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 of the workshop is available here. Timestamps for each presentation can be found in the description of the video.
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) Paper
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