Theme 3 & 4 workshop

STEG Theme workshop series

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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 3 & 4 workshop focused on how globalisation shapes the structural transformation process in developing countries. In the first industrialised countries, technical improvements in agriculture favoured this process by releasing labour, increasing demand and generating savings to finance industrial projects. 


Monday 14 September

14:00  Welcoming Remarks          

14:05  Selection and Absolute Advantage in Farming and Entrepreneurship  Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (McGill), Francesco Amodio (CEPR & McGill) and Markus Poschke (McGill). Moderator: Mike Waugh (NYU Stern & Minneapolis FED) Recording 

14:45   Can big push infrastructure unlock development? Evidence from Ethiopia  Niclas Moneke (Oxford). Moderator: Manuel Garcia Santana (UPF) Recording 

15:25  Break   

15:40   Scaling up Agricultural Policy Interventions  Lauren Bergquist (Michigan), Benjamin Faber (UC Berkeley), Thibault Fally (UC Berkeley), Matthias Hoelzlein (UC Berkeley), Edward Miguel (UC Berkeley) and Andrés Rodríguez-Clare (UC Berkeley). Moderator: Wyatt Brooks (ASU) Recording

16:20   Land Rental Markets: Experimental Evidence from Kenya Michelle Acampora (Zurich), Lorenzo Casaburi (Zurich), and Jack Willis (Columbia). Moderator: Tasso Adamopoulos (York) Recording

17:00  Break

18:00  Panel Discussion  of  policy questions and  research agenda  Lori Beaman (Northwesten) , Margaret McMillan (Tufts), Richard Rogerson (Princeton) and Chris Udry (Northwestern). Recording

Tuesday 15 September

14:00  The Rise of Agribusiness and the Distributional Consequences of Policies on Intermediate Trade  Swati Dhingra (CEPR & LSE) and Silvana Tenreyro (CEPR & LSE) Recording

14:40  Industrialization without Innovation Jacopo Ponticelli (CEPR & Northwestern),  Paula Bustos (CEPR & CEMFI),  Joan Monras (CEPR & UPF), and  Juan Manuel Castro Vincenzi (Princeton) Recording

15:20  Break

15:40  In Harm's Way: Infrastructure Investments and the Persistence of Coastal Cities Clare Balboni (MIT) Recording

16:20  Spatial Structural Change Michael Peters (CEPR & Yale) and Fabian Eckert (Yale) Recording

17:00  Break

18:00   Panel Discussion  of  policy questions and  research agenda with  Robin Burgess (CEPR & LSE), Nina Pavcnik (CEPR & Dartmouth), Eric Verhoogen (Columbia), Fabrizio Zilibotti (CEPR & Yale) Recording


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