Theme 1 Workshop 2022

STEG Theme Workshop Series 2022

at 14:00 BST, London

Each of the six STEG Themes will host online workshops in September 2022. These workshops will play a role in helping to share knowledge of the current research frontier and in identifying open research questions.

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)

14:05     Indirect Effects of Access to Finance - Jing Cai (University of Maryland) and Adam Szeidl (Central European University)  Paper & Slides

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

15:25      Break

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)

16:55      Break

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

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