The Theme 1 online workshop took place on the 3rd and 4th September 2020. The recordings of the presented papers can be found below: 

Tommaso Porzio (Columbia University) presents the paper Achieving Scale Collectively. The paper was written with Vittorio Bassi (University of Southern California), Raffaela Muoio (BRAC Uganda), Ritwika Sen (Northwestern University) and Esau Tugume (BRAC Uganda).

Tristan Reed (World Bank) presents the paper Reallocation of Capital Across Space: The case of place based Industrial Policy in India.  Yuhei Miyauchi (Boston University) presents the paper  Matching and Agglomeration: Theory and Evidence from Japanese Firm-to-Firm Trade.

Martina Kirchberger (Trinity College of Dublin) presents the paper Concrete Thinking about Development. The paper was written with Keelan Beirne (Trinity College of Dublin).


Meredith Startz (Dartmouth College) presents the paper Cutting out the middleman: the structure of chains of intermediation. The paper was written with Matthew Grant (Dartmouth College).

Martin Beraja (MIT) presents the paper Data-intensive Innovation and the State: Evidence from AI Firms in China. The paper was written with David Yang (Harvard) and Noam Yuchtman (LSE).


Joe Kaboski (CEPR & Notre Dame) presents the STEG pathfinding paper:  Financial frictions, financial development, and macroeconomic development. 

Respondents were: Emily Breza (Harvard) and Juan Sanchez (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)