14:05 Propagation and Insurance in Village Networks - Diego Vera-Cossio (Inter-America Development Bank), Cynthia Kinnan (Tufts University), Krislert Samphantharak (University of California, San Diego) Robert M Townsend (Massachusetts Institute of Technology & CEPR).
14:45 The Comparative Advantage of Firms - Johannes Boehm (Sciences Po), Swati Dhingra (Centre for Economic Performance & CEPR) & John Morrow (LSE & CEPR),
15:35 Regulating Conglomerates: Evidence from an Energy Conservation Program in China - Qiaoyi Chen (Fudan University), Zhao Chen (Fudan University), Zhikuo Liu (Fudan University), Juan Carlos Suarez Serrato (Duke University) & Daniel Xu (Duke University),
16:15 Responsible Sourcing? Theory and Evidence from Costa Rica - Alonso Alfaro-Ureña (Central Bank of Costa Rica), Benjamin Faber (Berkeley), Cecile Gaubert (Berkeley), Isabela Manelici (LSE), and Jose Vasquez (LSE)
17:05 Labor Market Power, Self-employment, and Development - Francesco Amodio (McGill University & CEPR), Pamela Medina (University of Southern California) & Monica Morlacco (University of Southern California)
17:45 Foreign Direct Investment, Roads, and Markups: the case of Ethiopia - Jose Asturias (U.S. Census Bureau), Marco Sanfilippo (University of Torino, Collegio Carlo Alberto) & Asha Sundaram (University of Auckland)
18:25 Closing Remarks
18:30 Workshop Close