Theme 5 Workshop 2020

STEG Theme workshop series 2021

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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 5 workshop focused on the political economy of policies that promote economic development. We are particularly interested in understanding the following questions: Why are growth-conductive policies or regulations adopted in some regions but not in others? What is the role of capture by interest groups and elites in determining these policy outcomes? What are the political economy implications of the increased collaboration between public and private sectors in several developing countries?


Friday 28 August

13:45  Welcoming remarks

14:00   The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats Adnan Khan (LSE) with Oriana Bandiera (CEPR & LSE) , Michael Best (CEPR & Columbia) and Andrea Prat (CEPR & Columbia) Recording

14:45  Political Uncertainty, Market Structure and The Forms of State Capture Nathan Canen (Houston) with Rafael Ch (NYU) and Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton)     Recording

15:00  Break 

16:00  Political Distortions and Structural Transformation Monica Martinez-Bravo (CEPR & CEMFI)  and  Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton) Recording

16:40  Panel Discussion with Daron Acemoglu (CEPR & MIT) and Rohini Pande (CEPR & Yale) chaired by Ernesto Dal Bó (UC Berkeley) Recording

Saturday 29 August

15:00   The Effects of Firms' Lobbying on Resource Misallocation Federico Huneeus (Yale) with In Song Kim (MIT) Recording

15:45  Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China Noam Yuchtman (LSE) with Martin Beraja (MIT) and  David Yang (Harvard) Recording

16:30  Break

17:00  Civil Service Reform and Bureaucratic Performance: Evidence from the Pendleton Act Diana Moreira (UC Davis) with Santiago Perez (UC Davis) Recording

17:50  Information Technology and Government Decentralization: Experimental Evidence from Paraguay Ernesto Dal Bó (UC Berkeley) with Federico Finan (UC Berkeley), Nicholas Y. Li (Toronto) and Laura Schechter (UW Madison) Recording

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