This 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.
The recording for the workshop will be available soon.
14:00 Welcoming remarks - Francisco Buera (Washington University) and Ezra Oberfield (Princeton University)
14:45 Productivity, Investment and Wealth Dynamics under Financial Frictions: An Empirical Investigation of the Self-financing Channel - Alvaro Aguirre (Glovo), Matias Tapia (Banco Central de Chile) and Lucciano Villacorta (Banco Central de Chile) Paper & Slides
15:35 Economies of density and congestion in the sharing economy - Julieta Caunedo (Cornell University), Namrata Kala (MIT Sloan) and Haimeng Hester Zhang (Cornell University)
16:15 Do Small Firms Partially Insure Customers from Price Increases? Evidence from Retail Firms in Tanzania - Jess Rudder (University of Chicago)
17:05 Industry Linkages from Joint Production - Xiang Ding (Georgetown University)
17:45 Place-based Policies and Structural Change: Evidence from India's Special Economic Zone - Johannes Gallé (Ruhr-University Bochum), Daniel Overbeck (University of Mannheim), Nadine Riedel (University of Münster) and Tobias Seidel (University of Duisbury-Essen) Paper & Slides
18:25 Workshop ends